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Little Italy - Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, FL

Little Italy - Daytona Beach

4.5
4.5
135 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 1 time 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 135 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Daytona Beach

    Best Overall

  • Daytona Beach

    Fit for Foodies

  • Daytona Beach

    Good for Groups

  • Daytona Beach

    Great for Lunch

  • Daytona Beach

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Daytona Beach

    Notable Wine List

  • Daytona Beach

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!!
  2. l

    lisal

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Celebrated family birthdays
  3. DC

    DarrelC

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Although a somewhat limited selection, the food was delivered fast and was delicious.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. S

    Sandy

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    50th anniversary. Sat outside. 7/16
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. HP

    HeatherP

    Orlando

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

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

    EvelynD

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 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!!!
  15. DW

    DWG1

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. RF

    RichardF

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious, atmosphere was quite entertaining-
  20. 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!!
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. J

    James

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

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

    NickB

    Orlando

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

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

    NickB

    Orlando

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 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.
  27. 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!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service
  30. 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 .
  31. 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 -
  32. 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.
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. SC

    SheCrab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place. Everything about it (especially the appassimento wine!).
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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 ♥️
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 135 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 1 time 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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