Cafe Martorano
Cafe Martorano

Cafe Martorano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafemartorano.com/
  • Phone: (954) 561-2554
  • Hours of Operation:
    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
**New Years Eve reservation will require a deposit by Decemeber 15th to hold the table, contact via email on further details and availability.

Brian.Cafemartorano@gmail.com

Cafe Martorano combines exceptional food, music and movie entertainment to create the most unique 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 feature a full premium liquor bar and our own Fresh Hand Crafted Cocktails. Join us Sunday through Thursday for a comfortable relaxing restaurant atmosphere. 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Cafe Martorano reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (60)vibrant bar scene (55)fit for foodies (50)special occasion (35)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (32)notable wine list (23)late-night find (17)romantic (10)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Food, we went early
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Great Food, we went early since it is noted that is not "kid Friendly". Still had some "not kid-friendly" videos on the many TV screens. The food was amazing everyone loved their meals and the meatballs were the highlight.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    We come over from the UK once a year in March and we have a meal in Montoranos every year and it has never let us down.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sea Bass is Fantastic
    terryreid
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Best dish I have had in a long time anywhere a delight in every aspect.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    The food was excellent but very pricey and the wine selection was too high for the choices available. The bar appears to be very attractive and was busy when we were there. The service was excellent and very helpful. The restaurant is very noisy and makes it difficult to carry on a conversation. The location is very convenient for my wife and me and our friends and we would go there more often, especially during the slow season if it were not so expensive. Overall it was a nice experience but not as good as the owner appears to think it is.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • S. Philly with alott of flair...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    S. Philly with alott of flair... Bravo Steve..! 20 more years.!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very noisy and tables are
    SkiFamilyVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Very noisy and tables are a bit too close. We ended up being put by a walkway with very little room to move our chairs. Food is good!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Food was incredible authentic Italian American done right! Some of the freshest food I have had in a long time. Went there for Easter dinner and had the best meal of the week. Strongly recommend the calamari and homemade meatballs. The service was incredible. All of the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and determined to give you a great experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • READ ME!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    What a fantastic place!! I can honestly say there is NOTHING like it! It got better and better as the night went on. The staff treated us like family and it was our first time there! Hands down BEST service we've ever had! And it seemed like all the patrons there felt the same way, not to mention they had to be on at least a 4 hour wait from the looks of it, yet they made us feel like we were the only ones there! Its such a refreshing feeling when your being taken care of by people who love wht theyre doing. Well done Cafe Martorano, you are most certainly doing it right!!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great dinner spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    A member of our party is a big fan of Mr. Martorano's restaurant at the Hard Rock and wanted to try this location. It's a bit more intimate, so reservations are a must, especially on the weekend. Get there on time, but be prepared if people aren't giving up their tables quickly. The drinks were great, the food was fantastic, the service was excellent, the music and TV presentations were fun, and the owner was there to supervise everything in his own style. It was a great place for dinner with friends during a vacation, and I would not hesitate to recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We LOVE this place and make
    Kathyg
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    We LOVE this place and make it a point to go back each year! HIGHLY recommend.....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Overall impeccable experience. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was fresh, hot and second to none. Excellent atmosphere and vibe. I would absolutely recommend the experience to everyone I know. Thanks Steve, Angel and staff! See you again soon! The Del Giudice's from New Jersey
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Enjoyed it just as much as I have in the past 12 years. And its great to see the place running as great as ever even without Steve there. Didnt think I'd ever be able to say that. Some things really do get better with age!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was terrific!!! Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Food was terrific!!! Best in Ft. Lauderdale and the meatball app. Rivaled Grandma's!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aways a wonderful experience!
    Gail
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Aways a wonderful experience! Looking forward to our next evening at Cafe Martoranos.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a 7:15pm reserve did
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    We had a 7:15pm reserve did not seat at a table till 8:15
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My only complaint is that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    My only complaint is that their wine is way overpriced. We decided to bring our Our own only to have them charge a $40 cork fee! I thought That was a little over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    The food was excellent!! Tough to get reservation for a reasonable time. The choices were 5:45 or 9:45. I would have prefered 7:30 to 8:30. It was a Saturday evening so I understand.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for good dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Great place for good dinning and fun. I enjoyed a lot
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try the chicken with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Try the chicken with the hot peppers.... Best chicken dish I have ever had...also best cheesesteak EVER!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something has happened to
    LuccaVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Something has happened to the quality and service. I have been coming here for many years and was always thrilled with the food! This has always been one of the very best Italian restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. What happened? I hope Steve does not neglect his 'flagship' Florida restaurant for his newer one in Las Vegas?!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very happening atmosphere...loud
    Jafipp
