Ruscello - Nordstrom Ridgedale

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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.

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.

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marianneh
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good, great service & nice atmosphere. I shall return as I often do.

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Kannsn1212
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food is always great. Fresh & good quality ingredients. Typically not overcrowded or noisy so a great place to grab a bite & long conversation with a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very solid on all salads and entrees. Pleases everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Place and Food!!!

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JessicaM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The halibut and crab claw with roasted vegetables was outstanding! My hubby loved the lobster bisque and the shrimp and lobster pasta dish! Cant wait to go back to try something new!

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ShannonB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at Ruscello. Our service was outstanding! The waiter was prompt, courteous and attentive. We ordered calamari for an appetizer, an asian chicken salad and a panko chicken salad. The calamari was excellent, cooked and seasoned just right. My husband also really enjoyed the Asian chicken salad. I was a bit disappointed with the panko chicken salad though. The salad itself was wonderful but the chicken was served on the side in large pieces and was very bland in flavor. I highly recommend additional spices for the chicken as well as making much smaller bites that can be integrated with the salad.

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vipdanabeth1
Minneapolis
324 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

really good salads, great service, like to come for lunch

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vipOpenTableFans
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

When you first opened I would go out of my way to come for lunch or dinner. I came with friends, my daughter, even Friday evenings after a movie with my husband. Little by little the entrees we order have been scaled back. Last night the dinner salad I ordered had so few wontons and almonds I had to search for them. The chicken was the size of one small chicken tender. It was the size of a side salad. I am a small person. Still I left hungry. No bread was offered. I am assuming there is now an up charge for that. We will not be back. We’ll miss you!

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GaryT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My fourth time here. Good food, great service. I will return.

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vipalano
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food quality was terrible . Crispy chicken wings, not crispy very greasy. Pepperoni pizza and my wife’s Salmon dish also very greasy. Not sure we will ever go back. Alan Oliver

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BarbaraC
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Matt was our server and he was excellent. Very knowledgeable and attentive while giving my lunch date and I space. Good food and many gluten-free options. One of my fave places for lunch.

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Kayaker
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good. Their wine prices are very high (a glass price equal to what one could buy the entire bottle at a liquor store) and it would help if they have house wines at more reasonable prices. I note our book club liked the restaurant as we could actually hear each other speak, good acoustics.

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Trice
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and attentive!

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vipRetiredninlove
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a surprise! I had a chicken pasta dish with the best (in house roasted) chicken I be had in a restaurant in years.
Fabulous service too.

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vipMerlot
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good as always. Especially good value, and a small but decent wine list.

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Artsychoke
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love their food. Love the service people, they are all very friendly and enjoy working as a team. However, It didn’t appear that there was a bartender the night we were their. Consequently our drinks were lagging. Also, our waitress was having to create the drinks so we didn’t get the best service. I am sure it was a glitch. I have never had anything but excellent food here.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had booked an early table for New Years Eve at 530pm which was confirmed by OpenTable. As we showed up, the hostess informed us that they were closing and no longer seating. We said we had a reservation so she began to seat us and the guy behind the bar (maybe the manager?) called out that they were closed. They had called from a number different from the number on the OpenTable booking but no voicemail.

My wife had eaten here before and we wanted a quick casual meal before NYE festivities but it turned out to be a frustrating event. We won’t be back only because this was handled so poorly, wasted our time, no voicemail/text via phone or message thru OpenTable, and we ended up having a great meal at the bar at Redstone.

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Muffy
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service . . .entree's were excellent.

We were last reservation on New Years Eve. We were not hurried out even though we were last diners.

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vipJules
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The hostess asked me to be completed with my meal in 1 hour. So taken aback with this comment. Will never go to this restaurant again! Also, did not receive points!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Christmas dinner

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vipGaryG
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was great. It was my wife's birthday. I called ahead to have a candle put on one of their deserts. The server did not get the message. When i asked for the cake it took over 15min to get it. I know help is hard to find but you need to do a better job of training your staff.

