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Cafe Forte

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Downtown Scottsdale
American, International, Contemporary, Healthy
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7032 East Main Street, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-994-1331
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Magical rehearsal dinner evening

Our family had a wedding rehearsal dinner at the café in January 2016. It was a magical evening! From the time we selected the café as a venue months before until the end of our event, the staff was the perfect blend of personal and professional – they did their jobs beautifully and efficiently... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lisa D
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family had a wedding rehearsal dinner at the café in January 2016. It was a magical evening! From the time we selected the café as a venue months before until the end of our event, the staff was the perfect blend of personal and professional – they did their jobs beautifully and efficiently, but were also incredibly friendly, and... More 

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Thank Lisa D
Minneapolis
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were heading to Scottsdale's Museum of the South (Western Spirit) and this place was recommended to us. Food was delicious (a wonderful ahi tuna special) and service truly gracious. Prices reasonable for great quality

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Thank JanenJoanne
Strahilovo
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192 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to grab a table outside and enjoyed some good food. Good service and good food, good value as well

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Thank deukerens
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Forte is a wonderful, quiet place to enjoy a great meal in Scottsdale. The owners and the staff are terrific, the food is delicious. A great place to take a date, meet another couple or enjoy a quiet, perfect meal with your significant other.

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Thank martytmarks
London, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this cafe after a visit to a nearby museum. Our group has a wide range of food preferences and there was something delicious for everyone on the menu. If you go ... make sure to have dessert!

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Thank HeraldPeter
Grosse Ile, Michigan, United States
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We arrived about 3:15-3:30 on Tuesday for lunch. They seated us and gave us their lunch menu. I was looking forward to having lamb burger and already I was excited for it. The waiter, who was very nice and pleasant, told us that they had to close the grill and couldn't serve anything grilled. By being deaf, I wasn't able... More 

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Thank Jane F
Mesa, Arizona
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We have been dining at Cafe Forte for several years. We love the food, the staff and the service. Simply the best! I always have the spinach ravioli - excellent.

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Thank J46_13
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Excellent - everything!!! Pleasant wait staff and the food was exceptional. Definitely will be back. Loved the ambience also!

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Thank Rmcnellis
Osoyoos, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

In the arts district two blocks from Old Town and worth the walk. Fresh fresh fresh quality quality quality!!! Service was good as well. Had the turkey club, real turkey, bacon was still warm and not stingy with the bacon, turkey or tomatoe. Yum! My husband and I shared they were happy to accommodate and added additional sides for us... More 

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Thank Ballantynes
Gilbert, AZ
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

crusted Chicken breast - dried out and tough, vegetables inedible due to being so over-cooked, if I would have dropped on the floor it wouldn't have bounced, it would have gone 'splat'. Supposedly a maple-bourbon gravy - NO, little tiny teaspoon of straight maple syrup. Sweet potato enchiladas - horrible, only redeeming factor was the green sauce was homemade. Special... More 

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Thank Bast_AZ
Rosemary C, Owner at Cafe Forte, responded to this review

After 20 years of very successful business in Scottsdale, your review was shocking. We own and operated our business with a hands on philosophy. We take pride in offering our customers top quality ingredients such as the red bird farm chicken breast that is so popular it has been on our menu since we opened in 1996. Our maple Bourbon... 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, International, Contemporary, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?