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    Very happening atmosphere...loud music and lights for late night dining. Delicious food and service. Saw some kids there but in no way thought it was a kid friendly restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this place. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    I love this place. The food is outstanding and very unique Italian!!! What a place!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed the food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Really enjoyed the food. Meatball salad is a must and the eggplant app was delicious!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved cafe martaranos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    We loved cafe martaranos for many years been to all the martaranos this is the original which always was good but it is disappointing that they changed their whole mo they no longer play any music during dinner until 9:30pm they don't play up the great Italian movies and increase the volume to hear famous lines from the godfather or goodfellows that was the original ambience lost the service is abrupt and rushing.even though we know the owner who is a talented warm and welcoming man one of the dihes was so quickly prepared and missing a main ingredient crab when brought to the waiters attention he did not offer to replace or bring some crab to add to the dish and was adamant it was in and it was not
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe Martorano is one of our
    traveldinersVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    Cafe Martorano is one of our favorite places in Fort Lauderdale, whether we dine or stop in for a drink at the bar. It is always super busy so reservations are recommended and the bar is usually busy. The food is exceptional! I had the Duck Bolognese and it was outstanding! If you love to eat, don't mind a LOT of noise, and can afford a pricey dinner, then give Cafe Martorano a try!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If the customers keep watching
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    If the customers keep watching Steve cooking on T V they wont have to eat in his restaurant I have eaten here several times I enjoyed watching the movies instead of the cooking show
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delicious and fun!!
    RinaT
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    We come to Cafe Martorano whenever we visit Florida. It is FUN! The food is as good as my Italian Grandma's and that is a huge compliment! We have been there several times and Steve is always cooking behind the counter, so there is always a personal touch! Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Left me breathless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Cafe Martorano does NOT skip a beat in any facet. From the management to the staff I honestly don't know they make it look so easy to run a 10 table restaurant which does an INSANE amount of volume with such ease and control. It was overly apparent that every single employee knew their place and how to make you feel like part of their family. What a refreshing feeling(rare to come across these days.) The place runs like a machine with the utmost respect and hospitality. The food was to die for and the unique variety was noteworthy. We had to wait 30 mins with a reservation but with their enthusiastic and personable bartenders we would have waited 2 hrs. Not to mention their exquisite drink list which seemed to be one of a kind.Be back soon!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor & rude service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    If you're not famous & a regular of Martorano's don't waste your time. With a reservation I waited 35 minutes to be seated. I observed the hostess, who openly greeted 2 parties of gentlemen warmly & as they appeared to be regulars. Even though they arrived after me they were seated immediately. I have no issue with paying for great quality food, however, $18 for one famous Martorano meatball with a wilted soggy salad served on the same plate was a little extreme. I have been going to Martorano's for the last 9 years & the meatballs have gotten quite small. I would challenge Steve Martorano anytime to a meatball throw down & I have complete confidence that this NY girls meatballs would win hands down!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food but DJ Annoying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    The food was delicious as a matter of fact some of the best Italian I've ever had especially the meatballs! However, the dining experience was not good because the DJ came on and we couldn't even hear ourselves talk at the table. I didn't mind the music it was the volume that was disturbing. I asked the DJ if he could lower it just a little and he nodded yes however he didn't. Someone else in my party asked again and the DJ said yes however he didn't. It ruined what was a wonderful evening of good food and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but expect to wait
    Doc255VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    They only negative is that we waited for our table almost an hour
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Been going there for many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    Been going there for many years, and I am from N.Y. a tremendous dining experience
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Energetic is a nice way for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Energetic is a nice way for the survey to describe deafening. Food was wonderful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good Italian. The music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Very good Italian. The music is too loud for any conversation and ruins the experience. Horrible if in a large group or on a first date. Noise level is extreme, not energetic!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WE HAD A GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    WE HAD A GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE, YOUR WAITER STAFF WAS VERY ATTENTIVE TO OUR NEEDS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO DINING AGAIN AT CAFE MARTORANO.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very cool place. Highly recommend
    grizgirlsVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Very cool place. Highly recommend but not a place for the young kids. Music was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WoW!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    What an unbelievable experience. I've heard mixed reactions on this place in the past but decided to give it a go and decide for myself and it was nothing short of amazing. They definitely know what they're doing over there and anyone who has said otherwise I must question they're judgement. Thank you cafe martarano for a special and memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!!!
    MyleneVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    This place has a great vibe! The food is amazing! We are return customers of this restaurant. I have been going there for over 10 years and have always had a wonderful dining experience. The owner Steve Martorano is to be admired! He takes such pride in his food and restaurant and it shows! I am so glad they finally take reservations! I will definitely be back!! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First experience - 30 coming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    First experience - 30 coming to "FLA from upstate NY. Why'd we wait so long?!?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we arrived and were seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    we arrived and were seated on time a party of 4. We brought 2 friends who had never been to Cafe Martorano's before. We all loved our meals.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic