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Rusconi's American Kitchen
Rusconi's American Kitchen
  • Address:
    10637 N. Tatum Blvd
    Suite 101B
    Phoenix, AZ 85028
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Rusconi's American Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.RusconisKitchen.com
  • Phone: (480) 483-0009
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch- Tues-Fri 11:30- 2:00
    Happy Hour- 4:00- 6:00 Every Day
    Dinner - 5:00-10:00 Every Day
    Sunday Brunch- 10:00-2:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Southwest, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Michael Rusconi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Rusconi’s American Kitchen offers a hearty menu of regional American cuisine featuring a wood roasted menu selections bringing sophisticated and accessible fare to Valley residents. Chef Rusconi's menu is ever-changing and reflective of the season. Expect a wide variety of your favorite dishes uniquely enhanced with ingredients native to the region. The signature menu items are influenced by our wood burning grill.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N.E. Corner of Tatum and Shea
  • Public Transit: Public bus stops adjacent to the restaurant within walking distance.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Very large parking lot with an abundance of space.
A word from Rusconi's American Kitchen
Rusconi’s American Kitchen offers a hearty menu of regional American cuisine featuring a wood burning grill with an abundance of affordable items, bringing sophisticated and accessible fare to Valley restaurant goers. Chef Rusconi's menu is ever-changing and reflective of the season. Expect a wide variety of your favorite dishes uniquely enhanced with ingredients native to the region. The signature menu items are cooked to perfection on our wood burning grill to create a savory and aromatic flavor profile you can only experience at Rusconi's American Kitchen. Come and visit us relax and "enjoy the Moment."Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "A delicious lunch for a great price. Tons of flavor in the pork chibatta. Highly rec the truffle fries! Yum! The chocolate bread pudding as dessert was the topper. Foodies, don't forget dessert!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Nestled in off-the-beaten path location this delightful find, offers interesting tasty preparation variations of classic American dishes complimented by an excellent choice of wines. Outstanding service and personal greetings from the staff and chef/owner makes dining a very welcoming experience and particular favorite. -Jeffrey"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I love Rusconi's and drive an hour just to dine there. The food is superb! The staff is great, especially Hannah. We celebrated a birthday in style. The staff was on top of everything, yet had the right level of service to not disrupt the flow of our conversation. What surprised me was the call I received the next day. They thanked me for my business and verified we were satisfied with our experience. It was a nice gesture to show how they care for their customers. I will be back soon!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Rusconi's is a true gem!! Out of all the restaurants in the Phoenix metro area, this is by far our favorite. The food is fresh, flavorful, creative recipes, gourmet presentation and right-sized portions (not skimpy but not heavily ladened). Nice wine list, impeccable service and perfect atmosphere for dining and sharing conversations. First choice on the recommendation list!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Rusconi's offers food that can delight and satisfy a variety of tastes at affordable prices. From Bison sirloin to burgers, the menu offers unique variations and tastes along side classic dishes. The setting is warm and modern and the staff provide great service with a relaxed flare. The meat and cheese board and chocolate bread pudding are a must. This is one of our favorite places to dine and those who accompany us are always impressed. Even our eleven year old son loves to eat here."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We met friends at Rusconi's for a casual dinner. Everyone loved their food, good wine selection and right level of service! We'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I took a friend to celebrate her birthday and couldn't have been more pleased than I was with Rusconi's American Kitchen. Let's start with the parking - plenty available. We each ended up having two starters and then went straight to dessert. I could live on the goat cheese fondue and the chocolate bread pudding was excellent. Our waitress was energetic, informative and friendly. She was well versed in all the specials. The manager came by to check on everything and didn't charge for my guest's dessert. The following day I received a message on my answering machine thanking me for my reservation and for choosing them. It asked me to call if there was anything they could have done better. Bravo for that!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Six of us recently had dinner (again) at Ruscoini's American Kitchen last Sunday and the experience was wonderful. Food choices, service, food presentation...all were excellent. We've been there for Dinners, Sunday brunches and Lunches & all have been dependably good experiences."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had dined there before & loved it so we introduced it to good friends for dinner. They are world travelers and lived in a number of countries across the world. Due to a lot of restaurants with mediocre food and high prices they don't enjoy dining out very often. We hoped they would enjoy Rusconi's......well, they loved it!!! They loved the fact that it was a smaller, intimate neighborhood restaurant frequented by the locals. They also had high reviews for the waiter and commented that the dinners were the best they had had in a long time! Needless to say, they will be repeat diners!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "One disappointing meal compared to many previous outstanding ones. The kitchen staff had an off night. Without asking, we were brought a delicious creamy artichoke soup to fill the gap in the time it took to correct some food errors. As a result only 2 of us out of 4 were able to enjoy the soup. Something complimentary should have been offered."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We are never disappointed when dining in this terrific restaurant! Great cocktails, very nice wine list, great waiters and fabulous food! Highly recommend this restaurant. The GM that evening was Johnnie! He was very charming and funny."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We met a friend at Rusconi's to celebrate her birthday. We'd eaten dinner at Rusconi's many time, but this was our first brunch experience. The brunch menu is limited, but there was something for everyone. There is no buffet table, just table service, but in a way it was a far better experience. We each had a different dish and each was just wonderful. My wife and I each had savory dishes. She house the house eggs benedict and I had the special egg dish. Both were terrific. Our friend had the french toast, which we all agreed was the best we had ever eaten. Don't worry, you never go away hungry at Rusconi's. Give it a try!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food was outstanging. Service was great. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Once again Rusconi's American Kitchen scores high on my favorite restaurant list in the valley. I requested a table with a view (of the kitchen) so we could watch the action and we received a great table with a view of the kitchen! The staff is so welcoming and accommodating but not over-bearing. Chef Rusconi, of course, was there and greeted us at our table for about 10 minutes while his eyes were still on the kitchen. I actually ordered the chicken this time and it was cooked perfectly -so succulent and juicy. We are dining there again tonight and I am already thinking of what to order!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The four course tasting dinner with wine samples was great! My precious wife really enjoyed the salmon dish as did I. The wine parings were well done. I enjoyed the Pinot Noir. Dessert was good but not special. Staff was attentive and timely. Thank you for an enjoyable 30th wedding anniversary dinner on a Monday night."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The food here is always great-worth many repeat visits! We love it!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "this place blew us away everything was perfect can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Cannot comment on either brunch or lunch, but every evening meal we have had there has been excellent with great service."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Had the salmon sliders for lunch last week and they were wonderful, also enjoyed the fries that came with them. The three other gals who were with me had salads (all different) and said they were very good. Nice place for lunch and on Sunday one of our group went there for brunch and said it was very good."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Very friendly Welcome. Waiter was new, but was experienced. Was a bit busy when it came time to order, but wait was not long. He was enthusiastic about the menu and it carried over to the food he delivered to our table. Four people different foods, and all rated them above average, in deed five star. One of our party said, "This will be our new neighborhood place to go"."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Love Rusconi's! Great food, very nice ambience, and terrific service. Love this smaller and very trendy restaurant."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Have dined here many times and enjoyed the food and service - this was definitely an off night. Food was mediocre at best, server acted as though he was doing us a favor and it was so loud we could barely hear each other talk at a table for 4! Will give it some time and try again, hoping this was just a bad night."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Wonderful! Our server, John, was so friendly and accommodating. When we had a question about a new wine on their list that he did not know the answer - he took the time to google it & give us reviews. Their wine list is outstanding! Lots of choices and prices are very fair - they don't have the insane mark-up other restaurants do, so its easy to order a bottle here and really relax and enjoy your meal. Typically we see Michael Rusconi overseeing each meal before it goes out...he wasn't there this night and it was obvious; our entrees were brought out by an over-zealous bus staff that immediately whisked away our half-eaten appetizer that we would have preferred to finish, especially since we were out celebrating a big birthday. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Unlike many of the chains it's surrounded by, Rusconi's offers delicious contemporary American dishes at an affordable price. The atmosphere is very flexible, too. They are really accommodating to children but is also pulls off a romantic feel at the same time. All the employees are extremely nice and want to make sure you enjoying yourself."