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Little Italy - Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, FL

Little Italy - Daytona Beach

4.5
4.5
118 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Genesis of Little Italy began in a different time and a different land during the era of Josie’s Restaurant in a Naples, Italy neighborhood. Gary and his siblings were little more than children, but already struggling with dishes and pans. More than a family, they were united by a common bond; not just by lineage but the same passion for the kitchen the customers and the dining experience.

What we have now created is a culinary experience that is both beautiful and inviting to new customers (and soon to be regulars) of Little Italy’s. You will find a real family – where values, like our food. The dream of this special project has finally materialized. Chef Gary, Luigi and Mario Recupido are proud to introduce you to Little Italy !

CHI MANGIA BENE, VIVE BENE!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bistro, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (386) 265-4778

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Daytona Beach

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Daytona Beach

    Best Overall

  • Daytona Beach

    Best Value

  • Daytona Beach

    Fit for Foodies

  • Daytona Beach

    Good for Groups

  • Daytona Beach

    Hot Spot

  • Daytona Beach

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Daytona Beach

    Notable Wine List

  • Daytona Beach

    Outdoor Dining

  • Daytona Beach

    Romantic

  • Daytona Beach

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. R

    Rain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a quick lunch. Paninis were huge! Fries were so fresh and crispy. Service always top notch
  2. RF

    RichardF

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious, atmosphere was quite entertaining-
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little Italy is our new favorite restaurant in Daytona! Not only is the food absolutely wonderful, but the staff, manager and owner make you feel like part of the family. It’s warm and inviting and literally everything I’ve had there has been delicious and authentic!! The wine list is great too as well as the cocktails! You cannot go wrong by visiting this little gem!!
  4. l

    laqafin

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My kind of dining experience. Small setting. Authentic welcoming decor. Felt like a restaurant that you could stumble into while touring Europe. Servers were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Food was good. Specials were excellent Will be back
  5. BB

    BobB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We have been twice since they opened, really good food. We are working our way through the menu but their Carbonaro is very authentic.
  6. JR

    JimR

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was very good. The service was beyond slow and you could tell there were communication issues. We were there 45 minutes before we ordered. It appeared there was more than enough wait staff. One server got into it with bartender loud enough for us to hear. Not sure numbers on kitchen staff but food was so slow to come out and pizza was last. We were there over two hours and were only able to get two drinks. The saving grace was the food was really good.
  7. J

    James

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food. Monica was Great! Will definitely go back soon.
  8. NB

    NickB

    Orlando

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yigit was very helpful and the food was delicious! 5 Stars
  9. NB

    NickB

    Orlando

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Monica was amazing! Outstanding service and delicious food... Honestly the lasagna was a little dry but overall still delicious.
  10. JB

    JancieB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Sat out on the patio and listened to live music- very nice evening! The food was delicious and we enjoyed ourselves(ladies night out)! I did however have sticker shock at the final bill as the wine we purchased 3 bottles was overpriced! I had bought a bottle of it the week prior for half the cost! I am a business owner but doubling you profit margin is a bit much! With that said it was great food!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional!!! We had a great time
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Good place if you are not in a hurry . Chef is from Naples - great pizza, other dishes were good. Fresh ingredients .
  14. MD

    MariaD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meals - I had the chicken stuffed ravioli special and my husband had a penne with ragu sauce -
  15. TH

    TravisH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Were a little skeptical after reading some of the reviews but everything was fine.
  16. AS

    AnneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food - seriously delicious; great decor and ambience - only exceededby the outstanding service. This is a gem!
  17. CK

    CherylK

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The calamari that we ordered was not cooked or if it was, it had the consistency of rubber bands and the marinara was tomato sauce (no flavor). Sent it back. Asked about the crab cake and the waiter could not answer the question, nor did he bother to find out- 2 strikes. I ordered veal saltimbocca and the veal was not fresh (tough) and it had so much ham on it that it distorted the taste. The sauce was nonexistent, canned mushrooms. My friend had the veal marsala- It was terrible, also. The lobster ravioli didn't have lobster, it was ground up whitefish with such a heavy sauce-ICK. The only decent dish was the Ragu Della Domenica, but the meat was not Filet tips (who would cook the best part of a cow for hours) it was a beef roast. When we asked for bread, we got 4 stale, cold, pieces. Total bill was $210.00, not worth $50.00- WE FOUR PEOPLE WILL NEVER BE BACK and we will tell all our friends. Olive garden would have been a better choice-A very disappointing anniversary dinner.
  18. SC

