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Ruscello - Nordstrom South Coast Plaza

4.5
4.5
125 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean

Ruscello is a full-service restaurant featuring Mediterranean and Italian-inspired cuisine. The menu is bold in flavor, focusing on great appetizers, salads, sandwiches, brick-oven pizzas, pastas, entrées and housemade desserts. Guests can choose to sit in the dining room or enjoy a drink and food offering in the bar area.

Ruscello is located on the third floor of Nordstrom South Coast Plaza, on the corner of Bristol & Sunflower.

We are open for dine-in service and outdoor patio dining and to-go orders with Curbside Pickup. Call (714) 850-2510 to place your order.

Join us for Brunch on weekends

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 850-2510

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Costa Mesa

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

To place your order, please contact us: please place orders 48 hours in advance

Soups & Starters

  • Lobster Bisque

    • Cup$7.75
    • Bowl$10.00
  • Roma Tomato Basil**

    • Cup$5.25
    • Bowl$7.50
  • Signature Housemade Soup

    • Cup$5.75
    • Bowl$8.00
  • Simple Salad$7.50

    organic baby greens, heirloom tomatoes, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese, dijon balsamic vinaigrette

    • Crisp Calamari$12.25

      sweet and spicy peppers, jalapeño basil aïoli

      • Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata**$10.00

        grilled sourdough croutons, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil pesto

        • Brussels Sprouts Frite$9.75

          spiced cashews, lemon, honey

          • Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos**$8.50

            lettuce, yellow pepper, tomato, cilantro lime vinaigrette, queso fresco

            • Chicken Meatballs$10.00

              rustic marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, grilled baguette

              • Artichoke Spinach Dip**$11.00

                bell pepper, parmesan cheese, tuscan lemon & herb flatbread

                Signature Salads**

                • Petite Tender*$21.00

                  choose your favorite chef's preparation below

                  • Roasted Chicken$17.00

                    choose your favorite chef's preparation below

                    • Wild Pacific Shrimp$19.75

                      choose your favorite chef's preparation below

                      • Alaskan Sockeye Salmon*$18.75

                        choose your favorite chef's preparation below

                        • Tuscan Lemon Cauliflower$16.25

                          choose your favorite chef's preparation below

                          • Crispy Panko Chicken$17.75

                            organic baby greens, bacon, egg, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, grilled corn, cilantro, honey dijon dressing

                            • Wild Salmon Niçoise*$19.75

                              organic baby greens, herb roasted salmon, green beans, kalamata olives, heirloom tomatoes, red onion, potatoes, egg, capers, dijon balsamic vinaigrette

                              Chef's Preparation

                              • Green Goddess

                                Farro, quinoa, hard-cooked egg, organic baby spinach, avocado, pickled red onion, cucumber, turmeric daikon, herb salad. (610 cal)

                                • Cilantro Lime

                                  Organic baby greens, jack cheese, heirloom tomatoes, grilled corn, pumpkin seeds, cilantro lime vinaigrette. (280 cal)

                                  • Ginger Sesame

                                    Organic baby greens, julienne vegetables, crisp wontons, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, sesame seeds, cilantro, ginger sesame dressing. (450 cal)

                                    • Little Gem Caesar

                                      Little gem lettuce, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese crisp, white anchovy. (450 cal)

                                      Entrees

                                      • Wild Salmon & Cauliflower*$23.00

                                        peperonata vegetables, creamy parmesan polenta, lemon honey gastrique

                                        • Chicken Parmesan$22.00

                                          marinara, kale salad, pine nuts, parmesan cheese

                                          • Chef's Featured Steak*

                                            organic baby spinach, crispy parmesan potatoes, peppercorn sauce

                                            • With 6oz Filet$38.00
                                            • With 8oz Flat Iron$30.00
                                            • With 6oz Petite Tender$21.00

                                          Signature Sandwiches**

                                          served with choice of salt & pepper crush french fries and kalamata olive aïoli or side salad

                                          • Roasted Turkey & Avocado Club$16.25

                                            Natural turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, peppercorn aïoli, toasted country bread. (1100/740 cal)

                                            • Nordstrom Burger*$16.50

                                              Lettuce, tomato, red onion, sharp white cheddar cheese, roasted garlic aïoli, toasted artisan bun. (1500/1140 cal). With Beyond Burger Patty (1340/990 cal)

                                              • With Beyond Burger Patty$20.25
                                            • Prime French Dip*$18.25

                                              Warm roast beef, sharp white cheddar cheese, toasted parmesan baguette, au jus. (1400/1050 cal)

