Rusconi's American Kitchen
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Natural Sea Scallops
shaved vegetable salad, carrot and parsnip puree, lemon emulsion, herb oil
Blackberry Glazed Salmon Salad*
baby greens, asparagus, grape tomatoes, herbed fingerling potatoes
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Medallions*
truffle scented mac-n-cheese, carrots, small green beans, red wine reduction
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.
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.
Food and service was excellent. Definitely a great a place for some good looking and tasting meals.
Excellent food, chicken dish was the the best and only $25.
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!
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.
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!!
Our families favorite restaurant. Great service and the food never fails to impress!
Food and service were great! First time here, and will be back!
Short ribs were recommended and were excellent. A wonderful evening, excellent service, perfect food offerings.
This place is fantastic! I highly recommend the Kitchen Burger.
stumbled upon this hidden gem and had to make a reservation- it was unbelievably delicious.
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!
Amazing food with outstanding customer service. Great value for fresh ingredients that pop with flavor.
Repeat performance! We have been to Rusconis a number of times and we always eagerly await our next visit.
Great, as usual, my favorite restaurant.
Delicious food excellent service! Love the brunch menu!
Service great and so was the food
Love the staff! They treat us like family every visit!!
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!
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!
First time eating here. It was amazing. Service great, food wonderful. This place is a gem in the desert. Will definitely be going back.
Food is consistently great and the desserts are as good as anywhere. Nice to have a neighborhood restaurant like this.
We had a wonderful summer tasters menu accompanied with wine. The food was amazing. Will definitely recommend to my family and friends.
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.
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!
we had a nice dinner and enjoyed our evening. the waiter was awesome and the food fantastic.
Excellent chef prepared meal at an acceptable noise level. Service is very personal. They actually remember you from last year.
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.
Surprisingly wonderful atmosphere and fantastic food and specialty drinks!!! Had a wonderful time! Service was excellent too!
Excellent food with unusual couplings. Well prepared and presented.
Drink price at 13 seems unreasonable.
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😝
I have always had a quality meal here; service is great too!
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
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.
We had the salmon and the scallops. Both outstanding. Service was excellent.
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.
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!
Consistent deliscious food, excellent service and great value for price paid!
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.