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Rusconi's American Kitchen, Phoenix, AZ

Rusconi's American Kitchen

4.8
4.8
4248 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are available for Dine in and curbside pickup! Please call us at (480) 483-0009 to place your order.

Rusconi’s American Kitchen offers a creative menu of Contemporary American cuisine with strong local influences 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 483-0009

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Rusconi

  • Catering

    Rusconi’s American Kitchen offers a unique menu of regional contemporary American cuisine featuring Chef driven menu selections that bring 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.

  • Neighborhood

    Central Phoenix

  • Cross street

    N.E. Corner of Tatum and Shea

  • Parking details

    Very large parking lot with an abundance of space.

  • Public transit

    Public bus stops adjacent to the restaurant within walking distance.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve Menu

    $69.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Chef Michael has designed a very Special 3 course Christmas Eve Menu for 69.00 We will be seating from 4:00pm to 9:00 pm. WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING OR REGULAR MENU ON CHRISTMAS EVE.
  • New Year's Eve Pre-Fixe Menu

    $90.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Rusconi’s American Kitchen is serving an exclusive New Year’s Eve three-course prix fixe menu featuring the following options: First Course, choice of one: Warm Blue Cheese Fritters Lobster Bisque Baby Carrots and Roasted Beets Braised Beef Short Rib Fennel Smoked Salmon with semolina pancakes and tiny roquette Blue Crab and Shrimp Cake Entrée Course, choice of one: Black Striped Bass Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Bread Pudding Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Glaze Grilled Tenderloin of Beef and Blue Crab Garlic and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb Dessert Course, choice of one: White Chocolate and Blueberry Bread Pudding Blackberry Panna Cotta Maple Scented Crème Brûlée Cost is $90 per person, plus tax and gratuity

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What 4,248 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Innovative

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Contemporary American

  • Phoenix

    Best Food

  • Phoenix

    Innovative

  • Phoenix

    Contemporary American

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  1. S

    Shak

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our food was outstanding: lamb, octopus, bread pudding and a great bottle of Malbec or two…our server Curtis one of the best ever had.
  2. BH

    BeckyH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner, with friends, was a pleasant one. The noise level was t so bad that we couldn’t talk to each other, the food was great and our wait staff was very friendly. We didn’t have to wait long to be served. The salmon was awesome.
  3. SB

    SBCSSIS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Rusconis! I have never had a bad experience or bite of food there. Service is top notch! Their truffle fries are the best and the chocolate bread pudding is to die for.
  4. JI

    JulieI

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to Rusconi's since it opened and love bringing people with us that have never been. The food is always AMAZING. Our server, Fritz (who we always try to request) makes the entire evening so much fun! He is funny and happy and on top of our every need or request even before we ask. We will be coming back again and again for sure!!!
  5. TK

    ThomasK

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have great food and service at Rusconi's!
  6. BB

    BretnBarb

    Phoenix

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Love the food and the service is excellent !!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The braised short ribs are to die for. Add the chocolate bread pudding and you’re in heaven!
  8. KB

    KayB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food hands down for the money. Great staff, great food.
  9. S

    Sarah

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very fresh and filled with seasonal ingredients. The presentation was lovely. Our server was very personable and attentive, and provided useful recommendations about our menu choices. Overall, it was a great dinner.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming to Rosconi’s American Kitchen! Service is stellar, food is always very tasty, robust flavors and seasonal offerings. Good wine list and craft cocktails.
  11. CL

    CaseyL

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in our area. This visit did not disappoint. The roasted chicken and bone in pork chop were outstanding.
  12. WC

    WendyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and the waiter was excellent. He had some great suggestions and took the time to explain the dishes.
  13. w

    wendyc

    Phoenix

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent excellent and a favorite! Fritz is the best and the food is always scrumptious!!!
  14. CH

    CarolH

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great, uncomplicated food. Very creative and Kristin the server was attentive! Scallops and short ribs are a must. As are the salads.
  15. B

    Batman

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We always enjoy Rusconi's for their creative approach to food standards like Salmon and Short Ribs. Always cooked perfectly with the right textures and flavor. My only complaint this time is the Short Rib was too salty for my palate. But then again I saw others in my party who also ordered the Short Ribs add salt. So I wondered if I was being too harsh. Therefore I softened my food rating from 3 start to 4 starts.
  16. DS

