Cafe Martorano

4.8
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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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BU
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yellowtail prepared by Steve Martorano was terrific! We all had it and really enjoyed it. The wine, the drinks, the appetizer, the meal! Then Comes the Dessert by Marsha Martorano! The was nothing but crumbs on the plates after we devoured the Carrot Cake. A great way to start Lent. Thank you, Steve!

E
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant experience in S Florida if not the USA. Great team and perfect harmony!!

BU
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, great, great and great were the 4 Meals we had at Cafe Martorano last night! The Grouper was back on the menu and is one of Steves’s Best of all times. And don’t forget Marsha’s Deserts. We cleaned the platter. What a terrific meal. We will be back.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friend gathering

SR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was “just ok” for the money. The service was excellent.

SW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

12$ for 1 jumbo shrimp is a little much and 52$ for grouper plate was also high

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have wanted to try this for awhile and just couldn’t make it work. Finally we did and boy was it worth it. Steve was in the house and we were greeted with an eggplant dish that was fantastic. My wife would get it as a meal. The wine list was very good lots of options. I had the short rib special. Honestly was the best short rib I’ve ever had. My wife wasn’t as thrilled with choice but still had a nice evening. We will be going back

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing and the food was the same. Even the crowd was something to see. The place oozes with a cool movie gangster vibe. Also helps that the walls are covered with TVs running Goodfellas.

FC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve Martoranos is always a fantastic experience. Food is always served fresh to order and always delicious. Satisfaction guaranteed every time.

l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Amazing service and atmosphere. On vacation and ate there 2/6 nights. Can’t wait to go back again. Book in advance.

S
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is outstanding. The meatballs are to die for. My only wish is that thry do takeout to Chicago Scott

P
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My group of four had different reactions to their pasta entrees: mine was excellent; theirs described as mushy, with too much cream. The noise level was out of control. It's a major negative for friends who want to be able to talk with each other in normal voices and not have to repeatedly ask others to repeat what they had said.

BU
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outrageous! Martorano’s has it all. The meal was fabulous! The drinks and service, by Teddy, over the top. We will be back. Thank You, Steve.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous!

M
Jacksonville
46 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We made a reservation ( you must leave your credit card number on file to reserve a table and in case of a no show they can charge on it. NEVER have I heard of that. We were a few minutes late the bridge was up. We called to let them know we will be a few minutes late. They instructed us that they had a reservation at 8 o’clock and we would need to leave by then. We ordered dinner right away. My one friend had the meatball app she liked it. My other friend had a basic pasta dish. I had a very Mediocre dish that had shrimp conch crap and noodles it had very little taste this was a splurge for me as this was $56.
It was a very unimpressive meal. I felt them standing over us to get out. The restaurant is very pretentious I would say PASS don’t go.

p
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Pizza to die for

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW!!! A must go-to place if you’re in Fort Lauderdale. The food is magnificent, but it’s the atmosphere that truly makes the experience. Great music, better food, and wonderful hospitality. Can’t go wrong with that.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there before and it never disappoints. We love about Cafe Martorano. The food, service, music and the ambience is perfect!

S
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Felt rushed from the moment we arrived. Place is small, crowded and extremely noisy. Food was good but way overpriced. Two meatballs cost $50!! Never again.

t
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overpriced for location

OT
Galway
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Martorano is the best restaurant I’ve ever been to. I highly recommend it. The food is amazing. Being able to see Steve and his team in the kitchen is great. Lilly Cakes dessert by Steve’s wife Marsha is very good! I can’t wait to go back the next time I’m in Fort Lauderdale.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came here for Valentines day dinner and I had a great time. The food wAs great, loved the energy, music, drinks a little pricey and small but it had a nice good classy vibe! Loved that the owner was the Dj and he was so nice!

h
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great as usual. Steve and his crew never disappoint.

ML
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. The food is amazing and the service is excellent. It is our favorite restaurant in South Florida.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place to eat!! We travel 1600 miles to eat at Steve’s original love them

Y
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food anywhere! Don't plan to diet when you come here...and worth every calorie!
Every dish is amazing!!!

TL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Delicious food but very overpriced, very dark and no ambiance and adequate yet abrupt servers - food was good have had comparable meals in plenty of others restaurants!

MB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place! I’ve been here several times and the food is always fantastic. The owner is always on site and he’s very personable. He’s got a great background story too. Every time I’m in Florida I make it a point to eat here at least one time. If you want good food you have to try this place. You truly get what you pay for. The best way for me to describe this food is an Italian grandmothers cooking top quality ingredients.

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in South Florida.

Consistent every time we eat here

Steve’s the Best!!!!

Real Italian food!!!!

The Rossi’s.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner again
Great service

P
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

If are gluten free... don’t go!!! They have no concept of it!! I was sick as a dog afterwards from a meal they promised me was gluten free. No options unless you just want cheese.

AC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great wait staff to guide us through our fist visit. They were wonderful. Then a young man known as Tommy C sang a few songs, he was fantastic and made our girls night out special. Hope he is there again soon. Thanks for the wonderful experience! I will be back again for sure.

RJ
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. The waiter suggested as first timers to have the meatball salad to start and it was awesome. Will definitely come back

RP
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place ever! If you’ve never been your missing out. It’s an experience that you’ll never forget. I don’t ever write reviews but this place deserves more than 5 stars. Food and service are amazing. Can’t wait to go again

P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Terrible service but great food. They were not accomdating at all at the bar and then rushed us through dinner and dessert and kicked us out of a table to make room for the next round of reservations. So disappointed

SC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as amazing as it was over 25 years ago when I first started eating at this incredible restaurant. Steve and his staff are amazing

L
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time visiting since I was in town. I brought three girlfriends for dinner. Brian and Jose took care of us Friday evening. The atmosphere and our entire meal was fantastic. Steve the owner sent us over an plate to share to start which was very nice. Both servers were very personable and made the start to our girls night out great! Thank you!

m
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve is a magic when it comes to food and tunes

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