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
99 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (59)vibrant bar scene (55)fit for foodies (46)special occasion (35)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (33)notable wine list (24)late-night find (16)romantic (10)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • MarinakVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    lots of fun and food was really good. Our server Josephine was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finding a Gem
    Daisy
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I had been looking for a favorite restaurant in south Florida since moving here from Texas several years ago. Although there are many good, and certainly expensive, restaurants in the area none combine as many qualities as Martorano's including great food, wonderful atmosphere, and great service all in one. When our waiter actually sat down at the table and listened to our requests, made suggestions, and appeared to have all the time in the world to make sure that we felt understood I felt that I dies and went to heaven. It felt like a collaboration not just ordering food. Many pricy restaurants in south Florida have the rudest and snobbish wait staff. This was so different! Will be returning as often as I can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Martorano lots his Mojo
    Jadeddiner
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Although Steve Martorano still reigns in the kitchen and at the DJ both, he seems to have lost his Mojo. The passion is definitely gone. In the past Martorano has served top quality produce, prepared with fierce passion. Our meal began with a gift from the chef, rubbery pork fat wrapped around greasy vegetables. Generally, an amuse buoche is served to prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef's approach to the art of cuisine. A mouthful of fat and grease shouldn't be anyone's approach. The clams casino were as good as I remember, but the Homemade Mozzarella was over salted and there was no hint of the decadently creamy flavor presented in the past. The pasta is not homemade but imported - read packaged, and the sauce didn't sing or soar but fell flat on the plate. While the service was as lively and entertaining as ever the music playing in the background seemed out of sync -- sad love songs from the 80's. Martorano is a star and I do hope his passion reignites because when he is on your in for an unforgettable Italian-American experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cuda
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Once a year special treat for our family when we visit Florida. If I happen to be down on business or otherwise and am in the area I will try to go to the Resturant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter Peter was arrogant poor waiter
    Anthony
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Dinner took an hour after we finished our first course. Dinners were served 10 minutes apart. The specials did not have prices and Peter blew us off when we asked for the pricing. Food was too spicy. Much better for night life as long as you do not eat dinner! Would not go back there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • BIRTHDAY GIRL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    IT WAS A REAL DINING EXPERIENCE! CHEF STEVE WAS THERE IN PERSON AND LET US TAKE A PICTURE WITH HIM. SUCH AN HONOR TO MEET HIM. FOOD WAS FANTASTIC! WILL BE BACK.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $$$$
    Warminwinter
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We have enjoyed the restaurant while wintering in Fl last year but were Surprised at how expensive it is now. Appetizers are $20+ and same for a glass of wine. Ambiance is fun and always a waiting line to get in at opening which is 6 PM. Wanted to order course by course to have a leisurely meal and see how one thing might lead to another but informed all the order had to be done at once. The food was very good for sure
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Initial wait
    NikiNoodle27
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I made a reservation and arrived ten minutes before. However, my party of 7 wasn't seated until 45 mintes after reservation time. Because we were celebrating a birthday we waited for the 45 minutes. After we sat down the experience was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat, boss was cooking!
    Melboca
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have been coming here for 15 years & even though he has opened several locations, Oakland Park hasn't missed a beat. Food was amazing (always a treat when Steve is in the kitchen), great service & had a great time dancing to the music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food excellent Highly recommend. Did not like no accompany sides with main entree. Service ok never asked if we wanted anything fr bar. Very noisy. Not romantic but food expensive but good!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best days gave passed
    LaneyVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have been to Cafe Martorano some years ago when they didn't take reservations and people waited for hours to get in. It has changed and is now just another Italian restaurant. It has lost it's edge. The appetizers of baked clams, salad and shrimp was good. For the main dish we ordered the veal parm, which was just ok and the lobster in butter with lemon was very tasty but battered which I didn't expect and would have not been my preference. We also ordered gnocchi which was average. For desert we had the famous waffle. It was ok. All in all the dinner was not as memorable as it had been in times gone by and it was so nosy it was almost unbearable at times. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Do not miss the opportunity to experience great Italian food.... Philly style :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The greatest ITALIAN CHEF
    Rspringfla
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Steve Martorano is in a special class by himself. His recipes and food are outstanding. A real treat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    2happydiners
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We went here on a recommendation from an acquaintance so we made a reservation and went with high expectations. It is and gangster theme place and it is attractive. We ordered the meatball salad which we shared and 2 entrees. We each had 1 drink and the bill was $150 with 18% tip. My wife rated her meal as good but mine was mediocre. I had Carbonara and the sauce was extremely thick and pastey. We were disappointed with the whole experience. We have had better Italian food in up scale restaurants for a much more appropriate price. It seemed like a pricey place to be seen verses a high quality Italian restaurant. We wished we would have gone to Blue Moon on ICW.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite restaurant!
    Britt5756
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My favorite restaurant I travel from Naples often to dine there. The food is always outstanding and the ambiance as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lot's of eye candy on dislay
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First time to this place and was blown away with the scene. If your are a few couples and in the mood for good food, loud music and an energetic crowd, this place is ideal. I would go back in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Once again they tried to stuff us at a high top ! I asked for a table for 2 which I counted 3 available when we walked in ….. After I walked away and was going to eat at the bar a table became available .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinning and Dancing!