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ReneeS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very delicious food at a good value..nice evening ambiance. Dont feel like you are at a store restaurant.

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vipHack
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was very good. Service was terrible! We had to flag down our waitress for everything. She brought the wine fairly fast but didn’t ask if we wanted bread or appetizer. Flagged her down to order appetizer and bread. It finally came right before the entre. After that, she didn’t check on us or clear plates for long time.
We were there for over 2 hours. Saw other tables come and go. Never had a problem with service there before so something must have been going on that night.

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Starswim
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The setting is very nice, and the decor and ambiance are excellent. The menu isn't extensive, but everything tastes fresh and is well executed. The service team members go beyond brisk and efficient, they are helpful and knowledgeable. It feels very relaxed and enjoyable to eat there.

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RichardS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful business lunch. The service was terrific. The noise level was perfect--we could actually hear each other talking.

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vipstevenm
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It ended up being a busy evening. While I had a reservation for 7 I was greeted with the message ‘we hope we can seat
you’. We were seated but it did appear that the kitchen was backed up. We ordered the Tuscan Chicken which was overdone and the veggies appeared sparse. This is the first time we came away feeling a bit let down. We like this restaurant as usually it’s quiet and comfortable with great food. It also took a while for our order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Generally a good spot and recommendable, but something was off today...

Service was awkward, not sure how much experience the server had, but there was no sense of urgency and lack of understanding basic/simple requests i.e beverage orders, bread, salt & pepper, etc... Overall wait time for entrées was unusually long for not being so busy.

Calamari was unseasoned, could only eat ~50%, wouldn't order again.
Burger ordered well and not chard came out chard and medium - could not eat, but would have been good if cooked properly.
Pasta dish was cold and cheese sauce mostly solidified - was good but could have been better served hot

In disappointment, the salmon and farro salad dish is no longer on the menu, which was a favorite. And should have stuck with the lobster risotto which had alway ben excellent.

Although the experience this time was a miserable failure, the manager did comp both entrees, and we would return another day as visits in the past have typically been enjoyable.

I hope today's experience is not a trend.

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vipLeLu
Minneapolis
85 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The environment is wonderful to enjoy a relaxed meal, food specials are always good and service is usually attentive. This is our favorite place to dine.

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vipCarteB
Minneapolis
53 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really liked our waitperson!

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vipSheilaW
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both great. Dined there for lunch with several friends. Would definitely meet there again.

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vipDavid
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and service very good!

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vipApplehead
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

the food is consistently delicious and ambience lovely for a shopping mall. Our server had zero personality and gave us zero attention. took our order, plopped down the plates, cleared the plates, plopped down the check. It was extremely quiet in the restaurant and he was not visibly waiting on too many other parties. Very disappointing. Also, what happened to the chocolate mint sticks Nordstrom used to give with the check? We didn't get those either

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vipBarbaraD
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruscello consistently excels in service and food. I could eat their chicken meatballs every day! It is our “go to“ place whenever we want delicious food and a soothing atmosphere. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food - service excellent as usual. Hostess not very gracious.

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Tiger
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all around - gets a little noisy, but for lunch it is fine.

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DebbieP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually order a salad for lunch. Russell’s has wonderful, unusual combinations. Delish!!

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Roadrunner
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite dining spot of mine. Yesterday, a few friends & I celebrated a birthday there. We had a booth by the window which was comfortable & lovely. I typically order one of their excellent salads but yesterday I tried the Tuscan Grilled Chicken which might be my new favorite - 2 large, grilled chicken breasts sat stop a mixture of farro, asparagus, baby tomatoes, brussel sprouts, etc. It was expertly seasoned & delicious! Wendy was our server and did an excellent job. It was an enjoyable lunch. I'll be back and I definitely recommend it to others!

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vipGiuditta
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were shopping at Nordstrom’s and decided to
have lunch at Ruscello’s. This is my second time there and it does not disappoint. We both ordered their Asian salad which was delicious.

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Ruscello - Nordstrom Ridgedale is rated 4.5 stars by 492 OpenTable diners.

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