Wonderful Dinner !!!We decided try Martorano's for Mother's Day after we heard Al Pacino give the restaurant an excellent review. The food was excellent, the service was good and we enjoyed ourselves and have no complaints.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eat before a concertHave dinner and walk next door for a concert at the Hard Rock. Service was great and professional and friendly. The food could be better for the price. But overall we had a pleasant dining experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and Good Vibe but BewareDespite being ignored for about 10 minutes when first seated, our night at Martorano's was a hit.
We ordered the grilled octopus and fried calamari as starters. The grilled octopus was about the best that I've had anywhere. The calamari was good but didn't stand out. The service was steady and the food came out as it was ready from the kitchen - no heat lamps (the waiter did explain that up front). We had shellfish, fish, and pasta dished and everything was high end quality. The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente. Our only objection was the noise level. By 9pm the 80's soundtrack was blasting a bit too loud to carry on a normal conversation - it's not a club so we felt that was unnecessary. Great first time experience and would go again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMe and the Mrs got a rareMe and the Mrs got a rare night out alone, we hadn't been to the Hard Rock Casino yet (relatively new to Florida) so we went for dinner and the casino for a little while. Nice evening, we sat outside, waiter was a great guy. Food was very good, never felt rushed to get up.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood experienceOverall, the place is very impressive. My favorite thing was the concept of the restaurant: the deco, service style and presentation. Very high quality dinning. The most disappointing part was the $62 steak. It tasted like a $32 steak. It's good but disappointing for the price. The portion was big, but the taste wasn't great at all. I feel like if I would have order anything else it would have been delicious and proportionally good tasting to the price. I recommend the place but not the overprice average tasting steak.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis a very exciting and vibrantThis a very exciting and vibrant restaurant situated in a busy pedestrian mall. The food presentation was great, food was hot and the service was outstanding. My wife had the snapper and shrimp dish. I had spaghetti and meat ball with alfredo sauce. The spaghetti and alfredo sauce were great but the meat ball had too much filler (very little meat),4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood times but pricey!!!Went for my BFF's bday with our hubbys!!! Food, service and atmosphere were awesome!!! Love they play 80's dance music after 9 and the boys enjoyed the blackjack table in the restaurant but seriously $28 bucks for spaghetti and meatBALL that's a bit crazy!!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was incredible!! Yo cuz!!Food was incredible!! Yo cuz!! Mama Martorano's meatballs were delicious. This is coming from a New York Italian, South Philly Italian incredible.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food & fun!Busy and vibrant place with excellent food and ample portions. Great place to enjoy before or after a concert. We will definitely go back to try other things on the menu. Good quality ingredients and everything was very fresh.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe epitome of Italian dining.The epitome of Italian dining. Great food, an attentive staff, and an energetic decor. Those are my primary ingredients for a solid night out.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I enjoy ourMy husband and I enjoy our anniversary dinner. We got right in after making reservations and he enjoy a dinner special that was not on the menu, a Seafood pasta that included lobster tails and mussells, etc. I had a delicious eggplant parm. The service was very good. Food was delicious, however, my hubby never asked the price of his plate which was $62 by itself. A bit pricey. All is well.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were excellent! I'll be back to dine at Martorano's for sure.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDelishAny visit to the Hard Rock, my husband and I dine at Cafe Martorano's. We started with the meatball and fresh mozzarella then shared the spicy chicken rigatoni. Inside is a bit loud for us but the weather was perfect to sit outdoors and people watch.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, music and serviceThe food, music and service make this restaurant amazing.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had fun! Went for dinnerWe had fun! Went for dinner a little earlier at 7pm, knowing late night records start spinning. Can't wait to go back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great. This wasService was great. This was our first time eating here. Food was outstanding as well. We had the fried eggplant stack, chicken marsala, spaghetti with meatball and for dessert we shared a banana foster dessert to die for. Great wine list. Limited wines per glass though. We gonna make it back here soon.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a perfect evening ......It was a perfect evening
...... first At the bar Cranked a good bottle of wine .then sat down for dinner had appetizers they were excellent.... When my dinner came ordered veal Was so tough and overcooked had to send it back....4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI CONSIDER MYSELF AN ITALIANI CONSIDER MYSELF AN ITALIAN FOODIE, HAVING EATEN AT PLACES ALL OVER THE WORLD...THIS RANKS WITH THE FINEST MEALS I HAVE EVER HAD , WITH NO REGARD FOR PRICE...MEATBALL RANKS WITH MOM AND GRANDMA...PERFECT ...SAUCE GREAT,GREAT...SERVICE A JOY....BEN MANCUSO...RESTAURANT OWNER4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWill never eat at anotherWill never eat at another Italian restaurant again after eating at Martoranos... Incredible4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMComfort Italian cuisine practicedComfort Italian cuisine practiced at a very high level.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot to hang out. TheGreat spot to hang out. The DJ was amazing and had had a great mixture of music. I can't say the food was great. I went with 5 friends and we all agreed food could have been better. I had the calamari which was salty. My friend ordered pizza which came out after everyone else finished their dinner. The waiter came back and said she would not be charged for her pizza. Oh, the pizza was not good either; no taste at all especially since it was the sweet/spicy sausage. Another friend had the crispy breaded chicken with I believe broccoli on top; the chicken was so bland.
I would go back just for drinks and the vibrant bar scene.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time at Martorano'It was our first time at Martorano's. We had been told by our friends and family that the meatballs were fantastic and that the food was as close to authentic Italian as one can get. Needless to say, we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, the place was beautiful, and the service was outstanding. The portions were right in line with the price. The only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer than we wanted because we had event to attend to. We look foward to a return visit and trying out other dishes and sampling some of the wine selection.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciosoThough expensive, the food was spectacular. Every person in our group left the restaurant feeling more than satisfied and it exceeded our expectations in terms of quality and taste of food. I recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a special night out.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe can't say enough aboutWe can't say enough about our very memorable experience! It was my husband's 40th birthday dinner with family and close friends. Tommy was our server and his team were amazing from the minute we sat down until we left to continue the celebration at the Casino. The food was superb!! Everything was perfect the timing of the courses and the dessert. It was our first time and we will definitely be back. This was a great find! We look forward to future visits. You definitely made my husbands birthday very memorable!! Thanks again!! This is definitely a neighborhood GEM!!!!
Jennifer & Dan3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant! OutstandingExcellent restaurant! Outstanding food and service. Would definitely go back!!2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM