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Cafe Forte

7032 E Main St, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4314
+1 480-994-1331
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7032 E Main St, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have lived in the Phoenix area for 16 years, but had never eaten here before. We just walked in to try it for lunch. I had the Cuban sandwich, was was fantastic. My wife also really loved her salad. But, the...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started out our evening at Cafe Forte, glass of wine, gazpacho done in classic style. They offer a nice variety of main entrees. One of my favorites is the ahi tuna with salad, Asian style including chop sticks. Finish the evening with a nice espresso...More

Thank lhp5536
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a shame. Great staff. Soaking wet turkey club. Pasta was mush. Dessert was good. Our second time there, first and last!

Thank dundaff111
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

When folks say this is a hidden gem in Scottsdale they aren't kidding!!! We had the BEST iceberg wedge salad ever, horseradish salmon that melted in my mouth and hubby had a beautiful cod filet in pesto with fresh veggies. Wonderful group of ladies originally...More

Thank lafinaz
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Café Forte is a delightful treat and not to be missed in Scottsdale!!! There is a reason why they have been open since 1996 — 21 years, you know they are doing something RIGHT!!! You will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED with the quality of food, service...More

Thank 327Travel
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I had the trout with almonds. It was wonderful and deboned so easy to eat. The white apricot infused sangria is also recommended. A great stop after the museum is western art.

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My husband and I recently ate here with some out of town friends. We had eaten here before and loved it, we are so glad we brought our friends, because they loved it too. The food is wonderful and so is the service. It is...More

Thank love2traveltogether
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We love to eat lunch in Museum Cafes, but the Western Spirit Museum of the West does not have one, so they recommended the Cafe Forte, which is a very short walk around the corner. They have copies of their menu at the Entrance desk....More

3  Thank NYU62
Reviewed 26 May 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful meal at Cafe Forte. I started with the chicken and vegetable soup which was the best I have ever tasted. The broth was so flavorful and the vegetables were cooked just right. I had the Mahi Mahi with...More

Thank ClareScottsdale
Reviewed 23 May 2017

You cannot walk down this part of Main Street without walking right through Forte's dining room. Not really, they have a wonderful indoor setting, but the sidewalk tables fill up fast! Great food, wonderful atmosphere. Must do!

Thank dennisjunesr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-994-1331
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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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