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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, Late Night, 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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  • 111
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Almost Perfect!

The food is so great, as is the cozy atmosphere. But...they don't have a full bar, wine and wine drinks only. I'm a martini girl so it didn't quite work for me. Great for lunch though!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Kathy F
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Scottsdale, United States
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Our first clue should have been that the place was empty on a Wednesday night at 7 pm. We were three couples with all different dishes. Everyone said their meal was just ok. The caprese salad was salty and the special "mushroom ravioli" was tasteless. With all the restaurants in old town Scottsdale, go somewhere else.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The food is so great, as is the cozy atmosphere. But...they don't have a full bar, wine and wine drinks only. I'm a martini girl so it didn't quite work for me. Great for lunch though!

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Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We would've never seen this place had we not taken a Segway Tour, but we thought it looked neat so we decided to give it a go for lunch. Fabulous little cafe! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was quaint. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Scottsdale.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There is a reason why Cafe Forte is in the art district of Scottsdale, because everything they do is a work of art. I went on a 3 week RV vacation with a friend from California and Scottsdale was going to be one of our stops. I am a born and raised Brooklynite and consider myself to be a foodie.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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14 restaurant reviews
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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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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 19 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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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
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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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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, Doing business, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?