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Cafe Martorano
Cafe Martorano

Cafe Martorano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Email: brian.cafemartorano@gmail.com
  • Phone: (954) 561-2554
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:45pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:45pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • 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) 561-2554
  • 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 & Promotions:

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 and relaxing restaurant atmosphere. If an upbeat and festive 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.comContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We just love this place ! The food is incredible along with the service ! Steve Mortorano is accommodating, friendly and the best chef around I can't rave enough about just his wonderful the entire experience is every single time !...."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My fiancé and I recently just got home from an amazing trip to Ft. Lauderdale. We were super excited to go eat dinner at martoranos welllll let me just tell you that we have never been to a more wonderful, positive,upbeat restaurant. The food tastes exactly how it looks, amazing !!! The music is wonderful and the staff is so energetic. This restaurant has nothing but positive vibes surrounding it! Now we need one here in New York ! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I've been to the restaurant 5 times now. I have enjoyed all previous visits, even on nights that were a bit noisier. Friday night was like nothing I've ever experienced in a restaurant. We were seated near a table with kids who would not stay in their seats. Our waiter took forever taking out order (including out first drink), and the food service was awful too. No one checked on us through the meal and we had to search for the waiter to order 2nd drinks. Above all the noise level was so loud that we couldn't hear each other talking. Will never get my husband back there again and it will be a while before I go back. By the way, all do this was before 8pm."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I come to ft. Lauderdale 8-12 times a year and this is my first stop everytime. Love the feeling this place gives me and the staff is great to deal with. The energy in this place is amazing along with the food and it's good to see the owner with his hands on everything. If your in ft.lauderdale and don't stop in then your missing a one of a kind experience!!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Always great food n a lively upbeat setting. Sit and eat or get up and dance. It all works there."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Excellant rest. Food was amazinf. Prob best Philly cheesesteak I ever had"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Truly one of the best Italian restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The Best!!! Amazing food, service, ambience, and wine. This place is a winner, book your reservation and enjoy because you made the right choice. I dine in Restaurants at least 5 days a week, trust me it's the best!!!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "WOW, that is the only word to describe this place. It is like driving a porsche. Everything on the menu was incredible. The service,food, and personal attention was unmatched. This is the benchmark for what a place to eat should be like. Try the eggplant stack, philly cheesesteak, meatball, pasta, or anything you can. This is the kind of place that you will spend money but, will truly feel blessed to have a chance to taste the food. Steve Martorano proves every night that he is worth the money."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "food service fantastic as always love to take friends and family to our favorite spot and are never disappointed."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food doesn't match the pictures on the ipad menu. Way over priced for quality and quantity. No tables available when we arrived. We were sent to the bar . They didn't want to open another seating area. Really disappointing."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I had Heard of Cafe Martorano for many years from a friend of mine who frequents the Cafe yearly. I was not disappointed. Make a reservation, however be prepared to wait and perhaps even wind up eating at the bar while being entertained be the locals as well as by the multiple TV screen featuring clips from Sopran'os Goodfellas, Godfather or a number of other classic Mob greats. The food was definitely worth the wait. In fact we wound up ordering from our Awesome bartender Eric and ate at the bar that evening. We wound up returning the following night as well only to enjoy another spectacular meal. I will definitely be returning next time I am in Florida."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Went there Sunday night for my Sisters Birthday. The food,and service was outstanding as usual. We had a great time and the Birthday Dessert was awesome."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We went to the Martorano's on Oakland Park. The seating is very tight and this location is definitely not kid-friendly. They do not have high-chairs or boosters. It was a bit noisy, but not as bad as I had anticipated....maybe because it was still early (6:00pm reservation). HOWEVER, the service was outstanding and so was the food. There were six of us, so we all purposely got different menu items and tasted each other's food. The eggplant stack is awesome and the meatballs to die for. But my favorite was the Philly cheesesteak. So delicious! Steve was there and sent over a couple of items for us to sample. That was really great! All in all, it was a great experience. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "First time diners at CM, recommended by guy next to me on plane. He was right. Had the meatball salad, outrageous pasta and lobster special. Food critic wife says he restores her faith in Florida restaurants. Love the menu tablet with photos! Will be back again and again and again. Only downside was the noise level."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Everything was great, I have been to Las Vegas and there is no comparison. The service By Scott was over the top. Thanks Steve for the Dining experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Good was terrific. Quite the dining experience with the bass vibrating the table. One minute it's Tupac and the next the whole place is singing Sweet Caroline. Get the calamari Martorano style!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Wonderful meal. Definitely the best Italian Food in South Florida. Excellent service, attention to detail. Clean plates for every course. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The beat was magical, the food services was excellent and the my god killed it. Meatball salad, shrimp scampi was off the chain. Thanks Steve your music was killer!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Best meatballs and. Calamari. Every time I am in one of their locations I always make sure to have dinner there. Only surprise I got was the price of the special. I ordered the veal chop and was shocked that it was $72. Just make sure you ask how much the specials are"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great service, the food is amazing and the place has a cool vibe !"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This about our 7th time at Steve Martarano's flagship restaurant and once again had a great experience. We've tried almost everything on the menu. The problem is avoiding over ordering knowing just how good everything is. We live in Indy and anytime I'm in South Florida I try to make time to eat here. Ingredients are always fresh and recipes relatively simple but Steve's culinary brilliance never disappoints. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Don't even bother with Reservations!! We had a great night but you would think that reservations mean something!! We arrived a 1/2 hour early for our reservations (9:30) and had a few drinks at the bar, we were told they were running a little behind, no problem with that. We stayed in touch with the great girl up front and we were told we would be getting seated soon, There were people coming in and getting seated immediately!! I addressed it and was brushed off with soon, very soon!! So around 11:00 we were finally seated! The service was ok, the food was amazing! We came from Tampa for the weekend and this is always a must stop. Maybe next time we will try for 6pm reservations and get a seat by 9 or 10!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "What a great night. Awesome food with high energy atmosphere. The place to be for Italian food!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was recommended by many people to go to this restaurant and I am glad I did.I am not a very big eater so I only got the meatball with the ricotta an salad and it was to die for.It was enough for me.My husband got the cavatell which was also delicious.The sauce is so light. The next time I come I will skip the appetizer and order from the entre. Highly recomend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Brought the whole family with this being the first time for the kids. They all fell in love and will now have to make it a regular Friday night family stop. Thanks Steve"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "There are not enough words this is the BEST i Italian Restaurant in Florida the food the staff and the owner."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The best Italian restaurant around! Not even a question."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Overall great high energy good music and entertainment via flat screen tv. Wait time even with reservation extremely long. Pay to park so bring change, or Valet park only $5. I would defiantly go again"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We come to cafe Mortorano once a year because the dining experience is like no other."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Stuffed peppers are a must. Don't go if you want quiet or are a prude"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "They wouldn't seat us til our 4th joined us. Wish we could have sat an ordered a cocktail instead of being in the way. It wasn't like they were going to give our table to someone else. Once seated we had one iPad to share to decide on food. Would have liked to order an appetizer while we made our selections but that wasn't allowed either. The waiter stated he could only take our entire order when we were ready. So that being said things didn't start well but improved. The fresh mozzarella was delicious and the food was all great but I expected to be treated a little nicer I guess. It was quite loud and crowded which is ok sometimes. There were plenty of people at the bar eating which would be fun if you were alone or a couple."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "High energy, friendly, great food. Only one suggestion...shared a $19 salad...expected More lettuce. The entrees were delicious. Service was superb!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We have been going to Café Martorano for over 20 years we think it is the best food you could ever eat.The quality and taste are incredible, and Steve is always there to let you sample his new inventions, The lobster Franciase is to die for and I ordered the Veal Chop for the 1ST time on Sunday, The best I ever had, I am 54 yrs, old and its our FAVORITE Resturant in the USA"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This was recommended by friends. wow great experience. You can make a $ 2.00 cost Nuddle dish and sell it a $ 40.00 great atmosphere and excellent service."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I highly recommend dining experience at Cafe Martorano residents or visitors. Steve Martorano, the owner, chef and DJ commands all aspects of the room. All of your senses are maxed out especially taste, sight and sound. I would recommend a large party order with diversity ...taste and share. Portions are large and prices are reasonable. The meatballs are a must and the simple waffles and ice cream dessert takes Italians down memory lane. The staff is attentive, courteous and helpful as well as the hosts and hostesses. We received special attention from our hostess Marsha who made our visit very memorable. To sum it up...don't miss the total dining and entertainment experience at Cafe Martorano...you will be very pleased."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I am a Martoranos fan for the past 14 years. Great old school italian food combined with a very exquisite ambience. Between the mobster italian movies scenes and great music it is a definitely place to go to have a wonderful italian experience! Just the service towards the end that always rushes you to leave ASAP you finished the main course. Forget about the place is 5*!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Finest Italian food I've ever seen. Gourmet is an understatement..."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We made our reservation a long time ago for 8 people We waited 1hr30 before getting setting 9pm and the table that they proposed us was too small so they so they suggested another one that would only seat 7. So we left after having wine and apetizer at the bar !!! Extremely disapointed and will never go back ."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Outstandingly Delicious Italian food. Good service, pricey but not outrageous. Pretty noisy but not terrible 6-7pm."
    Dined on 3/11/2014