Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall

4.5
103 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.

Ruscello is located on the 3rd floor of upscale super-regional Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, featuring our interpretation of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and the Nordstrom standard of customer service and food quality. Our menu is complimented by a full bar and wide selection of intriguing wines from across the globe.

Our Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad features crisp romaine and organic baby greens tossed with roma tomatoes, roasted corn, pumpkin seeds, jack cheese and our vibrant cilantro lime vinaigrette, made fresh daily.
What 103 People Are Saying
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New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying any Ruscello and everything was amazing. She She was a pleasure and a sweetheart! Food was incredible!

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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was good but food has gone DOWNHILL. Used to be our favorite place - one that we all agreed on. No need to return. Wasn’t worth the money.

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Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Mother’s Day lunch. Our server She She took excellent care of us.

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Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food here has always been delicious. I did notice a few changes to the salads on a recent visit - not as good as it had been but they added a nice roll to the side. It is a consistent winner in the Perimeter area.

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BR
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the soup, salmon & wine selections. Our server was excellent! I believe her name was Arial. We will be back often!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Casual experience

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Atlanta
93 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Ruscello, normally. It has been my go to lunch spot for years. Lately, they don’t seem to have it together. This is the second time in a row that something was not right with our experience. This time we each ordered a salad and 50 minutes later, we did not have our food. Our server, Kim, was absolutely fabulous. She checked on it and said they did not notice her ticket. That’s crazy! Kim took great care of us. My roasted vegetable salad was missing some of the ingredients but otherwise delicious..

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great service, very good food,but the server offered two cocktails as samples, then they turned up on our bill. That really spoiled the whole evening.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal...exceptional service

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took my mom to lunch for Valentines Day. She loved it!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I ordered the salad with a chicken breast on it. The chicken was so dry and tough I could not cut it well or chew it. Blue cheese dressing is not on the menu. Romaine lettuce was very good and crisp.

Noise level was extremely high. We had to lean over the table to hear each other talk.

Although the server was attentive, her attitude was abrupt and not friendly.

I have never written a negative review like this one. I am sorry I had to do it, but I am sure the Ruscello management would like to know this opinion.

Thank you.

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e
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed to learn that the classic Nordstrom cafe had been replaced by Ruscello, but overall I think it was just as good, if not better! Came for a Friday long lunch and had great service and everything we ate was delicious and fresh. Would highly recommend if you're at the mall!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

She She was our waitress. Very attentive and pleasant.

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DL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service right inside Nordstrom on the 3rd floor - love this place.

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I selected Ruscello for our department Holiday Luncheon. Oftentimes, it is quite difficult to find a restaurant that meet the needs of everyone. However, that was not the case with Ruscello! This being the first time anyone in the group dined in the restaurant, I am pleased to say, the food was delicious, the service was excellent, and everyone had a fabulous time.

Marie Shelton CAP, Executive Staff Assistant

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g
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It is a very nice place and the food was good. The service started strong but by the end of our meal, we had to find our waiter to get the check.

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LZ
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding!!! The food was very authentic Italian and they had enough choices on the menu for everyone!! I will definitely be back!

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Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice salad selections. I had Arugula and shrimp salad, and it was delicious. Wish it came with a piece of small baguette.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

This is one of the gazillion times that we have dined here. However, they have made weird adjustments that are not the best. I had the warm glazed chicken salad. The salad mix that they use now has more basil than lettuce. Also, the salad doesn’t come with the bread chopsticks, but two chips which does not look or taste great. On top of that, the chicken breast that you get now is smaller than half of the palm of my hand. I used to be able to finished my salad and chicken at the same time. Now, I am stuck with more salad than chicken. The bowl of tomato soup that I received as an appetizer has gotten bigger, which is great.

Vanessa, our server, was wonderful. She checked up on us frequently. I ordered a glass of rosè and was asked to show my ID. However, another group of girls came in and ordered drinks and none of them were asks. It put a sour taste in my mouth to think about the difference in treatment.

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PA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was meeting a friend that is also a client for lunch. It is a great place to talk and the food and service is excellent. I will continue to utilize whenI need to be a the perimeter.

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d
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was awesome. The lobster risotto was delicious. I’ll definitely be back

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Atlanta
94 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent. Shishi is an amazing server! It is my go-to restaurant if I want to catch up with a friend or have a business meeting because it is quiet and has a very pleasant atmosphere exclamation

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S
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is great but a little pricey. The menu is small and they daily specials. Tomato soup is the best

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m
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good quality.

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KH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

moderately priced dinner with a delicious tomato soup starter and a lobster risotto that was very good. the ambiance was open and inviting. A reasonable choice for lunch or dinner while shopping

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JL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We stumbled across this restaurant a couple years ago, and have been regulars ever since! We love the atmosphere, the excellent service (kudos to Matthew), and the great food at reasonable prices. FYI, the brussel sprouts appetizer is a must! Since we're there so often, the only thing we would like to see are a few additions to the menu. Other than that, it's a winner in our book!

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MD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Desperately needs signage/directions that instruct visitors restaurant is INSIDE of Nordstroms (3rd Floor). Service was slow and non-intuitive (one of our guests ordered a beer, which ultimately was delivered 30 minutes later, with 2 seemingly unclean glasses). Food, however was surprisingly good and hot when delivered. Ambiance was very nice. All turned out to be an enjoyable experience.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Usually a fan but this experience left much to be desired. They were out of creme brulee and food lacked its usual flavor.

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CH
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Out of chicken meatballs. The chicken in the dishes we ordered was dried out. Not freshly cooked

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JC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love this place. Food is always delicious here. I wish you would allow a substitution of fries and side salad with a cup of soup. A lot of other restaurants have no problem substituting. When I asked for a substitution during my visit, I was told I cannot do it and have to pay extra for soup.

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NB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have lunch here approximately once a month and everything is always excellent

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HT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great meal. Love all of the Nordstrom Cafe's. Great salad and pizza!

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SP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We just moved our office in the Perimeter area and decided to make this our first quarterly lunch outing. All 6 employees were pleased with their meals and said they enjoyed the restaurant. I am happy because I chose it based on the proximity and ratings on yelp.

Servers were very pleasant and we had a good time. I would definitely keep it as an outing option.

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m
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

For a while now, we've been regulars at your restaurant and go every week. However, my husband and I decided tonight we won't be coming back until you change your menu to be as good as it was before. Not only were some of our favorite items removed, they were replaced with things that are not nearly as tasty. What a disappointment.

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my group of four people loved the restaurant and the food!

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were not familiar with this restaurant but the reviews were very good so we decided to try it for a convenient location to meet our daughter for a Valentine’s dinner. We were not disappointed. The wine was very good and the bruschetta was delectable. The rest of our meal was good as well. Service was great.

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T
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food, nice cocktails and the service was fantastic! Thanks

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KJ
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great lunch with work colleagues.

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AG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent pappardelle pasta with chicken meatballs. She crab soup was awesome as well. Service was a bit slow at first but they picked up afterwards. Great value for the money. Party of 5 ate for $89 - and the meal included appetizers, soups and entrees!

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JM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great each time I go, it was very cold & slightly louder this time. Love the place though & the food.

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