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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
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Hours of Operation:
Open 6 PM Daily
Oakland Park Blvd and A1A
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
valet and/or public parking lot to self park
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
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Cafe Martorano Ratings and Reviews
Once again, Martorano's rules as we visit there almost weekly. Fresh Arugula next to Chef Steve. A kitchen and restaurant that's spotlessly clean. Service that's incredible. Best of all, the food. Martorano's is the absolute best Italian food on earth with [maybe] some competition in Rome. Starts with hot bread and olive oil with a table option to add spicy oil (try both as they make the bread taste like you're sitting in Italy but better). Specialities such as The Sicilian Slice melt in your mouth. The pepperoni on it is perfectly flavored. The cheese so fresh. The giant Meatball with salad is a classic and always tastes like the first time. It's that good. Philly Cheese steak. Special Macaroni. Fresh peppers. This is Italian food heaven and has to be tasted to be believed. AND the desserts, especially the Apple Crisp w/ ice cream, is the best I have ever had. Just when I think I can't eat another bite, the Apple Crisp makes me hungry because, yes, it's THAT great. Thank you , Steve, for bringing your magic to food lovers and everyone else!
Martorano’s will never let you down when it comes to fresh, perfectly cooked, truly authentic Italian dishes. The place is spotless from top to bottom. The restaurant features a full bar and an outstanding wine list. Deserts are always freshly made and incredibly delicious. Whenever in the Fort Lauderdale area I make it a point to stop by for dinner. The staff to customer ratio is balanced just right where someone is always available to accommodate you at a moments notice. Steve Martorano is a perfectionist and takes pride in his work. No other restaurant would have lasted 28 years in the same spot drawing almost nightly sold out crowds without an owner like Steve who is truly dedicated to what he does. Don’t pass this one up if you ever in the Fort Lauderdale area and lookin for a memorable place to dine! Buon Appetito!
Another incredible meal at the best restaurant of its kind and beyond. Outside of Rome, this Italian food rules. The Sicilian Slice redefines what pizza tastes like and is absolutely incredible (this item alone is worth the trip). Martorano staples such as the Philly Cheese Steak & Meatball with salad are so good that you will be tasting them for a week. Words cannot describe Steve's cooking. His use of the best ingredients are beautifully blended to perfection, the food there has to be eaten to truly understand the culinary greatness that a meal at Martorano brings to you and your date.
Had reservation at 7:45 and did not get seated until 8:25. Service was very slow. Café is loud but at 9:00 the restaurant turns into a nightclub and then it was very loud. Too loud to talk at the dinner table. Main course was very slow to come out. We told waiter we wanted it boxed up but it then come out. Understand everything is made to order but it took a long time to come out. Food quality was very good. Meal was on the very expensive side. Overall, I would not go there again. Too expensive, too loud, service too slow.
Absolute best Italian food on the planet. Only in Rome is the food as good. Even then, there are specialities that stand alone. Steve is a master, his food tastes so great because he only uses the best ingredients perfectly blended. A must-eat in South Florida if you want the best.
Cafe Martorano's never disappoints! A creative and authentic chef that loves to DJ while in his kitchen (how awesome). Steve's style is all fresh with the perfect blend of authentic and modern cuisine with a vibrant atmosphere that is excting and fun. I always consider Martorano's as a dinning experience rather than a meal. If you have never been before, you will not be dissappointed, unless you are looking for something low key and very quite.
We were a table of 16 on 1/2/18. It was our family vacation and we had members in our group from as old as 83 to as young as 2. We loved it. The atmosphere was so fun, and the food was authentic Italian (half of the people in our party were born in Italy, and they agree)!
We went for New Year’s eve. The meal included a bottle of wine. The waiter did not offer the wine, and when I said it is included he said a glass, we haggled snd tben he said I was right. At $175.00 a head, horribly inappropriate. The waiter wasn’t serving any of his tables their paid for bottle of wine. Also we ordered the veal chop which came out less than medium. I asked to please cook it a little more, ir was way to under cooked. They refused to cook it more, they brought me a new one cooked identical to the other under cooked way under medium. All absurd. Waiter untrained, no people skills.
We had in our minds because it was New years Eve that we possibly would be getting an abbreviated Menu and rushed Service. Thankfully it was just the Opposite !!! Steve himself cooked us up a Feast and we had a Blast. Great way to end 2017 and begin 2018. Yo Cuz !
The food and the Service was Exceptional. The Caymus was smooth .
Cant wait to make the Trip South Again.
Maaaaaad'on The Veal Chops !!!!! The Crew from Brooklyn Loved it.
For 28 years we have been enjoying incredible meals at Cafe Martorano. This evening we celebrated our 38th anniversary at our favorite restaurant once again. The quality is matched only by Steve's artistry and extreme talent as a chef as well as his ability and skill at DJ-ing! When visiting south Florida make sure you don't miss this gem. You have never experienced the authenticity and flavors of real Italian down home cooking anywhere else in this entire USA.... New York City take a lesson from Steve!!
It was our third time going, and it never disappoints. The food and service is amazing. Our kids love eating there. And the owner Steve Martorano even took a picture with us. It’s a definite 5 star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. We will definitely go back. ( meatballs are amazing)
Not our first time, but our last
We had a reservation for 6 pm and got there 15 minutes early with the hopes to welcome our friends when they would arrive. We were greeted by the valet who rudely told us that it opened at 6. Literally, the door was locked. When they finally opened, at 6, there was a few of us in the parking lot. By the time we got our seat it must have been 6:15. The servers were nice. Except they told us at around 7:55 that we had to hurry finishing our glasses of wine (second bottle) because the following guests had arrived. They literally started cleaning the table as we were still sitting, at 8. We are good paying customers, we brought clients, friends, who live in the area and may have brought them more business. They won’t go back, and neither will we.
Just another outstanding dining experience. I had a group of 5 people to celebrate my birthday. The service, food and atmosphere was first class. Dining here is simply a very unique experience. It gives you the small family restaurant vibe and yet manages to also give you a vibrant and lively dining experience. The food is exquisite no matter what you ordered. Everyone in my group loved the quality of the food along with the presentation. I simply had a great time celebrating my birthday!
We love the place. Food is great and service this time was really exceptional. The main drawback is the nightclub like environment. Lots of distracting videos (godfather) playing that distracts from conversations. The food is, however, exceptional and keeps us coming back every time we’re in Fort Lauderdale.
Change the environment and we’d have to say it’s one of the must go places in south FL.
The best service we have had ANYWHERE in a really long time. The wait staff was friendly and attentive, not to mention the food and drinks were delicious! An overall great experience would be an understatement. This was our second time here and will for sure be back every time we travel to ft lauderdale!
Well oiled machine to say the least, the best authentic Italian food your gonna get , best service you will get in south florida , being from upstate NY and owning a fine establishment and being there Day in and day out I can relate , Steve greets and treats everyone has if they were family , sent over complimentary apps for tasting , everything was excellent from start to finish , very few establishments where you will dine, no matter where you are where the owner is there cooking and over seeing operations and for that reason it cannot and will not be beat . Much respect, merry Christmas and happy holidays to Steve , Mar and staff .
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