Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana

4.6
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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Casual
Sunday Lunch
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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P
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good service and we often come here for date night. Fast service and good food. Attentive servers. We like Ruscello.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was not nearly as good as the last time and I ordered the same thing. It was overdone and the pasta was overcooked/falling apart.

A
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It wasn’t bad, I just was expecting a raving experience and it was just OK. The waitress was good but seem to be focus on pushing the specials which I took and wasn’t blown away. With that being said I will give it another shot and judge from the collective experience.

LO
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Neysa was wonderful! We love all of the Hosts.

VK
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruscello’s food and service is always consistently excellent.

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My sandwich bread was overly charred. Sunday evening experience is not as good as lunch.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the view was amazing!!

FM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Had a nice table in the back so it was quiet.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

初めて行かせていただきました
カルボナーラとマルゲリータという定番を食べさせて頂いたのですがどちらも大変美味しく量の割にすぐに食べきることが出来ました
また、ウェイターの方も素晴らしく日本人の私にもわかりやすい英語で話して頂き、少しのジョークを挟んだりして、食事を楽しく進める配慮が見受けられ嬉しく感じました
コストパフォーマンスも大変よくまた行きたいと思いました

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i
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our table had a sprinkling of tiny crumbs. Didn’t notice it at first and wonder if it was in the menus that she gave to us.
Our server and all staff were well trained and very pleasant, friendly. We had a simple salad and calamari to share. Entrees salmon and hubby had meatballs. Both were excellent. For dessert we had chocolate chip cookie with ice cream. It was a bit too sweet for my taste but enjoyed it.
We were pleased to get a booth. Thank you for honoring our request for a nice table! Will definitely be back soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive staff, overall good value. Will be back.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Camille did an excellent job. Fantastic service despite the Valentine's Day crowd.

h
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

your place never fails me, Been coming there ever since to opened. The desert special that night was a great ending

g
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a pleasant experience with professional and friendly service. The food was quite good and enjoyable.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Mahalo to Patrick!!!!

a
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always great and the view from the window or outside is spectacular! Crispy Brussels sprouts and tomato soup are a must!

c
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Great Experience! We'll be Back! Patrick was fantastic as always.
Chef's ahi special was hit on our table!

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a great table by the window. Not very noisy and not top much traffic walking by. Service was good. Olivia did a wonderful job in making sure that we were well taken care of. She was exceptionally busy, but always made it back to us. Thank You

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I ordered a cheeseburger and my kids ordered mac and cheese also chicken tenders. All entrees were made well. I liked the burger because it was big and tasty. Mac cheese was perfect.

KK
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruscello’s staff consistently provides quality food and exceptional service. I highly recommend them for any occasion!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our server, Trent, and his attention to detail as well as prompt service. Wonderful experience as always!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our favorite place to dine.

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K
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, personable service. Variety, healthy food selection.

C
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruscello is one of my favorite restaurants in Waikiki. The menu is ideal and the service is impeccable! You can either eat outside on the lanai or inside at tables or up at the bar. A great "local" eatery.

JP
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was a nice lunch- ahi was slightly over cooked, but otherwise an enjoyable lunch.

LO
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostesses are top-notch and our server NICOLE was a true professional. We always enjoy our meal and experience here.

L
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Per usual!

LK
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Ruscello & to our server, Daxs, for wonderful food & excellent service! 😊

OT
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We always love coming to Ruscello. We often get the same server, I think his name is spelled Dazs? Anyway, he's wonderful. But so is every server we get, and the host is so friendly. The food of course has to be excellent or we wouldn't keep coming, and it is. Now if I could only get my friend to order something besides the salmon. She loves the salmon!

E
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Meet friends for lunch

OX
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Our waiter was very pleasant (Patrick) and friendly to our friends from the U. K. Normally the food & service is exceptional but the manager(Ashley) working that day did a poor job when she was notified about a plastic tag in my ahi salad. She said sorry , didn’t even look at me, said she wouldn’t charge me for the dish & offered me a soup or something else ...I asked if I could have another drink, she smerked (sp) and took the plate away. Her apology was lacking and very insincere...nonetheless, she never came back & I didn’t get anything for the disgusting mistake (not even dessert).

I’ve been a loyal Nordstrom customer, and service in the store has always been excellent...I will not go back for another meal due to the poor service I received from the restaurant. I am a local resident and I plan to share this with all my colleagues & friends about this situation.

C
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, from the time we entered till we finished. Got to our table right away. Our server was very accommodating. We could enjoy our meal; even with my grandson. An added surprise was the lion dance. My grandson enjoyed feeding the lion. It was a great Chinese New Year lunch.

JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to lunch with a friend. We shared a salad and a pizza. We got to sit outside on the deck. The food was great and so was the service.

JU
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good and is served in a timely manor. The menu is a little pricy for what you get but Ruscello is a convenient spot if you are shopping at Ala Moana. One negative was that Nordstrom closed before the end our our meal so when we were done we had to be escorted to the mall level to exit the store, even if I was carrying my 60 pound son who fell asleep at dinner.

T
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Anya was very helpful, courteous, attentive, and friendly. My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice view, good food.
I highly recommended this restaurant.

RS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Ordered the Tofu Miso Salad which the menu says it comes with watercress, NONE in my salad. This is the second time I ordered it in the past few months and still no watercress. The server did not inform me of the missing item- so I was disappointed. That salad is usually my go-to salad - but not sure if I will order it next time. If they told me the watercress was not available, I would have ordered something else. Disappointed :(

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole is such a fun and wonderful server. SHE made the experience awesome

KL
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My experience was marred by the rude hostess who didn't make any effort to address my request for a table by the windows. Most restaurants would check for availability or ask if I would like to wait for next available. This hostess flatly said No.

I hope to return and next time I will request a table by the window when I make my reservation.

Having gotten that off my chest...we both enjoyed the quality of the food - especially house bread, lobster bisque, and croutons.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three ladies spent three hours brunch to catch up. The food, Bloody Mary, and wine were good as usual. The server was attentive and helpful as usual. Love this place for weekday business lunch and also leisurely weekend brunch.