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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
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Toledo, Ohio
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this location for a leisurely lunch on a mild day, We ate on the patio (the sidewalk). The service was cheerful but average. We had a bottle of wine which was acceptable. The meal was average. The soup dujour was a creamy tomato which was basically cream of Campbell's with herbs. The sandwich was what I can buy... More 

Thank Wayne561
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the standard fare you get everywhere else. Such unique twist on Chicken - had the Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast. Wonderful! Loved the Maple bourbon sauce. My husband had the Pan Seared Mahi Mahi. So light and delicate with a wonderful flavor. The service was wonderful as well. We've been in Scottsdale for 3 years and this was our first... More 

Thank Mary S
staten island, United States
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is wonderful, fresh farm to table food at its best! Four of us enjoyed everything we ate! Apple tart for dessert was amazing as well! Service is attentive without being obtrusive. Decor is beautiful with great Brooklyn pictures! We'll be back when we're in town again😃

Thank Marie L
Camas, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the carved turkey, staff very attentive. Food was freshly prepared. Great place for lunch. Desserts are fabulous.

Thank Tuchstone6
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice people. Cheap art on the wall Great desserts. The menu was new California style. Too much of an emphasis on vegan. Expensive The menu didn't have a lot of familiar items so get ready to experiment. Small portions. We're not g Returning

Thank mecohen14
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times and think it is such a pleasant and personal place and the food is always good.

Thank 1347mate
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had one of the best meals I've had in a long time at this restaurant. Their mushroom ravioli was absolutely incredible. And that apple pie... Amazing! The people who work here are super friendly. Honestly this place deserves a full five stars.

Thank TravelQueen221b
Sedona, Arizona
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we visit Scottsdale, from Sedona, we try to dine at this restaurant. Over the years the size of their wine pours has diminished, but the quality remains the same and their baked brie is still one of their star dishes. Whilst I will need to rethink visiting next time I am in the area - cost issues - I... More 

Thank dljackson2015
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and for most order your Individual Apple Pie first before your meal. they are made on site and are eye rolling fabulous!!!! Now the main course's..... Italian---VERY good, fresh, great flavours. Decent servings!! Small restaurant, so make a reservation!! Outside tables as well. Service is spot on and fun. They all have a great rapport with one another!! Not... More 

Thank K&KCanada
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 'Welcome Dinner' for 65 guests at Cafe Forte. Working with the owners and staff was a wonderful experience. They were gracious and professional. The food was delicious (salmon, meatloaf, ravioli). Their Signature dessert was the best! Great location for a stroll around Old Scottsdale after dinner. We will return to Cafe Forte whenever we visit Scottsdale.

Thank janie2001t

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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
US$10 - US$25
American, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?