Ruscello - Nordstrom Ridgedale

4.5
443 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 East side of Ridgedale Mall. You’ll find Ruscello on the second floor, East side of the store.
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PJ
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappointed here. Beautiful mixed berry cobbler - not too sweet as most cobblers served in restaurants. Nice flavor to lobster risotto. Excellent bruschetta.

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d
Minneapolis
297 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful salads, good lunch place, good service, easy to get in

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F
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Surprisingly good. The clam chowder was house made and delicious. Great Mediterranean choices. Chocolates after dinner. We'll look forward to trying other dishes.

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TQ
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Ruscello at least twice a month by ourselves or with another couple. I also find it a great place to meet girlfriends for lunch or happy hour as the noise level is never distracting. We love the cocktails but find them to be a bit pricey and just found out they are raising the prices on their specialty Kiss My Cranberries to $14. Not happy about that. However, I can’t think of another restaurant we frequent that cooks meat so evenly and constantly. Whatever we order is always juicy, tender and full of flavor. I don’t think you can go wrong whether you order a salad, a pasta, a pizza or a sandwich. Their specials of the day are always good. The waitstaff and bartenders are personal and professional.

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AP
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. I had the Rosemary/Artichoke Chicken which was lovely. Not too rich, just right!

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T
Minneapolis
132 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A quiet place with good food. Nice place to talk to friends or family.

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BL
Minneapolis
138 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this resturant! Gem in the neighborhood. One of my favorite salads is the Salmon Nicoise. Now they have a shrimp salad with homemade croutons. I highly recommend!

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F
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their wild salmon entree with creamy polenta was excellent.

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L
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get a good meal with great service. It’s what keeps us coming back!

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MT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. I had the Lobster Risotto and it was absolutely delicious!!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service is great! The food is yummy!

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l
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My server decided to give me advice on how diet coke is bad for me when I wanted a refill.

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J
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was slow. Salmon on salad was over cooked. Birthday lunch for a 10 year old. Asked if they did anything special (who doesn’t)? They said they would provide a candle and we needed to bring our own dessert.

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MG
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality ingredients makes for a great meal! I love this place!

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RR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as was the service. Our waiter was attentive and fun. Not only did he provide great service, he also made us laugh and wish we had had more time to linger and sample other items on the menu. I will definitely return.

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SJ
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heirloom tomatoes and burata app - amazing.
Brussels sprouts app - amazing.
Shrimp salad with homemade croutons - amazing.
Ricotta/lemon dessert - amazing.

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GM
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new salmon entree that is now gluten free is outstanding. Try the shrimp risotto; it was a menu item earlier, and it’s not listed anymore; but they will make it up and serve it to you if you ask. Our service, Jody, did an absolutely outstanding job AGAIN!!!

If you want to treat somebody in a first class manner, this is the place!!!

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PS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty good. Not completely Mediterranean. Nice airy upbeat atmosphere. Loved the lobster bisque ($8) and would recommend a pizza or salad ($15). The protein options are not as enticing for the ($20) price unless they are full of flavor.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love it there. Food is perfect and the service is always wonderful. That’s where we hang out with girlfriends. Love it.

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s
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love love the staff and love the food . although the men is varied and offers the very best kinds options..i usually order the same salad.

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JG
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Really ? A fire drill? Just as our food is served? No compensation offered? A free glass of wine? Nope Nope Nope 👎

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a
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best tomato basil I’ve had in a while!! I loved the big windows too.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great. Not crazy about our waiter. He just didn’t have much personality!

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NU
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We chose Ruscello so we could have a nice, quiet place to visit and it worked great. Food was good, our waiter was excellent.

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j
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I order at Ruscello is delicious. Space is nicely sunlit and service always good.

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t
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was prompt. Food was delicious, as usual.

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MB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Twin cities area. It is great food, the Artichoke chicken pasta is my go to every time! But they have great salads, and the best thing is because they are in a Nordstrom store they accept Nordstrom gift cards, so if you don't spend your whole gift card, go grab a bite to eat with the rest of it, that makes up for it being in a store, which lessens it's appeal for a date or special occasion, at least it does for me. But again, the food is so good that it could be in a basement and I would still go just as often as I do now.

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SK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Ridgedale every our weeks and make it a point to visit this restaurant. We can make reservations, enjoy a unique dinner and cocktail. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about what they serve.

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LN
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was great but the service was SO slow. It took a very long time to get both our drinks and our food. The appetizer we ordered came out about 2 minutes before our entree salads finally appeared, so timing was poor as well.

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JL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Always good, but not as good this trip as it usually is.

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JC
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant for lunch with friends! Always a treat to go there.

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l
Minneapolis
57 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Always enjoy Ruscello. Great food at place that's often overlooked. I noticed this time that they have stopped using plastic straws. EXCELLENT. Wish more would do that. You can get a compostible straw if you absolutely need one... Only drawback this time was a server who wasn't that attentive even though it wasn't busy. He'd promise he would stop back but didn't, promised to bring bread but didn't until we asked about it, etc. Pleasant, but maybe he was distracted that night. But definitely like Ruscello. Recommend!

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BL
Minneapolis
138 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I came for the Nicoise salmon salad. half way into the salmon it wasn't cooked. couldn't eat it. It took awhile for the waitress to come by, she apologised took the salmon and said I will get you a new piece but by the time she came back I was already done with my salad. They did take it off the bill. It wouldn't stop me from ordering again.

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S
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food always reliable!!

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LK
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Shrimp and corn salad was terrific

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d
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place for lunch. They take reservations, too. Friendly and attentive service.

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JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and quiet place to relax with friends.

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DL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice neighborhood gem. Who would have guessed it in a department store?

Staff is friendly, food is delicious and organic, with a nice variations for vegetarians, vegans and others.

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