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The Cellar Restaurant
The Cellar Restaurant

The Cellar Restaurant Details

  • 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"
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "It was a pretentious environment with overpriced offerings and snooty service- yes Joseph we are talking about you. But..... The food was great ."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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"
    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"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service a bit scetchy, wine was good, food was nice but nothing special, not as good as i was made to believe."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Concistency can be boring but not at The Cellar - it gets better with age."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "lovely restaruant...quite intermate dinning experience...."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Excellent upscale restaurant. Great food choices for all types of appetites. Recipes that you would not make at home. Delicious!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Esperienza di cibo divino!......................................................."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We were given the name by a friend, we live in Tulsa, OK. This is the former home of President Harding, which I did not know until reading the menu. It may be primarily Italian, but they have many entrees suited for any taste. This is some of the best prepared food I've eaten in years. The delicate seasonings were extremely well prepared and not overdone. If I lived within a few hours of Daytona, I would visit this again and again. I will definitely dine there again. The staff was professional, and courteous. Our bread was replaced without me even knowing it. The sign of a talented waiter, for sure. Enjoy."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner, the service was great. Our waiter was knowledgable, unobtrusive and funny. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "If your looking for one of the BEST meals you might have this is the place. It has an excellent menu with a wine list to match. Just sit back and enjoy!!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I had read the reviews on this restaurant, prior to making reservation 2 months in advance. We ate here on Spring Break Tuesday 4/8/2014. We had our choice of eating in the cellar, or upstairs. We chose to sit upstairs, the cellar was packed and lots of conversation. We had only one other couple sitting in the enclosed patio. The upstairs in my opinion was more open and romantic! My girlfriend had a pasta dish which she enjoyed. I had the Filet, as a foodie all over the world, this by far was the best tasting, most tender filet I have wrapped my lips around. We had the owners special pomegranate champagne with a sugar rim,(It's a must try!) We also shared a bottle Vecchia Modena it too was delicious. 5 Stars! Loved It!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "A real treat. Italian at its freshest and freshest. From the appetizers to dessert, the food and service were first class. The downstairs dining area is a bit cramped, but very lovely. This place takes their business very seriously, and it shows. From pasta to lamb, you cannot go wrong. Desserts are sumptuous. Everything is fresh and made in house. It is not cheap, but still a good value. Our waiter, Christopher, was helpful and knowledgeable. A real pro. Minor quibbles: No full bar. This is a shame, but the wine list is excellent. The place does get a bit warm when crowded, but not hot. It is an old house after all. If you live near Daytona, it is worth the trip. Lucky for us we do."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary here. The food was great and the service was top notch....we will definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The Cellar is truly a neighborhood gem. I enjoyed the service, the food, and the ambience. I wish they were open during the day for lunch."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant for a celebratory dinner based on the reviews I had read. It certainly lived up to the ratings! The food was excellent, and the ambiance is wonderful. (Except for one rather loud and obnoxious diner next to us, which cannot be helped, and is certainly not the restaurant's fault.) Definitely going back if ever in the area again, and would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants a fantastic meal in a lovely setting."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My wife and I go to The Cellar for our birthdays and anniversary each year. It's a very nice adult restuarant. Quiet and relaxing. Always good service and food is always excellent."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Awesome meals every time. It is our favorite in Daytona and the owners are wonderful and gracious!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My husband and I visit this restaurant every time we are vacationing in Daytona. We have always had a good experience and the food is worth the price. Definitely would recommend"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Cut above the rest of the local establishments in all ways but price."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "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
  • "Beyond expectations--we were told by the bartender at the Hilton (I was there for a conference) that the Cellar was fabulous. He lied. It was outstanding. Extraordinary. We're experienced foodies and long-time Open Table members. Knocked our socks off. What a fab place like this is doing in Daytona Beach (more known for beer and hot dogs) boggles the mind. I may agree to do the conference against next year just so we can dine at The Cellar again. Yeah, it's that good."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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