Cafe Murano
Cafe Murano

Cafe Murano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafe-murano.com/
  • Phone: 4078345880
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: John Andrich
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Bands every Friday & Saturday Evening from 8:45-12:30

    Ladies Night every Thursday night. Featuring a live DJ

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Festival Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cafe Murano
Growing up one of 5 children in a tight-knit New Jersey family, Chef John relished the chance to work in the kitchen with his European grandmother, and it was from her that he developed his deep affection for Italian cuisine.

He cites his opportunity to work alongside Master Chef Giuseppe Formica at Hotel Giardino, in, Pesaro, Italy, as having a profound influence on his culinary philosophy.

Here at his popular upscale restaurant on Italy’s Adriatic coast, Chef John learned the delicate art of making pastas, breads and pastries a mano, and gained a finer appreciation for the importance of freshness, quality and simplicity in Italian Cuisine.

Chef John’s love of food is enhanced by his engaging personality and his love for people. Dine at Café Murano and discover a friendly welcoming atmosphere, an amazing meal and a longing to return.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Cafe Murano reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (25)scenic view (23)neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (21)special occasion (15)great for lunch (14)vibrant bar scene (14)romantic (10)fit for foodies (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (8)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Loud happy hour scene
    Specialoccastions
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Not the place to go for a quiet dinner. Great service, average food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Find
    Judy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We dine here every time we come to town. Great bar scene, fantastic food, and wonderful service. We highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    Blanca10
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Close to the mall in Altamonte Springs. Large restaurant with very good Italian food. Pasta was delicious! Great appetizers and good wine list. Service very good as well. Would definitely recommend if you are in that area of Orlando.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good good and service
    tennisdr99VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good neighborhood food and service . nice view after the jot sun goes down.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DaytonaDave
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have been to this place twice now, and have been impressed by it each time. The food is incredible, and not overpriced as it is in many venues these days. The portion sizes are still generous, as everyone took a little home with them. The atmosphere is great! The earlier you go the quieter it is. Last time we reserved at 6pm and had the place nearly to ourselves. But I know the place amps up later on with a live band and a large bar room. This place is a lot of fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends' 80th bday
    younger
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Party of 4 all enjoyed happy hour drinks and individual dinner selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    eastsiderockgroupies
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    There were 3 of us who attended for the first time. We came to enjoy EAST SIDE ROCK as we are loyal followers ("groupies") of theirs. Waitress, Jackie, was especially cordial in helping us pick out wines, beers, entrees, and desserts. She was tremendous. The band certainly held up to their high standards in the new venue. Please have them back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime location
    LyndaVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Murano's has excellent options for large groups. Food is consistently good and they mix a good drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience.
    Kiss
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was a good dining experience for us. I wouldn't say it was wow, but nice. I am starting to see a trend of restaurants not having everything on their wine list in-stock and the waiters not being informed about it. We order a wine bottle and have to wait and see if they have it. It's dissapointing. Plus, you have to make up your mind about another bottle pretty quickly. This restaurant is kid-friendly; however, we went through three high chairs before they found one that was not broken. I prefer this spot for lunch rather than dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service needs work
    becsue
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Needs improvement on service. On patio we were forgotten. Anyways food was so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite
    deborah
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love Cafe Murano. This was not my first visit and will not be my last. The food is incredible, the service is friendly and competent, and my husband appreciates the selection of craft beers. We love the band that plays in the evening and the beautiful view. I continually recommend the restaurant and no one is ever disappointed. All this for affordable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family dinner
    Susdines
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Family get together with elders and kids..all "special requests" met with a smile. Food and service great as usual.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    Foodjunkie22
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everything was amazing there. The sushi was extremely fresh and all tasted great. Even better were all the various cocktails they make which can satisfy any craving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal at Cafe Murano
    Diveduo
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had dinner with four adults and done child. The place was very friendly as was the service. Food and wine was great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server preoccupied/uninformative
    Lofo8alotfor2
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was delicious! Portions generous! Great beer list! Service was good,Disappointed happy hour was not mentioned during entire meal when we overheard from neighboring table that it was last call for happy hour. We would of gladly purchased more alcohol even possibly stayed longer as we were weary about drinking due to us being ensure about our plans afterwards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food. Friendly server. Beautiful setting. I would love to go back again next time I'm in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Bonus
    outdoordiningfan
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Outdoor dining was a priority when I conducted an online search for a new place to eat. The service, food, and view combined to be the perfect place for my birthday supper. By splitting a meal, I was even able to be true to my new 'portion control' diet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hopethishelps
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food quality was below average for the price. Drinks are overpriced. It was not the dining experience were hoping for.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Spot
    Edward
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great food, ambiance. Veal picatta was excellent. A delightful evening eating and visiting with friend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great prices and portions
    JOrlando
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went here for Father's Day and really enjoyed it. The kids portions were very generous for only $5. The adult portions were a good size too. None of us could finish our meal. My ravioli entree was only ok, but I enjoyed the appetizer and salad a great deal. Next time I'll try a different entree. The server was spot on.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dining experience
