The Cellar Restaurant

4.8
654 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
The area’s most acclaimed Fine Dining Classical Italian cuisine with an extensive wine list set in an historic building. CIA Graduate chef and his wife are hosts. 2013 OpenTable Top 100 in United States for "BEST SERVICE" and "MOST ROMANTIC"
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(386) 258-0011
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Sam Moggio
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Private party facilities
"Patio Room" seats up to 20. Located on the ground floor. Frequent choice for business meetings and pharma. presentaions.
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Private party contact
Lina Moggio: (386) 258-0011
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
US 1 (RIDGEWOOD AVE)
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Parking details
Public lot on East side of building and extensive street parking as well.
Additional
Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The Cellar in Daytona Beach is top notch
The food is outstanding as is the service and the ambience
We had a wonderful meal. All the pasta is homemade and I would recommend the gnocchi’s
and the shrimp pesto appetizer

Great time

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Hidden Gem in Daytona Beach Florida area, hidden in lower level of Historic Building on Magnolia Street in Daytona Beach right off of US Route 1, Lena (The Owner) and her husband Sam (Head Executive Chef) prepare Outstanding Entrees, have an EXTENSIVE Wine List. The server (Joseph) as well as others (Dario & All others) attend to every Need and Detail. What an OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE each and every time (OUR Fourth).

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Five of us in our party including one typically fussy father. The staff accommodated a same day change in the reservation time and party size without any difficulty. The hostess/owner greeted and seated us and was very warm and friendly. The wait staff was attentive if somewhat lacking in personality.

The meals were outstanding, both the beef specials and the pasta dishes. Well prepared, well presented, and absolutely delicious. Everyone left the table completely satisfied. I would recommend the Cellar to anyone visiting Daytona.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent selection of upscale options. Quiet and elegant setting for that special occasion. OK with sharing and getting 1/2 portions

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

one word EXCELLENTLY EXCELLENTLY EXCELLENTLY EXCELLENTLY EXCELLENTLY

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The Cellar never disappoints! Wonderful evening celebrating A birthday. Great service. Awesome food. And love chatting with the floor manager. She is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The staff was absolutely wonderful. Beer in a bottle was poured into a glass at the table. Wine was amazing. Prices are reasonable and the food was some of the best I have had , not just in Daytona Beach, but around the world. Great atmosphere and truly one of the only Italian restaurants I have been to in awhile. THANK YOU!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The location and setting of the restaurant was charming. The staff did an excellent job and were welcoming and since it was an anniversary they went out of their way to engage us about that. The menu provides great choices and the presentation was well done. Both the lamb and the snapper were served at the temperature requested. The wine list covered almost every type of selection that could be desired. An excellent value for a fine dinning experience.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Spectacular Restaurant. The food and service were superb. We were visting our son who attends college in Daytona Beach and we can't wait to go back! We had salads and appetizers, then ordered half portions of Pasta (not to be missed!) as a first course followed by an entree and dessert. I told my husband this was the best meal I've had all year!

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This was a special occasion for us which was ruined by the horrible service. The food was good but not fabulous. Upscale presentation, however . Not particularly Italian but best described as nouvelle cuisine. Lets begin with the fact that it took them 15 minutes to seat us in an empty restaurant ( we had 5:30 reservation ). Then the server spoke so softly we could barely hear him and we are young. The food took forever to come out. He would not allow us to order an appetizer first and then decide on the entree. He said the whole order had to be placed at the same time. The food was presented beautifully and it was tasty but not worth the close to $300 price tag and that did not include drinks. I will never return there again and will tell my colleagues and friends not to support this establishment either.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

All of the courses were excellent. The sauces are really superb.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Best service in any restaurant around the Daytona Beach area. Food was good but was incredibly expensive.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great restaurant primarily Italian food, but very creatively presented .

