Cafe Martorano

4.7
1954 reviews
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Italian
Cafe Martorano combines exceptional food, music and movie entertainment to create the most unique dining experience. Get a taste of our original Italian-American dishes such as made to order Warm Mozzarella or the Famous Homemade Meatball which Gourmet Magazine voted "Best in the World." We feature a full premium liquor bar and our own Fresh Hand Crafted Cocktails. Join us Sunday through Thursday for a comfortable relaxing restaurant atmosphere. Friday and Saturday nights after 10pm and have our live DJ take you on an audio and visual ride spinning everything from Hip-Hop to Disco accompanied by scenes from classic movies(not always suitable for children). Dancing is strongly encouraged. Check us out at CafeMartorano.com
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Very good.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true dining experience! Delicious; fun and exciting.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Great music and love the movies on.

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AG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal!!

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k
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Steve Martarano never lets you down!! The Greatest dining experience on the Planet!!

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AS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Ohio and we make sure to visit the restaurant every time we are in the area. Definitely more pricey, but everything is so fresh and made from scratch that you don’t feel over stuffed when you leave. The food is cooked to order to its takes a little time, but the wait is worth it! Service is amazing. It won’t disappoint!

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LR
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The srrvice and was excellent. A bit pricey for Italian. I did not realize that the place turned i to a nightclub at 9:00 at night. A little crazy snd extremely loud with club atmosphere light show while your eating. I will get an earlier reservation next time

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great time! We had a blast. Thank you Steve and staff!

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in Ft. Lauderdale. Extremely lively and entertaining, Mob movies playing non-stop on several screens. The place is loud and changes to menu are frowned upon, but the food...oh so good! Chef Martorano holds court in the open view kitchen. Lucky, the waiter's assistant was amazing! Fresh pasta was to die for. Lots of garlic and the tomato sauce (no gravy) was outstanding. Try the fresh mozzarella. Enjoy!

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G
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service but very rushed. Dinner was on their time schedule not ours. Dinner came before we were done with appetizers and check came before we were done with dessert.

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RB
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food this side of Italy!
Outstanding service!

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KL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When we came up to the restaurant it looks like nothing from the outside. But good abs service was outstanding. Best Italian in Ft Lauderdale.

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience as always, will for sure be back!! One small thing, when it was getting crowded it was getting warm in inside. Coming from someone that likes 65 degrees everyday and everywhere, it was a very little problem. Look forwarded to bring back soon!!

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j
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Been going there and to all his locations for 12 years now! Same awesomeness!

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HB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! Whenever we come back to Florida it will be must stop! Wish we lived closer but also glad we don’t because I would be there every night!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is no other restaurant that can compare to this place. If you are looking for the freshest, the cleanest, the tastiest food and so much more. You will not be disappointed. Wish there was 10 stars on here, because thats what Cafe Martorano’s deserves.
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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever! Service is amazing. Great place for a celebration!

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If there was a rating for higher then "5 stars" i would give it that. From the food to the service everything was exceptional. I will definitely be back again.

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FM
Orlando
70 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As before on our numerous visits, the food and service were top notch. Every meal here has Benn wonderful! That's why we keep coming back.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd visit to Martaranos since we do not live in the area. We are from New York City and this restaurant will be our go to whenever we are in the area.

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BP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food awesome service great night out great place to take a date if you’ve never been go check out this place it’s a must see!

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CL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun! Great music and food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Just felt like we were rushed out.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Haven’t been in 2 years. LOVED it when I was last there. Food COMPLETELY different. So spicy I couldn’t eat my linguini w clam sauce. The meatball w ricotta and Italian salad, same. Salad was so spicy not even edible. So very sad to say I won’t be back. The music and ambiance is amazing - but not worth it.

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JD
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must go to spot for Sicilian and Italian dishes in Fort Lauderdale.

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Outstanding food, I always enjoy it.
Service is spotty, took a LONG time to get drinks and refills.
Worth going to and enjoying an evening of high quality Italian Food.

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing as always it was my dads birthday he loved it. Have been many times and absolutely love the food and the hospitality of Steve and Marsha. Great place great food and fun atmosphere. Philly cheesesteak is still my go to meal. Just love it 😊

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SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Hostesses were rude and unwelcoming.

New manager could not make a decision to seat us so we could order drinks before the other 2 people in our party arrived. Even after we explained that we would follow their rules and not order until everyone arrived. So we wound up standing at the front door for 20 minutes while waiters buzzed by us.

I ordered Chicken parm. Nothing special at all. Sauce was bland, pasta side was minimal. Have had much better at my local pizza shop for 1/3 the cost. And speaking of cost, entire menu is waaaay overpriced. Typical trick used is for the waiter to ask if you want regular or sparkling water and not offer tap. They don’t say it will be bottled. If you say regular then they bring over the bottled and charge you. Most reputable place will offer tap at no charge.

Gimmicky menu where the waiter shows you specials on an iPad with no pricing. Our friends ordered sea bass and it was over $60 for nothing special. Very sketchy.

We originally came to Martorano’s over a year ago to try their meatball and salad dish which my daughter loved and at the time we did the same and it was fine even though that was also overpriced. But this time around will be our last time.

If you want good Italian food, there are much much better places to dine with regard to quality, taste and value for your money.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming here for the past 4 years and always has been fantastic.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Legit Italian

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Food is amazing.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, amazing experience and fabulous service!!! It’s a must go to place

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it place was electric

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Place, Steve sets the bar for a great dining experience

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to the girl at the reception desk who checked us in and actually didn't give away our reservation to a couple who wanted to be seated with no reservations. I've had that happen before at this place. The food is exceptional and the ambience is a real treat for those of us who love that stuff. Thanks again.

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Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Best Basic Italian anywhere. Also, there is no better cheesesteak. Always a super fun atmosphere. Dining at Martorano’s in Las Vegas and Atlantic City has always been amazing. Finally enjoying the original in Fort Lauderdale did not disappoint. Just the best!!! Cannot wait for you to open in Pittsburgh!! Steve and Marsha are amazing hosts. Yo cuz, don’t miss it!

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JN
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was great his recommendations were absolutely delicious the food was impeccable great place to have dinner

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

If we didn’t feel rushed from the moment we sat down, I would have given 5 stars all around. We were so disappointed to feel like they were just in a hurry to turn our table over. It was an awful feeling.

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