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Ruscello - Nordstrom Mayfair

4.4
4.4
330 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.

Nordstrom is located on the East side of Mayfair Mall next to the AMC theaters. You’ll find Ruscello on the first floor just inside the east entrance.

**We are open for To-Go Service-- Call to place an order**

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2 people

11:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–6:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 203-6910

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 330 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. KO

    KathleenO

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good as usual was good and our waiter was excellent!
  2. SL

    SusanL

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was very good but it was served luke warm which was disappointing. Flowerless chocolate cake which we had for dessert was slightly burnt around the edges.
  3. R

    Reener

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon Niçoise salad is the best!
  4. SS

    SarahS

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Menu items are not overwhelming with complex, interesting, really satisfying flavors and large portions. VERY short-staffed; place is showing signs of wear that should be fixed for the prices but the food is outstanding.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice relaxing restaurant
  6. T

    Terrible

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Actually, we were never served! Nor did we receive a glass of water, a menu or acknowledgement that we were even there! It had been some time since I had been there and my original experience was awesome! My friends and I were there for about 20 minutes, so after no service, we decided to leave. I don’t know what relationship Ruscello’s actually has with Nordstrom’s, but they should disassociate themselves from them! I’ve always thought of Nordstrom’s as a class act, but not after my experience at Ruscello’s on Sunday. I will never go there again!
  7. k

    kareedac

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best.. thank you Lisa and team!! Food is the best and love love the bartenders and servers… first class
  8. k

    kareedac

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best.. love the service and the food is amazing.. we will be back often!! Bartender makes the best Vine Street drink!! Shout out to Lisa and her squad!! Excellent
  9. x

    xoxo

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The food was tasty and fresh as always, however; the Hostess and server were very unenthusiastic and could have made it better.
  10. R

    Reener

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The salmon Nicoise is the best!!
  11. F

    Foodie

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service is fantastic the last two times I have dined at Ruscello. This restaurant is great! I love it for personal and business dining.
  12. A

    Anne

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ruscello is conveniently located in Nordstrom at Mayfair. Easy parking, covered if desired. Great menu and staff, delicious food. A favorite go-to place to meet friends or family for lunch. Especially appreciate the spaced seating and staff wearing face masks and other safety protocols taken during this time of COVID.
  13. k

    kareedac

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time my children and I go there we have an amazing experience.. from the food the ambiance and service too notch.. we visit 2-3 times a month. Lisa and team are the best in the business.. thank you!
  14. CB

    CaroleeB

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The service and food continue to be outstanding. This is a little hidden gem in the Mayfair Mall and our go to dining choice when we shop there.
  15. F

    Foodie

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kimberly was so kind and helpful. It us always lovely to stop in Ruscello when shopping at Nordstrom Mayfair!
  16. A

    Anne

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Though very, very short on wait staff (we were informed of that when being seated), we had an excellent time. The food was terrific. The sole waitress somehow managed to take and deliver orders, keep everything moving. And, we had plenty of time in a spaced, comfortable setting to catch up.
  17. JM

    JennyM

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was good but it took forever.
  18. B

    Barb

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service was not what I'm used to but I also understand a shortage in staff. It seemed as if our server was handling the entire restaurant at lunch. Our dishes were never cleared, we were never asked if we cared for dessert - We noted on our reservation that we were celebrating birthdays and nothing was mentioned to us by the server. It just lacked a personal experience.
  19. M

    Momanager

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is great and I love coming here for lunch with friends.
  20. LL

    LauraL

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS great food and service!
  21. JR

    JRPmuzik

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a good place to go and take friends for brunch or dinner. Highly recommend
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our server was great. The food seemed just okay this time for a dish I normally order. The hostess wasn’t willing to go out of her way.
  23. AN

    ANDREAS

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, a lovely lunch….salads were amazing! The staff was extremely pleasant, including the chefs!
  24. KA

    KatyA

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cilantro lime chicken salad. Delicious. Heirloom tomato and buratta. Perfect.
  25. JK

    JudyK

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to meet up with friends to celebrate birthdays. Love the food and drinks that Ruscello has available.
  26. m

    margaretw

    Milwaukee

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chipoltle lime chicken salad was delicious. Great place to eat to take a break from shopping.
  27. T

    Tosa

    Milwaukee

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    In general, everything went smoothly as expected. Surprisingly, table had coffee stain and spill when we were seated. But, I used my own Clorox wipes to clean the table. Service was average, food was good.
  28. NA

    NATALIEP

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    My friend's salad was good. My prime beef sandwich was horrible. The meat was almost inedible, filled with gristle and fat. The waitress offered to bring more meat. Why bother? It would have been cut from the same inferior piece of meat. The au jus was more like a gravy. Sorry to give such a poor review. Previous visits to your restaurant, albeit it long ago, were very satisfactory, the reason I suggested Ruscello for lunch with my friend.
  29. AN

    ANDREAS

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great lunch!
  30. j

    jgram

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was delicious. My only concern is that it seemed too pricey.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    There was 8 of us. Lovely dining outside. Food was delicious and the server went out of her way.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Upscale experience.
  33. A

    Adamabouttown

    Milwaukee

    168 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    168 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drink; amazing service!
  34. R

    Reener

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE the Salmon Salad.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was the best burger I have ever had!
  36. RA

    RAD1

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Service was great! Food was good, but really expensive. Two salads and two iced teas were over $50 with the tip. Portion size was average. Not worth the price :(
  37. R

    Reener

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love their salmon salad!
  38. MO

    MicheleO

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great place to have a quiet, social distanced lunch.
  39. JS

    JillS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always fantastic and so is the service!
  40. M

    Mary

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated inside. All safety precautions taken. Food and service was perfect. We liked what we had very much, but was sorry to see that their Margarita Pizza wasn't on their current menu. Staff was very attentive to our needs.

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 Mayfair offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 203-6910.

Ruscello - Nordstrom Mayfair is rated 4.4 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

Ruscello - Nordstrom Mayfair 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

11:30 PM


Google Map for Ruscello - Nordstrom Mayfair

2424 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Wauwatosa

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–6:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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