Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana

4.7
2318 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.

In compliance with local mandate, proof of vaccination is required prior to dining indoors at this location.

Support Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana during COVID-19

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2318 people are saying
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LucilleW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.
I had the Salmon Caesar salad. It was delicious.

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Awesome
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and we were all full to the gills after our meal. We didn’t even have room for desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We liked the location of this restaurant and all the friendly staff. Sadly, all the foods were not in good condition, especially the vegetables of our pasta and salad were all awfully old. Calamari was very delicious and spicy.

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KathyY
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was nearly full. Service friendly, but not attentive possibly because of shortage in manpower.
Food was good, but lack the "gotta come back here soon" flavors as before.
All food was fresh; none awesome or particularly memorable.
Not the Ruscello flavors of the past.

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WendyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a disappointing meal at Ruscello.

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StevenK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was mediocre. Service was poor. Despite requesting starters then main, all of the food came out at once. Our food got cold. The waiter blamed the kitchen - although they were only at 60% capacity. He almost popped his eye out opening our champagne bottle. All the pasta was overlooked. Overrated, name branded mass produced food with not very good service. I wouldn't go back.

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LaurenU
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful view from tables inside and out. Highly recommended.

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GlynisL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luv’d everything morsel Brought my mother in law along, now it’s going to be her new go to when shopping

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vipLive2Eatg
Hawaii
65 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is the reason we enjoy eating at Ruscello.! We were not disappointed…

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great. Came a little earlier than our reservation time and they were able to sit us sooner. The follow covid protocols. Highly recommend this place

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KiyoM
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Have dined at Ruscello at least 20 times for lunch. One of us always orders the chicken panko salad. The last two times we ordered it, the chicken had an off taste, as if it wasn't fresh. The salad was drenched in dressing that caused the greens to wilt and be soggy. The Coke I ordered was flat. They replaced it with another glass but it wasn't any better. The fries were so overdone they were like potato sticks. They shouldn't have been served to us. The avocado in our sandwich was totally brown. Something is not right in the kitchen.

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SusanW
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The lobster bisque was a bit salty & peppery for me. The portobello raviolli was GREAT. Would highly recommend. Ate every bit of it.

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vipAboutTown
Hawaii
149 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is by far the best in Ala Moana if not Honolulu. Wait staff are very efficient and friendly. Also, the food is prepared so well and comes to the table at the perfect temperature and very quickly. The only thing is I do miss the bread they used to give for the meals.

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KathyT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us stopped for lunch at Ruscello for the first time and returned a second time two days later because the food was so good! Each f us ordered something different and all were very pleased we what we got. The pasta dishes were outstanding and so was the lobster bisque. The desserts were just as outstanding as the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed dining at Ruscello with a dear friend & her sister. Food & setting were both good and we had a delightful, leisurely luncheon! Thank you!

JW
JeanW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service, fair prices. Outside seating was occasionally noisy.

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HawaiiKaifoodie
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love eating here. The salads are terrific and the atmosphere is relaxed. Really nice place for lunch.

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vipscottsdalefoodie
Phoenix
146 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service could have been more attentive. Steak was cooked medium well, not medium. Loved the potatoes, & he loved his turkey club.

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Jojo
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, flavorful food, and outdoor seating! What else can we ask for? The lamb meatball grain bowl was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I made reservations a few weeks in advance through Open Table and we had the worst table close to the kitchen which was high in traffic!

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ADGODA
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious
Area was socially distanced
Appearance is clean and fresh

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vipJLEC
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Ordered the wild salmon entree which I’ve had on many other occasions. It’s usually cooked perfectly, however I was very disappointed last night as it was over cooked. It kind of ruined our night. Not sure when I’d go back there.

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Ecco
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've been here many times over the years have always found the food, service and ambiance to be great! I pretty much always get one of the salmon dishes and this time got the salmon and cauliflower. It was tasty, just a tad spicy for my palette but good nonetheless. The only thing I've noticed is the salmon is always a bit firmer than I care for. When I cook at home, my salmon is moist and tender so this one is a bit overcooked. But overall, I enjoyed m dinner.

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Shannel
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at our reservation time at 5 pm and were seated immediately. It wasn't too busy so there was a nice ambiance. We ordered within 5-10 mins of sitting down and our food came in 5 minutes. The food was amazing as usual! Our faves are the plantation iced tea, cilantro lime chicken tacos, the crispy panko chicken salad, portabella mushroom ravioli, the white chocolate and raspberry bread pudding, creme bruelee and the kona coffee gelato. please NEVER take these off the menu. That's why I always come back! Never fails.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant lunch

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vipAwakechaos
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, great service, seemingly COVID-safe space.

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DLPluckyweliveHI
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place (great views) to have drinks and a nice bite to eat. Tomato soup was yummy!

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Kris
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Our reservation was at 11:00 a.m. Given that was the time the restaurant opened, we were caught in a long line of folks checking in and therefore were not seated until 11:15. Which is why I was a little offended when at 12:55 our party of two was approached by our server who informed us that there was another reservation for the table of 1:00 p.m., there is a two-hour time limit, and although the server was apologetic, essentially we were told, "your time is up, please leave." Given we were not seated until 11:15 through no fault of our own, it would have been nice to have been given the entire 2 hours for our seating. Perhaps the restaurant could start checking people in before 11:00 a.m., I was there well before the reservation time waiting for the place to open. Honestly, I will think twice about coming back now, the whole experience left a bad taste.

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WesleyK
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating facing Ala Moana Beach Park and sunset. Panko chicken salad was delicious with crispy fried chicken. Pumpkin cupcake was also very good with a little cream cheese frosting. Nice and quiet relaxed setting. Great Service and price.

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QMMC
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a go to place to relax and enjoy good company. Everything was just wonderful, and perhaps the only thing that needed help was the soup. It was Barley and steak soup with one little cube of steak with lots of barley.The staff went back to the kitchen and checked and corrected the issue with the chef for all future servings.

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SpecialK
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service! The yummy food is always on par and ambiance is super!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go there. Enjoy the food.

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VivanH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent....waiter served us well. Overall enjoyable afternoon.

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Kimberly
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Delicious and fresh! Shrimp salad as an entree was my favorite. Also enjoyed the chicken tacos, burrata, and chicken meatballs as apps.

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CariT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the chicken tacos, the shell is so crunchy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the specials—lamb gnocchi ragu and a lamb meatball grain bowl with lots of veggies. Both were excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neysa is the best server! So sweet and personable! Love her!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The taste has changed…
I like before .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

this is one of our favorite places to have a pleasant yummy dinner.

FAQs

Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana is rated 4.7 stars by 2318 OpenTable diners.

Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.giftcard.nordstrom.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

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.