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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)
Fit for Foodies (62)
Special Occasion (58)
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Casual (58)
Neighborhood Gem (57)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Good for a Date (55)
Worth the Drive (50)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Local Ingredients (33)
Fun (31)
Bar Seating (29)
Authentic (28)
Great for Lunch (28)
Business Meals (26)
Notable Wine List (26)
Happy Hour (25)
Hot Spot (22)
Romantic (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Seasonal (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Great for Brunch (17)
Cozy (17)
Healthy (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
People Watching (9)
Late-night Find (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Organic (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (3)
Vegan (3)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome service and food- will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Brian took great care of us, made some excellent recommendations, and we enjoyed everything. Outstanding meal, we will be back!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent overall. Best mussels I have had. Great, fun server.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and Great Service! Thank you to Rex and staff for such a great time!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Rusconi's has become our favorite neighborhood restaurant to impress out of town guests. The service is always amazing and the food never disappoints. Just recently discovered that they have a great Sunday brunch too! Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

A bit pricey, but the food and service was great, so we definitely got our money's worth. A bit noisy, but did not interfere hearing across the table.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

excellent service; short rib a little bit on the tough side; everything else was 5 star.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was a real surprise, mainly because I drive past this shopping center all the time. You would never know such a gem was next to Panda Express.
Great food locally grown so it was really fresh. The staff could not have been nicer. We will definitely return soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Rusconi’s always rises to the occasion-their food choices are nicely varied and always very tasty! Service has been top-notch; our waiter this time was Brian-couldn’t ask for a more amiable server! He gave suggestions, chatted with the five of us at the table and never rushed us.
All in all....one of the nicest places for a delicious meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Love, love, love Rusconi's. Have been there multiple times for dinner. Food is outstanding! I had the mediallions with truffle mac-n-cheese. One of the best meals I've ever had and the truffle mac-n-cheese was 'to die for'.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always eat here when visiting the area and never disappointed

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Rusconi's is one of my favorite restaurants in Phoenix. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is comfortable, and the serving team is awesome. I have never been disappointed at this restaurant. I have recommended it to several friends, and they are all fans now too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We didn't even know that Rusconi's was in our neighborhood until a girlfriend told us...so glad that we know about it now. It's one of our favorite places to eat at. Food is great.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous food!
Excellent waiter.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We dined at Rusconi's on 12/1/2017. The food overall was very good but our server, Norbert, was absolutely outstanding!! He should be cloned and hired by every restaurant in Phoenix. He was very attentive, had great knowledge of the menu and wine list (which has a lot of choices), and really added to our overall dining experience. We had the 2 special appetizers, one was a crab and shrimp cake, which was very flavorful with lots of seafood and a small amount of filler; the other was a fried slice of tomato topped with birrata. The birrata was very good but the tomato slice was too thick and had little flavor. Our entrees were salmon with a berry glaze and mussels in a chardonnay sauce. Both were delicious. We will definitely return and will try to get Norbert as our server. Also, Rusconi's has a great Happy Hour.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had my birthday there today. It was wonderful! Nice ambiance. Great service. Great food! Deserve a try!!! Highly recommended!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Best short ribs we have ever had. Our waiter, Fritz, was a blast. A great, great night. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Table was ready at our reservation time and we were promptly seated by a friendly host. The menu was interesting and sounded delicious and it was tough to decide! Everything brought to our party was amazing... well executed and very tasty... from the appetizer through the dessert. We’ll definitely be back!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Absolutely super food and service. Very reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We always enjoy the food and service at Rusconi's!!!!!!! A must for fine dinning!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Rusconi's was a highlight during our recent anniversary trip to the Scottsdale area. We ordered Osso Buoco and the Buffalo Steak. They were delish!!! We got into conversation with diners sitting next to us, and it became a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent service, incredible food, great wines and cocktails.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Friends from Europe located this place and wanted to treat me for being their host while in the Phoenix area. It's amazing that it took people from Europe to bring me, a local, here to this wonderful spot. I especially loved the fact that the moment we entered the restaurant the greetings were professional, heartfelt and infectious. Our Server, Craig P, has to rank as THE BEST SERVER OF ALL TIME - barring none. He was an amazing individual who walked us through the extensive menu and added keen insights into each item. He was personable, charming, professional and a wonderful person. My Swedish friends fell in love with him and bewailed the fact that such amazing surface cannot be found, for the most part, in their native Stockholm. I cannot rave enough about Craig and indeed the entire experience at Rusconi's American Kitchen. This is my new "go-to" spot in The Valley of the Sun! What a gem of a find!!! Thank you Staff at Rusconi's!!!

