Matteo's of Hallandale

4.3
691 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Naples
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!!

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Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a birthday dinner and the service and food was terrific.

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Miami
67 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Good menu choices.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Generous family-sized portions. Matteo's is always busy... for good reason! I've sampled almost everything on the menu and my faves are : Caesar (garlicky dressing is OUTSTANDING) and their meatballs and sausage pasta dish. Enjoy!

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C
New England
303 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. Great service

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Miami
35 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Matteo's is always dependable for consistent quality and large portions. Waiters are professionally outfitted and tables are covered with white tablecloths. The dining and bar areas are usually quite active so sometimes noise level is distracting but tolerable. Most of the dishes are tasty and well prepared.
We keep coming back because it's so good
The only problem is with some chicken dishes. Parmigiana is always tough (they claim it's pounded but is the least tender chicken of any Italian restaurant I encountered over 60 years) and roasted is always dry (maybe the chef could learn from Houston's on how to prepare roast chicken).

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Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You feel like you are at your family dinner. Everyone is so nice. Great food and service .

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was amazing aw always. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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DF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was awesome!!! Love the food and staff!!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The friend has to bring a good chunk of cash, however the food was great, service was rushed and
the noise level was very high.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Waiter was sarcastic, which didn’t go over well with my elderly parents. In addition, it was my dad’s birthday and we mentioned it to the waiter but there was no attempt to recognize the special occasion at dessert time. Won’t go back.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I would recommend it to a friend that likes large portions. I would recommend to the chef to use more salt in every dish.

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JV
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, really good food, dependable service and a fun atmosphere. Great place for a really casual, low stress, fairly priced dinner. They make over sized drinks and family sized portions meant to share.

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Miami
43 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Usually the restaurant is noisy inside so we ate on the veranda;although it faces the parking lot it was lovely. The service was excellent, and the food was good and plentiful. The restaurant service large and strong cocktails so our cocktail hour was delightful. We usually have a good time at this restaurant although it's always better when it's less crowded since it gets very noisy in the interior of the restaurant.
the food is meant to be shared since it is abundant!

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PG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Too Many people marched around our table getting to the room in the back...it was very
disturbing and there should be a better way to escort these people to their tables.

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L
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best Italian food in the area. Matteos is a very lively restaurant with delicious food. The service is good too. The Veal Francaise and Cesar Salad are amazing!

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NS
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We have been going to Matteo's for several years and it was always pretty decent.Something must have changed recently because the food was terrible for all of us as well as comments from others that were there that night. I won't be returning unless things get back to normal

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LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Extremely noisy. We’re in back room and all large parties except us. We were 6 people. Couldn’t wait to leave.

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G
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep coming back and bringing visiting family and friends. Our waiters have always more than pleased our table and our dairy food choices have been so great.

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k
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had wonderful service at Matteo’s. The food is good if a little overpriced. But portions are large so you can get another meal out of your order usually. The only thing I don’t like is that main courses aren’t served with sides. Everything is a la carte and there is no side order of pasta. Also most restaurants when you say it’s a Birthday will not charge you for a dessert with a candle. They did charge but sang a nice Happy Birthday song! The food is good enough to make a return visit.

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HE
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I haven’t been to Matteo’s in awhile and was quite disappointed with our meal. The only well made item was the Barratta Mozzarella appetizer. My sausage and pasta was not very flavorful or interestingly prepared. My husbands entre was loaded with potatoes which was not described on the menu. I will not be returning since the kitchen preparation isn’t what it use to be!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Great place! Food is always great and restaurant is beautiful

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Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food & service!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The entree was very good and was my dinner AND lunch for the next day. However my calamari appetizer (including the sauce) had ZERO flavor. The saving grace to my family dinner was how above and beyond our waitress services us. I used to be in the dining industry and she is the reason I still have hope for restaurants with such poor food.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Horrible service

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ele our server was awesome as was Reha at the bar, fun night, will be back

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Montreal
50 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was average at best. The service was very good.

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C
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matteos never disappoints! Food is always fresh and delicious. Service is fab. Mike and Eduardo are incredible waiters. All service staff is friendly and helpful. Love this neighborhood place!

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Miami
47 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good, as usual. I shared a chopped salad, which was very tasty. My sauteed shrimp over burnt green beans was delicious. The others in my party had chicken, veal and a different shrimp dish and everyone enjoyed. We were sitting next to two large birthday parties, so the wait staff was quite busy. We had to ask for a refill on the bread four times until it was brought to the table. Other than that and the noise level it was a great meal! Will definitely go back.

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DD
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant with very good service. The food is well prepared too.

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B
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. The food used to be much better. An italian restaurant out of Limoncello???

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NS
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

predictable as we have been there many times.I guess in this day and age that's actually pretty good

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MK
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok but wasn’t very hot....way toooo much cheese on everything!
Food taste pre-prepared!

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J
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Not as good as it’s been. Chicken parm was hard to cut, breading was too much.

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CS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

One of 4 main courses came cold. Returned to be reheated and arrived as all other guests were almost finished eating. String Beans were burned on the re-heat. If we didn't have guests with us we would have made a bigger scene and returned the meal.

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Montreal
27 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Ordinary italian mediocre food. Waiters need to go to school to learn manners and how to serve people. Not throw the food on the table. Some waiters are so old they should be home in bed ! Huge turnoff. Will never return

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AD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Have been coming to this restaurant for many years but have not been back for six months prior to this visit. Meal was very disappointing when compared with previous experiences. Food quality has significantly deteriorated as has the overall dining experience.

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SB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Arrived on time for our Opentable reservation. The hostess seemed surprised to see us. Found reservation and said it will be just a minute. 20 minutes later I ask again how long it will be and again has no recollection of my reservation. Apparently closed it out without giving us a table. 10 minutes later we were seated. It was a busy night and hopefully the explains the very slow service. Finally got to order about 30 minutes later. Waiter was professional to the point of being rude. Looking around while you’re trying to order or ask a question. Short answers suggesting “what a stupid question”. Oh well. Food came and was good. Shrimp and clam pasta was good. Chicken parmigiana was large and tasty. Fettuccine Alfredo was good. It was also very loud. Hard to even carry on a discussion. Overall good food but probably won’t be back. Too much work. Dinner should be relaxing.

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