Cafe Martorano
Cafe Martorano

Cafe Martorano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 954-561-2554x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Closed for Vacation 8/17-9/3
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6pm - 2:00am

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Walter Pytel
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For parties larger than 12, please contact the restaurant directly either by phone at 954-561-2554 or email at brian@cafemartorano@gmail.com
  • Private Party Contact: Cafe Martorano 954-561-2554x
  • Entertainment: Live DJ Friday and Saturday nights after 9:30 PM. Come watch the game or enjoy a classic movie on one of our 11 HD TV's.
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oakland Park Blvd and A1A
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet and/or public parking lot to self park
A word from Cafe Martorano
Closed for Vacation 8/17-9/3

Cafe Martorano combines exceptional food, music and movie entertainment to create the most unique and unforgettable dining experience. Get a taste of our original Italian-American dishes such as made to order Warm Mozzarella or the Famous Homemade Meatball which Gourmet Magazine voted "Best in the World." We are celebrating our 20 year anniversary with a full premium liquor bar and invite you to come and enjoy our Fresh Hand Crafted Cocktails. Whether it's date night, a business gathering or if you consider yourself a food connoisseur, join us Sunday through Thursday for a comfortable relaxing restaurant atmosphere. If an upbeat vibe is more your thing, come Friday and Saturday nights after 10pm and have our live DJ take you on an audio and visual ride spinning everything from Hip-Hop to Disco accompanied by scenes from classic movies(not always suitable for children). Dancing is strongly encouraged. Check us out at CafeMartorano.com
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Cafe Martorano reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (66)hot spot (64)fit for foodies (59)vibrant bar scene (55)neighborhood gem (40)good for groups (31)notable wine list (30)late-night find (29)romantic (24)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food
    Italianfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was fantastic, way too loud! Had to scream across the table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good Place To Eat
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was the first time i had been here we came down from NYC and the food was great. they were a little slow in sitting us down but what can you do. The meatball salad was very good as well as all the other food we had. they show movies and when the good parts come on they turn off the music and let the movie play nice touch. The price of everything was not bad if you have a chance try it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing time and time again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Hands down best Italian food you will eat in the states. Creative, flavorful and top notch ingredients. I always have a great time and great meal while dining at Martoranos. yo cuz
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun experience
    mick
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had great food and a great time, a little loud starting around 9:30.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    Puff2415
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Every time I eat there I can not stop raving of how good the food and service was.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great every time
    foodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Been going for years and always request Angel as our server. But this recent Monday we had a much younger server as Angel was off, he was great with excellent recommendations and very friendly just like Angel. Great to see the food and service always top shelf at Cafe Martorano.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scales
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, great time, great ambiance. Took my son and wife there to celebrate my son's starting dental school.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poor service
    DMACK
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food.wanted Scott,got Tommy, poor service.Not what we are used to. Came from Houston, not pleased.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    FTLresident
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Service was pretty good (we did have to ask for bread and waited for the check for a bit). As far as food goes, my husband ordered the snapper and it was delicious however the veggies were over cooked. I ordered the linguini w/ clams had a great light taste but was too salty - my feet and hands were swollen by the end of that night. The dessert we ordered was the brownie with the ice-cream and berries, was ok nothing special. Spent about $160 for dinner, not sure we'd go back given the other Italian options available in the area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This Food is just awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Again, a great dinner. Don't know how he does it, but the food is so fresh and the best ........ 5 star. Better than Torrisi NYC. Same for the Service. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Mortorano
    Gable
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Being from South Philadelphia, I had to try out Café Martorano - I was not disappointed! One of the best meals I had. The Mozzarella and the Calamari was the best ever. However be ready for an interesting atmosphere with TV's playing movies on several screens - while this was certainly different, it was a bit distracting as well espcecially with the movie they were showing - Carlito's Way! Not sure I like watching people getting killed when I ate!! Also, not great for young kids, as one of scenes from another movie was sexual in nature. I would go back if I'm in town again if for nothing else but the food itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable in so many ways
    StefSR
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    When traveling I always chose a memorable restaurant and Cafe Martorano's fit the bill. I went there with my two girlfriends for my 25th birthday :) From hostess to the bartenders, from servers to back servers, from chefs to the food, from ambience to service everything was impeccable and I had the night of my life. Our waiter was a young gentleman from South Philly, who knew his product and had great recommendations. A great asset to your team. We all enjoyed ourselves and danced the night away. And it is true, I rather have one memorable meal than many mediocre ones. I will be back and highly highly recommend this remarkable restaurant. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have eaten at Martorano before. The food is always great They honored our reservation and sat us within 5 minutes of our reservation The meatball is THE BEST The linguine and clams are great. I'd have both the above again and choose different main courses each time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best spot in South Florida
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Go early for a quiet dinner or later for the movies and music, i dont know which i enjoy more but the food is always great and the staff is always helpful!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This is my very favorite restaurant every. I drive from Ft Myers to Ft Lauderdale just to eat there. The food is fantastic and so are the selections. It is on the pricey side but then you get what you pay for. Lovers of great food this is where to eat. Pastina not on the menu always but worth a request the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Five-Stars!
