Tucked away in the shopping plaza across from Whole Foods by Tatum and Shea is a little gem called Rusconi’s American Kitchen. I happened up this place because after dropping the toddler off we were desperate for a decent meal and some adult time. I had never heard of this restaurant before and I drive by there often but I saw it had good reviews on Yelp and it was right during their happy hour time. My husband and I were thrilled with the food we had, the prices were great and the service was attentive. It was everything we could have asked for in our short hour of child free bliss.
To start off our journey we ordered the American goat cheese and artichoke fondue with wood grilled flatbread. Talk about creamy goodness that you can’t stop eating, this is it. You want to order this when you stop by, it warms you up and comforts your soul. Then we tried out the slow roasted pork belly and shreiners sausage with poblano glaze, creamy polenta and grilled apple relish. I am such a big fan of pork belly, I couldn’t resist, the pork belly was crispy and popped with flavor. Sharing the boneless beef short rib sliders with horseradish cream and smoke gouda, was hard because they’re just that good. Can I also say that I love their french fries!
I went back there for lunch not too long ago and enjoyed their roasted beef tenderloin with baby greens, fingerling potatoes, olives, green beans and onions. So vibrant with color and taste. I’ll tell you what I tell all my friends, try it out! Family note: I’ve heard that if you must bring the little ones along, you can ask for items off the menu and if they can, they will whip it up for your kids. This is a huge plus in my book 🙂
Rusconi’s American Kitchen
10637 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85028