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Rusconi's American Kitchen

4.8
1886 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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."
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
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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

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Phone number
(480) 483-0009
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Rusconi
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N.E. Corner of Tatum and Shea
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Parking details
Very large parking lot with an abundance of space.
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Public transit
Public bus stops adjacent to the restaurant within walking distance.
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
What 1886 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.4
ambience
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Went after a movie Sunday for lunch. All was great as always!!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Was just ok - nothing outstanding . Pompous waiter - prices were average. In a strip mall - overrated at best.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always great.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything was very good except we had to wait 25 minutes despite having made a reservation.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Service and food were excellent. Wine selection was modestly priced and the selection we made was great.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Had a birthday dinner, wife bought. Invited some friends from Gainey Ranch who had not heard of. We all agreed, food was terrific. I had Lamb 2 ways and the others had their pecial, monkfish. Will definitely put on our remember to go back to list.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was my second visit to this restaurant. Friday night and very busy and noisy. The service was extraordinary. Wish I’d tried the Monk fish special as I rarely see that anywhere. Girlfriend had the medallions and raved about it. I had the lamb. The menu said portions from the leg as well as chops, but the portions from the leg were tiny and drowning in a sauce that took the natural lamb flavor away. But will be back for other items on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Risconi’s is my new favorite restaurant!! Excellent menu and the food is superb!!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Not only was the food delicious, the service was outstanding! Our waiter was great! Definitely going back.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Rusconi’s has wonderful food and great service! We love our server as he is quite the comedian!! And he makes sure all is well with everything. The only downside is how noisy it can get when it is crowded...we couldn’t even carry on a conversation. But all in all, one of our favorite places for lunch!!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Always consistent food quality coupled with the best wait staff in the valley makes this our spot for a can't miss evening. Waiters remember our preferences in wine and food, and are always spot on in recommendations.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The meal was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The green chili Mac n Cheese never disappoints! My families meals were fantastic but I felt my muscles were too mushy for my taste.

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I ordered a starter of short ribs. I received 1 tablespoon of what tasted like instant mashed potatoes and 1/3 of a boneless rib. Truly one bite. For the outrageous price of $12.00. I was embarrassed for the restaurant. The squash soup was delicious. The menu was very pricey. Very noisy.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great food fun waiter

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Love this place. Food and service outstanding. On a restricted diet and they easily met my needs.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We found Rusconi's through Check Please, Arizona and it has become our favorite go-to restaurant. The food is consistently high quality and unique. The servers are friendly and engaging. We've gone with friends more than once and selected different entrees that we each taste. Then it's easier to decide our favorites. The tenderloin medallions are my mine. Their chocolate bread pudding is delicious.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We had heard about Rusconi's as one of Phoenix's better restaurants so we took the opportunity of a visit by our surgeon son from San Diego to explore it to see whether it should join our unfortunately rather short list of recommended restaurants in Phoenix/Scottsdale. We shared a charcuterie plate as starters, which was pleasant enough but not outstanding, lacking taste favorites such as Italian prosciutto or Spanish jamon, but with a couple of tasty cheese portions and some interesting dried beef. For our main courses my wife had beef short ribs while my son and I had scallops. The short ribs my wife enjoyed while being a little surprised that it consists of a rather large piece of meat in a tasty sauce on a bed of grits. I will only give my take on the scallops. They were quite delicious, sweet and perfectly cooked, but the accompanying roasted sprouts and mashed sweet potatoes were, for me, too strongly tasting and did not complement the scallops at all well. I found myself trying not to let them overwhelm the scallops. If the sprouts had not been roasted to a crisp it might have been better.
The pleasure of going to a good restaurants is to experience the skilled judgment of a chef with a refined palate. This time I did not have that experience. On this occasion the restaurant did not qualify to join my list.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

This is a favorite. The food and atmosphere is just right. It's a "go to" choice for us. Excellent menu, top notch service, and a comfortable business casual atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Excellent service and recommendations by our server.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

I took five friends to Rusconi's and everyone LOVED their food and service! The salmon was cooked perfectly to order (medium rare) for one individual and medium well for another individual. The scallops where the best scallops in the valley! We ordered the Mac-n-cheese appetizer and a side of brussel sprouts and both were delicious! The salads and soup were also very tasty! The service was exceptional. Our waiter was personable, responsive, and he could not have been better, a true professional. A total of five new customers and ALL will return to Rusconi's! I would highly recommend this restaurant for the excellent menu, service and delicious cuisine.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Food is always so unique and delicious here. Services was good but a bit slow at the end of the meal (but at least we were full and happy) they were very busy, friendly staff, all dishes were top notch, we'll be back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I took some out of town visitors for dinner; they loved everything about the restaurant. Wine by the bottle was on sale but we wouldn't have known this without our server telling us; we took advantage of that. The food was delicious and the server was knowledgeable and helpful. I go there often and was glad that it was impressive to out oft owners too.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

As always, the service was friendly and professional. The short ribs and scallops were excellent.
The dessert lovers enjoyed the dark chocolate bread pudding. What was good but not outstanding was the chicken salad. The ambiance was warm and inviting. Bottom line: a great place to dine.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Wonderful food. Waiter was great and support staff was attentive and pleasant. Noise level was too loud for our liking but the food is so good that we'll go back again on an off-night.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Favorite restaurant hands down. Bringing some guests for second visit - another "rookie". Shared the yummy, generous kitchen board. One person had the chicken, two had the special monk fish and I had the salmon. There was not a crumb on any of the plates! Service is always excellent. Half price good wines on Sunday a bonus!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a reservation and were seated right Away, but close to the entrance and the bar, so it was noisy. Service was attentive and knowledgeable and food came out promptly. Nice presentation of dishes and food was interesting without being overwrought. We would go back again but ask for a table away from the noise.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food, comfortable setting with wonderful service

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This was our first time to dine at Rusconi's and we were quite impressed. The restaurant is located in a shopping center and doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is a very nice venue. The menu is not huge, but they have a good variety of items. Every entree that everyone in our party ordered was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. The desserts were creative and flavorful. We received excellent service. There was nothing to complain about. This place lives us to its ratings and we will definitely be eating there again.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We made a reservation based on reviews from Tripadvisor. We expected more. The seating was casual and the menu items and prices were not. The food was good, but not what I expected.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Monk fish was to die for.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was amazing. Wonderful selection and flavors. Beautiful presentation. Great service.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

All 6 of our dinners in Phoenix were great, but Rusconi’s was the best.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

This is a hidden gem. Food was excellent. We look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Rusconi's is a friendly neighborhood restaurant with great food.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Love this place. Half price wine bottles on Sunday and Monday. Had the filet medallions. One was over cooked. They had a replacement very quickly. Fritz the waiter is the best.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Love the food and service. One of our favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

I have high praise for our experience. The food was delicious and the service was personal and prompt.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We LOVE Rusconi's!!!!! The combination of fabulous food and exceptionl, delightful wait staff AND in the neighborhood, makes it a favorite.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal and evening. Delicious. We live in north Scottsdale so the drive was worth it. Love this place.

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