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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
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!!
This place is SO FABULOUS, I honestly don't know where to begin! As an Italian American girl, Pastry Chef from NY, serial foodie, and in the restaurant industry for years, I can honestly tell you, this place is the BEST. The food is top notch, and the quality of the ingredients shine through each and every bite- even in the drinks! I enjoy following Steve on social media, he is the real deal, and I saw just that at his restaurant! Steve's great personality, kindness, truth, style, dedication, drive, hard work, spiritualness, and talent shows in EVERY aspect of his business/brand, from the delicious food to the flow and cool vibe of his restaurant & staff to the fantastic quality & service; I was beyond impressed! I love to see on social media how sweet Steve is when talking and interacting with his partner, Mar. He talks so highly of her, which is so sweet to see, and that night, I could see why! That beautiful girl runs that place like the boss she proves she is- she really is the heart of Martorano's! My hubby & I were sat by the window, and after a few drinks, I didn't even realize my napkin had fallen underneath the table, until Mar came over with a smile and gave me a new one, as well was so cool, kind & respectful regarding the understandable wait prior. The care & attention to detail here is impressive, and the littlest things like that make the biggest difference and make/take the dining out experience to another level. BRAVO to Cafe Martorano & the success of Steve, his business & brand- much deserved! I can't wait to buy his book now! Thank you Cafe Martorano for an incredible experience- it truly was a gift on my birthday! God Bless! And to fellow open table members, look no further and make a reservation! The restaurant is busy and small, so expect to wait, even with a reservation- but know, it is SO worth the understandable wait, especially if you get one of their delicious cocktails while you wait & build up your appetite for an amazing meal/time!
OK, so coming from the NY/NJ area, I know great Italian food. Cafe Martorano was a great find in Ft.Lauderdale. It is not a big restaurant, so be prepared to wait with a reservation and god help if you don’t have one, you may not eat that night. The place is packed, which is always a good sign and people keep coming through the door. Now let’s get to the food, it was good, I was not blown away by it. From the appetizers to the main dish all were plated nicely they were nice sized portions and had good flavor to it. The service was impeccable, our waiter was very attentive to us. My only negative, you cannot substitute anything. My wife could not eat the polenta that came as a side due to a dietary restriction and she asked for a side of pasta instead. They refused, and rather then ruin our guest meals, she let it go. She did not eat a side with her meal. We passed on dessert and headed out as it was standing room only.
It was a good dining experience minus the substitution issue,it has a gangster theme and Steve Martorano was at the helm of the open kitchen all night mixing the wheels of steel. Overall, I would return, it is a bit pricey so it is not a place I would eat at every week.
Absolutely delicious. Pasta melted in your mouth, sauce tantalizing and appetizers amazing. Espresso martini are the best I’ve ever had. A n incomparable dining experience. I highly recommend going to Martoranos. We go frequently when in Florida. Never disappointed.
My wife and I go out to eat usually once/week and we want to enjoy 1st class service, the freshest quality ingredients, and an atmosphere that is warm & inviting. I only know Marsha & Steve through FB, but every time we visit the restaurant they treat us like family. No ego, Steve is gracious and thankful on every visit. Marsha is BEAUTIFUL, inside and out. In a world full of options (S. Florida), we go to enjoy the food, but it’s truly the hospitality that has us wanting to come back. Thank you both, Elizabeth & I love you guys! #YoCuz
You will never experience a more delicious meal prepared with the freshest ingredients and so much love. Steve is incredibly focused no detail is spared in this phenomenal establishment. We have been dining here for over 25 years and truly feel that there is not a more professionally run restaurant nor one with food as delectable!!
Spot on and a great bar and DJ as well!! Steve is multitalented and you will be amazed !!!
Another week in south Florida
Another Great meal
This place continues to do it right year after year
You can't go wrong the quality of ingredients is outstanding and the recipes as authentic as it gets.
True Philadelphia style Italian which very closely mirrors the Italian food I grew up with in Brooklyn Ny.
Pasta is always to the tooth
Every dish is well prepared and well seasoned
Go enjoy the experience
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