Matteo's of Hallandale

4.5
881 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At Matteos, we have been caring for our guests for over 25 years. We are inspired by bringing you classic dishes from the Northern and Southern regions of Italy. Our Chef shops at the finest markets daily, to bring you the freshest fish, prime meats and vegetables available. Throughout the years, Matteos has been a favorite local gathering place for friends and family as well as many celebrities, politicians and sports figures. A staple of New York and Florida. Matteos features a full service catering division for both on and off premise events.
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vip1njgal
New York Area
510 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We dined here a week ago...ordered the same wine but it tasted different..had it exchanged. Service was fair this time...better on our last visit. Nice ambiance..large portions.

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LarryT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

TRoo Much noise - SInger was not singing but screaming - waiters not so busy but late to answer one call.

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vip1njgal
New York Area
511 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu. Nice outdoor ambiance. Delicious food. Good service . Recommend you try it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing!

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vipVick
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Worse experience, take “Italian” sign out from your sign, shame on you ! Never ever again, awful service, not even close to Italian food and restaurant. Don’t even think to go there.

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vipluvtoeat
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! 2nd time there and equally as good as the 1st time! Our server was Daniel and he is so attentive and personable! We requested him after our first time! The food is delicious too!!

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Frankie
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place took me back to New York. Excellent service, delicious food, live music. What else can you ask for? It is also a 5 minutes drive from home. It can not get any better than this.

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vipDianeD
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I’ve eaten at this restaurant many times. The food, service, And atmosphere are very good. I have now added a piano, and a wonderful singer. It’s a great neighborhood place to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to find a delicious Italian restaurant in Florida! Been 3 times in the last month. Our new go to restaurant while we visit

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vipAngenacc
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Our waiter was amazing! Food was amazing!

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vipFlower
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything excellent as usual

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vipMainiac
Miami
109 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went a few times years ago with "regulars" who insisted on ordering - we didn't return because we didn't care for the food they ordered BUT recently the wife & I decided to go on a date there and this time we ordered what we like.... we've been back 3 times in the past 3 weeks! Perfect bar drinks & the food was excellent. Tried the shrimp with string beans-outstanding and the burnt vegetables-WOW! Veal francese was wonderful as was the bread....we didn't care for the charcuterie board- expensive and empty. Reasonable portions which come in 2 sizes so you can share or not depending on the size of your party. If you want outside eating they have it and plenty of space inside too.

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vipjuang
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm from the New York metro area where the Italian food is King and this is right up there with any of them

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CMessinger
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! I would definitely go again. They served the best ravioli I have ever tasted.

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ContessaMama
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a very nice restaurant and the ambiance is pretty. Good homemade food and great service.

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vipSusie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We felt rushed the entire time, my husbands veal parmigiana was not up to par and the meat very tough. My Bronzino which usually has deliscious herbs was bland and flavorless. But the worst part was that after dinner we ordered coffee and ti took 15 minutes to get a cup of alm ost cold coffee. Probably wont go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Elope wedding dinner... the pasta wasn’t cooked long enough ...easy mistake ... everything else was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Where do I begin? The service was awful. We didn't see our waiter for 20 minutes. The only time we got water was after we sat down and the only time they refilled it was after we got the check. The wait staff ignored us. Food was average for the price. We had to wait 20 minutes to sit down for our reservation.

Worst place ecer

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual dining. Fun time

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Gina
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We wish we had read all of the reviews. Horrible service. Water never refilled, 15 minutes from sit down to being greeted, extremely slow service. The waiter kept blaming the bartender and kitchen. Over 90 minute wait for our food. The music was extremely loud and we felt we were constantly shouting at each other. Tables nearby that arrived after us served before us. The food was delicious once it arrived but I would not go back.

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vipGourmande
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food is not bad, but the Service was extremely slow . They would serve all the tables but ours and it was VERY expensive for what we got

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vipraybo11
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The fettuccine Alfredo was below average and the service was awful. Waters were not refilled , it took forever to get the appetizer, the entree, and the check at the end. It was about 20 minutes before the waiter greeted us initially. There was live music Friday night when we went, which we normally do not enjoy, but it was good.

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vippaulg
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good overall but a bit slow. Food and atmosphere was excellent

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Klengel
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved listening to the live music while eating. Zac was a great waiter

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vipJillP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The bar area there does not practice social distancing at all - but if you don’t care, then that probably doesn’t matter - outside and inside we’re fine - but it was early

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vipRandallR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Ate here last night. Had a reservation and was sat fairly close to our appointed time. That was the best part of the evening. Dining at this restaurant was going to a COVID super spreader event. Very few masks including the manager walking around with the iPad and no social distancing whatsoever. It was scary. Hard to enjoy your meal thinking you're catching a deadly virus at any minute. Then we wait 20 minutes for a waiter but hey, at least we had time to read the menu. Zach was our waiter and I think he did the best he could however the kitchen wasn't his friend. The salads came out before the appetizer. Ok, not terrible. The three cheese sampler were just chunks of cheese on a plate. No presentation. The balsamic vinegar was the cheapest and worst I've ever tasted. The bread was pretty good but they serve it with tin foil wrapped butter. At these prices? Really? Then the wait begins. Almost NINETY minutes to get our Chicken Ultimo (which was very good) and the Rigatoni Bolognese (the absolute worst. It was watery. Any Italian who made this would be embarrassed to call it Italian). I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Worst dining experience of my life. Reservations are pointless. Most people waiting up to 2 hrs had reservations as well. The poor waitstaff were obviously drowning and customers were waiting for everything. Instead of helping the waitstaff, the manager was taking photos, video and dancing with various, seemingly wealthy customers. Just a sad situation for the waitstaff and kitchen.

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ArmandoA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Miami every two weeks and even though we’re in South Beach we always drive to Matteo’s in Hallandale because the food is fantastic the quality is fantastic and the people who work there are wonderful. We enjoy it especially because the first potatoes that ever existed was in our hometown in the 5 Towns New York in Hewlett NY
So therefore we try to make it a business to get there every two weeks now that Covid is kind of in control and we are able to come back-and-forth from Long Island to Florida every month. Every time we come there, in Hollandale we bring new people from our hometown on Long Island there to experience how great it is there. Thank you again see you mid April, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Food was delicious. Will be returning!

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vipDianeD
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been coming here for years. Good food and now there’s music!

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vipHowardD
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A perennial favorite!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service , a must

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MarkE
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would love to get a salad with the meal. They only offer $11 or more salads

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Will
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel our waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable. In fact all the staff with whom we had interaction were pleasant. The food was exceptionally well prepared, flavorful, and delicious. We absolutely will return, and highly recommend Matteo's. And yes their crooner is fantastic! Nice!!!

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vipdarekc
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good service was ok ambiance was ok nothing fancy for the money

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viphershey
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Excellent local gem

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victorl
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I have ordered medium-rare lamb chops special for$49. My friend ordered the same but medium. When food arrived, I had well done lamb chops with not even hint of pink anywhere. The waiter send these back to the kitchen and I heard a lot of commotion coming from there. About 3 mins later I got new lamb chops that were totally raw inside. I voiced my concerns to waiter that possibly there is a problem with my order and that I am afraid to eat whatever else might come out from this kitchen. The waiter assured me to not to worry, had cut all lamb chops in half right at the table and personally went to the kitchen to cook it himself. Meanwhile my wife and my friend were almost done with their food. My friend gave me some of his lamb chops to eat. A few minutes later the waiter brought finally perfectly cooked medium rare lamb chops.
This was my experience. You can't make it up

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vipSizz
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service

An upper class clientele

Very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Food and atmosphere!!!

FAQs

Matteo's of Hallandale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 455-4050.

Matteo's of Hallandale is rated 4.5 stars by 881 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.