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Cafe Allegro

4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
+1 480-478-6000
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (19 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
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11 - 20 of 98 reviews

Reviewed February 28, 2017

This was my second visit to the museum while visiting from out of town. First time was Easter Sunday when they first opened, fabulous Easter specials that day. They do a good job. This time the grill chef - who you order directly from -...More

1  Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed February 23, 2017

It is cafeteria (or food island) style restaurant in which you go through a line. The menu is somewhat limited in choices each day, but we found plenty of delicious vegetarian food. We asked to have the salad of the day without the chicken and...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed February 19, 2017

While visiting the Musical Instrument Museum we were able to get lunch at the Allegro Cafe. It was Canadian weekend and they were featuring special dishes from the country! Great idea! The poutine was excellent!!

Thank Judy M
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The food is excellent, and the ingredients fresh.The restaurant faces the courtyard, which gives you the impression you are eating outside. The tables are separated by some distance so you feel you have privacy. The restaurant is clean and the presentation of the food shows...More

Thank frankjmarchan
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Have had lunch a couple of times in the last few months. The chef tries hard, but seems to miss. Latest was a lunch last week. My guest and I both had the hot dog. It was literally inedible... a very hard casing and a...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We were visiting the Museum of Musical Instruments. This museum demands lots of time, so we went to the museum restaurant for. lunch. Even though it is a cafeteria style place, the food is top notch. You are well fed and energized to finish your...More

Thank snowalker
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

You do not need to pay for the museum to eat here. It's one of my favorite places in the area! They use mostly locally sourced ingredients in creative, healthy, and delicious dishes. I've never had a bad meal here! I love their daily soup,...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed October 30, 2016

The offerings were of a great variety,pleasing everyone in our party.This is the best eatery I've experienced at a museum. I had a veggie burger which was made from scratch on the premises, and was delish. We ate outdoors, under the shade of a tree,...More

Thank ZCAlady
Reviewed October 27, 2016

A lot of variety for quick food, even more variety for sit down dining. Very healthy hearty local offerings. A great food experience inside a museum.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We had planned to tour the MIM for 3 hours and wound up staying for 5. The Cafe stopped serving lunch at 2:30 PM and we arrived at 2 PM. There were 3 chefs to take our order and prepare our food. The food was...More

Thank Larry P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $15
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920 (Formerly The Cafe at MIM)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 480-478-6000
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Description
Located in a light-filled space overlooking the museum’s entry courtyard and signature sculpture, MIM's Café Allegro serves an inventive menu of great-tasting foods prepared from scratch, using fresh, local ingredients. Café Allegro offers a menu that changes daily. Stations feature global cuisine, local and regional dishes, hand-tossed pizzas, grilled specialties, freshly made soups and salads, and delicious desserts. The casual self-serve environment provides a unique museum dining experience, boasting dishes alive with flavor and nutrition. The Café also offers vegetarian, vegan, international, and kid-friendly options, appealing to a wide variety of tastes. Café Allegro is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For those seeking a quick pick-me-up, MIM's coffee shop is open during all regular museum hours. It is located adjacent to Café Allegro, and features coffee and daily pastry selections.
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