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About 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."

10637 N. Tatum Blvd
Suite 101B
Phoenix, AZ 85028
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch 10:00-2:00
Lunch Tues-Fri 11:00- 2:00
Happy Hour 4:00- 6:00 Every Day
Dinner Sunday -Thursday 5:00- 9:00 , Friday and Saturday 5:00-10:00

Cross Street:
N.E. Corner of Tatum and Shea

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 483-0009

Website:
http://www.rusconiskitchen.com/

Catering:
Rusconi’s American Kitchen offers a hearty menu of regional American cuisine featuring a wood roasted menu selections bringing sophisticated and accessible fare to Valley residents. 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 influenced by our wood burning grill.

Parking Details:
Very large parking lot with an abundance of space.

Public Transit:
Public bus stops adjacent to the restaurant within walking distance.

Executive Chef:
Michael Rusconi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We will be closed for Thanksgiving re-opening for dinner on Friday Nov 24th for dinner

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for our very special Christmas Eve menu for $52.00 We begin seating at 4:00 pm and seat until 8:00 pm

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Make reservations now for our very special 3 Course New Years Eve Menu for $64.00
We will start seating at 5:00pm and seat until 10:00 pm
Our regular dinner menu will not be available

Rusconi's American Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (68)
Neighborhood Gem (60)
Fit for Foodies (59)
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Casual (59)
Good for a Date (53)
Special Occasion (50)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Worth the Drive (45)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Local Ingredients (33)
Authentic (32)
Bar Seating (28)
Great for Lunch (25)
Business Meals (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Happy Hour (24)
Fun (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Healthy (20)
Great for Brunch (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Romantic (17)
Seasonal (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Cozy (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
People Watching (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Organic (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Great neighborhood place. We have been here a few times. Really love they food and service. Must try the homemade ice cream too.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Excellent food!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Our first time in Phoenix and at this restaurant. Made reservations and they wanted to sit us right next to the bathroom, when in my reservations clearly requested not to sit by the bathroom. The hostess was not happy that we asked to be moved. Moved to be sat next to the kitchen with smoke billowing out from the kitchen, guess the hood system was overwhelmed. Our server opened the door by us, to get the smoke out of the dining room. Our server Fritz, saved the night with his enthusiasm and friendliness. His knowledge and suggestions were great! We enjoyed the Chef's Board-fresh and tasty. The couple next to us had the Lamb-looked good and Scallops, so Fritz had suggested them and they were delicious. The lamb little undercooked but was plentiful and nice sides. The three large scallops were done to perfection with a great sauce. Had the suggested desserts creme brulee and was very good. This place is definitely a hopin place and we would go back again and would definitely request Fritz as the server.

Tags: Casual
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We found this place on Trip Advisor as a highly ranked restaurant and the reviews were spot on. The service was great, the food was well prepared and presented, and it tasted amazing!

Being able to reserve a table on Open Table was a nice perk since we made our dining decision before the restaurant opened for the day.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We would eat here every night if we could! Ate there Saturday night, and going back with friends, who also love this restaurant, on Friday. Can't wait!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2016

This has become one of our favorite "go to" restaurants. We recently introduced friends to the amazing food and wine. They loved it as well. Well done, Rusconi's!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2016

fabulous restaurant would recommend to all my friends

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2016

We love having dinner here. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent. It makes fur an enjoyable evening.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Hesitated in eating here due to friends mixed reviews. New Chef and General Manager there now. Pleasant surprise the dining was a pleasant experience. The waiter Craig was professional and serviced our every eating wants and needs. Not over bearing. The food selection was terrific with evening specials. My wife ate the salmon which was cooked to her desire and beyond expectations. I had the iron flat steak cooked to my liking and wants. There service as stated was exceptional. The General Manager, Lance visited our table as well as every table that night to make sure we were satisfied with our meal. Highly recommend .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Our server was so friendly! My husband is gluten intolerant and had numerous options for dinner! Food is delicious!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2016

We had a yummy dinner and loved going somewhere that isn't a chain! Chef Rusconi took time to chat with us too. Great spot!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 2016

Local art, beautiful and delicious food, my new favorite place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Excellent as always. Best neighborhood restaurant in Scottsdale!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Went here for my FIL's 72nd birthday on a Saturday night. The restaurant was crowded but not overly loud. The food was amazing, the "best mussels I've ever had," according to my FIL. Great cocktails, very attentive service. Such a lovely place hiding from between a sandwich shop and Panda Express!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Chef Rusconi rocks! The food, wine, service and ambiance were delightful as usual!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Great food and service as always. Fritz is friendly, fun and fabulous!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 2016

We just found this restaurant about 3 months ago and we love it. It has actually been here for about 4 years, not sure how we missed it.
We have also had the opportunity to join a couple of the "wine dinners" and they have been awesome. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Thank you,

Cindi & Mike Deschane

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2016

Excellent meal! The Mac and cheese as well as the quinoa salad were delicious, although my wife thought the salad portion size could have been larger. The osso bucco was superb. The server was attentive and was very helpful in assisting us with a wine choice!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2016

Our dinners were firt rate. I had the beef tenderoin medallions with truffle scented mac and cheese and it was heavenly. My husband had the salmon and it was perfectly prepared (we are picky since we are from the Northwest). Our companions enjoyed the cod (not a smidgen left on her plate) and while he was a little unsure about the grits with the shortribs, he ate every bite. We topped it off with the chocolate bread pudding (mine and I would not share more than one bite). Drinks were great, mojitos, with huge blackberries. A nice touch. Presentations are picture worthy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2016

Atmosphere needs help, otherwise a hard act to beat. Food & Service & value
were all right up there. Good wine list. Has to be right up there in top 10 in
Scottsdale/Phoenix restaurants.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2016

The scallops were amazing...............the pork delicious......the chicken very well done and tasty.......even the fries were great.....

