Rusconi's American Kitchen

4.8 based on 486 reviews
Cuisine Type American
Price Range $30 and under
Neighborhood Paradise Valley

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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."
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  3. Brunch Menu
  4. Happy Hour Menu
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4.8
Excellent
Based on 486 reviews
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Moderate
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent quality and outstanding service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

With friends from out of town we had a spectacular meal. Start to finish the evening was flawless. The greeting from the host was friendly and professional. The setting and ambience was entertaining. From our table we could watch the display kitchen with the chef's cooking and the expediter reviewing / garnishing each plate. Our server, Rex, was friendly, knowledgeable, and a consumate professional. He made the dinner with his pleasant attitude and on the mark suggestions. He did reccomend a Sonoma Cutrer Chard that was a perfect compliment to the meals. I can say you will not be dissappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this restaurant. Great food and service. Ambiance would be better if lights were dimmed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every member of the Rusconi's team makes you feel welcome, making you feel at home by remembering your favorite drinks and menu items. It is fun to watch the dishes leave the kitchen and get prepped for the tables (and gives you a sneak preview of dishes to try). They have an excellent wine selection and their happy hour is a great value with all glasses half off. The menu is varied and I have yet to try a dish I haven't liked (though the protein amount can sometimes be short of 6 oz.). This is a favorite neighborhood gathering place with just the right proportions to feel included without feeling closed in. I recommend Rusconi's to anyone looking for a quiet lunch, great happy hour, or nice evening out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very fresh and flavorful ingredients creatively and expertly assembled, nice menu selections, pleasant environment and consistently great waitstaff

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delightful first experience...service and the food. Recommended by a neighbor and will definitely be going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second time eating here since last November, 2016. The New Chef ( Michael R.) and General Manager ( Lance Mills) are there now creating an excellent dining experience.. The dining was a pleasant experience. The waiter Fritz was professional and serviced our every eating wants and needs. Not over bearing. Great sense of humor and personable.The food selection was terrific with evening specials. My wife had the salmon which was cooked to her desire and beyond expectations. I had the Pork Tender Medallions cooked to my exact liking and wants. There service as stated was exceptional. The ambiance was terrific. Recommend sitting toward the back of the restaurant quieter. Ample parking.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 .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service was fantastic! I treated a group of friends to Rusconi's because it is one of my top favorites neighborhood jewel!

5.0
Excellent
Dined Apr 29 2018

A hidden jem. Everything we ordered was incredibly delicious - and we are 4 jaded foodies. Perfect from start to finish.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in poenix and tried Rusconis as a recommendation on-line. It was excellect and the server was fun and really attentive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We really liked the food and our waiter was outstanding! While I didn't like the smoking meat smell that sort of permeated, we will be back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been here several times. This time the service was terribly slow. It took 15 minutes just to see the server and bring water and another 10 minutes to order. Once the food was ordered things started to run smoother. The food was excellent but the portions seem to have been diminished from previous visits.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our second visit to Rusconi's confirms our first visit from last November: This is one excellent restaurant with a diverse and exciting menu -- and talented chef's. Last Sunday after church, it was their hearty posole soup, then we shared a short-ribs Eggs Benedict. All of which set us up for the day. Terrific service and nice people. Those fluorescent lights in the kitchen (left side) are a little gaudy, and I (you) might install a larger TV in the bar. But this place is a keeper. Will return, for sure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a reservation for a table but opted for the bar seating, instead. Erin, our bartender, was great. Though she was very busy we felt that she gave us plenty of attention, even insisting that she wouldn't charge us for a drink that turned out differently that my wife's taste buds expected. The food was outstanding, the overall service excellent, and we will definitely be back. My one suggestion to management - and its a small one - would be to add a larger bathroom to accommodate the popularity of the place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant with terrific food, wine and service - - - The service was fun which just added to the warm feel of the place - - the kitchen is exceptional - well staffed and cranking out excellent food - - - a wonderful place for lunch or dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rusconis is by far our most favorite place to eat in Arizona! We were celebrating my sisters last chemo treatment with a nice dinner out. My wife and I had built up Rusconis and they absolutely did not disappoint! The food was fantastic! Our server was first class and our overall experience made for an amazing celebratory dinner!! This will continue to be our most favorite place in Arizona and our number one recommendation for anyone looking for an excellent dinner out!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We are always impressed with the good and the amazing service. Highly recommend Rusconi's to anyone wanting an excellent meal and a great ambience. Cocktails and wine list are impressive. What makes us keep coming back is the service and the great care given to clients. They make us always feel special. Thank you

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything; the dinner specials, the cocktails and wine and the desserts were great...as usual!\nAdd very attentive service and it is quite a value. Consistent attention to quality and friendly, timely service make dining here very pleasant experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crowded, busy seating. Eclectic menu. Great food presentation and quality but portions require McDonalds afterwards. Price/value ratio low.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always enjoy our time at this wonderful restaurant. Actually, we are going to make it a yearly tradition for Valentine's Day! The food is excellent, the customer service is outstanding and the atmosphere is friendly and cozy. We definitely will recommend this to others. This has been our third or fourth time having dinner at Rusconi's and we have never had a bad meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous, creative menu, knowledgable & friendly wait staff, excellent presentation and Chef/owner Michael Rusconi generally comes to your table to discuss your meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rusconi's is always my go to place for out of town visitors as well as special dinners with friends. Never a bad meal and their wine pairings special dinners are superb.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

LOVE this place! Would eat here every night if we could. Plus, they are huge supporters of the Arizona Humane Society! Support the Rusconis!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a good lunch with a friend at Rusconi's. Nothing special, but always acceptable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was disappointed this time. I went to celebrate a birthday and to have my favorite dish the salmon. Of course, my lucky day no salmon!! I tried the shrimp salad with fennel. Very bland, no flavor. A zippy dressing would have helped. Sitting on the patio was splendid.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband chose this restaurant to celebrate his birthday with our family. We have eaten here several times and it never disappoints! I love the cozy atmosphere and the fact that we can actually visit without being drowned out by background noise! From the minute we walked in the door, we were treated like we were special (not that we expected that) and that they were happy to see us. Several of us had the pork tenderloin and it was cooked to perfection! Others had the beef tenderloin and it looked amazing. Our waiter was great, never hovering, but there when you needed him. I hope they open another location, because if I couldn't get a reservation here, I would happily drive to another.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have dined at Rusconi's many times and have always loved the experience. Ate lunch there recently. It was perfect, so I took my friends there for a birthday lunch. I have never had less than a tremendously delicious meal and excellent service (thank you, Norbert) along with great wine suggestions. So glad they opened for lunch. One of my favorite restaurants.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had read reviews and wanted to try it, so we invited a couple to join us at Rusconi's. The food was delicious. I had a crab cake and salad, my husband had lamb. The lamb was excellent. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. We will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and service! Favorite is the scallops and mussels!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service were outstanding! ( Thanx, Fritz!)\nBeing a Saturday night, the joint was bustling & rather loud!\nBoth our meals were creatively interesting and very tasty!\nThe craft cocktail list was equally interesting and very well executed!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was very good explaining the menu, highly recommending the special (risotto) which my wife ordered..it was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food. Great neighborhood gem and we will return here to eat

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding as always. What a blessing to have Rusconi's in our neighborhood.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and food - was introduced to this spot about three weeks ago and am heading in for my fifth visit!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, I wish their was more capacity to accommodate groups over 6, especially in a booth.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

These folks get it right-food drinks service ambience and good value for all and they are not afraid to appreciate the business

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

They did not honor our reservation we made a week prior. My wife is 7.5 months pregnant and we asked for a nice sized table but when we arrived for our 6:30pm reservation, they tried to sit us in a corner 2 person table. They could have called prior and explained that we needed to come in earlier to accommodate but did nothing. No request for us to come back or apology for the lack of communication. Horrible. Make a reservation for 4 if you want a larger table that's not between 2 larger parties.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server Fritz is outstanding and the food terrific too. The filet special was good and the truffled mac and cheese was TOO good. The chocolate bread pudding is a must. The wine and drinks were good too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is such a gem. I've been there many times (lunch and dinner) and have never been disappointed. The service is excellent. The food is outstanding and the prices are very reasonable. I don't want to rave too much or everyone will go and I won't be able to get a table!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had 4 separate entrees, all were very good. Server had great personality. I rated the service fair only because it took much longer than usual for our order to come out of the kitchen. We have eaten here many times before. Our server came back a couple of time to say it should be out any minute, but we still waited. Other tables seated after us and ordering after us, were served before our table. A manager did come over and apologize and gave us 2 free deserts on the house.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

started out nice and went down hill fast. Waiter told us he had to 'turn' the table by 7:15pm. Made us feel rushed and unimportant. It was just starting to get busy when we arrived and were pushed to make our orders. Once we ordered food took so long to get to us, I felt anxiety that the waiter wasn't going to make his turn. The food here is pretty good and I want to like this place because I am local, but am very disappointed with how I was treated. The prices are high so I would've expected better treatment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been here several times - food is always very good...flavorful and creative, and a reasonable value. Had a disappointing experience Friday when the waiter (and manager) basically declined to allow me to order the buffalo steak cooked 'medium' with the response 'it will be tough'. I have had (even extremely lean) beef cooked medium many times and it can be prepared that way very successfully. My sense when restaurants say this is that they are imposing their view of what THEY like on me (kind of like ordering a drink and having the bartender tell you 'it won't taste good with that brand of vodka..') which I have always thought was arrogant. I knew if I went ahead and ordered it medium anyway, it would probably come back burned 'just to show me' so I had the pork instead (which came out pinkish-red). Otherwise a great place and I have had a lot of nice meals here - just wish they could have made me a nice 'medium' buffalo steak - I really wanted to try it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The specialty house chicken was so moist and delicious and the White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese was presented in its own skillet dish (so yummy!). I wish we had room for dessert because I've enjoyed their Creme Brulee in the past, and it's the BEST!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ate at Rusconi's twice this week- it continues to be the best restaurant in the neighborhood. Having sampled the beef medallions and the short ribs, we have definitively decided that the short ribs are the way to go. Family members adore the macaroni and cheese that comes as a side with the beef medallions, yet that can be ordered a la carte. The wine list has been revamped and we enjoyed a good bottle of reasonably priced Sauvignon Blanc (yes, with the meat!) Our group ordered desserts and the chocolate bread pudding was a big hit.\n\nShortfall continues to be the bread. One of our party was from out of town and he confirmed that as 'a bread guy' the bread was inferior and not worth eating. We mentioned this to the manager who was utterly indifferent, indicating that Rusconi's is 'not a bread place,' that the bread is only served by request, and that they serve it as a side with the mussels.\n\nAll of which may be true- and- why not invest in some decent bread?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious fresh wonderfully cooked food would highly recommend

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fritz is a great waiter!\nThe food was excellent!\nWe will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've never had less than an excellent experience at Rusconi's-- have been for lunch, dinner and during Restaurant Week. It is always an excellent option!! Rack of lamb recently was excellent, as were the scallops! A pleasure!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first time here after long flights. The meals were creative and delicious. Soups and salads unique and healthful. I split the salmon and it was one of the best dishes I've had a long time. Each meal had great, unique sides and was presented with a flair. Highly recommend this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As usual, Rusconis is our first stop when we visit phoenix. We are never disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've eaten several times. Very consistent in terms of quality of food and service. Food this time lacked zip.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Consistently good food & good service, \nBut can be very noisy- good neighborhood place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious. Our group ordered six different entrees, salads, soups and desserts. Every selection was artfully plated and wonderful . Our server Brian was attentive, accommodating and knowledgeable. He added to a great dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rusconi's has become our 'go to' restaurant with friends. The food and service are consistently amazing. Good wine list as well. You won't be disappointed!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second time here and will return for sure. Really enjoyed every corse, we had soup, salad and a sandwich and shared with people and it was certainly plenty, very delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

LOVE this restaurant! The food is outstanding, as is the service. The ONLY issue I have is it's really noisy when you are sitting inside. It certainly won't stop me from going back over and over again, but my friends and I are a bit older and it's a uncomfortable trying to have a conversation over a delightful dinner. Guess that's the price to be paid for such a great restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been in the hospitality industry since early 80's so know restaurants, their operations and service industry...it has been quite sometime since I have had a meal as well done as we had last Friday night. From the server's initial intro to our table to the food presentation to the wonderful tastes from rhe kitchen...our experienced at Rusconi's far exceeded my expectation!\n Our server, Rex, was also excellent, knowledgeable, friendly....busy but never in a hurry when he was present.\n\nOnly aspect that was slow was the bar. Our reservation was at 730pm, probably sat at 745pm-not their fault-had to start eating my entree before the glass I ordered with dinner came...ugh...also waited for cappucino to come with dessert. Not our server's fault, only one gal behind bar...without bar back. With all seats at bar taken and servers placing orders....might need to be evaluated?\nCannot wait for my next dining experience!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I arrivedon time for my reservation and was forced to wait 15 minutes until the coupleat my table was done. I was never offered place to sit or a glass of water whie I waited. A women, waiting in the entrance, was there for an hour awaiting a togo order. Noticeabley upset. two other tables were seated in front of me that arrived after me.\n\nThe food was OK to good. Portions were very small, some of the food was cold. Two appetizers, two drinks, one salad and one entree where over $100.00 with tax. Definietly poor value and not worth the wait or the trip.\n\nThe manager walked by and asked me how everything was. I said OK. He said really, not great. I said no, not great. He shrugged his shoulders and left

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding food and outstanding service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The absolute best in Phoenix!!! \nGreat ambiance. Excellent food and service.\nI highly recommend to anyone for any occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have heard about this restaurant on channel 8 show Check Please and I knew that the scallops should be a must to order on the night of my visit. I can tell you that I was not disappointed and really enjoyed it very well done scallops. I highly recommend this restaurant for a casual or very special dinner!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a good, delicious, dependable meal with good service and quicl seating when a reservation made. Highly recommend for the everyday meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A-MAZING!! The only thing better than the food was the service. My new favorite restaurant!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great find close to home. Very nice food. It was a little noisy and us being somewhat deaf we had some issues hearing each other.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

All was superb.....with one exception. I ordered the starter short ribs and they were mostly fat......other than that.....pretty perfect!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First visit to this restaurant and we will definitely return. Food was well=prepared and the chef was able to accommodate our requests to omit meat items in the dishes. Appetizer of Key West shrimp with squash grits was very tasty with just a bit of heat. Many choices of wines by the half bottle allowed us to sample 2 different types and styles. Main course of scallops and baby cabbages was wonderful, with the cabbages being cooked perfectly. My partner had the squash bread pudding, which she likes but I thought was a bit dry. Dessert was dark chocolate crème brulee, also a big hit. Only down side was our server, who did tell us the seafood special that night (baked haddock) and whose overall affect was very bland, no enthusiasm at all compared to other servers at nearby tables.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible food. Great preparation. Attentive wait staff. Rate it as one of the best in the valley.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We not only told a friend, we took a friend and she loved it as much as we do. She kept saying how she gonna have to bring her kids! \nAs for food; the Beef Tenderloin with Truffle Mac n Cheese was a big hit! The Pork Tenderloin was terrific! And being able to add a couple of Grilled Scallops to any entree has to be a plus!\nThey claim the Chocolate Bread Pudding is life-changing! My life hasn't changed yet , but it was outstanding!\nThe service was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. All in all a terrific night out!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Friends came to town for a business meeting a day early just so they could enjoy Rusconi's, about which they had heard so much. They loved the entire experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good experience with very good food & professional service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife have been here many times and are never disappointed. We come with family and friends and is a place we always take out of town guests to. We just think it a gem.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our 'go to' places, and love to introduce friends who have never eaten at Rusconi's. We have good food and interesting cocktails, the ambiance is lively but not too noisy, the staff is attentive and we can count on all of this every time we go.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very tasty. The dessert is the best I've ever had and I don't really eat desserts. Yummy!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went here for Sunday brunch and all our dishes were great. We tried 3 different kinds of benedicts and they were all great. The Parmesan truffle fries were delicious. Definitely recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Probably our favorite restaurant. Food always very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful...food and service. Would highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceptional food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've never had a bad meal at Rusconi's. The wait staff is always friendly. We also enjoy the featured wine dinners they hold.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Appreciated waiter and front desk for setting up dessert for wife's birthday

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great dinner at Rusconi's. I had the pleasure of dining with two chef's and two other foodservice professionals. All were impressed with menu variety, food presentation, quality of food and service. \nOur waitstaff, Brian, did an amazing job of guiding us through the menu and wine list. \nSeveral dishes stand out, but the scallops are ALWAYS amazing and the short ribs were best in class!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the food! Mac n cheese is awesome and plentiful. Very friendly employees and servers. Some dish items could be a bit more as serving size is kind of small and serving dish is large making the little bit that you get look even less. Overall very good. A must try if you haven't done so yet.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent job and very nice evening. Attention to detail and service are outstanding!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the best restaurant in Scottsdale. Michael and his team serve the most wonderful food in the most fabulous way.... the attention to detail and quality is Number 1.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food. The salmon entrée was fantastic. We had the agave glazed carrots and a crabcake special appetizer. And for dessert the ice cream sampler and the dark chocolate crème brûlée were also amazing. Great waiter Brian and chef Michael came out. Wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Don't miss Rusconis- usually go for brunch but Dinner as great - be sure to get the green chili mac and cheese

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A perfect meal. We'll definitely be back. The goat cheese tomato fondue appetizer is not to be missed. Enough for four to share. Would even make a great meal along with a nice salad. The Oso Buco and Short Ribs are also highly recommended. Foodies will enjoy the deep wine list as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very enjoyable and our guest really liked the food and atmosphere. Would recommend to all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I were well satisfied with our dining experience at Rusconi's. After the roasted corn/butternut squash soup we could have been served ground glass and we would would still have had one of the best meals we'd had in a long time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

