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Ruscello - Nordstrom Ridgedale, Minnetonka, MN

Ruscello - Nordstrom Ridgedale

4.4
4.4
674 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

We are open for dine in and to-go orders with Curbside Pickup. Call (651) 900-6810 to place your order. Join us for Brunch on weekends.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–7:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (651) 900-6810
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
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What 674 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Twin Cities / Western Suburbs

    Healthy

674 Reviews
  1. danabeth1

    Minneapolis

    410 reviews

    4.0

    410 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    always a good place to meet for lunch, like the salad choices a lot, good service

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  2. Connie

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My ‘go to’ place for lunch with friends. Loved the Pasta Rosa special! Yummy spicy.

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  3. Marie

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were great. Interesting choices on the menu. It was a quiet evening and very pleasant to linger a little longer over dinner.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I are regulars. We love the food, ease and ambiance of this restaurant, despite it being a part of Nordstroms department store. But the restaurant suffered from COVID and has still has not recovered. The main symptom is service. Despite offering competitive wages and benefits, staff turnover has been high except for a few veterans. The service experience is a gamble if you’re not served by said veterans. Service is slow and inattentive. Service is lacking. Normal offerings aren’t offered - e.g., regular bread service at the beginning of the meal. And normal courtesies aren’t extended - e.g., serving the salad before serving the main entree, if both are ordered - both are served at the same time - like a fast food operation. Apparently the new staff isn’t trained appropriately for this particular restaurant environment. So while we still love the food, we’re now going to request seating with only the veteran serving staff. Otherwise dining here turns into an ordeal.

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  5. Darling

    Minneapolis

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess was friendly and accommodating Server was great. Food always good.

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  6. SabaG

    Minneapolis

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They often are short staffed. Their hours are erratic and the service is slow and sporadic.

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  7. KARENP

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food just ok - expensive for what you get. Service was terrible.

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  8. ClaireC

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Not as good as usual…inattentive wait staff and subpar food.

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  9. Colbyjack

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best lobster bisque anywhere. Chicken meatballs also delightful. ALL the food was good actually.

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  10. CaroleH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is like eating at a five star restaurant without the high cost. The food is top notch

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  11. SuzieH

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a meeting. Food is always good and so is the service

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  12. RonM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fast service , friendly staff, good food. We’ll go again.

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  13. HNR4

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a place to go for a relaxing and delicious meal

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  14. BarbaraD

    Minneapolis

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent service from Michael, who was very efficient and attentive. Our food was delicious and plentiful. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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  15. Foodiemom

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s really gone down in quality and service. Unfortunately they are understaffed and run out of food.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you pam!!!! Always fantastic and an absolute sweetheart

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  17. A100

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food not as good as usual even though we were there right when it opened. Waitress not friendly which seems to be the theme here if not all glammed up to appear big tipper. This is a mall so personally I dress for comfort and comfort walking shoes. I tend to over look the attitude because usually the food is spot on but since it wasn’t this time it wasn’t a very pleasurable experience.

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  18. Nancy

    Minneapolis

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as usual. Only hiccup was we had a new but adorable and kind server. She was a little confused about some things. It was really great though.

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  19. PaulaN

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the light, the quiet, the good service and menu, the cozy feel. Definitely a favorite place to meet.

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  20. Julia214

    Minneapolis

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful, I especially like that special nutritional needs are so well and in a friendly manner accommodated.

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  21. Jean

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The best place for lunch at Ridgedale! Out of the way, quiet, natural light, and good food!

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  22. caroled

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four ladies lunching. Delicious martinis & margaritas Heirloom tomatoes & burata appetizer- top notch Wild salmon Niçoise salads- best in twin cities Roma tomatoe soup scarfed down with glee. Cilantro lime chicken tacos very yummy in the tummy. Sour dough warm buns and butter scrumptious and just the right portion. Thank you for a lovely time. Service spot on. We will be back !

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  23. Connie

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the always changing seasonal menu. The pasta Rosa was outstanding!

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  24. HNR4

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch with friends was so pleasant. Great food, relaxed atmosphere and service. I’ve been twice and look forward to my next visit.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good. We are very much regulars at this restaurant. There is a fair amount of staff turnover going on. Our server was very new and so service was not great. Mostly little things, but they added up.

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  26. Bergerjoint

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorites--a hidden gem, away from the noisy mall atmosphere. The Salmon Niçoise Salad is my go to. A perfect lunch spot.

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  27. MelS

    Minneapolis

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to dine, love how open it feels, great menu options with great flavors!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food was delicious and service was excellent! Shout out to our server Kai!

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  29. suri

    Minneapolis

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Atmosphere and Great Service! The Food is always spot on! The Hostess, Pam is so Welcoming!

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  30. danabeth1

    Minneapolis

    410 reviews

    4.0

    410 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    wonderful salads, great service, good lunch spot while shopping

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  31. hot2spot

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My guest enjoyed her Margherita Pizza & Chardonnay & I thought my Pasta Bolognese with Meatballs was very delicious. Our server was very efficient, promptly bringing warm rolls when requested. I didn’t love the overview of the parking lot, but at least we could see outside.

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  32. patrickb

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have a wide variety of dishes from salads to burgers (meat & veggie) to pasta entrees, pizza, and good soup. The service is excellent and the large windows provide a great view. The staff is very polite & helpful. Noise level is low and they have a TV for major sports events.

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  33. Susan

    Minneapolis

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are great, but the prices have really gone up.

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  34. Minnesota

    Minneapolis

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food lacked flavor and the salad didn’t come with all its ingredients. Not as good as pre-pandemic.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Terri was incredible! So friendly and service with a genuine smile 😃

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  36. Connie

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t get enough of the yummy Chicken Pesto Gnocchi! My go-to favorite.

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  37. ClaireC

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a gem of a restaurant! Love the food and ambiance!

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  38. Jean

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for girls’ shopping day! Love the big windows, wine selection, and general vibe.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the blackened fish tacos!…. But more importantly, I was there and witnessed how Jerry, (that oaf of an entitled Karen) demanded to be seated in front of 8 other people and when Pam politely and professionally declined, he lost his temper and threatened her with a bad review. Pay attention Jerry, a reservation gives you a seat in the restaurant, not the right to go to the head of a line and bully the people who work so hard to be pleasant to twits like you. She didn’t say a single bad or cross word in the face of all your crap. Do us all a favor and stay home Jerry, we will all be happier without you.

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  40. Jfb9

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had to keep calling our server over - to order, to get our bill, to take our credit cards

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  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ruscello - Nordstrom Ridgedale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 900-6810.

Ruscello - Nordstrom Ridgedale is rated 4.4 stars by 674 OpenTable diners.

Ruscello - Nordstrom Ridgedale does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ruscello - Nordstrom Ridgedale

12441 Wayzata Blvd, 2nd Floor, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ridgedale Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    Minnetonka
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–7:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Nordstrom parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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