Local Bistro + Bar

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$30 and under
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Italian
Local Bistro’s chef-crafted, seasonal menus offer classic favorites as well as innovative dishes made with the freshest ingredients of the highest quality. With its hand-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas, fresh-caught seafood, hand-selected steaks, and crisp salads, Local Bistro raises the bar when it comes to Italian cuisine. The thoughtfully selected, yet casually priced wine list and the wide array of specialty cocktails complete the dining experience.
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Lily
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our group ate on the patio which was quite nicel Décor is vey good and there is a large bar area. This is a local neighborhood find we wish we had tried much sooner. Food was good, menu has some different items that appeal to an upscale population. We will come back.

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GailA
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat on the patio on a lovely day and had a good brunch experience with my family. Loved the duo playing live music inside. The food and bottomless mimosas were very good. Highly recommend.

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AlanS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great birthday dinner celebration with great service from Q .

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vipCandiceC
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I love Local Bistro but the food was not good this time. Marginal shrimp appetizer, dry overcooked pizza.. just not good.

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vipellesbelles
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Local Bistro. The food is excellent, reliable, reasonably priced and the service is always excellent. It has a fun and pretty ambiance...especially on the patio where it is less noisy and has a more intimate feel. We will always go back for more!

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vipGeorgeM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great local establishment. Great food and brunch with the live music is great!

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JuliaS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Sea scallops had no sear/crust on them whatsoever, so they looked like pale dumplings or scallops anyone could make at home with no culinary skill. The bar was out of the ice spheres used to make the drink I ordered. Overall, this was a disappointing experience.

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vipDavidW
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were recently in Scottsdale and ate here twice. The food was excellent. A bit loud inside but outside is great. When our check came there was a charged added (don't remember the wording). When we questioned it we were told it was on the menu (it was in small print at the bottom) and it is 2.5% due to the minimum wage going up. Corporate decided to add the charge instead of changing the food prices. From what we understand, very few restaurants are handling the wage change this way.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lissette was an awesome server! Thanks so much. And we always love seeing Brandon H!!!! Thanks so much.

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vipBobka
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Our waitress Terrie was so attentive and friendly. She made the experience better. The food is great. The ambiance is lovely.

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vipBarbie
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service here. Love the decor and ambiance. You will never be disappointed eating here!!

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vipLima
New England
61 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting friends for lunch; promptly greeted by Christine and seated on patio; Pat was our server; very welcoming, pleasant he gave us great tips for menu selection and was very attentive, checking in, refilling water glasses, etc. without being intrusive. Food - as always - was delicious. Out table had the tuna tartare OMG,, the beef carpaccio perfectly excited and plated, and the pizza, also great. Such a pleasant afternoon, ew went back for dinner!

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vipRobS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Great food but poor service. Took friends there from out of town. After being seated we had to ask twice for water and then was told the kitchen was backed up. Took too long.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We asked to be seated in a quieter area and they accommodated us.

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vipJoanOlin
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very pleasant evening but we invited our friends to join us for this fabulous onion soup that we enjoyed a month or so ago for lunch that was so huge and totally covered the whole bowl with melted cheese. The soup we had was very good but has ordinary cheese & wasn't as spectacular a presentation.

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Ekar45
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We enjoy every time. However this time, Server wasn’t at her best for whatever reason. Main took longer than normal due to pizza being burnt I apparently. The second attempt wasn’t great.
Kind enough to remove it from the bill. We still enjoyed ourselves and will be back.

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vipCBOC
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have had dinner here many times and always good, but this was my first time having brunch. What a great brunch menu! Something for everyone including bottomless mimosas and live music. Will definitely be back for brunch

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vipKatyD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, they always accommodate!

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vipellesbelles
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Local Bistro. The food is wonderful and service too. Very reliable though a bit noisy. Wouldn’t stop me from coming back. The outdoor patio is best!

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vipRJYorkie
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places.
Food and service consistently excellent.
Patio is a great spot this time of year

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Everything was great except service this is the third time it was very slow to get water and drinks
It like they are under staffed to bad

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vipSusan
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little loud inside but the patio is great!

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vipheartsdesire26
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had guests for brunch on Sunday.Food was very good but came out one plate at a time. Energetic means every table has to talk louder than its neighbor. Can get very noisy. Been going since opening, just bringing ear plugs.

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vipBuzz
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Local Bistro food was excellent We had angel hair pomodoro and bottle of old world Chianti Classico.

Must try is the Tiramisu desert, different but very good.

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vipkathym
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Chicken Parmigiana was really good and great service. We also started out with drink at bar for happy hour. Can’t beat the half price speciality drinks and bartender was great. Lived here for three years and finally made it here and will be back !!!

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DavidM
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Valantine dinner special 4 courses all very good

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vipMerf
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Valentines dinner with my husband. Our waitress was very efficient and attentive. The Chilean Sea Bass was excellent, done to perfection . A real neighborhood gem.

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JonR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Filet in Phoenix!!!!

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vipGaryP
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local is one of our go to places. Great food and service. Never disappoints.

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davidh
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio is a great place to eat. Less noise

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ChantelleB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, a bit noisy during happy hour but a very nice ambience overall!

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StaceyR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, delicious food, fantastic wait staff. We will be back for sure!!!

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AlanS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Good help is hard to find nowadays. I could always count on Local Bistro for great food and ambiance, and usually good service, since we would request specific servers when we went there. But Jonathan is gone now and our newbie was far from good. He didn't know what "vintage" referred to in the wine we ordered and had difficulty opening it. We stated we are in no hurry and asked for slow casual service ... our apps and salad came together!. And later he never came back to ask me if I wanted fresh grated Parm on the Bolognese. In prior years, we would get asked for which fruit we desired in our water... not any more.
Things have changed but still a great place... they just need to train their servers better..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Service was slow and two items never arrived

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vipJimH
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter.. She was very positive and pleasant

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vipfrank
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

LB is my favorite however my wife’s chicken was very salty and I hate to complain but service was terrible. Had to ask for water, bread, he never asked if we wanted another drink or how is our food .Must have slept during his training

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JeanD
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Nice place for a quiet lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was extremely loud inside so we sat outside. Service was really good but the kitchen was way too slow. It took forever to get food. Beer menu hadn’t been updated so 2 choices were not available. The 3rd choice was finally available. Food was delicious except my husband’s burger was more bun than meat.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I have always loved Local Bistro for dinner. But both times that I’ve been there for Sunday brunch has been disappointing. I understand the desire for music, but it’s too loud to have a conversation. I feel like I have to yell at the person sitting next to me and end up with a headache by the time we leave.
The food was just okay. I ordered a salad and asked for the bacon to be left off. Clearly bacon was accidentally put on the salad and then removed because there were small amounts of bacon through out the salad. The wait staff never returned to see if our meals were okay. My husband’s fry’s were cold.
Also, the endless mimosas were endless after the first few glasses because no one ever returned to fill them up!
If you want a great Sunday experience, this place isn’t on my list.

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