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7032 East Main Street, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Downtown Scottsdale)
480-994-1331
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Ranked #54 of 1,023 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, Healthy
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Cafe Forte Bistro is a charming art district eatery nestled among the galleries of downtown Scottsdale. Featuring New American Comfort Food, a fresh & healthy style of cooking delicately prepared and dedicated to the use of all natural locally grown produce & organic ingredients whenever possible. Established in 1996, open for lunch & dinner, reservations welcomed.
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Salem, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Very upscale area near a lot of art galleries. Outdoor seating. Interesting menu. Good food; good beer; good wine, and food staff. A great lunch!

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Scottsdale, AZ
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Café Forte is located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona Art District. This charming café is nestled between a garden store and an art gallery. It offers both indoors and outdoors dinning. The inside dining room is simply decorated, white table clothes, soft dining music, and simple/tasteful art on the walls. The sidewalk dining is reminiscence of a European street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

By chance we stopped into Cafe Forte in Old Town, Scottsdale, AZ. It was our lucky evening. The restaurant had a pleasant decor with artwork & photo's. The food was fantastic, accompanied by mellow dinner music. We had the special entree of homemade mushroom ravioli. For dessert afresh peach cobbler. Both were exceptional. We were told that the restaurant has... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Went here on the advice of a friend and glad I did. Awesome waiter who gave us the skinny on what to order. Had the soup and half sandwich combo..onion Parmesan soup and homemade egg salad. Yummy! Dessert was a frozen chocolate truffle that was awesome! I'll be back soon!

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Larbert, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Found this through trip advisor and it was very good. For starters I'm already kicking myself for not having the baked Brie. My own red pepper hummous was good, and the special onion soup was enjoyed by my son. For mains we opted for meat loaf, meatballs and ravioli. We enjoyed every mouthful. It was nice to have food that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I moved to Phoenix from Chicago and were having a difficult time finding good local restaurants. We were so happy we found Cafe Forte! The food is simply superb! We've visited for lunch and dinner and both meals were excellent. The lunch menu features delicious and filling salads, sandwiches, and pasta dishes. I had the Village salad... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a little restaurant in Old Town with outdoor seating. The food was fresh but nothing stood out. Lunch consisted of salads with tuna,chicken or egg salad, burgers and sandwiches on sour dough. Everything you can make at home better. The gazpacho was pureed and bland. The prices were comparable to hotel restaurant prices

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chicago IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I just moved to Scottsdale 6 months ago. A friend recommended this restaurant, and I'm so glad she did. Cafe Forte is an intimate little place and has a small outdoor area too. It's at Goldwater and Main, a cute part of Old Town Scottsdale. They advertise their offerings as "Healthy New American Cuisine", and indeed their menu carries out... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Unfortunately we only had one night in Scottsdale during our 4 week road trip. Luckily we found Cafe Forte. We had not booked, simply stumbled upon the restaurant whilst browsing the Art Walk. The service, and the meal were outstanding, just proves that it is possible to eat well in the USA. Lovely food with proper portions, presented as food... More 

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Northfield
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I had lunch last Monday, April 21, 2014 at Cafe Forte. We ate outside at a beautiful little table shaded from the sun. Our lunch was amazing; my husband had an egg salad sandwich - it sounds mundane, but was anything but. I had a delightful spinach salad, complete with stuffed grape leaves. We returned with friends... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Forte

Address: 7032 East Main Street, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone Number: 480-994-1331
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Downtown Scottsdale
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, Healthy

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