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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 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very pretty and small intimate restaurant with really friendly people. The dishes we had on their dinner menu were delicious-----a pecan crusted chicken and a lasagna that was so gourmet, the best I've had. Our friend ordered their meatballs and said they tasted really healthy, moist, and fresh. We also shared a delicious baked appetizer (Burrata---an Italian Cheese . .... More 

Thank OscaMilo
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided to return to this restaurant again. We were delighted with our meals. I ate a gluten-free meal with veggies and a tremendous salad. Very colorful very tasty. And my husband had amazingly delicious pasta meal. The service was superb. They made us feel very comfortable and very inviting. For dessert we both had something so... More 

Thank dinah g
Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Turkey Club is not a club, it's a sandwich with hardly any ingredients that would justify the $13 price tag. One small piece of turkey, a tomato, bread out of a bag and then they serve Kettle Chips out of another bag with your sandwich. The lunch crowd on this day was all over 65 and the staid, old... More 

Thank Brad H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering around the art district we wanted to grab a bite to eat when we came across Cafe Forte. It was a late lunch and only a few people were in the cafe, however, the servers took their time waiting on us. We liked the warm Italian atmosphere and our waitress was friendly when she did serve us. They had... More 

Thank Jmits1
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate a dinner and a lunch at Cafe Forte. Both meals were very good. Go early as they get quite busy.

Thank Showmerebels
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were doing some sightseeing and shopping and ran across this little charm. We had the gazpacho and the crustless quiche. They were both really delicious. I would say the gazpacho was the best I ever had. The only fault we had and why I didn't give an excellent rating was the service was a little slow... More 

Thank Gene H
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shopping in the Scottsdale Art District and discovered this cafe. Many locals & tourists too find this cheery cafe The menu and consistency no doubt brings everyone back. Highly recommend Graces soup du jour, pot stickers,lamb burger,& anything else offered as a daily special. Nice folks & prompt friendly service.

Thank WRon
british columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After wandering for over an hour trying to find a restaurant in Old Scottsdale that had a wait time of less than 90 minutes we stumbled upon this inviting little place on a stroll past the art galleries. They were very accommodating, seating us at a little candlelit table for 2. Amazing service! Great intimate atmosphere! Fresh sourdough bread brought... More 

Thank sunnygirl0524
Surprise, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and coffee. Even the decaf was robust. My wife's trout was cooked to perfection, and was the best she has ever had. The hostess/ owner was friendly and made us feel like family. The small size and atmosphere contributed to the feeling of intimacy. Our waiter had been there many years, and his professionalism showed (but not snobbish).... More 

Thank mnarlin2017
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the Western Spirit Museum, we wanted a lunch and found it at this delightful restaurant about a block away. We chose to sit outside because it was a sunny February day. Inside dining was also available. Cloth napkins were used and prices were affordable. The food was delicious and service was friendly and timely. We very much enjoyed our... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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Bloomington, Indiana
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?