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Cafe Martorano

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3343 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-7216 (Oakland Park Blvd and A1A)
+1 954-561-2554
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 02:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

I had not been back to Cafe Martorano in about 10 years. No reason, cant explain it... just had not been there. I realize now that the absence was most likely a mistake. We find ourselves heading south quite often given the constant new restaurant openings in areas like South Beach and the Design District. But nights like this make... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

We have been die hard-steadfast Steve Martarano fans since he opened on Oakland Park. Over the years, we have taken clients, friends, and family more than 20 times. The food quality was always superb. But something is being lost ever since Las Vegas opened a few years ago. The portions, previously humongous, have gone down to normal size. That's ok.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Food is excellent. Must try the meatballs!! Steve Martorano was there cooking and spinning records. Excellent all around. Drinks a but pricey.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

I went to Cafe Martorano for the first time last weekend, hands down the best Italian Restaurant I have ever been to! Everything we ate was amazing Steve Martorano is the best Chef :)

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Coral Springs, Florida
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114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

My wife and I went to this restaurant August 9th for a special evening. We had a reservation and was seated promptly . The service was professional and not rushed. The menu is shown to us on an I-Pad which I thought was neat - it made our choices that much more difficult !! I don't beleive you will find... More 

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Orlando, Fl.
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117 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

My husband and I have eaten at the Vegas spot but when we found ourselves in the Ft. Lauderdale area we had to check out the original where Steve Martirano, the owner is cooking in the open kitchen. We were there on a Thurs evening and the food was really good. Great atmosphere. Will be back when we're in town!

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

I wasn't impressed with my lemon drop. However, the Cesar salad was very good. The chicken parm was pretty good. The brownie dessert was not. They are closed Monday and Tuesday. We went on a Wednesday and they were out of lobster tails and the waffle dessert which was disappointing. The much mentioned meatball with ricotta was very good. As... More 

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Thank Kathy K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

every time we are anywhere in Florida never miss the chance to go there great food friendly staff the owner Steve is awesome it's like being in grandmas house the best ever. try it u will love it

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

This is hands down one of the best Italian American restaurants in the country. I am a local and have been going for years. Simple quality ingredients is what its all about. Is it expensive? Yes!! but is it any more expensive than you'd spend at top tier steakhouse or seafood restaurant? no.. i dont mind spending the money on... More 

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Front Royal, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

We had a large group so we spent a good bit of money. Food was ok not worth the money ..sorry..I could go to a cheaper spot and get the same type of spaghetti. Watch out for the meatballs..they are 20$ a piece again not worth it. We wouldn't spend that on a single meatball..but they were tricky with words... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 02:00
Saturday
17:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3343 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-7216
    (Oakland Park Blvd and A1A)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-561-2554

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?