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Cafe Forte

7032 East Main Street, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Downtown Scottsdale)
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Ranked #49 of 1,013 restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, Healthy
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
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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88% Recommend
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English first
Larbert, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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chicago IL
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I just moved to Scottsdale 6 months ago. A friend recommended this restaurant, and I'm so glad she did. Cafe Forte is an intimate little place and has a small outdoor area too. It's at Goldwater and Main, a cute part of Old Town Scottsdale. They advertise their offerings as "Healthy New American Cuisine", and indeed their menu carries out... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Unfortunately we only had one night in Scottsdale during our 4 week road trip. Luckily we found Cafe Forte. We had not booked, simply stumbled upon the restaurant whilst browsing the Art Walk. The service, and the meal were outstanding, just proves that it is possible to eat well in the USA. Lovely food with proper portions, presented as food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I had lunch last Monday, April 21, 2014 at Cafe Forte. We ate outside at a beautiful little table shaded from the sun. Our lunch was amazing; my husband had an egg salad sandwich - it sounds mundane, but was anything but. I had a delightful spinach salad, complete with stuffed grape leaves. We returned with friends... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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139 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Not but a couple of blocks west of Scottsdale road on the north side of Main Street resides this delightful eatery. We stopped by for a fabulous mini apple pie from Rosie's Little Pie Company and a coffee of coffee as an afternoon pick-me-up. We have previously eaten lunch here and so enjoy it when we can sit outside and... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I would be lying if I said there is only one thing I like about Cafe Forte, because simply everything is wonderful. The food is high quality and rich. The waiting service is phenomenal. The atmosphere is quaint and elegant. They've beautifully decorated the patio outside. The inside lighting is dim providing the perfect lighting from the candle-lit tables. Makes... More

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Right on Main Street a couple blocks from Scottsdale Rd, and depending on your rate of gallery browsing, a perfect spot for a sit down, lunch and glass of wine. We sat out front in the shade of the overhanging roof near a post covered with blooming bougenvilla. Staff was pleasant, helpful. The rose' wine by the glass was tasty... More

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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Cafe Forte is the perfect blend of sophistication, simplicity and beautiful flavors. You can taste the love that they put into each and every dish. As soon as we arrived we were warmly greeted by the hostess. The ambiance inside was cozy yet elegant and I adore the patio. The white peach sangria was incredible and I was thoroughly impressed... More

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