LOVED this place! Can't wait to go back to Phoenix so I can go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our best meal in the Phoenix area while we were on vacation. We searched high and low for non-chain options with great food and attentive service. This was the only restaurant that excelled in both. We will definitely be going back on our next visit to the area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best restaurant in town. Fritz the best waiter ever!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a great place. Food is excellent as is service. Chef Michael stopped by to make sure we were happy. We were!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not as good as last time I was there. Last time I rated everything excellent. This time, the lunch special - mussels in wine broth -- was very disappointing. Though the shells were large the mussels inside were very tiny, so even though the portion looked large when served, I was still hungry after I finished. I never eat a lot to begin with -- often just order an appetizer for my main course. So for the price of $16 I did not think this special was worth it. It didn't even measure up to the portion size of most appetizers I order. The service was still excellent and the food was seasoned nicely so I will go back and give them another try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Met out of town friends for lunch. Nothing short of perfection!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First-time visiting and this place is perfect! Our server Brian was great and provided fantastic feedback on our selections. The Butternut Squash Soup was delicious; BLT Crab Cake and Kitchen Burger was over-the-top and can't forget the huge bowl of French Fries! Looking forward to returning and trying the Salmon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed the food. Nice sized portions and served hot. Would definitely recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We are regulars and the New Year's Eve dinner at Rusconi's did not disappoint! Delicious three course meal, by Chef Michael and gracious New Years's wishes from his wife, Nancy. Fabulous service, conversation and over the top cuisine. This is one of the best kept secrets in Phoenix!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Would have appreciated a salt and pepper shaker on the table. The lamb needed at least a little salt. Would have liked some mashed potatoes too, and a few steamed veggies, along with the corn salsa. My meal mate had the tenderloin, which was perfect, but didn't eat much of the orange couscous or whatever the accompanying starch was. Would recommend a potato choice next time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an outstanding time the service and food were fantastic Chef Michael was awesome.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a good experience! We recommend Rusconi's to all of our friends and family and love that it's our neighborhood restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed the lobster bisque immensely and also the scallops. Our son loved the medallions & white truffle mac & cheese. Let us sample wine before we got a bottle; wine was very good. Cheeseburger came out overcooked but they took care of it quickly & graciously. The special appetizer of Shrimp crab cake also wonderful. Will definitely be going back soon. Fritz was an awesome waiter that made our dinner even more enjoyable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service and good food made for an outstanding meal. We will return in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous food and service, as always! Great Christmas Eve dinner!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We go to Rusconis often. This time we went for a price fixe dinner on Christmas Eve. Fantastic! Only problem was deciding what to order. ALL of the options looked great and the 2 that we chose - Lobster Bisque and crab cakes- were outstanding. We ordered Sea bass and rack of lamb for the entrée. Couldn't have been better! The dessert was the final, crowning touch - Chocolate crème brullee and epannas. Terrific meal! Our waiter, Rex, was wonderful - friendly and efficient. He seemed to know what we wanted or needed before we did!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent meals and service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were pleasantly surprised and delighted with the restaurant. The food was really exceptional. I had the grouper special and my spouse enjoyed the short ribs. Service was a bit slow, we waited about 10 minutes before our server arrived but in his defense they were slammed. We will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the third time I have been to Rusconi's. The service is pleasant and very attentive. The food is very good. Noise level can be a bit of a problem at busy times for lunch, etc. But not enough of a problem to discourage my continued dining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always enjoy our meals at Rusconi's. We go there at least once a month. The food is consistently good, the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. And of course there's the bread pudding, which is an amazing dessert!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful!! Excellent food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was excellent, with two exceptions: the tables. Felt a little cramped, and the noise was quite loud. To be fair, it was a busy Friday night- it will probably be more pleasant on another night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We really enjoyed our meal tonight! Everything was delicious and service was excellent. My daughter loved the mushroom soup and the crab cake (one of the specials). We over ordered a bit and still managed to get every plate clear as we couldn't stand the idea of leaving anything behind.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous meal. Great atmosphere. Exceptional service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have never been disappointed when frequenting Rusconi's. The food is outstanding. The service is prompt and attentive. Would highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

After seeingCheck Please we decided to have dinner here. We have enjoyed lunches there but dinner sounded like fun. It was! Fritz our waiter made it even more so. The scallops were outstanding as was the salmon..Get up and go -Now!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good, lacked the wow factor. I would go back for happy hour and try the appetizers.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was terrific. The scallops were large and prepared perfectly with a beautiful presentation. The chicken salad was huge and equally tasty. The cheese fondue for an appetizer left us wanting more. The wait staff was friendly and welcoming. What more could a person want? We'll definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first time eating at Rusconi's. The food was fantastic and we will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really good food with a reasonable variety. Food is prepared well, plated nicely, and delivered hot by an efficient team of waiters. On this visit we had more than one waiter chipping in to help. Desserts are a delight, especially the chocolate bread pudding. This is a local favorite gem.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had a great evening with an old friend and we enjoyed the service, wine, meal and couldn't have asked for a better place to dine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wow! We discovered this restaurant on PBS's Check Please Arizona which provided a very positive introduction to this restaurant. We were very pleased with our entire experience . We were greeted warmly by the hostess and the ambience continued with an excellent and very knowledgeable waiter. The menu was full of mouth-watering choices. We all chose seafood items - halibut(the evening special), salmon(the house specialty) and scallops(another house specialty). All 4 of us were delighted with our appetizers and main courses. All 4 of us vowed to return here soon. Rusconi's is one of the best Valley restaurants we have experienced!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always good place to go. Close to home. Food is good. Service certainly needs improving.\n Staff is friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding service and delicious inventive food at a good value. We are from out of town and make a special trip to this out of the way restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. Service was a bit off. We did tasting menu with wine pairing. The food came a little too quickly. The server couldn't keep up with delivering the paired wine timely to the food being served. However the food was excellent, the staff very friendly and the atmosphere was very welcoming. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Consistently great food, great service and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere make Rusconi's a perfect spot for date night, a special event or a relaxing dinner with family and friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was exceptional. Service fantastic. Great team work environment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding! Food incredible; service equally great! Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great find for our new neighborhood. It was busy on a Sunday night...the 1/2 off select wine bottles was a happy surprise and Rex our waiter knew just how to support our guest. The food was tasty, well portioned without being huge and the menu has something for everyone!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent waiter, reasonably priced wine, and very good dinner, particularly the goat cheese fondue and the braised short ribs.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food! Great wait staff! I would recommend this restaurant to all of my friends!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rusconi's is part of my top-five favorite restaurants in the valley. Love the food and cozy environment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rusconi's had delicious food but spotty service in the beginning. They definitely made up for it in the end. We were celebrating a birthday and while they gave us a candle, the dessert was not on the house, which I've never seen before. Food was excellent and everyone was very happy with their meal. Only small issue was sitting near the kitchen - we ended up smelling like smoke the rest of the night!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love everything about Rusconi's! Great food and service. Would love a couple more craft beer options.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent! Make sure to order the soup.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place,...Always OUTSTANDING...Taylor is the Best too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great as usual. They comped a birthday dessert..very nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My favorite restaurant! Went to celebrate my birthday along with my friend from Chicago who has a birthday the next day. He agreed - great food, value and excellent service! Great for a special occasion but really can't go wrong on any given night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great neighborhood gem, but worth the drive. Very unassuming on the outside but great food and ambiance inside. Very well run restaurant. You can tell the chef is intimately involved in the details.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been there so often that we should have a plaque at our table. The food and service is wonderful. Whenever friends visit we try to go there. WhAtever food we have it is always wonderful. \n\nMy wife love the he scallops but has also had other fish dishes. The salmon is vet tasty. \n\nNext time we go we will have there tasting menu for the fall season.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The people are so friendly at Rusconi's. They make you feel so welcome. The food is outstanding. Delicious and well presented. A most wonderful server is Fritz and also Rex. A real treat to go there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

i really enjoy rusconi's. plenty of items to choose from. food is great and definitely leave room for the chocolate bread pudding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

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 .

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place. With the exception of the service. Maybe just a bad night ?? Yes I will give it one more try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wait staff does a great job of interacting and several have amazing memories for names or faces from previous visits. Food arrived in a timely manner and was presented very attractively. It was our 51st anniversary and we were presented with a delicious dessert on the house. A great neighborhood restaurant, but also worth the drive if necessary.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Top quality, excellent service, comfortable setting. Get the kitchen plate starter best if at least four people.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Highly recommended to me and almost all 5 star ratings on yelp and I can see why. Food was delicious and beautifully prepared. Service was excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend without reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The meal was delicious, friendly staff, and great atmosphere. My favorite part of the meal was the portobello mushroom soup. My husband got the beef medallions and was very happy with his meal. I had the roasted chicken, which was also very flavorful. Both of our meals came with different preparations of mac and cheese and they were delicious. Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Once again, we visited Rusconi's and just like the last time, it did not fail us. The food was phenomenal and our server Fritz was amazing. Not only do I love the food and service at Rusconi's but the ambiance was magnificent as well. My medium rare medallions were cooked to perfection. And the mac and cheese was exquisite. The variety in the wine list made every course even better!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rusconi's never disappoints. The service, quality of food and ambiance are my go to in the PV - North Phoenix area. While limited vegetarian options are available, I am always able to piece together a great meal through their incredible side dished. The glazed carrots, green chili mac and cheese are always great options. And, for those who prefer beef, chicken or scallops - my friends have always raved about the quality. Try it, you'll like it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Stellar! Impeccable service. Amazing menu.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went here for our anniversary. Had been here a few months ago and wanted to return. The food is wonderful, service is friendly snd helpful. I never send anything back, but felt my salmon was underdone. They took care of it promptly. The only negative is that all their dishes are a bit on the small side. Appetisers especially, can not be shared.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The entire evening was a success - the food great, the ambience good and the service superb! Everyone was so friendly and made us feel so welcome - particularly our server Robert !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

You will agree with me that if any restaurant deserves 6 stars, this is the place.\nWe were visiting Phoenix for two weeks and managed to control ourselves by \nonly going to Rusconi's three times. The food is excellent, the service friendly and the \nprice reasonable. Six stars!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Chef Mike know how to put out amazing comfort food with a additional flair. Go for the food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rusconi's is my go to place for visitors, special occasions, happy hour, whatever. Half price glasses of wine for happy hour with many delicious selections. Chef Michael creates masterpieces with his food, creative and fresh and tasty. Every dish was prepared perfectly. We had rack of lamb, special filet mignon, roasted chicken, and the vegy and goat cheese bread pudding. Mussels were a little disappointing but still good. But the best part of this experience was Bobby, our waiter. He is adorable and very charming. A perfect complement to a perfect dinner celebration.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wife and I have visited 4-5 times over the last 2 years. The food, service, ambiance, wine list, etc.. have always been very, very good. The ONE time we had 'slow' service, the manager came out, and apologized (he caught it, we didn't complain) and immediately gave us an appetizer plate of meats, cheeses, olives, etc. Wonderful! We've had the scallops, beef medallions, various specials... and honestly everything we've had has just been amazing. The chef knows how to mix various flavors to make every dish unique and special. We had a very nice wine *months* ago that I'd forgotten the name of, but it was one of the best we had ever had. We visited last week, and I told the waitress, 'We had this really great cabernet, that I just can't remember the name of but wondered if you still had it and I think I'd remember the name if I saw it...' The waitresses response was, 'Niner?'... and I was floored! that was the wine, and it was amazing, and even better it was A) in stock and B) there was a tasting the following Monday with someone FROM the winery. I was just floored. Service is always spot-on and I tip generously. I know there are some outliers of folks that have not had perfect visits but every time we've visited, aside from a 'slow service' night, which we were duly compensated for, we have had perfect service. We'll continue going back again and again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had heard about this restaurant so we decided to give it a try. Much to our delight, we really enjoyed our evening at Rusconi's. We greeted warmly by the hostess and were seated promptly. The server was very professional and not over-bearing. The food was delicious and we had a very memorable and enjoyable evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server, Brian, was the best ... As was the dinner and dessert. Rusconi's makes food interesting! Especially love the Chocolate Bread Pudding:)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nobert our waiter is a total Jewel. He is always competent and professional while making the atmosphere warm and inviting.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our favorite restaurants. Great food and wonderful service.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

My aunt is wheelchair bound and the staff was especially attentive to our family's needs. The menu was interesting and there was something to please everyone's taste

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is excellent! Both my boyfriend and I enjoyed everything we ordered. The shrimp and grits was extremely good as was the tomato borrata salad. We also ordered both of the daily specials as our meals. I had the lamb and he had the pan seared steak. Both were exceptional. All dishes are very creatively put together. Then we had the breadpudding.. to die for! I highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for something different and appreciates good food. The waiter was excellent and very informative, too.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our party of four arrived for a late lunch at 1:15. We were seated promptly and very graciously by the hostess. Our server was Craig and he was just outstanding! Very attentive & very thoughtful.\n\n We all shared the kitchen charcuterie and the burrata plum tomato with crostinis- very good! Two of us had the kitchen Italian BLT with short rib which was fabulous! The other two members of our party enjoyed the green chili pork sandwich and the chicken sandwich; which they said they thoroughly enjoyed. The side salads that accompanied our meals were delicious as were the truffle fries that we all shared. We all finished off my birthday lunch by sharing the dark chocolate bread putting - it was very good as well. All in all, a wonderful a meal with fabulous service at a good value.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

All 4 of us enjoyed the atmosphere, the selection of a great menu, properly served....etc.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food! Great service from the personnel, everyone very kind and polite even the chef went to our table to ask us about our experience. \nThe waiting time for the food a bit slow but worth it.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not too crowded on a football Sunday so brunch after church found an uncrowded Rusconis for a nice lunch. Great salmon and shrimp and grits, both outstanding. Fast service. A place worth trying.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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!\n\nBeing 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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food we had, salmon and scallops, was perfectly prepared and presented, but most of all it was delicious. The staff was particularly helpful and thoughtful. Highly recommend!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It took 3 times but we finally made a reservation at this restaurant. It was packed when we came in at 6:30pm and we can smell the food immediately when the hostess greed us. Our waiter told us that we need to order appetizers, entrees and desserts at the same time so they can prepare and serve accordingly. We got so hungry that we just skip the appetizers and order the entrees and desserts. The entrees took longer than other restaurants but are well worth the wait. The salmon dish as well as the fillet dish are done just right and are just excellent. In all, our experience at this restaurant was very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything from the Mac and cheese to the grilled watermelon salad, to the tenderloins and blackberry salmon were superb. Don't skip dessert...eat it or drink it...the toasted marshmallow martini is dessert In a glass.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is prepared with local if possible and with care to the details. Very affordable for 5 star quality

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rusconi's is without question the finest restaurant in this area. I love it and go there often with family for dinner and lunch with friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had dinner on Saturday night and it was thoroughly enjoyable. The truffled burrata stewed plum tomato fondue was deliciously different for a starter. I had the beef medallions on the truffled mac and cheese and they were very tender and delicious - my only complaint is that they were quite small. My husband had the bison sirloin steak and it was flavorful and tender. You could definitely tell it was grass-fed bison. Our waiter, Taylor, was very attentive even thought the restaurant was very busy. I recommend going after 7:30 to avoid the crowd although the specials were gone when we arrived.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rusconi's is absolutely outstanding. If anyone who appreciates fine dining, in a good atmosphere, with great service, must go there. If they haven't, shame on them.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent and all the staff were fantastic. Very enjoyable place to eat. Will go back many times.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been there several times and various entrees always great presentation and very tasty.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Happy hour is worth the trip and money.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Recently had lunch and dinner at Rusconi's and both were delicious. The food is healthy and well prepared. Hannah is a wonderful waitress and adds to the enjoyment of the meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I have been here for happy hour, which is always most enjoyable with Fairly priced drinks and small bites. We finally made it for dinner and it was even better than we expected. My husband had the beef medallions and amish blue cheese potato salad, which he really enjoyed. I had one of the evening specials the tomato and burrata salad. In the past when I have ordered this I am always disappointed by either the bland burrata or poor quality tomatoes. Not this time as both were excellent. I also had the garlic wilted spinach, which also was very good. We shared the Ricotta Beignets, which were so tasty.\n\nThe service provided by Meghan and the bus staff was exceptional. Chef Rusconi is highly visible and a truly “hands-on chef” which shows in his food. It was a very enjoyable evening and we will return. It is wonderful to see a “non-chain” restaurant in that area become so successful .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I have dined here numerous times. The food is always outstanding!! This time we wanted to try the new fall menu (didn't care for the summer menu) and were not disappointed. I had the roasted chicken with spätzle pasta, green beans and carrots - one of the best roasted chicken dishes I have had in a long time and perfectly prepared. My husband had the Portobello mushroom soup and shrimp quinoa appetizer. He enjoyed both very much. The only negative of the evening was the server, whom we've had before. Perhaps he was having a bad night, but he was rather inattentive, perfunctory and somewhat smug -- unusual for Rusconi's as nearly every time we have dined there the service has been outstanding. Next time I will request another server. But all in all, another delicious dinner at Rusconi's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We usually aren't fans of holiday me us at restaurants. But at Rusconi's, we were enchanted. Each course was excellent and their service is always exceptional. We were so pleased that we immediately made reservations for New Year's Eve, which has a different menu. Very pleased and excited for this week.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I landed in Phoenix on vacation and was hungry for dinner, looked up Trip Advisor reviews and this was #1. I was not disappointed. Though the main dishes were 45 minutes delayed, I understand this happens no matter how great an establishment, and they made up for it in the testing, busy Friday night times. Our waiter profusely yet graciously apologized and gave us a kitchen tasting of appetizers free of charge. At one point the restaurant owner was sitting at the table next to us and introduced himself, giving us recommendations about Phoenix and introducing us to the rest of the staff including the main chef. They heard we were from the east coast and we felt like VIPs at the restaurant for the remainder of the night.\n\nAs for food itself (sorry, the important part) the entrees we got were the duck and the pork (osso bucco). Duck can be very greasy if chefs are not well versed in the meat and want to overcompensate, however this was extremely tasteful and not greasy at all. It is paired with delicious sweet potato gnocchi, which I admittedly wished they gave a larger portion of. As for the pork, it slid right off the bone with one nudge of the knife. It was paired with red cabbage with unique taste and texture, reduced for five hours, which the waiter explained to us. \n\nOverall this restaurant is well worth going to and lives up to its excellent Internet reputation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We eat at Rusconi's about once a month, if not more often. The service and food are always perfect. We highly recommend this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our first time having brunch here. We are regular dinner guests. Now we will also be regular brunch guests!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved their new brunch menu - had a hard time making a decision since so many things sounded so delicious! The Arizona benedict with green chile pork was to die for! The blackberry glazed salmon was wonderful as always - we are going back for brunch again SOON !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We chose to spend my husband's birthday at Rusconi's because the food and service are always fabulous. We were not disappointed. Such a lovely way to celebrate - great food, good wine and an energetic ambience. Made our evening special. Thank you for another great meal!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lunch with friends. Food was ok, not great. Thought it was overpriced for what was served.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an enjoyable evening with great food and attentive service. We will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was, as always, great. We'll be back again. The food is some of our favorite in the valley. Don't miss the dark chocolate bread pudding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

fabulous restaurant would recommend to all my friends

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I invited some friends to join us here for a restaurant week dinner. The evening couldn't have been more pleasant. This is a great restaurant for friendly conversation and wonderful food. The menu gave us great choices and we were pleased with some new dishes that may be added to the regular menu. This is one of our 'go to ' places to meet with friends. It is a great value and has been consistently good since we started going here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just great!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Back for the second time....good food and excellent presentation. Our only minor negative was having reservations and being seated at a very small table in the bar area --- not even room for our bottle of water....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service, as usual!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always love the food there! Great service! Only downside was a very small table next to a loud table of 6 next to us...couldn't talk to each other. Seems to be the table we get with advance reservations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

When we entered the hostess was not welcoming in my opinion. She told two elderly gentleman who were explaining something that she didn't understand what they were saying and to go over there. She did not welcome anyone and I am not sure she liked her job. Our waiter was friendly, but I asked three times for a glass of Merlot and never got it. The food is the star of the show. We enjoyed it very much and hope to come back to try something else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rusconi's is an outstanding restaurant that delivers great food and service every time. We visit frequently and have never been disappointed. Reagan was our server and he was perfect. It was a prix fixe menu and we were at the first seating. My pork tenderloin entrée was perfectly done and outstanding. My wife and one other diner had the beef tenderloin with polenta and both the presentation and the tenderloin were remarkably good. The last person in our group had the vegetable ravioli...a large portion of pasta folded over perfectly cooked and seasoned vegetables. We shared a chocolate creme broule that was amazing.\n\nThe night did not start out well...our reservation for a booth (offered by the person who took the reservation) could not be honored, the table initially offered was next to the plate racks, first busser staff spilled glasses of ice on the table, busser staff spilled water while trying to fill the glasses. In fairness, it was a busy night and the busser staff seemed very new and unsure of themselves. Fortunately, Reagan saved the evening and the food, as usual, was worth waiting for.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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.\nWe 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.\n\nThank you,\n\nCindi & Mike Deschane

