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“Delicious Italian Cooking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Matteo's Restaurant

Matteo's Restaurant
1825 East Hallandale Beach Blv, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
(954) 455-4050
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Price range: $13 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Matteos bring's a taste of Italy right here at home. The Sorrentino & Sbarro families from New York have been serving delicious platters of Italian comfort food for the past 25 years, and continue to do so at all of their nine landmark locations from New York to Florida. Eating dinner at Matteos is always an event whether with that special someone, the family or everyone you know. Contact us for your next party. Take out will never be the same once you take our intensely fresh cooking home to enjoy.
Fort lauderdale
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Delicious Italian Cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Great family style restaurant recommended for four people or more. Love their baked clams, burndt string beans and their delicious Pomodoro Sauce...All their dishes are tasty and they have a great wine selection. Atmosphere is semi-casual and a bit on the pricey side.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Gloucester, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Expected to see Robert Irvine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

When we stepped into the restaurant I thought I was stepping into a episode of Restaurant Impossible and expected Robert Irvine to show up at any minute. The atmosphere here is terrible, it is nothing but table after table so close to each other that everytime a waiter passed behind me he bumped into my chair, after the first 5 times it became very annoying. Out waiter was very arrogant and acted as if we were bothering him by being there. There were only 4 people total in the dining room (us plus 2) but it took forever for the waiter to even come to our table. The thought of getting up and leaving was in my head when he finally came to the table. The food was good but nothing to get excited over or to have to wait as long as we did. I would not go back or recommend this place to anyone.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“New York offspring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

,Great family style restaurant. Baked clams are exceptional, and so is everything else.

Visited April 2012
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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food Two Minutes From Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

My wife and I live, literally, two minutes from Matteo's. Knowing nothing about it, we thought we'd give it a try. It was a Wednesday night and the place was packed. The food was very good, and the portions are quite large. They serve half or whole portions, and we could not even finish the half portion. Service was professional, price was reasonable (especially when you consider the size of the portions) and by the time we finished the portions we took home, the dinner for two grew into a leftover dinner for both of us the next night. We will make Matteo's our 'neighborhood joint'.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“How the mighty fall”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We were shown to the table closest to the wine fridge and restrooms. The waiter was slovenly and had a "couldn't care less" attitude. Starters-baked NY clams, small portion,- Calmari, not fresh, too floury. Mains- veal parmigiana was awful. We asked for it to be crispy but the meat was dry, batter was greasy and the big glob of cheese on top was rubbery. Carrot coconut cake for dessert, portion was massive cake was stale, we sent it back. Table clearer lent over table and was too lazy to move around the table. The whole experience was disappointing, nothing was served that looked or tasted like it had been made for us. Apart from Joe at the bar, none of the staff appeared keen to serve. This was my 6th or 7th visit to Matteo's and probably my last.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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