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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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Excellent menu and service. A gem!

B
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great mussels and super great waiter👳🏻‍♀️💕

a
Phoenix
92 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food. The dressing on my house salad was too salty for me. Good service.

JL
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad experience in this restaurant. Food is always great and service is always exceptional. We always take out of town guests in for dinner.

R
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rusconi's is consistently outstanding both with respect to the food and the service. It's become a favorite of ours.

j
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

While ambiance, service and noise level were unremarkable, the food was amazing. We ordered cocktails, two appetizers, two entrees, some wine and dessert. Every single morsel and sip was outstanding. The menu was small-ish but very interesting and decent variety. I could go on but I'm just going to come back to the fact that my wife and I just really enjoyed the food. We will be back.

MC
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, as we expected. Our server Austin was knowledgeable, very prompt, appropriately conversational. We had a GREAT experience!

CB
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints

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C
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here many times. This last time was by far the best experience. The food was delicious and nicely presented. It is the perfect relaxed neighborhood restaurant.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent in every way. Wish I lived closer.

R
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious (I had the salmon entree), the service was great and the atmosphere relaxing.

M
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top tier, if not the best chef in Phoenix.
Excellent service, good wine list and a well made old fashion. Love going there.

CL
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots. The fact the the wait staff are mostly veteran folks that have been there for years and know so many of the regulars says a lot. The cocktails are unique, the food and presentation outstanding and service unbeatable. My only regret is that by writing this it will be even more difficult to find a table. :)

M
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Imaginative, good food. Great service. A good restaurant fir a special occasion.

C
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Our fourth visit and probably our last for a while. Restaurant is not set up to make a twosome comfortable at a table. Any twosomes are squeezed in between larger groups and you feel that there is NO privacy. A prior visit we were sat at a small table by the entrance and we had those waiting to be seated looking directly over us. While my reservation requested a booth as we wanted some privacy and atmosphere as were celebrating our anniversary we were again sat in the bar area, when I said I wanted the main dining room we were taken to a table in a corner and sat within 12 in of a large table. When I told them this wasn’t comfortable either they were at a loss and we ended up going back to the bar area as at least there was 18 inches of separation. I ordered a drink at the same time we ordered our dinner and told Doug our server to PLEASE space our meal and not to rush. Our salads arrived before I took a third sip of my drink. We were celebrating as I said originally and wanted to discuss some special plans but with the meal being served this opportunity was taken from us. When our food was delivered the expo person thought our table was not secure and tried to adjust and couldn’t and with our food sitting on the table and she tried her best table could not be fixed. She went for help as our server arrived to fix as we sat there and he couldn’t fix so he moved us to the table adjacent us to where we now were sitting under the eyes of the crowded waiting area. So much for a romantic anniversary dinner. Waiter only offered a token apology as if this was a normal occurrence. Our past visits the food was always very good as it was tonight but we were always made to feel as an important guest. At the end no other apologies nothing offered as an inconvenience or as an anniversary special. Can’t remember the last time I left a minimal gratuity but I did tonight

HD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never had a disappointing meal at Rusconi’s. We go there a lot and when my cousins come for a visit from Chicago, this is always on their list of places to eat. The service is excellent and the food never disappoints.

HK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fitz was a pleasure, he was attentive. Informative, and very friendly.

CP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rusconi’s is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. We are never disappointed with the food or service. My scallops were absolutely divine. Hubby and friends loved the short ribs and beef tenderloin—all cooked to perfection! One suggestion—Sure would love to see a few more gluten-free options on the menu.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I love rusconis.....well, I used to. My favorite meal, the scallops were cooked well but the Brussels were burnt and sauce over done. AND worst of all they did not compensate my meal in any manner.
Also, the place is very loud. They need something for the acoustics to docent the noise. Unfortunately, I feel the place is going down hill. Come on, Rusconis. You can do better than this!!!

KM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating my Mother's 70th birthday. The food was excellent, all four of us were pleased with our choices. The staff was wonderful, very friendly and accommodating and we all had a great time. Thank you!!

KK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very exceptional food for the cost. Excellent wine choices. A bit more noisy than you may prefer for this great of a restaurant but a small price to pay given everything else.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and vibe are always good here. Don’t let the name or location fool you - it’s not an Italian restaurant and it’s not your typical strip mall restaurant. We’ve been at least half a dozen times and are never disappointed. A real gem.

K
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Always very good food. Great service as well.

DD
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was expecting more but the menu is quite limited. Our food was good, temperature stayed perfect , server was pleasant, and really nothing was wrong. It just didn’t stand out as , “we should return” and try something else.

MN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant! Service and food is always amazing, truly a dining experience. We love Rusconi’s!

NC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Restaurant Week. As always, great food and service.

YZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of eight and had the best time. Our server was amazing and was on top of all our requests. The food was delicious. We all ordered different entrees and everyone was pleased. Although we were a bit loud our server did not make us feel awkward. Thank you for a great time! I can't wait to return!!!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week and it didn’t disappoint. The flat iron steak with risotto was delicious. The bread pudding is always a favorite but really loved the blueberry cheesecake they had on the menu for restaurant week. So good!!

OT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've dined here many times and always had a great meal. Service is great as well!

NK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went for a afternoon birthday lunch - waiter was exceptional - his name was Fritz. He was attentive as well as funny but not intrusive. We stayed 3 hours and were not made to feel rushed.
Food was good, noise level was high.
Would go back if I am in the area.

L
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This time we encountered a lovely hostess but during past visits they have been snippy.

WS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quality, service and presentation has always been great, which is why we never hesitate to bring our out-of-town friends to Rusconi"s. We most certainly like the fact that we can enjoy a more "European type family meal experience" and not expect to be rushed out the door once our food service is complete. With that said, and being of senior age, the ambient noise level (for our benefit anyway) could use some TLC and reduction maybe via better indoor soundproofing techniques. The festive atmosphere however is wonderful, and should NOT be used as a means to reduce noise levels. v/r Wayne A. Schiemann

JB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Phoenix. I was with 2 other first time guests. We all ordered different entrees and everything was excellent. Hard to even tell them where they might need to improve. I am a regular here.

L
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Server Austin was delightful and helpful with recommendations. We sat near the prepping station when plating was completed and enjoyed watching plate after plate being finished. The chocolate bread pudding dessert was to die for! Folks at the next table wanted to know what it was and then ordered it as well. Overall, a delightful and thoroughly enjoyable experience!

TR
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good place to go. Consistent food and service. I even got a call the next day from Christian to follow up on experience. Thank you again!

RS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. Whether you have a wonderful meal or appetizers and a drink.

O
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

CK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely no complaints. Great food. Prepared as asked. Great service. Interesting menu offered.

MK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. The service was wonderful. The staff was very friendly. It was a lovely brunch and a really good experience. We will definitely be back.

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