A Small Town Is Where BIG Dreams Came True For The Copper Bistro In Globe AZ

Dated: 06/03/2020

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Every town in #RuralArizona has that one restaurant you can count on. That one place where you know you can fill your cravings, be served by friendly staff, and enjoy a clean atmosphere; all while supporting the dreams of a small business owner.  Copper Bistro in #GlobeAZ wins our hearts every time!

Commonly known as just the “Bistro” by locals; this local joint has been offering high quality meals for over a decade. Started as the “Back 9 Bistro” and located at the Cobre Valley Country Club, the Bistro built their cliental before moving to its current location on Highway 60. Original owners Richard and Teri Gilbert had some successful years before selling to local resident/restaurant owner Lyndi Oddonetto. Many knew Lyndi Oddonetto from her time at Joe’s Broad Street Grill in downtown #Globe; and with her came some of her and her Uncle Joe’s famous recipes. Of course, locally famous chef Adrian Perez came along for the ride!


In 2017, Lyndi Oddonetto decided to make the move and sell the Bistro. Waitress Kari Courtney, who had been with the Bistro since it’s golf course days, and her husband Rod made the jump from employees to restaurant owners. A dream was about to come true!

Three years later, business is booming, exciting changes are being made, and the food is as good as ever. We recently caught up with Owner Rod & Kari Courtney to learn more about the recent upgrades to the restaurant and future plans!

Q) How long have you owned and operated the Copper Bistro?

A) We purchased the Copper Bistro in 2017.

Q) What inspired you to become a small business owner?

A) Its always been a dream of mine to own a restaurant.  As a little girl I grew up with my mom and grandma in the kitchen. I love to cook and bake!


Q) Tell us more about the recent upgrades to the Bistro?

A) Recently, during the quarantine, we took advantage and made some changes to the inside of the restaurant. With Rod’s handy man expertise and great ideas, he was able to build beautiful dividers on each booth to separate each table and give more privacy between customers.

Q) Where do you see the restaurant in a year from now? Any new projects you can share?

A) In the future, we would love to visit the idea of expanding the Bistro to Payson and possibly build a patio out front of our current location.


Q) If you had one piece of advice for other small business owners, what it would be?

A) Our advice for other business owners would be to invest in your employees, listen to your customers and always strive to improve. The community has been awesome and continues to support us and all other small businesses!

Q) What is your favorite item on the menu? What is the top fan favorite on the menu?

A) My personal favorite would be our grilled ribeye.  Our top fan favorite would be the Friday night prime rib or our famous pasty, which you can get every Thursday.  We are also home to the original Hot Mess Burger!



Q) What’s your favorite restaurant in Globe-Miami when you’re not at the Bistro?

A) Our favorite home town restaurant other than the Bistro would be El Ranchito!

Q) How do you spend your down time away from the restaurant?

A) Our down time is spent with our family, the dunes, camping and traveling.   

Whether you’re a local resident or traveling through #GlobeMiami, be sure to make Copper Bistro a stop for your next meal. The Bistro is known for their famous burgers, sandwiches, pasta, salads, and desserts! Every Thursday is Pasty day (a tradition going back to Joe Oddonetto!); and the best Prime Rib dinner in town is served every Friday. Have a craving on the weekend? Don’t worry, they are now open from 11am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays!

Oh - and did we mention they also have a drive thru window for take out orders? Oh YEAH!! 


Copper Bistro

Address: 2118 Highway 60, Globe, AZ

Phone: (928) 473-4442

Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-8pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm

Check out their Facebook and Instagram for daily specials, contests, and more!

Special thanks goes out to owner Rod and Kari Courtney for participating in this blog and providing pictures (that will make your mouth water!)

Click on the below picture to follow COPPER BISTRO on Facebook! 


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