Local Bistro + Bar
Local Bistro + Bar

Local Bistro + Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.localbistroaz.com/
  • Phone: (480) 302-6050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Wednesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish, French
  • Executive Chef: Andrea Volpi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thompson Peak
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Local Bistro + Bar
Local Bistro celebrates the flavors of Italy, France and Spain. We are a casual, family-friendly modern bistro focused on preparing traditional dishes with a minimalistic and straightforward approach. Local Bistro’s menu offers a vast array of European classics that range from handmade pastas, wood-burning Neapolitan-style pizzas, chops, steaks, salads and seafood. The bar features an ample selection of hand-picked award-winning wines and serves fresh cocktails made from scratch with our farm-to-bar concept. Local Bistro’s contemporary design, complete with large chalkboards outlining specials, create an upscale yet relaxing experience for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Local Bistro + Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (89)fit for foodies (58)notable wine list (42)hot spot (41)great for outdoor dining (36)good for groups (28)great for lunch (27)vibrant bar scene (27)special occasion (22)great for brunch (17)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (7)romantic (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Consistently good!
    majstreet
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I always take newcomers to the Local Bistro for dinner. While the noise level is often too much, the scene is lively and the food selection and results are always good. There is something for everyone here. Decent wine selection as well. No complaints on this fun neighborhood bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really fun place
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    This restaurant is really fun. I've been twice and each time the food has been very good. It's fresh and well prepared. The wine list is also extensive and there is a nice array of cocktails as well. The ambiance is fun either for a date or for a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lccal place
    Ianmtnbiker
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This is our go to local place for casual dining. Food and service are always good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • June
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Always enjoy Local Bistro. We live across the street in Grayhawk. Definitely bring our out of town guests here for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Overwhelmed
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Maybe it was their 1st busy night of the season, but the service was terrible. Besides it taking way to long for our food, our waitress never checked on us while we waited 25 minutes for salads. We are year round residents and the Local Bistro is our "go-to" spot, alone and with guests. My husband is now looking for a new spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always
    TroseVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We have eaten at this gem often. It is difficult to to decide if the food is better than the service, or the service better than the food. They are both outstanding. Probably the best, and most caring, service in town. Never a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • never disapoointed
    ChicagoAmyVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We go to Local Bistro each time we visit Scottsdale from Chicago because we can depend on a fun evening and a good meal. This time we noticed a quote on the wall about respecting and appreciating the customer, which they've obviously taken to heart!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold weather comfort
    AusMum
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I have been going to Local Bistro for three years. The food is consistently great. The service is usually very good, but for the first time the other night we had a server who seemed to be struggling with his tables. Our orders for mains were not taken until 36 minutes after all members of our party were seated. One person ordered a drink and he left without taking the other for another. We made the manager aware of the situation and he made amends and took good care of us. They haven't lost our business because the manager listened and the food was terrific as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We love Local Bistro. Never a bad meal and the service is great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Has been at this site for years and continues to satisfy. Providing a consistent memorable experience is the key to successful restaurant and Local Bistro delivers this each and every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    By the time the two of us got to the restaurant at 5:30 all the outside tables were taken but we did sit at the window and enjoyed our dinner. We definitely will go there again and try other dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud, Good, Suburban Vibe
    nonamesformeVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Local Bistro has a relaxed, affluent suburban vibe. Small sidewalk patio dining and small sidewalk patio bar with couches. Varied menu, with Italian features prominent. Lots of wine available. The food was well above average. Service was okay. Desserts were really good. Portions are generous. Crowd is a bit older-towards the retirement end. Very noisy. We return for the food and struggle with the noise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can not get a "quiet table for 2"
    emilyp
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I requested a "quiet table for two", and we were placed between two large groups that were quite loud. It wasn't their fault -- if you want to be heard inside the restaurant you have to be screaming to over-ride the din in this accousitc nightmare! We thought a mid-week evening would perhaps be quieter, but it was just as noisy as the weekends. My husband was dissapointed with the 'Greek' salad -- nothing Greek about it!!! (It should NOT have lettuce in it!) He was also disappointed that the ribs were no longer on the menu. The French onion soup was divine! I always have that. If you can enjoy 'dining' in an atmosphere where the noise level exceeds that of a turbo-prop at full throttle; you will have a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for us
    Trudge
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We live locally and wanted a good, lively restaurant we could walk to. This place absolutely hit the spot,an real find. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining delight
    GaileeVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was wonderful as usual. The arugula salad is enough to share before entries. The seafood linguini is always a favorite. For some reason we had a little problem getting bread before our meal. Usually the busboy brings bread right away. We asked our waiter a couple of times for bread and then had to request butter several times. Obviously that's not a show stopper but rather just an annoyance. Overall the dining experience was positive with wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great eats
    MattK
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Thanks again for the great meal and service! We'll continue bringing friends to Local.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We love Local Bistro!! From the moment we walked into the restaurant, the service is outstanding. The food is exceptional, and the deserts are outstanding, especially the chocolate lava cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • b'day lunch was great
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    4 ladies out to celebrate a birthday lunch, and we had a great time! There's something on the menu for everyone, and our server it made it so easy for 3 of us to share 3 wonderful dishes (tuna tartare, Tuscan chopped salad, arugula salad with beets)! Plus she brought out a crème caramel with a candle at the end for our b'day girl. Thanks for a delightful lunch. It's also great for dinner - my hubby and I are there often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    JJ32VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great casual local dining spot. Good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the food!
