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
49 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (22)special occasion (18)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (5)romantic (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • I've been a fan of Matteo's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    I've been a fan of Matteo's for a few years visiting locations in both New York State and Florida. The Hallandale locale is fairly close to where I stay during Christmas vacation. I heard a couple of years back that the original owners of the location sold and went on to open Luca Bella in Aventura so I kind of stayed away from this one until this year. Foolish decision. The place didn't lose a beat. Food is still freshly prepared to order, the wait staff are well-trained (and some quite amusing to chat with) and, of course, you need an appetite as even some of the "half"-orders are quite big (and require sharing in any case. No fancy "cuisine" but, sometimes, comfort food is not a bad luxury and Matteo's delivers on that in spades.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Matteo's, a must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    Matteo's is always on our "must eat" list when we come to Hallandale Beach each year. The staff is always pleasant and friendly. We have eaten at the restaurant with friends and young grandchildren. (They have both high-chairs and boosters.) The kids loved the mozzarella sticks and the pasta. We also like to order and pick-up when we have a group over for dinner. It's family style dining which enables us to share dishes. We especially love their red sauce. The shrimp and chicken parmigiana are 2 of our favorites. Whether we eat in or pick up to eat at home, we're never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
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    Vacationers
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    The food was good and the portions would quite large. It was very busy and the server was not very attentive which was a bit frustrating. Getting our water refilled was a major task. It was still enjoyable and I would go back.
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  • Italian Family Style
    BrianSVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    The food is always good at this Italian Family Style gem.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed in Hallandale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Not impressed. We paid eighty dollars for two sides and one app.without wine, dessert or coffee. The food was very mediocre, excessively saucy, to the point of overwhelming the flavor. Food comes without any sides! We had veal parm, immense but no side of pasta, etc. it would be more enjoyable to have a regular portion with some pasta on the side. Tjhe lobster ravioli had so much sauce one could not taste the ravioli. The salad (a la carte) was run of the mill. The mozzarella sticks, bread and butter were good. The service was poor. They were very busy but we had to wait excessively for everything, including having our order taken. The server was rushed and it was obvious the restaurant was understaffed.
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  • Worst dinner ever
    SimoneVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    We were a group of 18 people, it was saturday night, and we decided to eat a good pasta at Matteo's. For our bad surprise, we had the worst service ever. The waiter was extremely rude, and he almost threw the plates on us. We were extremely disappointed.
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  • Good deal
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Really great food and friendly people. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Fantastic, friendly service
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Fantastic, friendly service even durng a hectic holiday time. Great home cookin Italan food. Wonderful time. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • New York style Italian food.
    foodie305VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    New York style Italian food. Very tasty. The staff is lovely. I had clams casino, chopped salad and shrimp marinera. They were all delicious. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we came on Christmas Day and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    we came on Christmas Day and the restaurant was packed. the service was poor, but the food is always good.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very hospitable, good home
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Very hospitable, good home cooking Italian. Generous portions. We will be back very soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • We use to go to Matteo's several
    SimoneVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    We use to go to Matteo's several times, as we have an apartment near the restaurant. We always find the service irregular. Sometimes they are very helpful, and sometimes not. The food is delicious, and that's the main reason we always go back to Matteo's. The restaurant will be a gem once they decide to improve their service.
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  • Excellent as usual. Have
    aventurafoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Excellent as usual. Have been there so many times and never been disappointed. The service as well as the food is excellent. We have many options in this area but would not even go anywhere other than Matteos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Disappointing - Ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    Very Disappointing - Ordered Veal Francese - Veal was okay - but coating like paste - drenched in liquid;. Pasta was okay, although Broccoli a bit overcooked. Just a mediocre Italian Restaurant as far as I am concerned - not worth trip or money.
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  • Doesn't compare to the 2 Matteos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Doesn't compare to the 2 Matteos on Long Island that we're familiar with, unfortunately. Needs work.
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  • Food and service were very
    WeeklyDiners
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    Food and service were very good. Had a problem with Maitre D' (sp) not recording "open Table Visit". We were 10 min early for reservation, announced it to host and followed up with phone call later that evening when I got home and saw cancellation. When I saw no change in cancel status I emailed Open Table who did correct. I would recommend this restaurant for all categories and hope the "cancellation notice" was just an oversight,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • We were a table of 6 and had
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    We were a table of 6 and had to change our reservation to an earlier time and were accomodated beautifully. It was the perfect restaurant for everyone's tastes. The food was delicious. We had a feast! Great service!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • absolutely wonderful evening.
    wineguyVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    absolutely wonderful evening. we were a party of 8 but all went well.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious, generously proportioned
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    Delicious, generously proportioned food served by veteran pros.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • our reservation was honored
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    our reservation was honored on time. the food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I are huge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    My husband and I are huge fans of Matteo's. We went for our anniversary and everything lived up to their reputation. We started with the NY baked clams which was to die for (if you are from NY you cannot get this anywhere in Florida) Veal parm and a pasta dish with shrimps and clams again to die for. Their service and hospitality make for a great dining experience. Have never had a bad meal always beyond delicious!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Not a courmet hot spot but
    suzidbVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    Not a courmet hot spot but good food, service and good people.
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  • The staff is friendly and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    The staff is friendly and caring. The food is fresh and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second visit.
    YourcpaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    This was our second visit. The restaurant is conveniently located between Ft Lauderdale and Miami. Both times we met out of town friends. The server let the water glasses go empty but the Captain kept a keener eye and corrected the oversight. Supervisory staff very attentive, almost to a fault. "Is everything OK" is appreciated once or twice but not when it interrupts guests' conversation. We have been both "in season" and "out of season" both times the food was excellent. In season I expect the food to take longer and the pressure to "turn over the table". This is summer in Florida, food served very promptly and the bill was placed on the table with the coffee - did the waiter have somewhere to go?
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  • Almost everything was great:
    SimoneVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    Almost everything was great: The food, the service... But we don't like the fact that they include a 18% gratuity in the account.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • One of my favorites in south
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    One of my favorites in south Florida! I've been going here for years and the service is consistently top notch, the staff are consummate professionals and the food is consistently fantastic. This restaurant has never disappointed and for that reason I enjoy giving gift certificates for this restaurant to special people around the holidays. They all say the same thing - "We loved it!"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • New Owners don't do it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Matteos has become a food factoryThe waiters are programmed to throw the food at youAnd do not listen or prepare to your requestsThey also do not come to the table to see how your meal is going or do you need anythingWe had to stop other waiters to ask for things many times during our mealSince the new owners took over, it's lost its neighborhood feel and is just a average Resturant with average foodAnd high prices
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were in Miami for one night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    We were in Miami for one night with a large group of 10 people, waiting to leave on a cruise the next day. Staying at a hotel only 20 minutes away, Matteo's came recommended to us by the hotel staff. The service was very friendly and inviting. The food was excellent, served in large family style portions. It was like going to a family reunion. The staff was great! We had a fantastic time, had great food and good wine. We will return!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MAIN COURSE A TREAT SAVE MONEY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    MAIN COURSE A TREAT SAVE MONEY & DON'T ORDER THE CCAESAR SALAT OVERPRICED WAY OVERPRICED
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  • consistently delicious food
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    consistently delicious food and exceptional service - never disappoints - EVER.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • We LOVE Matteo's and are thrilled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    We LOVE Matteo's and are thrilled that it is so close to us!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • the food and service are outstandin
    wineguyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2012
    the food and service are outstanding! we will be going back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Wonderful Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/24/2012
    Ate there based on a recommendation from a friend and she wasn't wrong. This place was awesome (take this from someone who lived in Italy for 5 years!)!! Not only was the food delicious, but the service was impeccable. Our waiter truly enjoyed what he did, and waited on us literally hand and foot. Seemed to be part of the experience for everyone. I will definitely return and recommend to friends. Well priced as well -- large dishes, enough to easily split between 2 people.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go easy on the Garlic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    This is a regular stop for us, as we live in the area. Also, moving to Miami from N Y we've frequented their Long Island restaurants for years. The dishes come with Huge Portion. The Baked Clams are great, a bit heavy on the garlic. the Pasta is made with a nice natural tomatoe sauce. Since Mike left, and new management took over, the restaurant has improved. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed. Oh, try the Chicken Limone
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Attentive wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Great food. Attentive wait staff. Good wine. What else do you need?!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was my worst experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/24/2012
    It was my worst experience in a long time. Our group had ordered a ceasar salad. When delivered to our table, the salad was all brown on the edge. I refused the salad. The server said that there was nothing wrong with the salad. I'm not stupid. I know the diffence. After a debate, he accepted to replace the salad. Fifteen minutes later, the manager came over and again told us that there was nothing wrong with the salad. We stayed for the entire meal but we should have left. I'm not sure what they did to our other plates in the kitchen. Will never go back and I tell everyone I know not to go there. Worst costumer service in all my life.
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  • Consistently good food and
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    Consistently good food and service - exactly what you hope for when dining out.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistently good food and
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    consistently good food and great service - professional waitstaff - never been disappointed by a meal here. They recognize regulars and take appropriate care of them. Love the stuffed mushrooms, chopped salad and chicken milanese. Fantastic every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I LOVE THIS PLACE. THE
    aventurafoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    I LOVE THIS PLACE. THE FOOD IS OUTSTANDING. THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. OUR SERVER ARTE WAS THE BEST. WE HAVE BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES AND HE REMEMBERS EXACTLY HOW I LIKE MY SALAD AND SERVES US WITHOUT RUSHING. IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURABLE EXPERIENCE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, Great waiter.
    RdC1965
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Great food, Great waiter. Huge portions. Absolutely fabulous. Will definitely be back.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic