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Rusconi's American Kitchen

4.8
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3071 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
We are available for Dine in with social distancing 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3071 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CourtneyK
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fabulous brunch on the patio.... delicious food and great service as always!

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vipKimC
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is as great as the food. Incredible. The weather no permits outside seating to be enjoyable and pleasant!

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viplovefinedining
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What an amazing place to eat. The food is absolutely awesome. The service is friendly and the chef is helping with all of the table orders. We had 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and 2 desserts. Everything was perfectly prepared and tasted delicious. Highly recommend! We'll be back.

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vipJenlynn
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way! Neighborhood gem 💎

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing.
Food was great.
Will definitely be going again.

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vipWhitney
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. Perfect spot for a first date.

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DanielR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality and presentation of the food was excellent. The service is also exceptional. There isn’t a better experience for having a nice dinner anywhere in the valley.

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vipColeen
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Outstanding service! We love this place but we live in kansas.

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MichelleL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I was extremely disappointed in our visit. I made a reservation 2 weeks in advance, and our table was next to the bathroom. Yuck! We expected a better table given the notice. We have been coming to Rusconi's for many years, and this was our worst visit. And, the food was good, not Michael's usually great fare! Not sure if we will be returning!

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vipJimbo
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat at Rusconis often and have never been disappointed. I particularly appreciated the server substituting fingerling potatoes for the macaroni & cheese. Rusconi’s macaroni & cheese is a popular favorite, my spouse & friends love it, but I’ve never liked any macaroni & cheese. I only add this because if you do like macaroni & cheese you should definitely try Rusconi’s. We’ll be back!

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vipSusan
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!! We love having you in the neighborhood!!

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vipColeen
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! It is certainly one of the best restaurants we've been to since Stupid Covid. The food was excellent, as well as the cocktails. We loved the service, the ambience and the lively energy.

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JasmineS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first stop on my first trip to AZ and WOW! What an amazing restaurant! The food was delicious, the staff was warm and friendly, and the spacing between tables made it all feel safe and in inviting. I 100% recommend the goat cheese fondue starter!

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vipMichaelK
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve eaten at Rusconi’s a number of times. The quality of the food and service is excellent and always consistent.

I like the menu is diverse enough for everyone’s taste.

I have noticed the staff has been there a long time so there is familiarity but also them wanting to make your experience a very good one.

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vipMARE
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was perfect as usual but I will say our entire table was disappointed at some of the changes on the menu.
Please find a way to have mussels put back on the menu.
Yours were the best mussels in town!
Best regards

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vipAnneN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite spot for us...wonderful service, delicious meals every time...don’t miss this restaurant. They care.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around! Brunch was awesome, can’t wait to try dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. A perfect birthday celebration.

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BarbaraM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusconi’s is consistently excellent. Food is great and always good service. One of my favorite restaurants. I’m so glad they survived the lockdown.

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Mauimealz
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place

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MikeP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated my brother from Michigan .....food ambiance and service were outstanding

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vipPaulB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience. Chef Michael came out and introduced himself and our waiter Austin was fabulous! We WILL be back.

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BabaLee
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this locally owned restaurant it is a great place to eat. The staff is great and so friendly. They remember customers who come in. I have never had a bad meal here . If you haven’t been here before you must try it out.

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vipMarlisseG
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough good things about the food, service and value! I’ll definitely be going back not only for brunch but dinner!! SUPERB in every way!! Thanks Fritz for the amazing service!

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vipMarcR
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good preparation and great flavors. A little noisey but didn't detract from the experience!

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vipMackMichael
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I received burnt veggies w my main. The Salmon was average .
Neither the chef of the server checked the veggies. They were inedible.

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Jneel
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent diner with very good service and food. Let's continue supporting local business during this difficult time!

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vipBogy
Phoenix
183 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great food ambience and service.

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MichelleN
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to go. Dinner is always amazing and service is outstanding.

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Mgoldman
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately the service and the cocktails were better than the food itself....The chef had a heavy hand in salt that evening, the scallops were so salty I could not finish them yet the pea (puree') risotto was so very bland and mushy that it was a disappointing dish altogether.
The Short Rib plate was also a bit unimaginative and had quite a bit of fat not rendered, overall not a memorable experience.
Austin was a great server, a little more attentive than necessary on a date night dinner but good nonetheless.
With a reservation on a weeknight, early, I am also not thrilled to have to sit at the table on the restroom wall?

We will not go back for food unless invited by friends or another couple, which is also a shame because I have been going since it opened as I am a local restaurant owner and enjoy supporting the local establishments myself.....

Best of luck.
MGold

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vipNdngolfer
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu was chosen and it did not disappoint. First time eating octopus and it was delicious, a firm texture and nice smokey flavor. The flat iron steak was juicy without being too wet, served on a bed of English pea risotto, added a nice creamy texture to the beef.

Dining partner enjoyed the salmon. The fish was crispy on the outside, the blackberry glaze added a nice sweet essence to the firm salmon filet. What was really outstanding was the wine pairing of the 2017 Sangre De Toro Tempranillo from La Mancha Spain. This light red, did a very fine job bringing out the flavors of the dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fritz was an awesome waiter. Great food and atmosphere

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vipVivB
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere! Great neighborhood gem for brunch or any meal

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Mikee
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a place to take your friends or family for a fantastic meal and atmosphere.

KM
KennethM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We simply always receive an outstanding meal at Rusconi's. We have been going for two years and we thoroughly enjoy their menu selection and high level of service.

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JamesB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Rusconi's. They have an ever evolving menu that is always delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love, love, love Rusconi’s! Always a great meal. I had the sea scallops served on pea risotto and my wife had the cauliflower soup and a salad. As always, the food was fantastic! Oh, we also started with the “kitchen board” which is a curated selection of meats, cheeses, pickles and grilled artisan bread. Service is always great and we were very comfortable with the serious level with which they are taking COVID.

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viphungrydude
Jackson Hole
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusconi's is our favorite local restaurant. Have easily been there 50 times over the years - always a great meal and innovative cuisine. Short ribs and scallop entrees are signature dishes. Great cocktails and wine list too. Chef Michael, Nancy, Rhonda, Fritz and Rex are awesome.

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LindaY
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 3 of us were pleased with brunch. The eggs Benedict were excellent and the red pepper grits were outstanding. My friend said her avocado toast was the best she ever had. DH had a standard American breakfast that he also enjoyed. And who can go wrong with $5 bloody Marys and Mimosas?
Last, the best begniet since Cafe du Monde! We will return....

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JuliaG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpected find and last minute booking at the beginning of a weekend. Lovely meal with great service. Will definitely go again. Food was excellent.

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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 4.8 stars by 3071 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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