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About Cafe Martorano

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

3343 E. Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Open 6 PM Daily

Cross Street:
Oakland Park Blvd and A1A

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 561-2554

Website:
http://www.cafemartorano.com/

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.

Parking Details:
valet and/or public parking lot to self park

Executive Chef:
Walter Pytel

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Enjoy world renowed Cook Steve Martorano during the holidays for Italian American comfort food while dancing the night away to the best music in the city. Not to mention the World famous lobster franchise that magazines all over rave about. Seven fishes we've got it. Eat where the celebrities eat.

Cafe Martorano Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
People Watching (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Romantic (13)
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Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
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Casual (6)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2016

My husband and I frequent Cafe Martoranos about once a month. We are always greeted with a smile from the hostesses, usually the owner's girlfriend, Marsha. The owner, Steve, always says hello and sends something small to the table or bar for us to pick on before our dining experience begins. With that said, the food is delish. Steve has designed a menu to satisfy all customers. For us personally, we love the meatball salad, chicken sicilian, and the carbonara!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2016

It's not what it used to be. Food was fair.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2016

If you want authentic Italian home style food this is THE place. Been going there regularly for 25 years. A must try for vacationers as well as local residents.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

I want to make this simple... it's the best!!!
The food is fantastic. The finest quality. The authentic Italian flavor is sensational. Extraordinary wine and drink menu. Save room for the decadent desserts. The genuine unique atmosphere is delightful. The service is excellent. The place is ridiculously clean. The owner (Steve) and his beautiful wife are gracious, kind and inspirational. The music (late evening) is enjoyable, entertaining and will make you want to dance. Overall a superb, wonderful and fun experience!!! When in Fort Lauderdale, don't miss it... (try the meatballs) "Yo Cuz!"

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Great to have Steve back! Top night

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Vacation spot we never miss!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Love always coming to the restaurant! Best service absolutely delicious food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 16, 2016

I have always loved the food, and the service is great and very friendly. Very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Food is amazing! Love the music & Mar simple amazing

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2016

When your paying an enormous amount of money for eating and drinking, you should not be rushed to leave. Waiters and staff were constantly checking our table, not to be friendly, more or less to see how quickly we were eating. Our waiter was trying to remove plates from our table that still had food on them. Dessert was only offered after we requested it. Food was good but not worth its price. It was embarrassing that we had reservations at 9 and by 9:45 we all felt extremely rushed. Not a way to treat customers that are dropping a few hundred dollars for a table of 7. This wont mean much to the owner I'm sure, but rushing your patrons is a definite method to not having them return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Great food and decor! Steve never disappoints!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 12, 2016

the very very best, no reason to go anywhere else, you will compare everywhere you eat after you eat here! simply the best food with the best waiters, friendly staff and the music is fun. If you want the finest ingredients on the planet with authentic Italian dishes this is the place.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fun, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Outstanding Value
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Been many times never disappoints. Food amazing. Tastes like my grandmothers cooking!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2016

We love Cafe Martorano for special occasions, because it's a little pricey. Steve runs a very nice little restaurant, and we recommend it to out-of-town friends. We always get an appetizer that includes fresh mozzarella. On this visit, it was wonderful. We had a nice glass of wine, and a clearly fresh cannoli. (I didn't love it but its only because I'm not a cannoli fan. It was clearly freshly prepared and wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Martorano's used to be our favorite go to spot, but the Hollywood location was so much closer that we stopped making the trip to Oakland Park. BOY, how we've missed this place! The food, the service, the drinks - all amazing. Cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 3, 2016

Simply the best Italian food in Florida! I look forward to returning as soon as I can!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Simply the best. In Ft Lauderdale and any part of the world this is the best food I have tasted and I have been to a few. Always excellent always delicious always entertaining and always come back

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2016

Love this place, the food is outstanding!!! Staff is friendly and warm. Can't wait to come back!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Great food. Music was louder than being in a night club. If you want to talk to anyone, not the place. But a very cool scene.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 27, 2016

