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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for a Date (26)
Casual (21)
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Bar Seating (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Fun (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Authentic (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Romantic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Live Music (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

It was ok I just didn’t appreciate being stuck real close to two other movable tables

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Really great food! Noise level very high!

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·Dined 6 days ago

It was a ok experience. While booking online we mentioned its our anniversary but no one greeted us for that. Even the candle was off and i had to ask to switch on. Pasta was ok, sea bass was good. Compared to the cost i felt it is not up to the mark.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very, very loud! OK food, inconsistent from one time to the next.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A perfect evening for a work place after-hours get-together!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We have come twice and enjoyed it both times! Brought friends this time!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent. The drunk bread was a fun play on traditional fondue. I highly recommend the sea bass. It's Just as good as if you were in Florida.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Really good food, service and wine selection. Very very noisy, so not your choice for intimate conversation, but an overall good experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The service was very slow. Our food was good. Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

A fabulous meal with great service!

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 (London)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a 7:30 pm reservation and we were on time. We sat in the waiting area for 20 minutes then asked about our table. They forgot we had a reservation. We sat at a table that was open when we walked in at 7:30 pm. The waitress took a long time to take drink orders and even longer for food orders. The overall experience left us feeling that we were not important to the restaurant and I certainly do not recommend Local Bistro based on my experience.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Local Bistro has always been a favorite of ours. The food and service has been consistently
great. My only negative is that the noise level gets so loud that you can'y hear your companions
conversation. It has always been that way. As the noise level rises so does the conversations in order to converse. This will not stop me from returning however it is a negative to me.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food and service were outstanding. Too loud for comfortable conversation. Will go back and do recommend.
Tables and chairs could be more comfortable and inviting.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We met some friends for a weeknight dinner. There’s music and a lively vibe in the bar area which is visible from the dining. We were seated right away as we did have reservations. We could hear music but we were also able to converse and enjoy our company. Nice options on the menu and the food was delicious. Service was prompt and they were very attentive with our needs.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The Bolognese is to die for....I get it every time I go there!! Our server was excellent...attentive, but not hovering.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always great food and service here . They are always consistent. Pasta Bolognese was great although I miss the giant meatball. Appetizer meat and cheese board excellent and you get to pick ingredients.
Will always be a regular spot for me.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

All three of us are filet lovers. They were perfect.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great patio, food was excellent but service was just ok. App was really late arriving but management did apologize.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Local Bistro is a wonderful place for couples or groups. Food and Service are always outstanding. Servers and Management are spot on attentive. Josh, our waiter is experienced and did a great job.
LB is our 'go to' place and we have brought many friends and family here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Classy but casual, very nice atmosphere. I ate at the bar because I was running a bit late. The food was very upscale and I thought the menu had a lot of options. The service was great, and the food was excellant. I would recommend it, and will return the next time I'm in the area.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Awesome food and service. Tapas , creative fresh foods, so many options! Great wine list!

Tags: Tapas, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food and service! Definitely return !our server, Lindsay was very helpful and knowledgeable!

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Overall very good. My only complaint is like so many chefs this one tends to over salt the entree. Next time I’ll ask for no added salt. Most experienced diners know that the most popular restaurants in the country serve entrees hot and salty. Few people complain with that combo.
I like this place and will return frequently

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was very good. Appetizer and salad were excellent, three of four entrees were delicious, my wife’s pork tenderloin somewhat lacking. Ambiance always lively and service fine.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Don't let the name fool you. It is a local bistro that delivers a big result. This little gem has some of the best food, best service and best settings in all of Scottsdale. The menu is varied to accommodate any food preferences- gluten free check, vegetarian check, fantastic meats check, great wines check, indoor/outdoor seating check/ a superior bar/ and professional service. Really... don't miss this. The name is true... if you live close it will surely become your favorite local bistro but it is also well worth the drive. Do make reservation, and do give it a try, it will soon be your favorite, too.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent food and service. And a wine list that had some exceptional wines at not-too-outrageous prices. My only complaint is the deafening noise level that makes it impossible to carry on a conversation without sign language.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Local is always and consistently very good. Great vibe and fun atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was excellent!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love this place! Excellent food, service, and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times and after our last experience we won’t be back. Our waitress was one of the worst we have come across. She was very snippy and was put off when we asked for anything. The food was mediocre at best and did not come out as the menu stated.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Portions was tasteless and pretty bland. Great service and atmosphere

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We’ve been coming here for years. This year, for our Christmas Eve reservation, they required a credit card guarantee. Nothing angers me more in the restaurant world than this practice. Nonetheless, its our tradition, so I ponied up the credit card and we went. It was good, like usual, however they’ve removed some of the things on the menu that we used to love. I’m sure they been replaced by other delicious things, but I miss those things anyway. We got Bolognese pasta and seafood with squid ink linguine. Both were good. I wish the seafood linguine had more clams and calamari and less shrimp though.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was my fourth visit to Local Bistro, and I've never been disappointed. Sometimes it can get a little loud at the bar, but this time the noise wasn't bad. Service by Timothy was just right, attentive but not hovering. I had the bouillabaisse, a Friday and Saturday night special. Outstanding! My husband praised his margarita--not too sweet--and liked his pizza. We visit regularly from out of town, and will always plan one dinner at Local Bistro in the future.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Vegan
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My first visit here was phenomenal. I had a wonderful dining experience and great service. The food was to die for and I couldn’t wait to come back. My second visit was not nearly as enjoyable and I left very disappointed. For starters, my waiter didn’t greet me for 10 minutes. When I did finally receive some attention, I ordered the butternut squash pancini for an appetizer. This is one of the BEST dishes I have ever had and I highly recommend it. For my main course, I ordered the same as my first visit (truffle risotto) because I had come back solely for it. Unfortunately, it tasted much different. I believe it was over cooked and came out mushy and at room temperature. I was dining alone and felt like my waiter didn’t want to spend as much energy on me as she did on the rest of her tables, although I spent upwards of $40..

Great food. I’m sure great service majority of the time. Overall, I’ll be dining again but am hesitant to rush back due to my most recent experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The brunch was simply outstanding, creative ingredients perfectly prepared.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Usually a winner but the restaurant was off on Thursday night - both food and service. Not stopping us from going in the future but things were off!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 !!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Brunch. As always, the service was impeccable and food was great. Creative menu. We love the band. This place never misses. Highly recommend!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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