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I took an out-of-town guest to dinner. She ordered scallops and loved them. I ordered salmon and it was out of this world. My husband ordered chicken . We all ordered salads. The deserts which finished our meal in a holiday fashion. It was a bit noisy but we were still able to have a conversation without shouting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We took some friends as our guests and everyone kept saying that their meal was the best! The chicken, mussels, salmon could not have been better. The fig salad was outstanding. The whole evening was delightful

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome! The best work to describe Rusconis. We joined friends for dinner. All four of us had different menu items and we almost got into a fight trying to decide whose was best! We shared a cheese plate for the four of us and it was perfect.- Not too filling but enough so we could each have a taste of the varied selections.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

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!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The happy hour prices for wine were great, plus being there on a Monday some bottles of wine were also half off, win! win!\nWe 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. \nService was ok, seemed a little rushed on plate clearing.\nAll in all, I love Rusconi's and will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Personal and attentive service. Excellent food- from appetizer through desert! Warm ambiance and a noise level that will let you have a conversation over dinner. Even a follow up phone call from the hostess the next day- that was a first! Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Server was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. After we placed our entree order, we picked a wine. The server asked what we were looking for in a wine, which we described and he suggested a different choice. His choice was exactly what we were looking for. By the way, both our entree's were prepared fantastic and presented perfectly. A go to place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Friendly host, great service and nice ambiance. \n\nCharcuterie board was great. The mussels themselves were small, and we didn't want it split, but got charged the split fee. However, the flavoring and broth was delicious. The wine selection was good and ordering the bottle was very good ;-) We would have ordered desert to try the chocolate bread pudding, but we ate all the bread in the mussels!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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. \n\nI 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.\n\nThe 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. \n\nBoth 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. \n\nService was superb and I'm looking forward to many more visits to explore the menu in depth.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went for brunch and the Benedict choices were excellent. Loved the pork verde saw the drink menu and will return in the evening for the rye bourbon digger cocktail!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful food and service in a neighborhood setting without pretentiousness.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

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?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was fabulous. I brought a friend her to celebrate her birthday, she was thrilled with the experience. Thanks for making it special!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been there several times for dinner. First time for lunch...food is always consistent and fresh.\n\nFood was great.... I had the best BLT.....will be back for lunch again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

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

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Group of four, 7 pm weeknight. Had to wait for 5 minutes to be seated although our table, viewable from doorway, was clean and empty. Waiter, while very personable, disappeared often and at one point after our meal was gone for 10+ minutes. Dinner took 2.50 hours, which I consider slow service regardless of how good the company is.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is what a true neighborhood gem should be. Always the very best food, never a disappointment. Attentive service. Just blocks from out house. We are fortunate to have this gem in our 'hood'.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love Rusconi's! Our favorite neighborhood restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were vacationing in Phoenix and read about Rusconi's on 'social media' and made a reservation. We could be described as 'foodies', ie appreciate good food, prepared well, with exceptional ingredients and served by a knowlegable staff who appear to enjoy their work and Rusconi's delivered!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the menu, knowledgeable waiters, great service, presentation of meals is wonderful. We've never been disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was at restaurant for Sunday bunch. Out of the ordinary menu and service. Great Bloody Mary and Gin drink.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always great food and knowledgeable wait staff. Taylor made our girls night out more enjoyable. Also great for Happy Hour just because of the atmosphere .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic food and professional service . Bistro atmosphere bustling ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always enjoy Rusconi's- the nicest restaurant in the neighborhood. Salads are great. They will only bring bread if you ask for it, so ask. The bread is good enough- worth eating but not memorable. Used to always have the beef medallions, but have switched to short ribs which are incredibly tender and flavorful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is was fun from beginning to end. Waiter was witty and on top of the service. Food was delicious and not the same boring menu. Customer service was exceptional as the food. Vibe is welcoming and great place to be a regular customer. We will definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A wonderful experience. My husband and I went there for a nearby dinner for our 3rd weddign anniversary. We've been here before and know it can be busy but that the food never disappoints. We made a reservation and enjoyed every bit of it. \n Our waiter's attentiveness and enthusiasm was notable. The seasonal fall menu was delicious. We ordered a green chili & shrimp risotto, split the pork rack entree and enjoyed the budino desert in addition to a coffee each. All were phenomenal. Attention to detail in plating is impressive. Additionally, they also have a decent selection of beer. I , personally, am in love with their 'midnight mojito' cocktail. We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have made multiple visits; great food prepared where you can see the chefs work. Good happy hour.\nThey also make their own ice cream.\nReally worth trying if you haven't been their. \n Get reservations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is always outstanding at Rusconi's and we were pleased to bring friends with us who hadn't been there before. Eveyone enjoyed the evening and especially their entree's but were were fortunate to have requested a table in the back corner where it is more quiet. The main part of the restaurant is so very noisy that it is almost impossible to have a conversation. Recognizing that a 'lively and noisy' atmosphere seems to be the norm today and possibly restaurants find the energy -level to be conducive to having fun . . . but for people over 60 who want good food in a good atmosphere it isn't enjoyable. Does the restaurant have to be THAT noisy that people can barely hear or is there a happy-medium?!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great, the service was the worst I have experienced at any restaurant!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Arizona benedict was pretty good, very rich pork and hollandaise sauce. The portions are pretty big. Service was attentive and quick - no surprise as the restaurant was nearly empty. They messed up my wife's eggs - brought her scrambled instead of the requested over-easy. Otherwise no complaints.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Pre-concert dinner was great. Fish was well prepared and the base of cauliflower puree was perfect. My companion had filets which were prepared as well as any I've tasted in a long time. Service was perfect - lots of respect for the fact that we were off to the symphony. Fritz is a gem!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Second visit-food was great each time, service was also very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was able to get some modifications made to suit my dietary needs

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant is always consistent in serving great innovative meals. Good service. Great wine and bar list . It is a joy to refer people and to have them in our neighborhood.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Exceptional service. Great food quality and presentation. Some of the two person tables are a bit tight. Otherwise, great atmosphere...a step up from casual but very comfortable. Very personable, attentive staff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

disappointed \nHad salads. Good but not great \nLimited salad dressing choices \nThere are better restaurants to spend my money at.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Server almost seemed like he was part of our get-together---way too much for me. He was the server, not a funny, interruption to our evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our go-to place for great, casual dining when friends are in town

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our fist time dining at Rusconi's on a recent vacation to Phoenix. We were pleased to find out that on Sunday and Monday nights that bottles of wine that are also sold by the glass are half price. Our server was Hannah and she was excellent. We went with her recommendations of the scallops and the beef tenderloin which were both delicious. We are looking forward to our next trip back to Phoenix and Rusconi's will definitely be on our list of go to restaurants.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The dinner here was outstanding. The only negative was our server who seemed to really not want to be there. There were some wrong orders delivered, drinks not refilled, an eye roll when we decided to have dessert - I think he wanted to go home. We will definitely try this restaurant again, but hope for a little better service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Simply put, this place is awesome! The food is always creative and delicious. The service is attentive, but not overbearing. The prices are more than fair given the quality of the food. They always go out of their way to make sure that your standards are met or exceeded. Can't wait to come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Friends and neighbors have been raving about Rusconi's for months. It was Restaurant Week, so we thought we would give it a try. We ordered the bisque and the shrimp appetizers, and the shrimp appetizer was better than Bobby Flaye's Mesa Grille. Yes, it was that good. The steak was seared and cooked to perfection. The lamb was tender and flavorful with beautiful sweet potato and green beans as sides creating a lovely presentation. The hazelnut éclair was light and just the right amount of sweetness. The chocolate bread pudding was a bit heavy, but real comfort food at its finest. Both white wine and brut were properly chilled (finally someone that knows how to store and serve white wine). Nice wine list with Silver Oak at the top end of the list of Cabernet Sauvignon. This chef cares about quality ingredients, presentation, and is also very competitively priced. Don't let the strip mall location prevent you from indulging in the best food in Scottsdale. This place is a winner!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I can't get enough of Rusconi. Incredible food and incredible service. My favorite is the Scallop dish, however I have been there enough to have tried everything on the menu and I can't say anything in the slightest about every appetizer, entre and dessert. The salmon is another on the dish on the top of my list but don't think all they have is seafood. They have a limited menu but a great variety all prepared to perfection.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had our favorite waiter, Fritz, so the service was excellent and the food, as always, was delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always excellent. We brought our Chicago relatives here and they were completely impressed. Told us to make sure this was part of the plan when they come back. Definitely some of the best food in the valley!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is excellent!!! This was first time and we're already planning to go back in the next day or so. I had the pork tenderloin...wow! My wife had the burger and gave me a taste...easily the best burger in the Valley. The smells coming from the kitchen were incredible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I almost never write reviews, but wow! The food at Rusconi's is awesome. My daughter had the salmon - best I've ever tasted. I had the pork tenderloin...it was terrific. My wife had the kitchen burger...I think it's the best burger in Phoenix. I've been a couple of times and the waiter was friendly and helpful, but a minor issue each time, forgot a drink order once, and forgot an appetizer once. But I will definitely return and recommend highly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was at Rusconi's for dinner one night and my wife got the burger. She gave me a bite and I thought it was terrific. So I met a couple of buddies there for lunch and we all had the burger...it was great...best in town.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was a good restaurant. Provided good food and service. Doesn't have an intimate feel, so I wouldn't recommend it for quiet conversation, but will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was the fourth time we have been to Rusconi's and each time we have had a wonderful experience. The food is excellent and the staff are very professional and friendly.\nThey have an excellent wine list that is reasonably priced for the value.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

delightful evening ... excellent food and value for Restaurant Week ... we will return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our family went to Rusconi's for my son Matthew's 19th birthday on Sept 22, 2016 (he had asked to go to 'the best restaurant in Phoenix' and this place was tops in reviews in one website) and my perusal of the menu indicated that my wife (who has lots of allergies) could eat. We were shocked. Thursday night, 7:00 PM reservation. We were in, seated, cocktail and cappuccino, appetizers, main dishes and ordering deserts in one hour, total. Loved the mirrored finishing station and the short but worthwhile menu. My wife said the scallops might well have been the best she has ever had (NY fine dining history, with a grandfather in NY that owned a fish market = high praise). I loved the medallions of beef. Even the Mac & Cheese was very good. Rusconi's didn't have the fanciest menu, they had quality. Our server, (Fritz? short gentleman with a great personality and table-side manner) made the evening extra special. Like that character in a favorite movie who is not the explicit 'star' (the food was...), but who is memorable because they have, 'texture'. We _will_ be back, and probably ask for Fritz by name.\n== Well Done!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love Rusconi's! We need to eat here more often.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place. Been there several times since they have opened. NEVER dissapointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It is always fun to find a gem where one would not expect to find one. From the receptionist, bartender, waiter, and to the manager they were all about the customer, making the evening special. The food was exceptional and presentation was very nice. I normally am a meat eater, but tried something totally different. It was a vegan meal/bread pudding, twas fantastic. My wife was unable to finish her scallops which made the meal even better. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was outstanding, server was wonderful , they made our first anniversary dinner special!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food and service with a reservation!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best restaurant hands down in Phoenix!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

excellent food .. felt a little rushed by the chef but otherwise lovely experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beyond the impeccable service was a hustling team meticulously adorning each plate to ensure it was a minor work of art. The chef was on the front line putting his touches on everything, ensuring quick turnaround but food to perfection. Each course was a delight to the palate as well as the eye. I'm not much of a dessert guy, but we ordered two and shared them. The trip was worthwhile just for dessert alone. I will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

So very happy Rusconi's is in our neighborhood . The food is absolutely wonderful and always prepared to perfection. Every time we come it gets better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, portions just right! Wine list that complimented both the food and your pocketbook! Wonderful place to enjoy food and friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

In the past, experienced poor service and acceptable meals. Stopped going. Tried again and service was great, menu was creative and food was good. Will return for sure as I love the local business and neighborhood atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and atmosphere but disappointing because they have shrunk their food proportions which were never really big in the first place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always something on the menu that pleasantly surprises. Tasty Bloody Mary.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was exceptional. We wanted our special friends to experience this wonderful place...and it did not disappoint!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

second time here and it wasn't any better. Went for AZ Restaurant Week. Didn't have wine pairings as advertised. Shrimp in appetizer were tiny. Steak medallions unevenly cooked and not very good quality. Bass smelled very fishy and desserts were just marginal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A true hidden gem. The food was fantastic. Portions were on the moderate side, so tough to share. The flavors were complex and outstanding. From appetizers to dessert, outstanding food. And our server was also outstanding and highly attentive and fun. Don't miss it!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not my first time there, so we were somewhat disappointed with the service. We had to complain about the 40 minute wait on our appetizer.\n\nWe left pleased that the manager gave us a coupon for a complementary dessert on our next visit.\n\nToo bad they didn't notice that I had written on OpenTable that is dinner was for a birthday celebration.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We really like the food here but we feel like they're always trying to push us onto the next course or trying to push us out. We will still go back because it really is a good meal but they should try to work on that !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

By far one of the best restaurants we have found in a long time. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! We have tried brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner. We were not disappointed!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dinner menu is lacking. No foie gras when we ordered it. 😳

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What a great restaurant. I took a group of friends out to lunch and we enjoyed every meal we ordered. We look forward to going back. Love this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We arrived for our 7:45 reso but our table was not available as the previous party was still paying their bill. The hostess found us another table very quickly which we appreciated. The service was excellent as was the food....the scallops are our favorite item on the menu...always delicious! Love the ambiance of this little neighborhood gem!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always enjoy the food at Rosconi's. There are very interesting dishes. he avocado and cucumber soup is one of my favorites. The service is always great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Made reservations with notation it was an anniversary celebration. No acknowlegement or inquiry by staff if our visit was for a special occasion. Server appeared very busy and was obviously preoccupied to give us any extra attention or conversation. Food was very tasty and filling.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rusconi's American Kitchen has a good menu for both those who want recognizable dishes and those looking for a creative 'foodie' experience. There's a little of both and it's all delicious. The wait staff is happy and attentive, and the management comes out during dinner to see how you're loving it. The wine list is better than acceptable. I don't eat certain foods, and they've been accommodating. I've eaten at Rusconi's several times, and always enjoy the experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Taken there for my birthday. Food, service, and ambience were excellent. Will definitely go back and also recommend the restaurant to friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I wanted to find a special place, for a special lady's birthday. She loved everything about it, and so did I. \nWe want our next visit here to be a dinner date, and cannot wait to get here again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed our meal very much. The gentleman who attended to us (Rex) was exceptional.\nHe was pleasant, knowledgeable, and very helpful in providing suggestions. \n\nOur meal was delicious!.....and the desserts amazing, especially the chocolate bread pudding!\n\nThank you Rusconi's American Kitchen, we had a wonderful evening!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was delicious, but the service was terrible. The waiter obviously didn't remember our order when everyone around us got served, even those that arrived after us. He came to the table after about 15 mins of taking our order and asked, 'You ordered the Surf and Turf, right?' Wrong. Obviously, he hadn't even put our order in. He didn't even offer an apology for the delay in food. NOTE to Management: Make your waiters write down orders and apologize when something goes wrong.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We've dined at Rosconi's many times. The food is consistently good and the service always attentive. Equally important is that the experience is always consistent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was awesome as usual except the burrata special was a little underwhelming. I would have been more satisfied if there was a little more cheese. Everything else about the dish, freshness, presentation, quantity were great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our overall experience was amazing! Drove all the way from Surprise, and the drive was well worth! The food was exquisite and the service was phenomenal! Our server, Fritz, was on point...courteous, funny, attentive and very knowledgeable, and truly seemed to enjoy his job....just what a server should be like. There should be more servers like him!!!!!\nWe will definitely recommend this restaurant to all of our friends!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This has become one of our go-to places.\n\nFood and service are great. Staff very friendly and helpful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant is rather unassuming in a strip mall. As soon as you open the door, an inviting bar is at the front and opens to the dining room where the kitchen is completely accessible to your views and smells. The food was simply amazing. We are not grits fans but it was quite delectable. The mussels were beautifully prepared and were delicious. My wife had the salmon with a blackberry glaze which was out of this word. The beef medallions and the lamb were unbelievable according to my children. The Brussel sprouts with bacon were very tasty if that's possible. The complementary chocolate bread pudding was decadently scrumptious. Mike was clearly one of the best servers we ever had. The evening was just perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rusconi's is a local gem. Last night, I had the Scallop dish and it was fabulous. My wife had the pork tenderloin and it was likewise delicious. You can' go wrong at this great eatery.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Take this review with a grain of salt as my husband and I are food, service, and ambiance snobs. The place was packed, so it seems that others like this place (but interestingly, there wasn't a single patron under 50 in the place). We found it very mediocre. First, it is is wedged between a Panda Express and a fast-food Italian place--not a good first impression for ambiance snobs. They had outdoor seating with nice tables, but not really any barriers (plants/bushes) between the tables and the Panda and parking lot. Also, in our experience, there seems to be two types of hosts/hostesses---the kind that seat you in the very best table they have available (particularly if you have a reservation), or the kind that seats you in the worst possible table unless you complain. This restaurant's hosts are the latter kind. We 'complained' and got a nicer table up front. The choices for wines by the glass were very limited, they only had two sparkling wine options by the glass (Cupcake Prosecco and a very low-brow Brut). I ordered the low-brow Brut and it came in a restaurant-grade champagne flute which takes away from the experience. My husband liked his Fume Blanc. We ordered the chef's board first. The cheeses and meats were low quality (the prosciutto very 'hammy'), the olives were the overly marinated kind, and the veggies were pickled. Overall too much vinegar on the board. Then we ordered a bottle of unoaked chardonnay which was decent to go with our meals. My husband had the salmon, which was a bit fishy, not cooked in the middle, burnt on the outside, overly glazed, and served over potatoes that were nothing special but fine. I had the baby field greens salad with amish blue cheese fritters, grilled peaches, grapes, hazelnuts, & a white balsamic vinaigrette, and it was the best part of the whole meal. Overall, the place was fine, nothing terrible about it really (except maybe the poorly cooked salmon), but nothing exceptional either.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had 8 for dinner (pre-theater) and the staff was truly professional. They made sure we were served promptly and had a back area which was perfect for us. It was quiet in our area and we could have comfortable table conversation. The server was very attentive and made sure the one person with issues was accommodated. (we notified the restaurant ahead of time). Food and Service excellent and can't wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If I were to sum up Rucconi's in one phrase, it would be foodie friendly. The atmosphere is casual but there is a formality about the seriousness to which everyone works together to create a wonderful dining experience. The staff is friendly and very helpful when negotiating the menu and are quick to offer suggestions or wine pairings. The menu changes periodically and keeps up with seasonally sourced and fresh ingredients. We enjoyed lunch on this visit. We shared a grilled peach and goat cheese fondue appetizer served with grilled sour dough crostini. It was savory with just a touch of heat from the spices. For our lunch we enjoyed their specially prepared salads both with grilled chicken. The aged white balsamic dressing highlighted the fresh tomatoes and blue cheese. The dessert list is incredibly creative and though we passed this time, the dark chocolate bread pudding sounds incredible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The pork and brisket sandwiches were perfect.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Most entrees were great to excellent, but the portions were small.\nappetizers also on the small side. Therefore, not great for share tasting.\n\nPrices were good, so a bump up for more eats may be tolerable for most guests.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice menu only some of the meal was well prepared however. Started with the goat cheese fondue which was excellent . My wife's pork was n ice but the hamburger I had was badly under cooked and the beef didn't taste great. Server was missing in action a lot. I don't think we will return .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you are looking for a culinary experience without a high price or the need to wear a tux and drive a Bentley, this is the place. Prices are within reach, food is excellently prepared and presented and the service is on the spot. This trip was a seafood outing for us and they nailed perfectly cooked mussels and cod with great sides and sauces. Akin to some French cuisine with American touches. A delightful spot with a menu that will bring be back to try more.\n\nAll the staff were obviously engaged with the tables and the support staff was actively providing the appropriate follow up, refills, etc. The service was tremendous and stands out even the same night as we visited some other locations for drinks. Service alone would bring me back. I would definitely give great kudos to Brian for his awesome service as our waiter. Sometimes someone just nails it and he did!\n\nWell managed food service staff, kitchen and menu. This is a gem of a restaurant that deserves to be noticed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rusconi's is always reliably great. There are many restaurants in the Tatum/Shea area, and Rusconi's is far and away the superior choice for truly excellent food and good wine. The short ribs are a new favorite and salads are always fresh and delicious. We especially enjoyed the burrata special was a nice surprise, as was the cod.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First thing noticed that it had an open kitchen and the head chef was attentive to all aspects of the food and stationed outside the kitchen. Waiter (Fritz) was fun and attentive. They professionally understood that it was a special occasion and first time dining from our OpenTable notes.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our second visit with our first was an anniversary dinner. The problem we had was very slow order taking and attention to our table drinks etc.. It took over 45 minutes from when we sat down as a foursome until our order was actually taken. The waiter was working hard so I was sympathetic but still was a negative experience. The maître came over a couple of times to ask for patience but nothing really changed in the slowness. I thought at least they would do something with the final dinner bill but nothing. Would go back but it will be a while. Wouldn't recommend again until we eat there and have a better experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our daughter and her husband are moving to Phoenix, and she and I came for a short visit to find them an apartment. We found Rusconi's on TripAdvisor, and what a great discovery!! The atmosphere was stylish, vibrant and cheerful. Our server and his support staff were very attentive and helpful. The food was INCREDIBLE. We got a cheese board I could have made a meal on, and then I got salmon with a blackberry glaze and roasted veggies that was melt-in-your mouth amazing. Finished it off with creme brulee, again-DELICIOUS. The price was reasonable for such special meal. Loved it that Chef Rusconi is actually there overseeing it all. We will be back, hopefully every time we come to visit the kids in Phoenix! \nPS. We even got a call the following day to see how we liked everything.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was way above average. Even with special dietary considerations our waiter gave us some very good suggestions