                                              Pasta

                                              gluten free penne available

                                              • Spicy Wild Shrimp Pomodoro**$19.75

                                                spicy tomato sauce, baby spinach, heirloom tomatoes, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs

                                                • Penne Bolognese & Meatballs$16.50

                                                  chicken meatballs, spicy italian sausage, red bell pepper, tomato cream sauce, parmesan cheese

                                                  • Portabella Mushroom Ravioli**$17.00

                                                    oven roasted tomatoes, basil, parmesan cream sauce

                                                    • Chicken Lemon Pesto Gnocchi$17.50

                                                      ricotta gnocchi, roasted tomatoes, organic baby spinach, parmesan cheese

                                                      Handmade Pizza

                                                      cauliflower pizza crust (Gluten-Free) available $3.75 (300 cal) additional

                                                      • Chef's Featured Pizza$15.50

                                                        • Margherita$14.25

                                                          roma tomatoes, garlic oil, basil, mozzarella, parmesan and aged provolone cheese

                                                          Nordstrom Meals To Go

                                                          Our kitchen, your table. Pasta for 2 - $49

                                                            Here's What You Get

                                                            no substitutions please

                                                              Choice of Soup

                                                              • Roma Tomato Basil

                                                                • Lobster Bisque

                                                                  Salad

                                                                  • Little Gem Caesar

                                                                    garlic croutons, parmesan cheese crisp, white anchovy

                                                                    Choice of Pasta

                                                                    • Penne Bolognese & Chicken Meatballs

                                                                      spicy sausage, red pepper, tomato cream, parmesan

                                                                      • Portabella Mushroom Ravioli

                                                                        oven roasted tomatoes, basil, parmesan cream sauce

                                                                        Dessert

                                                                        • Fresh Baked Cookies

                                                                          Nordstrom Meals To Go - Friends & Family Meals a la Carte Menu

                                                                          Each dish is designed to feed 4-5 people. Please ask us for recommendations depending on the size of your party

                                                                            Soups & Starters

                                                                            • Roma Tomato Basil Soup$30.00

                                                                              with crostinis

                                                                              • Signature Housemade Soup of the Day$35.00

                                                                                with crostinis

                                                                                • Crostinis$7.50

                                                                                  • Ciabatta Rolls with Butter$7.50

                                                                                    • Vegetable Crudite$20.00

                                                                                      hummus tahini, pimento cheese

                                                                                      • Housemade Meatballs$25.00

                                                                                        roasted garlic tomato sauce, provolone & mozzarella cheeses

                                                                                        • Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata$30.00

                                                                                          grilled sourdough croutons, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil pesto

                                                                                          • Wild Pacific Shrimp Cocktail$40.00

                                                                                            Salads

                                                                                            choose your favorite protein to add on to any of our salads: Add Chicken (Gluten-Free) $12, Add Salmon* (Gluten-Free) $15, Add Shrimp (Gluten-Free) $15, Add Steak* (Gluten-Free) $20

                                                                                            • Little Gem Caesar$28.00

                                                                                              little gem lettuce, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese crisp, white anchovy

                                                                                              • Simple Mixed Greens$28.00

                                                                                                organic baby greens, heirloom tomatoes, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese, house dressing

                                                                                                • Ginger Sesame$30.00

                                                                                                  organic baby greens, julienne vegetables, crisp wontons, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, sesame seeds, cilantro, ginger sesame dressing

                                                                                                  • Cilantro Lime$30.00

                                                                                                    organic baby greens, heirloom tomatoes, grilled corn, jack cheese, pumpkin seeds, cilantro lime vinaigrette

                                                                                                    • Lemon Bowtie Pasta$30.00

                                                                                                      petite tomatoes, feta cheese, arugula, lemon vinaigrette

                                                                                                      Pastas

                                                                                                      • Baked Penne Mac & Cheese$45.00

                                                                                                        alfredo cream sauce, provolone, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, bread crumbs

                                                                                                        • Spaghetti with Meatballs$50.00

                                                                                                          chitarra pasta, parmesan cheese, basil

                                                                                                          • Chicken Lemon Pesto Gnocchi$55.00

                                                                                                            ricotta gnocchi, roasted tomatoes, organic baby spinach, parmesan cheese

                                                                                                            • Spicy Wild Shrimp Pomodoro$60.00

                                                                                                              tomato sauce, baby spinach, heirloom tomatoes, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs

