Local Bistro + Bar

4.7
1382 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 1382 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was awesome and food was amazing! Thank you

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B
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been several times. Always enjoy.
Always seem to eat to heartily but so delicious. The Eggplant with red pepper marmalade & Burrata was fabulous.
Our waiter was the best!!!

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WK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Keep coming back at least once a week!

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M
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food...great service...highly recommended!

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k
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love love local bistro
Special occasions are the best to celebrate here

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MD
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently one of the better places to eat in No Scottsdale

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OT
Phoenix
63 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the dinner at the Local Bistro. While the recent menu is a bit smaller than I like, (they took away some items I liked over time), it is still comprehensive. The important thing, the food is delicious, service is top notch and the drinks are wonderful!

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great food and awesome service;

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great chicken entree.

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OT
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!!

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WK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a Birthday

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OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch with friends we all ordered pizza and it was very good
Service was great
The bistro continues to be a good place
Normally we have dinner there but the lunch menu was good

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JC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had indicated that we had a birthday but was never acknowledged by the restaurant.

At 6:30 PM they were already out of chicken parmigiana which is my favorite meal.

Wait staff was excellent.

Our meals were bland.

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VJ
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Restaurant personnel are aggressively promoting additional appetizers and extra menu and drink items which makes you feel that the dining experience id geared to winter tourists. Very disappointing! Noise level was also extremely high.

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f
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. You can’t go wrong!

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SA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch and sat at the bar. Rachel was so awesome. She was very attentive and made great recommendations as I hadn’t been there before.

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Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Continues to be my go-to restaurant. Never a bad meal nor bad service. Just a plain ole great restaurant

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j
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Worst service I have ever received. Wrong cocktail made was made twice. After finishing dinner never saw waiter for nearly one hour. Had to go find him. Took over half hour to get cocktail order. Never again.

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a wonderful experience

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RJ
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Patio is lovely
Favorite place for LUNCH with friends or casual dinner with spouse.

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LB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful dinner and outstanding service

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r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just had a lovely dinner outing here and took a large party we were 7. The service and food were excellent. They have a lovely wine list. I have Celiac disease and cannot eat gluten dining out can be scary. They really took great care of me and my guests. I had the truffle risotto which was fantastic. They even baked me fresh gluten free bread that was delicious. We ordered a few apps the olives were delicious, There was a shrimp dish in a tomato sauce with chorizo that was phenomenal and everyone seemed to love the calamari which was breaded and fried I of course couldn’t have it but I’m glad everyone else loves it. For desert there was a key lime cheesecake and also yummy chocolate cake the are pretty big and worth sharing. Highly recommend!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely surprise in our neighborhood! We received lovely service from Anna and the food was fantastic as always. The portions are huge, so unless you like leftovers, consider sharing and trying a few appetizers. Their Boca Negra Desert was divine, as was chefs version of lemon panna cotta. Nice wines by the glass and healthy pours on cocktails.

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M
Phoenix
265 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious. We started with the tempura beans, than the caesar salad, and finally the pasta. All were delicious and beyond our expectations. We will return and get these again.

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The tuna tartare was amazing. I was disappointed in the atmosphere, they call it a Bistro but it's more a sports bar. I was relieved that they shut off the wall to wall tv's in the restaurant but they were I still on at the bar. The wine list is extensive but excessively over priced. The service was great!! My husband ordered chicken and we ate it for three days. The brocoli was the best I have ever had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in town!

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C
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Really enjoyed the restaurant. Our server Ty was outstanding and welcoming to us on our first visit to this restaurant. Food was good. One big down note, we were seated right next to water station. Not a good place to sit as severs kept repeatedly violating our space. Should not sit people there.

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i
Phoenix
94 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Slow kitchen. Very over cooked chicken parm. Unlikely to return anytime soon.

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OT
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!!
Amazing service!!!
Love this place.
Everything we ordered from app to dessert was OUTSTANDING !!

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PR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A little noisy, between the bar noise and music. Patio chairs uncomfortable like sitting in a bucket. Next time will sit elsewhere. Great HH at the bar as we’ve been many times before. The food makes you forget the negatives. Would recommend.

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JG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We have eaten at Local once a year for many years when we vacation in Scottsdale. The food is always excellent. The service has always been wonderful until we went this past week. When the server first came over to us he was pleasant, however when he asked what we would like to drink and we said water was fine, his entire attitude changed. As we looked around 95% of the tables had a bottle of wine. We are not drinkers and that should not change how we are treated. The server was very aloof when he took our order and did his best not to come back to our table to “see how we were doing”. If not for the good food, we definitely would never go back!

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CC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Used to be my favorite. Now small portions, mediocre food, bad service.

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JL
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our go-to places. Just had the best Chilean sea bass ever! Excellent food.

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t
Kansas City
65 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chairs on the terrace seating are very uncomfortable and should be replaced. Good food.

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O
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting presentation for simple foods (pizza).
Service is friendly and helpful.
Place is too noisy....difficult to carry on a conversation.
Also, inadequate lighting.....difficult to read menu.
Otherwise a nice place to enjoy good food.

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Z
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really love Local Bistro. We take family and friends there often.

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b
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, atmosphere lovely and the service was excellent, wonderful dining experience.

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LL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Local Bistro was great. Good food, nice on the patio, and enjoyed watching football.

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j
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places ...great for brunch and better yet for dinner!

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D
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, very knowledgeable servers and nice atmosphere.

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