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7032 East Main Street, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Downtown Scottsdale)
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Ranked #60 of 1,033 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
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English first
New Providence, NJ
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We had a group Dinner in January 2015. The service was excellent. The food was very good/excellent. We all liked the location and the atmosphere at Cafe Forte. I need to go back on date night.

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Hinton, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Café Forte was an inviting spot with sidewalk seating (where we ate) with an intriguing French menu (of course.) Our meals were great and we were well served. Other people piped up to help when we asked for directions which was great. Also, on inspection of the interior of the restaurant we were pleasantly surprised to find a very, very... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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360 reviews 360 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stopped by here especially to enjoy a lovely lunch after a crowded, unpleasant flight from Chicago! What a great way to relax and feel like we were in Arizona again. Cafe Forte is a delightful place, with great food choices and attentive service. I had the fresh carved turkey sandwich with cranberry relish while my partner had the Old... More 

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Salem, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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
39 helpful votes 39 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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