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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
4588 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

10:30 PM


Booked 18 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 4,588 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Hot spot

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Italian

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Hot spot

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Italian

4,588 Reviews
  1. JackN

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our first visit here while in Fort Lauderdale and it will be our last. Food was very good, but service lacked. Our waiter NEVER came over to ask how our food was nor do I think he even cared! It was like we were an inconvenience to him. The music was so loud that it was hard to have a conversation without shouting.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food wasn’t on the money as always must be lacking steve touch

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicious! The girls at the front were super nice. Kobe was very hospitable. We missed Steve but we had a great experience.

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  4. Mike

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What truly sets this restaurant apart is the impeccable service provided by the friendly and attentive staff. Our server Teddy went above and beyond to ensure that our dining experience was nothing short of exceptional. His knowledge of the menu along with his warm demeanor made us feel like valued guests throughout the meal. The ambiance of the restaurant is elegant yet cozy one of my best birthday experiences will be recommending to all of my friends .

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  5. Franky

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    That staff works hard & works together. The food is amazing! I’ve seen some people saying it’s too expensive, it’s not expensive enough! From the Veal chop, mozzarella, grilled octopus, the drinks, everything was great. Can’t wait to go back! The best authentic & fresh Italian food in South Florida!

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  6. Jessenv67

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal ever my wife and I used to to go to Martorano’s when they were in the hard rock Will become regulars at this location the meatballs are to kill for

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Extrêmement bruyant et peu d’intimité même le mardi soir. Contrairement à ce que leur site web peut laisser croire, il n’y avait pas de “Live music”. On entend pas la musique de toute façon car trop bruyant. La nourriture est très bien mais rien ne justifie un prix si élevé.

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  8. KarenM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Lively bar area. Happy people. Look forward to next visit.

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  9. MaureenD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    G is the very best! He knows our names, our drinks and our preferences. He even knows our allergies! His easy going, easy to communicate with and we really enjoy eating outside where it is quiet and he is our server.

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  10. michaeli

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. Cuz was not there. Had the special

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  11. EttoreD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My father and his girlfriend went there this past Saturday in my name , they really loved the food . I’ve been going for the longest . Staff really breaks there balls , Cory is the man and rest of them deserve it all for how hard they work. Food on point .

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  12. LoriS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious. Too noisy with the music and acoustics of the space.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I couldn’t wait to go here Z so many people have raved about it. So since I was here in Fort Lauderdale I booked a table. Place is way too expensive . Food was ok but not good enough to pay 240 for two people with having only one alcholic drink . Everything had a strong black pepper taste . The calamari was very chewy , the fresh mozzarella was very good but they don’t give you nothing with it . Just a big thing of cheese . The lobster franchisee was ok but again not for 80 dollars . I have had way better food in a fancier restaurant for less money.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best . Steve never disappoints Love it

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  15. LauraB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCELLENT food and service! Maybe the best Italian in the U.S.!!!

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  16. EdwinD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great service, great people. I will bring my family here any day

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  17. Jodi

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food in South Florida!!! Service is impeccable. I am a regular and Cafe Martorano never disappoints!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    See and be seen - trendy and great food !! Highly recommend if that’s what you like. Def my kind vibe.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and son in laws first experience for his 40th. Over the top. Steve, you are the best! See you in Wildwood this summer. THANK YOU!!!

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  20. monicat

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic experience, the best food, the best surroundings ! Jose Joes, with top notch and Carmen were top notch !! Even the dessert which is made and the restaurant was incredible every dish that we had was a 10 out of 10 

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  21. johns

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was awesome as always !!! Especially the cheese steak

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  22. Franky

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a blast!! They have the best water ice martinis, my Veal Chop was delicious, & the atmosphere was fun! We were singing along to the music, dancing, I highly recommend. The staff work their tails off. Steve, you’re doing a great job buddy & we’ll definitely be back soon.

