The Cellar Restaurant
The Cellar Restaurant

The Cellar Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecellarrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (386) 258-0011
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Sam Moggio
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: US 1 (RIDGEWOOD AVE)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public lot on East side of building and extensive street parking as well.
A word from 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"
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Cellar Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (43)romantic (42)notable wine list (35)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (5)hot spot (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Great food and service! Very nice wine list! Dining room has a lot of old world charm. Highly recommend! I will go back as often as possible!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very authentic food and people.
    Nicole
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Very authentic food and people. Knowledge about wine and great fresh seafood
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Experience
    Sheila
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We recently had dinner at The Cellar Restaurant before a concert. I chose it off the internet and ratings. The food and atmosphere were great. We highly recommend it and will go there again when we are in Daytona.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Ree73
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was excellent, the waiter attentive. It started as a memorable evening until an inebriated party of six were seated near us. They turned a sophisticated restaurant into a Cracker Barrel at the height of evening rush. The restaurant is small, intimate, and has low ceilings, so boisterous behavior is magnified. Unfortunately, no one on the staff was willing to try and rein in the "Cracker Barrel" crowd. As the wine flowed at their table the noise level became intolerable. I literally could not hear the waiter when he spoke to me. Dinner conversation became limited but I know entirely TMI about the party of six. I really can't recommend them.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Cellar Restaurant
    Kathy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    To make this short and sweet, "The Cellar Restaurant" was truly wonderful experience all around. Everything was superb from start to finish! The atmosphere is elegant, the food was very delicious, and the service was excellent! We will return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not at all what I expected...
    Love2eat
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Honestly, I was extremely disappointed with my experience at The Cellar. Being from Boston and having a lot of Italian friends of the family eating at Italian family restaurants and spending a lot I time in the North end, The Cellar was no where close as flavorful of the Italian I've had before... It was extremely bland and I could really do without the rosemary garnish on EVERYTHING. It was also pretty noisy and I honestly felt really out of place but could not figure out why... I consider myself a foodie and enjoy fine dining now and then but this was just not a place I would go back to. I really wished I had not chosen it for our anniversary dinner... Oh well, better luck next year!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great find
    JoeA
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Use Trip Advisor to learn about this place and glad we went. Were visiting family in Edgewater and this was worth the short drive north. Great service, pasta homemade, nightly specials...Very friendly staff...Next time visiting would definitely go back. Historic
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Racergirl
    Racergirl
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Best restaurant in Daytona!! Authentic Italian cuisine in a nice setting. Fantastic wine list. So good we went twice in the 3 nights we were there. They accommodated the second reservation for a Saturday night even though OT noted they were booked. Thanks Lina!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem in Daytona
    reader
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Absolutely first -rate! Impeccable service and delicious food. I had the veal scallopini and my husband had the snapper with shrimp. Both excellent. Save room for dessert. The chocolatissimo is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dario Was The Best!
    Topspin
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our second visit to The Cellar and has always exceeded our expectations! Dario is an excellent server and so helpful and attentive! I believe their olive oil is imported specific for this restaurant and with fresh warm bread this Olive Oil is delicious! My wife had the shrimp and snapper cooked to perfection and I had the veal chop medium and this was so tender and flavorful. Need to also mention how tasty were those au gratin potatoes! Paired with our bottle of Cal Pinot Noir our dining experience could not have been any better! One recent not so good review is humorous in the complaint about veggies being under cooked! The quick blanch cooking of fresh vegetables preserves that peak crunchy taste and nutrition! Must be a FL Cracker!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Restaurant in Daytona
    Rick
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We return each year to the Cellar and it never disappoints. Wonderful food, great wine list and excellent service. The owners are always there to engage you and make the dining experience even more interesting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cbr6f2
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My wife and I had dinner there and it was are first time. Great experience, food was tremendous. The house bread was well baked and delicious. We chose 2 pastas to try as 1/2 portion appetizers. The pastas are made in-house and good quality. As a main, I had the osso buco which was cooked to tender perfection. My wife got the stuffed calamari special and she enjoyed it. We split a bottle of Merlot from Columbia Valley which was excellent. Also the desert was perfect.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Superb service. Exceptional wine list. Food choices were excellent and the quality was even better. The atmosphere upstairs overlooking the piazza was such a surprise. If you are considering a romantic outing or just an outstanding dining experience, we strongly recommend you check out The Cellar.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Big Disappointment !