                                                                                                              Entrees

                                                                                                              • Pan Seared Chicken$60.00

                                                                                                                spinach, capers, lemon butter

                                                                                                                • Tuscan Lemon & Herb Salmon$65.00

                                                                                                                  spinach, capers, lemon butter

                                                                                                                  • Chicken Tenders$30.00

                                                                                                                    breaded chicken, choice of dipping sauce

                                                                                                                    Desserts

                                                                                                                    • Housemade Cookies & Bars$30.00

                                                                                                                      • Fresh Berries$30.00

                                                                                                                        Beverages

                                                                                                                        • Lemonade$15.00

                                                                                                                          • Iced Tea$15.00

                                                                                                                            Friends & Family Meals Basic Meal Package

                                                                                                                            $195. Each meal package serves about ten people, and includes: Serving Utensils, Plates, Cutlery, Napkins

                                                                                                                              Choice of Soup or Starter

                                                                                                                              • Roma Tomato Basil Soup

                                                                                                                                with crostinis

                                                                                                                                • Signature Housemade Soup of the Day

                                                                                                                                  with crostinis

                                                                                                                                  • Crostinis

                                                                                                                                    • Ciabatta Rolls with Butter

                                                                                                                                      • Vegetable Crudite

                                                                                                                                        hummus tahini, pimento cheese

                                                                                                                                        • Housemade Meatballs

                                                                                                                                          roasted garlic tomato sauce, provolone & mozzarella cheeses

                                                                                                                                          • Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata

                                                                                                                                            grilled sourdough croutons, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil pesto

                                                                                                                                            • Wild Pacific Shrimp Cocktail

                                                                                                                                              Choice of Bread

                                                                                                                                              • Crostinis

                                                                                                                                                • Ciabatta Rolls

                                                                                                                                                  Choice of Salad

                                                                                                                                                  Add on proteins additional: Add Chicken (Gluten-Free), Add Salmon* (Gluten-Free), Add Shrimp (Gluten-Free), Add Steak* (Gluten-Free)

                                                                                                                                                  • Little Gem Caesar

                                                                                                                                                    little gem lettuce, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese crisp, white anchovy

                                                                                                                                                    • Simple Mixed Greens

                                                                                                                                                      organic baby greens, heirloom tomatoes, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese, house dressing

                                                                                                                                                      • Ginger Sesame

                                                                                                                                                        organic baby greens, julienne vegetables, crisp wontons, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, sesame seeds, cilantro, ginger sesame dressing

                                                                                                                                                        • Cilantro Lime

                                                                                                                                                          organic baby greens, heirloom tomatoes, grilled corn, jack cheese, pumpkin seeds, cilantro lime vinaigrette

                                                                                                                                                          • Lemon Bowtie Pasta

                                                                                                                                                            petite tomatoes, feta cheese, arugula, lemon vinaigrette

                                                                                                                                                            Choice of 2 Pastas

                                                                                                                                                            • Baked Penne Mac & Cheese

                                                                                                                                                              alfredo cream sauce, provolone, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, bread crumbs

                                                                                                                                                              • Spaghetti with Meatballs

                                                                                                                                                                chitarra pasta, parmesan cheese, basil

                                                                                                                                                                • Chicken Lemon Pesto Gnocchi

                                                                                                                                                                  ricotta gnocchi, roasted tomatoes, organic baby spinach, parmesan cheese

                                                                                                                                                                  • Spicy Wild Shrimp Pomodoro

                                                                                                                                                                    tomato sauce, baby spinach, heirloom tomatoes, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs

                                                                                                                                                                    Choice of Entree

                                                                                                                                                                    • Pan Seared Chicken

                                                                                                                                                                      spinach, capers, lemon butter

                                                                                                                                                                      • Tuscan Lemon & Herb Salmon

                                                                                                                                                                        spinach, capers, lemon butter

                                                                                                                                                                        • Chicken Tenders

                                                                                                                                                                          breaded chicken, choice of dipping sauce

                                                                                                                                                                          Choice of Dessert

                                                                                                                                                                          • Housemade Cookies & Bars

                                                                                                                                                                            • Fresh Berries

                                                                                                                                                                              Last updated: May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              What 125 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                              4.5
                                                                                                                                                                              4.5 based on recent ratings
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                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.5Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                JesusD

                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                Restaurant closed unexpectedly so we we’re turned away at the door and offered a 20% off coupon for our next visit. 20% off?!?! Lame.

                                                                                                                                                                              2. MC

                                                                                                                                                                                MrChowFungKu

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Great meal with quality ingredients at a very fair price.

