Local Bistro + Bar
Local Bistro + Bar

Local Bistro + Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.localbistroaz.com/
  • Phone: 4803026050x
  • 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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Local Bistro + Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (82)fit for foodies (64)notable wine list (44)hot spot (35)great for lunch (31)great for outdoor dining (28)vibrant bar scene (27)good for groups (22)special occasion (21)great for brunch (18)late-night find (10)romantic (9)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Perfect for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have probably been her six or more times. Food always good. Noise level just too much.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FABULOUS EATERY
    frank
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Very exciting, busling restaurant. The food is outstanding along with the service and decor. A real hotspot in North Scottsdale. Even though we live in FOUNTAIN Hills it is worth the 30 minute drive. My wife and I have eaten at Local Bistro a number of times and have never been disappointed. Try it, you will love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    foodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    But not for special occasions, only for a regular night out
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    Wineanddine
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food is outstanding, every dish is wonderful with great flavor. Excellent service. This is my favorite restaurant in the valley.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Local Bistro!
    littleoneVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    A lovely upscale establishment that offers great food at reasonable prices. The Skirt Steak and Pomme'Frittes are always a consistent winner along with the Chicken Parmesan! The drunken bread is a sure winner and a nice starter that can be shared! The service is always top notch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but delicious
    Penny
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Really high noise level in here whenever there's a crowd, but the wonderful brunch makes it worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not their best!!
    Bwan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have to Local Bistro many times over the past few years and almost always hard a great experience. However, this past Saturday night was very disappointing. Our waitress was terrible. She was not engaged with her clients and it was obvious that she wanted to be elsewhere. That unfortunately set the bad tone for the night. Our main courses were just OK and asking for additional ketchup and mustard was a chore. May have been an off night but with no wait at 7:30 on a Saturday night the restart not that full I would have expected better. Ag
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LB
    annazVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food good..service too..restaurant is VERY NOISY.wish something could be done so shouting wasn't necessary to carry on a conversation..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go once and you'll be back again
    DesertPeopleVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Look, this is no pretentious high end restaurant so don't expect the same menu. It does have creative pasta with some delicious sauces and a very nice wine menu all at very reasonable prices. It is a typical neighborhood gem type restaurant that you will go back to 4-5 times a year and enjoy a good meal without much wallet damage.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find!
    DanM
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Too noisy for dinner, but lunch was fine. Roast chicken at dinner very generous. Mushroom soup was very good. Server wasn't all that pleasant. Still, we'd go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great N Scottsdale spot.
    mamaG
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Very good food and cocktails, great wine list. Service top notch. Wish N Scottsdale had more like this.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was insanely good!
    Kdb92
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We drove 35 miles to get to there and it was worth it! The food was amazing! The service was wonderful! We had the Drunk Bread which was outstanding! I don't even want to know how many calories it was. The Seafood Salad had a ton of perfectly prepared seafood. The shrimp were exceptional! And then there was the Local Burger. The burgundy onions were to die for. We were feeling fat and happy and couldn't even think of eating anything else. We asked for the check. But instead the manager came over with Panna Cotta saying that the chef likes to end on a sweet note and since this was our first time there, we should enjoy this complimentary dessert. I don't even like Panna Cotta but this was absolutely delicious! We WILL be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local bistro
    beachdoc
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food here is wonderful It is consistently very good with good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good restaurant
    AnnhVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is great except the noise level. It is so loud that it is hard to carry on a conversation. We really enjoy the food and wine. Also the service is good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.