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Simply the best! We enjoyed a perfect evening at this neighborhood standout. We requested a table in front of the service bar where Chef/Owner Michael did the final prep and inspection of every plate served. Visually a great place to be. We consider ourselves to be foodies and have eaten all over the Phoenix area this week and Rusconi's was clearly our favorite. Friendly staff provided outstanding service and dinners were terrific.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and service. I had the short ribs but tried the lamb loin which was my favorite. Will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I found Rusconi's on Trip Advisor when our daughter moved to Phoenix. We celebrated her birthday there this past weekend. The service is impeccable and food is unique and delicious. A favorite when in the area!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was a birthday and retirement small party. Our waiter was right there when we needed anything and was very helpful in making our luncheon choices. Plus he brought two complementary desserts for the three of us. I would definitely go back for lunch or dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had brunch again. Kitchen Benedict is outstanding as is the Shrimp Omelet. Excellent Bloody\nMary. Great service. Food in general, outstanding preparation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE OVERALL. GREAT FOOD AND GOOD SERVICE. CERTAINLY A PLACE TO CELEBRATE ANY OCCASSION.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went to Rusconi's for our anniversary date. First time visit we had read many reviews all very positive...we had a great night starting with the food , the drinks (recommend the mojitos), the ambience and a superb staff!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As ever, wonderful service, food, and evening. Thank you. We will be back soon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Well trained staff, very good food, friendly atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food served in sensible portions, with service that makes your party feel very welcome!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dinner was prepared with great care and consideration by the chef. The entrees were unique and the blend of flavors a great treat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rusconi's is such a great place. I've eaten there several times for lunch and dinner. Always excellent. The food is incredible and presented in a spectacular way. The wait staff is friendly, funny and accommodating. Can't say enough good about this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was amazed that I actually received a phone call wanting to know how everything was. They even left a message on my machine to find out. This has never happened with any prior OpenTable bookings or any other restaurants.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We've been there for dinners and dessert. The quality of the food and atmosphere brings us back when we're in Phoenix. We've brought friends and they intend to come back. We've also recommended Rosconi's to others and they intend to try it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We picked this restaurant off of Tripadvisor and were NOT disappointed!! The service was friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt! Thank you Jay. The food was some of the best we have had anywhere. Don't be put off by the strip center location. Go!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The menu, meal, ambience and staff were all A++++. Looking forward to spending another evening with friends.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful food, good service. A bit loud in the main dining area and back room

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took a staycation for my birthday and found this fabulous spot! For was superb and service was top notch!!! Love restaurants that are chef owned. Wonderful place...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Saw Rusconi's on PBS's 'Check Please' and had to try it. Two out-of-town friends joined my wife and I for a wonderful evening. Good crowd even on a Monday night. Good happy hour specials in the bar area. 1/2 price bottles of wine on Sundays and Mondays. All the appetizers, entrees and desserts that we tried were delicious. The service was very good too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every time we have been there we walk away saying 'that was the best meal we ever had !'\nYes, it is always that good!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love going there. Also took friends for a thank you dinner and they love fed it and plan for o return

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I chose Rusconi's based on the TripAdvisor rating and was not disappointed. The food was skillfully prepared and very flavorful. It is not a formal experience. I would call it high quality food in an unpretentious atmosphere. The restaurant is rather unassuming from the outside but tastefully decorated on the inside. The menu is not very broad but what they prepare is done superbly. I look forward to my next trip to Phoenix so that we can eat here again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter Reagan was attentive while allowing us to dine at our own pace. The fondue was incredible, goat cheese paired great with the peach. The steak was cooked well but the foie gras the star. The Mac and cheese had the right amount of truffle. The creme brulee was a perfect ending, the brulee was done to perfection. This was our third visit and will be back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. Love the food presentations. Excellent service. Loved the homemade ice cream. All in a great meal and a nice place to share with my foodie friends!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We tried this after seeing the ratings. Started with and enjoyed the potato and fennel soup. We both chose the special Filet Mignon with Mac n Cheese and glazed carrots. Dinner was cooked perfectly and presentation was elegant. Did not have room for dessert. Our waitress (Page) was beautiful and very pleasant making it an enjoyable evening. The only thing that could have been better would to have dined with my wife instead of my Co Captain on layover.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had an unusual entree for lunch - the crab cake and bacon sandwich. Very good, but kind of goopy to handle.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent Anniversary dinner. Waiter was great, made good suggestions on food and wine. One of our new favorite restaurants.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our new favorite - great food, great service! And, the restaurant is beautiful!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love Rusconi's food but the noise level at lunch was not conducive to conversation. Our server was friendly but seemed a bit distracted.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food, service and cocktails were amazing. Can't believe we didn't know about this gem until recently. A wonderful discovery and impeccably run restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We noted in our reservation that we were celebrating a landmark birthday. The chef brought out our first course and the owner (I think) checked on our table more than once. We live a few miles from this restaurant and never visited until this night. We were impressed by quality and creativity of menu. Will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

creative menu, great service and nice wine list. This is a neighborhood gem that never disappoints. It's casual but the food is seriously good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Hands down the best restaurant in Phoenix! Have been at least four times - always try something different and it never disappoints. Great presentation. Excellent service. Dessert is a treat. This visit shared the dark chocolate bread pudding - best dessert I've EVER had! Telling everyone about this place but then thinking why? I want to keep this to myself!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the unusual presentation for the shrimp appetizer and the bass was amazing. Will definitely consider again as I understand the menuschanges frequently.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of my wife's favorite restaurants. We've only been a handful of times, but never had a bad meal. I enjoy the brunch on Sunday, but my wife has discovered she has celiac disease and cannot eat gluten, so it creates some issues with a smaller menu. Dinner is no problem, and the staff is very accommodating. Definitely a consideration when we're looking for a nice meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place to have a great meal. Typical PHX in a strip mall, but the inside is vibrant and eclectic. We sat by the kitchen and saw a lot of dishes come out. They all looked really good. Our group only tried the lamb and the tenderloin and everything on the plate was exceptional. Mussels looked great, except they ran out just as we ordered. Next time..\n\nDeserts were killer too. Tried the chocalate bread pudding and the budini. Went great with the cappucino machine they have.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What an incredible treat it was to dine at this fantastic restaurant! I cannot even begin to explain the quality of the food here. The service was perfect, the wine list was exquisite, and I have absolutely no complaints about Rusconi's whatsoever! If I could ($) I would eat there every single day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Six in our party....all six agreed that we will return! Great food, service and atmosphere!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

So good! Second time in a week for us! Can't wait to try their brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

For being wedged between a 'fast food' joint and a pizza parlor, this place is awesome! Great cocktails started us out. Soups and salads were wonderful, especially the bleu cheese fritters!\nTwo salmons, a pork tenderloin and a steak rounded us out and we all wanted to eat off each other's plates. We'll be going back for sure!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A good friend recommended Rusconi's to us and I'm so glad he did! We loved it and I'm sure we'll be regular customers! The food, service and atmosphere were all just great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rusconi's was recommended to us by a friend and it did not disappoint. Don't be deceived by the strip mall location. This place can compete with any of the 'talked about' places in Scottsdale. Everything we ordered was delicious and the prices can't be beat. The open kitchen concept makes every item coming out of the kitchen very enticing. In our group, someone had the Osso Bucco with prickly pear braised red cabbage, the roasted chicken with green chili risotto, the grilled beef tenderloins with truffle scented mac and cheese and agave glazed carrots and the special of the day, a pork loin chop with sweet potato puree. All were great. The creativity and thoughtfulness put into each menu item was sensational.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

So glad our friend recommended Rusconi's to us! We were there twice this week...can't wait to try brunch - the menu looks amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were at Rusconi's for a business dinner. Service was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, had a great personality. The food was excellent from the first course to the dessert. We will come back again for sure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was terrific and the service was wonderful. Our waiter was atrue pro and enhanced our experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love Rusconis.. Everything on the menu is excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was our first time at the restaurant we will definitely be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I had dinner with an old friend we hadn't seen in several years. She lives close to Rusconi's, but didn't even know it was there. After our dinner, she was glad to know about this restaurant and would be back.\nMy wife and friend both had the evening special and were quite pleased. I had the Rack of Lamb and enjoyed it, but their medium rare was not up to my taste. It was more medium.\nUnfortunately, the ran out of the wine I was drinking, so we didn't linger after dessert. Wish their dessert menu had more selections.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Pleasant service, light salad with chicken and fruit, just right!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was expertly prepared. Good assortment to choose from. The staff was professional. My only complaint is being at a middle table row the staff kept bumping into my wife on the end. Nothing terrible but annoying nonetheless. Not a reason to avoid going here though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and drinks and service are always great. They were out if bourbon for one of their specialty cocktails which was unusual, but everything was exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. The service was excellent; same for the food. All 5 of us will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Non-descript store front in a small mini-mall. Very upscale inside with gourmet food. Although we were there for lunch we ordered entrees rather than typical lunch selections. One of us had the salmon with a berry glaze, fingerling potatoes, asparagus & brussel sprouts and the other had the beef tenderloin with fingerling potatoes and green beans. The salmon and beef were cooked perfectly and the quality of both was outstanding. The service was great and they have a nice wine list. We will definitely return in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was excellent and s waiter was very attentive. The only negative was that they had a special, one of the guests ordered it, and they were already sold out by a 6pm dining time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our service was outstanding, friendly, timely and the food was delicious. Rusconi's is just a fun place to dine!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience so much, I am taking a buddy there for lunch on Wednesday to share this wonderful restaurant with him too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Twice in 3 days! So impressed the first time we went, we HAD to go back. Food is tastefully prepared with interesting ingredients. The salmon with blackberry glaze was amazing and the wine selection is very good. Don't miss dessert - I'll come back again for the Brie cheesecake. Wonderful evening!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's unfair to judge a restaurant by how they preform on a special event night like New Year's Eve. The service was less than it's usual excellence and I'm sure the staff was being pushed hard because the place was packed. Also, you couldn't order extras of anything on the menu despite so many options sounding succulent. But the food was superlative, even better than the excellent meal I had there a week earlier on Christmas Eve. They were out of my favorite cocktail (the Baked Apple) but the Nixon Corners was also very good. Best pork entrée I can ever recall having. Wonderful dessert. Impressive short rib appetizer. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The recent coupon was an incentive to go to Rusconi's for lunch. But it is a treat to discover their interesting dishes and enjoy their absolutely friendly staff. I had my favorite pasta and vegetable dish and my friend had a new take on a BLT. We had a yummy glass of wine because we saved on an entree. There is noise but it is the busy chatter of diners enjoying the food and experience. What you don't hear is loud blaring noise of music which too many restaurants like this think is enjoyable. I'll take the noise of people enjoying themselves over some disturbing music. They are doing something right to have the number of people on a weekday lunch. Great neighborhood place and I don't even live in the neighborhood but it has a friendly air about it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service is consistently excellent. Wish noise level was lower! Hard to have conversations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love dining here. We've had delicious dinners as well as fun happy hours. It definitely is a neighborhood gem.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I booked this restaurant online based on the reviews, and I must say I almost didn't attend when we arrived. It's in a nondescript strip mall in an area of lower end shopping and restaurants, but don't be fooled! The food was some of the best we ate in Phoenix, the server was great fun, and they took my special drink request with ease. If I lived in Phoenix this would be o e of my frequent haunts. \n\nDefinitely go if you are visiting or live there!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Creative and beautiful presentations. Excellent flavor combinations. A new favorite place Fite us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had an excellent meal from cocktails thru dessert. Everything was delicious, the portions were just right, the pacing spot on and the service terrific. We only had one night if Phoenix and we chose Rusconi's based on reviews. We weren't disappointed. Be sure to make reservations, because the place was packed on a Tuesday night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Really, really good food, attentive unobtrusive service, nice wine at great prices, comfortable classy interior. We had osso bucco, excellent, and daily fish, more excellent, blue cheese salad (wish we had gotten one each instead of split it, it was so good) and bacon bourbon ice cream (heaven). All the good reviews are well deserved.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Never disappointed here. Great food! Nice to be so close to home in this neighborhood gem!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Highly recommend\nCan't say enough good things\nCan't wait to go back next time I'm in the area

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We sat outside and had a quiet and wonderful experience. My husband I shared the mussels and salmon dish. Both were delicious. I also enjoyed my martini

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was the 2nd time we've been to this restaurant and both times it was excellent. Our friends had never been there, so they were very impressed. The food was delicious and the restaurant was full, so it must be a popular place. We will definitely go back at another time. The server was excellent as well. We would definitely recommend it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and great service for a reasonable price.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We and another couple went here for dinner. I chose this location as two of the four people are vegetarian and a third was mostly vegetarian. I can say that all three were pleasantly surprised by how many options were on the menu that were vegetarian and they were equally impressed by how good they tasted. Rusconi's offers more than your average everyday restaurant menu. The seating was a bit closer than I would like but given that this restaurant is hidden in a strip mall, I guess it was to be expected. We will definitely be going back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The experience was good. We will be going back and bringing friends or family.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the food, service and atmosphere! My husband and I had a great dining experience. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. We will definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, Rusconi's never disappoints; one of our very favorite places. The food is excellent and consistent; the servers are very attentive and knowledgeable. Cocktails are great. What more could I say!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Myself and my wife just moved to the area and thought we would give it a try for Sunday brunch, all I will say is fabulous,! we will be returning\nService was great, food was excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is awesome and the prices even better. Great place!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent neighborhood restaurant with great food and service. Always enjoy going there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food quality and presentation outstanding. Try the chilled avocado and cucumber soup as a starter.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have been to Rusconi's before and enjoyed it, so we checked out their Valentine's Day weekend specials and went on a Friday night. Great food and service, and the chocolate beignet dessert was outstanding. We'll be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A real gem in a strip mall. Great for people with discerning taste in food. A little loud on Friday and Saturday nights. Fun place to eat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Two couples celebrating anniversaries. Attentive wait staff; outstanding food recommendations; quality of food is excellent. Terrific wine list. We highly recommend Rusconi's!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place for brunch. Numerous versions of eggs benedict on menu - all excellent. Bloody marys to start you off are delicious. Staff very friendly and helpful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What can I say, another really great meal. I had the duck breast, my wife the tenderloin medallions. Both entres were superb. Dessert of chocolate bread pudding, the best. The service excellent. Nothing not to like. 5 stars all around.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My compliments to the chef, the presentation was good, the flavor of the food was outstanding! Our waiter was friendly. To the owner, your portions on everything was small (reminds me of the commercial where the customer gets his plate and there's hardly anything on it). I shouldn't have to order a second dinner to make sure that I'm not leaving your restaurant hungry. I will tell my friends that the food was delicious, but warn them to eat something before you go there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was excellent. Well prepared and met or surpassed expectations. Waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. We'll definitely be back for dinner and for what sounds like a very good happy hour. Small place, was full, but service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always enjoy the food and service at Rusconi's. I especially enjoy their seafood dishes, appetizers, and desserts.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved our first dining experience at this restaurant. Everything was perfect except for one thing. I don't like to have my silverware on a reused placement that can't be cleaned. I'd like to see them either using tablecloths or putting the silverware on the napkin instead of the placement. I watched and they don't clean the placemats off after each use!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my first time at Rusconi's and I will definitely be back! Food was delicious. I had a wonderful salad with pears, the salmon for the main course and to top it off the sinfully delicious bread pudding. Staff were pleasant and overall great value for what I thought was a very reasonably priced meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and service once again. Try to take advantage of the happy hour 4-6!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Introducing all my friends to my new favorite restaurant! Great presentation, well executed with excellent service. Save room for dessert - some night I may go and just eat my way through the dessert list! Have never had the same thing twice yet and no complaints on any dish!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everyone's meal was excellent flavor and unique. The wait staff - Fritz - was very attentive and helpful. Was a great place to have our birthday celebration.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've never been disappointed here. The food, the service, the ambience, all are first rate. I went with a friend for Christmas Eve with the 3 course fixed price menu. It was flawless.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We can't say enough good things about our experiences here (been here twice). One would never know that a fine dining experience awaits them at this unpretentious (but VERY gourmet and stylish) locale. The food is as good as it gets, and will satisfy even the most discerning gourmand. Being a foodie, I have tried different dishes each time (and share with my dining companion), and we are always amazed at the fresh, distinct flavors that enliven the palate. The service is VERY attentive and we never felt 'forgotten' - even thought they were busy both times. We feel privileged that we don't have to travel far (live nearby) to get treated to a 5 star meal (that won't break the bank for what you get). If your desire is for a truly impeccable dining experience - you can't beat Rusconi's!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Other times I've dined here were wonderful - this time, not so much. The service was spotty, a lot of people running around but no one paying attention. The duck special was out half way through the dinner service. The food was mechanically well-prepared but lacked sparkle. It was noisy at first, but the noise level improved as the evening wound down. \n\nI would still recommend this place to friends, just not on a Saturday night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Just an all around superb dining experience. Great food, supreme service and a bistro like \nfeel has Rosconi's at the top of our list. Even received a follow up call from the restaurant \ninquiring about our satisfaction and welcoming us back. No even my doctor does that.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent mussels and salmon. I loved the fried cilantro garnish on the salmon. Bread pudding was delish.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice dining gem in the area, I would recommend it to anyone. Entrees are always cooked perfectly and great drinks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We decided to go based on Trip Advisor reviews. So glad we did. From the minute we arrived we were greeted with enthusiasm and passion! Food and wines only matched the wonderful experience. Had fillet medallions with truffle mac and cheese that were cooked to perfection. All four in our group gave rave reviews and we are still talking about our experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Menu had good variety, not overwhelming but several options that will sound great. Service was best we experienced in Scottsdale and/or Pheonix.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent service and food. Very different options beautifully plated and prepared as good as any meal I have had in a long time. Will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had brunch with a friend on Sunday. It was our first Rusconi's visit. The Benedict, pancakes and mimosas were delicious. Shane, our server, was great. She was all smiles and accommodated our tweaks to the menu with grace. Can't believe I've lived in the 'hood for over a year and didn't know about this place. Can't wait to go back and try Happy Hour and dinner!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a great experience, and this lunch was no exception. Burger was exceptional but side salad was truly uninspired.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great variety on the menu, very reasonably priced! Great ideas from the chef to have something to please most palates!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was a little skeptical when I found out it was in a strip mall, but it doesn't have that feel at all when you step inside. Our waiter, Rex, took great care of us and his recommendations were on point. It was neat to watch the chef check every dish to make sure it was prepared to perfection and they were. Very enjoyable and very affordable for what you get. Would definitely recommend it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rusconi's amazed me simply because each dish was fabulous - they delivered on each promise!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food. Love the sauces. Service was wonderful. I would love to see a Caesar salad or wedge on the menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took family members for a special occasion and found the entrée offerings and the selected entrée outstanding. The preparation was superb. Their special salad offered for the evening was outstanding. Our out of town family guests want to come back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and all the good things they say about this establishment are true- the food is amazing! Well presented plates that are as delicious as they are pretty to look at! Dined as 2 couples and everyone had an appetizer/ entree and dessert and shared them around- everything was delicious! The salmon with blackberry sauce and the tenderloin atop truffled Mac-n-cheese were standouts! Our cocktails were creative and refreshing and service was friendly and attentive- Chef Rusconi even stopped by our table near the end of our meal to say hello and ask about our experience- this is our new favorite restaurant- will definitely return!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

WOW! Some of the best food I've eaten - just Fantastic! Having never been there my expectations were low since it's right next to a Panda Express....but WOW! (Have I said that?)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rusconi's is a great, refreshing neighborhood addition to Paradise Valley and this mini mall. It is refined, upbeat; has great service and most importantly, the food is really delicious. Isn't that what counts? For a busy place (I've been there for lunch on a weekday and dinner on a Friday night), they didn't even kick us out after we long finished our dinner and chatted for a while. Now that's a real classy place. And, I don't mean pricey either. I felt like this was a special place to get away, have a great meal and spend time with my husband and good friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had the short rib special which was very good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you are looking forward to consistent food and good service, Rusconi's is the place. The menu is diversified and so there is something for everyone. The staff is very friendly and attentive, but not in an obtrusive way. We have visited 3 times and plan to go back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent service and a wonderful meal! What more can you ask for!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rusconi's was a solid choice for dinner - in particular, the Tenderloin steak on Mac and Cheese was tender and properly cooked. Good deals on wine and overall a good value for money.\n\nThe charcuterie appetizer was less successful, but still tasty. Chocolate bread pudding was good for 2 to split - it would have been too much for one.\n\nService was attentive and friendly, in the 'hi my name is ....' fashion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always great food and genuinely friendly staff. Brian was our waiter and did a great job!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rusconi's lives up to the hype. The food is delicious and the service was great. The portions are on the smaller side, but enough to satisfy you with an appetizer and a meal. Don't let the curb appeal fool you. Once you enter the restaurant, it has great atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First, being located between the Panda Express and Corleone's Cheese steak shop at the Paradise Gateway is just a hoot and curious example of 'juxtaposition.' When the street side awning is down, you might never know this awesome restaurant is there.\n\nSecond, once inside you see the smartly decorated interior and bar area with flat screen tv on the wall displaying sports and think 'Oh, sports bar, pub grub' kind of place with small tables and banquette seating. The interior noise level, of which many are sensitive to is moderately high as diners start to fill the tables, but it's not so much that a regular conversation can't be done. Our guest described it as 'the restaurant sounds busy and alive.'\n\nThird, you get the dinner menu and your mind is blown again. Pan seared scallops, lamb rack, tenderloin topped with foie? That's just the mains we ordered, along with the chilled avocado cucumber soup, grilled melon arugula salad and another house special salad. There was absolutely no fault with any of the dishes, whether wait time, presentation or execution. The people in the kitchen on Sunday night brought their A game.\n\nService was extremely nice. Recommendation of the night's special and the 'heat' in certain dishes were nicely made. Attentive service, but not intrusive. Never felt ignored or neglected.\n\nThis was our second visit, the first was to try them during AZ Restaurant Week last month. After that experience, we had to come back to this great restaurant to make sure it wasn't a fluke due to a prix fixe menu, and it wasn't.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful food! I can't pass up the Mac & Cheese (and I don't like mac & cheese) \nHad a great waiter, Taylor, that made the evening even more fun.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been here several times, and the food is outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Met an old friend for lunch at Rusconi's. The service was flawless, and the food was delicious. Since I'd had a recent birthday we ordered dessert, and the dark chocolate bread pudding was remarkable in both flavor and texture. I'm excited to discover a restaurant of such quality within walking distance of my house.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Over time Rusconi's has become a favorite. The menu is good and the food quality is always consistent. We chose to go there for the first night of Arizona Restaurant week. We managed to get a reservation on short notice and the place was busy and noisy but the food and service was great. Can't go wrong with the restaurant week deal either. I had the beef and my wife had the fish. Both were great as were both of the desserts which was a choice of budino or beignets.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was my son's 34th Birthday and of course we chose one of our favorite dining spots for lunch. There were only 2 servers for the entire lunch service. Needless to say, service was slow and we had to ask for the check. But, the worst of it was that our meal was not up to expectations that had been created by previous wonderful meals. My pork sandwich had nearly no meat but my daughters sandwich had plenty of fat! One whole half of the sandwich was all fat. No meat. This sandwich was highly recommended by our server, when we actually saw him. My son's salmon entree was delicious as usual. We did tell our server about the fat and I will add that we saw the chef poking at the plate and when the bill came, the sandwich was deleted from the total. Nice move on the chef's part. This situation was remedied by giving us a discount, but the celebration was marred by a sub-par meal, we went away hungry and that was a disappointment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

All 4 in our party loved their meals. The Arizona Benedict was 5 star, special was a seafood Benedict -excellent also. The Bananas Foster pancakes were really sweet and delicious. Coffee was great, seasonal creme brulee, dark chocolat was awesome.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our second visit. We will be back. I had the shrimp and grits appetizer; would drive across the state to have another one. All our food was great!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I most appreciated the low level of background noise during lunch. It was nice not to have to shout during conversation. Atmosphere is just right.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was outstanding. Craig our server took great care of us. Wonderful, casual dining venue. Michael, the owner and chef, came out and chatted with us. Turns out we are all from suburbs close to each other in Chicago. Small world. The restaurant is in a strip mall and would be easily missed if you did not know how wonderful it is. Would highly recommend it, appetizer to dessert, everything was excellent. Try the scallops, best ever!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rusconis is one of our very favorite restaurants. The food is perfection and the service is outstanding .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have diner here a number of times before and it was my pick for Father's Day. My in-laws also loved it. Fritz was great. One of the best waiters we have had in a long time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding! This is truly a gem of a restaurant! Highly recommend!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love Rusconi's. Every time I visit it is an enjoyable experience. The food and service is outstanding and the ambiance is perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food at Rusconi's is always top notch. The short rib appetizer is to die for.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A very nice and interesting restaurant. The food and menu was very innovative and much better than the 'standard stuff' normally found at most restaurants. Our server (Taylor) was quite friendly, knowledgeable, and a good conversationalist. He was a real 'plus' to the whole dining experience. Taylor's menu recommendations were most helpful. The menu had something for everyone and none of the meals were too 'heavy'. It all tasted fresh, the portions were the right size for everyone, and even the sides were delicious. The presentations were all well plated. Two of us had the scallops with sides of Brussel sprouts done with bacon crumbles. The other 2 diners had the tenderloin medallions served with homemade mac and cheese. It was all wonderful. We'll definitely go again. Don't be put off by the location in a 'strip mall'. Once you enter the restaurant itself, it is very clean, modern, and roomy. There is lots of room between each table and the bar area is inviting and well-stocked.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent 'neighborhood' restaurant. One of the best meals we've had out recently. Great menu and desserts are yummy!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have mixed feelings about this restaurant. Did not like that someone had to sit in a chair facing the comfy bench seating. My mussels, though tasty, we're very small, few in numbers and put on top of a huge slice of toast, which just became a soggy, inedible mess. The dessert was top notch and my husband enjoyed his lamb. However, for $29.00 the portion should have been much larger. I think for the nice place they are trying to project, to have the waiters in dress shirts and jeans was just not appropriate. This was a gift dinner and far from our home, so, we did decide we would not make the trip back again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waited about 20 minutes before we were served our drink order of beer and wine. Love the food!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoy Rusconi's as a special dining experience. We would come more often if (a) the menu varied more and (b) there were more vegetarian entree choices.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The cocktails and food are both done very well here. Terrific blends of textures and flavors in the main dishes, and the cocktails are stiff yet delicious.\n\nOur server doted especially on a return guest dining next to us, to our detriment, as we had to wait on him to get around to us...and wait...etc. Not overly bad service, but a disappointing detail to an otherwise good meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing restaurant. Food was excellent. Met the chef and is was so nice

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place a bit pricey but worth it. Two people 2 drinks with tip $120.00 but worth it. Food was like art.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed everything about our dinner experience. Fritz, our waiter, was helpful and a real joy. We liked meeting the chef. The food and drink were great. By the time we left we had already agreed we would come for brunch soon and for dinner again before too long.\n\nYou are doing a great job!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Don't let the strip mall fool you. There's fabulous food, service, wine and fun lurking inside Rusconi's. And the prices are very reasonable compared to most high-end places, even in smaller cities.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent in every way. Food, service, ambience. A great surprise.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous neighborhood spot.. Terrific service. Good date night spot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We visit this restaurant about once every 3 months. Always very good food, service and atmosphere. Fun to watch the kitchen work from the dining area. Its popular, so make reservations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our go to restaurant! Love the relaxed but upbeat atmosphere, friendly waitstaff, the aromas and of course the food is delicious! Very consistent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great night out as expected. The food was great. The service was outstanding.\nThink my wife's Salmon is to die for.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We absolutely loved Rusconi's American Grill and will no doubt be back often. The food was amazing. The service was over the top. The only thing is that my husband and I like a little more intimate seating...less open. But, it really made no difference as the food and the service shined above any anxiety we may have had. We can't wait to go back...great experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What an experience! My wife and I were celebrating a friend's birthday (and the friend's husband was there as well). The ambiance was exceptional. Our waiter was playful and very knowledgeable. He answered a lot of our questions and explained some of the dishes in a very understandable dialect. Once we ordered, our food looked great and tasted even better! We had a variety of appetizers, entrees and even desserts. And the bottle of wine the waiter suggested with dinner was perfect! It was a most enjoyable evening all around. A special thank you to the Rusconi family!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Don't be fooled by the strip mall location. The food, service (Tyler is THE BEST), and atmosphere are all STELLAR! Can't wait to come back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Chef Rusconi's seasonal menu always keeps you guessing which treasure you will discover next. The Veal tenderloin with sweet potatoes was cooked to perfection. I always enjoy the simple and delicious grilled Asparagus with quail egg and bacon reduction. Rich and delicious. \n\nThe kitchen will accommodate any dietary restrictions and make suggestions should it be necessary. \n\nWill be back soon once again...! Derek and Kristin

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were in town for a conference. We had several good meals around Phoenix. Rusconi's was as good as any and better than most, so good, we returned for a second meal our last night in town. We did not have any alcohol. We did enjoy delicious desserts. Rex provided us with great service and enhanced our overall dinning experience. The restaurant is located in a shopping center; so, if you are looking for a great view and unique ambiance, this is not your place. If you are looking for a great meal and great service at about half the price of restaurants that have the great views and unique ambiance, this might be your best option.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rusconi's is not your average restaurant by any measure. They operate on a professional level that I have never encountered before. This includes their servers, chefs, and hostess up front. The food is, again, done to such a professional level that I just haven't seen before. The meat was cooked to perfection, the presentation was flawless, and the flavors were just amazing. I didn't know a dining experience could be like this. I was extremely impressed by the skill and execution of the chefs, waiters, and everyone else working there. Very impressive and worth the money for sure to dine there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food, wine, ambiance, décor, etc. is absolutely great. Its not over the top but just a very comfortable neighborhood dining restaurant that we frequent as often as we can. We have never had a less than excellent experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great. It has high ceilings and low tables which made it very loud and hard to carry a conversation. We'd go back on an off night to sit at the bar by the entry where it seemed much more intimate.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The green chili pork sandwich melted in my mouth. I loved that it was not noise and I could hear my companion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We brought an out-of-town friend who used to live in the area. She is very much a foodie and was extremely impressed. This place never disappoints!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always Excellent! My Salmon was perfect! My Wife and Daughter had their usual Medallions of Beef with White Truffle Mac and Cheese. Perfectly prepared! Favorite Spot!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every part our meal was so distinctive! From the home grown grilled peaches and Amish blue cheese fritters on our salad to the fruity cous cous bed for the 'oh so moist' roasted chicken to the Meyer lemon custard boudino. We will definitely return!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is excellent, service is excellent. This place is definitely a favorite for my wife and I.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding waiter, made recommendations and was familiar with the seasonings of each dish we inquired about. Food was as advertised, very well plated to be attractive as well as tasty. From appetizer (server suggested sharing it) to outstanding desserts it was a great experience for such a non-pretentious restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food that was well presented. They coped well with the volume of customers and food came out quickly. Service was good but not exceptional. \nA very noisy venue so not good for relaxed conversation

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our group met here for our closing meeting for the school year. We had a delightful meal with fabulous service. The restaurant is comfortable and attractive, the waiter was friendly and attentive, and the food delicious. Definitely a must go to spot in the area.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

I went to this place today for Mother's Day, took my mom there, it seems like they were not prepared, first off we ordered drinks/ Pine apple Express, they said they were out! And they took for ever to get are drinks, then for appetizers/starters we order the house smoked salmon, guess what? Yup they were out of that too. Then for our main course we wanted to order the house smoked salmon with poached eggs and lemon dill hollandaise, they were out of that too! we've also noticed a peace of hair in food, the chefs were not wearing a chefs hat. I've never been into a restaurant that was out of drinks/ starters or main course. That was the first and the last time at Rusconies!!!\n\nI will never go back there again!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were visiting Phoenix from California and saw a review of Rusconi's on PBS . The food looked interesting and nicely done, so we made a reservation for the next night, a friday. The place was full with a line at the door but our reservation got us seated immediately. The dishes are creative and perfectly cooked, important for scallops and pork loin. The staff are exceptional, somehow finding time to chat and answer questions in a relaxed way. The chef and his wife were cruising the floor, chatting up diners and are very charming. The venue is adequate but not anything special, the food is excellent, and, there is a lot of excellent food in the world, but the staff's friendliness made the occasion memorable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Upscale Bistro feel with great food, good wine list, and outstanding service. Took Mom for Mother's Day and had great salads, pork and beef tenderloins, and empanadas with fruit and ice cream for dessert. The restaurant called to confirm our reservation and even called the next day to thank us for dining with them. How often does a restaurant do that??? See ya soon Rusconi's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent meal at Rusconi's The scallops were outstanding. The service was very attentive by the whole staff, not just our waiter. This is our first visit to the restaurant, and we will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The scallops are always fabulous!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything we tried was delicious and our server was friendly and attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

You never go wrong here. Reliably high quality food and service. It's EASILY the best restaurant in the area.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food and service is excellent. Good overall value. Great for couples or small groups.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our third time here. Wish it were closer to Surprise. We'd be there at least once a week. We just love this restaurant. This time we tried the shrimp and grits appetizer. I had the duck special and my husband had the lamb. Every morsel of the entire meal was so delicious we were tempted to lick our plates. It was our anniversary and our excellent waiter, Taylor, feted us with the chocolate bread pudding. Another culinary delight. This amazing food is so reasonably priced, we almost can't believe it. We are so impressed with chef Michael Rusconi. He is very visible and shows how much he cares about the food he serves that he personally inspects each dish before it is delivered to your table. We are so glad we found this place.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Oh my goodness where do I begin!?? This place is fantastic! I had the filet medallions. Probably the best filet I have ever had! My husband ordered the scallops, they were prepared perfectly as well, and truly melted in your mouth! The presentation of all the meal's at our table was lovely, I'm not one to take photos of my food, but I just had to at the establishment!\nIf you are going to Phoenix, this is a must stop for you. Do not be turned off by the strip mall location, once you walk inside you will see why! Lovely décor and excellent service! I will be back the next time I am in PHX!\n\n*They even called me the next day to make sure I had a great dining experience! Who does that?! Excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I had both the salad special and the entree special. I found them to both be quite inspired. The salad was a tomato, cucumber and goat cheese stacked salad. Very fresh, complex, complete. The grouper entree was unlike anything I've ever had - really wonderful.\nDesserts were excellent and house made - way beyond your run of the mill varieties. \nMy friends didn't care for their dishes as much as I did. But I thought mine was great.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Mac and cheese is killer. Wine special was great. Delicious beef tenderloin/Mac n cheese/veggies. \nThe creme brûlée smores was just the right size and tasty. Would have liked a bit more brûlée on top. \nOur group of friends will all be back!\nAnd Fritz gave us excellent service. He made out evening fun!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Found this place because of trip advisor and it did not disappoint. Food was incredible from the main entree to the sides. Having the chocolate bread pudding and Brie cheesecake is a must.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Whether you are celebrating or just want a good meal full of flavor and cooked with care, this is your place. From a great burger to seafood cooked perfectly there is always something for everyone.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was wonderful. Could not find one thing wrong with anything!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The restaurant is small and tables crowded but a cool place. \nThe patio is not really a patio as it has only a few tables near the parking lot. \nFood was very good --best medallions in a long time.\nOur service was less than mediocre and this sort of ruined the experience for us!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We saw great reviews on this resturant and they are all well deserved. The salmon was exceptional as well as the sandwiches. I am looking forward to going back. The service was attentive and prompt.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It was very good, far surpassed my expectations. Staff was very friendly, wine was great, and the bread pudding was completely amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Loved everything! Shrimp and grits rivaled the best in NOLA

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was the first visit to Rusconi's for my wife and I . We loved the food and we were particularly impressed with the neighborhood atmosphere of the experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Got our 4-top and was soon thereafter greeted by our waiter, Fritz. Before I get to the food, let me just say, Fritz really completed the experience. Super friendly, very helpful with our questions, and of course, impeccable with his level of service and attention.\n\nPork Osso Bucco - Cooked to perfection with the meat falling off the bone. The spaetzle was interesting, and something I've never had. The flavor on it's own didn't add much, as it was clearly the 'starch' component which worked well with soaking up the sauce. The prickly pear braised red cabbage, was great. Slightly sweet with a bit of a tang to it, paired so well with the pork.\n\nGrilled Salmon - Top notch, coming from Seattle natives who have had their fair share of Salmon. Cooked very well, still very moist, with a super tasty blackened crust to it. Fingerling potatoes and veggies along side rounded out another excellent dish.\n\nBeef Tenderloin Medallions - MRequested it be cooked medium and it was perfectly pink in the middle. The truffle mac & cheese...I could have eaten a (huge) bowl of that all by itself and been happy. So rich yet didn't seem heavy. Amazing.\n\nRoasted Chicken Salad - The greens were fresh, the strawberries looked great, the mango was a little tart (preferred for a salad like this), and the cheese/almonds/dressing rounded things out nicely.\n\nSo the main courses were, in a word, amazing. But then, there was dessert.\n\nDark. Chocolate. Bread. Pudding. I was upset that I chose to share it with my son. The berries on the side were light and fresh, and complimented the chocolate flavors perfectly. The sauce, I could have sipped from a glass like a fine liqueur. I hate to say in fear of overusing the word, but it really was amazing.\n\nSo to sum things up:\n\nDrinks - Amazing\nEntrees - Amazing\nDessert - Amazing\nFritz - Amazing\n\nI can't recommend Rusconi's enough, and will be sure to visit again if/when we return to AZ!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We had a reservation and were seated at the first table inside the door. Asked if we could move and were told the other tables were reserved. There was an empty table a few down that we asked if we could have. They said it was needed to make a 6 top in a few minutes. 15 minutes later it was sat as a 2 top. Hostess was rude and unaccomodating. \n\nOur server seemed to be rushing us out. Drinks came out 2 minutes before our food. \n\nGood food and great neighborhood restaurant, but won't come back if the service doesn't improve. Not worth it for the price.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great go-to spot for fantastic and CONSISTENT great dishes - and IMPECCABLE service

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food. Consistant. Wonderful service.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Fresh ingredients, balanced flavors, and perfectly sized portions. Our new favorite go to.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Owner inspects every dish before it leaves the kitchen. Server was so nice and also helpful in giving tips on how to get the most flavor out of every bite. Everything was fabulous. It was our first time and we will be back soon!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Second visit. Two great meals. Both times we opted for the Chef's special and did not make a mistake. We will be back soon! The service was very good. Fritz looked after us. Michael Rusconi checked in as well. Very pleasant staff. It is a joy to eat there.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Service is awesome, as is the food. Everything is consistently excellent, and so we return again and again and again....

