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Cafe Allegro

#126 of 2,536 Restaurants in Phoenix
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4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920 (Formerly The Cafe at MIM)
+1 480-478-6000
11:00 - 14:00
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Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting the museum and stopped for lunch. We had 1 burger, 2 grilled chicken sandwiches and 3 bottled sodas. The total cost was over $60. The food was delicious but I'm not sure it was worth $60. Had it been a regular restaurant, we wouldn't have eaten there for those prices but a museum has a captive clientele.... More 

Thank Happygoomom
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154 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Musical Instrument Museum. This was our second visit to museum and cafe. Too be honest, I was looking forward as much to the food as the museum. If the weather is nice the patio is a very pleasant place to eat. If your want to save leftovers (or in our case the nice blue bottle my drink came in... More 

Thank MilwaukeeCraig
Elmira, New York
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I planned to eat lunch at Cafe Allegro based on TA reviews and the timing of our MIM visit, and we really enjoyed our meals. We thought the selections covered the range of possible interests (soup, salads, sandwiches, grill items, "grab & go", coffee bar and wine & beer) and we were pleased with the personal service... More 

Thank scienceteech
Prescott, Arizona
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351 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, son and I had lunch at Cafe Allegro while touring MIM. My wife had a veggie burger on a prior visit and was raving about it. Our son and she had the veggie burger and were disappointed. She said it was not as delicious as the prior time. I enjoyed the local AZ salad which was made with... More 

Thank Prescott2007
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum proper is worth at least a day's visit, which means the need to stop and refuel. Easily done here. Good salads, along with lots of hot choices. As with the rest of the museum, very clean, very attractive. Very friendly staff. Surprisingly reasonable prices.

Thank SeattleRoger
Tucson, Arizona
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554 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Somewhat surprised to fine such a nice restaurant in a museum as most museums think that food is an afterthought. Well displayed, very good service and plenty of seating both inside and on a patio, We sat on the patio and recommend it over inside. The only food for thought ( pun intended ) is the prices are a tad... More 

Thank Paul G
Portland, Oregon, United States
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115 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 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 - was a bit too glib, but he makes an excellent burger. That said, I'm reserving... More 

Thank Jonathan A
Fargo, North Dakota
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384 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 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 we got lots of extra vegetables instead. The servers were quite friendly and helpful.

Thank Larry P
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 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
San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 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 attention to detail. Finally, food service quantities are generous.

Thank frankjmarchan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cafe, American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?