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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7032 E Main St, Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4314
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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

2  Thank NYU62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. He told us about the specials prepared by the owner chef(s). The food was very good and reasonably priced. The deserts looked great but we were too full to partake. Plan another visit to try out the deserts.

Thank Gdrap
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank Wayne561
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...More

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Tuchstone6
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do you have wine and beer
4 April 2017|
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Response from victortango16 | Reviewed this property |
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Is the lunch menu the same as the dinner menu? Thanks.
16 February 2016|
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Response from Deborah P | Reviewed this property |
No, different.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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