- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Famous Meatball & Salad
hand rolled and pan fired every morning, served in our Sunday gravy, ricotta cheese, Italian long hot
Veal Cutlet Martorano
hot and sweet peppers, San Marzano tomatoes, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
pan fried eggplant, layered with fresh tomato, mozzarella, arugula, DOC Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Service was excellent!!!!
Greg our server and his assistant were excellent! Wonderful experience.
This restaurant had a nice look and good feel. A little pricey but I would say worth trying for sure.
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
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.
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.
This place never disappoints. Been here numerous times and always top notch everything.
Dinner was good but music is too loud , you can’t speak to your dinner partner , the MUSIC is too loud!!
Simply amazing. Drove 2.5 hours for this restaurant. Was perfection on all levels.
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!!!!
One of the few places in Fort Lauderdale that consistently delivers. Steve cooks to perfection and takes care of his patrons like family.
Great service. Great food. We were outside which was fine but a view of the parking lot. A little pricey but everything was excellent,
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
If you like Italian cuisine Do your self the biggest favor and eat at cafe martorano. Best Italian in the country *
Steve and Marsha and their staff never disappoint! Great food, the best service and awesome atmosphere!! One of our favorite spots!!
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.
Beat food & atmosphere, ever! Don’t miss out!
Simply the BEST!!!!
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!!!
Food, service and atmosphere were all great. The staff was very welcoming and helpful.
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!
G our waiter was superb, unique dining experience
“NO substitutions on the menu, don’t break our balls”
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!
First time here with my wife for our Anniversary, food and staff were great..Music was so much fun.
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!
Great atmosphere and awesome service - would recommend
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.
Martoranos delivers on all levels. You can feel confident that you will get a great
Meatball salad was my favorite- so good! Food was great n service was too.
Best Italian food in South Florida.
Martoranos is always a treat. Great servers and food.
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!
When I travel to Fort Lauderdale, the Cafe is an automatic. Thanks Steve for another great experience.
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.