Come as friends, leave as family

Welcome to "The Original"

In 1990, with no intentions of every coming back to Fort Lauderdale, Steve Martorano was encouraged by a friend to look at an available restaurant space. He could have never even imagined it would amount to what it is today. On the corner of A1A and Oakland Park Blvd, a very unassuming, yet quaint restaurant is nestled - Cafe Martorano. Over the last 27 years, Cafe Martorano has proven itself as more than a restaurant. It's a culinary institution for the city of Fort Lauderdale. They say Italian food is timeless; we say "Italian American comfort food is timeless." Steve has taken comfort food to the next level. How? We thought you'd never ask. Steve Martorano uses the highest quality ingredients with the majority imported from Italy through one of the finest purveyors in the country. With his ingredient-driven approach, Steve is able to allow you to transcend to a place that is nostalgic of your childhood and pay homage to the spirits of the great Italian-American cooks: the grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers and fathers. Steve does this by perfecting remarkably well-prepared, classic dishes, while refining them with present-day culinary techniques. 

1 Restaurant. 1 Location. 2 Atmospheres.

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Meet the Family

Steve Martorano

Marsha Daley
Executive General Manager

Walter Pytel
Executive Chef

Dika Ramos
Executive Sous Chef

Conor Smith
Beverage Manager

Location & Hours

3343 East Oakland Park Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale FL, 33308

(NW Corner of Oakland Park Blvd. & A1A)

Phone: 954.561.2554




Dress Code:

Ladies Casual Elegant,

Gentlemen No tank tops

Forms of Payment:

Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Cash


Valet Parking or Metered self parking