Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana

4.5
1074 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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K
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Despite the loud room, Ruscello is still one of my favorite places for lunch with girlfriends (although I noticed a lot of men dining there too). Our server was excellent and the food was on par. This restaurant continues to maintain its high standard of service and cuisine.

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Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usual good service and great food.

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BL
Hawaii
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and service was excellent. My first visit there and took customers. All had a very good time

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Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG! So amazing..... We had the chicken club and the blackened salmon caesar. So delicious and the maple glazed baxon in the chicken club was divine! Risa was our server and she was so friendly and fast! The way that she explained the food was impressive!

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E
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food great service I'm a fan :) Love their homemade soups
will be back again for lunch soon

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GC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was spectacular! I had the seared ahi salad and my daughter had the chicken club, with thick bacon and avocado slices. The fries with her sandwich were nice and crunchy. We had the Napolean special for dessert. The server, Trent, was helpful with suggestions and added to the positive experience.

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S
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all could not believe how great our experience was. The food was amazing. The prices were reasonable. The cocktails were delicious. Our server Patrick was awesome. We will come back soon just to see him. The manager was very gracious and apologetic for something that happened with our drink. We appreciated that. Overall, can't wait to return!

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K
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great. Very accommodating for my 3 yo toddler. Super nice.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here! It is our go to spot when it comes to dinner. The food and the service is always awesome. The plantation ice tea is my favorite.

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QW
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, the food is delicious. Best tomato soup. I loved my salad with shrimp

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kimi our waitress was awesome. She knew the menu and I ask her about two thing on the menu and she was so right. Our poke, ginger Pablo salad and our margarita pizza was great. Thank you Kimi for an at lunch.

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D
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed several meals at Ruscello and we have never been disappointed. The food is vibrant and tasty but the service is even better. We had Ana and she was excellent. We'll be back.

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T
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

New salmon dish was dry and not as moist as prior salmon dish.

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NT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is a must to do outside seating here. From any seat you will have a virtually unobstructed view of ala moana beach. Since the entire lanai is shaded, even on a hot day it will feel cool. Due to its prime location, the breeze from the ocean also directly flows towards the lanai but the lovely glass walls break it up just enough so it is never too windy. The staff is also very professional and courteous. Food is simple yet well executed.

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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food server was wondering, her name is Kelsey and I'd like to commend her friendliness, professionalism, and great customer service, how she enjoys serving people to ensure their comfort and experience especially for my friend who enjoyed his first time at Ruscello Nordstrom.

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HY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always have great food and service. We always enjoy our experience there!

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m
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

While we did enjoy the specials. The restaurant seems to be cutting corners. The chicken lime salad and panko chicken salad now comes with big chunks of chicken instead of the nicely cut up pieces they used to have. I prefer the cut up pieces as it makes sharing and eating easier. I hope they reconsider and go back.

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L
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were good, but the acoustics were not. For us seniors, it was hard to hear the conversation at times.

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A
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great lunch experience. I really appreciate that you carry gluten free pasta. And the view is fantastic.

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PB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE THIS PLACE AND GO THERE OFTEN. WONDERFUL FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE. LOVE THE

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I was very disappointed in my sandwich, though the brussel sprouts were delicious.

For the price that is charged for the turkey sandwich, one would expect better, so if asked by a friend whether we should dine there, I would share my experience and then recommend another restaurant.

The server was wonderful, but it did not make up for the sandwich.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salad!

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M
Hawaii
63 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Light lunch today. Miso salad 😋 and Turkey Sandwich.
Everything just right!

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

Good place for everyone
nice view! Service also good

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L
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Friendly and efficient team. Consistently high quality food. Great spot for lunch and quick/casual dinner.

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H
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was amazing. Get the table bread (complimentary and delicious).

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L
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent!

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g
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of favorite lunch venues. The food is reasonably priced and delicious. The wait staff is attentive and friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast service and the food was great

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The waitress was slow to serve and follow-up. The calamari appetizer was fried too much and were very dark. They should have been lightly fried.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and very reasonable prices.

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DB
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were excellent!

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AK
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ruscello is always consistent with pleasant greeting at check in. They also do a good job with my request for a quiet table. Decent service at the table. I ordered the panko chicken salad for lunch. Good flavors but the chicken was tough and borderline dry. Same with their salmon entrees as well. Overall I will continue to visit Ruscello but they could improve by addressing the prep or quality of their proteins

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N
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We sat outside because we thought it would be quieter but it was chilly

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J
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruscello has excellent tasting food. The service is consistently wonderful. I especially love their plantation ice tea. It's the best ice tea on this island. You can always count on outstanding food at Ruscello. Although I do miss Nordstrom Cafe.

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SB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food is excellent but the ambiance is not very pretty. It can get quite loud.

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Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Spicy shrimp pomodero was average. Pizza was very good.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it when I have any meeting. Waitstaff is always exceptional no matter who you get and the food is yummy and consistent.

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good. The only shortfall was that refill on the drinks should have been done sooner - somewhere in the middle of the meal rather than at the end.

Due to the size of the crowd (busy and full) the restaurant is a lot more louder than I remember it to be. Not suitable for a quiet romantic date.

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KM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Tommi was our server and she’s great! Told us the specials of the day and got our orders correctly. I had the Caesar salad with salmon and my husband had the carbonara with mushrooms. And the fresh chocolate chip cookie sundae with gelato for dessert. So good! Will be going back.

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