Foodie Friday: Central Bistro

I was recently asked by a friend where she should go for a nice dinner with the kids.  You know, a place that wouldn’t mind loud children or a little mess.  She has a 1 year old and an almost 5 year old and I knew just the place… Central Bistro.

_DSC0076-3aCentral Bistro is one of the restaurants in the Osio Group, along with Sumomaya, Kale & Clover and Local Bistro.  It’s located off of Camelback and 32nd St, next to another one of my favorite places, DryBar.  Inside you’ll find the restaurant inviting and hip, their food is American but it has a little bit of an international twist.  They have hand-made pastas and risottos, pizzas, steaks, fabulous salads and so much more.  You’ll find mouthwatering menu options from handmade burrata with fried green tomatoes, Calabrian chili marmalade and mint, ricotta tortellini with sweet corn puree, marinated tomato, chili and herbs to chicken pesto pizza and my favorite the hard cider glazed pork shank (pictured above).

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Their drunk bread is also an item you should not miss out on.  It’s so popular that it has it’s own little section on the menu.  We opt for the prosciutto laden crusty bread soaked in swiss fondue, white wine with apples, hazelnuts and honey (pictured above left).


Parents, you need to take advantage of their kids eat free 3-7pm daily deal!  Not bringing the kids, this is a great date night spot too.  Their menu changes regularly with the seasons so be sure to check out what they have to offer on their website here:

If you head down there, be sure to let them know that North Phoenix Moms Blog and AZFoodie sent you.  Till next time foodies xoxox

Central Bistro

3160 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016


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Diana was raised on the beach in San Diego eating ox tail and cow’s tongue, which helped form her love of water and all things edible. She spent a lot of her childhood in Seattle, where her family currently lives but moved down to Phoenix 10 years ago with her husband. Currently she plays ninjas and dragons with her two sons, Kellan and Carter, and eats her way through town for her blog, AZFoodie. Diana loves sharing the foodie culture in Phoenix and is thrilled to see it growing. You’ll find her chowing down all over town, laughing with the Chefs and schmoozing at the local food events.


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