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Been here twice. Love the food. It's very tasty and unique. The restaurant cooks with pecan wood and it smells wonderful. Sunday 1/2 off bottle of wines is a bargain! Will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2016

We decided to eat here for our second time because we had such a nice time back in July for my mother-in-laws birthday. This visit was not nearly as fantastic. I think my husband and I were profiled by the server because we look young (though we're in our mid 30s and tip very well). We were celebrating my birthday, and got no special treatment what-so-ever. Pretty sure we at least received a free dessert in July... not this time. I was most disappointed the server never shared the dinner specials with us. We found out (after dessert, from the table next to us), they had Pork Osso Bucco (my favorite), and I cannot believe I missed out on my birthday! Even though what we did eat was tasty, the service was quite sub-par for the price and for my special occasion. Not sure if we'll be returning, which is a shame because I really want to like this place!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2016

We frequent the restaurant often. It is close to our house and has fabulous food. Will accommodate any diet. The service is outstanding and wait staff is friendly and offer great suggestions

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2016

It was fantastic! The food, service, and overall ambience were all wonderful for my husband's birthday dinner.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Greeted promptly. Awesome vibe. Brian was an exceptional waiter. Food and presentation was amazing. Chocolate bread pudding is out of this world! Order one and share!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2016

This was the 4th time I had been to Rusconi's but the first time for dinner. All of my experiences there have been good and the food is fabulous.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2016

The happy hour prices for wine were great, plus being there on a Monday some bottles of wine were also half off, win! win!
We ordered a variety of appetizers off the happy hour menu. Love the goat cheese fondue and the short rib sliders. Wasn't too impressed with the cheese plate. Even though it was a good value I would pass on it the next time. Just didn't seem like it had interesting cheeses.
Service was ok, seemed a little rushed on plate clearing.
All in all, I love Rusconi's and will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Always a lively crowd, outstanding, knowledgeable wait staff, great food and nice wine list. Reservations taken, happily and seating is on time. Restaurant is always crowded but not so noisy that you can't enjoy your table mates. Nice touch to be greeted and thanked by Michael as we left.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Our go too place. Staff always friendly. Food is excellent.
Wine list is OK.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Limited menu nevertheless everything outstanding. Presentation and quality always good. We have been there many times and we always bring visitors there. Would like more fish choices thought the owner said the cod is great. Not a fish I would normally select. I will try this next time I go.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 19, 2016

I had seen Rusconi's reviewed on Check Please!, had to try it. I found their website easy to navigate and making reservations was a breeze.

I loved the ambiance of the place. My friend and I were seated with a view of the kitchen, which I found wonderful watching all the different dishes go by.

The selection of delicious sounding meals was almost overwhelming, but as I had seen a guajillo pork dish featured on Check Please!, the guajillo pork sandwich was my choice, while my friend ordered the short rib sandwich.

Both were absolutely delectable accompanied by fragrant truffle fries. The true star of the meal though was the chocolate bread pudding. Deep, rich, and definitely decadent.

Service was superb and I'm looking forward to many more visits to explore the menu in depth.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Have been there several times, but this was disappointing. The service was slow (6:45 weekday), and the waitstaff not attentive. In fact, he was almost insulted when I asked for a wine recommendation. He just put the wine list in front of me. Guess he thought we weren't worth his attention.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 16, 2016

We have dined here a few times and have not had a bad experience yet! The food is delicious! If you come on Sunday or Monday (I think), bottles of wine are half-price (or did I dream this?) It's a cozy place, which means that sometimes you might be close to your fellow diners. The service staff is fun and friendly. It's a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2016

The special was a beef tenderloin placed on a bed of parsnip purée accompanied with spaghetti squash and spinach with an artistic line of watercress pesto and a lovely orange line of something as well. It was artistic and delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Met friends for dinner and had an absolutely wonderful experience! Excellent wait staff, fabulous food, and OH! the scallops! Marinated pork chop, steak and all sides were fabulous. Decided to take part of it home so we would be able to enjoy desert and that was definitely the right decision. We went there with the intention of having scallops as the entrée, but our waiter informed us that we could add a couple of scallops to any entrée, so we did, and that is absolutely the way to go. We'll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2016

We eat at Rusoni's all the time- it is the best place in the Tatum/Shea neighborhood. Food is consistently good and the wine list offers enough options, moderately priced. Everything is good, though we focus on the arugula salad and short ribs and recommend both. Beef medallions are also great and especially the mac and cheese they are served with. If they have the tomato and burrata salad special, order it. As always, I wish they would upgrade their bread. It's okay, but not great. Requesting more fish options, please, and occasional fish specials?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Never disappointed at Rusconi's. Always recommend this great restaurant to friends & family.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Love this restaurant. So consistent, with delicious food and outstanding service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Chef and staff is great! Keep doing what you are doing, it is wonderful!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive
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