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About Local Bistro + Bar

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.

20581 North Hayden Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, French, Spanish

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

Cross Street:
Thompson Peak

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 302-6050

Website:
http://www.localbistroaz.com/

Executive Chef:
Chris Mayo

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

Local Bistro + Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
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Good for a Date (21)
Bar Seating (17)
Casual (17)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fun (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Authentic (6)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Romantic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Food well prepared and presentation very artistic. We do miss the cheese tray appetizer.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice casual, comfort-food menu. Service was exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Steaks were salty

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

We have eaten at Local Bistro a handful of times. It's a nice environment with a small bar, but good drinks and a decent wine list. The food is VERY good...I've had the truffled mushroom risotto a couple of times and it's FANTASTIC. My husband enjoys the chicken parmesan. Not a super big restaurant but nicely appointed and they have a cozy patio for outdoor dining. I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

As usual, the food and delicious and the service were amazing !

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very popular restaurant. Ordered a salad minus a few items but it came with them anyway. Server was very nice and bought us dessert for the mistake.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was excellent and our waiter was outstanding. We all loved our meals. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was delicious. From the calamari appetizer to the filet of beef steak entree. Steak was superb. The Cosmopolitan was disappointing. They were bright red, sweet, tasted like punch and had no alcohol flavor.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was way over salted.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a great patio table and excellent service. The hamburger at Local Bistro is as good as it gets -- high quality beef and great toppings. And the drinks were delicious.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was delicious,but service was awful. I took my friend out for her birthday. I called the rest an hour before the reservation to arrange for a dessert with a birthday candle. When I arrived I reminded the hostess. The birthday dessert was never served. In addition it took at least 30 minutes after ordering for our food to arrive and they were just salads

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2017

My wife and I split a Caesar salad, salumeria wood fired pizza, and sautéed chicken & artichokes accompanied by a nice red. We then finished up with zeppoli and cappuccinos.

The service was excellent with the server very familiar with both the menu and wine list.
The food was simply outstanding. The chicken & artichokes with mascarpone polenta is easily in my all time top ten outstanding dishes.

Too bad we’re from out of town, because we’d be back on a regular basis.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Calamari, Caesar salad and lobster linguine... all delicious. Nicest waitress ever! Great out door seating.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful brunch!! The best eggs Benedict ever! Bottomless bloody Mary's great too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great find for a traveler, the pasta was toothy and wholesome, the produce fresh and yummy. I will return as one of my go-to restaurants when traveling to Phoenix.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our first time at Local Bistro and we really enjoyed our breakfast. Can't wait to go back for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always great food and service with a smile !! And, just recently,, their beef has been elevated to Mastro's +++ but, at the Local Bistro prices. Eat superbly..........for a moderate price. Where has Local Bistro been ???

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great local restaurant. Menu choices are fine and wine list outstanding with many quality selections at modest mark-ups. Service is always attentive. It's not quiet but so what. We go there for great food and wine not intimate conversation.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Had a bad piece of fish. They replaced immediately. Props to them for that

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was very good with the exception of the butternut arancini they were cold on the inside. Service was very good. Great atmosphere.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great!!! Service food we are loyal returning customers

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We sat outside on patio which kept the noise level down

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I went to the Local Bistro based on the recommendation of a friend. Took an Uber 12 miles from my hotel to have dinner here. Well worth the drive! I’ve been in Scottsdale 5 days on business and the restaurant scene has been mediocre at best but Local Bistro was good. Be sure to have the house made burrata - wonderful. Flank iron steak was perfectly prepared and the sauce was fabulous. I would definitely return.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 2, 2017

One of the best Scottsdale area restaurants. We visit every time we are in town. Great food, and so many choices for all appetites. Many healthy options, too. The wine list is fantastic, too! We drove from Glendale to visit this time...well worth it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great spot for brunch, especially when the weather is nice. Giant windows and doors open up to the fresh air, beautiful courtyard, huge bar and live music for brunch on Sundays.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We always enjoy dining at Local Bistro. We have never been disappointed with their service or lunch & dinner menus. The restaurant is noisy, so we try to sit on the patio or dine early. Even with the noise level being high, we always enjoy Local Bistro.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Local Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in the valley, and this experience made me feel no different. Our server, Nikki, was an absolute delight - not at all intrusive while at the same time being helpful and making great suggestions. We came for my best friend’s birthday and had a great time. Taylor came by the table and made us feel welcome and taken care of. We will be back ASAP :)

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great as always. Our sever, Paul, was very attentive.
I ordered the saffron linguini without the clams. Delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Megan our waiter was really sweet and attentive without being on our backs. Food was wonderful and we had a great time

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

As always Local is consistently good. Never a bad experience. One of our favs!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Live Sports, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Disappointing. My wife and I went yesterday for dinner with another couple. I informed the restaurant when making the reservation through opentable that we were there to celebrate my wife's birthday. They sat us right away but there was an attitude and a sense of negativity from our server the entire night. It started with her requesting that we order the appetizer and main course at the same time. She agreed that she would manage the timing, and she did, but I thought it was an odd request. Next I ordered a beer. When she brought it to the table she said in a nasty tone, "do you NEED me to pour it in your glass for you". I did request the glass but I told her I would be more than happy to pour it myself. She just made us feel that she had something more important to do every time she came by. I think the final straw was when the main course was served and mine was missing. Close to 5 minutes later she brought it out and simply placed it in front of me and walked away. An apology would have been nice. I understand we all have bad days and it’s quite possible she was simply having one of those. I just expected more from a place with such wonderful reviews. Oh and we didn’t need a song or free dessert but a simple gesture of a birthday wish would have been nice knowing that was the reason we came in that night.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The service was excellent. The waiters made suggestions that were very well informed. The management staff was friendly and came to each table to ensure everything's was okay. The food was prepared very well and tasted great. I am definitely looking forward to going back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food and excellent wine list! Owner came by table to welcome us. Good place.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Local Bistro is our local favorite. The food and service are excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The Food is consistently good. The service was great. Now that the weather is cooler the outside dinning is wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is a wonderful place...
Food, service always excellent
A favorite for lunch and dinner
Lovely patio

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great restaurant for a causal meal. Good food and good service.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We had the beet appetizer which was very tasty, then had the bolognese & pasta. Loved it. Pasta was home made & sauce had lots of meat & was very flavorful.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

It had been awhile that we had dined at Local Bistro, but after an enjoyable dining experience this time, we will definitely be back a lot sooner. Our server Paul was very nice. He was friendly and took great care of our table. Our food was prepared well and the ambiance is very nice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Local Bistro is our favorite neighborhood restaurant

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Spicy, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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