    FoodLover
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We were looking forward to having an exceptional meal at the Cellar because of all the glowing reviews we read on line. Instead, we had just an average meal, nothing special, certainly not a meal that would bring us back again. My ossi bucco was tender, falling off the bone, heavy gravy covering it and the rice it was sitting on. The veggies du jour were a mixture of green beans, carrots, and small squash that had been lightly sautéed, yet too raw to eat. My glass of wine was acceptable as was the tiny salad I was served. We finished with a chocolate dessert and coffee. The desert was okay and the coffee very weak. All in all, just an average meal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Vacationing in Daytona for 6 nights. Made dinner reservation at Cellar for three nights. Food, wine and wait staff is beyond perfect. Elaine Indiana
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Daytona Area!
    Upanther
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I have eaten here a few times. Each time the food is fantastic, the service is amazing, and the experience is rewarding. I happened to leave a note in the online reservation that the person I was bringing was celebrating a birthday, and they read the note and put a candle on her dessert without my mentioning it in person. Thankfully, they don't come to your table to sing. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Dining
    GRluvsMasa
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Went to The Cellar for 15th wedding anniversary and again recently for 20th. Both times, best food, service, and ambience in the area. Wine selection unsurpassed. Menu diverse.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not that impressed
    justme
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The overall experience was very nice. People were very friendly. The food was a bit pricey, but I guess you're paying for the ambiance also. I had the Peperoni Imbottiti. I thought it was average and not worth the $12.00. My wife had the Avocado con Gamberi e Granchio. She said it was tasty and probably worth the $13.00...For my entree I had the Gnocchi alla Bolognese. I was not impressed and definitely not worth the $22.00. My wife had Duetto Verde e Nero . She said it was delicious. To me, it wasn't worth $32.00. Would I recommend it to someone? For a special occasion, maybe. For something else, probably not..I've eaten at other restaurants that have just as nice of an ambiance but the food was a lot more reasonably price
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    yumyum
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My and husband and I go to The Cellar several times a year but mainly for our anniversary and birthdays. The food, service, and atmosphere are all top notch. We enjoy going to a resturant with an adult atmosphere where it is quiet (no small children allowed), romantic, and there is a dress code. Thank you for making our special occasions "special".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • birthday celebration
    suzanne
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our first time dining at The Cellar. It came highly recommended by a co-worker. It did not disappoint. The service was top notch. It is located in a home that Warren G Harding used to stay...but only the cellar is in use by the restaurant. I wondered why the rest of the house is not used. It is a beautiful old home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2nd time great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great Italian food. Would go back for a third time for sure.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening out
    Florida
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Excellent food and great conversation without having to compete with other conversations in the room
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find in Daytona Beach
    RonK
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife and I made our first trip to Daytona Beach to visit our son and his family since they moved there a few months ago. In addition we were celebrating my wife's birthday. My son suggested the Cellar for dinner for this occasion, although they had not eaten there yet. We were very pleased with the service and the food was outstanding. My wife and I both had the rack of lamb as an entree and it was perfectly prepared with an excellent reduction sauce. My son had veal osso bucco which he said was great. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special night out. Our server made a wine suggestion for a wine they had just added to their cellar and it was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Out for a night to eat at Cellar
    Johnny67
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We were looking to find a place to eat for my 47th Birthday which happened to be that night. Looked for close 45 mins online at many review sites for the area of Daytona Beach, Port Orange, and NSB. Finally found TripAdvisor to look for our place since they had a review portal for Restaurants in the area and can be categorized any way you wish. So I targeted "TOP RATED" restaurants in Daytona Beach no matter what cuisine it was. Well, The Cellar Restaurant came up in the first spot (#1 Rated) so after reading several reviews left by others and seeing that they did have many 5-Stars reviews...we decided to go there. I made reservations for the following night. The food was really good and the service top-notch! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely love this place!
