Ruscello - Nordstrom Oakbrook Center

4.4
217 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean

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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.

**At this tkme, we are only offering to-go service via Curbside Pickup**

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vipbonbon
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place to stop for a quick bite while shopping

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food and service was very good. The restaurant was dirty. The wood atop all the booths had a layer of dust on them. Restaurant needs a good clean.

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vipDales
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great!

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SueS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not crowded but Poor service, forgot to bring soup & juice for kids. Food mediocre. Disappointing experience.

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vipKristi
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dined there for lunch and the food was good, especially the lobster bisque. Overall, I would highly recommend for good food and service. Only drawbacks- interior is a bit dated and the restaurant does not have its own restroom. You have to exit and use Nordstrom’s restroom in the store. But, would dine there again.

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JenniferB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, great staff

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for 6:30pm. We got there and they didn’t seat us because they closed at 7pm. I’m not sure I understand why they allowed us to make a reservation in the first place. They could have called us and informed us of the situation. By the restaurant refusing to let us sit I have now lost 100 points on open table because “I didn’t show up” according to the app.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Make on line reservation for Father’s Day and showed up for reservation and restaurant is closed :(

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janski
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It could of been better for the price of the dishes

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KATHYK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch. good food. our server, Brandon was awesome! Nice wine selection.

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vipManny
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit for suddenly planned early Mother’s Day dinner.
We had very pleasant experience, tasty food & efficient service. Thanks.

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vipAllie
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal! We were greeted right away and our orders were in a timely manner.

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Gort16
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a mid-way meeting place for dining with our sons for Mother's Day, Ruscello fit the bill perfectly. Their Covid accommodations allowed us to feel safe while dining in a quaint setting. Our entire party were pleased with their selections for entrees and desserts.

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LUCKY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As a vegetarian, I found a few wonderful dishes which were adapted for us. There was also a Beyond burger. Lunch in a department store has a bit of bustle and noise but the service was excellent. Our server made certain we did not get any non-vegetarian sauce or ingredient. It was a very satisfying experience despite the limited veggie items. Prices are moderate for the ample portions. It was a good respite from Oakbrook shopping.

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vipDisappointed
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food options are always great! I ordered and enjoyed the blackened tacos. I also ordered the lemon cookies to go! They are tge absolute best! Can't wait until their lobster avocado toast is back on the menu!

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vipAndrewD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately, Ruscello Oak Brook has wrong hours in Opentable and is not seating at all the times that one can make reservations. The host’s attitude on customers making a fairly long drive to have dinner there and be told by the host that we could not be seated, with indifference or worse, was sad and not up to Nordstrom, or even basic, standards. Those wrong hours on Opentable continue.

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vipWestBurbsDoug
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasant, tasty meal at Nordstrom's Ruscello. And the Shrimp & Arugula Salad with Sweet Corn (and polenta croutons) might be the best salad anywhere, anytime.

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AbbyN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to eat at oak brook mall located in one of our favorite stores! The dining staff are all kind, efficient and attentive. The food here is always delicious. (We always come back for the shrimp & arugula with sweet corn salad - it is incredible!)

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JACWIL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The food was amazing! I had my newborn baby and they made accommodations for us to sit in a tucked away corner for easy breastfeeding! My friend and I had an enjoyable experience!

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viptrishw
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Ruscello, the service is amazing, just the right amount of attention without being too pushy. Great menu with seasonal specials. I've had the Cilantro Lime Chicken salad many times and never once was it anything but fresh! Pastas are delicious, appetizers as well. Great atmosphere too.

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vipAiimes
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was just mediocre. The level of service has declined.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious salads and soups. Love the food. Great server who was friendly and knowledgeable.Will be back soon!!

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ShirleyM
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have eaten here many times. Great for lunch after shopping

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Goodfoody
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food always tastes fresh and is very good. The restaurant was clean and service was quick. I will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed even though we were able to make reservations

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food. Menu is limited but there were some specials. We were seated in a booth with guests filling booths on either side of us. They had placed manicure plexi glass barriers between the booth with holes near head level in them. This does not seem like an adequate public health measure.

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vipSusanJ
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Tuscan salmon was good. There were to be Brussel sprout included in this dish, but I only found half of one on my plate. Caramel cheesecake was good. Service was good. Nice atmosphere, quiet.

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luv2eatgoodfood
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server (Luis) was very professional, friendly and hard working. We enjoyed our dining experience.

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vipSusanC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch with a friend. Entrees were wonderful. Server prompt and friendly. Downside, had the warm cookie with ice cream dessert and my friend burned her finger on the iron serving dish. Let customers know how hot it is or better yet remove from cooking dish before serving. Especially if serving to children.

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vipAiimes
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My order was so wrong. I paid $20 for a salad that was just greens!

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SaraM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places, we are so happy to be eating there again. Great food & great service!

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GregA
Chicago
2 reviews
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
19 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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Amarie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great offering of healthy dishes and variety with seasonal specials

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vipElizabethN
Chicago
17 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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Zapatista
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was terrible.

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vipTamiO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live for and love this place!!

FAQs

Ruscello - Nordstrom Oakbrook Center is rated 4.4 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

Ruscello - Nordstrom Oakbrook Center 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.