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Little Italy - Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, FL

Little Italy - Daytona Beach

4.5
4.5
149 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 2 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 149 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Daytona Beach

    Best Overall

  • Daytona Beach

    Fit for Foodies

  • Daytona Beach

    Great for Lunch

  • Daytona Beach

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Daytona Beach

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. LB

    LeslieB

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Italian done right! Traditional and unique entrees. Great family restaurant!
  2. LB

    LaurieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was THE BEST food we have had for a long time. Excellent service, the appetizers main dishes, wine and desert were all scrumptious. Definitely worth coming!$$
  3. PM

    PatM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at the Italian bistro. Everything about it was delightful! Our young waitress, Tiffany, made sure we were happy with fabulous sangria from the bar, a piping hot pizza and a delicious pear Gonzola salad! The owner came out and introduced self and all the staff there were friendly and delightful. It was a great time!
  4. JS

    JoSax

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food! It was quiet at lunch on a holiday, which was perfect for our group.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time there, met a couple of friends there. It was a lovely evening and we’ll definitely be back. I like that it wasn’t very loud in there and that you can have a conversation and not have to yell across the table. The staff and service was spot on!
  6. D

    Daniel

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Food was good, but not great. Crab cakes were deep fried but decent flavor. I had the chicken Parmesan and it was just ok... I would go back but it would not be my first choice. It was ok, the bast part was the people were very nice..
  7. TE

    TerranceE

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The veal and carbonara were excellent. The service was very good, but a little slow to start.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Anniversary
  9. ST

    StaciT

    Seattle

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous and we loved that they had live music!! Totally fun dinner!
  10. KU

    KristinU

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service! A hidden gem in Daytona Beach!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Great service with a great bar. Small dining room that got quite loud making it difficult to hold a conversation. Some of the worst Italian food we’ve had. Both the Picatta sauce and Marsala looked and tasted similar and lacked flavor. The red sauce tasted like stewed tomatoes and lacked seasoning. The value for the price paid was not worth it. We won’t be back.
  12. S

    Smkealey

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Desserts were awesome!! Felt like authentic Italian food. NOT a commercial Italian restaurant. Small space so make a reservation
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great from service to food to wine. We were celebrating a. Birthday for my mother. They brought out a dessert and sang to her. Very special. The owner came by our table to check on us as well. First time there. Highly recommend! We loved it!
  14. HP

    HeatherP

    Orlando

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Been here a few times. The apps were great. We had Burrata, calamari and bruschetta. Small portions but all delicious. The entries were ok. I had a cheese pizza with added spinach. The spinach seemed like an after thought and placed on pizza after cooking. Two other people with us had the special which had langostino lobster and ahi tuna. Neither were too thrilled with this item. Now the desserts were excellent, we had tiramisu and it was amazing. Love this location and like the apps will probably be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The chicken parm plate should come with pasta for the top price that they charge!! They took too long to attend to us once we got seated!!
  16. l

    lisal

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Celebrated family birthdays
  17. DC

    DarrelC

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Although a somewhat limited selection, the food was delivered fast and was delicious.
  18. l

    laqafin

    Jacksonville

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Third time eating there, one lunch and two dinners. I loved the first 2 times and for dinner last night brought friends to join us. Ordered the crab cake appetizer which was a special on previous visit and when I asked they said they could make it for me. Not the same. Plate was not garnished and was topped with 1 shrimp instead of 2. Tried my friends veal Marsala and the mushrooms overtook the flavor of the entire dish. Not good at all. On the other hand my husband had the chicken pesto pizza and it was amazing. I will go back but might stick with pizza
  19. L

    Laurastuckindab

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food and service were great but it was uncomfortably warm (maybe because we were in a window seat) and the noise level made it difficult to have a conversation. I hope they add some noise softening elements and amp up the a/c.
  20. LW

    LizW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A very nice intimate setting..our server was very pleasant and knowledgeable..the food was very good I would definitely recommend it for a nice evening out.
  21. DK

