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Cafe Forte

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$$ - $$$
Downtown Scottsdale
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7032 E Main St, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4314
+1 480-994-1331
11:00 am - 10:00 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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South Salem, New York
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We - my mother and sister and I - hadn't known about Cafe Forte and ended up going there for dinner on the recommendation of the person at the reception desk at the nearby Western Museum. We were more than delighted! It was the first time in ages that I was at a restaurant with a menu that offered so... More 

Thank Eaglerock144
Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I have eaten here the food and service has been excellent. This wonderful little place is small, friendly and has the best meatloaf you can image. I would not think about going out to eat for meatloaf, but trust me, it is worth the experience! I have been here for dinner and work meeting lunches - always great!

Thank Deborah P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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102 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 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 September 26, 2016

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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33 reviews
15 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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768 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 644 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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: +1 480-994-1331
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?