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

As always, The Cellar was fabulous. Met by the owner upon entry. Fabulous server and entire staff. Never rushed, wonderful choices and fantastic meal and deserts. A Winner!!!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Fantastic food! Loved it! This is the 3rd time we have eaten here and it is a wonderful experience. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The Best food and service in town

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The atmosphere was fantastic, the food was great and the service was excellent! Would definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food.
Great service.
Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The very best in the area. Sam and Lena pay attention to every detail. Always a wonderful culinary experience.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Outstanding as always! My husband and I went to celebrate my birthday. You can never go wrong by choosing the Cellar.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great as usual.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

My husband and I love the food and the ambience very romantic for the ocassion!!! Nice fine dinning restaurant, good service, the owner was very sweet and i have to be thankful with her because it is not a restaurant for kids but she allowed us to stay in a different area of the restaurant to have our amazing dinner

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Not an inexpensive choice for dining in Daytona Beach, but it is DINING at Daytona Beach and fine restaurants such as this one are hard to find in the immediate area. We have dined here many times and always find the service outstanding and the food superb. Add this to a nice quiet dining room and a fine wine list and it is definitely worth the drive from wherever in the area you are. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

As always, the Cellar delivered a wonderful dining experience. This restaurant is one I would call a boutique dining establishment with outstanding service. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Really good as usual, however my husband caught a fruit fly in his wine ($45/bottle) the waitress offered to replace with house. Not real happy about that but everything else was excellent, it was our 25th anniversary, perhaps a glass of champagne.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Fantastic dinner with friends! True Italian cuisine! Love the ambiance!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Nice quiet atmosphere, people were having conversations but were courteous with their volume. Our waiter was fantastic, I loved how enthusiastic he was when describing the food! The food was delicious, I had the homemade meat ravioli and my husband had the duck and for dessert we shared the bread pudding with vanilla gelato. The portions were perfect, not too much and not too little.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It was great!
The food was authentic, great wine list!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We love the place and the food was insuperable.
Very kind staff!! Excelent wine list. My husband and I are foodies always eager to find places like this!!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We had such a great time and a truly wonderful Italian meal when we went to The Cellar that, when we were considering whether to extend our trip another day, we decided to stay an extra day and eat there again. You cannot go wrong with choosing The Cellar.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Outstanding menu with absolutely delicious homemade pastas which were the best we have ever had outside of Italy. We’ve been dreaming about our meal for three days.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

My wife and I visited The Cellar for the second time on an anniversary weekend. Absolutely stellar restaurant, probably my favorite in Central FL. We are seriously considering driving the hour plus from Orlando to eat there on any given night. A true gourmet establishment, the servers are friendly and know the food. The chef has created a great menu and the kitchen sends everything out hot and fresh. I can't say enough good things about this place!

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The Cellar Restaurant is a gem. I stumbled on it after having a mediocre experience at another fine dining restaurant in Daytona Beach. The Cellar Restaurant is simple the BEST dining experience I have ever had. The food was amazing, and our waiter, Joseph, was knowledgeable and helpful in helping us try a new entree. The daily special (seafood with Halibut and clams) was delicious. My husband had the braised lamb shank. It was superb. The icing on the cake was the desserts. They were not only the best presentation, but scrumptious. We live in Orlando, but plan to return to Daytona Beach just to dine at The Cellar again.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We went to The Cellar for my husband's 50th birthday. We were early for our reservations and they were more than accommodating and had a lovely table in the corner ready for us,where we had a great view of the restaurant. Our server Jasmine was wonderful, very friendly and our food was fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Extensive wine list, staff that understand and appreciate the exquisite menu, and a great atmosphere make this restaurant one of my top 10 places for special dinners! Would recommend it to anyone with a taste for great food/wine.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent as always!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I cannot say enough about this lovely place! I have been to some of the very finest restaurants and I have to say this is high on my list! The service was stellar, beautiful china, and the food!!! We had for appetizers red roasted peppers stuffed with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella and artichokes stuffed with crab and shrimp. For our main dish I had homemade pasta with fresh mozzarella tomato and sweet onions. My husband had the pheasant and rabbit dish with scalloped potatoes. Outstanding all of t. We had tea and espresso and a wonderful Italian chocolate cake with vanilla gelato. Little things I always notice impress me like the waitress bringing two spoons after dinner one for my tea and one for my dessert, the beautiful tea pot and tea cup, my glass never was left empty, the owner even came over to our table with a special hook to hang my purse on the table so it wouldn’t be on the floor! The restaurant is located in the former home of president warren g Harding. It is so cozy and lovely. I will say reservations are a MUST!! Only about 15 tables total. This place is a gem and I cannot wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Perfect! Excellent dining experience

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Wow what a meal! We have not stopped talking about it since. Expect to be there for 2 hours if you have three courses and a bottle of wine. The food was perfectly timed. The wine list was good and the food was spectacular. Seating is limited and the restaurant is cozy. The staff really knows the menu.

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