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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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Mart!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and service but they were definitely rushing us out to try and turn the tables. The food came out so fast and we didn’t even have time to finish one course before the other course was coming out. I even asked them to slow It down and they told me they couldn’t as they had to turn the table. I wanted after dinner drinks and I was told no they had to turn the tables I could have more drinks at the bar. It was a lot of money to be rushed through dinner

DI
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will NEVER have a bad meal at Café Martoranos, Steve and his staff always go above and beyond to go out of there way to help in any way that they can.. We have been going there for many years and his brand just keeps getting better and better... Its our go to place, You should make it yours to....

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fourth visit here. My boyfriend and I love this place. It’s always busy however the staff and the owners are always trying their best to accommodate. Steves wife is always warm and welcoming. Plus she is so gorg. The food is beyond delicious and taste so authentic.
My boyfriend is so obsessed with this place and we have tried other Italian restaurants all over Fort Lauderdale... nothing compares.
It is true... Martoranos is not just a restaurant, it’s an experience.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we travel to Fort Lauderdale we go to Cafe Martorano at least twice during our stay. The food is beyond amazing, the service is outstanding. The owner, Steve is nonstop cooking but is sure to say hello to everyone, his gorgeous wife Marsha is always so pleasant and friendly - I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant - five stars all the way!

F
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just when you think it can’t be more delicious, it’s even better then the last time . How is that possible?! Food really amazes and the music is great. Always a wonderful evening to look forward to.

B
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the amazing food and hospitality. Steve was great to watch orchestrate the evening .

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Don’t miss it.

NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great food

B
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Italian restaurant I have ever dined in. Incredible from the time we walked in to the time we walked out the door. All of the food is made to order so it is like being in your grandmothers kitchen. The wait staff was very professional and attentive. Oh and did I mention the meatballs were absolutely over the top delicious with the side salad. Make sure you have reservations. Enjoy for you will fall in love with Cafe Martorano. Thanks, Byron Yahnis

d
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding.... a little pricey and the philly cheese steak is amazing but getting smaller
Other than that, I am a repeat customer and love it.

BU
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Terrific night at Martorano’s, Fabulous food and Wine.
Service by Joey was tops. “THE BEST”!

p
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was very nice EXCEPT my experience with Valerie. She has absolutely no idea what a positive customer experience is. I called to try moving my reservation one night because one of guests was sick. She told me we’d be assessed $100 We then called her to say we were on our way but stopped for a bridge opening. Of course she said she would only hold table for 15 minutes. We then had to wait 20 minutes.

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal, the appetizers and the entrees we ordered were delicious. Staff was polite and very attentive. Would definitely go back again.

JC
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had drinks, appetizer, entrees and dessert. Everything was very good except cannolis. Too expensive for what you got. We were still there not much more than an hour. Too fast. Entrees came just after we finished the appetizer. When we go to a high end restaurant we want to take time and enjoy the experience.

AM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JO
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food is superior and the service is "on point". I recommend!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
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
44 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
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 on January 11, 2020
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 on January 11, 2020
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
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
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 on January 11, 2020
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.

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