    DavidS

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Part of the fun is having Fritz as our server! Food is delicious and the ambiance is friendly and comfortable!
  17. S

    Stjreview

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant and go every November for our friends get together:) the only issue we had was all our food essentially came out at once and there was a mix up at the bar and it took a while for my friends cocktail to arrive. Other than that the food was fantastic!
  18. g

    gaophx

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food quality, presentation and fair value.
  19. CH

    CathiH

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific place have been many times and never, never disappointed. From the fixed menu (we've eaten it all) to the nightly specials you can't go wrong. It can be summed up in 2 words, "They care", about the menu items and prepare them like they do. It's a little gem for the most part in a failing shopping center. They have stuck it out because they are a high quality operation with a sterling reputation and regardless of surroundings they continue to prosper.
  20. AZ

    AZfoodie

    Phoenix

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as usual!!
  21. TS

    TableforSomeone

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Made reservation for Brunch outside...but not as pretty in the morning as it is at night (parking lot view in daylight)...so we switched to the bar instead...and everything was perfect from there!
  22. BK

    BonnieK

    Phoenix

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Rusconi’s. They had a featured salad that was great, and the always yummy beef shot ribs. The best restaurant in the neighborhood and worth the drive from further.
  23. D

    Diner

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always fresh and packed with flavor in perfect portions.
  24. r

    rmahrle

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time there, though I have heard a lot about it. Food was quite good and the service appropriately attentive.
  25. JT

    JeffreyT

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionally reliable and consistent night after night. Lots of regulars.
  26. MB

    MaryB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rusconis is my favorite restaurant in the entire Phoenix area. The food is delicious and the presentation is done perfectly while each dish is still warm and fresh. It is also not overpriced.

    Rusconi's American KitchenResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you Mary for your very kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed the new menu

  27. RS

    RichardS

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great neighborhood feel and liked the new Fall menu.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We ordered the chicken fingers for a child. This is how they were prepared. I should have sent them back but he was hungry
  29. LP

    LoriP

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing waiter, great service and the food was fantastic!
  30. MC

    MammaCass

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy an evening at rusconis. Service was great and food was great.
  31. R

    Rick

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    It took over an hour to receive our food after ordering. We had two dishes and a soup and salad. We have been here many times and were surprised by the slow service.

    Rusconi's American KitchenResponded on November 14, 2022Hi Rick, I'm sorry for the slow service last night. Staffing has been very difficult in our kitchen with a sous Chef and 2 line cooks calling out sick last night. We also just started a new menu which contributed to our struggles. We look forward to seeing you the next time you come in. The service was not slow, my kitchen just got behind due to our staffing issues. I'm glad that you still thought our food was 5 stars.

  32. S

    Sammy

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rusconi’s always offers a unique menu that are deliciously prepared. You will always have a memorable evening when you eat at Rusconi’s.
  33. j

    jchbalt1

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always!
  34. JJ

    JoshuaJ

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Food was great as always. Service was bad.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lot of money for small portions Server took forever
  36. AE

    AmberE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Filet medallion dish was delicious, dessert was solid, overall great meal.
  37. BM

    BeckyM

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic, food was amazing, experience was great! We even had a drink at the bar post dinner and the bartender was amazing.
  38. t

    toddost

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rusconi's is on our agenda every time we come to Scottsdale. On a scale of 1 to 10, the food is an 11. EVERY dish has a tiny but impactful twist of flavor that sends it over the top. Michael can turn an otherwise American classic into something fresh and new. Our first question when we book our trip is "what nights are we going to eat at Rusconi's?"
  39. JB

    JulieB

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    everything we tried was amazing! We visited twice this week, and tried different salads and entrees. The pear martini was delicious, as was the "new" old fashioned.
  40. r

    rosep

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! great chef who always has something new on the menu. Food is excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Rusconi's American Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 483-0009.

Rusconi's American Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 4248 OpenTable diners.

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 49 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Rusconi's American Kitchen

10637 N. Tatum Blvd, Suite 101B, Phoenix, AZ 85028

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N.E. Corner of Tatum and Shea

  • Neighborhood

    Central Phoenix

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Very large parking lot with an abundance of space.

  • Public transit

    Public bus stops adjacent to the restaurant within walking distance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Rusconi

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 483-0009

  • Catering

    Rusconi’s American Kitchen offers a unique menu of regional contemporary American cuisine featuring Chef driven menu selections that bring 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.

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