Husband-and-wife owners Marc and Maria Farnese shun publicity, never advertise, and limit their hours of operation to dinner only, Friday through Sunday. This all heightens the air of exclusivity that surrounds Mr. Martino’s, which is actually a sweet, down-to-earth establishment that has been serving uncomplicated, modestly priced dishes for 12 years. Maria cooks, and Marc oversees the dining room, a lovely approximation of an antique Old World café. The charm of this space draws plenty of dating pairs, as well as customers nostalgic for roasted red peppers, sautéed broccoli rabe, baked ricotta with olives and sliced dry sausage, veal tortellini with gorgonzola-tomato sauce, or cavatelli with tomato pesto.
you feel like your walking onto the stage of a play (I remember when this was a hardware store). marc welcomes you with open arms and then the performance begins. maria is a diva. i've been eating here since it opened and have always left with a smile. the food and service is excellent. on my last visit i had to say the gravy was better than my own. the spinach ravioli and the polenta and sausage just to mention a few are to die for what more can i say? Posted by lillian: Nov. November 26th, 2009 at 10:17 AM
Sitting in this restaurant transports you back in time! The food is wonderful and the owners even more so.
Make sure you have the desserts, they're my favorite. Posted by Maryann: Nov. November 10th, 2009 at 3:46 PM
The owner's warm greeting and graciousness were greatly appreciated. The carefully prepared delicious food was served by pleasant, attentive waitresses. Being able to converse without shouting was a bonus. I strongly recommend this charming establishment. Posted by Ellin: Nov. November 3rd, 2009 at 2:12 PM