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Cafe Forte

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
Closed now
All hours
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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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102 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is a wonderful experience - no matter how long I've been coming to Cafe Forte the meals continue to impress. The fish is cooked to perfection - the chicken is tender and flavorful - - this is a restaurant for the ages - - a place to relax, dine, taste some wonderful wines and enjoy the passing parade... More 

Thank Ron C
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. Waiter was very pleasant. Little pricey. Average $10-13 /pp. We got a Tuna melt, hamburger , salad and crust less quiche. Except the crises Quiche was over cooked dry rest was fine.

Thank Ramie2401
Apple Valley, California
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were doing the art walk on a Thursday night and my friend asked one of the studio owners for a recommendation for our group. We were not disappointed. It was not cheap eats, but we were treated to good food, good wine, and excellent service. My water glass never was empty, and that shows many were watching. My wife... More 

Thank klondikespal
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Having moved to Scottsdale and now residents for 14 months, we enjoy Cafe Forte when in Old Scottsdale. The service is good and the quality of the food is always excellent.

Thank Vera092014
Anthem, Arizona
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Syd and company are the best! The food is wonderful, atmosphere is delightful (with Syd's photographs adorning the walls), & great background music, not loud lending itself for conversations. Our "go to" place when we are in Scottsdale and when we have family visiting.

Thank lvinjxnhole
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Café Forte, on Main Street in Scottsdale Arizona's arts district, provided us with wonderful ambience from décor to music, friendly and personal service, a great array of lunch choices, many not found anywhere else in any form, and beverages. We would not hesitate to recommend Café Forte - even if you only come to the Arts District for lunch!

Thank Tetontraveler
Fishers, Indiana
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759 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 639 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 

Thank O6345DYwilliamf
Blm, il
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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