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Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana

4.7
4.7
2645 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.

Ruscello is located on the 3rd Floor.

We are open for dine-in with limited capacity and to-go orders with Curbside Pickup. Call (808) 953-6110 to place your order. Join us for Brunch on weekends.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 106 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 953-6110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Parking details

    Parking available at the Ala Moana Center

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Great for Lunch

  • Oahu

    Great for Lunch

  • Oahu

    Most Booked

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  1. AF

    AnnieF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anytime I have gone, the place is lively and people are having a good time. The food is delicious and beautiful and the service was outstanding.
  2. M

    Misao

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We would’ve preferred having a waiter that was masked. Didn’t feel comfy having an unmasked waiter. Next time we go can we request a masked waiter? Am planning to go in the next two weeks.
  3. LH

    LynnH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a bad time at Ruscello! Good food great service and good value! We enjoyed ourselves!
  4. CD

    CDE24

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great but a bit pricey. Good service. Great atmosphere for outdoor dining.
  5. 8

    808derek

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Resa for our waitress and she is the BEST. She was informative, helpful, friendly and very attentive to your needs. Thank you Resa.
  6. GS

    GailS

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and Taka was very personable and attentive.
  7. h

    hikeith808

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruscello is perfectly situated just outside Waikiki in Nordstrom’s at the Ala Moana Shopping Center. There’s lots of free parking and easy access to the restaurant itself. We were seated quickly and attended to by a wonderful, positive and friendly server who was quick to take our drink orders and share the specials. We didn’t feel rushed and we were able to socialize while also considering what to select. The menu was diverse and offered up a number of choices making it easy to accommodate different palates. This time we ordered the brussel sprouts, calamari and artichoke dip for appetizers. Each item was fresh and flavorful. The timing of the appetizers was coordinated in a way that we were able to enjoy them and socialize without feeling rushed to clear the table for dinner. Our group ordered various main courses that included salmon, salad, pastas, and chicken. Again, like the appetizers, the food was fresh and flavorful. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was outstanding. If your looking for a restaurant that’s convenient, reasonably priced, provides excellent service and the food is great, Ruscello should be too if your list.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Andrew was very knowledgeable in the recommendations mentioned. Andrew gave anticipatory service! The manager Ashley came by and was quite lovely in conversation. We enjoyed her personality. The prime rib is the new favorite and will get it my next trip and as always the tomato soup does not disappoint!
  9. KB

    KarenB

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great go to place for upscaled casual dining
  10. DS

    DanielS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My wife and I have enjoyed coming here for years. In my opinion one of the best restaurants on Oahu. Visit after visit, we always leave happy. The quality of the food and the service are always on point. My only disappointment is now we need to make reservations to get in.
  11. VS

    VirginiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Mandy was attentive and nice. The Lobster Bisque and Shrimp Salad were delicious.
  12. L

    Liv2eat

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Always good.
  13. B

    Betts

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! Will definitely return on my nextoouting.
  14. LK

    LawrenceK

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dining on a Monday around 430pm is the perfect time for an early dinner in a relaxing environment before the dinner crowd arrives. Food consistently good (i had the grilled chicken salad) and the service always a pleasure to have Justin take care of me! Its an oldie but goodie and beats the food courts!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was good but the prices are too high.
  16. D

    Dogluvr

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had the outdoor seating--beautiful (except for all the high rises)! There was a nice breeze and we enjoyed the fresh air. The service was excellent and the food great!
  17. DM

    DanM

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Took my wife to Rucello for her birthday after not being there for at least a year. Service was basically non-existent, and food was ok. Our waiter basically took our order, came around only one time to refill our water glass, and dropped off the bill. I ordered a simple Norstrom burger with fries and my wife a simple salmon salad. My burger was barely warm and the fries didn't seem to be fresh. Tough to screw up a salmon salad, so no major issues. Given that Rucello is associated with a high-end department store, one would expect much better. Pretty much taking Rucello off of my restaurant list.
  18. EG

    ElsieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice and quiet to have a peaceful dinner with friends. Satisfying food and service.
  19. C

    Chow

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The Chicken breast with the gem salad was very dry and difficult to cut. The baguette with the meatballs were over grilled/toasted. Very hard and actually very difficult to eat. First time in years we were not impressed with the meal. Server was very good and accommodating.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always a great lunch spot unfortunately a very lively group was placed near to us which made it difficult to enjoy each other’s company. This is not the norm.
  21. MV

    MaileV

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Rated 5 for most of the category. I ordered the Salmon dish and the fish was on the dry side. Very nice atmosphere and service was excellent.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great (: sadly my memory is terrible & I can’t remember her name, it could’ve been Lisa. She was awesome. We had the two-top on the corner makai side inside window, so much fun!
  23. G

    Garyh

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The overall experience was very good. The service was outstanding. I had a server (Mandy) who was as good as anyone I can remember.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were great. Environment and ambiance made it conducive for doing business. My Client commented on how well he enjoyed lunch and look forward to returning with his family to eat.
  25. DR

    DennisR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here a lot, god food and great drinks. The service is always spot on.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant, nice spot to have lunch with a friend
  27. FS

    FrancesS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New menu with more variety and choices. Service is always good here. And my lunch was delicious. Portions are generous too!
  28. S

    Scooter

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ruscello gets high marks for being centrally located, plenty of parking and generally good service. The food is good but uninspiring and unremarkable, and the service borders on “over attentive” - meaning if you get presented the dessert menu not long after being asked how your first bites were, you start to get the feeling that jamming more covers in to lunch service rather than the lunch experience is a higher priority for this establishment. Outside dining as an option is a nice benefit. But don’t go there thinking it will leave you rushing to come back.
  29. JK

    JoyK

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I ate a club which was good. My friend had the Katsu salad which she ate all of it…and we had dessert. The sorbet was nice and the brownie with ice cream and topped with caramel was delicious.
  30. JS

    JoyfulSampler

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Return visit. Father's Day reservation made a month in advance for lunch. Food and service were excellent on a busy day. NOTE: We found it just a bit odd that we were initially seated at a table near the entrance, then asked within a minute if a booth was preferred. After being re-seated (and before we could scan the menu), was again asked if we would consider moving back to a table, in light of seating needs for an anticipated large group. We were happy to oblige, and ended up with a beautiful view and a very relaxing celebration. Mahalo!
  31. K

    Keao

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fathers Day
  32. MM

    MaiMae

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  33. RH

    RyanH

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had the chicken panko salad and a nice glass of wine, while I had the lobster bisque, french dip and plantation iced tea. Nothing really spectacular. The view was excellent and the price was reasonable.
  34. ID

    IreneD

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time dining there! Excellent first time dining experience! We’re thinking of when we can go back again. Thanks for a memorable meal!
  35. ET

    ETTL

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate in the outdoor area. Staff attentive and friendly. Menu options are good. The hamburger was very tasty.; French fries came with two sauces. My husband loved it. I had a salad with farro&cous-cous and added roasted cauliflower to the salad. It was very good! Enjoyed our meal very much!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great - went after a meeting. Always pleasant, good service, nice setting.
  37. LE

    Live2Eatg

    Hawaii

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all, thank you for remembering my favorite seating area. I was so impressed that the staff noted it on my reservation. The food was perfect and delicious! We both started with the signature Tomato Basil Soup with crostini which were exceptional! The crostini was still warm and crunchy. The Salad Nicoise and French Dip Sandwich were also delicious and the Creme Brulee topped it off! Service is always impeccable at Ruscello and it was no different from other experiences there. Mahalo nui loa!
  38. V

    Vivian

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    New salad menu is excellent. Wish they would bring back the seared ahi salad.
  39. KT

    KathyT

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food (we all had the panko chicken salad bc it is very good!), friendlly and efficient service without being pushy or making you feel rushed. Good open space, even indoors.
  40. H

    Heidiwong340

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We order calamari, pizza and tacos, all good. Service is fast. Always good here to have lunch hangout with friends.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana is rated 4.7 stars by 2645 OpenTable diners.

Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana 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 106 times today
Google Map for Ruscello - Nordstrom Ala Moana

1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 2950 Honolulu, HI 96814

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available at the Ala Moana Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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