Tags: Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Romantic, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

After cyberstalking this restaurant I️ made a reservation for our trip to Phoenix and it did not live up to the hype—I️‎t SURPASSED it! Holy wow!

We arrived a bit early, so we had cocktails at the bar. The bartender was super friendly, skilled, and made the most delicious drinks. I️ got their play on a Manhattan made with Maker’s and my husband got a Hendricks gin and St Germaine cocktail with rosemary that was perfectly herbaceous and refreshing.

Then, our server, Hannah, was delightful and knowledgeable. She guided us through the menu and wine selection perfectly to our taste, as well as my gluten allergy. Attentive, yet not intrusive, we’d so be her regulars if we lived in the area.

Now the food. I shouldn’t love food this much, but when it is art, it’s justified, right? We enjoyed the short rib starter (I️ die), followed by a salad featuring a 3/4 inch slice of tomato topped with a mozzarella-like cheese, a balsamic drizzle (I️ think), a pesto, and volcanic sea salt, topped with a tomato sorbet, and I️ think I’m missing some things! Did you read that? A tomato sorbet, y’all! I️ didn’t describe that nearly as amazing as she did or as it tasted.

I️ ordered some of the best scallops I’ve ever eaten, and my husband enjoyed the buffalo sirloin, which was perfectly cooked medium-rare. We shared roasted brussels sprouts with smoked bacon and a creamy risotto with a bit of a kick. We split a maple creme brûlée and coffee to wrap this experience up with a pretty bow.

Our brussels were delayed just a moment because Chef did not think they had the right color on them, and he wanted to perfect them. We then noticed he was not in the kitchen, rather he was expediting every single dish, ensuring its accuracy. Who knows the menu better than the one who created I‎t?

And if all of this isn’t enough to simply fall in love with this restaurant, they called the next day to thank us for coming in!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and exceptional service. Our waiter was the best. Orange Blossom goes nicely with the beef tenderloin medallions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything was excellent - thoughtfully designed and wonderfully executed appetizers, salads, entrees and dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Rusconi's has become our neighborhood "go to" place. It
never disappoints....good food....good service....good ambiance.....good value..... What else could you need?

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place with a creative menu that never disappoints. Was our 3rd time there and we ran into several friends. Highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Love this restaurant, one of my favourites. Food is outstanding! And the value you get for the quality is about as good as it gets. We had a 5:30 reservation and the place was full, so great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Consistently great food. Definitely not a place where you go for ambience (it’s located in a strip mall) but the quality or the food more than makes up for it all. Creative, expertly preparer and always good no matter what you order.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This place is so popular that it is always packed with people and at time gets a little noisy. But all of the dishes are fabulous and tasty. I have been there several times and have never had anything but an outstanding meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Whenever we come to Phoenix area we make a point of eating at Rusconis. This is an excellent restaurant with fabulous service and absolutely delicious food....and wonderful wine list and cocktails!! .no matter when we have dined here it is consistently THE BEST.
I wish we could go once a week!!!!
There is pride of ownership here and attention to detail beyond what is normally seen

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We celebrated a birthday at Rusconi's for dinner. The food was great, the wine list was generous and not overpriced. Our waiter, Craig, was very attentive and knowledgeable and also helped us with choosing a wine. He was aware from the Open Table reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and made sure to tell us that there would be a fabulous chocolate bread pudding for the birthday boy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I booked reservation online but ended up phoning and arriving under another friend's reservation name. My online use got confused but want to let review know
I was actually not a no show - just online novice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Delicious food! This is the second time I have visited this restaurant, and both meals were amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were a group of 4. The restaurant was busy but we were seated by our reservation time. Service was very good an everyone raves about the food they selected. I also felt the price was very fair.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We’ve been fortunate to get Brian as our server almost every time we dine here. He’s the best!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, great service. Very innovative cooking and presentation.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love this place! The food is simply outstanding. This was our third visit in two months and we live in NW Glendale. Took our California cousins and they were impressed. The staff is very friendly and they all thanked us for coming as we exited the restaurant. The only downside is that it is small and you sit very close to other patrons. Noise level isn’t conducive to conversation. But the food is so delicious you can overlook those things. It is our new ‘go to’ restaurant for celebrations and company.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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