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Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana

4.7
4.7
2840 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.

We are open for dine-in with limited capacity and to-go orders with Curbside Pickup. Call (808) 953-6110 to place your order. Join us for Brunch on weekends.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 91 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (808) 953-6110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Parking details

    Parking available at the Ala Moana Center

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Great for Lunch

  • Oahu

    Great for Lunch

  • Oahu

    Most Booked

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  1. g

    gallahad

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is good. Service from Camille was extraordinary. Ambiance is quite pleasant and enjoyable.
  2. KK

    KatherineK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Ruscello was very accommodating as we needed to change our reservation time due to an unexpected delay. We went for dinner last night and even though the restaurant was not completely full, it was very noisy, which made it difficult to hold a conversation. We were given one set of menus to share between three of us, which was challenging. The servers were quite attentive although they were rushed. The calamari was delicious (portion is small). The salmon and pollenta was OK, but not great. The gelato was delicious - creamy and not too sweet. We appreciated the convenience of being able to shop at Nordstrom after dinner.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    The waitress was not attentive and/or not quite at herself. We felt rushed to ordering from entry to desserts. She did even appetizers or even when our entry took long. She could have offered us a bread while we waiting. When our food served it was cold also coffee was just warm too.
  4. GL

    GracieLove

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food does not disappoint. Delicious every time I go.
  5. B

    Bonnie

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food was fine. The only problem was really the noise level. It is hard to carry on a conversation with the people at your table. I noticed this a few weeks ago at a lunch there, but the restaurant was not as full last night. I suspect it has something to do with the design of the restaurant and not the people. We have noticed that at other restaurants with that shape ceiling.
  6. A

    Alohasnoopy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    My French fries and toasts were already kind of cold when it got to my table. I did not say anything because it’s too busy and I was starving I did not want to wait a long time to get a new dish.
  7. T

    Travelhui

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    There were too many menus, making it difficult and confusing. And there was just one set of these menus, so all three of us had to constantly shuffle. The Brussel Sprouts Frites were excellent, but the mushroom ravioli was overcooked and soggy.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our waitress Riss was very professional & all the staff were too. We will be back great food. I like the Wednesday wine specials.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food great service
  10. e

    emjay

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The food seemed as if it was sitting out under the heater for a while. It didnt have a good presentation and the quality was mediocre - would not recommend this to another friend
  11. VT

    VanessaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our reservation was easy to make via Open Table. Our server was attentive and helpful. Our food was prepared beautifully, and served quickly. The ambiance was perfect, and all staff were helpful and courteous. It was a great dinner!!
  12. E

    Evelyn

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Normally love Ruscello. This time however, the food was brought to the table all at the same time. Appetizer and entrees arrived within ten seconds of each other. The food was cold when it arrived and got colder as we ate our appetizer. My friend's french fries were cold along with everything else, and cold french fries are not so appetizing. The Spicy Wild Shrimp Pomodoro tasted fishy. The quantity of the food seemed to be reduced. I usually bring half of my lunch home, but it was not possible today with the smaller quantity. I will try Ruscello again, but this visit was truly a disappointment.
  13. c

    colleenb

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff are amazing and attentive. It's my go to place for a business lunch!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience from beginning to end. Great service, food and ambiance!
  15. TZ

    TracyZ

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Tommi Delicious mushroom burger which was special of the month.
  16. W

    Wood1gem

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect, the food and the service were nothing but the best!!!
  17. P

    Pinevocado

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Ruscello's food never disappoints. Lots of food choices to choose from. Noise level was very loud and tables were spaced too close to other tables. You could the conversations of people seated near you.
  18. C

    Coconut

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waitress was very polite, and checked with us, with just right frequency. The food was delicious and portion was right (not too much or too little).
  19. DK

    DocKay

    Hawaii

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my go-to place to get together with friends. Tough during the pandemic, due to shortened, menu, etc., but they're back! Had my favorite crispy panko crusted chicken salad and it's at the pre-pandemic level of quality, like the early days on the ground floor of the old store (now a Target) at Ala Moana. Everyone else enjoyed their lunch (lobster bisque, salmon nicoise, French dip, etc.).
  20. CC

    CharleneC

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the special menu for Restaurant Week. Always look forward to meeting nthly specials too
  21. R

    Ringo

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for accommodating my extra guest. Excellent service!
  22. L

    Larry

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Except the buratta and Heirloom tomatoe dish. Because the tomatoes were not exactly Heirloom and the buratta was not big but a quarter of the whole dish. So the name is somewhat deceiving. Otherwise great place great atmosphere.
  23. KT

    KathyT

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Who would think a department store would have such wonderful dining? Ruscallo is a place we have to eat at everytime we come to Hawaii. Grat pasta dishes anf the best lobster bisque west of Maine.
  24. AS

    ArizS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruscello is a go to, because it is consistently delicious, service is always great, and you can't beat the drinks!
  25. DB

    DesireeB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place to have lunch on my day off with my granddaughter
  26. LS

    LS1234

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very relaxed & low key. Nice for a week night.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, good service. We always love going to Ruscello. My daughter loves the Mac and Cheese.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect, five stars! Our waiter – I believe his name Justin (or Jason? Sorry… 🙈) - was TOP! The food was plenty, fresh, delicious and reasonable priced plus we had the best seats ever - just as I requested it. We will be back - Mahalo!
  29. PT

    PaulT

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was great, the noise level was just too high. Food was great, but not good for a business lunch
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was my first time dining at Ruscello since Nordstrom moved locations at the mall. The food & service were both great. Will definitely be back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter Andrew was awesome! Food was excellent! Will definitely be coming back soon!
  32. DM

    DianeM

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a late seating and it was perfect as they allowed us to stay longer than two hours as a lot of our friends haven't seen each other since covid. Everything was perfect! Some have never been there and liked it a lot!
  33. CS

    CindyS

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great at Ruscello! Food is always fresh and delicious. Wait staff always efficient and accommodating. One if the things we noticed right away was another increase in the menu prices. We are very regular customers for several years but probably wont be able to dine as often with the price increases. Great place to eat and enjoy nonetheless!
  34. D

    Dinerguy

    Las Vegas

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a good meal.
  35. EE

    EatEatEat

    Hawaii

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Spinach dip was pretty good. Calamari was not crispy and the rings were rubbery as if refried. Mushroom ravioli was delicious. Steak was okay. Mushroom burger was good. Creme brûlée was delicious. Bread pudding was dry and needed more sauce. Expensive but expected for a restaurant in Nordstrom.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing and the customer service is on point.
  37. DE

    DeniseE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  38. P

    Pamela

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good value. Great food, service, ambiance, price.
  39. TT

    TracieT

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time trying here. Our server, Risa, was really good. Helped us with deciding between several selections and answered all our questions. Ambiance was really nice, especially for our date night. The food tasted really good. I don’t remember the name of what I got but it’s the pasta with the italian sausage and chicken meatballs with the red cream sauce. It was delicious! My boyfriend got the prime rib and he said that was also really good. We saw a couple more items on the menu we wanted to try so we will definitely be back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our server Geoffrey was so awesome! The food was so delicious. Highly recommend this spot.

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 Ala Moana is rated 4.7 stars by 2840 OpenTable diners.

Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 91 times today
Google Map for Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana

1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 2950, Honolulu, HI 96814

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available at the Ala Moana Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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