    Jason
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I've been going to Cafe Martorano for two years now. Between the delicious food and impeccable service, I cannot say enough good things about this place. Being that I am from New York, I am beyond ecstatic that Steve has opened another Cafe Martorano in Atlantic City. Steve is a phenomenal guy and truly does make the best Italian food. To anyone who has never been to Cafe Martorano: disregard the poor reviews that mention the prices or noise level being an issue. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for - and Cafe Martorano is worth every penny. In regards to the noise level, sure it may be a bit loud at times, but it only adds to the ambiance and is one of the many reasons that Cafe Martorano is my favorite restaurant in the world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, long wait
    RoxanneM
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was amazing as usual, however we had a 50 minute wait with a reservation. This was very disappointing to me as I had friends in from out of town and made the reservation just for this very purpose. The host informed us the wait would be about 20 minutes but that got exceeded tremendously. We had a glass of wine at the full bar and ended up standing outside as we felt like we were crowding people who decided to eat at the bar because of the long wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service, very loud
    FastEddie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food is excellent but is expensive ala carte pasta pricing,about $60 pp without alcohol. Menus are notebook tablets with photos; clever. Had to constantly ask for water glasses to be refilled. One of our guests asked for club soda and was brought a large bottle of Pelligrino. Booths are small and do not permit much room to walk down the aisle behind the aisle chairs. We knew it was time to go when a party of 8 was seated at adjoining tables while other tables were available. Bus/server must have been new, as when he served myself and person seated next to me, he reached across me to serve. He did the same with our guests. My Cousin Vinnie was on the tv monitors and oldies for music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mickey
    MickeyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Café Martorano's is always a favorite and definitely worth the long drive from Coral Gables. There is no better Italian food in South Florida.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiter/our food
    weknowgoodfood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our waiter was EXCELLENT! Great recommendations for food. We grew up on homemade Italian food in Connecticut and your sauce (as you call it gravy from philly) was a smidge better than my 90 yr old Italian monther-in-law. But keep that part a secret!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Worth The Trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We went there because of a review. Now here,s mine First had to wait 15 min. for table because they had run out of there i-pad menu's not empty tables. noise level high can't hold a conversation unique is the menu you see all the food that you may order. from appetizers to main course. But it took them over an hour and twenty min. to get us our main course after the app. and it was not that busy also you should ask how much the specials are they don't tell you I had a veal chop $74.00 WOW and I thought the NY Plazer was expencive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is Excellent! Noise is loud!