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great server. Great food! The atmosphere was good. Did not feel rushed to finish our meal. Small relaxing space.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My wife and I were visiting friends in Surprise, AZ and while we were there, I decided to meet for dinner with an old friend we hadn't seen for about 45 years -- since college. He was also best man at our wedding. Our Surprise friends didn't have any good suggestions for where to meet for dinner and neither did my friend who lived in Tempe, AZ. I searched the web to find a spot not too inconvenient for our travel. I happened to find Rusconi's American Kitchen. It had good reviews and looked simple to find. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside it's a serious dining place. We picked a table back in the corner to give us some privacy while we caught up on 45 years of living. The waiter was very friendly and patient with us, while we chatted away. Even though we were having a great time catching up, we could not help but notice the great food we were being served. We started by splitting a special shrimp and crab cake appetizer along with the fondue. Both were excellent. Two of us had the scallops and they were the best I'd ever had. My wife had the Osso Buco, and it melted in her mouth. We also shared an excellent bottle of Pinot Gris from Willamette Valley, and we finished up the meal by splitting their dark chocolate bread pudding, which was also fantastic. All-in-all, it turned out to be the perfect place for our little reunion. Definitely would recommend it to anyone who wants a special meal.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had Sunday brunch here. The crab cakes Benedict were delicious. This was our second visit to Rusconi's. The first was for dinner. Both times the food and service were outstanding. The quality of the food is a 10 but the prices are very moderate. We will be back and have recommended the restaurant to many friends. You won't be disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Outstanding service! Yummy food!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We were a party of 5 on a Friday evening. When only one person got the salad they had ordered,we notified the waiter. Then they brought a salad for a second person. We then pointed out that no one else got their salads. A third round of salads finally came. Then for dessert, we ordered one for a birthday celebrant, and 2 others. They charged us for all 3. I expected the manager to comp us for such shoddy service by taking some thing off our bill. Nothing. This was my 4th and last time to visit.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This is already a popular place, so, if you can, go on a Monday or Tuesday AND make reservations. We had four adults who all have a right to be food snobs. We all had different main courses and we were all very pleased with the the chef's talent for innovative, fresh food and presentation.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We arrived at about 8:30 on a Friday night and the place was hopping. The noise level was quite energetic too. Our waiter appeared quickly and brought our drinks and took our order. We kept it simple and just ordered main dishes. As it was so busy, the kitchen was quite backed up, and taking quite a long time. The manager was keeping a close eye on the dining room and we were served salads that we didn't order. The manager came over and apologized for the delay in service and offered the complementary salads as an apology. Very classy. The salads were delicious and our dinner, when it arrived, was delicious as well. We will go back, but probably during the week.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Short menu is always a plus. Prices seemed fair, and presentation was great. Service was wonderful, and witty humored. Had a great time with my dinner date.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We had a couple of communication errors with the waiter due to the noise level. He initially missed one entree that we ordered, and one item which we understood from him to be included with the meal turned out to be a side dish that cost $12. However, we were offered a free dessert to make up for the confusion. The food was quite good and aside from the aforementioned communication problems, the waiter provided good service. We will try again for lunch when the noise level may be lower.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Went here based on reviews. Not quite as good as what the reviews would lead you to believe. Food and service were good. Unusual and creative menu. A bit pricey.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My wife & I learned of this restaurant via TripAdvisor and enjoyed our dining experience so much, we returned for a second visit during our week's stay in Phoenix for the Royals Spring Training games. \nThis restaurant and staff ( especially our server Brian) will be on our itinerary for future visits.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great local restaurant. Very professional service; food is great and not overwhelming. staff super nice and helpful; it's obvious the manager or owner is very involved.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Fresh foods prepared simply yet delicious. Good service, not pretentious, and reasonably priced.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Third time we have dined there and it was fantastic:)

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Rusconi's was recommended by our hotel which is nearby. Do not judge a book by its cover- as I initially did. We first had lunch- the food was so good, we decided to have dinner later last week. I even received a courtesy call from the restaurant the next day. Very classy. Highly recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The restaurant was recommended to us Those that recommended had only gone for lunch. We decided to give it a try. The food was very good. Our waiter made recommendations and I have to say he was right on.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I ordered the green chili Benedict. The sauce was very dark and heavy for a typical green chili dish. The fingerling potatoes that came with the dish were purple and regular in color. It made the whole plate dark, and not appetizing at all. My husband ordered the shrimp omelette. The shrimp were very tender and tasty. It seemed they used 2 eggs instead of the usual 3 eggs for the omelette, and they were not as fluffy as we have had at other restaurants.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Took my daughter and her boyfriend on Sunday morning for the brunch. I had huevos rancheros which was delicious. The only recommendation would be to add a dollop of sour cream to the plate. One of my guests had an egg's Benedict made with a touch of creamy balsamic. It looked wonderful, probably what I will have on my next visit. The lunch and dinner menu look just as appetizing. I'm new to the area and this was an unexpected treat to find this great neighborhood gem.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Pork Osso Bucco falls off the bone. It is delicious and the sides along with it- prickly pear cabbage and spaetzle pair wonderfully. Salmon and their truffle fries are both totally worth it. You would never guess how great this place is just by driving by, as it is in a strip mall next to Panda Express. We actually weren't sure we were going to the right place when we arrived, but inside the restaurant we were reassured. It is a warm atmosphere with excellent service. Hands down want to go back and try everything else on the menu!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One of our favorite places to go on special occasions. We also love to introduce guests to this great restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

My girlfriend and I, professionals in our late thirties, made a 7:45 reservation at Rusconi's on Open Table. We were finally seated at 8:10 and subsequently ignored by the servers for some time. They were audibly arguing about who would take our table. The server was friendly, but clearly didn't want anything to do with us. We were easily the youngest patrons in the restaurant. The food was fine: creative dishes, small portions, left hungry despite ordering four starters and two entrees to share between two skinny people. I bet this place was pretty good twenty years ago.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have been to Rusconi's a handful of times now and have been completely satisfied each time! We love the mussels as a shared appetizer. We ordered 2 between the 4 of us and it was perfect! Fish, meat, and salads along with some truffle fries, and our family is delighted again! The chocolate bread pudding is my favorite! The only complaint we have is that we smell like the wood fire oven when we leave, no matter where we sit in the restaurant. Better ventilation might help, but it hasn't stopped us so far. \nWe'll be back...

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The risotto and pork Osso Buco were excellent

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was super good, they were super nice. Even when I messed up my orders, they didn't make a big deal out of it and just asked me nicely what I wanted instead. And everything was super good.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have only recently discovered Rusconi's after seeing it featured on Check Please. We have since been there with friends for lunch, happy hour, and dinner and have been impressed each time with the quality of the food, its presentation, the friendly staff, and the ambience. We plan to make it a regular treat.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We really enjoyed our meal here! Our dishes (scallops, beef tenderloin) were creatively prepared, well-sized and delicious. The beef was of the highest quality and perfectly prepared. The atmosphere was pleasant, service was great and reasonably priced. We look forward to coming back! Monday night half priced wine was a nice surprise.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

ordered the salmon, portion was much smaller than usual.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was great and our server I believe his name was Fritz was fantastic highly recommend

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The Posole was delicious, especially on a cold day like today. Just enough heat for flavor but not too spicy. Highly recommend the Green Chile Pork sandwich - the bread was soft and the pork was tender and very tasty. Will definitely go back again

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day at little early by going on the Friday evening before the big day. Rex was our server and like every other server we have had there, he was great. Rex was super knowledgeable about the menu, the wine list and attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant offered a Sweetheart's Menu but we were compelled to stick with a couple of our favorite entrees: Tenderloin with Mac and Cheese for him and (the world's most fabulous) scallops for me. Before our entrees we shared a grilled pear and arugula salad and for dessert we had the chocolate creme brulee. It was all marvelous. Love this place!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We were very impressed with our server, Craig. He went above and beyond to exceed our expectations. He found out just the way we like our cocktails and then asked to bartender to put them together that way.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Unlike previous dinners at Rusconi's, we did not enjoy our experience on Feb 14. \n\nIt all started with a bad table in a corner at the back by the exit door. Because it was Valentine's Day, I had booked the table 6 weeks ago. I noted that we were bringing out-of-town friends and requested a nice table. It didn't happen.\n\nNext disappointment came with the lukewarm lobster bisque after my wife had specifically asked that her soup be served super hot. After sending it back, she finally got the reheated soup (which still wasn't hot) when the rest of our party had finished their appetizers. I had the beef short rib risotto, it was tasty but not hot either. My wife found her sea bass entree to be bland and in need of basic seasoning. Given the restaurant served only a limited Valentine's dinner menu (6 appetizers, 5 entrees & 3 desserts), why weren't the dishes up to par?\n\nThe incident that marred our evening was when the bus girl dropped dirty cutlery on my wife's jacket when clearing the plates. She didn't think it was a big deal until my wife started wiping off the mess with a wet cloth and brought it to her attention. All she said was 'my bad'. Another person came by to apologize followed by the General Manager who went on about giving us his card, taking clothes to dry cleaner and calling him to follow up. We found this annoying. After all, my wife didn't come for dinner on Valentine's Day to create work for herself by chasing Tom for a $10 dry cleaning bill! A more appropriate/appeasing gesture would be to offer a complimentary glass of wine.\n\nThe final straw was being served lukewarm/stale coffee. I had to send back 2 bad cups before finally served a fresh-brewed coffee.\n\nOur experience was a bust thanks to the restaurant's lack of quality control. We used to consider Rusconi's one of our favourite restaurants in Phoenix but were totally disappointed tonight. We will not be returning to or recommending Rusconi's any time soon.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Could not get a reservations for Valentines Day so decided in a Friday night. Got together with friends. As usual, the staff was great, the food was superb and I do mean superb. This is one restaurant that you can expect to never have a bad meal at. Its reasonably priced for the quality of the menu. We go as many times as we can.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at Rusconi's with my sister and brother-in-law, both couples being foodies and people who seek out unique, but not over the top, dining. Rusconi's hit the nail on the head. Service was great, and meal was perfect on all scores. The osso bucco was done to perfection and the vegetarian bread pudding was consumed to the last crumb. The short rib special was well presented and a delight to the tastebuds. Desserts were the chocolate bread pudding and all would have licked their plates had it not been such bad manners. A lovely dinner and evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I wish they offered more for vegetarians. It's very limited.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Rusconi's is a little gem in our own backyard. The food is great, service outstanding and ambiance is impeccable. We recommend to our friends but not too many. We want to make sure we can get in:)

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were all little hesitant when we pulled up to Rusconi's in a strip mall. We all left feeling we would certainly go back and that we would certainly recommend this place to to others. The menu had great selections and some fantastic specials were offered too. The wine list was vast. Our waiter was excellent - I believe his name was Andrew. You could easily order an appetizer and a salad and be very happy. We split a few appetizers and all ordered a meal. I had the special- a sweeter version of a pork osso bucco- It was so good- I actually wish had more room in my stomach to eat more! The desserts were all so delicious! We finished off with some ice wine! Please give this a try when you are in Phoenix!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Good food, good service, nice ambiance. Will definitely be going back soon.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

This is a nice looking restaurant but the service we received was very poor. It took our waiter 20 min to retrieve our first drink order and he never did bring the appetizer we ordered. The food was not worth the price as both my steak and the scallops were overcooked. The second drink I ordered never did arrive. The waiter came back to our table 15 min after I ordered the drink to inform me the keg had blown. Chalk this one up as a loss

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

4th visit, consistently delicious food and great service. \nI LOVE the roasted chicken, scallops and the addictive chocolate bread pudding! \nI will make this a regular dining spot.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our reservations was at 7 on a Wednesday night. We where celebrating my wife's birthday. I was disappointed twice. All week I was looking forward to having the sea scallops and they where all out. That's ok I'll have the mussels instead and they where all out of those too. Not good! Options became limited so I had the duck and my wife had the salmon. The food was excellent and the desert was best we have had in a long time. Our cocktails where outstanding. Over all very good. Just so disappointed that you where out of sea scallops and mussels. The last guest should be able to order the same as the first guest. Next time I'll have to make reservations for happy hour.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Very loud if you are eating inside and it is busy. Loud enough I would question my going there again, but they also sat us by the kitchen. Food was fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our server was awesome! He ordered the filet for me and it was incredible! The dessert was The Chocolate Bread Pudding, fantastic!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Good food knowledgeable servers excellent pricing chef who cares

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I saw this place on the new episodes of Check Please on PBS. I was very excited to try it based on the reviews given by the guests on the show. A co-worker and I went for happy hour and I have to say I was less than impressed by the service we received. There is absolutely no customer service to speak of and the servers act like they're doing you a favor by waiting on you. My chocolate martini was horrible, probably the worst I've ever had. It was WAY too strong with no chocolate flavor and had three coffee beans floating in it (choking hazard anyone?) I decided to give it a second shot for dinner the following night in hopes that maybe our happy hour experience was just a fluke. Nope! I made a reservation on here and got there on time, however my dining partner was running late. Granted my reservation was at 6:15 and my partner didn't arrive until 7, you should never treat a customer the way I was treated. They told me when I arrived that I could sit at the bar and wait for my friend. I ordered a glass of wine and while sitting at the bar overheard the bar tender and one of the services talking badly about a customer and laughing among themselves about how stupid the customer was basically. Then all of a sudden I get a tap on my shoulder and it's some guy in jeans and a sweater telling me 'I'm sorry but your reservation was at 6:15 so we can no longer honor it, we won't be able to accommodate you this evening' As it turns out this was the general manager and I can't even describe how rude he was. He didn't even introduce himself, just walked up to me and tapped me on the shoulder and told me basically that I couldn't eat there. I asked him if we could eat at the bar (others were) and he said 'well we MIGHT be able to get you a table when your other person arrives. About five minutes later my friend showed and and surprise surprise they had a table for us. I do not recommend this place. there are so many other places with better food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great atmosphere.\nWonderful and interesting presentation.\nDive often

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

In my first time to Phoenix I found Rusconi,\nand I am so glad I did. Ridiculously good food, good service, a little higher priced that expected at first, but after experience I see why. Worth the money for sure.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I have become a regular weekly guest at Rusconi's! I love that it is a 'hidden gem', yet always busy with people who truly appreciate good food & good wine...as well as great cocktails...the Carmelized pear martini is my favorite! I had the roasted chicken salad (think mango, strawberries, sliced almonds, mozzarella, & I add avocado) for dinner last night which has amazing flavor in every bite. I get it almost every week. I have also enjoyed the blackberry glazed salmon which is probably the best salmon I have eaten. And who doesn't love truffle & parmigiana French fries...perfect for sharing! My favorite dessert is the Budino of the Moment...last night it was espresso topped with salted caramel & blackberries...delicious & beautifully presented in a small jelly jar. I recommend trying Rusconi's!! Chef Michael is always engaging & gracious to all his guests.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Unlike a lot of Phoenix restaurants, Chef Michael has found a way to bring subtle southwest elements into the food by layering the Flavors and textures in a way that is truly artistically inspired without being pretentious. We had a wonderful meal beginning with a pork belly and including a twist on osso buco that melted in your mouth and a version of chocolate bread pudding. Too many inspired choices means we will make a point to go back to try more of the Chefs creations.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

We made a reservation for 6:45 arrived early, 6:45 came and went, several couples were sat ahead of us, once seated the meal took two hours.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends. The food was enjoyed by all. The seating was comfortable. The only complaint was the waiter was less than attentive. A bit slow all around. Definitely will go back though. I enjoy this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Nicely varied menu with generous portions. Food excellently prepared and presented. Pork Osso Buco tender and juicy. Nice wine list with reasonable pricing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

After finding Rusconi's on tripadvisor as the #1 restaurant it was worth trying while in town. Two locals and my son and I entered on a Sunday evening, we got there a little early for our reservation, they were not flustered at all. Sunday they have a great wine special getting a bottle half price, our server's recommendation passed the test of three difficult wine tastes so much we had a second bottle. All our entries, the duck, tenderloin, scallops, and osso bucco were excellent. Dessert was also outstanding. My local friends will be back for sure, if you are in the area for sure add it to your list.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had our doubts when we pulled up to Rusconi's but were delighted we chose it. We were in Scottsdale for 4 days and this was our favorite. The service and food were outstanding. It is a very good value as well. They had half price appetizers and wine in the bar for happy hour. Worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We always know the food is going to be 'top drawer' and that is what brings us back again and again. The service personnel are always timely, friendly and knowledgeable. It's a popular place, and the only drawback is that conversations can be hard to hear at peak dining hours.\nBut that will never keep us away - this place is 'our' restaurant. : )

