Cafe Martorano

4.8
3080 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3080 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!!!!

Greg our server and his assistant were excellent! Wonderful experience.

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AnneM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant had a nice look and good feel. A little pricey but I would say worth trying for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Going for more than 25 years but the last theee visits have been horrible. Rude and diisrespectful and obnoxious hostess stand. Upper level is cold and uncomfortable. All of this makes the food and experience not so great anymore. Sad to see

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LarryM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came into town for a few days just to go to this restaurant. Had reservations for both nights because we couldn’t eat all of our favorite dish in one night. Food, service and vibe were outstanding.

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vipBobby
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I enjoy everything about Martorano's , I like Steve and his lovely wife. What I do not enjoy is the never ending harassment on the part of the wait staff to push you out. At the prices we pay it is very very annoying to be pushed by the staff to leave. Hurry hurry, drink order and now leave.
It makes for an unfriendly and not enjoyable evening. My guests also said how annoying it was to be pressured by the staff to move along and leave, they even tell you that they want to flip the table. Not nice and not what I would call a high end experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Been here numerous times and always top notch everything.

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LynnH
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Dinner was good but music is too loud , you can’t speak to your dinner partner , the MUSIC is too loud!!

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LarryM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. Drove 2.5 hours for this restaurant. Was perfection on all levels.

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CindiF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite Italian restaurant by far! Never everrr disappoints. U can try any other waste ur money and u will always come home. Delish is an understatement!!!!

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vipFFWalker
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few places in Fort Lauderdale that consistently delivers. Steve cooks to perfection and takes care of his patrons like family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food. We were outside which was fine but a view of the parking lot. A little pricey but everything was excellent,

RS
vipRickSchwartz
West Palm Beach
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is very good, I just hate being rushed and forced to order everything at once. I want to enjoy my cocktails not be prematurely forced into ordering. There is no other restaurant that does that. It's not pleasant.

So I only go there about once a year because of that.

And when occasionally I do recommend to a friend, I let them know about this beforehand. They think I am kidding until they deal with it. Then they call and give me the story.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipGraham
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Table not ready, had to wait 45 minutes after reservation to be seated.
Asked numerous times for table, no apologies.
By the way, if you are 15 minutes late, you lose your $50 deposit!

Food took 1 1/2 hours to serve. We ate at midnight.
Pasta was under cooked. Clearly they forgot to put the order in.
I asked numerous times why it was taking so long. Waiter copped an attitude! No apology.
Shame, it was a $350 flop!!

Very embarrassing second date!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever had and I mean it. Amazing service and even better authentic italian food with its own touch, the meatballs and gravy were next level as well as the lobster pastas, Sicilian pizza and veal Parmesan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

13th time this year at Martoranos. The food is consistently prepared on point, from the fish to the meats to the macaroni. Every bite is perfect bliss.

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had in a while. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good time and excellent food! I also can’t forget to mention the phenomenal strawberry short cake we had that was out of this world!

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alexA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was my fiancé and I ‘s first time and we were very happy! We got 3 apps - the famous meatball with gravy (aka sauce), Caesar salad and baked clams all was delicious. For dinner my fiancé got the veal martorano and I got the cacio e pepe both of us enjoyed it very much. For dessert we got the strawberry shortcake layer cake, made by the owners wife and another great item on the menu. We will be back next time we visit Fort Lauderdale!

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MagelysV
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simplemente, delicioso

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vipGCCurrim
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Martorano’s (Steve ) never disappoints! The best Italian food in South Florida! Always amazing! Always delicious! Always consistent!! Top quality food with great service and a very cool vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like Italian cuisine Do your self the biggest favor and eat at cafe martorano. Best Italian in the country *

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve and Marsha and their staff never disappoint! Great food, the best service and awesome atmosphere!! One of our favorite spots!!

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, great wine menu, Martoranos is easily the best Italian, maybe even the best restaurant overall in south Florida when it comes to whats on your plate, but their service could use some further refinement to raise the level of service to match the elegance of the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat food & atmosphere, ever! Don’t miss out!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the BEST!!!!

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vipReview
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have to leave a credit card with a reservation because if you don't show up they charge you 25.00 per person. They must get a lot of people who don't show up if they have to do that. Food was excellent. The only issue we had was that the restaurant was soooo loud that we had to yell to speak to each other at the table. I guess it turns into a club at 930; 10 pm, which is fine but during dinner hours you should be able to speak to the people you are sitting with.
Overall, I would go back as the food was excellent!!!

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vipZompa
New England
54 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service and atmosphere were all great. The staff was very welcoming and helpful.

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SteveH
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

4 stars because of the great waitstaff and atmosphere…. Interesting place, they play mobster movies in the background, the chef looks like an MMA fighter, but cooks, and at some point in the evening becomes the DJ… has all of his equipment in the kitchen area. Fun, probably more fun with a group…. Prices were not awful…. Expect to pay $34-$50 for an entree. Two entrees and an appetizer was $114 (not including alcohol).

Atmosphere- IF you like a very energetic and loud atmosphere it’s great, if you want quiet or intimate it is NOT. The bar area was so crowded we couldn’t get a drink while waiting on our table…. Great people watching… lots of north east accents and flair… women dressed to impress, some interesting couples lol….

Food - It was good… I don’t think it was great, but may have been the dishes we selected. What was good was the chicken marsala, the long hot (appetizer) and the cannoli… yum! The pasta carbonara was honestly not great… wouldn’t order again.

Waitstaff- had 8:30 reservations but wasn’t seated till after 9pm… they were busy, but I’m not accustomed to waiting 30-40 minutes post-reservation. THAT said…. Once seated, they comp’d our drinks, and waiter was friendly and efficient. Not rushed, even though they had a very full house. I tipped very well, because the waitstaff was super great.

Overall, a good, not great, experience… I would go back for another shot but maybe with a group. If you want interesting dining experience and aren’t afraid of the music and the crowd… worth experiencing!

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vipAlan
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

G our waiter was superb, unique dining experience

“NO substitutions on the menu, don’t break our balls”

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vipcpokie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Martorano never disappoints! We always leave happily satisfied! Only wish we lived closer to this hard working family run business! The pasta is amazing! Atmosphere is fun...staff works as a team! Looking forward to returning!

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WilliamW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time here with my wife for our Anniversary, food and staff were great..Music was so much fun.

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Ohiotim
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was terrible, my lobster was over cooked, my friends pasta was undercooked. The music was so loud you couldn’t hear yourself think!

Would not recommend for the price!

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RickyB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and awesome service - would recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best as it always is. My favorite restaurant in south Florida and maybe ever. The food is the best. The staff are all amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martoranos delivers on all levels. You can feel confident that you will get a great

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vipValerieD
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Meatball salad was my favorite- so good! Food was great n service was too.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in South Florida.

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AmosF
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martoranos is always a treat. Great servers and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Steve, Mar and their team did not disappoint! Made our reservation over a week ago and we arrived early to a sold out packed restaurant at 6:30pm. Excellent food and service as always… hands down the best restaurant in south Florida! Yo Cuz!

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CarlP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I travel to Fort Lauderdale, the Cafe is an automatic. Thanks Steve for another great experience.

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Cafe Martorano is rated 4.8 stars by 3080 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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