Phenomenal first time experiencePhenomenal first time experience which was very surprising considering some things I have heard over the years.just goes to show you can't take someone else's word no matter who they are. Thanks for proving them wrong! Simply outstanding5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodAlways a good time, good music, movies and never a bad dish. I just love it!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Time at Martorano'sWe celebrated my niece's birthday and this was an outstanding place to do so. We dined family style and went with all the favorites our waiter suggested -- well worth it.
Great experience!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMade My Birthday Even More Special!I wanted to try something new for my birthday and coming to Cafe Martorano was a GREAT decision. Steve and his staff were EXCELLENT. We received complimentary shots and appetizers which was really nice. I really enjoyed myself. The music was great. The food was great. I will be coming back and will try the other locations as well. I really like how Steve took the time out to take pictures with my friends and I, and when I posted them on Facebook and Instagram my friends all said that was nice of him. I have found a new place to add to my list of favorites!!!!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPERFECTO!The Meatball Salad and Pork Sunday Gravy are so good you wont stop thinking about them for days. Love this place!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner with atmosphereMy wife and I dined at cafe martorano on Friday evening, May 3,2013. We had a 9pm reservation, we were seated pretty much upon arrival. Our waiter was very good. The food was also very good. For starters we had prosciutto and parmasian cheese, and a pizza. The pizza was not so great. My meatball and salad dinner was great, the ricotta was amazing. My wife had the seafood pasta special which was also very good. While eating Steve himself was there keeping the music going, very loud, I am a music person so didn't mind; actually found it fun. If your looking to have good dinner Converstaion then this is not the place for you. Overall lots of fun, totally different then any other Italian restaurant I have ever been to and I am from NY.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodGreat food, just like grandma makes but with updated flare and best ingredients. BEST ricotta I've ever had. Excellent!!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food!!I am an Italian from Connecticut, but I had heard Martorano's had great food, and we were pleased beyond measure! Food was terrific, waitstaff was very attentive, and personable!! We will definitely go back there again!!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationI flew down from CT for my Birthday and it was worth the trip. Steve was cooking and we opted to not even order off the menu and go with the chefs choice. They kept wheeling out the food, until we couldn't eat anymore.
Grilled octopus, tuna tar tar, eggplant stack, fresh mozz, and the best meatballs in the world!
Dinner courses included lasagna, grouper, halibut, steak, lamb pasta.
It was a 25th birthday to remember! YO CUZ4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ServiceThe service was the best I ever experienced at any restaurant, Steve knows how to run a tight ship and I REALLY can appreciate that! The food was authentic italian right down to the mozzarella ball and ricotta...
The only thing I can say that I would have liked better was the sound level was very loud, couldn't really have a conversation too easily.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem Of Ft Lauderdale-Amazing FoodI have dinned with my family here while on vacation each year. It is the highlight of our trip and the food is indescribable. The chef and owner, Steve Martorano has been wonderful and is very friendly to his guests. The staff are exceptional and always take good care of us. The prices are for those who enjoy fine dining, and should note that the prices match the rare quality of the cuisine. If you don't enjoy the night life scene, go earlier in the evening for dinner, but for a whole new dining experience and nightclub-esque setting, plan to eat dinner after 10 pm. Either way, Cafe Martrano does not disappoint. I will continue to eat there each visit to Ft Lauderdale and I highly recommend it to everyone!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was spectacular but notFood was spectacular but not a place to enjoy a romantic evening because it is very noisy and small.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing time celebrating aAmazing time celebrating a bachelorette party. Food was amazing !! Such a fun place!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent Food In A Vibrantexcellent Food In A Vibrant Atmosphere! I Particularly Enjoyed The No Bones Persona.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestAbsolutely the best Italian food in Ft. Lauderdale. Everything is made to order and the food quality is amazing.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWoW!It was a wonderful experience. Even though we had to wait 30 minutes for our table, trust me when I say that it was well worth the wait. It's understandable with the limited space and overall size of the restaurant and they really do a very nice job of operating the front of the house. As far as the service goes, it was apparent that the server was extremely knowledgable of the menu, wine list and especially their specialties of the night which were featured on ipads. It was fun and innovative. I was surprisingly impressed with how in depth and detailed not only the server was but the busboy as well, describing everything from drinks to dessert with confidence and charm. This restaurant takes pride in achieving greatness and it really shows4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMCompared to noneIt was INCREDIBLE! Management was superb when it came to handling our "needs" and it will forever be highly recommended!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely the best ItalianAbsolutely the best Italian Restaurant in America, Steve has the greatest recipes ever .
Meatballs to die for , Eggplant Stack Awesome ! Pasta with pork better then sex !!!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLived up to the hype! GreatLived up to the hype! Great experience all around!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHands down, the best ItalianHands down, the best Italian Food I have ever had! I'm from Italian heritage and live in Chicago, but have been going to Cafe Martorano for almost 20 years. Every time I visit South Florida. It's a place that you can go and spend the whole night. Especially when Steve and/or his son start spinning old school and new music. Can always see a great gangster movie playing on the TV screens also. Keep your eyes open while there. You just may spot a celebrity in the restaurant!!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 13th anniversaryThis was our 13th anniversary so we wanted something special. This is absolutely the best italian restaurant in southern florida.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThey take very good care ofThey take very good care of you and the food is the best.
I also really like the cheesesteak.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, we went earlyGreat 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.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticWe 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.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSea Bass is FantasticBest dish I have had in a long time anywhere a delight in every aspect.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent butThe 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.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMS. Philly with alott of flair...S. Philly with alott of flair... Bravo Steve..! 20 more years.!!!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery noisy and tables areVery 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!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!!!!!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.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingOverall 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 Jersey3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA great dinner spot!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!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe LOVE this place and makeWe LOVE this place and make it a point to go back each year! HIGHLY recommend.....3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMREAD ME!!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!!!!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than ever!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!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was terrific!!! BestFood was terrific!!! Best in Ft. Lauderdale and the meatball app. Rivaled Grandma's!!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAways a wonderful experience!Aways a wonderful experience! Looking forward to our next evening at Cafe Martoranos.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a 7:15pm reserve didWe had a 7:15pm reserve did not seat at a table till 8:153/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy only complaint is thatMy 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.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodThe 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.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for good dinningGreat place for good dinning and fun. I enjoyed a lot3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTry the chicken with theTry the chicken with the hot peppers.... Best chicken dish I have ever had...also best cheesesteak EVER!!!!!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery happening atmosphere...loudVery 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.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place. The foodI love this place. The food is outstanding and very unique Italian!!!
What a place!!!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the food.Really enjoyed the food. Meatball salad is a must and the eggplant app was delicious!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Martorano is one of ourCafe 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!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIf the customers keep watchingIf 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 show3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways delicious and fun!!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!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM