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Cafe Martorano, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cafe Martorano

4.7
4.7
4640 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

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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 4,640 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

    Italian

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Hot spot

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Italian

4,640 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my 50th and my favorite spot. Absolutely awesome service and food.

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  2. allenpapp

    Fort Lauderdale

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steve never disappoints, I can’t see how anyone can find fault with this food. You don’t like the service, noise level, whatever I personally do, but even if you don’t, it’s well worth the time and money spent for the best in Florida, hands-down…. Amazing how they keep the level of quality up for decades, the restaurant is a case study of how to open, build and run a top-tier restaurant. Already made another reservation 

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  3. RachelV

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food, best service. Never disappoints. Third year in a row coming here on vacation for our anniversary..

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food , definitely recommend. Great service as well

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From Michigan ! Best in FL ! Great good and great atmosphere ! Can’t beat

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! First time in Ft.Lauderdale and it was amazing. Been to the one in Atlantic City, NJ which was always great!

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  7. paulm

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I live in Miami Beach. Love this place. Only place that has pigs feet. If you like that this is your place! Meatball eggplant pasta all great. The best

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  8. jscial54

    Baltimore

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we go there the food is fantastic the service top notch.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food fun place loved it we could not sit inside

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  10. Oculus

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are outside so it wasn’t too loud. Sitting inside is a much louder experience. Great food and great service. Happy to go back. Huge portions, we should have shared our entree.

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  11. Franky

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, service was great, & the atmosphere is amazing. Steve wasn’t there but the staff did great. Jose & his partner up top made our dinner experience better. Definitely coming back!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was great! Outdoor seating was awful! In Walgreens parking lot. Should not be an option!

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  13. kerryannes

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was exceptional delicious! Meatball salad, veal chop parmigiana , South African lobster dish, grilled octopus ! The atmosphere was good and the music as well! I’d highly recommend this restaurant!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite of our family! Always great food, excellent service and a unique and wonderful dining experience

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  15. MichelleZ

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best chicken Parmesan I’ve ever had! The lemon ice martinis were amazing!

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  16. Foodie4Ever

    Austin

    94 reviews

    1.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I don’t know where to start on this one… based upon prior reviews, our expectations going into Cafe Martorano (CM) were high. First observation, CM is as much a 70s disco as it is a restaurant. And, the music is so loud you cannot even have a conversation, and we were seated outside!  Anyway, the meal.  Gerardo was our waiter, “G” as he is known.  We ordered a couple of cocktails, which were very good! Next came the food order process, which they explain is inviolate. Once you order, there are no changes or substitutions, "the kitchen runs on a clock." We ordered two appetizers and selected a lobster entree and catch of the day as our dinner.   After our order was in, G came out to tells us the kitchen was out of both appetizers we ordered. No problem, we ordered different appetizers. Then, all the food was served to our table within 10 minutes of each course. So, we ended up with two appetizers and two entrees sitting on the table at the same time. We tried to send the entrees back, but G insisted that they HAD to be served. Clearly, what happened was G took the additional appetizer orders (because the kitchen was out of what we originally ordered!!!), and G and the kitchen failed to exercise a little common sense and hold up the preparation of the entrees. To no avail, we were the idiots for the screwing up the service schedule. Total arrogance, blamed us for his poor service. Sorry, no pics of entrees, they were terrible as served! We had an early flight the next morning, we couldn't take leftovers home. 75% of the dinner ended up in the trash. No excuse when your tab is $300! It was a complete disaster of a meal... atmosphere, food, service, etc., were all a bust. If I could rate CM a negative 5 stars I would. The meal was a waiter-created disaster, who then acted like a jerk when we complained. No relief on the bill either. Don't waste your time or money at CM, it doesn't live up to the hype. Recommend you avoid Cafe Martorano!

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  17. Delicious

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10!! The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is so much fun!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool vibe mediocre service and food. If we go again, it would only be for drinks and music. The food did not taste authentic at all. Very commercial.

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  19. RICKM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Other than being up all night sick I could not believe that one of the service had the nerve to break out a Swiffer mop and was wiping down the vents directly overhead our table while we were eating and then proceeded to do the vents directly above the kitchen while people were having dinner and food was being prepared

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  20. AngeloC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every dish is outstanding. The pasta is always cooked perfectly, aldente. The gravy is off the charts. The quality of the food, from the olive oil to the meats and fish, is A1. Wine list also very good.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and the staff was great. We had a wonderful time.

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  22. alisa

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. The pasta is cooked to perfection, everything is high-quality and extremely fresh. Service was spectacular and the disco music around 9PM is fantastic!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steve is Amazing. Meat Ball. Salad Insane. Go and Experience a Must.

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  24. michelec

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely unbelievable food & atmosphere not to mention Steve Martorano is an incredible person inside and out and amazing Chef! He takes so much pride in his business and clearly makes a dining experience nothing but the best!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good.. a tad bit loud, hard to have a business dinner conversation , we felt a little rushed. We would return ,as we have dined here several times, we just aren’t the type of people that like to be rushed through our dinner.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time to Cafe Martorano’s and it will be a favorite of ours when we return in the winter!! We drove down from Boca Raton on Saturday night and it was well worth it!! The food was exceptional, I’m Sicilian and Steve’s meatballs made me cry because they tasted just like my grandmother’s!! Our dinners were cooked to perfection, and the desserts were amazing, right down to the Italian coffee. The atmosphere had an amazing vibe, people enjoying the music and socializing, what a blast!! Wish I could have met Steve personally to tell him how much we enjoyed our evening!! Thank you to our server, he was top notch! See you in 2025! Christine & David

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing from the food to the service. I would sit inside next time.

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  28. MichaelP

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience. We live in Rhode Island where outstanding Italian food is at our fingertips. We have low expectations when we visit restaurants in other states. This place is by far one of the best Atmosphere, food, service was amazing. We cant wait to come back and get a late night reservation to enjoy the music too.

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  29. thomasl

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    best meatball salad. Had the veal chop special was delious.

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  30. JaneH

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite Italian restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. Outstanding food and great ambience. Good cocktails as well!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been here twice now and from start to finish it’s the best meal you’ll ever have hands down

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a great night with amazing food and great atmosphere. Always our favorite night of vacation is a night at Martoranos!! Keep up the good work!!! 

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  33. FLFOOD

    Naples

    995 reviews

    5.0

    995 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Despite being extremely busy we were seated quickly . Jose our server was very helpful with assisting us in selecting our food selections.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been here a few times now the food is great, no substitutions but you wont need any everything is made great. The service is quick and they do a great job providing photos of the specials and desserts for your viewing pleasure. The tvs always play great old school movies it is a dark and cool setting inside. All pasta is aldente and delicious. Thank you to the staff who helped us would highly recommend having dinner here make your reservation in advanced Must order all apps at the same time as entrees.

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  35. SalB

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiting a long time for table but all else great.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What are the truly amazing experience if you’ve never been there yo Cuz, forget about it

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had to wait one hour after my reservation for table waiter was very rude steak sandwich bread was very hard and too much bread not enough meat 

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  38. Vandall

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food’s amazing and always a great time here at Martorano’s!!!!!

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  39. Rafaelc

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were quite exquisite. The food was delicious and it was cooked to perfection. The vibe and the music were extraordinary. Note: this review comes from my 11 year old son, that being said. We as a family agree 100% with his review. Mr Martorano really goes the extra mile to take care of his customers.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome, loved the aldente pasta and Sicilian pizza was the best I've ever had.

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FAQs

Cafe Martorano is rated 4.7 stars by 4640 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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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