About The Cellar Restaurant
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"
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
US 1 (RIDGEWOOD AVE)
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Public lot on East side of building and extensive street parking as well.
Private Party Facilities:
"Patio Room" seats up to 20. Located on the ground floor. Frequent choice for business meetings and pharma. presentaions.
Private Party Contact:
Lina Moggio: 386-258-0011
Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
The Cellar Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I celebrated our 11 year wed ...
My wife and I celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary and decided to dine at a nice Italian restaurant near Daytona Beach. The service ,the food,the ambiance was all great. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting the Daytona Beach area
This was our anniversary and we were loo ...
This was our anniversary and we were looking for something special.. We found it. The food was superior and Joseph our server was top notch. My appetizer was a lamb ravioli with a cream mushroom sauce, melt in your mouth. The main course was sea scallops on risotto, vegetable medley ( that included some golden beets) and a small portion of au gratin potatoes. All were delish. The ambiance was perfect, a nice quiet corner without the noise that you have of chain restaurants.
I took my wife there for her birthday on ...
I took my wife there for her birthday on a Wednesday at 6 p.m. It's a bit pricey for what you get.
As we reached the bottom of the stairwell into the cellar, we both detected a bit of a musty odor. The tables were arranged too close together for my preference. My snapper was overcooked. My wife's salmon was cooked perfectly. The plates were "over-stacked" with too many different vegetables/flavors going on. Acoustics are not good, as loud people conversing can be annoying. Early on there was a woman halfway across the room who was complaining to her male companion about how she had been disrespected by someone. It's hard to have a normal conversation with the noise which get louder as the room begins to fill with people around 6:30. You can order a half portion of a pasta dish as an appetizer, so we ordered the Ravioli Marco Polo. We both thought it was too al dente and too doughy. The wine list was fairly extensive, but it had only a few choices of Italian wines with the DOC and DOCG certifications . . . disappointing for an Italian restaurant. The service was outstanding. Our water glasses were kept full, and the wine was appropriately poured for us. The kitchen was fast with all courses. We were pleasantly surprised when the server placed a lit candle on my wife's "lava cake," to celebrate her birthday.
The couple that own this place have the ...
The couple that own this place have the restaurant in their home but what a great job they did with the layout and design. Aside from that it is a hidden gem in Daytona and if you love different variations of Italian food this is a definite place to stop
The foods were all prepared fresh the wine list extensive and the service was right there.
Will definitely go back
I've dined at the Cellar many times over ...
I've dined at the Cellar many times over the course of 2 years, driving 77 miles South to enjoy their rich gems and morsels. This occasion it was phenomenal!!! My guest and I shared the Gnocchi special appetizer and it provided flavors of Italy. For the entree, I had the OssoBucco and my guest had the Snapper special. Both were to die for!!
Joseph, our server was top notch, as he always is! The wine list contains some wonderful Italian wines that will satisfy any palate. I maintain a 500 bottle inventory of wines from Italy, France and California. I prefer to select from The Cellar's inventory since they do possess some top notch Wineries.
Sat at our table for almost 2 hours and ...
Sat at our table for almost 2 hours and during that time frame we had food in front us for maybe 25 minutes, tops. It is Italian, feed me like it is Italian. And if you want a pre or post dinner drink, don't eat here. They don't exist.
Another outstanding dinner at the Cellar ...
Another outstanding dinner at the Cellar. It's our special occasion place and we are never disappointed. My duck and my husband's veal were perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. When Lina learned that it was my birthday she treated us to a lovely little dessert.
The Cellar is one of my wife and my favo ...
The Cellar is one of my wife and my favorite restaurants in the Daytona Beach area, when we're looking for a very special dining-out evening. It's definitely not an "every day" type of place because the bill can climb quite quickly if you pick a nice bottle of wine from their extensive wine list, and some of the entrees aren't what you'd call inexpensive. That said, the food is truly excellent, and the ambiance of the dining rooms is one-of-a-kind for the area, and there's a lot of interesting history to the building itself. It's not impossible to get in for dinner without a reservation, but we'd highly recommend it. It's not a large restaurant, which is a major plus for us, and they always seem very busy. If you don't mind splurging a little for an exceptional meal, you won't leave disappointed.
I found this restaurant by an Internet s ...
I found this restaurant by an Internet search for a romantic restaurant to take my wife to for her birthday while we were on our Florida vacation. We were not disappointed !! The food was awesome, the service was excellent, and the ambiance of the restaurant was welcoming and outstanding. It was by far the best meal we had on the entire trip and provided us with lasting memories of my Wife's Birthday. Thank You again!
We had a great time at the Cellar, it is ...