                                                                                                                                                                              3. WG

                                                                                                                                                                                WendyG

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                The place is nice. We shared Chicken Parmesan and Kale salad. It was just ok! We had lobster bisque which was good. Overall ok!

                                                                                                                                                                              4. g

                                                                                                                                                                                goodfoodlover41

                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Met with friends after a 2 year delay. Service was great, no rushing and food was delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                              5. SP

                                                                                                                                                                                SimplePalate

                                                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 28, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Great. Glad they’ve reopened with outdoor dining

                                                                                                                                                                              6. HB

                                                                                                                                                                                HarrietB

                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 21, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                My turkey sandwich was delicious With plenty of turkey on crispy wheat bread. Instructions regarding an allergy was heeded. Outdoor dining was so appreciated .

                                                                                                                                                                              7. FO

                                                                                                                                                                                FOODIEFORLIFE

                                                                                                                                                                                Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                                                67 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                67 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 6, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                We were shopping at Nordstrom and decided to try Ruscello for lunch. Their outdoor patio was very nice and set up for social distancing. Menu choices were abundant with excellent service. I like their tomato bisque soup and Burrata Cheese salad with heirloom tomatoes. Its worth a visit if you are in the area.

                                                                                                                                                                              8. L

                                                                                                                                                                                Lunchlady

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 25, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                This is a great place for lunch. I highly recommend the Small Gem Caesar and Asian Chicken Salad. The service is excellent and sitting on the patio is very pleasant!

                                                                                                                                                                              9. SP

                                                                                                                                                                                SimplePalate

                                                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 26, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Celebrated their opening to walk-in dining. Did need to make reservation (thanks Open Table) and limited menu. Service was excellent, especially considering the circumstances. Felt safe from the virus there since adequately distanced, staff wore masks and were careful, and cleaning was conscientious and thorough. Pasta was very good and the freshly baked dinner rolls are a treat as usual Unfortunately, they are closed again thanks to the idiot maskless ones who are assaulting the public with virus and with their crazy delusions and attitudes

                                                                                                                                                                              10. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 28, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                They could tell we were celebrating a birthday but did nothing to acknowledge it, not even a “happy birthday” Ambiance is fair Big booth was nice Food was pretty good

                                                                                                                                                                              11. CF

                                                                                                                                                                                CynthiaF

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                My reservation was not in Ruscello’s reservation system, however we were accommodated in a timely manner. Service is always great!

                                                                                                                                                                              12. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Nice food, reasonable prices and friendly staff.

                                                                                                                                                                              13. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Never eaten there before and didn't know what to expect. Very pleasantly surprised. Crisp delicious caesar salad and delicious chicken and pasta dish. Prompt service so we could get to the symphony on time.

                                                                                                                                                                              14. JC

                                                                                                                                                                                JulieC

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Perfect place for ladies night out/ birthday celebration because we were not rushed out and it was wonderfully quiet for us to have conversation.

                                                                                                                                                                              15. KW

                                                                                                                                                                                KevanW

                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Great tasty food!

                                                                                                                                                                              16. SW

                                                                                                                                                                                ShirleyW

                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                I would definitely recommend Ruscello - you can eat a great lunch and then go shopping at Nordstrom - nothing better than that!

                                                                                                                                                                              17. BC

                                                                                                                                                                                BettyCR

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Our service could have been better. Our server never came back after she picked up the signed receipt. We didn't get a refill on our coffee. The food was really good.

                                                                                                                                                                              18. J

                                                                                                                                                                                Julia

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                So authentically Italian. It reminded me of a friend’s cooking from the old country.

                                                                                                                                                                              19. C

                                                                                                                                                                                Chrisfromsb

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on October 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Great place for meeting friends for lunch when you live in North OC and friends are in South OC

                                                                                                                                                                              20. DS

                                                                                                                                                                                DeborahS

                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on September 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Great food at very reasonable prices. Music a little irritating but otherwise a pleasant dining experience.

                                                                                                                                                                              21. m

                                                                                                                                                                                mikem

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 9, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                Happy Hour very poor ...drinks, food choices, food quality & service lacking! ...won’t be back!

                                                                                                                                                                              22. LW

                                                                                                                                                                                LeeW

                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 2, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Enjoying coming here for lunch or dinner with friends. Food is always great and we can have a pleasant conversation!

