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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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4.7

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

Special Occasion (29)
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Good for a Date (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Fun (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
People Watching (14)
Romantic (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Business Meals (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Casual (6)
Local Ingredients (4)
Spicy (4)
Cozy (3)
Live Sports (3)
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Seasonal (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Friends visit to area

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding as usual. Simply the best! The food, the service and the world-renowned experience is second to none. Martorano’s, Fort Lauderdale is a special place.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Spicy
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything from the appetizer to dessert was awesome. The service was outstanding . It's a small place, so you will need a reservation.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Yo Cuz! My friends and eat Martorano’s every time we visit S Florida and as usual, Steve and his team did not disappoint. The service was great and the food is the best Italian around!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The BEST Italian food in Florida!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

You never disappoint Cuz 👊🏾. Lisa & I had another other-worldly meal @ Martarano’s in Lauderdale on Saturday night and it was great seeing you & Marsha my man!

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food here is the best !!!! The atmosphere is fun and lively, such great food...

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food never disappoints and service is always consistent. We’ve been going more often since it’s sooo good. They have valet right in front which is great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Very noisy very bad very bad acoustics, food is basically good D pending on what you eat I was there on a Mon
Very quiet empty Usually crowded on weekends

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The Fried lobster bites were amazing!!!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Steak was lousy tuff and way over priced. Chicken park average at best. Eggplant appetizer was good. Service also good. I would never go again

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were seated right next to the open kitchen, which was very busy fun to watch. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and even gave us a pasta sample to start. The small is smaller than most restaurants which makes it intimate but still formal/casual. We made reservations and were seated right away; never rushed.
We ordered 3 appetizers: calamari which was in a sweet and savory, almost Chinese inspired sauce(unbreaded but pan fried), the famous meatball salad, fresh mozzarella. All are a must to try! One of the specials was a roasted duck with pasta, and a salad with salami, shrimp, cheese and pancetta.
All the desserts are also homemade; highly recommend the waffle with ice cream and the pistachio Ice cream as well. The owner was in House and we were able to walk back into the kitchen for a photo with him.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Simply the best

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic food as always only problem was we had a 730 reservation and had to wait 30 minuets for our table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great meal and excellent staff. The owner was even in the kitchen. Outstanding!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Meatball apptz, desert and service was great! Pasta special was too oily...no flavor and pasta with clams no flavor. Sorry but nothing out of the ordinary. Have had better.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

26 years...and still going strong...best I Talian food in south FL...or for that matter anywhere!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The dinner was exceptionally good last night because Steve was in the house! The service fromTed was excellent! It’s always a very happening restaurant!! Can’t wait to go back again! BTW don’t forget to order the delicious calamari!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service and the food was outstanding! Tommy was great and was at our table making sure everything was to our liking.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wow! Steve was at his best last night! We could not have asked for more. The Best wine and the 5 piping hot meals were great. Marsha excels at the entrance. We will be back!!!!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is our hands down favorite restaurant. The food is amazing with an absolutely energetic environment. The music after 9 is awesome although it makes it challenging to hear the waiters and waitresses. This is simply the best culinary experience you can ever enjoy.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always on point. I go everytime I'm in Lauderdale.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Hands down best Authentic Italian restaurant! Must go!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food is amazing ! The staff are outstanding. The menu options are great

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 15, 2017

5 stars.. best restaurant in Florida. Food is amazing service is always on point. Our families favorite place hands down

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great, old school Italian. Excellent food and service. House made pastas and broad menu choices.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I used to come here a lot years ago when I lived in Fort Lauderdale.. there have definitely been many changes to the place as far as menu and set up of the restaurant and I definitely miss the old Martorano. Impeccable service though!!!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is the best restaurant in Florida. Period. The meatballs, the veal, the pasta with garlicky red sauce. . .the housemade, warm mozzarella. . .fugghetabout it!!! Go. Now.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

So much fun at a restaurant. Great Italian food but very expensive. A meatball and salad appetizer is $24! Every bite is delicious though.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a great time at Martoranos"s felt a little rushed when we arrived We were told not ready for us went to bar for a drink and after we order drink they said they were ready for us, and the hostess stood there looking at us while we waited to pay our bill and even said something to bartender about us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were intrigued by the owner S Martorano's book and his love of food expressed there. We tried some of his recipes at home. Finally we have decided on 250 mile drive to see the real thing and meet the man. Food was indeed memorable as was the attentive service. We felt treated like a royalty. Naturally taste is something very subjective but the meatballs are the best in the world. Then we tried lobster served without shell in a divine sauce and veal chop parmigiano. We only regretted our inability to eat more. We will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Best *Italian food you will ever eat. Been a regular there for 28 years. Have gotten to know Steve over those years. A very unique and tallented chef. Go early. A little less noisy and you can watch a flick while you commit glutteny! But..... What a way to go!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food at this place is absolutely outstanding. It’s a bit pricey, but it’s a great restaurant. The Yo Cuz owner is on the turn tables rocking the house. The music can be a bit loud which can make conversation a bit difficult at times, but the place is true authentic Italian in terms of food. The mozzarella melts in your mouth. The meatball amazing. Chicken parm fantastic. The carrot cake and cannoli simply awesome. Again it’s a bit pricey, but when you want real Italian, this is the place to be.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Pound for pound the BEST restaurant on the planet!! You have never eaten Italian food like this!! The macaroni is cooked to utter perfection.. He makes the linguine taste like your eating a steak dinner.. everything there from the mortadella spread , fried calamari w hot & sweet peppers, the cheese steak, shrimp scampi.. I don't care what it is you order.. I don't care if your Grandma was the best cook ever.. Everything he makes is the best version of that dish you've ever had!! and just when you think its done.. the greatest desserts come out!! My favorite dish is the veal Sinatra, although the other night he sent over Cacio e pepe to our table and that might have been the greatest thing I ever put in my mouth!! Place is just ridiculous!!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Too noisy
Overpriced

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always this place kills it! Good time always and some of the best food in Ft. Lauderdale. At 10pm the place comes alive and always delivers the perfect atmosphere for dinner/casual dancing at the table. Two thumbs up!

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome experience!

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