    Tracy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It was our first time there, had dinner with friends. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Atmosphere inside very relaxing, there is also a bar area, and outside seating(that we found out is pet friendly). The food is amazing from start to finish. Dont miss while in Altamonte!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best iteration yet
    fr5ed
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This location has gone through a number of businesses over the 20 years we have lived in Altamonte Springs. Cafe Murano has proven to be the venerable establishment. The food and atmosphere are great and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. I love the fact that the owner is a craft bee aficionado - I hoe they continue to expand their offerings :-)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The catch of the day-grouper was fantastic! Half our party ordered it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 72 reviews are from the Cafe Murano reviews archive.
  • awesome pizza!
    littlebuddyBlaze
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great place to catch happy hour! We had a few craft beers, and the best pizza in town! All or a fair price
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    socialdiner
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The restaurant was rather noisy and it was difficult to hear the person sitting across the table. Also, due to the position of the table, the glare off the water and umbrella outside the door was blinding. We should have asked them to turn our table so that it was more conducive to conversation and enjoyment. We were located in the walkway to the patio. One side of the table had the setting sun in their eyes. The food was good but waiter made infrequent trips to our area. We also had to watch for him then ask for water refills; service was not tops. I only recommend if you ask to be seated in the dining area rather than the open area with the bar and have plenty of time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Fare
    frankie
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    My girlfriend and I walk around the trail next door once a week, and we wondered if this place was as good as it looked from outside. It is. Great menu and wine selection, attentive wait staff, affordable prices on original dishes. Very romantic, we watched the sun set across the water. We will recommend it and definitely come again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Little Gem
    AnnTagonist
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    On Festival Dr in a lovely enclave in Altamonte Springs, FL called Uptown. We were visiting our daughter and looking for a late night spot for those of us with a craving for Italian and Murano did not disappoint. The ravioli tasted homemade and the bolognese sauce is to die for. While my penne vodka was a little too salty, our salads (house and caesar) were spot on. The bread is delicious - try not to fill up on it too much as the portions are quite large. We will be back next time we visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is the third time I have eaten here and the first time we ate inside. The outside is great and the bar is nice, but the dining area that is in a different room is a little odd. It did not seem to fit with the rest of the place. I don't remember the name of our server but the service was slow. Very slow. They were nice but not very attentive. The food, on the other hand, was great! Everyone in the group loved the food including the kids. They also have a decent selection of craft beers and good wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with Jamie ( server)
    Robert
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Food was excellent. Booths were comfortable. The outstanding point of the evening, besides having dinner with my wife, was our server. Our youngest daughter was a server for several years and we are tuned in to what a server should be.. Jamie exceeded our expectations. She was personable and friendly but maintained a high degree of professionalism. Her knowledge of the menu and recommendations were excellent. We will definitely be back. Robert
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    You had been recommended by 2 separate people and they were right! We enjoyed a delicious meal on the patio with out of town friends. We will be back with another group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was outstanding. Lou
    Craig
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Service was outstanding. Lou was our server and he was very attentive and spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • enjoyed food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    food was excellent & has been on each visit. sitting near the bar is a problem as noise level detracts from enjoyable experience
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing sunsets
    Firefightermom
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We love Cafe Murano for many reasons. The food is consistently delicious. Service is great and very accommodating. Having dinner outside on a beautiful evening is very relaxing and a great way to end a weekend. The hostess and servers are very friendly and they make you feel very special. Would recommend to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always so good!
    Adia
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This place is becoming our second home! We always wait on our waiter Michael, even my 5 yr old son knows his name! We love this place because of the service we get, we feel like at home. We go there all the time on Sundays for lunch or even after baseball games on Saturday! The food is really good, lots of flavor!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly gathering spot
    Pittypat
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    A place where I joined three friends for a birthday get together. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and the birthday girl was treated to a dessert on the house. Our server, Jaimie, was super. Thanks Cafe Murano for helping us celebrate a special friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    Drue
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We made reservations through open table and when we arrived, we were immediately seated, not to mention it was a busy night. Service was excellent and very attentive. The food was prepared quickly and was a huge portion. Very tasty. Overall, our experience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Murano
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I love Cafe Murano. Friday and Saturday nights they have a live band at the Altamonte location. Food is great and priced accordingly. Have always had great service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food and service were great. The hostess was attentive and very nice; the server was attentive, friendly and new the menu even making recommendations. The food was amazing. Overall,l a great experience. Would go back and would recommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentines Day Dinner
    Luv2dinecouple
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I do not get out that much because of our young children. But dining at Café Murano was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent Italian in a great location
    BakerBuni
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Cafe Murano has your typical Italian fair at a good price. The location at Cranes Roost makes it a hot spot for locals so its pretty busy on weekends. Food is good and ambiance nice in the dining room. The bar area is large with several TVs and dining space as well. You can also sit on the outdoor patio which has a nice view of the lake but it fills up quickly in nice weather or special events are at the park. Service varies depending on when you go and who waits on you. In my experience most servers are friendly enough but some tend to disappear once you order and its frustrating if you want another drink or something
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.