Rusconi's American Kitchen

4.8
3486 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
What 3486 people are saying
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipElizabethD
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love breakfast and happy hour here. Great food and service..love Dritz and Rex

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DougM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!!!

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VarunC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The chef’s tasting menu was delicious and the added touch of the extra mushroom soup brought to the table by the chef himself, was really great. Highly recommend!

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SunriverFoodies
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Rack of Lamb Special and Medallions of Beef. Both were simply Outstanding!
Fritz was our server and he was perfect.
Overall a 5/5 !!!

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JamesM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! Absolutely great food, and great service! Love eating here!

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vipWineanddine
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and well spaced tables. The meals were beautifully plated and our dinners were so outstanding that there was not a morsel left on our plates.

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vipBretnBarb
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot; always excellent!

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ThomS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusconi's is at the top my wife and my list for date nights. Excellent food and service and never disappoints.

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vipSusanF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A neighborhood favorite. Good variety on the menu. Everything fresh and tasty.

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MacP
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything, except the volume of the noise was A+. and I think the noise was so high because people are so happy to be out and about!

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NomNom
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Thank you!🙌🙏

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DorothyB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Sunday brunch spot on a rainy day with a southwestern inspired menu.

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WLHarris
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us came to Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday. We had a marvelous time! Favorite dishes: the short rib benedict and the chocolate soufflé. Totally original and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my sister in law and niece to lunch from out of town. They loved it, as did I.

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vipMollyT
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Those potatoes under the tenderloin.... oh my goodness! Perfect service. Delicious meals.

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vipSusanB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipBozo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent waiter

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vipDavidA
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. The food was wonderful, service was great. Really enjoyed ourselves. We'll be back.

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vipwendyc
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was exemplary- warm, friendly, and engaging in top of wanting to make sure the kids and adults were all happy with the experience! The food is scrumptious from the brunch menu - not one item we tried was less than stellar. Will definitely be back!!!

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viplocalarry
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always wonderful..........................................

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John
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not find many places better than Rusconi's at this price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional all 4 entrees ( all different) were top notch..
Very chef driven menu without being crazy or pretentious!

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MikeG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of 6 of us met here for a dinner/business meeting. The service was prompt and attentive without being intrusive. Each member of our group ordered a different meal and every plate left our table clean. Wonderful food!

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vipDoniamh
Phoenix
84 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating out since the lockdown in March of 2020 and I had to make it Rusconi's - my favorite restaurant. It did not disappoint! Rex, the server, as always was attentive, friendly and offered good suggestions. The burrata salad is so crisp and fresh. The scallops were melt in your mouth and the shaved vegetable salad on top was great. Half price wine night doesn't hurt. My friend (first time diner who was not disappointed) shared the fabulous bread pudding (of course ala mode). I'm so happy to see that Rusconi's is more than holding their own and could never disappoint!

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CrisA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Fritz was wonderful.

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vipTucsonguest
Tucson
60 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at Rusconi's! The food and drinks were delicious! Tried the add-on scallops with my beef tenderloin medallions! Will have them again and again! The smokey Old-fashion is remarkable!
Austin's service is always top-notch and caring. He does everything he can to make the experience memorable and enjoyable! I will be back as often as I can make the 2-hour drive!

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marcia
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another amazing meal and wonderful service from Fritz tonight. The atmosphere of Rusconi’s is warm
Andy inviting. All the staff is wonderful but Fritz is exceptional. He makes you feel comfortable as soon as he comes over. The food is delicious and everything is fresh and served beautifully.
Would recommend Rusconi’s to anyone wanting an enjoyable evening ?catching up with friends and eating delicious food .

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TG12
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was THE most excellent meal we had ALL week. I can’t wait to come back here.

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FHD59
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great experience food is creative and delicious with excellent service . My go to place in phoenix

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DavidL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful as always. best place in the valley. try to enjoy once per week.

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vipAnton
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Chef Michael is a very creative chef mixing an extremely interesting variety of flavors and textures that all come together for a wonderful meal. Served well by an attentive staff that adds to the enjoyment of the experience

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TarahG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Chef Rusconi and his entire staff were amazing. They’ve always done such a perfect job at making it feel homey, personable and enjoyable. The food is fantastic. We will ALWAYS be returning. You guys are amazing :)

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vipBretnBarb
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were just out with friends as we try to make it to Rusconi’s a few times per month to enjoy the excellent good and catch up with Fritz, Rex, and the rest of the staff, plus Michael himself.

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LindaLuck
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our cheese-stuffed-fig appetizer was simple, unexpected, and exquisite! For all three of us, every single bite thereafter was a bit of an adventure and absolutely delectable.We tried valiantly to save enough room for dessert, and were just barely successful: again, we savored every marvelous morsel. Server Fritz was fun but not intrusive, and the entire staff seemed interested in delivering a stellar experience: it was superb in every way!

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vipHenriC
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fritz is the best. Ask for him to be your server.

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FoodEater
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is good as hell. Even the carrots are memorable. The carrots.

My only criticism is that there’s only one vegetarian entree but it’s amazing so I didn’t mind one bit after the first bite of that risotto. But seriously, chef— the vegetables you do serve are unforgettable. More of that, please.

And the deserts were good as hell, too.

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ChristyM
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusconi's never disappoints! It's perfect for a special occasion or just dinner with friends.

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viplovefinedining
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always, always a good experience with Rusconi's. The food and the service is impeccable. Great atmosphere. Definitely a must visit.

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vipRRPVAZ
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you've not tried or have passed on Rusconi's for either dinner or brunch, you are missing out on a REAL hidden gem of a quality restaurant. If you've assumed that from the name Rusconi's that it's Italian, you're dead wrong. American dishes prepared and presented perfectly. Saturday and Sunday brunch is THE BEST DEAL in town with dishes that will have you coming back for more! I reccomend the short rib hash, the kitchen benedict or French toast. If you're lucky you might be there when the bananas foster French toast is being offered. For dinner, the tenderloin medallions over REAL truffle mac and cheese is fantastic. Scallops are a big winner as well as the blackberry glazed salmon. Great wine selection, and the bloody Marys are so good!
Try it. Enjoy it. Go back to it.....

GB
GaryB
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our Saturday Brunch at Rusconi's. The décor and atmosphere is very pleasant. The waiter was very attentive and the food was good. We hope to return and experience their dinner menu sometime soon!

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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 3486 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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