The Cellar Restaurant
The Cellar Restaurant

The Cellar Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecellarrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3862580011
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Cellar Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (35)romantic (30)notable wine list (27)fit for foodies (21)neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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 .
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I took my wife there her birthday , Joseph our waiter was great , Food was awesome, We will tell our friends also about The Cellar . The owner was very nice . Thank You Wayne & Joan Airport Express Of St. Augustine
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner
    goober190
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband had found the cellar and was going to surprise me with a romantic dinner. I can't believe we have never noticed it before since we are in that area of Daytona all the time. Dinner was wonderful, the food was great, the wine was perfect. And the dessert was to die for. I loved the look and the feel of the restaurant. The stained glass windows on the wall to the rows of wine bottles. But the best is I loved the purse hook they bring to the table. We do plan on a return trip very soon
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad but not great
    Adamp3p4VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Service a bit scetchy, wine was good, food was nice but nothing special, not as good as i was made to believe.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Daytona
    Luis
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Concistency can be boring but not at The Cellar - it gets better with age.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Daytona
    duc450
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The Cellar is hands down the best there is in the Daytona area. Service is superb, atmosphere is pleasant and cozy and the food is always fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Pearl by the Sea
    onna1VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This was our fourth visit and each one was "the best". We travel a lot and visit Italian restaurants all over, this very one stands out as one of the best. The menu is unique while at the same time one can find the Cellar's version of one's favorites. We took our grandsons and they found their favorites within the menu and were pleased with their choices. Especially the desserts! Fine dining in this area is very hard to find, and the Cellar is really the only one I would take friends from out of town to for a special dinner. Yes, dinners dress nicely here. Located on the mainland in a neighborhood, in a Registered Historic Building. Very tasteful decor, comfortable, and lovely presentation. Staff are so professional, not stuffy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The wait staff was not trained for gourmet dining. They were just a bit better than an Olive Garden staff. Also they hung out in a areas in full view cleaning glasses, etc., when waiting for food. They were pleasant and competent but not what one would expect when being served gourmet type food. The food was excellent, the ambiance would have been better except for lots of conversation - so much so you couldn't hear the music. We asked the waiter why there was so music - he said there was and had it turned up some. Then the ambiance was better but the restuarant would not be one I would choose for a romantic evening but would choose for outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 278 reviews are from the The Cellar Restaurant reviews archive.
  • What a pleasure, start to finish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The only regret we had during this dining event is it took (14) years by passing this location and because we received a gift card from one Linda's Dr. Employers we were able to experience a truly fine dining in the Daytona Beach area. I have told everyone about this place The Cellar Restaurant. We are going to make this A monthly event. From the moment of our arrival with the hostess, a professional waiter, great Appetizers, unbeatable main menu with all homemade pasta's to the homemade desserts. If you don't treat yourself, love ones, family and special guests YOU ARE MISSING OUT. Just do it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • golferpro
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    lovely restaruant...quite intermate dinning experience....
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant
    southernbelle
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    What a treasure The Cellar is. While visiting Daytona we wanted a nice restaurant off the beach. Great reviews on other online services led us to The Cellar. Small authentic Italian venue. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Owner suggested wine based on what we liked to drink. It was excellent. Food was delicious. Highly recommend reservations. Would have returned a second night if we could. Too many choices for one night- wanted to try it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining in central Florida
    MmmmmmVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    After working and dining in NYC and vacationing in Florida for over 30 years. I have finally found an Italian restaurant in Florida that I am looking forward to returning to. Every aspect of the meal was perfect from the host to the desert. A true gem hidden in Daytona that I will certainly be revisiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for an excuse to go again
    jelx2
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    It is listed as "Fine Dining", and it is fine dining. The atmosphere is intimate and comfortable without pretentiousness. The food was perfect. The staff is attentive without being clingy and was never MIA. I had the meat special, Elk chop with a porcini cream sauce. My wife had the Snapper Gamberi. Both were perfect, (it's worth repeating, perfect). We split the Tiramisu. Save room for the Tiramisu, it's that good. This was our 28th anniversary get away & dinner and we didn't ask the restaurant to do anything special but it was special just the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night at the Cellar
    pickyeater
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Excellent upscale restaurant. Great food choices for all types of appetites. Recipes that you would not make at home. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Franco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Esperienza di cibo divino!.......................................................
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthy of Five Stars
    Stuff722
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I am so glad we did not miss an opportunity to experience The Cellar. Although we live 30+ miles from Daytona Beach, it was absolutely worth the drive. And, I have no doubt we will return in the near future. The owner hostess (wife) is very hands on & makes sure diners have an unforgettable total dining experience. The owner chef (husband) must be a culinary genius; flavors & sauces are delectable. It is also worth mentioning the restaurant is in a historical landmark once owned by the president William Harding family.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ormond Beach Weekend
    FoodSnob
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My sister and I researched this restaurant; we wanted something extra nice for Saturday night before Easter. Charming atmosphere, everyone's food was very good, but I have to write that the pappardelle pasta was slightly thicker than the pasta to which I'm accustomed. As pasta is supposed to be a house specialty, it was a disappointment, the sauce was fairly bland & the sausage was slivered so thinly that you couldn't truly taste any flavor. I also had the Caprese salad, but the mozzarella did not taste fresh to me. No real complaints though, as everyone else was very happy with their choices: Filet Mignon, Fish Special, Rack of Lamb...the staff is rather stiff, well- trained, we prefer a little fun, all in all it was a lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great find in an old historic house. We sat in the upstairs dining room, so I can't comment on the downstairs dining room. Upstairs was nicely decorated. Flowers with lots of color outside were clearly visible from our table. Food was outstanding. A little pricey but so worth it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ohio Visitor
    FunInTheSun
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Once again, we were very pleased. Service was wonderful, food was delicious, ambiance was great. Our waiter catered to us and we talked about our positive experience with the owner. We will return to this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.