Vin Diesel may play local restaurateur on the big screen

He’s known as one of Fort Lauderdale’s most badass chefs.

He’s Steve Martorano, owner of the wildly popular strip mall family style restaurant, Cafe Martorano.

He’s known for his bald head, tattoos, muscles, signature phrase “Yo Cuz!”  — as well as great cuisine and celebrity clientele.

Over the years, Martorano’s star has risen. He is a published author (“It Ain’t Sauce, It’s Gravy” and “Yo Cuz! My Life My Food My Way“) and opened up sister eateries in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.


We are Hoping Actor Vin Diesel Plays Me in my Life Story Movie God Is Good

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Now the Philadelphia native’s life may be moving to the big screen.

On Sunday, Martorano posted on Facebook a picture of him with celebrity lookalike Vin Diesel. The “Fast and the Furious” star visited the Fort Lauderdale hot spot Saturday night along with Ludacris. 

On Instagram, the chef wrote, “We are hoping actor Vin Diesel plays me in my life story movie. God is Good.”

Most of the comments from Martorano’s fans were positive, noting the resemblance between the two.