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7032 East Main Street, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Downtown Scottsdale)
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Ranked #55 of 1,015 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
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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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 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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23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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44 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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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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West Chicago, Illinois
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175 restaurant reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Not but a couple of blocks west of Scottsdale road on the north side of Main Street resides this delightful eatery. We stopped by for a fabulous mini apple pie from Rosie's Little Pie Company and a coffee of coffee as an afternoon pick-me-up. We have previously eaten lunch here and so enjoy it when we can sit outside and... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I would be lying if I said there is only one thing I like about Cafe Forte, because simply everything is wonderful. The food is high quality and rich. The waiting service is phenomenal. The atmosphere is quaint and elegant. They've beautifully decorated the patio outside. The inside lighting is dim providing the perfect lighting from the candle-lit tables. Makes... 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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