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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

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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4.8

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 (76)
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Casual (59)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Good for a Date (56)
Special Occasion (56)
Worth the Drive (51)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Local Ingredients (33)
Bar Seating (31)
Fun (31)
Authentic (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Business Meals (27)
Happy Hour (25)
Romantic (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Seasonal (19)
Cozy (17)
Healthy (16)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
People Watching (9)
Quick Bite (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Organic (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
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Live Sports (2)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

always Fabulous! Everything Very Fresh an delicious!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We dine at Rusconi's fairly regularly but didn't have the best experience this time unfortunately. I think the waiter may have forgotten to submit our order as it took a little over an hour. some menu items were out and waiter was not very attentive. We will come back as the food is great and this is not normal for them ... just disappointing.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Perfecto. Buena comida y muy buen ambiente. Siempre lleno.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fabulous place! If you are in the Phoenix/ Scottsdale area, you should experience this wonderful place. Ask for Fritz, he is a GREAT waiter!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Chef Michael has created a spectacular restaurant with the best food in the valley. My sons are vegan and he personally took the time to understand what they liked and had a custom meal created for them. The short ribs, scallops, mussels, buffalo steak, and the white truffle mac and cheese are awesome dishes. I recommend Rusconi's American Kitchen to all of my colleagues, friends, and family.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our third visit. Everything was amazing. Our new local favorite!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had dinner with friends two weeks ago at Rusconi. The service and food was 5 star. The current visit was 2-3 stars at best.The place was empty, which should have been a "red flag". We arrived at 6PM and were seated outside, which was fine. We had the very same server we had the time before, which again was a good omen. We had drinks, again so far all is good. We ordered dinner at about 6:20. The food did not arrive until after 7:00, bear in mind an empty restaurant. My wife ordered the short rib dish ,which our friends ordered last time, which she tasted and loved. Her love turned to amazement because the dish served had no taste whatsoever. She ordered brussels sprouts, again because of tasting them before, and once again ,no taste. She tried to remedy the dishes by adding salt , to no avail. I informed the server that I did not want the onions on my burger, guess what? The burger had onions hidden under the cheese.Luckily , I check., because if I ate it I would have had a difficult night. It went a back to the kitchen, they said they would remake it, but the burger arrived within 3 minutes,I suspect they simply scraped off the onions and brought it back. Of course, it was cold. I wonder, if the burger returned still had the drippings and juice from the Balsamic onions. I did have a difficult evening!
We asked the server if Chef Rusconi was in the kitchen and learned the he was not. His Wife did come to our table and offer her apologies , and had deserts delivered to our table. Desserts did not change the bitter taste in our mouths. Sweets can not makeup for a totally ruined dining experience.
If Chef Rusconi does not have a line Chef that can replicate his recipes, Sham on him. Maybe he should hang a sign on the door warning customers that the nights when he is not cooking, they enter the Restaurant at their own risk. Needless to say we are very disappointed in Rusconi. We really expected and deserved better.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We were there a year or so ago and had an enjoyable experience so thought we would try it again. Have to say the size of the entre I chose did not warrant the price of the meal and everything else is ala carte. As for the guest's choice come on $14 for a burger and if you wanted fries had to pay an extra $4.? I wanted to choose some places that were featured on Check Please, a tv show that reviews valley restaurants and the portions equal the cost. But decided this was closer
The ambiance is not that special altho in fairness, the food was tasty and the service was good.
I spoke to an Ashely from there who called the next day to thank us and I wanted them to address an issue in the ladies restroom, if you are not above 5feet, then you don't get to see yourself, I found that quite odd and frustrating.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Rusconi's is by far my favorite restaurant in Phoenix. The food is consistently delicious. Good wine section. Excellent service.

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vip
 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We were blown away by the dining experience we had here. Fresh, creative and outstanding cuisine.
Excellent attentive but not overbearing service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food and service were great. Was a bit concerned when it was in a shopping mall but the place was packed on a Sun eve and we loved our experience there. Our waiter, Rex, was fantastic and they have some unique (and yummy) menu options.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We are on vacation from the UK. Friends of ours visited earlier this year and recommended Rusconi’s. Glad they did as had an excellent meal and will be going back again before vacation ends.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went to Ruscini's prior to a concert at Comerica Theatre. Rec accommodates our need for timeliness. Spareribs were melt in your mouth. Buffalo was tasty. So good. Fun vibe. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing dining as usual. We’ve been coming for a year and every tine enjoyed the great food. This the four of us had the medallions and we all were delighted. Great ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This restaurant, nestled in a large shopping center, is a real find. It looks tiny from the outside, but is a nice size once inside the door. The food is all fresh and innovative. Unusual dishes and some standard fare - all cooked to perfection. Definitely will revisit time and again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was excellent... service was fair. I was with a group of friends and celebrating several individuals' birthdays. We were service two dessert which we did not request and then charged for them. We pointed this out and charges were reversed - but it was a bit odd and uncomfortable.

