LoRusso's Cucina on The Hill

4.7
163 reviews
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Italian
LoRusso's Cucina in Saint Louis, MO has been serving the area with fantastic Italian food for decades. The eatery can host large groups and provide catering. It also offers up some fantastic options on the menu for adults and kids alike.

LoRusso's Cucina has some great appetizers. You can try the toasted beef ravioli, meatballs, fried spinach and the wild mushroom trio. Some of the other options on the menu include the fettuccine pollo asiago, capellini fantasia, tortellini, short rib ragu and the eggplant lasagna. Grilled options at LoRusso's Cucina include filet gorgonzola, the cowboy rib eye and the veal parmesan.
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DW
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent and they take great care of you.

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St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding meal. Never disappointed with anything. Tuna carpaccio is wonderful as are the arancini. Every entree was tasty, delicious and great.

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St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice server with great food and attention to detail. We love LoRusso's, you will too.

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St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

It would have been a perfect experience, except, when the hostess walked us to our table, it seemed that the table she wanted us to have hadn't been cleaned yet. We stood at another table that was ready for several minutes while she walked back and forth looking exasperated. She finally sat us at that table. Our server was delightful, food was wonderful, very reasonable. Cocktails were delicious. We will be back!

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I brought my sisters and our spouses for the first time. Great Meal. It will be my Sister from KC's new go to place for sure when visiting St Louis.

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TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top dining experiences in St Louis. Chef Rich LoRusso is one of the best of St Louis. Food is always incredibly delicious and the service is second to none.

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m
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This was the second time we have had great service and below average food. The chicken special came out cold, I sent it back, and it came out only lukewarm. The chicken was just barely cooked--and 95% was left on my plate when we were done. They did offer dessert, or another dish, by that time my husband had finished eating, so I declined. They charged us for my meal--unacceptable. Sad, as we had really enjoyed LoRusso's in the past--but there are many other Italian restaurants in the area--we most likely will not be back for quite a while.

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j
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food at good fair prices as well as wonderful service

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BH
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite haunt; classic Italian but not afraid to try new ideas.

Bravo,

Bob Hamilton
KMOX News, Retired

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OT
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good. No complaints. I would go back.

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G
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Not your run-of-the-mill Italian. It's nice that they add twists to dishes. Love the mushroom appetizer with smoked gouda crostini. The veal Milanese was perfect topped with mushrooms and garlic butter. Service was very good (Andrew) even though it was a very busy night. Overall: excellent!

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SH
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rat pack review was there and they were amazing! Food and service were amazing! Loved it

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St. Louis
56 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We dine here often but L❤️VE that they do special nights, this one with a "rat pack" entertainment group....makes going out to dinner so much more!! The food, from apps & salad to main courses ( we're always so stuffed we never have room for dessert🙁) Is always good...no matter your choice!

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our family has been going to Lo Russo’s for 30 years and the food and family atmosphere has never changed. Delicious food and friendly staff and family.

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PG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as usual. The atmosphere is very nice with plenty of room in between tables. Wait staff is attentive w/o hovering. Truly enjoyed our dinner outing.

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SG
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had written on open table we came to LoRusso for a birthday. The hostess said She noticed we there to celebrate a birthday. Our waiter never said anything. My husband order veal Milanese. He said there was more breading than veal. Kind of disappointing. Everyone else enjoyed their meal.

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FC
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had flash fried spinach, veal piccata and creme brûlée...all excellent!

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G
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dine at LoRusso's 5-6 times per year and always have great food. Been coming ever since they opened.

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D
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We’ve been here many times and we’ll be back. This was not our best meal. Usually LOVE flash fried spinach but it arrived not as crispy as usual and almost soggy in middle. Pasta with short rib ragu was very good. Definitely a winner. Lobster bisque was ok and special stacked fried eggplant/tomato/mozzarella salad was disappointing.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brenda was outstanding.

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RW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rich and Terri continue to surpass all expectations

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I strongly recommend the Cioppino, absolutely the best I've had outside of San Francisco. Great service!

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RC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was amazing. We had the salmon cakes and Della casa salad for starters. We ordered the tenderloin mudega and the fettuccine Leonardo. The steak melted in your mouth and the fettuccine was very rich and creamy. Great place, atmosphere and service. We will be back.

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M
Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a good time and a delicious dinner. I just wish there was happy hour in the restaurant as well, not just the bar.

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RL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Unnecessarily expensive. Not enough white sauce on fettuccine

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K
St. Louis
87 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

LoRusso's we have enjoyed for many years. We like their salads which were perfectly prepared.
Their in house crackers (You can buy to take home) are truly delicious. Pasta dishes are stars here.
Pasta stuffed with seafood and linguini were two favorites of the night. There are many items to select from including daily specials. I suggest not ordering the pounded thin veal.

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LS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love LoRusso's. Always a great experience; last Saturday was no exception. Our group ordered from the regular menu and the specials; all were fantastic.

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C
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate a birthday. The fried spinach is amazing

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always.
The Best value for fine dining is St. Louis

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d
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as usual.

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GN
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

House specialties are all outstanding. Flash fried spinach and arancini are among our favorite appetizers.

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SC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific Italian food, the best on the Hill. I had the Chicken Teresa; my wife the Tortellini. Both were full of flavor and served hot. Bread was excellent, entrees excellent, dessert (tiramisu I think) was delish. Atmosphere quiet and reserved without being stuffy.

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We are long time patrons of LoRusso's and we have seen a slight decline in some of the qualities that we used to love about the place.
The wait staff used to be better and the service (because of that) used to be better.
The food is always delicious. I am not sure who prepared it since Rich was out of town when we were there.
Also, we had told them in advance that this was our Anniversary. We've celebrated our Anniversaries there many times and we always used to get a candle, a little piece of cake and someone took our picture. Here in my office I have pictures of us at LoRusso's from previous Anniversaries. In addition to a great memory, that was good advertising, as the photos said "LoRusso's".
Sad to see the place decline.
But maybe last week was an aberration. And the next time we visit it'll be back to normal.
Thanks

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything as always

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BM
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, value and quality. They get it right.

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OT
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant the food, service are always very good. The bartender Taylor was very good. Great Italian food & very good specials.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We love LoRusso's.
This is the first time that we have had multiple courses on the table at the same time.
I find this infuriating...we had a waitress...
It is not professional to bring the entrees while the salads are still being eaten.
We had to accommodate her. Sigh.
We will still go to LoRusso's but will be careful about having this waitperson.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time.. wonderful service

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My wife and daughter ordered veal Milanese and both were bad oily and dry. They were both very disappointed. We were in a rush so ...
I don’t think I will go back

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