    SheCrab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place. Everything about it (especially the appassimento wine!).
  19. R

    Randi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The food was good. We ordered Italian staples and the only complaint was that they did not accommodate to switching sides out, and their Alfredo sauce is very thin. The staff was kind, the ambiance is a little weird. Can’t tell if it’s Italian or ocean themed.
  20. BL

    BeckyLeeP

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every red sauce is it's own recipe. Most restaurants, the same sauce is used in every dish. Not so at Little Italy. Hours are poured into each dish. Mom is literally in the kitchen cooking. The wine list is extraordinary and the staff is very knowledgeable about the wine list. Exceptional dining experience!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food. Pasta melted in my mouth. Service from the guys best in Daytona ♥️
  22. c

    carolynm

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved the live music. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Thanks for a fun night!
  23. SL

    SLMB

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The service at the bar was great as was our appetizer. However, once we were seated at a table for our dinner reservation we were completely ignored. After 25-30 minutes of not being acknowledged, we notified the staff that we were leaving. There was no attempt to rectify the situation and at that point we were pretty much not in the mood to stay for a meal. We were disappointed and don't plan to return.
  24. JC

    JoeC

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Third time going here. Everything was delicious. Monica delivered great service. One of our faves in Daytona area.
  25. RG

    RamonaG

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Less than impressed. Food was lukewarm. Bartender was cussing when heard a big party was coming in. Waiter waited until dishes were cleared to ask if we wanted another glass of wine after drink had been gone over 15 minutes. Many menu items not available. Would not recommend.
  26. l

    lisal

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food and service were great, but I would have preferred pasta with chicken parm vs veggies
  27. m

    matthewg

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate there last night Great food great service. Bread pudding was amazing along with the Tiramisu. Spaghetti sauce was great and the antipasti was great. Thanks for a great time.
  28. JC

    JCandLA

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Easter dinner. Service and food was outstanding!
  29. JC

    JamesC

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chose Little Italy for our family of five’s Easter dinner. My wife is Italian and she swears Little Italy serves the best, most authentic Italian cuisine she has ever had. Wonderful staff. Desserts made by grandma in the kitchen. We had the pleasure of meeting the father of one of the owners who told us his story of being born on the island of Capri and growing up in Torre del Greco between the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples. It was a truly special Easter for our family.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst service I ever experienced not exaggerating. Never got checked on one time so I never got to order my wine with my dinner, we never were bought any bread but I couldn’t tell the waitress she came back after dinner was over and my appetizer was missing. Once again had no one to ask about my missing appetizer the whole time. No water refills felt like I was in prison. Disappointed I even paid for the terrible penne.
  31. S

    Summer18

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We were somewhat disappointed. We had to ask for bread, then butter. The spaghetti and meatballs were good, but the sauce wasn't the best for me. The lasagna noodles were way past al dente, almost not cooked. Very little cheese in the lasagna an small portion for a man. We just expected more.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in Daytona Beach. This little gem is fabulous from the meal prepared from scratch to the attentive wait staff. I’ll be back next year guaranteed.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is awesome
  34. RM

    RichardM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with great food and service! Spaghetti carbonara and chicken fettuccini were excellent!
  35. RS

    RickS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great new find! 5 different dishes - all tasted great! I will be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and the service was wonderful, will most definitely be dining here again! If you’re in the area and looking for Italian give this place a try, you will not be disappointed!
  37. DI

    DaveI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, nice atmosphere. We’re locals, will be back.
  38. BW

    BarbraW

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We made a reservation and were seated right away. The portions were very small and the prices were high. Our meal took over an hour to arrive. No bread was offered even though other tables had bread. We asked for it and then it was finally brought to us. My salmon was raw in the middle. The experience did not match the high price tag.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside and had excellent service and the meal was off the charts!
  40. D

    Donnie

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Screwed up reservation, but made accommodations.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Little Italy - Daytona Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (386) 265-4778.

Little Italy - Daytona Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Little Italy - Daytona Beach

240 S Beach St Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4404

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Daytona Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bistro, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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