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The Cellar Restaurant
220 Magnolia Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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The Cellar Restaurant Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
US 1 (RIDGEWOOD AVE)
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"
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
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My wife and I have had the
occasion to visit the Cellar about 6 times in the last 3 years and each time we had a very pleasant experience. The food is always top quality, the service excellent and the host very accommodating. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Daytona area that is looking for a quality meal and fine dining."
Dined on 2/12/2014
This was our first visit and the
entire experience was lovely. The service was wonderful. The stuffed avocado appetizer was our favorite. We also enjoyed the stuffed pepper and the caprice salad. For the main course we had the meat ravioli which was great with fresh tomato flavor. We also ordered the basil pappardelle, and the rabbit ragu. Of the three the ravioli was our favorite. All the pasta was tender and we could tell it was homemade. No desert for us as we had cake waiting at home. We will defiantly return."
Dined on 2/8/2014
This restaurant is most appealing
for many reasons.The owner is always present and greeting guests when they arrive, stopping by the table while they are there and thanking them upon their departure. She is very knowledgeable about the dishes served and how they are prepared in addition to the wines that are at The Cellar. The food is deliciously prepared and their menu is exceptional. Our server was very conscientious of our needs and that is one aspect of this restaurant that never changes. We took out-of-town friends who had heard about The Cellar from other sources and they were very pleased by their meal choices and vowed to come back again. This is our "go-to" restaurant for all special occasions and for bringing guest."
Dined on 2/6/2014
15th Anniversary and wife's
Birthday, and couldn't have found a better place to celebrate them at. Food was great, atmosphere was great and the wait staff were outstanding! Will definitely go back again."
Dined on 2/5/2014
This was the first visit for me
and my husband. Joining us were friends who appreciate good food as much as we do. Between all of us, we ordered items from salads, appetizers, pastas, main entrees, desserts and coffees. Everything was really good and obviously homemade and freshly made. The only slight negative is the vegetables that came with the snapper with lobster sauce were pretty but the french beans were very tough and the hunks of potatoes didn't seem to fit the entree. I'm one of those folks who consider the vegetables on the plate should be as thought out and as delicious as the entree. I still can say it's the best meal I've had anywhere in the Daytona area. We will certainly make it our restaurant of choice from now on."
Dined on 2/2/2014
Just a wonderful dining overall
experience. The food and the service were outstanding."
Dined on 2/4/2014
Foodie heaven !! Fabulous
experience from the moment we walked in. Service was outstanding, food exceptional and the ambiance was pleasant for dining."
Dined on 2/1/2014
A must try at the Cellar is the
Merchant of Venice (a house specialty drink). I enjoyed the duck and pheasant while my dining companions opted for the venison. A marvelous dining experience featuring an expansive wine list."
Dined on 1/28/2014
We are always pleased with the
personal service and the outstanding cuisine"
Dined on 1/29/2014
We love this place! The food is
wonderful, but the service puts them over the top. It is small and quiet, so don't expect to get in without a reservation. It is truly the best restaurant in Daytona!"
Dined on 1/26/2014
Excellent -- a must stop if you
are in Daytona Beach."
Dined on 1/21/2014
The best restaurant I know of.
It's more pricy than others, we paid about $250 tip included for a party of three, with appertizers and dinner, and a couple glasses of wine each. But it is totally worth it, you won't find better service and food than what you get at the Cellar."
Dined on 12/27/2013
My wife and I were celebrating our
23 Wedding Anniversery in Daytona. The Cellar was an excellent choice. We were give a very private table but the wait staff was very attentive. The food was outstanding and timed perfectly. We did not have to wait or feel rushed. Even had an anniversary candle on desert!"
Dined on 12/22/2013
A very intimate setting for an
early dinner. Mostly an older crowd, with nice wine selections (even 1/2 bottles). The owner is very attentive and clearly in charge. My veal dish was a bit bland and dry, but our polenta appetizer was outstanding! We were happy to see Conundrum offered in 1/2 bottles, since I wanted red wine. Our waiter was excellent and I notice that the staff has been there for some time (which is a good thing). My wife and I will definitely go back."
Dined on 12/21/2013
Expensive, sure, but the quality
of the food is well worth every penny so open up your wallet and treat yourself to a great dinner."
Dined on 12/6/2013
My husband and I recently dined
with another couple at The Cellar. We had been there before and were proud to share our "find". It was a perfect night. We are foodies who will travel far and will spend an unlimited amount for an amazing meal. The Cellar rivals the best the country and Europe. It's special. Not to be missed by those with a discernible palate."
Dined on 11/26/2013
The food was outstanding. ! Hats
off to the chef ! The restaurant is beautiful too. ! Can't say enough good things about the whole experience. !!!"
Dined on 11/26/2013
I love the ambiance, the food, and
the service provided by our waiter. The wine we chose was a little pricey but very good."
Dined on 11/16/2013
This was quite possibly the best
dinner I've had. We went to Daytona Beach for my birthday and I couldn't be happier with my choice. The Cellar is a lot more upscale than my normal dining, but I wasn't made to feel out of place. The staff was absolutely very polite and a beautiful restaurant. You can tell these are people with a passion for food."