    Foodie479
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We have been to Local Bistro and the food and service have always been excellent. If you go with a party of two, you most likely will sit at tables that are very crowded together. That is the only negative.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Broad menu , great service
    Rigatony
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This is a go to restaurant. Consistently good. Friendly servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    sizz
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The restaurant was very nice. The food was excellent, fresh and done quickly with perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The pasta, the wine and the service were just great. This is one of our neighborhood favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Local Find
    JOANN
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I tried this one day when I first moved to the area in September. I've been there again and brought friends because its a great find. Loved the ambiance and the food! I look forward to going again and bringing others who have not tried it before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Enjoyed2dine
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We are from Canada but own a home in scottsdale, it's always great when we find a wonderful place to dine with great service and excellently quality food and atmosphere. We will definitely bring our friends when we return in November and will pass on our new restaurant finding . Thank you so much for the great service and great food . A new fan
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had another great experience at Local Bistro. All of us ordered off the specials board. Sea Bass was fabulous as was the salmon and penne. Service was outstanding. Isaih provided excellent guidance regarding the entrees and clearly knows his wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HappyDiner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very nice menu with options for healthier choices too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    Sunshine
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Local Bistro is a neighborhood gem with an interesting menu and great service. In addition to the regular menu, the chef usually has specials each day. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Local Bistro is our favorite neighborhood Restaurant. From the moment we entered the front door, the staff is amazing. Great ambiance, excellent food, and an outstanding wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sadie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food and service is always good! Have never had a meal we didn't like. The staff is always friendly and appreciate our business.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great place to go
    Simon64
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Andrea always comes up with great options. I love the restaurant, friendly and dynamic. Service and food are constantly remarcable. Dare to try the specials. A little noisy at times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A terrific find
    mjsiegelVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Local Bistro offers great ambiance with outside dining should the noise inside be a little loud,, a varied and delicious menu and terrific service. What could be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service thanks Leslie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    They split our order (they charged for that) it was fish and delicious Very accommodating did not feel rushed at all Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food average to poor service
    NPhoenixdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was nice, good wine list. Atmosphere is good but a little loud depending on the noise level you like. Service was below average, server was unfriendly, seemed put out by any request.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    DaleVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Have visited Local Bistro multiple times and never disappointed. Our table of four on this visit had entrees of skirt steak, trout with saffron risotto, chicken parmigiana, and salmon risotto. All perfect. Tim has waited our tables for several years and always knowledgable and attentive. Our great meal ended with carmel panna cotta and great coffee!!! Highly highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retired
    Oldfoodie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is one of our favorite spots. The food is great and the people are friendly, flexible and attentive without hovering over the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    Scottadalelisa
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food and service are consistently outstanding. Best calamari and risottos around! The only negative about this amazing restaurant is the noise level for dinner because it is always full. It is truly hard to hear someone diagonal from you. That is why I didn't check that is is good for special occasions, romantic and big groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    AZRetireeVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have eaten here many times and, for the most part, it has always been very good. My husbands roasted chicken was excellent, but my kale salad was not good. I had it before and really liked it, but this time it was mostly just a bunch of chopped kale with a few orange slices, a few dried cranberries, enough blueberries, and very dry grilled chicken. I'm sure I could have sent it back and gotten something else, but I didn't want to wait while my husband ate his dinner. It is nice when restaurants are willing to take care of you that way, but it should have been right the first time. Also, energetic doesn't begin to describe the awful noise level.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    WskychefVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We eat brunch at local almost every Sunday and it is always great. Love the staff and the menu. The morning crew might need some work on the pizza but other than that it is flawless.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Bistro
    culinarycritic
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Thought it was better than most restaurants around Scottsdale. The service was wonderful as well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.