Cafe Martorano

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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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4.7
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AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST dining experience every visit!
Comfort food at its finest.
Anthony

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come, it’s always an amazing experience and the food is ALWAYS so delicious, spot on and the overall the best Italian food we’ve ever had. They never disappoint! Service is always a pleasure and friendly staff. Everyone there is awesome! You won’t be disappointed.

R
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enthusiastic and high energy night was spent here on Saturday. We had the seafood special (which was amazing) and shared the meatball salad as an appetizer. They have a DJ/music on Saturdays so it was a little loud. That didn’t bother us but I know some people may not appreciate the “extra.” (We did and it was a great night)

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Terrible experience. Came here to celebrate my birthday. We were never told there was a time limit to eat. The whole dinner was extremely rushed. We were still drinking our drinks and the waiter and manager kept waking pass to see if we were done. Made us very uncomfortable. Then the waiter told us to hurry up and pay the bill. So rude. I will never come back. So disappointing to bring guests here and ruin the night.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequently dine here and love taking out of town friends. Although we usually eat at the bar and enjoy the outstanding service of Kim, Connor and Adam...it’s nice to sit at a table now and again. Anthony was out waiter and he was great as well. Food...off the chart as always! I do miss veal my way tho!!! See you soon...mike and Gina

A
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve Martorano is the best thing to happen to South Florida. Thank you for setting the standard for fine dinning and amazing hospitality. Thanks to you tons of other restaurants had no choice but increase their standards as well. You are a leader and a mentor! Best dining experience and best food! Thank you Steve! Yo cuzzz!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in town! Great vibe.

RG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in South Florida, amazing fresh pasta!

KH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed watching the chef Steve prepare the food

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great experience.. Steve was there which made the night even better as our friends had never been there.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at Martorano's for 23 years so this review is long overdue. I live in New York and one of the highlights of our trips are our meals at Martorano's. I always go at least twice every time I get to Florida. The food which is traditional italian comfort food is the best I have ever had. Steve likes to call himself a cook and not a chef but for my money he has more creativity than any classically trained chefs I have ever dined with. At the end of the the day the object is to make it taste good and Steve always delivers. Teddy has been my waiter most of the time and he is the ultimate pro and a really nice guy. Marsha is such a great presence at the front of the house and the rest of the staff is always on point.

Martorano's also blends music and movies into the mix in a way that is tough to describe, you really must be there and experience it. After 9:00 on the weekends the place is just so much fun.

Martorano's has been super successful and Steve makes no apologies about running his restaurant his way. He will not compromise his beliefs in any way. However in the times I have shared a few words with him he remains humble and thankful.

This place is 5 stars only because I can't give 6 !!

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You absolutely can’t miss this place if you are in Lauderdale. Steve is the best and so is his food !

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is second to none-no exceptions.

EJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome meatballs, calamari and Best pizza I have ever tasted. Excellent food and friendliness.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!! Amazing service!!!!

AL
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a "MUST Go" place. That was my 4th time going there and it's a great ambiance...

RP
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! Everything we ordered was so delicious. Our favorite dish was one of the specials, Pappardelle with sausage and mushrooms. The sauce was a velvety, mushroom cream sauce that was the best I've ever tasted. When it hits your tongue you have to close your eyes, it's that good. The dessert we had was a cinnamon apple cake that was unbelievable . Our server was Jose, a true professional. Our experience was fantastic. This is, by far, our favorite restaurant. We can't wait to go back!!

DO
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it entire meal felt a bit rushed. They make it clear you need to be in and out in 99 minutes, and there is NO flexibility in terms of seating. Decent food, but will choose another location for a special event.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around as always. Incredible service and food quality. Biggest challenge was deciding what not to have. Highly recommended.

MH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Highly recommend. We went for my son's 18th birthday and cannot wait to go back!

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our experience was lower than average
We were rush to leave
Pasta was undercooked
Cheesecake for $15 we were expecting amazing we couldn’t finish it, it was not good at all
A lady sat next to us and asked me if I was going to take any longer at the bar, and she said the hostess told her we were suppose to leave soon, we weren’t even ask to order desert... it’s a shame because I like the ambience, but def not worth our money for such a poor experience

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place will not disappoint! Worth every bite. Will absolutely come back here again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the second we walked in, we were treated like family. The hostess, servers, and management were on top of everything. Watching the chef work while we ate was a fantastic experience as well. Being Italian and living in nyc, we have had our fair share of Italian meals and this was right there at the top. The meatball salad appetizer and veal Martorano entree are heaven sent. The portions are perfect and you can tell the food is prepared with passion and attention to detail. Ohhh, and Rocky was playing on the TVs with subtitles in the background. Beautiful people, delicious food, attentive service, and Rocky = Perfection! The only reason I may go back to Fort Lauderdale is to go back here again.

G
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

New Year’s Eve price fixe menu was expensive - hostess was rude

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Can’t wait to go back.

J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food anywhere.

TE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Must go in Fort Lauderdale

E
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing dinner !! Fly from RI just to eat here

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my must visits when I’m in Fort Lauderdale

VC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of the best restaurant you will ever eat in. My job takes me all over the USA and I have yet had any restaurant beat this place. Steve brings Italian food to a new heights. I have seen other reviews that say the food is over price NO WAY. This is not Olive Garden factory food! Steve and his staff cook from their heart. Only top shelf ingredients are used and everything is cooked when you order it. No microwaves or steam tables holding food. What you order it is cook right for you. and remember Meatballs as a appetizer and a eggplant stack started here, everyone else copied Steve. THIS IS A MUST GO TO PLACE Tell Steve Big Vinnie sent you

JW
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Would have been a solid 5 stars except for how rushed we felt. Waiter wanted us to order immediately after he read the last special, attendants tried hard to grab plates, bread, olives, etc. before we were ready to surrender them, no additional rounds were offered and there was little time to savor each course! It is a place run with high turnover in mind and laggerts are not made welcome! Tolerate the above attitude for the food only. Prices will raise eyebrows as well but no skimping on quality.

DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time the waiter was amazing and food was excellent. I highly recommend the meatball salad😁

JS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You MUST eat at this restaurant, treat your yourself and your family to authentic Italian fare. I wish he would open in Toronto! We'll be back asap for another wonderful meal!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

My Reservation was at 9:15 checked in at 8:50. I was seated at 10:00. Food was good and staff very friendly. I wish I did not had to wait so long for table with reservations.

MF
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Christmas Eve. Service was excellent. Linguini & lobster in scampi sauce delicious.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. We loved the meatball and salad. The Chicken parm was fantastic.

TK
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner at Cafe Martarano was exceptional. The service is always excellent. The food is the best Italian in South Florida. So many great menu items. You won’t be disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived up to the many years I’ve heard about it. Steve took some time out to talk with me and just simply provided an experience like no other.

MP
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food, and priced accordingly.

JP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining quality cusine in a night club environment; Steve is da man

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