Dined on 11/15/2013
I am new to the area and found the
Cellar on the internet from all the great reviews. I'm sorry... I don't get why all the highly positive ratings. The wine list was pretty extensive but everything else in my opinion except for the server was subpar for a "nice" restaurant. It literally is in a basement/cellar and the tables are so close you can hear conversations one would rather not. The food was okay and little pricey yet the atmosphere was not what I expected. Would I go there again? Maybe, however I'm definitely going to explore other places first."
Dined on 11/8/2013
Every aspect of the food at this
place is outstanding. This was my first time here and the service was top notch. I had a 3 course meal and each dish was prepared perfectly and was unique. The atmosphere was also great and still had the old time feel that it should maintain as it is a historic site."
Dined on 11/6/2013
Great food, superior service, and
an experience we will take advantage of many times in the future. This note for Open Table: our reservations were made as a birthday dinner but the birthday did not get passed to the Cellar. I was a bit disappointed when a birthday cake for one was delivered to a near-by table."
Dined on 10/30/2013
The food was excellent, however
service was entirely too slow. The history of the restaurant added to anyone celebrating a special occasion there. Didn't feel any special "warmth" from the co-owner/hostess!"
Dined on 9/30/2013
The Cellar is a very nice place
for adults to go and have a great meal. My and husband and I generally celebrate our anniversary and birthdays here. The wine, salads, entrees, and desserts are always so good!! I have to give the owners a big thumbs up on the dress code rules. It's refreshing to go out to eat where patrons are proud of the way they look."
Dined on 9/22/2013
Exceptional food, quiet and
refined atmosphere, extensive wine list, and attentive (perhaps even overly attentive) wait staff. What gives this establishment a black eye is the printed, rather crass note the restaurant encloses with the checks when the meal is over: “To save waitstaff from transaction fees . . . Paying gratuity –In Cash – is greatly appreciated.” Credit cards, transaction fees and all, are contemporary facts of life that most of us have learned to live with by now. The restaurant’s meal and wine prices are already on the high side and presumably a more than adequate basis upon which to establish a tip that covers any transaction fee. At best, this practice is poor form and discourages patrons from returning."
Dined on 9/21/2013
I went for my birthday, and
thoroughly enjoyed my meal of Pheasant and Duck. Extremely well prepared and delicious. My boyfriend had the Roasted Rabbit over Fettucine and loved his meal as well. We will definitely be back for another special occasion meal!"
Dined on 9/16/2013
We've been to The Cellar about a
half dozen times over the past three years and each time the food quality and service are excellent. Very consistent and a pleasure even if one has to spend a little more. Much better than any chain restaurant in the area."
Dined on 8/23/2013
Wanting to have a nice dinner at a
non-chain restaurant, my husband and I went online to Trip Advisor, which we often do when wanting to see reliable reviews on restaurants and hotels. During my search I stumbled upon The Cellar Restaurant. All the reviews were outstanding so we decided to try it. We made our reservations easily through OpenTable.com. Our dinner was fabulous! The service was equally fabulous. This small quaint restaurant, that has maybe 20 tables, is located in a historic home that was once the vacation home of President Harding. The restaurant's decor was a little bit dated, but was easily overlooked because the food and service far exceeded being concerned with that. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!"
Dined on 8/11/2013
this restaurant was perfect. the
food is great the staff is professionnal the place is clean my husband and i loved it very much"
Dined on 7/18/2013
very romantic excellence service
an attention very personal. food very good."
Dined on 7/26/2013
Our first time to experience the
Cellar. It exceeded all our expectations. We will go again when in area. Jm"
Dined on 7/27/2013
Located in a historic home, Pres.
Harding's former house, and run by a husband and wife. Excellent small family run restaurant with great personal attention to details in an area which needs more establishments like this one."
Dined on 7/25/2013
absolutely unbelievable. This chef
should be in New York or Vegas standing next to Mario Batalli. Food,service is magnificent"
Dined on 7/13/2013
Everything from the appetizer to
the desert was excellent. The flavors blended together perfectly. We enjoyed our total dining experience."
Dined on 7/22/2013
We arrived on Saturday night and
where greeted by the very nice hostess. The owner met us and offered us a drink while our table was prepped. Our waiter was excellent . The chef offered a smoked duck appetizer. It was wonderful . The meals were prepared fresh, rack of lamb which I had, and snapper and shrimp for my better half. Both dishes we have had before there but always excellent .i recommend the Cellar to all my friends that visit Daytona."
Dined on 7/14/2013
I had the rack of lamb with
marsala wine sauce and it was wonderful. The dining room was beautiful and service was great. Dining room was small and the people at the other table were loud and obnoxious. I would recommend to a friend."
Dined on 7/10/2013
Living in Dallas and traveling all
over the world, we've had a few world-class meals. However, The Cellar can compete with any celebrity-chef restaurant in the big cities. Our family gets to Daytona several times a year and we never let an opportunity pass to dine at this wonderful place. The food is always awesome, the service friendly, and the owners' wine knowledge perfect. It may be our favorite restaurant in the world!"
Dined on 7/8/2013
Our daughter was visiting from NYC
where there is never a loss for quality restaurants and we wanted to give her a local experience. No doubt she was impressed as to the quality of food and service. We only dine at the Cellar for special occasions but it is always wonderful. We always eat in the lower level which is very great."
Dined on 7/4/2013
Great place went to dinner there
for our 20th wedding anniversary. Food and service was excellent would absolutely recommend to anyone in the area."
Dined on 7/4/2013
We went for our anniversary and
were very impressed by this restaurant!"
Dined on 6/26/2013
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