Local Bistro + Bar

4.5
1568 reviews
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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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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brother-in-law and his friend were in town and wanted to go to brunch. We looked up branches in north Scottsdale and local bistro was listed. We looked at the menu it was quite nice and we were not disappointed. Food was fresh service was good ambience was very nice.

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Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

first time here, and very impressed. Great spot for lunch, although some of the items seemed a little pricy for a lunch menu. Not too worry, many solid selections for a decent price, and the service was top notch!

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l
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and amazing service.

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R
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We love this restaurant, the waiter wasn’t good and had an attitude. Besides that this place is a go to

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SK
Toledo
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was outstanding for our tAble of 7.

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BB
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The last 3 times I have been there the service is poor. You can sit at the table for 20 minutes before anyone even comes over to ask if you want water.

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MM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local Bistro never disappoints. Great selection of food options and superbly prepared.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Was really loud so hard to have meaningful dialog. The cauliflower rice was amazing but my colleague wasn't impressed with the prosciutto pizza.

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R
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

was lloking for some French Onion Soup and it was just fabulous. The Service was friendly , timely and very attentive to our needs. The meal was also great

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KA
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The noise level was higher than we like, making it hard to share a conversation. Next time we'll try the patio, which looked quite inviting. I don't like a patio "in the parking lot" but they've done a nice job of camouflaging that. The food was excellent and the wine list very nice.

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DL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation for Saturday night. Our waitress was Alina, all I can say is Awesome!! I had the Margarita pizza, the best I have had in a long time.
We liked it so much when a friend ask us to dinner on Sunday we wanted to go to the same place. Sunday night our waiter was Matthew! He was so tuned into our needs. Actually, he was above and beyond. I had the pasta! I can't wait to eat the leftovers. Brandon, the manager was nice to stop by and see how we were doing!! We'll be back.
Thank You,
DeLea

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MJ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I haven’t been there in awhile and I’m glad I went back. The food was awesome and they have a great wine selection.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salmon Avocado Toast is my new favorite food! The grilled salmon was purported to be excellent! This is my boss's favorite place to take people to lunch and now I know why!

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s consistently great food
The noise level is very loud when it’s crowded
Sit outside is a much better option

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RJ
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite for lunch...
Attentive service and excellent food

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was slow, it took 10 min after we sat and after I asked for a server that we had someone come to the table!

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LP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very good service. The bar noise was not to bad.

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SD
Phoenix
91 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Local Bistro and find the food and service to be consistently excellent. Father's Day brunch was no exception. It was lovely sitting outside on the patio. My husband and daughter had different variations of french toast and I had the pineapple upside down pancake. Everything was outstanding and the Mimosas weren't bad either.

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k
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so knowledgable and sunny. 2 of the 5 of us were celiacs and she was able to help us with great modifications to our meals. Great menu, great service!

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YD
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Bad experience at Local Bistro, usually reliable and consistent, but not last night! Very poor, slow service in spite of waiter being personable but not particularly efficient. Long long waits for drinks, order taking and forever for entrees to arrive.Food was sub par for the usual “go to” items on menu, pasta saturated with sauce and chicken just average.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service and food were horrible

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JS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot in every way. Looking forward to our next visit there.

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LM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is always good here but they changed the calamari and it just isn’t good. The seafood with black linguini was delicious. The green beans and eggplant parmigiana was excellent. The skirt steak with sauce was moderate. Stick with the pasta. If you like eggplant try the barrata appetizer.

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N
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to Local Bistro at a recommendation of a friend. We enjoyed it, however, the only downside was it took a long time (25+ minutes to get our appetizer). After that, it took 35-40 minutes to get our entrees. It just seemed like it took unusually long to get our food. Service was good and the food was good. Just didn't enjoy being there for almost an hour and a half. Would go back and give it another try. Thinking maybe it was just an off night for them.

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LM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good overall

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

There were swarms of bugs in the indoor dining room fly around our heads. Food was great as usual but they had a bad night with bugs☹️

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M
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

they opened the doors to the outdoor patio too early which resulted in a not so pleasant experience as it really heated up. Made the last part of our meal very uncomfortable.

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DR
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALways a pleasure. Our waiter gave us space and time to have our business conversation. Greatly appreciated. Food was tasty and service was timely. Thanks.

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m
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true favorite! Best food in Scottsdale, and incredible service as well.

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MB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time but definitely won’t be our last!

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DJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Very nice evening, excellent food and a great setting. The price was reasonable for the quality of the food. Our server was a little bit robotic and disinterested but overall a good experience.

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LP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local Bistro has never let us down. Great food and fantastic service. We have had Casey for a couple of times. One of the best servers in the Valley.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Amanda was so kind and friendly and had some great suggestions! Get the drunk bread...HOLY MOLY! Mike the manager stopped by our table and truly made us feel welcome. It was one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. An absolutely MUST see!! Thank you for such an incredible evening.

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DB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amanda was amazing, great service and food

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W
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Happy Hour Bar seems to take over the whole atmosphere of the restaurant. Way too loud!

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We have been here before and had a great experience, so we came back for Mother’s Day. Several things were wrong - we walked in 10 min early and hostess says they’d seat us closer to our reservation time even though there were many open tables. Bar tender was difficult to flag down - it wasn’t busy. After sitting ten min ( abs discovering glass on the floor under my seat) our waitress took our order and then brought drinks, we had to ask for bread and when it came we had to ask for utensils. When our food came 2 of the plates were missing the sauce. After check came, waitress disappeared for around 15 min, and we just wanted to pay and leave. Food was good but such poor service and attention to detail. Disappointing on Mother’s Day.

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TS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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M
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, vibrant bar scene, patio seating.
Service was good & food outstanding. Highly recommend!!

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M
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I gave a 5 star review because we love Local Bistro, however - we came for a birthday brunch on Saturday at 11:15. On open table, it says that brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm. When we arrived, we were given their regular menu and when we asked for the brunch menu, we were told they only do brunch on Sunday. We ended up leaving because the birthday girl wanted brunch. Please correct this information so there is no more confusion! ❤️

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D
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went for Saturday brunch. When we got there, we were informed that they were not serving brunch today. We were the first to arrive, but many were getting their food and we were still waiting. When I finally asked the waiter why we had not been served yet, he admitted that he had screwed up our order, but food would be coming soon. I felt that he should have told us before we had to ask. Finally my sandwich had so much horseradish/mustard , it was close to uneatable.

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