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Cafe Forte

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Downtown Scottsdale
American, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy
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7032 E Main St, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4314
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fishers, Indiana
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662 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 514 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After the way we have indulged ourselves, it was nice to find this cafe that has such nice healthy menu options. Wife and I opted for soup of the day and salads which were plentiful, tasty and fresh. Very satisfying and nutritious. Service was also very good and this little cafe is charming.

Thank SmokiesJunkie
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped into this restaurant during a vacation in Scottsdale. I had the Atelier salad and really enjoyed the raspberry vinaigrette, walnuts, and apple slices. I shared a slice of fresh-out-of-the-oven peach pie, which was served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The meal was perfect. Highly recommended.

Thank Ellie301
Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden away little Café Forte (even though it still is on Main Street) deserves a visit by anyone who appreciates effectively home-cooking of excellent recipes in a softly lit intimate setting (15 tables perhaps) and backed up by a well-selected eclectic but soft music loop. That it is owned and operated by two sisters who have trained a very friendly... More 

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Blm, il
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not planned to stop here but found ourselves ready to sit for a while at their door. So glad we found this place. The service was perfect. We had drinks/appetiziers and coffee/dessert. Don't miss their carrot cake and americano! I'll be thinking about that for some time.

Thank RizMz
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped for lunch on a very hoy day. The service was friendly and efficient. I got a BLT with avocado. It was delish! Sangria was also excellent.

Thank Liz W
Scottsdale, Arizona
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch on Main Street in downtown Scottsdale. The food was expertly prepared in a timely manner.

Thank donaldono
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I have reviewed Cafe Forte in the past. We had been away for a bit, but I have made three trips to Scottsdale in the past six weeks. I was so happy to return to Cafe Forte - the first trip with a tennis team, and the second two with my husband. We were all so happy to find that... More 

Thank Susan L
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at this little restaurant. We sat outside and watched people walking by. It was a really nice location in the middle of all these galleries. I ordered a onion soup and then the salad with Brie. Both soup and salad were excellent. My husband had a sandwich. Also very nice. The lunch was very inexpensive. A great... More 

Thank Franziska S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Just exploring the Art Walk section of Scottsale and happened upon this small restaurant that had delicious food. The two dishes tried were a penne pasta with sweet Italian sausage and the spinach ravioli. The pasta was so fresh and the sauces very tasty.

Thank Carol C
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Had lunch after a morning at the Museum of the West and checking out some galleries. We ate at one of the outside tables. The service was good and the food very good as well.

Thank Kim P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7032 E Main St, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4314
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Downtown Scottsdale
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: 480-994-1331
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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