Cafe Martorano
Cafe Martorano

Cafe Martorano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafemartorano.com/
  • Phone: 954-561-2554x
  • 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
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Cafe Martorano reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (55)fit for foodies (52)vibrant bar scene (48)special occasion (46)neighborhood gem (36)good for groups (29)notable wine list (24)late-night find (22)romantic (14)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food, cool place to be
    Graham
    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.
  • Good food. bad service and too loud
    Msdiva01
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Waited almost 2 hours and waiter asst. Was rude(overly tan man). The 2 host were in their phones the whole night. Will try the one at Hard Rock next
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wired 220
    coloradosteveVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Beautifully prepared "Italian Red" and then 9PM hits and the place explodes with music and energy. This is a unique blend if NY's Little Italy and South Florida's Club Scene!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    Jerryd
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Piece of fish was 48. Was a dinner special and didn't ask price my fault
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • new menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    They re did the menu and got rid of a LOT of good things that were on it...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yo Cuz!!
    JudyPVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    After living in So. FL for 20 yrs. I finally got a chance to eat here! It was well worth the wait! The famous meatballs were the best! Fresh mozz & prosciutto was top notch! We had 3 different entrees and each one was superb!! Two pasta dishes were cooked to perfection and the fish special was one of the best I've ever had. A wonderful experience all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caffe Martorano Oakland Park
    DLFUHGEDDABOUDIT
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    CAFFE MARTORANO OAKLAND PARK FOOD AND RECIPES AND THE ENTIRE DINING EXPERIENCE IS LIKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME FOR ITALIAN AMERICANS . THE FLAVOR PROFILE, TASTE, AND PRESENTATIONS BRING BACK THE BEST AND HAPPIEST FAMILY & CHILDHOOD MEMORIES FROM DINNERS & CELEBRATIONS IN THE KITCHEN ON THE 2 ND FLOOR OF GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE AND ALSO BIG FAMILY HOLIDAY MEALS IN THE CELLAR !! THIS IS THE BEST MOST AMAZING ITALIAN AMERICAN FOOD IN AMERICA !! DINE EARLY IF YOU DON'T LOVE FRANK SINATRA, DEAN MARTIN, AND SUPER KOOL 70's & 60's R&B, SOUL ,and 70's DISCO A LITTLE LOUD & SWINGIN AFTER 9 PM !! TREMENDOUS WINE LIST & SERVICE !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    TerrificVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was our first visit to the Ft Lauderdale Martorano's but we had been to the newly opened AC NJ spot just a few weeks before. Both were terrific. The calimari at both outstanding. The eggplant stack which we had at this location, was equally amazing. My wife got a macaroni dish while I got one of the specials which was locally caught seafood. Both were just terrific. Angel was our server here and he made our night. But the magic is on the plates and it shows. Location is within a strip mall but once inside, even though it is a somewhat small space, it makes up for it in the decor and layout. Well done. The TVs playing mob movies, and the Sinatra heavy music adds to the charm. Can't wait to see and go to the new Vegas Martorano's. YoCuz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time at cafe martorano, the chef Steve was there playing great music. The food was amazing, we waited a little for our table but steve sent out some pasta while we waited as they were very very busy. I will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been to Cafe Martorano several times. The food is out of this world, and the atmosphere is like no other. I love the fact that there is an open kitchen. We were there with a group last Saturday 9/6 and 4 of the people had never been to the restaurant before. Everyone loved it and our waiter Scott was awesome!!!! Can't wait to come back to Cafe Martorano
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.