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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.7
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LB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overpriced for location

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

h
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ML
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Y
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner again
Great service

P
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
25 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

JP
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Should have fish special more often. The grouper stack was incredible. ❤️❤️

AB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We have got been going there for 10 years. The food has always been OK as we are from Boston where the food is certainly much better. The wait staff is rude is the owner. It’s all about rushing you in and getting you out it’s all about just turning the tables worst experience ever. I would just skip eating Italian before I ever go there again!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Love this place/food but continues to decline in other ways

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Mart!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
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 on January 25, 2020
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 on January 24, 2020
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 on January 24, 2020
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!

Y
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
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 on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Don’t miss it.

NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
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.

VS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and everything they say about it is true.Food is excellent and fresh.I bought the cook book and the recipes are excellent as well.A true neighborhood gem with an amazing chef.

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