Rusconi's American Kitchen

4.9
3539 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
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LauraW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was spectacular. Servers are proud of the food they serve. Goat cheese is prevalent FYI so if you don’t like it read carefully.

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PGMD
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We have been patronizing Rusconi’s four or five times a year since it opened. Until the last year or so, one of the defining features was the professionalism of the servers. Another was the seasonal nature of the menu. The chef would frequently appear in the dining room and make rounds on the diners. We were greeted warmly at the door.

During the shutdown, we continued to order for dining at home, trying to do our part to keep Rusconi’s in operation.

The last three times we have gone, tonight being the very last, the hostesses have been unwelcoming, the servers have been lackadaisical, inattentive and clearly pushing us out the door even though at least a third of the tables were empty when we departed. The menu has been exactly the same for the past year.

This evening, even though only 1/4 of the tables were occupied when we arrived, we were led to a table at the kitchen door, which we politely declined. The hostess was clearly annoyed and brusquely led us to a table directly next to the restrooms. Without a word, she dropped the menus on the table and walked away. I checked OpenTable to see if the restaurant was fully booked. It wasn’t. There were open times slots throughout the evening.

Other small restaurant owners in Scottsdale, PV and the Biltmore-Camelback East area are providing a much more enjoyable evening, even thanking us repeatedly for our patronage, such as T Cooks earlier this week and Elements this past weekend.

So we won’t be back to Rusconi’s. It should be about more than reasonably good food, and Rusconi’s has sadly devolved into an unpleasant experience. By the look of things when we left, Rusconi’s is surviving on alcohol sales at the bar, which may be why those patrons are missing the problems here.

We wish the owners all the best.

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Good
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Definitely a great a place for some good looking and tasting meals.

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vipKevinK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, chicken dish was the the best and only $25.

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vipMarilynS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fritz was our waiter and made our brunch feel really special. Although I have been going to Rusconi's for many years I had never been there for brunch. I had the best eggs Benedict I have had in years and my friend had the French toast that she said was by for the best she had ever had, anywhere!

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DennisArlene
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

whenever we have reservations at Rusconi's we look forward to a perfect dinner. Everything is consistently perfect. We always look forward to our next dinner at Rusconi's.

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SarahHelton
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to Rusconi's a long time ago before COVID and I remember this mouth watering salmon salad I had. The salmon was cooked to perfection, the fresh veggies and green beans had the perfect texture and taste, it all just went so well together I couldn't wait to go back to have it again. We were going to be in the area last night so I made a reservation. Although the salmon salad was not on the menu this time they did have a grilled salmon entree. I was NOT disappointed. It was again cooked to perfection and had this blackberry glaze on it paired with fingerling potatoes, carrot, and brussel sprouts. Hands down delish! My husband tried the grilled beef tenderloin medallions and the look on his face when he took the first bite I knew I had to get in there and try a bit too! The medallions were cooked to medium (that's how he ordered it) and the reduction was so amazing! And I can't forget the mac-n-cheese the medallions were so elegantly laid on top of w/ the addition of tender cooked veggies. One of the best meals we have had all year! We will be back for sure and I can't wait to try their seared scallops I saw so many other guests ordering! Hats off to the chef, he knows what he is doing!!

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IreneT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our families favorite restaurant. Great service and the food never fails to impress!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! First time here, and will be back!

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RobertR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short ribs were recommended and were excellent. A wonderful evening, excellent service, perfect food offerings.

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ColleenD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic! I highly recommend the Kitchen Burger.

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Emma
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

stumbled upon this hidden gem and had to make a reservation- it was unbelievably delicious.

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KathyH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had date night here and it was really good! The service was exceptional. Kristin was awesome!! In fact everyone was great! Love the ambience too. The prices were a bit high BUT it was definitely worth it! We will be back!

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ScottE
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with outstanding customer service. Great value for fresh ingredients that pop with flavor.

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vipAzmary
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Repeat performance! We have been to Rusconis a number of times and we always eagerly await our next visit.

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vip2014dinercavecreek
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as usual, my favorite restaurant.

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vipwendyc
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food excellent service! Love the brunch menu!

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vipScottR
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service great and so was the food

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vipDavidS
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff! They treat us like family every visit!!

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vipLindaD
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite go-to locally-owned neighborhood restaurants. The food is superior - don't miss the green chili mac and cheese or the tomato and burrata salad! The cocktails are inventive and crisp. But best of all is the staff - Fritz is our favorite waitperson but all are great. Karen is the best bartender - she has the 3 Fs that I look for in a bartender - fast, friendly, and fun!

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience from beginning to end! Everything was prepared to perfection. The scallops and short ribs melt in your mouth. While the root purée and bread pudding were surely sent from heaven. The attention to detail was second to none. Great wine list! Amazing service! Thank you Chef and Family!

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CarolG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. It was amazing. Service great, food wonderful. This place is a gem in the desert. Will definitely be going back.

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FrankK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently great and the desserts are as good as anywhere. Nice to have a neighborhood restaurant like this.

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CharmaineD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful summer tasters menu accompanied with wine. The food was amazing. Will definitely recommend to my family and friends.

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brianp
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always an excellent meal. The special tonight was a 14 day aged filet. Moist, tender and full of flavor. ALWAYS DELICIOUS. The menu rotates occasionally and it’s always excellent. Good service. The only downside is the bar is small and cramped, however the restaurant itself is small. More of a sit down type/ table service restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always…delicious

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Annon
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food at Rusconi's is very good. For the type of food/drink they offer, the location, the ambience, and the portions, it is EXTREMELY over priced. The food is delicious and the server was lovely. The drinks were good, but nothing special. The food portions were small for the price. When the food arrived at the table, it was not very hot. The bill for three of us was over $240!

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Becky
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a nice dinner and enjoyed our evening. the waiter was awesome and the food fantastic.

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vipTRAVELBUDDY
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent chef prepared meal at an acceptable noise level. Service is very personal. They actually remember you from last year.

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WLHarris
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal at Rusconi’s! It’s the kind of place where each entree and cocktail are special. The weekend brunch is my favorite in town.

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DawnM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly wonderful atmosphere and fantastic food and specialty drinks!!! Had a wonderful time! Service was excellent too!

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AnthonyB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Excellent food with unusual couplings. Well prepared and presented.
Drink price at 13 seems unreasonable.

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Cvcc
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Portions are small and we did not get enough to eat of the delicious food. Each plate need more side portions. Food came out too quickly for us to enjoy our excellent cocktails. Brussels sprouts, tasty but hard as rock center, described on menu as baby cabbage😝

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RuthO
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always had a quality meal here; service is great too!

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Quiteblank
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. It's definitely on the "high-end" type of restaurant, which is not at all a bad thing! Especially considering that the prices are only a little above normal and the food is amazing. Definitely recommended for a nice night out. Great for a date night

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vipSammy
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

If you have dined here before you already know that the food is innovative and good.
Well, the chef has improved some flavors, becoming more imaginative and creative.

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AbbyM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the salmon and the scallops. Both outstanding. Service was excellent.

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vipAnnielicious
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This gem of a local restaurant never disappoints. My husband and I joined another couple and we hada good sampling of cocktails, appetizers and entrees. Everything was delicious from my Spitzer down to the white chocolate boudin dessert.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! We try to visit at least once a month and have never been disappointed. Chef Michael is ever present and personally reviews every plate that leaves the kitchen.
Thanks Michael. Thanks to Rex too!

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Glow
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent deliscious food, excellent service and great value for price paid!

FAQs

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 3539 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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