    DKAPD

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best. Had eggplant appetizer and burrito cheese one too. Both great. Diner was margarita pizzas, so fresh; delicious. Dessert was lemoncella cake and bread pudding again both delicious. Don’t forget the cappuccinos either They now how to make them too. We will go back before the week is over. Oh make a reservation restaurant is small and locals love it too
  22. S

    Sandy

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    50th anniversary. Sat outside. 7/16
  23. SP

    SandraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased with our meals. Everything was very flavorful and also appealing to the eye!!. The waitress was very attentive and was very good about explaining everything we asked about, she was very nice. I will recommend this place.
  24. M

    Mary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    This restaurant needs a major overall. Windowsill next to where we sat was dirty. Made reservations because they advertised tableside cheese wheel dining choice which didn't happen. They still charged the high price for dish without even making it close to our table. The chef who was atleast a table away never even acknowledged us or spoke to us. From what we observed, from a great distance away, they in no way utilized the cheese wheel affect. We have dined at a restaurant in the Tampa area that offers this type of dining and this restaurant in Daytona Beach failed in it's representation of same. The hostess station is literally a barrel that overlooked our table where she stood right next to our table and was very uncomfortably close. Someone apparently got drunk at the bar and they escorted him out while we were dining and the drunk guy stood across the street in view of the window where we dined. Waitstaff proceeded to go out several times and appeared to antagonize the guy that just escalated the situation. We paid a very high $ for literally a sh*t show!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They had vegan options that were delicious! Bruschetta without cheese, and a couple of pasta dishes. The red wines are fabulous. I have gone with the servers’ recommendation on wine the last 2 visits and have not been disappointed!
  26. JH

    JohnH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Okay, this was our first visit to Little Italy’s Ristorante in Daytona Beach, on a recommendation from a friend who knows and appreciates fine Italian dining. We were not disappointed in any way. The specials were mouth-watering swordfish & fresh whole Maine lobster dishes. Off the menu there were great classic Italian specialty dishes including Grandmother’s ragu and fish pasta meals. The burrata caprice was great, and we were fortunate the soup of the day was a very nice tomato bisque. We will be regulars for weekend dinners. What a great find!
  27. HP

    HeatherP

    Orlando

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here a few times. Good food!! Nice locally owned restaurant.
  28. ED

    EvelynD

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This authentic Italian restaurant was just what we needed. We had been traveling for 3 weeks and were tired of seafood. The food was delicious. The owners and staff were delightful and the restaurant itself was completely Italian!! We loved it!!!
  29. DW

    DWG1

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was good. Server bumped a glass of wine on our table. She helped clean it up but other than a meager apology, I thought should could have offered something. No big deal, but that would have been nice. We probably wouldn't have taken her up on that. (My son was saying "now I've lost some of my wine" mostly joking, but there is a point there.) At the end, I asked for a cup of coffee. It was totally room temperature. Not what I was expecting. But I drank half of it and didn't say anything because it didn't look like they charged me for it. Maybe that was for the spilt wine, but uninentional cold coffee doesn't help, it hurts. But the rest of the food and experience was good.
  30. o

    ormana

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Unfortunately we weren’t able to dine here because the pizza guy called off work. Our server was very pleasant and the whole staff was great. We’ll try again some other time.
  31. JY

    JaredY

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    They were out of pizza and didn’t tell us until after we ordered our appetizers. I think they were out of mozzarella, I’ve never been to an Italian restaurant that was out of pizza and it was early in the night. The pasta and other dishes were not good. Calamari was inedible.
  32. 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
  33. RF

    RichardF

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious, atmosphere was quite entertaining-
  34. 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!!
  35. l

    laqafin

    Jacksonville

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 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
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. J

    James

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

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

    NickB

    Orlando

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

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

    NickB

    Orlando

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 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.

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 149 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 2 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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