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Cafe Forte

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Downtown Scottsdale
American, Contemporary, Healthy, Eclectic
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7032 East Main Street, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-994-1331
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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

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
Forge Ahead to Forte!

Café Forte was recommended to us by the staff at the newly opened Scottsdale Museum of the West which is only a block away and an easy walk. There were 8 of us and everyone seemed pleased with their choices of lunch items and drinks. The staff was very attentive to refilling our drinks and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
joeysweeps
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Sun City West, Arizona
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sun City West, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Café Forte was recommended to us by the staff at the newly opened Scottsdale Museum of the West which is only a block away and an easy walk. There were 8 of us and everyone seemed pleased with their choices of lunch items and drinks. The staff was very attentive to refilling our drinks and clearing away plates. There are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is the second visit to this family owned restaurant. I wasn't disappointed the first time; and I was once again pleased. They have a knowledgeable and friendly staff. The menu choices were more than adequate. The food was properly prepared and served fresh out of the kitchen. I would be more than pleased to visit this wonderful, little restaurant... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for a light lunch. Small establishment but good quality well prepared food. My wife had a vey refreshing sangria and the personal Apple pie with a little vanilla ice cream shared by two hit the spot. Highly recommend Cafe Forte.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This Cafe is a very quiet with a great atmosphere. The soup and salad is very good as well as the tuna salad was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs!! I would highly recommend if you are looking for a very quiet café inside or outside!! A must while in Scottsdale !!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Love being able to walk to it Love being able to hear each other speak Love how cozy it feels Love that it's on Main St surrounded by all the Gallery's Love the friendly staff Love the assortment of menu selections Love the food What more could you ask for?

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Chicago
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112 reviews 112 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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 

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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.

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Boone, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

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New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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 

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Winnetka, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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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, Healthy, Eclectic

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?