The food is unbelievable. A must go if in Ft Lauderdale.
Omg. We can’t praise martorano’s enough. We live in Rhode Island and it’s the first restaurant we hit when we come to ft lauderdale. We are here often during football season. Food is fantastic. Atmosphere is great. Everyone there ( the staff and patrons) all are always smiling. Don’t pass up an opportunity to dine here.
Yesterday after we seat, we order a bottle of wine, The waiter took a long time to bring it. It also took a few minutes to take the order. When we told him that we wanted a meat with bone, he told us: don't ask for it, it takes 45 minutes. Then we asked for a similar dish to share with my wife and we clarified that we were going to ask for a second dish, but the surprise was great, because he told us that he has to order the entrance, the main course and the dessert all together. We have been to hundreds of restaurants of a very good standard and something like this had never happened to us. I think the young man is called: José. Apart from unprofessional, badly smoked. A pity that a young man made us have a bad night. Probably will never come back to this Restaurante.
5 stars is not enough. Absolutely outstanding meal. Thank you
Been coming here for 20 years. There is no doubt Steve is the undisputed champ of Italian cooking. Uses the best of the best ingredients and cooks them well. No one cooks macaroni better than him...to order...and perfectly al dente. He’s creative and full of surprises. You sit and the first thing he sends out is something he prepared for you...tonight...lentils and some short macaroni. Just a little warm up. Not many places do that. He’s always there to say hello and ask how things were. Every year he changes it up with new decor. This place gets better with age and stays consistent.
Excellent as always and the annual changes to the restaurant are always great especially paying tribute to his late son Joey, god bless you and your family Steve!
Been going to this place for 25 years, and it is really the best its ever been. If you have not experienced it, you are missing out. The BEST
Tiempo de espera mayor al tiempo de reservación. Sin posibilidad de leer el menú
Always a fantastic experience at Martorano’s in FTL! Last night I brought my girlfriend for her first experience and as always Steve made us feel right at home! Meatball and Salad appetizer was a great start, Veal and Linquini Yo Cuz for main courses, a cheesecake from Marsha’s Lilly Cakes and a bottle of Frank Family! How can you go wrong! Thanks for making every experience top notch! YoCuz 🍝🇮🇹🍝
Frankly this place has a lot of rules. Go there on time meeting a fried 10 minutes behind me and they refused to seat me. The menu starts you have a 1hour and45 minutes to finish your meal . The food is no better than other restaurants in town and they seem to be full of themselves. For the price would exspect better service and friendliness.
Food was amazing!!! Great specials!!
OUTSTANDING OUTSTANDING OUTSTANDING. Was a bit skeptical from some of the reviews but WOW WOW WOW was I impressed I’m so happy I tired of for myself. Made a reservation for Friday and Saturday night can’t wait.
WHERE HAS MARTORANOS BEEN ALL MY LIFE. I DIED AND
WENT TO FOOD HEAVEN. The staff was EXCEPTIONAL.
Our favorite food in Florida
The atmosphere was very nice and intimate,the service was excellent and the food was extremely delicious! Felt like I was eating my grandmas Sunday dinner!
I typically don't write reviews however I simply can't ignore my experience and had to share.
I've been wanting to go to this restaurant for years.
Upon walking into a hectic environment I was takin aback by a uniformed armed Florida Brower county police officer at the door.
I approached the waitress and asked for an estimate on seating considering I was about a half our early. Her response was "it's 9:27 and your reservation is at 10"! You can wait by the bar please!
When asking about the officer, the bartender indicated that he was there because people tend to leave without paying which confused me???
I approached the same hostess at 10:15 And was once again told in a very dismissive way saying a table is opening up soon.
When tables opened, we were stuffed in a small table while a customer of 1 who just arrived being seated at a lovely table for 4???
After this horrible treatment it made sense,,, because you have an armed guard you can treat your customers anyway you like!
As a note, the officer was in the kitchen and laughing like best friends (lose - lose, in this establishment customer can GFY)
If I'm treated badly I would pay for my water and leave. In this case we were concerned of the 50 dollar penalty for leaving.
The Bartender and waiter were gentleman.
Food was adequate, but in no way is a meatball worth $25 and pasta clams with a small lobster tail $65.
I give Martorano 1 star.
Note: this review made me sad to write, I expected so much more.
