Ruscello - Nordstrom Oakbrook Center

4.5
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185 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.

Nordstrom is located on the Northeast corner of Oak Brook Mall. You will find Ruscello on the first floor just inside the East entrance.

For the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities, we are temporarily closed until further notice. We hope to see you again when we re-open.
What 185 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.1
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GregoryA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife had her best-ever Old Fashioned. The food was better than anticipated, and our server was especially wonderful. Our new Oak Brook "late lunch and a shopping beverage" go-to.

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MJH123
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a very nice table next to the window, the food and service were great

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vipAmarie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great offering of healthy dishes and variety with seasonal specials

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ElizabethN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not sure what I expected from this place but it looked like a cafeteria upon arrival. Very few options for non meat eaters. Prices were in my opinion very high for what you get. A salad was $14 and it was nothing special. On a plus side our waiter was very good. Went with friends for dinner but was not impressed. Maybe it would be better for lunch

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GWL73
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Seated next to 2 kids Running around the table and yelling for 45 minutes

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anonymous
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nordstrom's high quality for product and service. A little pricey for quantity of food but about on par with rest of Oakbrook dining.

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vipZapatista
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was terrible.

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vipTamiO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live for and love this place!!

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vipMARYj
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

We used to enjoy going here whenever we were in the area, but will not be back. Today, we had a reservation and while it took the three people at the hostess stand to figure out what to do with us, a woman walked around us and they sat her immediately. We ended up leaving. We instead went to Antico Posto and enjoyed an excellent meal with exceptional service. We will just go there from now on.

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PatD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food options ! Nice atmosphere.....will definitely be back!

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DennyW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. The dining are was noisy, but we were in the middle of the room.

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MaryD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice for a quick bite while taking a break from shopping

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vipGreenday
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Terrible service, got wrong entree then it took 30 minutes to replace it . They only offered not to charge us for the wrong dish they sent, Gee thanks.
My pasta was dry and stuck together.

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vipSusanJ
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We usually have a very good meal, but this time was different. The food was very salty. The service was very slow. I had to hail the server when we needed something. It was not busy, and they seemed to have enough servers.

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DebbieG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had lunch there with my friend. She had the salmon and polenta and I had the pecan crusted walleye. They were both excellent! We got seated right away. The service was good in spite of the at capacity restaurant. The presentation of the food was well done! So many restaurants to not take the time to make sure their plates are appealing but the food was presented nicely making me want to start eating immediately! Can't wait to go back again!

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Fancy
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate most birthday lunches.
The tomato basil soup is excellent as well as the pizzas.
There is a variety of options on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch. Are the chicken sandwich toasted with avocado. So delicious. Server recommended it to take place of chicken, pesto sandwich excpick. My son had blackened salmon on Cesar salad. Always delish!! Will be back soon

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vipSusanJ
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is very good. We were seated in a booth located in the bar area, entrance of the restaurant. Would have preferred eating further into the dining room.

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vipCherylT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was not as good as in the past! Plus brought the wrong meal out! Had to ask for bread after food was served! Because of good experiences in the past, we will try it out again!

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vipLynnD
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious !

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LaurenW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The server was terrible. Served us warm soda and said sorry our ice machine broke. Then 15 mins later came with ice cup for us. The soda was flat, he was terrible barely there. Food was ok, kids menu was better than the real menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Tuscany grilled chicken. Our server, Jose was amazing !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had the shrimp and arugula salad. Was excellent. Server was good but kept forgetting to refill our needs. Will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening to dine here

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vipWrightfan
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Ruscello. Menu is interesting food was very good and service was excellent. Will dine there again.

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BaileyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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Nonickname
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Never been there before. It was surprisingly good. However it’s more of a everyday your out shopping and want to go eat. Not so much a “date night” type(my fault). However food was really good, service was good. Would definitely go back.

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SaraM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, we love having lunch with our boys (who also love eating there)!

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vipKarenH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent quality food. Friendly wait staff

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vipLiketoTravel
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch... the new salmon dish for spring is amazing!

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vipdining
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable reunion with old friend...quiet atmosphere, not rushed

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Returning
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good variety and service.
There was an event in the bar area which made it a little noisy.

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vipKathyT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My daughter and I enjoy going for lunch and shopping all the time. The food is always great and the services is good. I at least eat here every other month. Its a fun way to spend your day at lunch and shopping. Defiantly a must!!

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CindyC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

In short, very good food, priced commensurately, in a rather noisy atmosphere, even though it was 3:00 on a Saturday afternoon. Service was professional and prompt - the food came out faster than expected. There were 5 of us, two vegetarians. Two carnivores had the salmon which both liked very much. The vegetarians loved the roasted vegetable salad. The lobster risotto also got a very good report. The pizza marguerita was good, not special. And when we finished with time left before our show, we were already in Nordstrom's for some shopping! All in all, if you're ok with the noise level it's worth a try.

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vipNancyP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services and awesome food. Jody was our server and she was terrific.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Above average food, a bit noisy and slightly slow service during the lunch hour on Friday, but wait staff was courteous and atmosphere is nice.

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vipARegular
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Caesars salad

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vipMimosa
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food at Ruscello is always delicious. Brought five friends here for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meal. I was a little disappointed with the service this time. The server could have been more attentive to our requests.

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vipwritegirl435
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Off day for Ruscello... slow service, food brought out in an odd order, service inattentive. Example: Basket of fries for lunch came out luke warm and before anything else was served. No silverware or napkins brought until main course was served. Server only checked on us well after meal was served and seemed really drained.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always my “go to” when shopping at Oakbrook Mall.

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Ruscello - Nordstrom Oakbrook Center is rated 4.5 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

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