Ruscello - Nordstrom Oakbrook Center

4.5
209 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean

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Casual
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 Northeast corner of Oak Brook Mall. You will find Ruscello on the first floor just inside the East entrance.

**At this tkme, we are only offering to-go service via Curbside Pickup**
What 209 People Are Saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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janski
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It could of been better for the price of the dishes

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KATHYK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch. good food. our server, Brandon was awesome! Nice wine selection.

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Manny
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit for suddenly planned early Mother’s Day dinner.
We had very pleasant experience, tasty food & efficient service. Thanks.

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vipAllie
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal! We were greeted right away and our orders were in a timely manner.

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Gort16
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a mid-way meeting place for dining with our sons for Mother's Day, Ruscello fit the bill perfectly. Their Covid accommodations allowed us to feel safe while dining in a quaint setting. Our entire party were pleased with their selections for entrees and desserts.

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LUCKY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As a vegetarian, I found a few wonderful dishes which were adapted for us. There was also a Beyond burger. Lunch in a department store has a bit of bustle and noise but the service was excellent. Our server made certain we did not get any non-vegetarian sauce or ingredient. It was a very satisfying experience despite the limited veggie items. Prices are moderate for the ample portions. It was a good respite from Oakbrook shopping.

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vipDisappointed
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food options are always great! I ordered and enjoyed the blackened tacos. I also ordered the lemon cookies to go! They are tge absolute best! Can't wait until their lobster avocado toast is back on the menu!

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vipAndrewD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately, Ruscello Oak Brook has wrong hours in Opentable and is not seating at all the times that one can make reservations. The host’s attitude on customers making a fairly long drive to have dinner there and be told by the host that we could not be seated, with indifference or worse, was sad and not up to Nordstrom, or even basic, standards. Those wrong hours on Opentable continue.

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vipWestBurbsDoug
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasant, tasty meal at Nordstrom's Ruscello. And the Shrimp & Arugula Salad with Sweet Corn (and polenta croutons) might be the best salad anywhere, anytime.

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AbbyN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to eat at oak brook mall located in one of our favorite stores! The dining staff are all kind, efficient and attentive. The food here is always delicious. (We always come back for the shrimp & arugula with sweet corn salad - it is incredible!)

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The food was amazing! I had my newborn baby and they made accommodations for us to sit in a tucked away corner for easy breastfeeding! My friend and I had an enjoyable experience!

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viptrishw
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Ruscello, the service is amazing, just the right amount of attention without being too pushy. Great menu with seasonal specials. I've had the Cilantro Lime Chicken salad many times and never once was it anything but fresh! Pastas are delicious, appetizers as well. Great atmosphere too.

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vipAiimes
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was just mediocre. The level of service has declined.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious salads and soups. Love the food. Great server who was friendly and knowledgeable.Will be back soon!!

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ShirleyM
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have eaten here many times. Great for lunch after shopping

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Goodfoody
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food always tastes fresh and is very good. The restaurant was clean and service was quick. I will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed even though we were able to make reservations

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food. Menu is limited but there were some specials. We were seated in a booth with guests filling booths on either side of us. They had placed manicure plexi glass barriers between the booth with holes near head level in them. This does not seem like an adequate public health measure.

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vipSusanJ
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Tuscan salmon was good. There were to be Brussel sprout included in this dish, but I only found half of one on my plate. Caramel cheesecake was good. Service was good. Nice atmosphere, quiet.

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luv2eatgoodfood
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server (Luis) was very professional, friendly and hard working. We enjoyed our dining experience.

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vipSusanC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch with a friend. Entrees were wonderful. Server prompt and friendly. Downside, had the warm cookie with ice cream dessert and my friend burned her finger on the iron serving dish. Let customers know how hot it is or better yet remove from cooking dish before serving. Especially if serving to children.

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vipAiimes
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My order was so wrong. I paid $20 for a salad that was just greens!

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SaraM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places, we are so happy to be eating there again. Great food & great service!

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GregoryA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife had her best-ever Old Fashioned. The food was better than anticipated, and our server was especially wonderful. Our new Oak Brook "late lunch and a shopping beverage" go-to.

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vipMJH123
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a very nice table next to the window, the food and service were great

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vipAmarie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great offering of healthy dishes and variety with seasonal specials

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vipElizabethN
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not sure what I expected from this place but it looked like a cafeteria upon arrival. Very few options for non meat eaters. Prices were in my opinion very high for what you get. A salad was $14 and it was nothing special. On a plus side our waiter was very good. Went with friends for dinner but was not impressed. Maybe it would be better for lunch

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GWL73
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Seated next to 2 kids Running around the table and yelling for 45 minutes

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anonymous
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nordstrom's high quality for product and service. A little pricey for quantity of food but about on par with rest of Oakbrook dining.

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Zapatista
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was terrible.

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vipTamiO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live for and love this place!!

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vipMARYj
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

We used to enjoy going here whenever we were in the area, but will not be back. Today, we had a reservation and while it took the three people at the hostess stand to figure out what to do with us, a woman walked around us and they sat her immediately. We ended up leaving. We instead went to Antico Posto and enjoyed an excellent meal with exceptional service. We will just go there from now on.

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PatD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food options ! Nice atmosphere.....will definitely be back!

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DennyW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. The dining are was noisy, but we were in the middle of the room.

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MaryD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice for a quick bite while taking a break from shopping

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vipGreenday
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Terrible service, got wrong entree then it took 30 minutes to replace it . They only offered not to charge us for the wrong dish they sent, Gee thanks.
My pasta was dry and stuck together.

SJ
vipSusanJ
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We usually have a very good meal, but this time was different. The food was very salty. The service was very slow. I had to hail the server when we needed something. It was not busy, and they seemed to have enough servers.

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DebbieG
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had lunch there with my friend. She had the salmon and polenta and I had the pecan crusted walleye. They were both excellent! We got seated right away. The service was good in spite of the at capacity restaurant. The presentation of the food was well done! So many restaurants to not take the time to make sure their plates are appealing but the food was presented nicely making me want to start eating immediately! Can't wait to go back again!

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Fancy
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate most birthday lunches.
The tomato basil soup is excellent as well as the pizzas.
There is a variety of options on the menu.

FAQs

Ruscello - Nordstrom Oakbrook Center is rated 4.5 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.