Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana

4.6
2041 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 3rd Floor.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice environment

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A nice family place with pretty good food & reasonable prices

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our go to places and it must be for many others because it’s nearly impossible to get seated without reservations. Usually very friendly waitstaff. Outside is very safe place to eat. Miss the arugula pizza and their better desserts. But all in all we’d go back again and again

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It’s was really nice for our first time. The food was excellent. The kids liked it very much specifically the dessert they got. I wanna thank the host for greeting my gf a happy birthday on our way out. Thank you for remember. Our waitress didn’t get the notice but she still gave us good service. Definitely will come back.

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IvyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat while shopping at Ala Moana! Service is great, and food is always consistent. One of my go to places to grab a bite

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vipfoodnymph
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It’s a nice restaurant, very good food, attentive wait staff, but WAY TOO NOISY!!! It’s hard for me to enjoy a meal when it’s so noisy. I wish there were a way to just tone it down a bit.

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KatDW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

This used to be my favorite place to eat. However, the menu has changed pretty significantly since they have fully reopened. Most notably, the pizza is very, very different than what it used to be. It used to be my favorite…the crust was just right. Now, it’s paper thin, and the crust is thin and crispy. Will maybe give them one more chance, but there have been too many changes.

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sugarz
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We split the salad, requested chicken instead of chili lime shrimp and got the mushroom ravioli. Both were delicious with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Clean and safe environment. Wish they still served the Ahii salad.

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ArialM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Margherita pizza is hands down my favorite. However, their food is always an overall win. This is one of favorite Stan ole spots for good food, great atmosphere and the staff is always so nice.

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slho3
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy eating there. My go to place when having lunch or dinner. Food, service and ambiance-Excellent!

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AshleyB
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was super friendly and helpful with food options. Delicious bursts salad, mushroom pasta and burger!

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TimH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience. I felt pandemic safety protocols were observed by the restaurant and staff.

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ATMcoco
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is always a favorite place. Disappointed that my favorite poke appetizer is no longer on the menu. But understandable given restricted number of diners and limited hours. Other than that, still great lunch place.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have the prices increased since Covid?

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Orchid
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grest service, dined outdoors over looking the ocean and great service.

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vipladieswholunch
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was great and food was good. Prefer the old menu, though with the poke and chip appetizer and the shrimp salad with polenta. Really miss those. But, still a really nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have asked for anything better

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poliahu
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish they would bring back breakfast. Staff always kind and appreciate the reinforcement of social distancing

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Hulagirl611
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great first time experience. Neysa, our server, was very pleasant and helpful with the menu. We each had a different entree; every dish looked delicious. Very positive comments from everyone about the bologna meatballs, ravioli, pomodoro shrimp, and avocado turkey sandwich. Try the bread pudding for dessert- it was so tasty.

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Rylan
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Most things are great. But the past three times we ate here, the breads given to us were really really really bad, old, and gross. Especially this last experience, the bread tasted and felt like sand in my mouth. You do have one of best breads that I always look forward, but the quality went really really really down. In addition, you cut back on bread from 3 to 2 and it feels very uncomfortable to ask for breads.

In addition, can you check your packaged end of meal mint chocolates. The past two times we ate here, one of the end of meal mint chocolates were open.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. It was outside by the terrace, the view was spectacular. The food was great, my kids kept saying it was amazing. Service was so attentive. Highly recommend.

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Alohatwr
Bahrain
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outdoor tables are very nicely spaced for private conversations and COVID safe distancing. View and airiness of the outdoor space are very pleasant. Salad was excellent. Service was pleasant without being over attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place, tasty food. Calm and nice ambiance. But with everything in Hawaii, not a good bang for your buck.

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vipKeiko808
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Downsized menu. Favorites like ahi nicoise salad and ahi salad gone. But there are a variety of toppings for Caesar salad???

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome French dip sandwich.

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angelina1813
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delish.
Split a Caesar salad and ordered the stuffed mushroom ravioli. Decadent and delish. Washed it down with a gin cucumber cooler

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vipAlvinA
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, salmon wasn't offered during my 1:45pm reservations on a Sunday. Lobster gnocchi was pretty good. Enjoyed the food and customer service.

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JayD
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazingly good and the cocktails were outstanding. We had a nice table with a great views of Ala Moana Beach park and the ocean. I will definitely go back to eat at Ruscello.

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TanyaLee
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole was our waitress. She was very attentive and friendly. My granddaughter and I love to eat at Ruscello’s!

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bambooshoot
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Tacos were great and the pizza was good. Drink prices were too high.

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JoyT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and we enjoyed the dishes very much.

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poliahu
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very efficient and always so welcoming to kids. My daughter loves going here!

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ELMERK
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a simple salad with steak. Great combination.

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LoriM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food & ambiance is always good. Would love to have more choices for food.

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vipladieswholunch
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice menu and very comfortable casual dining experience. Service was terrific

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Vivian
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed to find that the seared ahi salad was no longer on the menu. That is my all time favorite entre at Ruscello and I look forward to ordering it every time that I dine there. I hope that it will be added back to the menu.

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vipRuthieR
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating life with my daughter! Mahalo for the delicious food and drinks l, as always!

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Robert
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was very good but two things need to be addressed: my soup and lunch salad was delivered at the same time, I was not asked if I wanted them together. The other was our chicken breasts were over cooked and very dry on two of our salads.

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Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana is rated 4.6 stars by 2041 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.