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Cafe Martorano, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cafe Martorano, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cafe Martorano, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cafe Martorano, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cafe Martorano, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cafe Martorano

4.7
4.7
4509 Reviews
$50 and over
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue, Wed 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (954) 561-2554
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Dedication Benitez
  • Private party facilities
    For parties larger than 8, please contact the restaurant directly either by phone at 954-561-2554 or email at info.cafemartorano@gmail.com
  • Private party contact
    Cafe Martorano: (954) 561-2554
  • Neighborhood
    Galt Mile
  • Cross street
    Oakland Park Blvd and A1A
  • Parking details
    valet and/or public parking lot to self park
  • Entertainment
    Live DJ Friday and Saturday nights after 9:30 PM. Come watch the game or enjoy a classic movie on one of our 11 HD TV's.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,509 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Hot spot

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Italian

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Hot spot

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Italian

4,504 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Great place to eat great Italian food. Pizza was amazing too. Highly recommend! Frank Ruffino

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  2. ToddG

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing experience at one of South Floridas best restaurants.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always! Service, food and wine! Steve Martorano is the best chef in South Florida.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints!! Best Italian food and vibe in Florida not up for debate !

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, drinks , all around a great experience

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  6. 1djraw

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a meal . Top notch . I would put it in my top 5 Italian restaurants in the US. The owner-chef Steve was there. He sent over cauliflower soft pasta as a bonus . Great desert . Really packed for a Tuesday . Can’t wait to return !!

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  7. JoeyC

    New York City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best experience and restaurant I’ve ever been to in Florida….Steve is amazing and cares about his customers and loves his food. Steve was in the house last night and treated us amazing with samples of his amazing & delicious food. Everything on the menu is a home run…my 1st time going to Cafe Martorano and it filled all expectations and I can’t wait to go back. The service was amazing and the bartenders made unbelievable cocktails. The entire night was amazing and atmosphere was spectacular… Yo CUZ …the best .

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  8. JoeJ

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality Food. Will absolutely go back. Meeting Steve was a nice bonus.

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  9. MicheleD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is impeccable and food was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious.

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  10. FayetteFoodie

    New York City

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. The service was great. It was VERY loud. Steve made us something special in between our appetizer and our mains. Very enjoyable.

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  11. JerryS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the eggplant appetizer - excellent Home made mozzarella - excellent Linguini with clams - excellent Ravioli - excellent Sausage/Bean entree - excellent Stags Leap - excellent Very good olive oils and bread

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is awesome and the service was on point. Steve does an excellent job running this establishment. Always on my dining list. ✊🏾👊🏾💯

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  13. TruthFL

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Inside gets loud after 10pm. But we expected that. We sat outside and it was perfect. We could hear the music but it was not overpowering. The perfect Saturday night. We will be back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine at Cafe Martorano’s every time we visit from Chicago and never have we been disappointed. Best Italian food in Florida next to my Nonas of course 🤌🏽 Steve you are an amazing chef! God bless you 🙏

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  15. Mari

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place 💃🏾fun fun food was delicious The owner/Dj sent over a mozzarella dish as we waited for our table to die for yummy 😋 Then came the music I try to dance lol But this restaurant is a must try. Fun fun

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  16. DanBocaRaton

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the best italian food in SFla. Always phenomenal food.must haves Italian salad Warm mozzarella (omfg) Calamari Yo Cuz (#1 dish on planet) Snapper frenchaise 🤌🏽 Custom dot pasta butter parm Insane. Coffee top notch too. This place is still worth the effort and i love the vibe.

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  17. Sassy

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food subpar. Looks good but taste awful. I had two apps and an entree. All three were not good. The GM and host are not welcoming and act like prison guards.

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  18. Stefano

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very disappointed with the food. This restaurant was widely heralded and we were disappointed. The calamari was very soggy. The raviolis were tasteless. The meatballs were average. There wasn't enough Sunday gravy on the meal. The bread was excellent as was the service.

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  19. AnthonyD

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing, Steve is the king of Italian cuisine!

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  20. KimFlorida

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent excellent quality food. Every dish is spectacular.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The very best food and experience, we never come to south florida without stopping here

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  22. ScottC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Some of the best drinks and Italian food on the East coast

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  23. PaulT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite food and atmosphere in Fort Lauderdale! Steve is the best to ever do it! Thank you!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tommy was a great server (we missed Jose) and Ro is so hard-working, attentive, and responsive. Martorano’s has been our favorite…for 35 years!!

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  25. MariaS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I ever had. Service was great, and the vibe was excellent.

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  26. JohnN

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere- love this place. Will come back every time we’re in Ft Lauderdale

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Better than ever cuz! Mix of old and new menu items excellent

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  28. BF63

    Fort Lauderdale

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as usual. Food, service, atmosphere just great!! Our guest from NJ said it's the best italian meal they have ever had!!

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  29. IvyE

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend Cafe Martorano. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. Special thanks to Steve Martorano.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good vibes! Amazing food and excellent drinks !

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is always on point, I have been going here for over 20years never disappointed

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  32. MichselM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably one our best experiences out on a date ever and we go out quite often all over the country. Food and atmosphere were splendid. We ate at the bar and we wouldn’t have it any other way

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  33. KaylaM

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious every time I have dined here. Consistent and great flavor. Service is always solid.

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  34. Outgoing

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We’ve been harassed from the moment we made a reservation ( for Valentine’s day dinner) all through dinner service , finally we asked for a check and suggested tip was 50% and 100%. Food was far from “Italian”, I ordered chicken breast and it was floating in liquid gravy ( Applebees style). We usually just get tap water, but the waiter didnt even offer it. Just brought a glass Panna bottle without asking. Not worth it going unless you have nothing to compare the quality food and service. Bad expierience.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. It’s an either love or hate. But personally love this place.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian food in South Florida. I went to the famous Carbone a couple of nights ago and while Carbone is the prettier place, Cafe Martorano makes the better food!

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  37. danp

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as usual!! Steve is a master chef and has the best staff ! Slice, cheese steak, pork chop !! Outstanding ! Thanks Steve!!

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  38. MichelleD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my 1st experience. The ambience was everything for me. The food was good but usual Italo-American fare. Portions are big so bring an appetite. There is a lot happening with music and tv and talking. Our server was amazing as was the service. It’s not meant for a cozy date night. Overall, I would like to see what the hype is all about after 10pm so I am likely to visit again.

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  39. RickC

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The rules are really getting ridiculous at the Cuz . No food at bar til 8pm really stupid . Making people wait outside til 6pm really ?? Couldn’t get some tomato sauce that should have already be on my veal and nochie really !!! Won’t be back too many rules . Great cook Steve is but no a pleasant experience Sorry

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  40. JenniferF

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dinner and experience per usual!!! Can’t wait to come back next month!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Cafe Martorano is rated 4.7 stars by 4509 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Cafe Martorano

3343 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Oakland Park Blvd and A1A
  • Neighborhood
    Galt Mile
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue, Wed 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    valet and/or public parking lot to self park
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dedication Benitez
  • Entertainment
    Live DJ Friday and Saturday nights after 9:30 PM. Come watch the game or enjoy a classic movie on one of our 11 HD TV's.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (954) 561-2554
  • Private party facilities
    For parties larger than 8, please contact the restaurant directly either by phone at 954-561-2554 or email at info.cafemartorano@gmail.com
  • Private party contact
    Cafe Martorano: (954) 561-2554
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