AMAZING, enough said.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 25, 2016

The food and service is the best around. Been going 18 years and it's still the best Italian in south Florida by far.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Best restaurant in the world! I literally schedule meetings in South Florida so I can eat at Steve's place. I live in Detroit... I take new people all the time because I believe it is my mission to ensure that people that I love eat this food. We don't even use the menu anymore. We just order family style and let Steve send out amazing dishes until we burst. Unbelievable service too.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2016

My favorite place to eat in all of Ft Lauderdale until last night. After enjoying a great dinner and ordering dessert and after dinner drinks I was told in the middle of my dessert and drink that the next reservation had arrived and I had to give up my table after 1 hour and 35 minutes. I had not lingered or wasted time. I had a before dinner drink, a bottle of wine with dinner and then dessert and cognac. When I expressed my displeasure with the request I was treated rudely and unprofessionally. Was told the restaurant business was over my head and when I left saying I probably would not return for being asked to leave before I was finished I was told sarcastically see you here next week meaning no matter what he felt we would be coming back. The worst dining experience of my life. Great food. Arrogant manager. Unprofessional, rude and a real jerk. If there is a time limit on dinner I would like to know. I would suggest you ask how long you have to eat so you don't get asked to leave before you have finished your meal.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 15, 2016

We were very fortunate as Steve offered to cooked for our table of 8. We had an assortment of delicious dishes all made to perfection. It was as exceptional night as we love celebrating special occasions at Martoranos!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Food and fun! Love it here, even though I am sure the hostess gave our table away and made us wait 35 minutes for another table. Not a fan of the hostesses' attitude. Other than that, still one of my favorites!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Food was outstanding. My girlfriend said it was the best Italian food she ever had.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 8, 2016

Delicious as always!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 7, 2016

The atmosphere, the service and the food is outstanding. Best place in South Florida 100%

No place can compare

Maria celeste

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Kind of loud for dining. Not able to talk and service a bit slow... but food was awesome. Overall, very good experience. Will go again soon.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Love this place for a lively group dinner. After 9-9:30 they play loud music and the dining room has a party vibe. The food and service are excellent, but it is somewhat overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Great Italian food but very overpriced. I've eaten at many top restaurants and the food here definitely stands but the price is way over the top, especially considering the average at best location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Hate the wood chairs very uncomfortable. Good ambiance, food and service. The place is a little small and can feel crowded.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2016

First time here with my significant other. Read the review before booking my table.

The food was truly amazing in taste (chicken cacciatore, black cod and burrata with peppers) and the portions are not small like other expensive restaurants I've been to. The service was impeccable as they told us every meal is custom made so it may take additional time. The cocktails are very good for the price (15-18) as they are made with real fruit and premium ingredients. Highly recommend coming here on a special date or as often as you can afford to.

Will certainly come back for my wedding anniversary - O

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Never disappointed, very attentive to our needs, good customer service.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Amazing food! Amazing service! Amazing experience! Traditional Italian food with a New York supper club atmosphere

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 29, 2016

The food was excellent.......that being said, the service was atrocious. Our waiter argued with my date and threw out our to-go food and said, "Sorry, it's not like I ate it!" When my date said to him the least you could do is offer the lady a cappuccino or a dessert the response was
"We don't give things away for free here". Then he waiter told my date if you don't like that talk to Steve. My date said fine, send him over. Waiter laughed and said "Steve doesn't come to you, you go to him".
I started to cry and my date and I left. I left my jacket on the back of the chair and the busboy brought it out to me.
Horrible Customer Service.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 29, 2016

The best food in Florida
Just like my mom used to make in NY in the old days!!!
Steve you're the best CUZ!!!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 28, 2016

The best meal of my life. Can't wait to go back! Steve is absolutely wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (London)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Best place a must go

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Best Italian food Ever!!

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