    Jakstax
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We wanted to eat, listen to music and dance, Cafe Martorano's was perfect. The food was good, the service was great and the music was excellent. Our dining experience was like being seated in a VIP table in one of South Florida's hot spots. We were there on a Friday night, it was busy. If you want a quite romantic dinner this was not the night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A study in contrasts
    1CYNICALDINERVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Jeykyl and Hyde wait team. Angel was fun, charming funny, accommodating, very helpful on meal choices and explanations of dishes, everything his "bored with it all" female young bi..h was not. She acted like she was doing us a favor gracing us with her presence. The food was outstanding, and the godfather movie on video was fun to watch. The music became progressively louder until all pretense of making conversation was abandoned. I would eat there once a week if the music was kept to a level where you could at least attempt a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but loud and overpriced
    PRNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food was good - solid Italian. But I expected more than good for the price. The noise level was also very loud and conversation was distracted. I wouldn't go back because the price and the experience just don't match.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and fun
    Superb
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great dining experience! Can't wait to go back there again. There were so many great options on the menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible Service
    CherylVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    To start, the wine prices were very high. We spent $100 on the bottle which I consider a pretty high amount. Our waiter was very rude the entire night and when I requested bread for the table, his response was 'you need to place your full order first. Then I will bring you bread'. We already had our wine at this point - unbelievable. No bread until you order? The food was spectacular but we will not be returning to Cafe Martorano anytime soon due to our constant frustration with our waiter. This place has gone downhill since we were last here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to Dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Loved Cafe Martorano and would definitely recommend to family and friends. Food and service was outstanding. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Addictive!!!
    sflbeachdude64
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Cafe Martoranos is simply the best. Nothing & I mean nothing compares or even comes close. His food is so good that I think about it for days after eating there & can't wait to return for more. They opened in Atlantic City this past summer & my best friend dined there every Saturday night & I understand why. I brought 2 friends who have never been & they were moaning & told me its the best they have ever had. I can't go to any other Italian restaurant because it's just not up to par. The meatballs the meatballs are like nothing Ive ever had. The pasta dishes are to die for. Everyone MUST go because Cafe Martoronos is a real treat!!! I would love if they opened in Boca Raton, Fl...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delicious !
    Jag13
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We choose Martorano's for any occasion because we know the quality and the taste of food is always phenomenal. We have traveled throughout Italy, and we always compare the food to Martorano's. We come home saying his food is still top notch. We have been to his Hollywood restaurant, Rio Vegas restaurant, and we can't wait to visit Jersey, and take a trip to Paris Vegas to go to his new restaurants. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinning experience.
    Food2fitaqueen
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I was recommended to try this restaurant by a friend. I must say it was extrodinary. If you come to south florida it's a must. The meatball was wonderful and so was everything else. The staff is very attentive. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST
    Pouch
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Absolutely the best. We have been going for many years never had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I was given the recommendation to try out Café Martorano by an Asian gentleman. Being of Italian descent, I was not overly optimistic about this restaurant. However, upon arriving, I felt that I was given a great recommendation. The table staff wore hats that read: "Yo Cuz", which reminded me of some of my cousins that referred to us as cuz. The waiter was wrong about one thing - he said the meatball was the world's greatest - I told him he never had my mother's meatball; however, as far as restaurant meatballs go, the best I have had and tasted similar to my aunt's meatball. I will return to Fort Lauderdale for this gem of an Italian Eatery. The noise level was perfect - my conversations with my fellow diners were definitely private.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YoCuzLuv60
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A fan for LIFE! I get to enjoy this restaurant once a year, when I travel to Florida. It's a can't miss!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Espectacular Restaurant!
    Angie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Love this place, everything is just perfect! The food is always great and the music is so much fun!! I Totally recommend this restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!
    Dinner42
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My wife and I tried this restaurant for the first time recently. The service we received was great- very friendly and food came quick. Overall a great night! Only thing would recommend is turning the music down- it was a Thursday night and the restaurant was not packed, resulting in the music being too loud and difficult to have a conversation with the person right next to you. The staff had a difficult time hearing us as well. Will definitely go back again, however, as everything far passes the music to make for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lisafrompompano
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    excellent food although pricey. Staff seemed a little distracted on the night we went, need to pay better attention to their guests for those prices. But for sure a special place to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food, cool place to be
    GrahamVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is a place to see and be seen. Very loud, very good food and very hip!! You always see some personality. Great late nite hang out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Food and Fun
    empressslimas
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I loved every minute I was there. Celebrating my birthday I was very happy. The servers all had smiling faces, the food was AMAZING and the music had me in party mode the moment I walked through the door. I can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Tatunotgood
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was great. It is pricey and loud and the menu is compressed. It's not an every week place but I will go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for family style
    Dutch
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food is fantastic but grossly overpriced for a group family style. The bill was $1700 for 11 people. That's crazy. Family style will not happen again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Have Restaurant to go to
    sflbeachdude64
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    the food here is simply DELISH!!! Ive been to the Hollywood & Atlantic City locations as well. always good. always a great vibe & now its 1 of my favs!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eggplant Stack was beyond good
    HalfItalianHalfsraeli
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We drove from Miami on Friday night about 40min and it was totally worth it. The service was impeccable. Don't go with kiddos as it's very very loud and turns into a nightclub around 9. The music was fun and we made the best of it. Very generous portions. I cannot wait to try Martoranos in AC without the kids!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YULQC
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was my first visit but not my last :) See you on my next visit to Florida
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It was good, but not as good as it has been in the past. I still enjoyed it, but the portions and amount of meat seemed smaller this time. That said, I'd still go back. Maybe just a semi off night?
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.