Are you in the mood for a big bowl of spaghetti? Maybe you are feeling a bit peckish after exploring all day long in a new town. If so, we don’t blame you! What is better than hearty Italian food and a tall glass of white or red wine in the evening? Nothing!
Cue, Rusconi’s American Kitchen. This combination of traditional Italian and modern American cuisine is the perfect place to head for a filling lunch or tasty dinner.
This restaurant in Phoenix offers affordable dishes, traditional Italian staples, fresh food according to the season, and natural ingredients that can be found in the local area. Instead of processed foods and non-perishable items, all of the food here is fresh, local, and savory!
So, how did Rusconi’s come to be? Chef Rusconi, born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, is a well-known chef in the upstate area. After graduating from the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, Chef Rusconi earned multiple awards, supported numerous local charities, and experimented with new flavor profiles to create a new take on traditional dishes.
By focusing on using the best ingredients and focusing on the taste of simplicity, Chef Rusconi is very popular among tourists and locals alike.
If you are heading here for dinner, we recommend starting with one of the mouth-watering appetizers. Some of our favorites include the white truffle-scented mac-n-cheese with white truffle cream and San Joaquin gold — yes, you read that right — gold! Or, you can try the pecan wood-grilled broccolini with cotija cheese, the “kitchen board” charcuterie plate, or the mild ancho chili and chocolate-braised short rib with creamy grits.
If you would rather start the meal off in a healthy way, you can try the arugula and grilled melon salad with cotija cheese and blood orange gastrique. For the main course, there are so many options to choose from it is hard to know where to start! Some of the most popular dishes include the Harris Ranch “Kitchen” Burger with Angus beef, goat cheese, balsamic onions, and truffle fries. We also love the natural sea scallops with sweet pea risotto and sherry jus.
With a cool catchphrase of “conserve water…drink wine!” we think you will love this Italian and American restaurant in Phoenix if you enjoy fresh takes on Italian classics. Plus, who doesn’t love a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon or a glass of Pinot Grigio? Check out Stay Porter to find out more about Rusconi’s during your upcoming trip and to book a vacation rental!