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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 - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Anthem, Arizona
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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705 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 558 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 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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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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7 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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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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

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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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?