Cafe Martorano

4.8
2966 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2966 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food5service4ambience2

La hostess tiene una pésima actitud! Comida deliciosa y los meseros espectacular servicio

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of the best. Who doesn’t want to be Italian.

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LucaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school cooking with outstanding service and music. Can’t beat it. A must try when in Ft Lauderdale.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! I brought people their for dinner. Who doubted me because they couldn’t believe that a frat Italian Restuarnant outside of NY/NJ/Philly.

Well guess what? They believe me now!

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Nicky
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday celebration and they did not disappoint!!! It’s a vibe for sure! And the FOOOD!!!! Amazing!!! Highly recommend. 10/10!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and atmosphere. Definitely worth a trip to Fort Lauderdale!

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SarinaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

While the food was delicious and our server was great, I will say that sitting outside was quite the mistake.
The outside is set on a slope and so if you’re sitting by the windows you feel like you’re sloping down which gets old on a leisure dining experience.

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Merryman
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is an experience when you go later in the evening. Lots of music, professional service and delicious food. If you don’t like the loud music then go early in the evening. I have visited before and will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose and his assistant were excellent. We went there twice because of the service and food. We canceled our dinner reservations elsewhere to go back a second time. I highly recommend this place as well as the two waiters. The food is so fresh and very good authentic Italian food. I felt like I was at Sunday dinner with family.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time , one of my favorite spots to go down south now. My #1 philly spot

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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EnzoC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome to Cafe Martoranos, it’s not just a restaurant, it’s an experience!

Upon our arrival we were instructed to have a cocktail at the bar while the hostess prepared our VIP table Steve side! My guests ordered top shelf cocktails prompting me to inquire about a pisco sour. Unfortunately they did not carry Psico brandy, but the bartender wasn’t about to give up on my order to which he created his own version called a Grappa Sour! This folks, was Aces! As soon as the drinks were placed in front of us a complimentary dish of pasta was brought out that consisted of a long rigatoni pasta with toasted bread crumbs in a clam sauce. Absolutely beautiful. The hostess shouted out from the booth “close out your tab, we have your table ready sir.

We were brought kitchen side next to the celebrity chef Steve Martorano who greeted us with a signature “Yo Cuz” and a fist bump 👊. Two servers waited on us who were well versed in hospitality. Warm toasted Italian bread and Lademio olive oil were brought to the table to enjoy while we placed our drink order and appetizers. Calamari, fresh burratta and Jeffrey Zakarains favorite dish (the iron chef) Meatball and salad were up next. Fughetaboutit!! 🤌 Amid our face stuffing of the appetizers we ordered our main course, Caccio e Peppe , homemade gnocchi and chicken parmigiana and the famous Linguini “Yo Cuz”. Phenomenal! A few jokes through the night were shared with Steve while he mixed the ones and twos for the crowds enjoyment. A true vibe. Mar came table side and sat down to chat for a few and recommended her freshly homemade deserts in which the Oreo cake 🍰 was the winner, and a winner it was!!

All in all this is by far the greatest meal and experience any south Floridian can have and any tourist can dream of.

Ciao 🇮🇹

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Italian food! Staff is very attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic place. Steve Martarano is a class act

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vipFunkyme72
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Hands down the BEST Italian American restaurant in Florida.

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vipFoodies101
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martorano was an amazing dining experience with incredible house made pasta! We started with a Lemon Ice cocktail. Wow…absolutely mouthwatering good. Then we enjoyed incredible salads. And finally had Carbonara and Chicken Parmesan with (I’ll say it again) the best homemade pasta! The staff is very attentive and friendly. At 9pm it becomes a little louder with disco balls and music. I recommend this restaurant and will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute hands down best Italian restaurant in FL

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Victor224
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service, I'm a FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BarbieQ
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner for my sisters. We had a great meal and danced all night! Thank you Steve for all the appys you sent over. It was a great night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Average at best and overpriced

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The experience was great, but dining outside there was too much traffic noise

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vipMicheleC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Been going to Martorano’s for 13 years and celebrate there all the time. Steve does a great job - food is awesome and service is on point but lately they rush the meal and shove you out the door. I took a client there tonight to impress him with a fun atmosphere and great food but they asked us to leave after an hour a half because their next guest was waiting. I was embarrassed because we didn’t finish our coffee and dessert. We are big supporters of our local business and will continue to do so but they should reconsider asking people to leave.

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AnthonyA
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible joy to dine here. The flavors of Steve’s food reach such great heights and his “family” always makes you feel welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Highly recommend

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MCimNY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands-down the best from service to food everything is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was superior as always…. By far the best place to dine in FL

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vipPuff2415
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had another outstanding dinner from start to finish. The food was on point and the ambiance was spectacular. Always my go to restaurant when I want the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d like to thank Steve martorano for giving me part of heaven since moving down to Miami Florida from south Philly. Food is best in south Florida, he picked hell of a staff that did phenomenal, the ambience of the place is EVERYTHING! YO CUZ!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food

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JeffC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food in South Florida. When I leave I always start planning my next visit!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish! Will definitely be back!

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vipBobU
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Meal!!!!! It gets better and better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant hands down

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Let me preface by saying I come from Vegas so am used to overpriced restaurants, it’s expected, but they have to be able to deliver. This restaurant was absurdly overpriced, some of the wine insultingly so, Veuve Clicquot non-vintage for $210? Michelin starred restaurants sell it for $160 on the high side, $115 on the average side. The food is so so, but definitely not worth the price. Ordered a $62 Seabass that texturally and flavor wise was just a complete miss. Support staff was attentive, but the main server seemed like it was always a bother. Want to move to a nearby two-top table because you’re celebrating your engagement and put notes in Open Table and called to double confirm? Nope. Finishing your glass of wine after you pay the check after spending $300++ in 1.5 hours? Nope. Literally had the server ask me to get up and move to the bar (not sure where, they were two deep with no room to even stand) if we wanted to finish our overpriced wine because the next reservation was here. Honestly would’ve changed the 20% tip at that point had he not taken the check already. Atmosphere is fun, people are dancing and the music is great. Ambiance was super fun. Everything else fell extremely short.

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GregH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 50th at Cafe Martorano and they did not disappoint. Everyone in our party left full and wishing they could eat more! The staff made us feel special and not just another diner.

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viplisa
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a great ice drink it was a shame they ran our of ice fir the drink. Other than that it was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME time, even better ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
100 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the absolute most fresh and delicious food!!!! Steve doesn’t play around with anything less than perfection.
The staff is always professional, courteous and prompt.
Can’t wait to have another amazing meal at this wonderful Fun restaurant.
We had the pistachio cake by Lilly cakes - Wow!!! I though red velvet was my only favorite.

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charlesb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent, outside seating not ideal but very good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in FTL and this is our favorite restaurant! Excellent!

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Cafe Martorano is rated 4.8 stars by 2966 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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