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Cafe Forte

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Downtown Scottsdale
American, Contemporary, Eclectic, Healthy
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7032 East Main Street, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-994-1331
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Cafe Forte Bistro is a charming art district eatery nestled among the...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Surprising little gem in Art District

Found this little place on the Art Walk. Sat outside on the front sidewalk. Nice Italian dishes, but they come out a little differently than you expect. Spinach and mushroom ravioli a little different sauce and very al dented,, approaching undercooked; however my dining partner liked his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
activenretired
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert

142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Found this little place on the Art Walk. Sat outside on the front sidewalk. Nice Italian dishes, but they come out a little differently than you expect. Spinach and mushroom ravioli a little different sauce and very al dented,, approaching undercooked; however my dining partner liked his lasagna. We liked the location. We could watch the sunset from our table.... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Everything about this restaurant was wonderful. The service and wine were fantastic. We tried the homemade meatloaf and it couldn't of been more delicious. I would definitely recommend going there while you are in Scottsdale.

Boone, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Excellent selection of vegan and vegetarian food as well as meats. Located near the better Scoottsdale Art galleries. Went there four times in one week.

New Jersey
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We were wandering through Old Scottsdale looking for a quieter spot for dinner on a Saturday evening when we found this gem along the ArtWalk. A bit off the beaten path if you are looking for restaurants, but very open and welcoming. It is advertised as "American Cuisine" but we would definitely say that is a bit of an understatement.... More 

Winnetka, Illinois
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Pat the owner for nineteen years warmly greeted us. We chose to sit outside on the sidewalk cafe. Walking through the restauarant past white tablecloths and fresh bread. We ordered the special of mushroom ravioli. Just Great! This was on Thursday night which is art galley night on Main Stree Scottsdale. All the gallerys alone the street are open. Couple... More 

Mesa, Arizona
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was Valentine's Day and we had reservations for 5:30 and we were caught in traffic. We called ahead and they still accommodated us at 5:50. We sat in the middle of the dining room which was not an ideal place for seating with the crowd around us and the staff bustling by. We ordered nice wines which we enjoyed... More 

Vernon, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Healthy cuisine, good food ... a nice patio for relaxing with a cold drink. Nicely located near the galleries and away from the busy retail area of Old Scottsdale.

Portland, Oregon
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We went last night after touring the arts for Art walk on Thursday nights in Old Town Scottsdale, had a great dinner! I had the horseradish salmon & husband had the pasta with italian sausage both were great but the best part was their home made sangria, it was kiwi,orange & lime it was outstanding! We will put this on... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious dinner Saturday night with friends. Staff was very attentive and we were never rushed. The gazpacho was the best I have ever had and we returned Monday for lunch. Leave room for their yummy apple pie.

Yonkers, New York
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Been here several times and look forward to eating here. Lunch or dinner, service is great and the food is delicious. My favorite (if I have to pick one) is the meatloaf. Burgers are really good as well. Great selection of wine and deserts are incredible.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7032 East Main Street, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Downtown Scottsdale
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: 480-994-1331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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