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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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11:00 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, 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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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Lunch on Friday July 17

Our party of 18 had lunch today at Cafe Forte and everyone enjoyed the food and service. It is well worth a trip to Old Scottsdale for either lunch or dinner at this little gem of a restaurant !

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
jra802015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Our party of 18 had lunch today at Cafe Forte and everyone enjoyed the food and service. It is well worth a trip to Old Scottsdale for either lunch or dinner at this little gem of a restaurant !

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My wife and I visited Cafe Forte on our last night in Scottsdale. We have been to Scottsdale many times and this is by far our favorite restaurant. My wife had the Bloody Mary Pene and I had the Sweet Potato Enchilada. We also shared a salad and polenta cakes. Everything was excellent. The enchiladas in particular were tasty. Although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This place hit the spot with its ambiance, food and staff. We wanted to have dinner close to Old Town and the galleries. This is a store front set amidst the many galleries. It is decorated in a comfortable style with a nice bar and pastry cooler to view the desserts. We both had delicious salads with salmon and tuna.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It's not often that I visit a restaurant where I can find nothing wrong, but Cafe Forte is definitely among that rare breed. We were five for dinner and arrived a bit earlier than our reservation, but it was late afternoon and it was not busy. They had set up a table for us and were ready to get our... More 

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Mesa
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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
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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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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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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, International, Contemporary, Healthy

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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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?