Ruscello - Nordstrom South Coast Plaza
Ruscello is located on the third floor of Nordstrom South Coast Plaza, on the corner of Bristol & Sunflower.
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They could tell we were celebrating a birthday but did nothing to acknowledge it, not even a “happy birthday”
Ambiance is fair
Big booth was nice
Food was pretty good
My reservation was not in Ruscello’s reservation system, however we were accommodated in a timely manner. Service is always great!
Nice food, reasonable prices and friendly staff.
Never eaten there before and didn't know what to expect. Very pleasantly surprised. Crisp delicious caesar salad and delicious chicken and pasta dish. Prompt service so we could get to the symphony on time.
Perfect place for ladies night out/ birthday celebration because we were not rushed out and it was wonderfully quiet for us to have conversation.
Great tasty food!
I would definitely recommend Ruscello - you can eat a great lunch and then go shopping at Nordstrom - nothing better than that!
Our service could have been better. Our server never came back after she picked up the signed receipt. We didn't get a refill on our coffee. The food was really good.
So authentically Italian. It reminded me of a friend’s cooking from the old country.
Great place for meeting friends for lunch when you live in North OC and friends are in South OC
Great food at very reasonable prices. Music a little irritating but otherwise a pleasant dining experience.
Happy Hour very poor ...drinks, food choices, food quality & service lacking! ...won’t be back!
Enjoying coming here for lunch or dinner with friends. Food is always great and we can have a pleasant conversation!
Excellent lunch spot! The food and service were amazing. We all had the salmon nicoise salad and will definitely be ordering that again! Hidden gem inside Nordstrom
Always a great place to have either lunch or dinner. The food is good and the service is good as well.
We were very surprised, amd pleased with our experience. The food was great, hot, and served in good time. Very original and unusual. Our server, Brendan was great! He was attentive, knowledgeable and accommodating. I would definitely recommend.
Service is impeccable here. Was with my nieces: 3 and 1 and the server brought fruit for them without me asking, before I had even buckled them in high chairs. Food is always spot on but service puts it over the top.
Been there many times. Never disappointed in any aspect. Food, service, value . . .outstanding. Noise slightly more tolerable than most restaurants. Still, ASK kindly to have the music it turned down a little bit. We did. They did. How rare is THAT?
Excellent hostess. Good food. Arrived early and enjoyed a great lunch.
The food was fresh and flavorful. Service was great. A bit noisy, but it was expected for a lunch crowd.
Great service and delicious food! I got the shrimp arugula salad but since I hate arugula I was able to substitute for romaine instead. It was light and refreshing and every ingredient tasted fresh, including the shrimp! I do wish they were a bit bigger or a couple more of them, however.
The weather was beautiful. Party of 7, our group sat outside in the patio and the server was attentative. The manager, Chris?... was extremely helpful and also attentative. He visited our group multiple times to make sure we had enough silverware, plates and our drinks were refilled. Great experience. Good prices and food was delicious.
Ruscello is our go-to place before the theater. The food is always great and the service, always excellent.
Selfishly hoping the crowds that go to the theatre as we do, don't find out about it TOO soon.
I highly recommend it!
The cilantro lime chicken salad is usually my "go to." But this time the chicken was so dry that I couldn't eat it and the salad seemed to be only lettuce and corn .Very Disappointing,
Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Service was excellent and food delicious
I made the reservation for party 3 thru Open Table. When we arrived at the restaurant the host took us to two seat table. One of my friends could not make it to the lunch after all but the host should have aware that my original reservation was for party 3, not 2.
Great ambiance, feels very open with lots of windows to the outside. Food was excellent.
Always have excellent service, and great food. Good for children as well.
Ruscello's is always a great place to have a meal whether it is lunch or dinner.
I found my steak to be lukewarm and not charred enough for a steak. also for the price it only came with broccoli.
Also the lighting there can be garish and annoying. I felt I was under a spot light at the table. Very uncomfortable and too glaring. They need to lower the lighting and keep it consistent. Also I hate waiting for a table when the place is nearly empty. I miss the previous resteraunt where we ordered our own. I’d rather wait in line.
We were rushed and while we were still eating the waitress drop the check. We wanted to have more drinks. Even she wanted us to pay quick and keep coming to the table
Food was outstanding. Our server, Shelby, was THE BEST!
Had lunch before going to play at Orange County Performing Arts. Worked out perfect and walked ove4 to play. Very convenient.
Food was fresh and hot - Service was excellent - Shelby our server was quick, responsive and very pleasant.
Asian chicken salad was good, the Asian dressing was a little too gingery. Should be priced less than it is, but this is Nordstrom’s.
Seymour was the best! Sad to see him go!
Jesse was our server, he was very helpful and attentive without being too much. We very much enjoyed our dishes, we were unfortunately too full to try dessert but maybe next time we'll go specifically for dessert and coffee.
"Ruscello" at Nordstrom located in South Coast Plaza shopping mall is new and exciting. Upon entering the dining area, the bar with its nature of materials is welcoming with lots of bar seating. Lunch in the dining room was outstanding. Our pizza was fresh and served promptly. Our server was kind. The weather was warm and he checked our table frequently to offer additional water and soda refills. "Ruscello's" Maitre D' enhanced our entire dining experience as she welcomed our dining party. She is a perfect diplomat!
Many healthy options & great wild salmon!
I tried Ruscello for the second time. I would describe it as an upscale Nordstrom Cafe. It is very nice although quite loud. It was difficult to have a conversation with my table mate. Food is very good, so overall, I would definitely recommend it.