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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.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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
This restaurant is at the bare bones . My husband ordered a roast chicken , which this restaurant is well known for, the waiter came back from the kitchen telling my husband they were out of chicken, at 7:15pm . How does this happen, they had NO Chicken, even though they offered three different chicken dishes on the menu ?????. My husband then ordered a hamburger, with a slice of onion on the side, again the waiter approached the table, by this time a bit embarrassed to tell my husband the kitchen had absolutely NO Onion at all. How does this happen ????? My salad was suppose to have beets ad goat cheese , I found two small beet pieces and another three small blobs of goat cheese. 99% of the salad was arugula, with teeny tiny amounts of the goat cheese and beets.
This was not our first tim eat the restaurant, but it will most definitely be our last !!
Every restaurant has good nights and not-so-good ones. This was an epic failure and I am not sure I can get my friends to go back to give them another try. Everything was off but the service was especially bad. When they came to tell my friend she needed to drain her martini if she wanted her next one in a martini glass (because they had no more) we were incredulous. Despite relatively simple food choices only part of our order came as requested.
This is my go-to neighborhood place. It was deeply disappointing to have them let me down.
It was our first night in Scottsdale and we were so happy with our restaurant choice!! Our server Josh was friendly and knowledgeable. We split the arugula salad -- it was very flavorful and nice start to the meal. I had the salmon over the wasabi potatoes, and my husband had the bacon wrapped port loin. We both loved our meals! We were trying to decide if we had room for dessert when Josh appeared with a complimentary phlan and berries plate -- it was the perfect ending to our meal!!
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!
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
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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