Mediterranean-inspired Ruscello will feature salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas and risottos. Menu items include ciabatta filled with chile-rubbed pork tenderloin and a dried cherry-napa cabbage slaw, pizza topped with prosciutto and arugula, lemon-scented risotto served with shrimp and asparagus, and grilled vegetables tossed in a Dijon-balsamic vinaigrette. The bar will serve cocktails, beer and wine.
It’ll be the third Ruscello outlet for the Seattle-based retailer; the other two are located in suburban Atlanta and suburban Chicago.
Mall of America shoppers will recognize the store’s Ebar, a counter-service operation that focuses on coffee and tea and includes a small sandwich/salad grab-and-go component.
Also coming to Ridgedale: the Twin Cities’ second Kona Grill outlet. The steak-and-sushi chain, which operates 30 locations in 19 states, will be located on the mall’s north side and will open prior to October.