We had a large group of our friends join us this time for dinner. We have had our reservation for months. We had 14 people that ended up being 12. Not only did we have to split up but we sat at opposite times and were across the restaurant from one another. I knew this going in but I at least thought we would sit near each other. We sat by the kitchen. Great view but we were getting bumped constantly which was rather annoying. We love this restaurant but being forced to either have a set menu and pay a deposit or sit separate is the worst policy ever. We spend a fortune in your establishment I should be able to sit with my friends and order what I want!!
Fun energetic restaurant. Great evening with fantastic food!
Best restaurant in south fla
We have been going to Martonano for years! We absolutely love this place.
I have been hear on average 4 times a year. I will not be returning. The food has gone down hill. They sat us and only gave us a hour and 15 min at the table and literally packed up our food and told us to move. The most upsetting part as the the staff are moving fast and my chair was on the out side of our table. The waiter collided with our table rushing around and broke my watch. ( 1100.00 dollars to have the crystal repaired today). Waited when it happened turned back and said. “ did I bump into you. And turned away and kept moving “. Clearly management has lost the culture this great place was built on.
Great food and service. Andre was fantastic!
Always the best. I always ask everyone in my family where they want to go for birthdays and everybody always picks Martoranos. It’s always a great time. Service is top notch and food is 5 stars.If you’ve never been your missing out
The best Italian place ever !
Whenever we are in Florida we always have dinner here for sure !!
Mr Martorano is a great cook.
He wonderful wife makes you feel like you are home
America’s best Pizza app
Main courses excellent
Great place to have a birthday party 🥳
This is without question the best Italian restaurant in Florida. The food is OUTSTANDING! Authentic Italian cooked to order. Service is great, atmosphere is is great. I live in Michigan and travel to Fort Lauderdale as often as possible to eat at Martoranos!! It’s the BEST
Amazing experience from the time we sat until the time we left food and everything was on point must do if you’re around !
Every time I go to Florida I eat here. I have brought this restaurant many customers because I know it will always be perfect. This is a well oiled machine with impeccable service. Everything is taken care of service wise. For me it's easy because I have had everything on the menu and love everything. I just brought 10 people in and said have Steve M make what he wants. 10 out of 10. Great wine list. Deserts were top notch as well. If you wanted to be treated like family go to this restaurant. The food is off the charts delicious. I am so proud of Mr. Martorano's success in such a tough business. You can tell he's never forgot how he got started. Heart and soul in all the dishes. Congrats and see you again as soon as possible.
No place better on earth!! Even the most simple old school homestyle Italian dishes are better than you could ever imagine. Every single item on the menu is 10 STAR ...if you haven't been to this restaurant..stop everything you are doing and go tonight!! YO CUZ!!!!
Fantastic every time worth the wait a real panty dropper
All I can say is that the the food is made with love. You can taste the love in every bite. Steve is passionate about his food and it shows. My favorite, lobster francaise, was not one of the specials that night. But as usual , if they can accommodate you, they will and managed to make me one. The water ice martinis need to be ordered, as are the meatball salad and Sicilian slice, which is still crispy, cold, the next day!!!! If you are looking for an excellent meal with exceptional service, go to Cafe Martorano. All of his restaurants are phenomenal, but Lauderdale is my fave.
Outstanding food, great vibe, exceptional service. Couldn’t ask for a better meal or experience!!!!
Great service, the waiter was very attentive —explained the restaurant, and constantly checked in. The food was fresh and delicious!
Whenever, I'm in Florida..Martorano's is my first stop for dinner.. The food is ALWAYS fantastic and the staff are always impeccable. Thank you again Mr. Martorano, Teddy and the Martorano family..Till Next time
As always the food was simply amazing the service fabulous and Chef runs a terrific restaurant.
We LOVE Martorano! Steve makes magic in the kitchen. I think we celebrate every birthday here! Everything we had was outstanding. The calamari is very unique and the meatball always lives up to its best thing reputation. The veal with hot peppers was delicious and we ordered rigatoni vodka which wasn’t on the menu, but Steve happily made it.
We flewvin from Toronto Canada and our family in Fort Lauderdale told us we must attend and experience this restaurant. Fantastic was outstanding service and felt so comfortable.
Amazing service with even better food. Second time here, never fails to be so fresh and delicious
great food, great service. not a quiet atmosphere but really fun
Sucked! Food was way too expensive for what it was.