Matteo's of Hallandale
Matteo's of Hallandale

Matteo's of Hallandale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.matteosristorante.com/
  • Phone: 9544554050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Every day: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer take out for any size event. Tell us your plans and we will take the best care of your every need. If you like us to pamper you covering the smallest details we supply staff, the food, bar, rentals, etc.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Matteo's of Hallandale
Matteos bring's a taste of Italy right here at home. The Sorrentino & Sbarro families from New York have been serving delicious platters of Italian comfort food for the past 25 years, and continue to do so at all of their nine landmark locations from New York to Florida. Eating dinner at Matteos is always an event whether with that special someone, the family or everyone you know. Contact us for your next party. Take out will never be the same once you take our intensely fresh cooking home to enjoy.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Matteo's of Hallandale reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (20)special occasion (17)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (6)notable wine list (5)hot spot (4)romantic (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Always the best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We look forward to having dinner at Matteo's whenever we are in town mostly in the winter but we do try to visit a few extra times during the off season and love Matteo's. Food is spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mateo's is the best
    MauryVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Matteo's restaurant is an excellent place to eat. The bar is truly professionally staffed and they are knowledgeable; they are friendly and courteous and friendly always. Because we go to the restaurant periodically we are always recognized and warmly greeted by the wait staff and the managers. The waiters are very knowledgeable always give us good honest advice and recommendations about the daily menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We keep going, must be good!
    Schnooky
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We keep going, must be good! What more is there to say.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food and service never disappoint! Crowded fun spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • always the best!!
    wineguyVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    the food is tops... authentically prepared and served. a reliable place to go and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MauryVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very good Italian prepared food; the food is tasty. The portions are large so it is possible to order a greater number of dishes of food. The group of friends I have visit the restaurant at least once a week. The bartenders are very good and friendly and helpful
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Duncan21
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our experience here was excellent. It was a fantastic meal and the food was quality. It was really busy even on a week night and was buzzing! We are definately going back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    WeeklyDiners
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Dine at Matteo's frequently due to their excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    JsnABriggs
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Hands down the best Italian restaurant in South Florida!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good and enjoyable.
    Schnooky
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Above says it all, "Always good and enjoyable". Do I really have to use minimum 50 characters?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little Italy meets Hallandale
    aventuragal7
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always great, large 1/2 portions, very kid friendly
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • arti
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was very good the service was very good people friendly atmosphere very nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • steve
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The food is good. The room lacks any ambiance at all. Just a big room filled with tables. The bar was busy though. Service was fast, not too relaxing and they cleared the table plate by plate as others were still eating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Wonderfully consistent family style Italian meals. We had been out of town for a few weeks and it was so nice to order our favorites and have them arrive exactly as expected. Really fantastic and a good value for the dollar. Staff remembers your name after only a few visits - a very nice touch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as usual.
    Schnooky
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We always enjoy dining here. Don't know what more to say to fill up minimum 50 characters!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Real Deal.
    rhw500VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Matteo's brings a touch of traditional New York Italian dining to Florida. The service is excellent. The food is Classic Italian with oversized portions prepared in traditional style to perfection. Matteo's is the real deal. Look no further for GREAT Italian dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We have been going to the restaurant for years. This was the worst service ever. The "waiter" got every order wrong. The manager was not much better. The waiter was truly incompetent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    BrianSVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I eat here almost every Friday night with my family when we are in town. It's better then when Matty owned it. The food is good and the service is great. They also make a great drink which is hard to come by in South Florida. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 155 reviews are from the Matteo's of Hallandale reviews archive.
  • It's as real as it gets down here.
    BrianSVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We go out every Friday and Saturday no matter what. That's the deal! My wife (who grew up as a chef and mother was a chef ) cooks during the week and we go out on weekends. We moved from New York City to Miami 14 years ago and by and large the restaurants here suck (big time!). Matteo's in Hallandale stands out as one of the best restaurants is South Florida in terms of the quality and taste of the food. Its real Italian food! You will enjoy it if you know what I'm talking about! If not you deserve to sit with the other schmucks in all these other tourist trap restaurants down here that SUCK!!!!!!! By the way.........Matteo's has a real Bar (Not just Beer and Wine) and they make great drinks! Not the tourist type of drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food portions
    Dany
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The food and service were excellent. We ordered the half portion size and had enough food to bring home and have for dinner the next day. Would most definetly go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Visit
    TonyC
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We go to Matteo's at least 2 times a month. Food brings us back because otherwise it is very noisy and tables are very close together. Don't expect very good service, not enough waiters and they are not the friendliest.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT ITALIAN FOOD
    CapefoodiesVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    excellent food and service. Large portions. Large burnt veggies too expensive.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • arti
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    food was very good service was excellent I found it better than the matteos in roslyn ny
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lack of Service
    Dsl528
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I was very excited to eat here as I had heard amazing things. However, I was not thrilled with the level of service. While the waiter, when at the table, was helpful, he did not check on us nearly enough. And it did not appear to be understaffed as there were plenty of servers standing around.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is great
    Foodie4Life
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food is always solid at Matteos. A great neighborhood Italian - the only thing missing is pizza.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night Dine
    Chappy44
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Had a reservation, walked right in and we were seated immediately, server was great and our meal was delicious. What more can I say. We sat outside and you didn't feel like you were in a shopping center.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Timers
    Bobcav
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We go to Gulfstream every year when we are in Florida and always saw the ad for Matteo's so we thought we 'd give it a try since we love Italian food. I must say it was not as delicious as we are used to. I guess being from the North, this was not Little Italy. However, we had an enjoyable time. Our waiter was very attentive and service was great.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MauryVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The portions of food are more than ample and tasty. It has a true Italian flavor. The service is good: the waiter recommends to the tastes of the patrons and serves the portion. The bar is busy and crowded during the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 pm specifically and the bartenders are very good. The restaurant takes on the flavor of a a good and steady neighborhood restaurant the is predictable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great casual dining
    WeeklyDiners
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Excellent food and superb service. We eat there on a regular basis and it is consistently wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    bacibuyer
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Every trip to Fort Lauderdale we make sure we have dinner at Matteos' it is on the top of our list. Love everything especially the stuffed artichokes and the Shrimp Wendy...those burnt green beans to die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we liked it!
    Paul
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This restaurant was suggested by a friend and we went for my wife's birthday and we had a wonderful dinner experience. I had the veal marsala and she had the calamari. Tables a bit crowded together. Our waiter Eduardo was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic NYC Italian food
    BillCambridgeVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Matteo's is a classic traditional Italian food restaurant, where it's best to order several meals among a group of people and eat them "family style". They have one of the best veal dishes I've ever tasted, anywhere, in their "Veal Chop Valdostana". Incredible dish. Every time I am in South Florida, I make a trip to Matteo's. It's worth it every time, even though this time we were staying at Doral and it took us nearly an hour during rush hour to get the Hallandale Beach Blvd. Despite this, it was still worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pasta alla garlic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    i ordered a full portion of spaghetti with white clam sauce. the waiter insisted that we order at least one and a half portions, for the four of us. it turned out to be spaghetti with toasted garlick, we could barely find the clams, and the waiter agreed with us went back to his manager but came back with nothing. without the clams we didn't need another half order. i've had better meals at matteo's, they better raise the bar once again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bene
    Connie8
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Think that Italian for very good. Our waiter was very helpful and food was great. Also had enough leftovers for another meal. Great when you are on vacation. Will be here for another 2 weeks and will go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DO NOT MISS IT!!
    Recsec
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    One of the best Italian meals I've ever had. Excellent menu selection and second to none service. I'll go back for seconds as do many others so be sure to use Open Table and get a reservation. You'll need one regardless of what night you try to go. It's that good!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    FPI123
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Matteo's is one of my favorite restaurants. When we think of Italian we always think of Matteo's. The food, service, and ambience are outstanding. My only footnote is to make a reservation in advance to avoid a long wait.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian in Hallandale
    EjculaterVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Great selection of your favorite Italian dishes cooked to order. Their chopped salad is one of the best and prepared by your waiter just the way you want it! Generous pour on wine by the glass and scrumptious deserts. We love to eat here later in the evening and just relax with a salad, entree and glass of wine. There are a lot of Italian restaurants in South Florida, but this is still one of the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dining in neighborhood
    MauryVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    serves a purpose for their patrons - watering hole, good food and friendliness.We need a rounded
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Smile
    Dinning4lifeVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    My favorite dish is the burnt veggies.27 dollars per order. The service is always slow and unfriendly. I'd rather sit at the bar the guys are fun, fast and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal on the trip
    LuigiVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Busy place. You need a reservation. Food was great. The family style concept works well here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.