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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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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Great little place!

Close to Scottsdale Western Spirit Museum. Lots of menu variety. Good value. Fresh and tasty. Try the mini apple pie for dessert!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Mesa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mesa
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Close to Scottsdale Western Spirit Museum. Lots of menu variety. Good value. Fresh and tasty. Try the mini apple pie for dessert!

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Snohomish, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Cafe Forte was the absolute ideal choice for our son's rehearsal dinner! Rosemary, Syd, and staff were amazingly friendly, down-to-earth-, and so accommodating. The service was excellent and the food was superb! The location was unique and the space was delightful. It was a great evening of family, fun, and food. We would not hesitate to choose Cafe Forte for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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174 reviews 174 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Conveniently located about 200 yards from the new Scottsdale Museum of the Southwest, Cafe Forte offers a comfortable atmosphere and tasty food. Everything tasted very natural and homemade -- not over-spiced and flavored like so many restaurants these days. Service was a great mix of friendly and professional.

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Woodinville, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We have been in Scottsdale for almost three weeks and finally got around to dining at Cafe Forte. So wish we had found it earlier. We dined on a Wednesday night and it was not crowded which added to the comfort and coziness of the restaurant. Started with a sparkling wine (mine French, husband's Spainish) and both were excellent. Both... More 

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West Hills, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Firstly I must say that the owner reacted correctly when we complained and listened to what we thought was wrong. My wife ordered Tuna Sashimi which I have to say was of extremely poor quality. It was neither usual deep red color and had white veins through it, plus it was not soft in texture. I had chicken crusted in... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?