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“Incredibly Charming Place for hosting a party (*we did a rehearsal dinner there)”
Review of Cafe Forte

Cafe Forte
Ranked #30 of 1,409 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed July 5, 2009

We had our rehearsal dinner at this adorable restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale and it was simply AWESOME. We were thrilled with how everything went and our guests were unanimous in saying it was the most wonderful rehearsal dinner they'd attended. The restaurant is inherently charming and decorated beautifully, so there was not much we needed to add. (it has art and paintings and beautiful faux painted walls . . . tables with fresh white linens always. . . it's a place that exudes happiness, that's why I chose it). We had 50 guests, so we had the whole place to ourselves. The ladies (owners) of the Cafe arranged the tables beautifully to accomodate a great flow and really super seating possibilies (some of the tables seated 8, some seated 6, some 4 . . . it was a great mix). We had a buffet-style layout, with cheese and appetizers and salads as the beginning course, then some chicken, salmon, and vegetarian dishes as the main course. It was all delicious. The most incredible part (from the culinary standpoint) were the desserts. These ladies have incredible pastries (their crust for their tarts and pies is delectable!) The best part was how EASY it was. We just showed up. The service was so good and kind and gracious. Not stuffy . . . simply wonderful. The cost was reasonable . . . I couldn't believe how lucky I got to find something where everything fell into place so beautifully.

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Reviewed June 27, 2009

If you don't want fast food or a big chain affair, this is the place! Charming little cafe in the Art's District of Scottsdale.

Great sandwiches, salads and of course BROWNIES! One of the ladies who owns this little gem is known for her baking.

Service is swift and very pleasant. Open for dinner Thurs., Fri. and Sat.

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Thank surpguy
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Reviewed June 24, 2009

Short stay and great find Cafe Forte'. The food was very fresh, healthy and a bonus of organic as well.
The atmosphere was perfect and freindly help. The staff made you feel as you were very important.
I am very health conscience and found this place highly to my taste.
I also found the restaurant extremely clean.

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Thank d1grazi
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Reviewed June 5, 2009

Just returned from a long weekend in Scottsdale at the beautifully remodeled Valley Ho Resort in Old Town. We were happily surprized to discover Cafe Forte about a block down Main St. from the hotel. The food and service were excellent, especially the homemade desserts! They have a fairly extensive wine list for a small establishment and the music playing in the background was just right. If you're looking for honest, homecooked food served in a warm and relaxing environment, this is your place. And another thing, you could eat off the floor... The owners are four charming women from New York who definitely make you feel welcome. We'll be stopping in again on our next visit to Scottsdale.

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Reviewed June 3, 2009

We do a lot of travelling and Cafe Forte is one of those rare places that you find which welcome's you as a regular. The food was delicious as was the service. The menu has, a good mixture of lean flavordul choices with the sinful deserts that cause us to sweat off. If your downtown, it is worth checking it our.

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