Overall the dining experience as good as the food was amazing!!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Michael is an amazing chef...so creative..I had fabulous,us scallops lna bed of frothy sweet potato purée with Brussels sprouts..dessert of Brie cheesecake was divine. It is one of my favorite places...

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The server was very pleasant, efficient and helpful. The food was delicious. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday and they provided a free dessert, which was yummy. We even met the chef/owner on the way out and he was very open and friendly. A very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was delicious and our server was attentive. We enjoyed half price bottles on select bottles of wine on a Sunday night. Highly recommend!

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and good service. Our food arrived surprising fast perhaps due to the 8:30 reservation time. On- line reservation was convenient. A nice happy hour too from past experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

An exceptional restaurant. We were a party of four and each of us throughly enjoyed our ordered food. We had the grilled asparagus, the baby field greens and the boneless shorts ribs as starters. Without exception all were delightful. My Wife ordered and enjoyed the roast chicken salad, I had the Special of the night ,monk fish over grits..Wow, simply out of sight. Our fourth party member ordered the burger and raved about . He happen's to be a burger expert and rated it 5 stars.
We were also had two birthday "boys" and they brought complementary chocolate bread pudding, an amazing way to end a wondered full dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Rusconi's is our fave place to go b/c the food is fresh & creative, and our dining guests always enjoy it. We love the atmosphere - it's casual, but cool - and the food is the thing. The very thing! Brian is our go-to guy for service. We come at least once a week. The specials are innovative, too. Rusconi's never disappoints.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Organic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always enjoy Rusconi's. Salads continue to be excellent and good wine list at fair prices. First time we have seen a filet as a special and it was delicious. Hope they will keep it in the rotation and consider adding it to the regular menu.

As always, sad that they do not offer any decent bread service. Biggest flaw in an otherwise excellent restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food is excellent. Sweet potato bisque, gazpacho, scallops and salmon are our favorites.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food is delicious but there is absolutely no ambience. Competing with a new restaurant across the street that is beautiful.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Rusconi's does a great job. The food is outstanding with a seasonal menu and the service is excellent. You will typically see the chef / owner present and it shows. We eat there regularly as we live nearby and we are never disappointed. I have brought many friends and associates here and they have always loved it as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was very good and served as ordered (medium rare etc) Not gourmet but but not run of the mill. Pricing was NOT STUPID! Will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always amazing food and service too! The green chili Mac and cheese is my favorite!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Goat cheese fondue appetizer was amazing. Entrees were awesome (medallions and buffalo). Dessert was not good (Smore like dessert). Otherwise excellent experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent food and service. Nice sized portions, very flavorful.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food unremarkable. Heavy,limp. Too much heavy sauce.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I love this restaurant -- I've been here a few times before. The food is always innovative and tasty and the service always attentive. The only negative I have about this experience was that we were charged $3 to split a salad. (I just said we were going to split it when we ordered it, I never asked it to be put on 2 separate dishes) I can understand a split charge fee if we were ordering one entree to split; however we ordered a salad, a side, 2 full entrees and wine. So there was really no need to turn a $9 salad into a $12 one.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Outstanding food preparation. For a very casual restaurant atmosphere, the food is far better than most "fancy" restaurants.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been here several times and enjoy it. Two of our meals were excellent, it was the hamburg that disappointed. First is sat under the heat light where we could see it for over 5 minutes when our other two meals were being made. That was disappointing. Our other meals were however great!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood place to eat. Love the food & the service both outstanding

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

had the scallops and NY steak, bread pudding for dessert--- food was very good, would go back for sure.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is a fabulous find.
The chef is there plating every dish under an angled mirror, so you can see each beautiful plating.
The chef/owner was previously the executive chef at The Phoenician, Lon's at Hermosa Inn and The Royal Palms.
It is a fine dining experience with Neighborhood restaurant vibe and prices.
I would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Four words: Phe.Nom.A.Nal!
The service was likely the best I have ever had (Fritz!!) and the food was delicious. Cheese plate was bountiful. Burrata and tomato slices with tomato sorbet...wow. Huge yum. Bison steak was perfecfly med-rare and the short ribs melted in my mouth. My niece eats only chicken and her dish did not disappoint. I made a specific point of thanking the chef and kitchen staff before leaving. Highly highly highly recommend this gem, hidden next to a Panda Express.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our waiter Rex accommodated us three ladies with a selection of appetizers to share and amazing chocolate bread pudding to finish. Rex carved the single short rib into three equal portions thus avoiding a dispute and charmed us with his kind attention to detail.
An excellent dining experience, one we wish to repeat!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The waitress recommended Prosecco which paired well with the scallop entrée. It was outstanding. I can't wait to return for another chef-driven menu. So many items were appealing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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