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LoRusso's Cucina

3121 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63139-2412
+1 314-647-6222
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3121 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63139-2412
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been patronizing Lorusso's for nearly 25 years. Reliably good, the venue brings back happy memories of us falling in love. The hostess/manager/owner (?) greeted us warmly, dismissing my concern that we were running a few minutes late. We started with...More

Thank Wendy S
cucinaman, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wendy thanks for your kind words - your impression of the experience is truly what people want to know. Although subjective, its genuine and from the heart. These types of reviews are so important for my employees to see as well, knowing their effort is...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

This place really needs a lot of work. For some reason the front desk is always left unattended and it happen again last night. Our waitress was sweet but needs training. She began to take our order but then realized she forgot something with another...More

Thank farrah40
loveItalianFood, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write down your impressions of our restaurant. Although your experience was not to your liking, your comments are still as valuable to us as a 5 star rating would be. We shall address the points you made and...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We joined friends and enjoyed a delicious meal here. Although the restaurant was busy, the noise level was acceptable. So often these days that is not true. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menus and very attentive without hovering. I got the impression there...More

1  Thank Yorkrockdale
loveItalianFood, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for joining us for dinner and taking the time to jot down your thoughts about your experience. We truly appreciate the kind words and do hope that you can join us again. LoRusso's is heading for our 32nd year in business and we...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

The service and the food was fabulous. We took a cab to the restaurant. We did not have a reservation, but they found a table for us. The owners were friendly and chatted with us, which made the experience wonderful. The food was great! My...More

Thank Bonnie B
loveItalianFood, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for the glowing review. We would love for you to return when you are in Saint Louis. We know that our customers have many good dining options to choose from, so we continue to try and raise the bar in our business. There...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Great eggplant lasagna and chicken marsala. Patrick, our server, was outstanding. A great time. Even got Rich out of the kitchen for a quick visit.

Thank kblgroup2004
loveItalianFood, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thanks for posting your comments about your evening at the Cucina. We truly depend on customers' reviews to help spread the good word in this electronic age. Please join us again in the future. Happy dining!

Reviewed 23 August 2017

We met up with friends we had not seen for at least 10 years. This was the perfect place for just that. The ambiance allowed us the chance to talk to each other in a quiet atmosphere to enjoy sharing past stories and finding out...More

Thank Teri K
loveItalianFood, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We hope we can meet and exceed your expectations for many years to come. Grazie!

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We have an out of town visitor and wanted her to experience great Italian food. LoRusso's certainly delivered. The atmosphere was inviting, the service outstanding and everyone had a delicious meal. The Cioppino was the best I ever have had: full of fish and flavor....More

Thank MK F
loveItalianFood, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

I'm happy you enjoyed your dinner at the Cucina...you are so kind to take time out of your day to post this review. We know there are many dining options out there so we will continue to strive for the best in food & service....More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Everytime that I travel to St. Louis I must see Rich and Terri LoRusso. Their restaurant is like a home coming for me every time I go. The appetizers are just amazing. All of the entree's are amazing. I can not choose just one but,...More

Thank Sigholtz
loveItalianFood, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words! We love what we do and hopefully it shows. Social media has changed the playing field in regards to reviews. When we opened in 1986, Joe Pollock was the food critic for the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Now, everyone...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We were visiting St. Louis and found LoRusso's. Great food and hospitality. We loved the pasta, chicken Teresa, and the toasted ravioli. Tiramisu was terrific.

Thank Ron W
loveItalianFood, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you for the compliments! Visit us anytime you are passing through Saint Louis, and tell your family & friends that we look forward to serving them too. Bon Appetito!

Reviewed 29 June 2017

We visited LoRusso's Cucina with friends on a busy Friday evening. The table seatings are such that easy conversation is possible. Great food and wonderful service marked the evening. We sampled the cannelloni and veal piccata. Both were very well prepared and just melted in...More

Thank JimSTL1021
loveItalianFood, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

After 31 years of serving up Italian food to St. Louis, we are still aiming for the highest quality experience for our patrons. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to review our restaurant...it is greatly appreciated and helps us get the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3121 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63139-2412
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Lindenwood Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lindenwood Park
  • Phone Number: +1 314-647-6222
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