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Cafe Martorano

4.7
1525 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Open 6 PM Daily

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Phone number
(954) 561-2554
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Walter Pytel
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Oakland Park Blvd and A1A
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Parking details
valet and/or public parking lot to self park
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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.
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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
What 1525 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

As usual it was the best

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

How do U make “ sick” New York pizza with Florida water is a mystery but always an excellent meal hands down xoxo 💋

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

food is excellent best italian in florida! never a bad meal here.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great dinner with over the top service by hustling staff. All dishes were amazing. This place is a can’t miss.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Really good Italian food everything on the menu is excellent

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Just as good as when it first opened a long time ago fabulous Italian food

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I just have to say first of all what drew me to this restaurant was stumbling across Steve Martorano's instagram page. He posts pictures of food that dreams are made of. Growing up in an Italian American family from Upstate NY, I've been blessed to know what real, homemade Italian cooking tastes like. In fact anytime I would ever choose a place to eat it would never be Italian because I never wanted to be disappointed as I know what the "real deal" is. I've lived on the west coast and in Colorado for the past 10 years and the Italian food out here is nothing to write home about. I only visit Ft. Lauderdale about once a year and last year for my birthday I decided to splurge! I just HAD to see what this food was all about. Steve Martorano does NOT disappoint and he really IS in the kitchen doing his thing every single night. Do yourself a favor and try it out. I just went there for my birthday again this year and I left in tears the food was so good. I know this may sound silly to some but it gives me great joy to taste food that is handmade with love. It truly shows. THANK you Steve for pouring your soul into every dish. I didn't catch you this time around but I will be back next year to personally thank you for the gift of delicious food and unique atmosphere. Heading to Vegas in a few weeks for a bachelorette party I'm throwing and I can't wait to try out Martorano's Las Vegas. (Ps. Don't listen to the negativity in some of the reviews... people complain it is expensive mostly. If you're on a budget then don't come!!! It's as simple as that. Don't go to a GREAT QUALITY restaurant and then complain about the price. I hear Applebee's has a two for one special so maybe that's the better choice for you)

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

After getting my reservations canceled and having to reschedule. My friend and I drove from Orlando for the best dining experience I’ve ever had. The food was delicious and the service was great. I thought the prices were a bit high but friend didn’t so overall I enjoyed everything.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food! Real Italian dining. Excellent service.

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

Terrible service and the food was not very good. I was incredibly disappointed! It seems the restaurant cares more about having a club atmosphere than having a good restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was delicious. Service excellent. Very pricey!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great spot

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food and service were spectacular!! The noise level with the sound system was another issue. I was told in advance that it was ver loud and thought for a 6:00pm reservation it would be somewhat better...WRONG!! For the later dinner/bar crowd this may be ok but not for early seating. As much as we loved the experience we will not return.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Had dinner there several years ago with friends and loved it. Returned to Fort Lauderdale to spend time with family and took them there for dinner. It was incredible!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Another Great 5* Star Meal at Cafe Martorano! Always the Best! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Top notch service paired with exquisitely prepared dishes— always a joy to dine at Martorano

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The waiter was unfriendly. Did not show prices on the specials and they turned out to be incredibly expensive. The Branzino ($56), was supposed to be filleted tableside but he wouldn’t de bone it and I had to pick out bones in every bite.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

At the top of our list of favorite restaurants. An inspired Italian menu. Famous for the meatballs and gravy but plenty of other gems to taste. If you want some good eating, go! You will not be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very noisy and hard to carry on a conversation. Great food but too loud!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The best restaurant on earth serves up another incredible meal. Sicilian slice that tastes so amazing and fresh, you can't believe that you're not in Italy! Philly Cheesesteak that is better than any other, anywhere. Giant Meatball. Bibsy Calamari. Mac and cheese that raises the bar to new heights of great taste. Desserts that are too great to describe without eating them such as home made ice cream. Cheesecake unlike any you've had. YES, STEVE & MARSHA CREATE MEALS & DESSERTS THAT ARE THAT GREAT! You have to eat at this restaurant at least once in your life because once you do, you will be a regular there, as we are! IT IS THE BEST!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Perfect every time everyday love it. One of my fav restaurants ever!!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

After going to Martoranos for the last 19 years
It’s always ON
Staff / food /entertainment
Never disappoints

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent Food, Service and Ambience! What else would you want on Vacation!👍👍👍

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Always wonderful, and delicious! We love the environment!!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Awesome food!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The service and food were spectacular! I’ve taken clients from all over the country and everyone believes it’s the best meal they ever had.

John Dougherty

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

There isn’t enough stars in the sky to give my review everything waiters food entertainment down to the owners top notch delicious food. Mar made us the most beautiful cake for my daughter’s boyfriend which was far above expectations. I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant it is a must do in Fort Lauderdale. Best Authentic Italian food in Florida my opinion & just great people that work there.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food here is AMAZING!!! Hands down the BEST restaurant in Lauderdale area!! Steve is awesome, he’s is truly an amazing chef/owner. His staff is extremely friendly and eager to please. The food is the Bomb!! One dish is better than the other!! The vibe is fun!! Great spot!! Can’t wait to go back!!! Love the Philly Cheese steak!! Thanks again Steve for everything!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

THE BEST!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

As always the food atmosphere and vibe does not disappoint ! This is a must for anyone wanting a fun delicious and memorable evening !!
Thank you Steve for another fantastic evening !

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Delicious, great atmosphere, love when the lights dim at 10

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Once again my dining experience was over the top at Martoranos. The food, service, and ambiance was perfect to celebrate my birthday. I had veal cutlet parmigiana on the bone which was delicious. All the other meals as well as the appetizers were excellent. Couldn’t ask for a better evening!!!

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1.0Dined on March 27, 2018

High prices for what we got. Some of the dishes were very good, while others were just okay at best. VERY NOISY. WAITER WAS NOT FRIENDLY. SO NOISY THAT WE COULD NOT HEAR HIS RAP ABOUT THE SPECIALS AND HE DIDN'T SEEM TO CARE. WE ADVISED HIM THAT WE COULDN'T HEAR BUT HE JUST KEPT ON RAMBLING ON AND THAT WAS THAT!

NEVER GOING AGAIN.

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Terribly disappointed in this restaurant! We had eaten at Martoranos at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood in previous years and loved the food every time. We ordered the meatball appetizer for $24. The meatball was delicious, but 1/4 of the size it used to be! Totally not worth that price. We ordered bucatini amatriciana and it was tasteless. No flavor at all! We also ordered spaghetti Cacio y Pepe, which was also awful. Not enough pepper and in a creamy sauce.
We had really been looking forward to a great meal and we were extremely bummed out. The service was good, but everything else was awful.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We’ve been going to Martorano’s for 20+ yrs. It’s ALWAYS ridiculously amazing food (when Steve is there...I can honestly taste a slight difference when he isn’t there)! Usually we go with friends, but once in a while, we go early & take our 2 girls for a “special dinner”, who absolutely LOVE the whole experience. It’s not just eating dinner...it’s the on point service, the good music, watching Steve behind the counter being the chef, the DJ & greeting everyone who talks to him so warmly, sending the table a taste of this or that and then...there’s consistently the most delicious Italian dishes you’ll ever taste.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Been going there since they opened 26 years ago. It is unbelievably delicious fresh food prepared with love. Best Italian food anywhere. Shrimp scampi app and chicken on the bone entree to DIE FOR. Trust me on this.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was very good and waiter was great. However just be aware of the dinner special prices. They were definitely overpriced and we unfortunately did not ask how much they were. Our glasses of the house Chardonnay were also over priced at $15 a glass.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always awesome! Been taking my son to Café M. since he was 2, He's 17 now, we were in FL for 2 days and the only thing he asked for was to have dinner there!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

There are not enough stars to rate how wonderful the entire experience was at Cafe Martorano. The service is over the top and phenomenal, the food is to die for and the atmosphere is the place to be seen in Fort Lauderdale.

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