Local Bistro + Bar

4.7
1321 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, French, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Social Hour: 2pm-6pm daily
Reverse Social Hour at the Bar:
Sunday- Thursday 9pm-11pm
Friday & Saturday 9pm -12am
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Phone number
(480) 302-6050
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Mayo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Thompson Peak
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1321 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my favorite Valley restaurant. Love to bring friends here so that they can experience Local Bistro

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to place when we want great food, be it steak or seafood or pasta or Sunday breakfast brunch! You just can't go wrong if you're looking for outstanding food and meticulous service.

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RR
Phoenix
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good. The roasted chicken is outstanding. It’s a it noisy.

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HJ
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have frequently dined here and has always been a pleasant experience. Food has been consistently good over the years

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T
Manitoba
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Local neighborhood gem for residents of North Scottsdale. Food is very good, diverse menu backed by solid cocktail and wine list. Good value, good service. Will definitely plan on going back.

The only negative to this restaurant is the noise level.

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

food real good service was real good - like it will go back

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M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious! It’s our favorite local restaurant!

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sisters and I were visiting from out of town and stumble across the local bistro... The first time we dined there are service was impeccable as was the food. We enjoyed our meal so much but we decided to die in there a few days later. Both times amazing! We will definitely recommend to her friends and family and come back next time we’re in town.

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St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Local Bistro's food is always consistently great! The service we received was exceptional and we love the patio with misters.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with amazing food! Josh was one of the best waiters I’ve had! The chicken and artichoke dinner was amazing as was the drunken bread!!

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was all delicious, as always. Local Bistro typically has a busy, upbeat vibe inside, but outdoor seating (with the cooling misters) was quiet and comfortable.
We really thought our server, Lynnae, did a terrific job.
Highly recommend!

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JR
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place but if you are eating inside it is way to loud to carry on a conversation.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistent food, great steak and pasta.
Variety in the menu . Inside is very noisy but great quiet seating outside

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St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants. We always bring our out-of-town guests here. Great service, wonderful food, and a nice indoor or outdoor ambiance.

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h
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 1

Very trendy. Very tasty. Perhaps a tad over salty - too much Worcestershire in the onion soup. Tad too much salt in the Pancetta /Pea pasta (pancetta is already so salty to begin with). Extremely noisy ambiance. Extremely attentive server (Jeff-excellent). Nice variety on menu.

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BV
London
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Top
Price // quality good

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PS
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good local spot. Interesting reasonable wine list. i would have liked more vegetarian options. That said the seafood was really good and I enjoyed the pasta.

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LP
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would have given them 5 overall and food because my food was all amazing. But my friend had the 16oz. NY Strip Steak and while it had good flavor, it was not tender. But in general food is great there!

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L
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing. Been here many times. Always loved the onion soup. This time it was loaded with salt. Rest of the meal was just fair, as well. Too bad!

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Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I ALWAYS give 5 stars to my favorite restaurant in the Valley however Friday night we had a waitress who was fairly new and she was terrible. Very inattentive, poorly trained and really took away from the special occassion

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JH
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local Bistro is a rearguard stop for us and friends. Good food. Good service and great patio when weather permits!

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st visit. Loved the look, menu had wonderful new twists, tasted delicious, staff is excellent! Will be back often.

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KD
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! From the food to the service. Thank you Amanda for being so wonderful!

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DS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very noisy. Hard to hold a conversation. Service was ok, not especially good. Food was ok but not great. V

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S
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Impromptu decision to go for dinner.
Did not want to stuff ourselves (3 of us), ended up eating family style starting with a signature appetizer, Drunken bread, followed by a beautiful bowl of Cioppino and arugula salad complemented by a bottle of Paso Robbles Cabernet Savignon, Tiramisu and the only initial disappointment of lukewarm Cappuccino, which upon notifying our server was immediately corrected.
All in all again an excellent meal, service and ambiance in our back yard.

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JF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

This could be a great restaurant except that the noise inside is deafening. We were able to be seated outside on the patio to avoid the noise inside the restaurant, but with no mist system, it was sweltering. Plus, we had to ask a few times to have the outdoor piped music turned down. We're tired of restaurants where you can't enjoy the conversation.

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Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

On my initial visit to Local Bistro several years ago, I was really disappointed with service. However, it has become a favorite! Service is always really good and food consistently good.

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RW
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We met for breakfast with family and friends. Everyone raved about the food and John our server did an outstanding job of making certain that all was top notch. My wife and I shared a Tuscan Omelette as the portions are quite large. It all made for a very pleasant morning.

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GB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Insufficient misters to eat outside comfotably.
Noise level unbearable to eat in.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner for my husband’s birthday!

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Local Bistro! We went for brunch on Sunday and it was fantastic. Great options on the menu for everyone - short rib omelette was incredible.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic waiter and incredibly excellent food for dinner. Can’t wait to go back and try their brunch!

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RD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Josh our server was great!

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Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there and it was awesome ! Our waitress was awesome also very impressed. We will be back

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M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently delicious

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c
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place for creative yet approachable food and a terrific wine list at reasonable prices! Look at this place as an alternative to the pricier "steak and fish" houses fro better value and frankly more imaginative food dishes. The only negative is the noise level especially when there are kids.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Favorite dining spot. The food is amazing, service great and the atmosphere is upbeat but very comfortable.

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WJ
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just moved into the area and this is becoming one of our favorites

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Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very energetic loud atmosphere but great food you don't want to miss

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A
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere inside or on the patio. Amazing food with lots of selections from comfort food to elegant cuisine. Service is decent but could be more consistent. Some visits it is phenominal and others average at best. Still our favorite restaurant.

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