Rusconi's American Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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."
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DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yeah it’s in a strip mall, but after you experience the fantastic service and enjoy the out of site great food and drinks and homemade ice cream. You’ll forget all about the location. We can’t wait to get back in there.

c
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful food and a wonderful waiter, Fritz! We would go back and will recommend to others!

t
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and wait staff awesome! Although located in strip mall once you’re inside the vibe is good! Only complaint was we had reservation and think we were overlooked so had to wait. Not a big deal but it was already a little late in the evening for some of our party. But waiter offered complimentary appetizer. Highly recommend

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my favorite restaurant in Scottsdale. We have had brunch, lunch, and dinners there. When friends visit it’s the first place that comes to mind. Their menu rotated a bit with plenty of specials. We have never had anything that we did not like. The portions are perfect.

Favorites: salmon and beef tenderloin medallions, short rib Benedict for brunch.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Enjoyed and will be back soon

M
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service

KC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Phoenix. I have always had a great meal. I highly recommend Rusconi's.

H
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and very consistent. What more could one ask for?

DD
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As usual you n a weekend it was packed during prime dinner hours but we were seated within minutes of our reservation time with our favorite server, Fritz.

Our friends had the steak special, we had the beef medallions done perfectly. A trio of testy ice creams and a wonderful pie with coffee Club sed out a wonderful casual evening without feeling rushed.

A great evening...thank you.

m
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter and food excellent

W
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. This was our 3rd time and will not be our last!

AZ
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! I had the sirloin with asparagus and sweet potatoes. Great dish...great sauces...right amount of portions. Wife had the chicken and thought it was good. Son had the lamb chops and loved them. Apps we had the drunken goat cheese and octopus. The octopus was good, but the goat cheese dip reminded me of onion dip I put out at any party. Not anything extraordinary, but it didn’t suck. Service was on point. We’ll definitely go back again.

MK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant experience
Staff is extremely attentive and friendly
Food is amazing
Consistently great place to feel welcome, enjoy amazing meals presented beautifully

DR
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rusconi's NEVER disappoints.... each dish is perfectly cooked and beautiful. We tried the buffalo for the first time, and it was outstanding! (But a 6:45 reservation was still too late for the halibut! Boo hoo!) And-- if you can leave without ordering at least one order of the chocolate bread pudding for the table to share, you are a stronger person than I am!

BP
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Best neighborhood place to take visitors. Love the variety in the menu, service, and quality.

GH
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Always fantastic. Dynamic menu, great drinks, excellent service. Perfect night out.

T
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Nee Year’s Eve by dining here. It was our third dinner at Rusconi and it was great.
Seating was well paced, service was attentive, food was very nice. Great special menu.

BJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful way to spend New Years Eve. The food on a Special fixed menu was outstanding. A huge shout out to Rex our waiter who was knowledgeable, warm and careful to meet our needs but not hover over us.

CD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Rusconi’s frequently - always fine food, excellent service in casually elegant surroundings.

R
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Stopped in for Sunday brunch. Service was quick and pleasant. Order can as requested and was the perfect portion. No complaints

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband and I dine fairly often at Rusconi’s and have been pleased every time and on any occasion. It is a very welcoming place to dine. And we always like to have the personality and expertise of Rex.

SE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent cuisine. Wonderful flavors, textures, ingredients and presentation. Warm and inviting atmosphere.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ran out of the roasted chicken dish I wanted to order.

PR
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great friday evening meal with friends at Rusconi's. Food always outstanding and service attentive and friendly.Salads, cauliflower soup, corn bisque, scallops, beef medallions and short ribs all were very tasty.
Thank you for allowing us time to dine without time pressure!

S
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Rusconi’s. The menu changes seasonally, yet retains some favorites. Glad to have a consistently noteworthy restaurant in our neighborhood.

C
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three of us dined December 26th, and had a great evening. All elements of the meal were excellent, and our server was great. About the only downside (and its a small one) is that it was a little toasty sitting at the nearest table to the fireplace, but it was a minor thing.

KA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar so I can't say how the wait staff are but the bar tender was super friendly and made sure we had what we needed. Food was excellent, prices were comparable to other restaurants in the area.

LH
France
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved the holiday menu at Rusconi's. Delish alternative to their standard menu (which is great too!). Michael and team added holiday touches and it was yummy and well presented. What a value for a 3 course menu!! We also adore how at Rusconi's you are treated like a valued customer whether you dine their weekly or once a year. Everyone is special!! Michael, Nancy, Jon and team....Way to go for making our Christmas eve super special. Merci!!

E
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food is great at Rusconi’s. We go maybe twice a year since we live far (as in an hour drive). From the first course to the dessert, everything is excellent. M favorite is the pudding.

b
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience. We ran late to our reservation and were accommodated without issue. Our service and food was outstanding. I eat a lot of high end expensive meals and use open table frequently. This place was a shockingly pleasant surprise. Lobster bisque and crab cakes were out of this world. I can’t say enough about this place! 5 stars. Thank you Rusconi’s!

CM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Rusconi’s Restaurant for a few years now and lunch, dinner and wine dinners are always exceptional..

J
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my and my wife's favorite restaurants. The food is imaginative and perfectly executed without being "clever," and the service is impeccable.

OT
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. We ate here for the first time for Christmas Eve dinner. The food was delicious. The staff very attentive. We most definitely will be back.

M
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at our table to find a lovely happy anniversary card signed by the staff. This is a special place, small and friendly with first class food and service.
We both had the tenderloins over Mac and cheese and the best carrots( three days to prepare) and green beans. We each had a fresh salad. The desert of chocolate bread pudding is to die for. Bravo

W
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My family and I always love to dine at Rusconi's. The food, the service, the wine list and the neighborhood feel keep us coming back.

C
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craig was our server and he was just as exception as the delectable dishes and exquisite presentation! Very much looking forward to returning!

TY
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu and flavor of the food was exceptional, but portion sizes decrease the value.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Rusconi’s! Great meal, great wine and great service. Hitting it on all cylinders!

KH
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had excellent service with Fritz! Great recommendations and a fun, well paced meal. We had a variety of meals: Salmon, Short Ribs, Tenderloin and Scallops. I think the Scallops were the star with Short Ribs coming in a close second. The Tenderloin was a bit chewy unfortunately. We got the Chocolate Bread Pudding for dessert which was a yummy surprise. I love the clubby feel of this spot-on our visit the room was brightly lit-not the ambience of a dimly lit room which envelops you as you enjoy a leisurely dinner.

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