About The Cellar Restaurant
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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
This restaurant was exceptional. My husband and I were so impressed we made a reservation for Valentine's day. The restaurant is in a cellar but there is a very nice dining room where one does not have to traverse stairs which was good for my husband. Service was superb. The waiter was there when one wanted something and he disappeared when we were eating or talking. The wine we had (a Super Tuscan) was really very good. The wine list is very extensive so for wine lovers it is a dream. Can't imagine anyone not liking it.
First time at this Restaurant. My wife and I were celebrating our 15 year Wedding Anniversary and looking for a cozy, local type of restaurant that offered more of a fine dining experience. This place was perfect and we were both very happy with the entire experience. The food was exceptional! The owner recognized from my reservation it was our anniversary. She came to our table and said Happy Anniversary and gave us a free dessert. We cannot wait to go back for another dinner.
Food and service was tasty and good. The owner was nice, greeted us down stairs then seated us quickly. Our server was knowledgeable and great with his descriptions of each plate. We had a couple glasses of wine with 2-apps and 2-dinners. The food was favorable, tasty, done right. The portions were all a little on the smaller, light side. Our total bill was $111 for 2, then add tip. We felt the restaurant did a great job for the area, it's tough to find restaurant's/service in the Daytona beach area.
Took my wife and father-in-law, for my wifes birthday. ..the staff was very attentive and professional. ..it had a speak easy type of style to it...the food was excellent, along with their long wine list...will be back soon. ..
We live in NYC and travel around the world and we are super picky about food and restaurants. It better be very good. The Cellar is a true GEM! Ambiance, service, waiter demeanor, menu, wine list, and finally the most delicious and creative food! MUST go and try for yourselves! You won't be sorry. I promise.
I took my mother to The Cellar to celebrate her 69th birthday. Everything was great--the food, the setting and the wine. It was a relaxing and memorable evening for the four of us. I have lived in the Daytona Beach area for a number of years, and this was my first time to The Cellar. I will be back with friends, family and business associates. Bravo and Grazie!
We went to The Cellar to celebrate my Birthday. I was excited because I had excellent food the previous 2 times. To start we had 3 Lobster Specials & Carpaccio di Manzo. All appetizers were excellent. 2nd course we had (1/2 portion) Pappardelle con Grancio e Pesto & Pappardelle con Salsiccia; both were very good but very small portions. Entrees' consisted of Duck Breast; he thought it was very good although he was very sick in night & early morning. My husband had the Salmon special & said it was excellent. My sister and I had the Ribeye steak special ($45). It was the worst piece of meat I have ever tasted. It was about 1 1/2" thick & when I cut in center it was like sawing wood. I asked for med rare & got well done, same as other guest. This piece of meat had absolutely no taste! I told the waiter our steaks were terrible, he said he would talk to manager. The manager never came to the table! Our waiter returned & said the steak would be comped. I did not find out until the next day that only one steak was comped.
Needless to say I will not return as well as our companions...
Treated a friend to birthday dinner and he loved it! We all had a starter - and everyone was happy. The avocado with shrimp and crab salad was terrific! The mushroom risotto was gobbled and everyone cleaned their plates. The affogato was delicious! We will return.
Great Italian food in a nice and cozy atmosphere. It does get a little noisy as mentioned by some of the other reviewers but it wasn't too bad on the night of our visit. I highly recommend the Cellar if you're looking to have a nice dinner out with great food.
We went in this restaurant for dinner, after reviewing many restaurant in the area. We were enjoying our appetizers and drinks, immediately after placing our dinner orders at the same time. We waited almost 45 minutes and still no dinner orders. We were told, by our waitress, that the kitchen was backed up on customers orders. Nonetheless, the restaurant did the right thing and took care of the entrees. Next time in the area, we will give this restaurant another try as the food was delicious. This could be a one time fluke, I believe. Our waitress was fast and efficient. We felt so bad for her, as obviously it wasn't her fault (we believed). We gave her a nice tip for trying and also for being honest with us.
Amazing formal restaurant with unique entree's not found anywhere else in Daytona Beach. Yes, they even have pheasant and rabbit! Service is impeccable, and the food is expertly prepared. Not a tourist-trap hangout, The Cellar is where we locals go to celebrate special occasions.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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