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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NL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love rusconis..Chef Micheal and staff are always consistent in grest dishes and great service. It’s our favorite go-to spot for easy atmosphere and superb food.

j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had great service for out anniversary there. Really nice staff and everything was fine. However wasn't a place I would absolutely recommend to someone as far as food. Wasn't bad but not memorable really.

JG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went there to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. Service was excellent! The food was really delicious! Scallops were cooked perfectly! My wine was very smooth and tasty. We also enjoyed the dark chocolate bread pudding for dessert, which was scrumptious. Our only little complaint is that the tables are so close together, that we felt we had absolutely no privacy. We were dining so close to two ladies, we felt like they were actually sitting at our table. We had the end two-top at the banquette. But, we really loved the food and service, so all in all, it was a wonderful place to dine.

TM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Portions were small, and food was very salty.
Waiter only bothered to ask one person at the table how their food was and didn’t even really wait for a response.
We won’t be back.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the New York off the prime menu; outstanding! Rhonda at the bar made us a fantastic old fashion; best I’ve ever had.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great meal and great wine!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the menu choices and food was superb. And as always, the service was exceptional. Helpful, quick, attentive but not intrusive. This restaurant never disappoints. Thank you, Rusconi’s.

CT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at Rusconis! The people,food and service are always wonderful!

MC
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we've been to Rusconi's several times, this has become one of our favorite go-to places for special occasions and visiting guests and loved ones. This visit was no exception! We had friends in for the Thanksgiving holiday and we started the visit with Rusconi's! An added bonus was having Fritz as our server as he used to be at our neighborhood spot, Rancho Pinot - and we have missed him! Thanks so much for starting our gratitude weekend the right way - with good friends, good food, good wine and good company!

OT
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was Fritz and he such a kind person. I took my 85 year old mother to dinner. I think the manager is James and he was equally kind. This restaurant is awesome. Low drama and very quality food that's sexy. I had the beef medallions. Who knew that carrots with agave nectar was so great. My mom loved the chicken salad.

My next trip to PHX will include multiple friends and the cocktails. Thank you so much for being such great hosts, chefs, and purveyors of happiness.

I'm from Austin and hope you folks grow and establish roots in the 78735. Hell, I will adopt you. Scorr

JV
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After several recent bad experiences at other restaurants, Rusconi's renewed my faith that great service and simple ingredient cooking can still be had and is worth our time and money. Not sure how they are keeping such great staff, but we loved our recent dinner and will be back again soon!

R
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My wife was excited about having pozzole but discovered the dish didn’t have cabbage, radishes or limes/lemon. She asked the server if she could get these traditional condiments used in pozzole and he said they didn’t have any in the restaurant. She then looked at the menu and discovered other dishes that had these condiments. She was not pleased.

OT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Average food. Great sevice

LE
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a reservation and they were late seating us, then sat us at the table closest to the door. When I mentioned, they said that was the only spot available. My husband could not hear a word anyone said between the door and the bar in front of us. Waiter was late and GM came to assist. The waiter poured water in my friend’s wine accidentally and then brought her an ounce of wine instead of a new full glass. GM and waiter apologized but could have easily comped an appetizer or our dessert to make up for the chaos, but chose to skip that opportunity to satisfy the table.

SB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb!! I think it would be impossible to find fault with this restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food and drinks delish. Only minor problem was had to wait for table even though we had reservations and hostess seemed not sure who was waiting, asked name several times. But food, drink and waiter made up for it! Plus they followed up the next day with a phone call!

BC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, fantastic food.

h
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, excellent service and terrific wine selections.

CW
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday celebration

2
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusconi's was delightful. The menu is interesting and the food was delicious.

SJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighborhood restaurant, we love to go there.

AF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic, innovative, attentive service. Terrific!

WP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Rusconi's a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food and the service is excellent. Bravo.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always wonderfully consistent. Owners and staff are attentive and personable.
Our favorite go to place for brunch, lunch and dinner.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our experience. The staff was amazing, especially Craig and Theresa, but even those who had nothing to do with our table checked in and were so welcoming and kind. The food was top notch. Loved the shrimp appetizer, the soups, the chicken and the salmon. Can’t wait to go back!

LB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rusconi’s!!! It’s always perfect!

AZ
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best, hole in the “strip mall” restaurants I’ve been to. Absolutely delicious meal from start to finish. Great wines, great apps, great entrees (the monkfish special was unbelievable), dessert was... great. A+

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!
Everyone loved their dinners. They were made with love & over seen by chef Michael with every detail precise. He even stopped By to converse. What a talented special chef/owner!
Thank you!
Sara

C
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was not up to previous visits: waited on guests who were seated after our party, slow, uninterested, no apology for steaks cooked incorrectly, appeared to have too many tables to be attentive.
Steak dry, risotto soupy, asparagus undercooked and tasteless. Ice cream was good though.

K
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy to recommend Rusconis. It’s our favorite. Been going there since there since they opened.

PS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably Fantastic Experience! Do not let the location or restaurant appearance fool you or put you off. You are about the experience one of the best dinners you have had in the entire metropolitan area. Our waiter, Rex, was friendly, very attentive (but not overly so) and, at the end of our meal, even the owner/chef came out to introduce himself to us and thank us for coming. We were celebrating our 16th Wedding Anniversary, and there was a card congratulating us, signed by the entire staff on our table when we sat down. Be sure to start your dinner with the Goat Cheese Fondue! It is simply to die for! Rusconi's has become our favorite Phoenix restaurant after the first visit. Don't miss it!

MF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing dinner. I can't say enough things about the staff, the food, the atmosphere. It was a great place to take customers. I will definitely return.

p
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live in Tucson and Rusconis is always on our list when we visit Scottsdale! Everything we have ever tasted has been delicious. I especially look forward to your chocolate bread pudding. It didn't seem to have as dense a chocolate flavor this time but was still declicious. The salmon and the lamb were both excellent. Very good wait staff.

KS
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good; unfortunately service a bit spotty this time.

k
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was personable and efficient. Food was awesome. I am always impressed with this restuarant.

AC
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know how many times I’ve been to Rusconi‘s, but it’s been many many times and I have yet to be disappointed. The food, the service, the atmosphere are all top-notch. I know there are more expensive restaurants in the Valley and I’ve been to a few but I don’t believe there is a restaurant that I enjoy more. I can’t recommend this place more highly.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to check the place out. The hype is real. The service is almost as good as the food.

RF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything, we ate outside. Special Beef Tenderloin was perfect as was the soup and risotto.

V
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I came here based on the many many 5* reviews and honestly I was underwhelmed. There was nothing wrong with the short rib I ordered or the chicken my fiancé ordered but it was nothing extraordinary.
What did disappoint me was the $45 bottle of wine I saw I think the store for $12. Markups like that are egregious and perhaps should be reserved for high end restaurants if at all.

M
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always great.

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