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  23. KostaD

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Have eaten here every time I visit Florida since I discovered Martorano’s. had a father son trip for a few days and this was the last meal before we headed home. We LOVE the food. This time however was disappointing, not the food, that always won point, but the experience. After confirming 3 different ways our reservation, we were on time and still waited 30 min to be seated. Bread was served and then another 20 min went by before we saw the waiter. 2 tables over a man had his birthday cake served and was then asked to eat it at the bar because they needed his table. Ridiculous. They said they had one seat and wife would have to stand. Table next to us also was complaining about how long the service took, especially when you’re apparently on the clock before being bounced. All in all, it was a gong show. Our appetizer was served to another table and we waited for our to come and extra 15 min. Food is fantastic, but this place has to get their act together as far as service and customer experience. We were disappointed, and never have in the past here.

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  24. ReneeM

    West Palm Beach

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was not one steak on the menu! It was my daughter’s birthday - 28 and she’s had beef carpaccio previously there and said it was the best she’s ever had! This is the second time no carpaccio. The rest of the food we had was fabulous however considering Steve wasn’t there while we were. Next time we’ll try to get a later Rez and hopefully see Steve. We have before.

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  25. RYAN

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I have heard about this place and was always told that I should try it once. We had a 6pm reservation and when we got there we had to stand outside with the door locked until 615pm. Once we were seated we had to wait another 15 minutes for someone to come over. We ordered a bottle of wine and asked to hear the specials. We were told they would be right back to tell us. Another 15 minutes later they came with the wine and went over the specials and then said are you ready to order. We ordered our food and then waited another 30 minutes for our food. We ate our food and then ordered dessert and espresso martinis. It was my birthday so they came out and sung happy birthday with the dessert. As soon as they were done they said that our time was up and we had to leave or go to the back bar where they only had 1 seat available (on the menu it says you only get 1 hour and 45 minutes). We were not given our drinks or silverware to eat the dessert. We had to take our dessert to go because we were not allowed to eat it at the table. This was very insulting especially because they were not even busy. There were open tables everywhere with no wait. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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  26. VMC1

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even when Steve enjoys a night off the standards never change. Still the best

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  27. OnnieC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you. We really like it. Had a great time. We like the fact you have a Pittsburgh location

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  28. EttoreD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Last nights service was outstanding , Cory is the man , all of the staff break there butt. Food great . Vibe was good .

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! Service is top notch and there is no missed details!

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  30. KSPR

    West Palm Beach

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always so much fun coming here. Great food and service as always! Keep up the good work :)

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  31. Franky

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing! I’ve been there once before & it was like a nightclub. This time our reservation was at 7:30. Frank Sinatra was on, the atmosphere was nice. Service was a 10 & food was out of this world. Definitely coming back, Steve is as consistent as they come!!

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  32. Mike

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was one of the best times we’ve had in South Florida. Music was great, food reminds me of home, service was exceptional, drinks delicious! Best Italian spot hands down. Definitely coming back. Thank you Steve!!

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  33. CarlB

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best place to eat ever. The food is second to none

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  34. Emilio

    Fort Lauderdale

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience as always, food, music, and the team are top notch!

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  35. MikeF

    Key West

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an early reservation and we got seated right away. We had been to Matoranos before so we knew what to expect. The appetizers and mains came out and were delicious! The service was excellent as well. Do yourself a favor and go easy on the appetizers because we ended up with doggie bags. Make a reservation and treat yourself to a great food experience, you won’t be disappointed!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Truly worth the hype. Outstanding food and amazing atmosphere

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  37. mikej

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Found the server arrogant and really just went thru the paces with us the food and drink are overpriced . Hadn’t been for many years and found that the food and service had gone downhill. Many other places to go and have a nice evening in the area. We won’t be back

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, good service, but a little loud. Make a reservation in advance to get in.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top places to go eat in Florida!! Steve and his staff do an excellent job !!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant which we have been looking forward to going to for a long time really disappointed. The food was as I remembered delicious, but the outside dining is in a parking lot filled with the smell of cars and people smoking. The manager was not friendly or helpful and the same inside table that I asked for multiple times was empty when we got there was still empty when we left.

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FAQs

Cafe Martorano is rated 4.7 stars by 4588 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 18 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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