We had a great time at the Cellar, it is nice to find a spot with formal dinner setting. The reservation was a breeze. The service was excellent. The dinner menu had lot of options. The wine list deserves a special mention. The food was excellent, and appetizing.
A wonderful restaurant with outstanding ...
A wonderful restaurant with outstanding food and a perfect amount of attention from the waiter. The wine list is extensive, the fresh hand made pasta was delectable and the desserts are special. Enhancing it all was the cozy atmosphere of being in a cellar!
We were in town on vacation celebrating ...
We were in town on vacation celebrating our 10 year anniversary. The Cellar was the perfect place to go, romantic, excellent food, and extensive wine list. The elk was our favorite thing and was wonderful, tender, and delicious.
Once a larger party came, my table becam ...
Once a larger party came, my table became less of a priority to my waitress. They did explain that the food would take longer to be served (as it is made fresh), but there was a solid 30 to 40 minute wait between the appetizer and the entrée. My bill took a while to be brought as well and when I asked for a refill for an empty cup, it took 5 minutes (I timed it) to get me my drink. I had already been sitting for a few minutes with an empty cup before I got my waitresses attention.
Overall it was a great experience for the food part, but the service could be better.
Come prepared to disconnect from your ce ...
Come prepared to disconnect from your cellphones and enter the home of your hosts. The dining area is cozy and intimate; it's easy to pretend you're in the cellar of an Italian villa. The menu was appetizing, but we were surprised to not find any offerings of soup. Nonetheless, the salads and entrees were amazing. Beautiful presentation, not too little on your plate, and not too much. I enjoyed the snapper, and my husband the filet mignon. The bread was also remarkable, like mountain bread miraculously baked at sea level, served with authentic, green EVOO. Delicious. The wine list is amazing-- trust your server for recommendations!
One of the best Restaurants in Volusia C ...
One of the best Restaurants in Volusia County ! We have never been disappointed. Have compared similar dishes at other highly recommended restaurants and the Cellar always wins.
Pasta, salads, fish, Veal....all wonderful ! Service is top notch, professional, friendly & attentive.
The only Florida restaurant where I rea ...
The only Florida restaurant where I really love to take friends and family . So exceptional.
One bite of their pasta and you realize what you have been settling for. It's shocking how good it is. Of course, all their dishes are carefully prepared and presented as if they we entertaining their friends and family.
Never disappoints, always special. Delightful .
Outstanding Italian dining. Even a basic ...
Outstanding Italian dining. Even a basic pasta was amazingly executed - I could have eaten it as an entree! Unique and charming atmosphere, well staffed - trust your servers wine suggestions! Was staying in Daytona for weekend away but will be driving up from home in Orlando just to eat here again soon
Quaint downstairs venue with good menu. ...
Quaint downstairs venue with good menu.
But the noise level on this Friday evening was too much for me. I carry a sound level meter on my smartphone (professional necessity). The routine din was 86 decibels. That is only one tick away from a heavy machine operator 3 feet from his/her equipment.
Not conducive to enjoy an expensive dinner.
In my mind there is a difference between energetic and frenetic. The two male waiters contribute to the noise by bellowing at each table.
There are physical things to improve the situation (softer fabric and ceiling, quiet music, etc).
But the best menu in the world isn't enjoyable when you have to shout to your date 3 feet away thru dinner. There are a few tables of 6. They had to shout to communicate.
One staff member said it was quieter during the week. The place deserves another try but on a Tuesday.
Interesting place with good food
Very small place with about a dozen tables. Luckily for us when we first arrived at 6:00 there was only a few tables occupied so it was quiet and cozy. By 7pm the place was full and it was quite noisy and we were sandwiched between two 'loud' ladies - my husband and I prefer a more quiet atmosphere for fine dining. My husband absolutely loved his dishes (half a portion of meat raviolis for his appetizer (not on the appetizer menu but they will do half of a pasta dish as your appetizer if you ask for it) and the snapper & jumbo shrimps (Duetto Verde e Nero) for his main dish - I loved my prosciutto and melons dish for my appetizer and the lamb (Osso Buco D'Agnelo con Risotto alle Verdure) was very tender but I would have prefer a nice tomato or beef sauce with it - I'm not a really big fan of risotto. My big disappointment was my chocolate mousse which had too much salt in it since I was looking for a bittersweet taste to end my meal and was a bit shocked to taste something salty at that finishing stage of my meal - it was nice of them not to charge me for it. They do make an awesome cappuccino. I also love the fact that I could order half a bottle of wine (really nice Etude Pinot Noir) since my husband doesn't. Our lady server was very nice and helpful and accepted my opinion of my dessert with grace as was the manager, which I was very grateful and showed that they really care.
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