– North Scottsdale Dining at Local Bistro –
Local Bistro in North Scottsdale has been a popular choice for lunch and dinner for a while now, but I had not been until recently. We had a lunch appointment and it was the perfect place for us all to meet.
The modern Italian lunch offerings are pretty diverse and there are a few non-Italian items on there as well. There are quite a few of salads and appetizers as well as sandwiches, pasta and wood-fired pizzas. All of us went the sandwich route and really enjoyed our meals.
Two of us ordered the Turkey Pastrami sandwich. The sandwich was prepared with turkey pastrami, cabbage slaw made in-house and gruyère cheeese on rye. The portions were generous and came with fries or a salad.
Another dining companion had the French Dip, which looked quite tasty. The roast beef came with caramelized onions, mushrooms and cheese, plus the requisite jus to dip it in as you go.
The last sandwich ordered was a Chicken Ranch BLT. In addition to the chicken and bacon, it came with avocado, lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing and looked tasty.
Overall, it was a pleasant lunch with good service. But, we barely scratched the surface of what they offer. I saw a lot of items that I would like to try on a return visit. For instance the Burrata with basil pesto looks amazing and something intriguing and decadent called Drunk Bread, which is crusty bread with white wine and gruyère cheese. And, on the healthier side, they have a Vegetable Board that comes with hummus, cous cous and a variety of vegetables to enjoy.
20581 N. Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
– S.E. corner of Thompson Peak Parkway and Hayden Road
Open daily at 11AM for lunch through dinner. Open for Sunday brunch at 9AM.
Happy Hour specials take place from 2PM-6PM daily.