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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:

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

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (21)
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined a day ago

The Favorite ALWAYS!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

As always it is the best place to go for Italian food

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food. Awesome environment. Pastas to die for.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great, place to eat and drink. The food is amazing and cooked to perfection.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great time with some family and friends. Service and food were fast and fresh. We will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had the best experience all around! Music food & service were amazing! Steve is the man! Can't wait til next time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Spicy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

The best Italian food I have ever ate. Awesome service. The staff makes you feel like your part of there family.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We loved Cafe Martorano's. Food was authentic Italian, fresh and delicious. Music just kept getting better. We had a bit of a wait and were sent drinks on the House. Service was excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

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)!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Office party

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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)

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. The service was excellent as well. We eat at Martoranos quite often and are never disappointed. Christmas Eve is a tradition for our family!!!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

As usual the food was excellent, we were there on Christmas Eve and Steve made great traditional Italian dinners.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The best Italian food in So Florida. We travel an hour and a half one way couple times a year just to enjoy this fresh wonderful Italian food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food unbelievable service excellant. And then the music

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Just delicious. Every thing we ate was amazing and the service was top notch. Love seeing the owner in the kitchen cooking.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great service as always. A little
Pricey for pasta but you get what you pay for. Love Steve and will always patronize his business.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

Have had at least 15 great dinners at Matorano's with friends and family. Our most recent visit on 12/12 was outstanding once again. Always a sensational dining experience!!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

Friends visit to area

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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