                                                                                                                                                                              23. ET

                                                                                                                                                                                ElsaT

                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 31, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Excellent lunch spot! The food and service were amazing. We all had the salmon nicoise salad and will definitely be ordering that again! Hidden gem inside Nordstrom

                                                                                                                                                                              24. t

                                                                                                                                                                                terrib

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Always a great place to have either lunch or dinner. The food is good and the service is good as well.

                                                                                                                                                                              25. HB

                                                                                                                                                                                HBres1

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                We were very surprised, amd pleased with our experience. The food was great, hot, and served in good time. Very original and unusual. Our server, Brendan was great! He was attentive, knowledgeable and accommodating. I would definitely recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                              26. j

                                                                                                                                                                                jthogg

                                                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Service is impeccable here. Was with my nieces: 3 and 1 and the server brought fruit for them without me asking, before I had even buckled them in high chairs. Food is always spot on but service puts it over the top.

                                                                                                                                                                              27. JM

                                                                                                                                                                                JoyM

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 1, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Been there many times. Never disappointed in any aspect. Food, service, value . . .outstanding. Noise slightly more tolerable than most restaurants. Still, ASK kindly to have the music it turned down a little bit. We did. They did. How rare is THAT?

                                                                                                                                                                              28. LD

                                                                                                                                                                                LinDen

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 25, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Excellent hostess. Good food. Arrived early and enjoyed a great lunch.

                                                                                                                                                                              29. RS

                                                                                                                                                                                RichardS

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 9, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                The food was fresh and flavorful. Service was great. A bit noisy, but it was expected for a lunch crowd.

                                                                                                                                                                              30. F

                                                                                                                                                                                Foodie88

                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Great service and delicious food! I got the shrimp arugula salad but since I hate arugula I was able to substitute for romaine instead. It was light and refreshing and every ingredient tasted fresh, including the shrimp! I do wish they were a bit bigger or a couple more of them, however.

                                                                                                                                                                              31. JG

                                                                                                                                                                                JulieG

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                The weather was beautiful. Party of 7, our group sat outside in the patio and the server was attentative. The manager, Chris?... was extremely helpful and also attentative. He visited our group multiple times to make sure we had enough silverware, plates and our drinks were refilled. Great experience. Good prices and food was delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                              32. JL

                                                                                                                                                                                JudiL

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                Ruscello is our go-to place before the theater. The food is always great and the service, always excellent. Selfishly hoping the crowds that go to the theatre as we do, don't find out about it TOO soon. I highly recommend it!

                                                                                                                                                                              33. CL

                                                                                                                                                                                CarenL

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                The cilantro lime chicken salad is usually my "go to." But this time the chicken was so dry that I couldn't eat it and the salad seemed to be only lettuce and corn .Very Disappointing,

                                                                                                                                                                              34. ES

                                                                                                                                                                                ElsineS

                                                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Service was excellent and food delicious

                                                                                                                                                                              35. MS

                                                                                                                                                                                MSMKUM

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                I made the reservation for party 3 thru Open Table. When we arrived at the restaurant the host took us to two seat table. One of my friends could not make it to the lunch after all but the host should have aware that my original reservation was for party 3, not 2.

                                                                                                                                                                              36. CC

                                                                                                                                                                                CCAT

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Great ambiance, feels very open with lots of windows to the outside. Food was excellent.

                                                                                                                                                                              37. M

                                                                                                                                                                                Madarin

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Always have excellent service, and great food. Good for children as well.

                                                                                                                                                                              38. t

                                                                                                                                                                                terrib

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 28, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Ruscello's is always a great place to have a meal whether it is lunch or dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                              39. s

                                                                                                                                                                                suzy

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                I found my steak to be lukewarm and not charred enough for a steak. also for the price it only came with broccoli. Also the lighting there can be garish and annoying. I felt I was under a spot light at the table. Very uncomfortable and too glaring. They need to lower the lighting and keep it consistent. Also I hate waiting for a table when the place is nearly empty. I miss the previous resteraunt where we ordered our own. I’d rather wait in line.

                                                                                                                                                                              40. A

                                                                                                                                                                                Ash11

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                We were rushed and while we were still eating the waitress drop the check. We wanted to have more drinks. Even she wanted us to pay quick and keep coming to the table

                                                                                                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                                • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                                                              • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                              Ruscello - Nordstrom South Coast Plaza is rated 4.5 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                              Ruscello - Nordstrom South Coast Plaza does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Google Map for Ruscello - Nordstrom South Coast Plaza

                                                                                                                                                                              3333 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626

                                                                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                Costa Mesa

                                                                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                Mon–Thu 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                Mediterranean, Italian

                                                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                Public Lot

                                                                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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