Rusconi's American Kitchen

4.9
3594 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Rusconi's American Kitchen will be offering a special 3 course New Years Eve Menu for $75.00 per person. Our regular dinner menu will not be offered on this special night

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vipmarcia
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusconi’s is a favorite of ours. We have a favorite waiter , Fritz, who is amazing and makes our dining experience very enjoyable. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is very inviting. Tonight’s experience was just as enjoyable!

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MichaelK
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed everything about our experience. The waiter, Fritz was great. Very attentive.

The food and drinks were excellent and as in the past very consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly professional service, great food, overall attitude and attention to detail was fantastic.
The follow up call the next day was unexpected and appreciated. This is a business and staff that cares!

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JanelleS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Early dinner at one of their 3 outdoor tables. Service was excellent. Only complaint was that the scallops were pretty bland and could have used more flavorful accompaniments. Treated ourselves to the chocolate bread pudding for dessert, which was wonderful and shareable!

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RobynJ
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rusconi’s. Friendly service, unpretentious food and atmosphere. I also enjoy how they change their menus and offer wonderful specials.

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OwenR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. The atmosphere warm and inviting. And the staff are spectacular! One of my favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to spot in valley. I’ve never had bad meal and cocktails are always interesting. Delicious every time.

SJ
SukiJ
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Kristen, recognized us from our previous visit and , as before, made our evening fun and delicious. A great place with great service. Try the jar of the day for dessert!

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richardt
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusconi’s never fails to impress me. Food wonderful as usual and I was able to find a good bottle of wine at half price. I will be back again!

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Hughjirection
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Rex. He was professional and helpful with selecting wine, etc. Wife had the pork tenderloin. I had the beef medallions. Both were exceptional. Sides were very good. Agave glazed carrots and truffle Mac and cheese are both worth a try. Second visit to Rusconis. Will be returning.

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vipwendyc
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Consistently superb customer service and delicious food !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service!!

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vipKatyg
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't get there as often as I'd like, but it is always fabulous on all levels. We are so lucky to have Rusconi's as our neighborhood restaurant. I always recommend it to anyone looking for a good restaurant, no matter where they live in the Valley.

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vipColdfish
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service, a true gem in PV.

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TAFS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They chef will not let you order starters and then wait to order your next courses. He wants the entire order to pace his kitchen. As a customer I want the flexibility and to not have to decide all at once.

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JamesR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent Pork tenderloin and salmon were perfectly prepared

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Hereforthefood
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love Rusconi’s overall. We always know we’re getting a great value for our dollar and time. We went here for another one of our anniversaries and were able to get a reservation in last minute. They gave us a signed card for our anniversary and it was a nice touch. One of our former servers Fritz remembered us from awhile back which says a lot. Love his personality.

We were there during a new menu roll out so dinner was a little slower than desired but with the wait.

The dress recommendation is smart casual but aesthetically feels more casual. Music is geared towards Gen X (which, we are not) but still enjoyable. We do always seem to be some of the youngest here. Not bad, just an observation.

Always a great meal at Rusconi’s!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service were outstanding. We so enjoy our dining experience @ Rusconi’s and love introducing friends and family to this restaurant.

The food is delicious and beautifully presented.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.

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AmyS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rex, our server was excellent. Good food. Energetic ambiance.

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DudleyK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice evening, great food, great value…

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DonnaLP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints! Great flavors, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Bring g back the mussels!
Also it would be nice if you could accommodate seating preferences-we just wanted 4 chair seating instead of benches and it seemed like an easy accommodation- but turned into a difficult request with no flexibility
Please be kind to your long time customers! It made the evening start on a bad note..
Fritz helped make things better!

Rusconi's American Kitchen
Responded on October 8, 2021

Dear Anonymous, We do our best to accommodate all table requests. We have a very small dining room and have many similar table requests. I'm sorry your evening didn't get off as planned. The delay was likely because we had to check other table requests to be sure we did not displace a guest that had an earlier request. Please reach out to me so I can put a note in our reservation system where you like to sit. Best regards Chef Michael

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Sparky
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good overall, the charcuterie board was above average. Short rib was tasty but closer to pot roast and slightly dry. Pork tenderloin was flavorful but dry and unevenly cooked. Better than Applebee’s

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DickJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife's birthday, I noted in reservation system the waiter acknowledge that right away and started entire evening off so warmly. Not a small point, ordered drinks and while not cheap were a good size so overall value was very good. Food was outstanding as was service.

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vipVicki
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seriously my favorite restaurant in the valley. I have never had a less than outstanding meal here.

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PattyLou
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Just had a wonderful meal last night at Rusconi’s. It’s in a strip mall but don’t let deter you, the food was flavorful, and presentation was beautiful.
Will definitely be back!

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KennyS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steaks were cooked perfect and were very delicious. The whole meal was very well thought out and not too filling. Our waitress, Kristen, was very helpful in helping us order as this was our first time visiting.

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JuliaS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant week and loved everything we got! Highly recommend the beef medallions (SO tender) and both of our desserts were amazing. Also half price bottles on Sundays! You can't beat that

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. But the Brussel sprouts lacked flavor

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annniversery
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

As usual the food was excellent unfortunately the service was not up to the usual par but this is the first time that’s ever happened still a very enjoyable experience

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vipkaterinak
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!! The service by Austin was excellent and the atmosphere was warm and inviting!! That you to Reagan for calling this morning to follow up!! We love the restaurant and we are extremely satisfied every time we have dined there!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always!

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vipTIff
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and everything was delicious. My husband and I wiped our plates clean. Steaks were tender and juicy, risotto was delicious, mushroom soup was yummy. Best of all our waiter was very fun and provided great service. We will definitely be back!

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BudH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had the cheese board. The grilled bread had a very strong propane gas taste and smell! Our cocktails were very weak! Alcohol is an ingredient and should be tasted.

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Jillwil
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to Rusconi's for Restaurant Week. The reviews were good, and we wanted to try a new place. We live in the Camelback Corridor where excellent restaurants are plentiful, so it's hard to venture out. I felt a good vibe as we entered and it smelled good. The staff was very friendly and the mood in the restaurant was lively. We ordered cocktails to start--they were really good. I ordered a bottle of Alexander Valley red blend to have with our food, it was excellent. My husband ordered the scallops for his entree and the shrimp and grits for an appetizer, and I ordered the baby field green salad and salmon as my entree. All of the food was really good....however, my food wasn't hot--it was barely warm. Neither was my husband's. I don't like cold food. Period. In fact, one of the potatoes with on my plate was cold. I think they make them up ahead and time and then heat them as they are assembling the entree. It tasted wonderful, so we didn't send it back, but we were disappointed. Our bill was $180 plus gratuity, so we expected better. Bottom line--I doubt we will go back.

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WaHa
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our Arizona Restaurant week experience at Rusconi's! The food was excellent, the service great, the service team worked well together and the value of the ARW offerings was excellent. We went with friends who had never been before. They too, were very impressed and looked forward to returning not only for dinner but also for Ruscon's brunch. Great experience all around!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals and experience we have had in a while! Everything was fantastic 💕💕💕

JT
vipJeffreyT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusconi’s NEVER disappoints. Great value in Restaurant week specials. Truly a Phoenix gem.

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

Rusconi's American Kitchen is rated 4.9 stars by 3594 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 reservations at the moment.

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