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Best food in Phoenix at very reasonable prices. We love Rusconi's!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was our first shot here and we were pleasantly surprised. I will be back, I feel the value was good and the food was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

love this place, it is my default setting for 'where shall we have dinner?' when it is on the menu, have their green chili mac and cheese...should be their signature dish. great chicken and salmon. just all around great, innovative food with a flair.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food. Lovely presentation. Always exceptional.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We waited over an hour and half for our charcuterie appetizer. Surprisingly, no one even acknowledged it was late, or apologized for the delay. When you order a cocktail AND a bottle of wine and are practically finished with both before your appetizer gets there, someone should acknowledge. Luckily, food still good. I will think twice before going back, however.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Don't be fooled by the location of this gem of a restaurant. If you have yet to dine at this establishment you are really missing out!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Rusconi's menu has the standard beef, chicken and fish fare. The food was well prepared with good sauces. The meat was high quality - I had the medallions and they were excellent. My wife had scallops and she ate them all - she rarely finishes a restaurant meal.\n\nThey have a good wine list and a bar menu with a few signature cocktails. \n\nThe ambiance was nice, though it gets cool at night in Phoenix and the patio doors open to the restaurant, making the front dining area near the bar very cool.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We enjoyed an excellent meal at a fair price. The service was out of this world. Highly recommend the salmon - the braised cabbage and truffle fries weren't bad either!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent food with layers of flavors, great ingredients, good variety of menu selections. Wait staff fun, friendly, and professional. Follow-up call on lost item was prompt and much appreciated.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Took the family out to this highly rated local place...not fancy, not frilly-just honest, good food and service. Everyone loved their meals-we had burger, scallops, tenderloin just to name a few. Very good wine list and server was attentive and atmosphere was very nice. We love the open kitchen and ambiance of the place. Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My husband and I went for A midweek, tired of cooking dinner, at Rusconi's. The waiter was on top of things and the food was excellent. I had the mussels which were exceptionally tasty. Dessert was worth it, trust me. I love that I can carry on a conversation with my husband in a place that still lively and popular.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We are Canadians, and only in Phoenix for a week. We looked up 'where to eat in Phoenix' and found Rusconi's was rated #1 of Phoenix's restaurants. We set our GPS and found it, a little tricky as it is in a corner of a strip mall, and deceiving store front facade. But the minute we walked in, we knew we had made the right decision! Friendly, fun servers, food was so creative and delicious and the entire atmosphere was welcoming and enjoyable. Definitely our #1 pick for restaurants anywhere, not just in Phoenix! This restaurant will be incentive to return to Phoenix!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have been to Rusconi's several times and have found it to be excellent. \nOur food was outstanding and service was exceptional. We can understand why it is rated as one of Phoenix's best restaurants.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A fellow golfer recommended this restaurant and it was excellent. This was our first time in The area so we were looking for some recommendations and Rusconi's did not disappoint. It was busy (Friday night) and we were glad we had a reservation. Wide selection of food and very good.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We always enjoy an evening at Rusconi's! It's tops on our list!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had a great dining experience. The food was absolutely amazing. Our waiter was very attentive. We will for sure be back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The service is outstanding, just like the food. It is well prepared, creative and tasty. There is something on the menu for everyone. If you like scallops, they are the best. I saw salmon that looked just as good and they are masters of risotto, which can either be boring or outstanding. We had the special risotto of the day, it was delicious.Enjoy!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

One of the specials was a deconstructed lamb ravioli. The description intrigued me, so I ordered it with considerable anticipation. The presentation met expectations, but upon rolling back the pasta, the 'meat' resembled waste I wouldn't feed my dog. With suitable fawning, the staff prepared a replacement, but it too fell short. The ravioli filling had the appearance of roast scrapes leveraged into an additional use. To say the least, I found the dish disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our server was amazing and I can't say enough about Chef Michael and how talented he is we have dined at Rusconis before and each time we visit it always exceeds our expectations. We are looking forward to our next dining experience in the near future.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

These was an awesome find. Don't let the mall location fool you. This is some serious good eats. The blackberry glazed salmon was the best I've ever eaten. I'm from the Pacific Northwest so I know good salmon. The cocktails were inventive and delicious. The service was great and one of my friends commented that the waiter was seriously sexy.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My family and I ate here last Friday and had a fantastic meal. The food was delicious and well presented. The service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

What a great find! We heard about Rucsoni's and finally tried it. Now we can't wait to go back! Perfect for foodies, date night, casual girls night out, anything!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was not our first and definitely won't be our last dinner at Rusconi's. It is so good we find ourselves longing for the next time we can dine here. Food, atmosphere, and service are beyond reproach. If you are looking for a great dinner that is reasonable for what you are getting (creative dishes, local fresh ingredients, and attentive service) make your way to Rusconi's today!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great food with depth of flavored.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The mussels and the chocolate bread pudding are what keep me coming back! This was my fourth time at Rusconi's and I will absolutely be back again! Our server Brian was terrific!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was outstanding! The osso bocco and red cabbage with prickly pear was so flavourful and tender! The restaurant was full, so service, though attentive when present, was slower. It was very loud, to the point we almost needed to yell to be heard by each other. We will return, but will pick our timing and location more thoughtfully.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The service was slow. The waiter had a multitude of excuses. The menu selection was very limited. By 7:00PM the restaurant was out of chicken. By time we were served the food, it was very tasty.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing! A new favorite! The risotto and board from the starter menu were fantastic. We enjoyed the drinks and our server was kind enough to let us know there was 15 minutes left of happy hour (on Saturday!). The chocolate bread pudding cake was phenomenal, and I normally hate bread pudding. A fantastic place. We will DEFINITELY go often.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The dishes are beautifully prepared and presented. The vegetables paired with the main entree are so fresh and in season.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My husband took me here for dinner for my birthday last night. What a fabulous experience. The food was superb. The blending of flavors was incredible. Some of the best I've had. We're from New York City and have been to some top restaurants. This food was on a par with the best of them. Service was excellent, too. Our waiter, John, could not have been better. Prices are moderate, if not a bargain, considering the quality of the food. The owner is very visible and oversees every dish before it heads to the table. His attention to detail is very evident and appreciated. We will definitely be back and will be recommending it to all our friends.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great service, very friendly, helpful and timely. Superb food. We enjoyed beef tenderloin medalions and roasted chicken. Both perfectly cooked and presented beautifully.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went for Restaraunt week, loved the scallops, I will definitely return

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My wife and I were in Phoenix for 4 evenings and found this gem on TripAdvisor the first evening. It was the best meal in this price range that I have ever had. In fact, we went back two nights later. Highly recommend it

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food here is very good. I highly recommend the Macaroni, it's an appetizer, but if we ever go back (out-of-towners) I would absolutely get it as a side dish. I had the soup special, which turned out to be a puree of mushrooms, which tasted great, but I'm not a fan of purees... that's on me for not asking. My fiancé had the grilled peach and goat cheese salad, and it was delicious. I wish I had gotten that instead. Our entrees were delicious. He had the buffalo sirloin and the waitress recommended the foie gras to offset the lack of fat in the buffalo and it was delicious together. I had the beef medallions, medium rare, and one was overcooked, but the other was perfect. The desserts were outstanding, too. I would also like to give a shout out to the server, who I think was named Hannah (hope I spelled it right) because she was very helpful and attentive. My only regret was that the portion sizes were too small to take any leftovers home.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Celebrated my son's 19th birthday. Chose Rusconis because it is the top rated restaurant in Phoenix on Trip Advisor. Turned out to me a very good choice. Food is American , but not typical recipes. The chef/owner has original recipe choices that taste great and look as good when they are served. They have an ample selection of appetizers, starters, entrees and desserts. I plan to return to try other dishes. They have food for every taste. They also have a good wine list and the usual cocktails.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We enjoyed the great breakfast. I did the steak and eggs and found the steaks of excellent quality. Especially liked the fingerling potatoes. The service was prompt and courteous

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Wonderful food. !!!\nI was initially reluctant to try this place. It is squeezed into an are of shopping quarter that detracted from the quality within. The food was delicious. The manager checked on me thrice. My waitress did leave me alone for long periods of time, but the overall service was quite good. Bread pudding dessert was fabulous. A delight!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

What a great neighborhood gem - nice range of food options, always prepared correctly. Nice vibe - comfortable, outside dining option, great food!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Delicious food, attentive staff and we definitely will go back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was our fourth visit and it was wonderful. Our server, Brian, was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing as it always is.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My wife & I moved to Phoenix just a week ago and were looking for a restaurant for dinner to celebrate our 29th anniversary. We read about Rusconi's American Kitchen on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a shot. We were pleasantly surprised to for be out that they offer several wines at half off on Sundays & Monday's. Our server was excellent from start to finish. From the many rave reviews we read online, they appear to be known for their scallops. I opted instead for the lamb chops which were done perfectly. They were tender & delicious. My wife ordered the beef tenderloin medallions which were likewise spectacular. We also tried the chilled avocado/ cucumber soup and a special salad which we both enjoyed. \nThe restaurant then treated us to an anniversary dessert, a chocolate bread pudding that was out of this world. We'll definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is one of our favorite places to eat. The food is always good and the choices are many. And for the quality you get, it is very reasonably priced.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Very friendly staff, good quality food and good atmosphere. Only possible downside is some of the tables can be a bit close together to the point where you can't help to notice your neighbors conversation.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great place to eat! Finally a restaurant that isn't a chain and local! Highly recommended!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Pretty much the best meal weve had since hitting USA 15 days ago and price was spot on.... We are a family of 5 and the waitress was so accommodating of our 3 busy young boys. We all had delicious, yummy, fresh and creative meals, kind of what we were expecting in santa monica but somehow missed!!\nWell done Rusconis you hit the nail on the head in every category, i wish we had time to head back that way.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We went as it was recommended by a friend who is a 'foodie'. We asked for a quiet corner and did get that, making me very happy. It was packed and noisy. Service was excellent, if not a bit too rushed. Our waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Our meals were tasty but far from excellent, yet good. It's difficult to find even with our GPS..Glad we booked with Open Table..

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went there for our anniversary. The food was absolutely amazing and service was well above average. I personally thanked the owner for making it a memorable experience for us.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Rusconi's continues to be my go-to neighborhood, I want a reliably good meal, restaurant. The food is consistently above average and the service is friendly. Learned that Sunday night bottles of wine were half off- that was a big plus.\n\nTwo upgrades requested- Superior restaurants serve superior bread. And, they need to consistently serve more ice cream with the chocolate bread pudding. The pudding is a little dry and I always run out of ice cream way before I run out of pudding.\n\nI will be back soon and often.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our first visit. Food was great. Service absolutely outstanding. Hannah one of the best servers we have experienced in the last five years. Every question answered in detail; truly comprehensive understanding of the menu. She must have her smile implanted with plastic surgery, for us and every other table she was taking care of. Very friendly and very engaged in her work. Definitely will go back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food here is amazing! We have been here a number of times and it never disappoints. I would have to say it is one of the best restaurants in Phoenix at this time.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was superb and our server Tyler was fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Beyond impressed! Went in with high expectations & left with them beyond exceeded! The food was unreal, all Plates practically licked clean!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My wife's 46th birthday brunch was perfect (4 of us). This was our first time at this establishment and we were very happy with our decision to drive across town. We each tried something different and all completely satisfied with our order. Serving sizes were very appropriate, but not too much. The Kitchen Benedict and the Almost Traditional Benedict were delicious and great variations from the traditional style. The Banana Foster Pancake an added dish that was shared all. The Berry Mascarpone Stuffed French toast looked amazing and my son claims that it was. (He did not share). Bloody Mary's were enjoyed by all. Service was spectacular. Highly recommend this place.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We went here on a hunch and we are SO glad we did! You really need to make a reservation if you go on a Friday or Saturday night because word is out that this hidden neighborhood gem is awesome! Great menu with many options and while prices were a tad higher than I thought they would be, the chef really delivered with fabulous quality! Our server was extremely thorough and we felt like we were the only patrons! We will definitely go back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

This was my third time to Rusconi's in the last year. First time was great. Went at Easter and wasn't notified of prix fixe menu when reservation was made. Last Saturday also had a prix fixe menu plus the regular menu. It appeared they they were short staffed. We waited 20 minutes for water and nearly 30 minutes for our drinks. The whole meal took 2 1/2 hours. Entirely too long. Probably will not be going back for quite some time.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We invited friends to join us for dinner on Saturday at Rusconi's. I hadn't been there for a while and looked forward to the whole dining experience. Rusconi's team consistently delivers great food and service. Our server, Hannah, was pleasant, professional and knew her menu. Dinner was a difficult choice between Osso Buco and the tastings menu. I chose the tasting menu & it was amazing. Gulf shrimp, delicious sea scallop, lamb and an incredible chocolate bread pudding. Thank you Hannah and team for a great experience!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

its rare one finds a gem like this. However, quality is 2 Rosetts, not Michelin star. Pricing is great for the quality you get. But I just wish they took it to the next level. But then, perhaps the Phoenix food scene is to blame for not being progressive enough!!? In spite of this, in the words of Arnie, 'I'll be back!'

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It is obvious the servers have been well trained, service is top notch. Food is amazing, every time, not cheap, but worth it! The chef (owner?) has been there expoditing the three times that I've been, that explains the consistent quality.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

very nice lunch. a little pricey unless you have coupon advantage

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was awesome, the waiter very friendly and polite - overall a very good experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

What a great dining experience for a Sunday brunch. Food was enjoyable as well as our server.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The excellence inside belies its ordinary suburban shopping plaza exterior. Service was top-notch from the moment I walked in, and through my inevitable departure. Colin (sp?) the bartender provided me with individualized attention despite how busy he was. He had great recommendations, and I decided on the summer tasting menu with the wine pairing.\n\nTo say the tastes, flavors, and textures of the food were amazing would only be for lack of having a thesaurus to find a fancier word. The wine pairings were selected perfectly, and the whole evening was a highlight of a lifelong journey of trying exquisite restaurants.\n\nOn a side note, I struck up a conversation with another patron while she was waiting for a large party to celebrate a birthday. If it helps build the case, she explained that the birthday was for one of a husband & wife pair, who are both chefs, and who 'eat there all the time'.\n\nThe most regrettable aspect of the evening was knowing when I left that I wouldn't be able to return for a few months, as I live out of town. However, know that when I do return, I will be back for more!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great new find. Lunch was perfectly prepared. fairly priced and enjoyable. Can't wait to try for dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is one of the best dining experiences in the Scottsdale area. The food is superior to most \nrestaurants with the same price level. The people are great. And Michael has the magic touch. \nOur daughter was visiting from Atlanta and couldn't say enough about the quality and taste of the food.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

There were 4 of us and we all loved our choices. Salad of melon and spring mix, with citrus dressing. Delicious. The savory bread pudding was great and went so well with the lamb chops that were cooked to perfection. Then there was the steaks with gnochi. The desert of chocolate bread pudding was fabulous.\nCongratulations to the chef!!\nWe will definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

No surprises, food is always at an excellent level with creative dishes and superb preparation.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Beautiful presentation, great tasting food, and Craig was a very attentive waiter...will go back again.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Rusconi's is a true gem here in the valley. Their phenomenal service and comfortable ambiance are a complimented perfectly with the chef's handy work. I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was our first time trying the restaurant. We were extremely impressed with the food as well as their hospitality. Every staff member from the door to the table were very quick to wish her a geniune happy birthday. The only negative (if I had to list one) to this restaurant is it's odd placement in a strip mall. It really doesn't belong next to a Panda Express. \n\nI highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Great food. Great auroa. Great restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I found the service to be very good, the food excellent, and the wine very good. However, the noise level is way too high to have a pleasant one on one conversation. It is better meant for groups where one can shout and laugh loudly.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It is always great...service is wonderful, wait staff freiendly and efficient....food is great...Michael is real talent and prices are reasonable.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I find Rusconi's American Kitchen to consistently be one of the best around. The food is always outstanding and the staff attentive and helpful. I will certainly be back often!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have dined at Rusconi's at least ten different times and have never been disappointed in the quality of our entrees. Atmosphere is very friendly and prices are very good we feel. We will definitely be returning for another dining experience

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

If you are looking for high-quality, delicious cuisine at a reasonable price point, with a wide variety of items on the menu to satisfy everyone's tastes, this is a great restaurant to experience. Nestled away in a strip center, your mood changes as you walk in the front door. at 545pm on Friday, the bar area was full and the dining room was nearly full. We were greeted promptly and walked to our table in less than one minute. The waiter (who was great) immediately greeted us at our table, took our drink order and the rest of the evening continued with the same near-perfect table side service. The pork loin special was outstanding as was the salmon, charcuterie board, sides, and the dark chocolate bread pudding. This will become a regular stop for us in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

While this is only my second visit, its because I live 2500 miles away or I would be a true regular. The food from beginning to end is terrific, the service is gracious and on our most recent visit the four course tasting and wine pairing was a complete delicious bargain at $60. ($40 without the wine). My only wish was for a rose on the wine list - in a place like Phoenix, it would be welcome! Don't be put off by a strip center location - you will walk in to a friendly oasis that transports you instantly to your favorite foodie haunt in whatever city you inhabit. Find it, enjoy it!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great find, my entire party loved the food and ambience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The Best! Love it every time. From the drinks to the service and of course the food, it is always amazing. Be sure to save room for the dark chocolate bread pudding.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Interesting but limited menu. Very attentive service. Great neighborhood gathering place.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had the mussels, short rib sliders and burrata fondue. Can't wait to go back for lunch and dinner.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great place for a celebration. And the green chile mac was tremendous!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was very, very good ,service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our family of 3 went to Rusconi's to celebrate Father's Day.\nWe have been there probably about 3 times before, and have never been disappointed.\nThe care and attention to each dish is evident in the quality ingredients, beautiful presentation and attentive service. The menu is not huge, but what they do they do extremely well.\nAmple portions for all parts of the meal. \nThe restaurant itself takes advantage of the space with vibrant art, clean, modern decor and comfortable seating.\nVery flavor element is heightened through sauces, purees, glazes and innovative pairings of flavors.\nEnjoy the specialty cocktails (toasted marshallow martini!) and amazing desserts.\nBeef, chicken, seafood and vegetarian choices abound.\nThe chili truffle infused mac and cheese is addicting, as are the agave kissed carrots.\n Prices are fair, but if you are unsure, try the weekly happy hour and sample away.\nRenee and Malcolm Bravo, Rusconi's

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We love Rusconi's. We have not had a bad or mediocre meal here at Rusconi's. We believe it is right up there with the best restaurants in the Valley. The chef only uses the best and freshest ingredients.\nWe usually do not order a dessert, but the chocolate bread pudding was out of this world! Fabulous.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Enjoyed every minute at Rusconi's - from the boneless short ribs to the tenderloin medallions to the dark chocolate bread pudding. Service was exceptional. If you have not been to this restaurant - try it, you'll like it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We like Rusconi's a lot. Their food is typically awesome. Tonight's dinner was a bit off, probably because Rusconi wasn't there. One area where they need a big upgrade is their bar. Their bartender couldn't make a proper Mule, and he didn't know what a Vesper is. It's a regular problem, and invariably we just drink wine.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The names of the dishes and the presentations were more impressive than the actual food ...