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The roasted chicken is delicious, I also like the Butterfly Martini. The hostess is usually rude but the owner/chef is amazing and he clearly cares about providing a great dining experience. The food is eye pleasing and fresh, and that's not always easy to find elsewhere. The menu offers something for everyone, it must because I'm the pickiest eater ever!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by a couple different people. Glad we finally tried it! The food was excellent. This will be one of our favorites."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We had a good dinner at Rusconi's American Kitchen. The food was very good as was the service, nothing to complain about, equally nothing stood out as an outstanding dish. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "A friend had looked up Rusconi's online and wanted to try this restaurant. We arrived at 5:30pm and enjoyed some apps and drinks from the Happy Hour menu. The food was incredible, and the happy hour was fantastic. The caramelized pear martini was yummy!! We were greeted by several staff on our entrance and the ambience was fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant and would absolutely go again. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We absolutely love Rusconis! The prosciutto wrapped figs (grown in Chefs back yard) stuffed with blue cheese was sooooo good! It was a special addition to the menu and it was so tasty! Our meals were very good and the desserts are always great too!! We went for brunch the next morning! Their brunch is amazing and there's never a long wait and is very affordable! They have such good bacon! Thick, crispy and delish!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Every time I go to Rusconi's, I am delighted. The food is amazing! The service excellent! This restaurant is a neighborhood gem and well worth the drive from any part of the city."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Perfect for fine casual dining."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Rusconi's is a hidden GEM, that has great food at reasonable prices. We have tried Brunch, Lunch, Happy Hour and Dinner, all meals have been excellent. Michael Rusconi changes the menu often and usually has specials of the day. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Chef Michael Rusconi has created a gem of a restaurant in Paradise Valley. The food is creative and delicious with outstanding service. The pricing is also much less than you might pay at some of the over-hyped Scottsdale restaurants. I recommend Rusconi's American Kitchen completely."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "A hidden gem of a restaurant in a strip mall! It really doesn't look like much from the outside, but there's a cozy feel after you walk in. Service was great, fast for the most part, and the food was delectable. The combination of flavors on the open ravioli gulf shrimp was delicious! Beef roast was very tender and the flavor seeped throughout the entire dish. Regarding the two desserts we had, coconut panna cotta and chocolate empanadas, their portions were just right and both were not overly sugared. This is definitely a restaurant worth to take visiting family and friends. I highly recommend to make a reservation as the place is climbing up the charts on yelp."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Everything except the hostess at Rusconi's was great. We arrived 14 minutes early for our 6:30 reservation. There were many available tables - even the one we were seated at 15 minutes later. She didn't make good eye contact or establish a reason for not seating us except to create a bar bill which we would have added to our dinner bill if we had been shown to a table right away. There is no comfortable place to wait if patrons are not seated so this might be something to consider."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was our first trip to Rusconi's and, given that it is nestled in between sandwich shops and the exterior doesn't say much about the place, we were very skeptical. However, when we first entered the door, the atmosphere changed. It was a pleasant interior and the menu choices has all 4 of us wanting to go back for more -- soon. Everything sounds so great that we could just work our way from top to bottom on the menu choices. We had 4 truly divine meals and we will definitely return. The truffled mac & cheese was out of this world so, even if you don't want to order it as a side, it came with my filet. We also had the pork bellies and sausage, the goat cheese and pita and the special shrimp dish as appetizers. All were wonderful."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience. Very creative and delicious food, wait staff friendly and efficient. Love dining at Rusconi's for lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Always great."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Menu is great! Every meal I have had here continues to be meticulously executed and absolutely delicious. Went there for lunch this time and had the salmon sliders. So good! And a decent sized portion for lunch. The flavors on this (blackberry sauce) meld perfectly. Meals here are guaranteed to impress."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is a great neighborhood restaurant where the food is constantly good and where everyone is made to feel welcome."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We visited Rusconi's for the first time on Saturday for restaurant week, and it is now one of our favorite restaurants in the valley. Don't let the strip mall location fool you, the ambiance was really nice, but the food and service was exceptional. Really looking forward to going back and trying more items!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014