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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"
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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 went here for our anniversary. It's a very cozy place with outstanding food and service. The only complaint we had was it was so loud it was difficult to have a conversation. Great place for a special occasion but a little expensive to go very often. We would go again for some other special dinner.
We have dined here on several occasions. We were looking forward to taking our son. He is from Charleston. The evening started out ok. Our appetizers came, he had the crab cake ... it was outstanding, our salads were just alright (nothing you couldn't do at home)
My gnocchi bologneese dish was tasty but the gnocchi were too tough or thick( did not eat all) My son ordered the fish that was featured that evening(small portion) it was oily and he couldn't even pierce any of the vegetables with his fork...he left most of his meal on the plate...Underwhelming!
The waitress never checked on us or asked how things were. When we said something about our son's dish we were told "that's how chef cooks the dish"this was per Lena,chef's wife who works front of house. Our son has cooked for a lot of famous people while in Charleston. So glad he didn't have the arrogant attitude that these people seem to have when a dish doesn't live up to a customers expectations
The Cellar is a wonderfully fine dining experience. The menu is filled with specialties that are hard to find anywhere else in central Florida. The ambiance is warm, cozy and romantic. I dined on the pheasant and rabbit sausage and it was an amazing dish. I highly recommend the Cellar . The staff and service was phenomenal. This is one of Florida's best kept secret.
We don't understand all of the hype. On our trip to Daytona, this was number 4 on our 'what dinner we liked best' out of the five dinners we had in the Daytona area. Out of the 2 Italian restaurants we tried, this was number 2. We don't drink wine so we can't comment on the selection. The bread and oil was standard fare for Italian. The pasta we had was lacking flavor. We found the decor a bit old. Perhaps we went on an 'off' night so we say, give it a try.
My meal was fantastic, my wifes, not so. She said it was bland, she is a food critic. Seemed pricey for pasta , not worth $. Ambiance was fantastic. Great find, but for only special occasions, not regular dining. Too pricey on just about everything. Servers seemed rushed as well, no real patience with customers, maybe because it was an 8:00 resv. And closing at 9:00 on sunday, it shouldnt matter, but it showed. Not good
From beginning to end, the service was remarkable! Starting off with the appointment reservation was scheduled and having the table ready. Waiter told us of the specials and gave us a book of wine selection. Being attentive of our drinks the whole evening and making sure they were never empty. Food came out and both plates looked amazing. Wife had the lamb while I had the filet mignon. Both delicious! Chardonnay (glass) was perfect temperature and remained so the whole evening. Couldn't have asked for a better evening for this newly wed couple!
Had a fantastic meal, and the staff was awesome, especially Richard, our waiter. Ask for him, you won't be sorry. Lina, the hostess and half owner also suggested (at our request) a great bottle of wine that would go well with our veal, and her suggestion was spot on perfect!
Almost everything was superb, especially the service (Cesar and the hostess) and overall ambiance. The carpaccio was excellent and the ravioli also fine. My 'osso bucco' was actually a braised lamb shank, ample and very tasty but not what I had anticipated.
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