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

great local find, who would believe you would fine an outstanding restaurant in a strip mall\nfood and service were great

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We waited an hour and a half for our dinner to arrive with no one checking in on us or providing an explanation

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Very pleased with our dinner ar Rusconis. Food was delicious, fresh and menu had some unusually different choices.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We thought the kitchen board we had last time was far better than this time. And the beef tenderloin was a bit tough.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. I ordered the Chicken breast the other night and\nit was fantastic. Never been disappointed, top quality everything.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We actually overlooked this restaurant for the first year and a half it was open. Then I saw Michael Rusconi's name as a guest instructor at a cooking class I was interested in and realized what was in our own backyard. We have been to Rusconi's several times now and have never been disappointed. The food is so wonderful! We actually cancelled an Easter Brunch reservation at a very renowned valley resort because Rusconi's menu looked so much better--and we're so glad we did. It was an excellent meal and their wait staff is top notch! Rusconi's is absolutely a gem!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Here I go again. I can not stop raving about this restaurant. We came to visit Phoenix for Spring Break and I wanted to take my family to a cool restaurant and found this place. It was amazing. Amazing food, cool and trendy decor, EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. It is not a huge restaurant but lots of servers working around. I highly recommend this place. Rusconi totally deserves 5 stars!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food, reasonable prices and quality service. One of our new favorite places to eat

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The service and attention to detail was outstanding. I even got a call from the restaurant the next day thanking me for stoping by and dinning with them. That has never happened before! Oh, and the food was pretty darn good to!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Think this was our 4th dinner at Rusconi's. Everything is delicious. There were four of us on this last visit. One person had the osso bucco, another had the Scottish salmon, another the filet medallions and I had the scallops. All four of us raved. We had salads first. Also very good. There is a nice wine list.\nDesserts are tempting, but we abstained. Rusconi's is, in our opinion, one of the best restaurants in the Valley. Consistently good. Service is excellent too.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

If you think service has all but disappeared in many industries, you are right. But here, Service rules the day. And night too. Great staff, friendly, fast, and, I am happy to report, the food is as outstanding as the staff! Good neigborhood find.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The outdoor patio is small and on the parking lot but still a nice place to enjoy lunch! I had the posale soup and kitchen salad. It was just the right amount of spice! This restaurant never fails in its service food and cozy feel!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We have enjoyed Rusconi's for dinner many times so thought we'd try brunch. A nice surprise was a special offering of beignets, however they were large blobs of heavy dough instead of the puffy pillows we love in New Orleans. Service was extremely slow. Took forever to have drinks delivered, had to flag down server for second round. Brunch plates came 45 minutes after we ordered and were cold, poached eggs more like hard-boiled. Maybe they were just having an off day and I'll try dinner again, but I won't be back for brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have eaten at Rusconi's 3 times in the past year. That's a pretty good endorsement from out-of-towners; we go every time we are in Phoenix. It is consistently our favourite restaurant in the area, and is better than many more expensive, higher profile, Phoenix-area restaurants. Even the strip mall location keeps the riff-raff away, so it's all good. Especially the food. Chef gets maximum flavour from his ingredients and every item is well-conceived and well-prepared. The wine list is small but has interesting selections, well-priced.The ambiance is upscale casual, which suits the area, and us, perfectly.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Just a top notch restaurant. My wife and I have visited 3-4 times in the last year (should do more!) and everything was just amazing each time. A few times, the waiter was 'slow' but the managers watch things closely and notice when someone is waiting on something. We actually were given a nice board of meats/cheeses on one visit because the waiter just disappeared. The manager swapped out the waiter and watched over us the rest of the evening.\n\nThe food... to die for. Everything we've tried has been spectacular. Most recently I had a filet mignon that was cooked to perfection and the knife sliced through it like butter. It sat on a creamy bed of potatoes/cauliflower, and that was garnished with some kind of balsamic reduction. My wife had the sea scallops with fall squash, baby cabbages, smoked bacon vinaigrette, GS apples and frisee. I only had a bite, but amazing.\n\nThe restaurant is not too pricey and WELL worth the money. Haven't had a bad experience yet.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have been there several times. My wife had the scallops and she liked it and could not finish it. My favorite was the lamb dish. Waiting patiently for the new spring menu.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This is a great little neighborhood place with food that is consistently good. My family visits the Scottsdale area every year and Rusconi's has become a favourite that we make sure to dine at each time. The staff are friendly and we've never had a bad meal here. On our last visit, three of us enjoyed the grilled salmon which was excellent, and the rib eye special was also a hit. The bread pudding dessert was so yummy our shared dish disappeared almost immediately - we should have ordered one each!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food prepared with care. Excellent soup and deserts to compliment the meal.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I have been here a number of times, but it was my friend's first time... she's a tough critic and was impressed with Rusconi's. I love the decor - modern, yet warm. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, the food is fabulous (try the goat cheese fondue) , and Chef Rusconi even came over to chat. I will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was the first time my wife, son and I had dined at Rusconi's and it was to celebrate all three of our birthdays! We were lucky enough to get a primo kitchen table right in the middle of the action. Our waiter, Shawn, was outstanding, as he was very knowledgeable about the menu selections, he was upbeat and positive and had a great sense of humor. We all really enjoyed the action as the various menu items came out and were given a final check by Executive Chef Michael Rusconi before the items were served. Even though there was a flurry of activity around us, we still were able to have a pleasant conversation. Our waiter provided excellent guidance with our wine selection. Our food arrived at just the right time for us, was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. My wife and son had the beef medallions on mac and cheese and I had Scottish salmon; just excellent! We finished with fantastic desert and coffee. We briefly spoke with Chef Michael after the meal to tell how delighted we were with everything. We will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Members of our party had the mussels, sea bass, chicken and open face ravioli shell. Each was happy with their selections. The desserts - samosa decadent chocolate mousse and creme brulee were delicious too.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Don't let Panda Express and bbq restaurant next to it distract you. Food is amazing. Light bites. Big appetites go for the burger. Something for everyone. Great flavors. Neighborhood bistro feel. Great place for locals to bring out of owners like me!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

When we found this restaurant, we found our go to place for a great dining experience close to home. With lots of places surrounding us to EAT, Rusconi's is a wonderful place to DINE. It has become our place to dine before heading to a concert at the MIM, heading home from church for brunch, or enjoying a fun menu and drink selection for happy hour. At once it feels posh and comfortable. The wait staff is friendly, on point and will recognize you after just a few visits. The food is like having a party in your mouth! Every first bite is followed by ' Ummm!' Love this gem!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Was surprised that there was only an unadvertised fixe menu. No other choices were available. Akward situation because our guest ,who was paing ,was put in an unexpected financial situation.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

If you haven't tried Rusconi's American Kitchen put it on your must do list. The food is excellent - everything is inventive and delicious. We've followed Chef Rusconi for years, he's a true master of not just the culinary arts, he understands what it takes to ensure his patrons always have an exceptional experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went for Valentine's day. The food on the limited menu was so good, we can't wait to go back and try the full menu. Service was outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This has become one of our favorite spots...the food never disappoints. However, for Valentine's Day we were a bit disappointed by the limited menu, not so much for its contents as the inflated prices. Also, our service was a bit off...not very attentive, and although we liked relaxed dining, we waited a bit too long. Not horrible, but not very good either. Once again though, the food was terrific and we will go back...and look forward to paying normal prices again!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was our 1st visit and surely will not be the last. The food was great, the service was excellent and the prices are amazing. Fine dining at an affordable price level:)

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

There are few genuine neighborhood restaurants that offer everything. Ambiance; real courtesy; good service; good food and a splendid evening dining from start to finish. Can't wait for a return dinner.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Went on a lark. Very nice place with professional and knowledgeable wait staff. Good service. Good food.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have been to Rusconi's frequently, but never on a busy Saturday night. This past weekend we were there when they were at 100% capacity and they never missed a beat. The service was wonderful and the food was perfectly prepared, hot and delicious. As more guests arrived for later reservations, our waitress (Hannah) kept things moving, but we did not feel as if we were being pushed out the door. A class act, all the way. Thanks.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food and service were amazing. Please try it - you won't be sorry you did!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food and service is impeccable. This is our go to restaurant and has remained on the top of our list for a nice date night out!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The service was wonderful! I highly recommend the grilled salmon.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Rusconi's never disappoints. One of our favorite places to eat. The beef medallions are so tender and tasty. Salmon is great. Actually I don't think we have ever been disappointed in any entree we have tried. Plus they make a martini just the way it should be done.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food and service were excellent. The mood was festive. Everyone looked like they were having a great experience. \nI look forward to returning with other friends!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We discovered Rusconi's several years ago and it immediately became a favorite place to go. The menu changes with the seasons, but the quality never waivers. It is consistently great. We have no qualms recommending it or bringing friends there. We know it will deliver each visit. And it has an excellent wine list and very knowledgeable wait staff.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The Blackberry glazed grilled salmon dish, guajillo roasted pork sandwich, truffle parmesan fries, and dark chocolate bread pudding are all delicious. I look forward to returning and trying more items that sound amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It's quite fun to have such a delicious fine dining type restaurant wedged in between a Panda Express and a pizza joint. We will definitely return to this gem the next time we are on the East side of Phoenix. We live in Buckeye and made a special trip to this place and it was well worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

First class place without being stuffy. Nice menu, great food and service.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Based on the good reviews and great menu I was excited to find this restaurant right in my neighborhood. The restaurant was completely full on a Thursday night, another good sign. Seating was very crowded, the diner next to me had to bump me in order to get out. The food was OK, but really nothing special. I might come back, but without high expectations.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is a great place for wonderful food. The menu is diverse and the flavors are terrific. I can't wait to return. The noise level was tolerable and our waiter, John, was personable, amusing and very helpful.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Hit or miss depending on the food. The service and ambiance were both great I am willing to give it another try. The menu is small but has an investigators interesting variety. obj

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

having dinner at Rusconi's. First of all, our waiter, John, Was super friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable about the food and wine pairings. The food was outstanding and john made the evening even better. I had the tenderloin special and my husband had the tenderloin medallions. Perfectly cooked, on a pecan wood fired grill. We shared the bread pudding dessert. So amazing. We will definitely return to Rusconi's.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food was decent enough for a neighborhood place but nothing exciting I started with the short rib on vanilla scented potato puree. The rib was fine, but the puree was a little weird.\n 3 of us had the pork osso bucco and it was good, although not quite as good as the dish at Sierra Bonita where it is served with green chili sauce. My wife had the buffalo strip loin and that was good as well.\nOne of us had 2 vodkas on the rocks and when the bill came there was a charge for the vodka and then a charge of $2 for 'rocks'. When i questioned, the waiter explained that he answers this question all night long. He said that when a drink is ordered on the rocks, the pour is larger hence the additional charge. This was an absurd explanation and if true, then they should simply increase the cost of the drink rather than provide a spurious explanation

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The mussels were great...as always! Another casual and satisfying meal at this restaurant. Solid as ever!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Phoenix. Chef Rusconi is extremely talented and has a great team supporting him throughout the restaurant. My family and I have been coming here since they have opened and frequently dine here as our 'go to' restaurant. \n\nHis staff remembers us, including what we like to drink and eat. Everything on the menu is wonderful, my favorites are the beef tenderloin medallions with the truffle mac and cheese and the Short Rib special. His Short Ribs are some of the best I have ever had.\n\nAs a higher end restaurant I respect that he has such a solid kids menu so my wife and I can feel comfortable going out with our daughter. She loves the food and enjoys talking with the Chef. There are not many places where we can go that caters so well to me and my wife while still having a great experience for my daughter. \n\nIf you have not tried Rusconi's you are missing out on one of the best restaurants Phoenix has to offer.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Very happy with our Happy Hour experience! Just perfect for a bite before theater--sliders, salads, wine, and a cappuccino to it it all off.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great food & service. Our waiter -Taylor was very good

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Chef Michael Rusconi has a HUGE hit on his hands. \n\nMy wife and I were in Phoenix for a week. After a few days of tasting the local SW cuisine, we decided to find something in the American Cuisine category. We start with tripadviors ratings of the local restaurants, as the reviews are usually spot on. Sitting at #14 (out of 2600) Phoenix restaurant was this Rusconi's restaurant in a strip mall. We decided to give it a try.\n\nWow, grilled pear and spicy goat cheese appetizer, two great mixed drinks (including a smoky bloody mary), and entrees of Beef Medallions on truffle scented mac and cheese, and Short Ribs swimming in sweet potato mash, garnished with balsamic glazed carrots and beans...We were in heaven. This place should be in the top 5 easy!!\n\nWe hear their Sunday Brunch is killer too...Highly recommend!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Enjoyed a nice Restaurant Week meal. Selections were varies and provided some nice choices. Food was prepared nicely and staff provided good service. Kitchen was busy on this night(probably the whole week) so a bit of a delay between the appetizer and entree and dessert. Plan to return on a less busy normal night.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent food, excellent libations, excellent service. What more could you ask for? We've been here a number of times, and have also introduced to friends to this neighborhood gem (and they are now return patrons!) We've almost worked our way through the menu and thus far everything has been delicious. \n\nHint: The restaurant is deceptively larger than you think, but because it is so popular, use Open Table and book a reservation so you don't have to wait.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We always enjoy our dining experiences at Rusconi's! The food is consistenly GREAT and I love the decor and ambiance (it's quiet enought to actually to talk to your dining companions & be heard!). It's one of those 'neighborhood places' where the staff actually takes the time to know your name and they are very accommodating to special needs. I highly recommend Rusconi's!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Love this place! \n.............................................................

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

It didn't seem like they'd done a prix-fixe New Years Eve menu before--- there were a number of things that just seemed odd. The wait staff was friendly, but seemed young and inexperienced. The entree I ordered was very disappointing (just a run of the mill salad with tiny breaded balls of goat cheese) and the main course of salmon was pretty unremarkable as well. The dessert (chocolate creme brulee) was probably the high point of the entire meal.\n\nAll in all, it wasn't bad food, but they probably should've stuck to their regular menu. The fancy shtick didn't work so well.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

New Year's special menu was lovely. Good gluten free options, actual choice! Food, service, and ambiance were memorable. We will look forward to a return visit!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

New Years Eve dinner exceeded our expectations . Special 3 course menu with many choices.\nFood and presentation were excellent . Our waiter was very attentive and personable .\nI ordered lamb for the entree which was excellent . Would definitely return and try the everyday menu.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had an amazing time at Rusconi's for NYE dinner with friends Food was exceptional and the service was great.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great restaurant, excellent menu, great presentation, friendly staff, good prices

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Good food as always. Hannah's excellent service added to our enjoyment.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food and service were great. We really enjoyed our evening there.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A perfect spot for a family birthday celebration. We enjoyed Sunday brunch and loved the numerous menu options available from waffles to egg dishes.\n\nHighly recommend this restaurant. Delicious food, great service, and a noise level that was low enough allowing good interaction with our family.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

My first impression upon entering the restaurant was the high noise level. It was difficult to carry on a conversation. In looking at the menu, there were some delicious items, and they were described wonderfully by our server. I ordered the salad with blue cheese, and when it was brought, there was virtually a dusting of blue cheese. You could not even taste it. For $9 salad it was a clear miss. I don't even know how blue cheese could be dusted. It must be frozen and then put on some sort of microplane. I ordered a Manhattan cocktail, and when the bill arrived I was not put off by the 9 dollar charge for the whiskey, but there was a $2 additional charge for the Manhattans. I've never seen a bar charge extra for the mixes. On the hit side, the roasted chicken was the best I've ever had. This would never be any regular restaurant for me to enjoy. They are way overpriced for their food and drinks, and the place has zero ambiance.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Brought out of town 'foodies'. They loved it and the wine list. Salmon and scallops fabulous. Husband said that chicken was a bit on the small side and lacking in flavor. The service provided by Hannah was fabulous.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was my first vist for dinner and wasn't disappointed! The service has always been outstanding. Our waiter, John, lived up to that expectation. My granddaughter and I always go to dinner and then a show or concert for our girl's Chjristmas. We went to Rusconi's for lamb and it was as good as it gets (except for our favorite which was in Athens!) Everything was very, very good and they were flexible with our 'sides' since it wasn't terribly busy. We finished with a twist on bread pudding--it was delicious (and I don't care for traditional bread pudding). Rusconi's has be a top contender when looking for great food and service in anice setting at moderate prices. Hard to beat!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was a lunch with visitors from CT and they loved it too! The blackberry Salmon was most impressive! There are always delicious choices, and my friends and I enjoy the wine dinners as well.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was very good. Service was a tad slow but friendly and attentive when at table. Everyone had a delicious meal!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is the best restaurant in the northeast valley. We are so lucky to have Rusconi's here--a true asset to the area.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our group of 4 enjoyed all aspects of our dinner. We each had a different entree and were happy with all. WE enjoyed the salmon, tenderloin medallions, pork osso bucco, and the short ribs. The salads were the weak point of the meal. Much more greens than beets in the Beet Salad. We also enjoyed the desserts of chocolate bread pudding and empanadas with berries. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. A Wonderful Dinner!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The service and food were excellent. I have had lunch there several times and it is always very good. This restaurant also has the best coffee I have ever had I need to find out what kind of coffee they serve!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything from the service (we had John who has been in the industry for years and was really great!) to the presentation to the quaint bistro ambiance was perferct...and then the food...Everything was really really good!!! The pork chop was tender and I almost could have cut it with a fork and the wine list solid..I had the Chocolate Bread pudding dessert and it was so good and rich that I had to take half home for later...A dessert take home?!?!?!? Really a must try and don't let the strip mall fool you....it really has that bistro feel inside....

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Loved the food when the owner was chief at another spot. Followed him here to his own restaurant. Never disappointed with the food selection including the desserts. Nothing ordinary on this menu. Great bartender too. If you want to impress a 'foodie' bring them here.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I have taken my husband, my daughter, my mother and girlfriends to Rusconi's for both lunch and dinner. I always feel like a valued customer, and service is good from the hostess to the bus staff. Waiters are always knowledgeable and helpful, never condescending. I have never felt rushed out. I like the variety on the menu and the quality is outstanding. \nI always choose the mac and cheese with truffle oil as an appetizer and my guests are always in awe! Entrees change as often as I go and I have never been disappointed. My Sun City mom, who typically only goes to three restaurants in her area or mall chain restaurants, was boggled by how delicious the shrimp and grits were this winter.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Michael has done an amazing job with Rusconi's. Beautiful place, amazing food! Great spot for date night or dinner with friends. The food was amazing and the presentation was stunning!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great menu! The food and service is outstanding. Don't miss the Truffle Mac and Cheese--so worth it!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Each of the several times we have dined there it has been with different people joining us. Each time, everyone was very pleased with their meals (including our vegetarian daughter). The location is odd, sandwiched between franchise restaurants, but you lose the strip mall sense as soon as you walk inside.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have become 'regulars' at Rusconi. The food and service never disappoint! Some of our favorites are the roasted chicken and the buffalo steak.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

great food and selection (I am still waiting for the Paella). But as always at Rusconi, the servive is slow to bring food on the table.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Rusconi's is a fabulous restaurant in an unexpected location. Inside an unassuming storefront, the restaurant opens into an upscale contemporary space. The food is terrific and the service top notch.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This place is great, don't be fooled by the surrounding storefronts. Heather, Bobby, and John took excellent care of our group, moved us away from the baby, made perfect menu and wine suggestions. The food is among the best I've had in Phoenix. Worth a detour.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was excellent but not inexpensive. Server was excellent but they were so busy we waited for our check for a long time. We will return.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was probably the best meal I've had this year! Everything from the starter through the entree was outstanding. The service was great and the chef came around to the table to see if we were enjoying it. I can't think of anything that could have made it better.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was our first visit and what a nice surprise! We will surely go back again! The flavors were outstanding as was the service. Thank You Rusconi's!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I have been here for lunch and dinner. Food and service great both times. Lunch salad was especially good for the price. If you have a big appetite you could leave hungry or broke after dinner.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

My third visit to Rusconi's was likely my last. My daughter and I waited more than 20 minutes for a waiter to acknowlege us then walked off without taking our beverage order. How does this happen in a restaurant that is half-empty? Is management training their hosts and wait staff? Do the host and wait staff communicate? The brunch selections were poorly prepared, poorly presented and barely average tasting. Not likely to return.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We have been to Rusconi's several times and have always been pleased with the food, and great service. The dark chocolate bread pudding is wonderful as are the short rib sliders.

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