    Shawn
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food is fabulous!!! Service is perfect! It's close and a bit noisey but well worth dealing to taste the food!!! Favorite for our whole Family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great - But Very Expensive
    KCLuva
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food is phenomenal without a doubt. Loved everything I ever ate there. However, the wine list is ridiculously expensive and you are not getting out of there without spending at least $250 for 2.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shawn
    Shawn
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We have been here before and took our oldest son and his wife for the first time and as always it was outstanding! The food is the best italian food I have ever had. Our son liked it so much we went back two nights in a row. It is on the top of list of things to do when we come to Fort Lauderdale
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Martorano
    food4us
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food, wine and service was excellent, as it always has been at Cafe Martorano. Cannot believe it has been so long since we returned to dine. We shall return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We've been customers of Cafe Martorano's for 19 years! We visit Fort Lauderdale 2 times a year and make a point of eating here at least 3 times during our stay. Steve has seen our children literally grow up and they can't wait to eat here as much as we do! Love Angel, he completes our dining experience .. No one better then him!! 💚 SI family
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best authentic Italian
    ChrisLib
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My wife and I have celebrated many birthdays and anniversary's at Martorano's. As always the food is amazing. The service is consistent and top notch. It's also our favorite place to take out of town guests to dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Martorano's ALWAYS Delivers.
    WinoRMeVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Consistently, Martorano's delivers on all ..... flawless service, an extensive wine list, coolest surroundings, and most importantly a fairly extensive menu that uses the very best ingredients available, executes them perfectly, and presents them in a very careful, attractive way. Owner Steve attention to detail and orchestration make for the whole experience. The BEST Italian the state of Florida has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best
    mike
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This place is the finest resturant in south Florida, the food is perfect every time. The worst thing is picking what I will have knowing I cannot eat everything, the Veal Martarano and the Chicken Sicilian are perfect. It is not cheap but worth every penny. Every time we visit we go despite it being 45 minutes away. Come hungry leave happy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too much noise
    Fede
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food, service and ambience are good and I would recommend it just to a very selected crowd because the music was too loud and you can't hear the other person talking and for me I prefer a more quiet restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Totally worth it!
    Delish123
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This place was great! We had the meatball salad and being a true italian the "gravy" was defitiely on point. For dinner I had the veal in a light lemon sauce with risotto and the risotto was one of the best that I have had in a long time. I have heard about this place from so many people and am so excited that I finally got to go. They just opened up a new one in AC and I will be making an appearance there as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tons of Fun but with a LONG wait
    tesh
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were seated about 1.5 hours later!! Not only were we seated much later, but the male host had major attitude and acted like we should just be happy to be there since its such a popular restaurant. It was crazy!! It didn't make us leave since we are Mortorano's fans for years and we were not going to allow a little man to rain on our fun. Customer service was none existent by the host but other than that it was Amazing!! We ate, drank, and danced on the bar and had another Blast as one usually can count on at this restaurant. Good food and good Music. Next time we will know that a reservation doesn't mean very much here and we will be mentally prepared to wait because it was worth the wait!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food great time
    LoriinthePines
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had an amazing meal and the service was phenomenal! Thank you!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in every way!
    simplyamazing
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I have never had a bad experience at this amazing restaurant. The service, food and elegance is at a top 10 everytime I visit. Don't change a thing!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good comfort food
    Maria
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Your dining partner can become distracted with all the TVs surrounding the restaurant. A bit overpriced for Italian comfort food. Martinis were tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy
    rebelspot
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Unfortunately the music was way too loud. impossible to maintain a conversation and therefore not suitable to dinner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great saturday night
    rooman58
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    as always dinner was fantastic as was the service ,thanks scott c, for another great evening always making my wife and i feel like family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fantastic. Waiter was not.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We went at 6:00 when the restaurant opened. We were a group of 6. We found the ipad menus to be a bit difficult because we kept hitting the wrong button and the waiter seemed frustrated as soon as we asked him a question. When we asked him to go over the specials one more time, he pointed to the part of the menu that said "Don't break balls". Any time we spoke to him he seemed very annoyed until it was time for the bill and then he was all smiles and showed us pictures of his daughter. Every other waiter that brought us food and the busboy at the table were wonderful so maybe we just got a bad waiter. For the price, the food is great but not sure I would return if I would get service like that again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Patience123
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Second time there. Philly girl who loves when a local person moves to another state and becomes a success. Ordered two dishes, both excelled in flavor and portions. Probably the first time I can remember finishing and wanting more. Superb food, knowledgeable and friendly server - wish pasta was considered a diet food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • simple
    berto715
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was great like always. Love the food and the staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall