Cafe Martorano

4.7
1894 reviews
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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
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and i are from Jacksonville and took a few days vacay to miami, we had valentines day reservations at 7:30, we were staying 30 miles from restaurant and in traffic took us 3 hours to get there, i was so aggravated when we got there because didn’t expect traffic to be that bad,we were seated right away and the whole experience was worth every minute it took to get there! Food was excellent and service was excellent as well. We will definitely be back!

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DL
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my wife and I favorite place on earth. The food, service and ambience is impeccable. Tommy, Charles and the rest of the staff treat you like family and I cant say enuf about Steve and Marsha. We come here at least once a month for the past 10 years and it has never disappointed. Thanks cuz.

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RB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing the service was amazing Love the place

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VR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!! Will be back.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Service incredible. A bit loud for carrying on everyday conversation.

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CH
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal. We were a party of 5 guys with big appetites and our server asked us if we wanted Steve to send out at random different selections from the menu and we agreed. He sent over 10 different selections from both the appetizer and entrées. The server divided each of the 10 up 5 different ways for us and we had a feast. We all agreed it was the best meal we ever had.

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LR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a Florida legend that did not disappoint! Waiters were fantastic with the recommendations. Will be back!

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F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to Fort Lauderdale on vacation many times but this was my first time at Cafe Martorano. We sat at the bar and were greeted promptly. Both bartenders were knowledgeable about the food and "spot on" with their service. I thought the use of a tablet to display the daily specials was great! Not only did you get to hear them described, you got to see the beautiful visuals of each dish.
We had the Meatball and salad combo for an appetizer. This sounds pretty straightforward. However, Martorano's raises this dish to a much higher level, highlighting it with creamy ricotta cheese and a great San Marzano tomato sauce.
Our next course was the homemade ravioli. We were given four very large ravioli stuffed with a very fluffy mix of ricotta cheese and spinach. The ravioli were cooked to a perfect al dente and the sauce was again exceptional. However, it was kicked up a bit with the addition of some very mellow flavored sauteed garlic.
Our entree was the Snapper Francaise with crabmeat. It consisted of two large filets perfectly battered with egg and flour and topped with large pieces of mild crabmeat. The sauce was very pleasing but I enjoy a stronger lemon flavor and simply added a squeeze of lemon to make the dish perfect for my individual taste.
Martaranos is located next to a great bakery and a cigar bar. We were too full for dessert but did stop in the bakery to get some delicious biscotti for later.
I highly recommend Cafe Martarano!

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F
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good... been coming here for years

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service, highly recommend! We were there a little early so it was a pretty quiet, nice ombiance

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G
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time patron... food was fantastic, service was even better! if you ever stop in Ft Lauderdale, don't leave until you try this place. I expected nothing less from a Philly native!

-Ryan

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Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was very good, but very overpriced. If you want a healthy meal chose a different place. Ambiance was more like a night club than fine dining with TVs almost on every wall showing old mobster movies while club music plays loudly. Service was awkward. I wasn't sure who exactly was actually our waiter.

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JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service with great music. Loved it.

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M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Steve Martorano was a gracious man and took the time to converse with me. This us my go to place whenever I am in this area. Just an amazing dining experience with incredibly great food and service!!

YO CUZ hats are awesome. I bought two!!!

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KR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being Italian it is not easy to find places to rave about - Martorano's is a place I rave about the food every time I go. For some it might be noisy but for those I recommend a Monday or Tuesday dinner - its a little more low key on those days.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in south Florida, can’t compare.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely above and beyond best restaurant service food drinks crowd music atmosphere and Steve is a true inspirational talented individual top chef and Dj

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Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Place, Steve Martorano is always there and is very hospitable and available. The food and service is amazing. I was there for a week and ate there 3 times!

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JJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my anniversary at cafe Martorano. Felt at home since I lived in the
Philadelphia area before relocating to Florida. The food and the creative menu
were exceptional. The level of service
and atmosphere were outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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MC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Overpriced, small portion of pasta and not very good. Ordered pasta Bolognese. Didn’t look like the ground meat in iPad photo waiter showed us. It was “shredded” pork instead of ground meat. Ordered meatball with salad as app. Meatball was good but sauce got all over salad and made it soggy. Meatball and sauce should have been in a bowl instead of on same plate as salad. Waiters were attentive. Oreo Cheesecake was fabulous.
Was disappointed.

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

Best there is!!! Staff is so knowledgeable and helpful. Chef is amazing

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T
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant!! Service was amazing. Food was DELISH!!!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This place was awesome!!! The service and food was amazing. I would definitely return!!

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PE
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I appreciate the Yogi quote nobody goes there anymore its too crowded. After enjoying the Hard Rock Hotel CM I looked forward to trying this original in Ft Lauderdale. The food was poor, the waiter horrible, he was uninterested, rushed through the descriptions like he said them a thousand times which I am sure he has but I don’t care. We felt rushed from the very start. The famous meatballs were small and for $25 overpriced. All this was happening under the watchful eye of owner Steve Martarano.

Will never go back Sorry CUZ!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed in food, service and atmosphere.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a pleasure. Keep up the good job
Service and food was great

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West Sussex
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Business meeting. Wanted to impress client

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NP
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Martorano blew us away! The food was phenomenal - everything was so fresh and homemade and the atmosphere was unbelievable. The music was top notch and felt like you were eating dinner in a swanky nightclub - highly recommend!

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NC
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined at Cafe Martorano tonight everything was spot on!!! First class place with first class staff!!! Jose was our sever great job !! Everything was amazing we had the eggplant stack unbelievable!!! We had the octopus and of course the meatball all were major big league !!! For dinner the veal my way was top notch I highly recommended this place if you enjoy classic Italian thanks Steve for the wonderful experience can’t wait to get back !!!!

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f
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for husband’s birthday. Food & service were excellent! Pretty expensive but worth it for a great meal on a special occasion. Will definitely go back again.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the arrival upon the doors unlocking to the large welcome into the restaurant. We were provided with fantastic service and exquisite food quality. We thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at Cafe Martorano, and highly recommend this establishment. We loved that you could see the kitchen and chef at work. The only negative if there was one would have been the seat I had to sit in. It was a little tight to the wall behind me that comes back on an angle. I’m a smaller guy and I made it work. This would not prevent me from returning to this restaurant. Thank you very much for such a valued experience that we will never forget.

Lord Aaron & Lady Kailey

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

One of our favorite spots. Cant miss it when visiting ft lauderdale.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and fun. Alive and entertaining. Highly recommended.

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BG
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant, owner ,and employees all the best, top notch ,great food ,great atmosphere

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SB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the most Incredible Restaurants in South Florida, the Menu Specials change on a daily basis plus they have their 15 or so Regular Menu Items, you cannot go wrong with anything you order

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LG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! My husband and I love the food here! Best Italian food in All of Florida!!!

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L
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal, we love it here. Steve and Marsha are great hosts and make you feel at home.

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YF
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

This is the place for jamming while eating. He is one heck of a great DJ! He never dissapoints with his mixing skills!

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OT
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , fun atmosphere , excellent service

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