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Cafe Murano
Cafe Murano

Cafe Murano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafe-murano.com
  • Phone: (407) 834-5880
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great food, ambiance. Veal picatta was excellent. A delightful evening eating and visiting with friend."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food quality was below average for the price. Drinks are overpriced. It was not the dining experience were hoping for."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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 :-)"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The catch of the day-grouper was fantastic! Half our party ordered it."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great place to catch happy hour! We had a few craft beers, and the best pizza in town! All or a fair price"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Service was outstanding. Lou was our server and he was very attentive and spot on."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "food was excellent & has been on each visit. sitting near the bar is a problem as noise level detracts from enjoyable experience"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We love Murano's so much that we had our Wedding dinner here. We love the food and atmosphere. Great place for Date night."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It was packed on Valentines day but we were seated quickly, our waitress was prompt and attentive and our food came quickly and was delicious. Best part is our waitress brought the check quickly too. I hate waiting for the check."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "They had a band and dancing....nice surprise! The waitress did try to rush us a bit as she brought the salads right after she brought the appetizers....it was Valentine's Day so I understand the need to turn table BUT who wants to be rushed. Anways, she was understanding and the rest of the service was PERFECT. I would reccomend this place to anyone. The fact they had dancing is a rare find now a days and I will take my spouse back just for this alone. The food was good. The place is in a great location on the lake. Overall it really was a great experience and glad i made this the spot for the holiday"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I do not get out that much because of our young children. But dining at Café Murano was a great experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We got there 15 minutes early, but our table by the window was ready. The service as excellent and the food and wine was very good. The meal was well paced, we did not feel rushed at all, even though the resturant was full. They have some wonderful deserts, so make sure you leave room to try one. I recommend the Lemoncello Italian cake. Best of all, the prices are very resonable and the portions are generous. We had a great appearance and would recommend this restaurant for any occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had reservations at 7:00, arrived 15 minutes early, was seated immediately. Very BUSY, so we knew it would take awhile, drank our wine and enjoyed. Food came out great - will be going back to this place !!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had fast service and outstanding food despite going on a hectic Valentine's Day. We were greeted and seated within a few minutes. Had drinks and appetizer and a great meal. Recommend to almost anyone in the mood for some great Italian food for any occasion or any day of the week. Will go back in the future for sure."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great and out waitress was very attentive. I suggest you always make reservations it gets very crowded and the restaurant is popular with locals"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had reservations on Valentines day, and they called us a few days prior to confirm we were still coming a nice touch. They required us to arrive 10 minutes before our reservation time to ensure prompt service and we did that and got seated right away. The place was packed. We were seated in what looked like a meeting or group room and we're introduced to our server pretty quickly. From that point on, the service was very slow but the food was awesome. The best veal picatta I've ever had and the recommendation from the server to my wife was also a delicious dish. I would de go back on a less busy day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I chose Cafe Murano to take guests and friends because we love to go there before or after a movie. Food has always been good, never had a bad meal or bad experience."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We had a great meal & an enjoyable time listening to the music."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My sister and loved everything we ate. Notably the chicken Della casa. Waiter was attentive and accommodating Will go back I'm sure!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Always a hit with our out of town guests. Can count on good food,good service, and good atmosphere"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "I had veal parmesan and my wife had the crab & lobster ravioli. Both were excellent with generous amount of crab & lobster in the ravioli and a large portion of veal."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Had looked for a nice upper scale restaurant for my birthday lunch and came here. The service was wonderful. Kieko attended to all our needs without being intrusive and was efficient and kind. The food was unbelievably delicious and it was truly a wonderful lunch for this special occasion. Will come again!!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Our family really love going to Cafe Murano for dinner! Food is always good and we love dancing to the bands afterward!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014