    Duffy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    After moving away six years ago, I have missed The Cellar. It was wonderful to be back AND remembered by the owner!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Steakman
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is a little known place to the tourists thus a good place to get away from that crowd. Located in the heart of Daytona, the Cellar is a quiet romantic place to enjoy fine dining. My rack of lamb was cooked to a perfect temperature and seasoned just right. They have an extensive wine list for those that care to indulge. Not a place to bring kids as this is a small place and very intimate. More of a place to bring your date.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a place we will be returning to
    yellowribbons
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    While the food was great and loved the romantic setting, especially the stained glass window displays, the service left much to be desired...waiter was a pompous jerk.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Daytona's Shining Dining Star
    DaytonaDeb
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Dining at The Cellar is always a wonderful experience! In a world where every restaurant seems to bustle with loud, hurry up and eat music, poor acoustics and in the very worst cases - TVs, dining at The Cellar is a relaxing epicurean delight. From the moment you enter and are greeted by Lena, you will be treated to the best service and food in the area. I don't think you can go wrong with anything on their menu, everything is always delicious and presented beautifully. I highly recommend The Cellar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic evening
    celebration
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    What could have been a romantic evening, was spoiled by our lamb shanks arriving at the table, just barely warm, so we had to send them back and wait quite a while for them to be re-heated. Although a small token was granted against the check, the evening had been spoiled completely.l
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little too loud
    TheKitchenGuy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We dined at The Cellar last Saturday night while in Daytona for the weekend. The food was fantastic and the dining room in the "cellar" was unique. Our server was capable but certainly wasn't the most outgoing or conversational. We noticed other servers really connecting with their parties. But the worst aspect of the evening was the noise level, it was almost unbearable. The two of us were sat next to a table of six and a table of four. And with the low ceiling of the dining room the noise level got to be too much. Let's just say I learned more about a woman from New Jersey than I cared too! But don't let this stop you from enjoying a meal here......I would just suggest a weeknight rather than a busy weekend night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!!!
    greatrestaurant29
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From the greeting to the service and the fantastic food, this restaurant was fabulous and we look forward to returning whenever we are in Daytona. Don't miss this one. Loved the Décor and the staff was very professional and helpful. Would highly recommend this to all my friends who want great food and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Daytona Beach area
    RickG
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have dined here at least 10 times in the last 4 or 5 years and the quality of the food, service and ambiance remains excellent. A nice menu includes many seafood dishes and the filet mignon was cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable evening
    jcsweet
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have been here for dinner a few times and have never been disappointed. This was the first time using online reservations and it worked great. I did request a small birthday cake or something similar to help celebrate my friend's birthday but did not even get a response as whether it could or could not happen....it did not happen. Slightly disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but .....
    MarkosIsAwesome
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was a pretentious environment with overpriced offerings and snooty service- yes Joseph we are talking about you. But..... The food was great .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprising (in a not good way)
    MC143VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had our hopes up, especially since The Cellar is one of the top 100 most romantic restaurants per OpenTable. On the plus side, the food was quite good...the lobster appetizer was perhaps the best appetizer we've had. The lamb shanks were incredible and succulent. And the molten chocolate cake with hazelnut was fantastic. On the downside, the ambience was subpar at best. It started poorly with the young man who greeted us; he looked like he had just graduated from school and was not yet sure how to tie his tie. And then the dining experience itself was ruined by being in the small dining room with an obnoxious Italian couple who made us feel very uncomfortable. The restaurant is good, don't get me wrong...but not worth repeating!
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  • Osprey20
    Osprey20
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Several dining rooms gave each an intimate feel. Outstanding service and extensive wine list. Staff was courteous and attentive. My wife had red snapper and I had branzino. Outstanding. Was well worth the 45 minute drive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 289 reviews are from the The Cellar Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Dining at it's best
    kebertrn
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Saw this restaurant advertised on the internet. Was able to review the menu in advance and also to see the layout of the dining room and bar area. Was an easy choice as a location to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were not disappointed. Everything about this restaurant is exactly as shown on the internet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Very good restaurant! One of the best italian restaurants I've ever been to. Live in Orlando and came to have dinner with our daughter who is going to school in Daytona Beach. Will need to make the trip back to Daytona just to eat here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 4pops
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This place is a 10. A gem that is hidden from all the noisy of the area. Food was outstanding and service was wonderful. Will return next time in Daytona.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Daytona
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was our second visit. We bragged about the Cellar to our dining partners, and we had a marvelous evening. The Amarone wine paired perfectly with our meal and the service was excellent. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.