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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Local Bistro + Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (88)fit for foodies (69)notable wine list (52)great for lunch (33)great for outdoor dining (31)vibrant bar scene (29)hot spot (26)special occasion (25)great for brunch (24)good for groups (19)late-night find (11)romantic (9)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • Iluv2eat
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Really enjoyed it- had business meeting there- perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would move to AZ just to eat here
    DerrolM
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This is my new favorite restaurant in Scottsdale. Here for 5 days and already been here twice. Haven't been disappointed with a single menu item. This place should not be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diverse menu always fresh.
    tuliptori
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our favorite for eIther appetizers and drinks to a full meal. Love the clams.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eats
    Merlin
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Frequent visits to Local Bistro never disappoint. From the blackboard specials to the menu staples (chicken parmigiana, steak frites, etc), the quality of the food and service puts thus high on our list of Scottsdale dining experiences. The clams marinara appetizer is off the charts,with dunking the toasted bread a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but VERY noisy
    Sierrasmom
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The noise level is a bit unsettling because it made it hard to carry on a conversation or to hear our waitress, but it was a Saturday night and the restaurant was packed. Excellent food combinations and good evening specials to choose from. The appetizers were okay, but nothing special (the Drunk Bread was burned on the bottom and soggy on top). 3 of us had the seafood linguini and 1 had a daily special of salmon risotto. These dishes were excellent - wonderful flavor and texture. Tiramisu was just okay, like eating whipped cream with a touch of coffee flavor. All in all, we will come back again. The good stuff definitely outweighs the "so so."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    KateVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We hate to broadcast this for fear that everyone will flock to Local Bistro, but this restaurant has become our local favorite. My husband and I dine at Local Bistro at least 1-2x per week. Little wonder why the place is hoppin'. The food is fresh and relevant and the staff is always so personable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef Andrea Volpi dazzzles
    underwhelmedVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Local Bistro is fortunate to have the attention of Chef Andrea. He has created a beautifully balanced menu. His Northern Italian creations are the best in the valley by far. Try his risotto. It is one of his special dishes and it wont disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great armosphere !
    DeeDee
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food, great vib, service a little off. Management made good on the situation which means a lot :) Thnx!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    TrudeVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    No use level was so bad, worse than ever, that I am not certain tat we will come back, despite great food......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sunday
    perky1VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food was great. It was slow as they said, but how hard is it to put baby arugula and shaved rolled up salmon on a plate? For instance. Our waiter was rather out of it, poor memory. We would eat there agib. Hopefully better server.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great menu and specials
    IlikefoodVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Local Bistro seems to never disappoint, from great new seasonal cocktails, to fresh summer and special menu items, we grabbed an early dinner on the 4th of July, enjoyed a couple of quick drinks at the bar, then had dinner. The fresh salmon/pasta special was delicious. My wife was looking for a wine pairing and Wade and the bartender let her sample several 'pours', that allowed her to select the right vintage for her entree. As always, a "go-to" spot that never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frustrating!
    LEDmavnVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had a difficult time being seated, was not offered other booth-back locations although several were available. Server was "snippy" with us when we ask to change a menu item 5 minutes later. Marinara sauce way too spicy-hot. Strange, odd and weird music was playing thru the speakers... Lastly, left cash for the tab and $20.00 turned up missing, they chased us down in the parking lot to "pay up" We refused since I knew exactly how many 20's I had in my possession. (At least they didn't call police.) Not likely to return....
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Definitely one of our favorite restaurants. The food and service is consistently wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    Nick
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    But its noisy! If you like that its awesome, great food, wine and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Visit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Local Bistro is consistently great and never disappoints!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovemyfood
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My only complaint was the music was very loud and it was hard to hear. We do love eating here. Always busy and the food is consistently good. Wine prices are excellent. My husband and I always order a bottle. We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic