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About 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"

220 Magnolia Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
US 1 (RIDGEWOOD AVE)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(386) 258-0011

Website:
http://www.thecellarrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Public lot on East side of building and extensive street parking as well.

Executive Chef:
Sam Moggio

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

Additional:
Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

The Cellar Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for a Date (14)
Romantic (14)
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Notable Wine List (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Cozy (10)
Authentic (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Business Meals (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Casual (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely amazing tremendous incredible extraordinary

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

All was very good. Portions are a bit smaller than I remember. Other than the bread pudding the food was delicious.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and service was good but for the price I expect great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our second visit to this gem. Everything done just right. Food was excellent and the wine menu first class.
Certainly one of the best restaurants in the area.
Will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

The atmosphere was quiet and romantic. Everything was exceptionally clean. They have a huge wine list. The pasta was made fresh and was delicious. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good, overpriced and rushed to leave! Will not return. Not a friendly greeting entering and leaving!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The Cellar never disappoints. We dined there many times over the years and I recommend it to my customers when they are looking for fine dining. I own a personal transportation business and many of my clients are looking for fine wine, good food and impeccable service. Those who go always thank me for the recommendation.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Our favourite restaurant in the Daytona Beach area. Great food, great ambiance and great service. Please be advised that alcohol choices are limited to beer and wine.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 3, 2017

EXCELENT FOOD,BUT EVEN MORE IMPORTANT, HAVE BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES AND THE FOOD AND SERVICE ARE CONSISTENT----EVERY DISH SO FAR HAS BEEN EXCEPTIONAL, WITH NO BUMMER ON THE MENU--GREAT DESSERTS, ALSO

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 29, 2017

One of my favorite Italian restaurants of all time. Food, service, and ambiance are second to none. And in Daytona Beach, no less. Who'd a thunk!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best restaurant in town. Always good food and great service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I have traveled quite a bit and I wash shocked to find an Italian restaurant of this calibre in Daytona Beach. Food, ambiance and service first class.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Servicio excelente. They speak in English y español!

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Hidden gem, food has been reliably good and service is formal yet friendly.

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food4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of the few fine dining options left in Faytona Beach. Outstanding!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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food5
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was good food and atmosphere, I'm just not sure if the price was worth it. Very pricy for what we ordered. Over all it was a good meal. I'd take my wife back there again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Birthday dinner was everything we wanted it to be. We will definitely return, especially when we want an excellent intimate dinner. All aspects of the mean were first rate! Thank you

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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food4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This is our special restaurant for special occasions. Exquisite service, incredible food and great selection.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very good experience, in and out as we had other plans and on a time schedule.

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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Ambiance and atmosphere was incredible. Lots of history. Food was okay. I had Filet Mignon and wife had leg of lamb. She really enjoyed hers, mine was so-so. Slightly expensive for portion sizes. Glad we tried The Cellar now onto other new establishments.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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food3
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 26, 2017

30th wedding anniversary. The food and service were 1st class!

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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The ambiance is cozy with a refined informality. Each dish was delicious with special tasty elements. I really enjoyed the salad with apricots and pumpkin seeds and then we split a half portion of the seafood ravioli as a second course. The veal Veneto was very tasty and the potato side dish was excellent. Our server was spectacular --very friendly and informative about each dish, and responsive to any request. Overall, a great meal and experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Pro- Good menu and food quality. Service professional and polite. Quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Huge/expensive wine list.

Con's- No bar/liquor or place to wait if you are early for a reservation. Food is very good but somewhat overpriced for the area.

Overall- Good place for a special occasion. Food/service won't disappoint. Expensive.

Tags: Romantic
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

As always, an exceptional dinning experience....veal, duck, pasta and fish special were wonderful, as well as the desert and service...we will always dine here when we are in the area.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 10, 2017

This is a very unique venue and the service, food, and ambiance rivals any high end restaurant that you would find in a much bigger city such as Chicago. The staff is welcoming and the Chef does an outstanding job!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Lina, Sergio and the Staff are so kind and inviting to their restaurant. The food is exquisite every time we dine here and the specials of the evening are very creative and delicious. This is a favorite "special occasion" venue for us and is the epitome of fine dining.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Wait staff and service were excellent. Wine list very extensive. The food quality disappointed us. Appetizers were only fair at best. My entre, shrimp with snapper, was pretty good although the shrimp were a bit over done. My wife thought she was taking a risk, but ordered the boneless stuffed rabbit (a special) anyway. Big mistake. I rated my dish 4 of 5. She gave the rabbit a 2. The dessert, billed as a fresh peach tart with fresh berries was a slice of pie topped with thin peach slices under a glaze and topped with three berries. We rated it a 2. The wine, a Super Tuscan was very nice.
Halfway through our dinner the quiet table of four beside us morphed into a very loud six top, passing their cell phone cameras around and playing "can you top this" with their travels. The room is small, the ceiling is low, so the acoustics require that adjacent diners be considerate.
I doubt that we will return.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

What a unique atmosphere, the home of President Horace Harding and a historic landmark as well. The staff was very friendly, yet allowed us to enjoy our meal in private. We were the only patrons in the upstairs dining room as we chose an early reservation. So it was like a private dining room so fitting for the occasion - our 49th Anniversary.
The food was fabulous. I had the veal porcini and my husband had the lamb shank.
It was our first time at The Cellar and we could not have chosen a more wonderful restaurant to celebrate.
Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

We were seated downstairs in the cozy wine cellar where there are only about 7-8 tables. The ambiance was very nice with Tiffany panels, tablecloths and of course, racks of wine bottles. We sat for awhile before being served water and bread but the bread was wonderful. We shared first an appetizer of Portebella mushroom caps with Gorgonzola and a delicious sauce. Next we shared an insalata Del sol which was also delicious and very fresh. My husband had perciatelli carbonara which was presented beautifully. The pasta was tender and tasty and the sauce was creamy although my husband would've preferred a little less prosciutto. I had the veal scalloppine with artichokes and a lemon butter sauce. The veal was tender and tasty and my husband would order that the next time we go. I would opt to try something else. The fresh vegetables were fresh and done perfectly but my favorite was the potato gratinee which was scrumptious. We topped off our meal with the chocolate mousse which was heavenly.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Cement walls and low ceiling create a loud room. Service was online with a national chain restaurant. Food was good but not exceptional. Other guests left questions as to what the target market is for the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 20, 2017

A meal at The Cellar is always a special treat. The food is always fantastic and never disappoints. We are always made to feel like special guests.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Daytona Beach area.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The Moggio's have it down; tonight was my Birthday and as we finished an amazing dinner,all of a sudden there was an awesome Fireworks display right out the window, which was the cherry on top of our stupendous meal!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 2, 2017

This is a true gem. The menu offers a wide range of items and this last time dining four of us all tried something new. We enjoyed 4 appetizers then shared a pasta carbonara. The pasta was cooked perfectly and dish was truly delicious with a touch of cream and bacon. For entrees we had the Osso buco , salmon and two veal dishes (one with mushrooms and cream the other with artichokes and sundries tomatoes.) All the enteees were accompanied with perfectly cooked fresh veggies and a potato au gratin. The veal was tender, the osso buco braised to fall off the bone quality and the salmon super fresh. All seasoned wonderfully. We left very satisfied and cannot wait to return.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Outstanding!!!!!!

Very nice, wonderful staff and phenomenal food!!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I'd give it 4.5 stars. Good atmosphere and good menu size with lots of variety. Lots of wine options. Food is above average.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 17, 2017

My wife and I went here for our anniversary. It's a very cozy place with outstanding food and service. The only complaint we had was it was so loud it was difficult to have a conversation. Great place for a special occasion but a little expensive to go very often. We would go again for some other special dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food is outstanding. All of the pastas are house made. Service is perfect.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We have dined here on several occasions. We were looking forward to taking our son. He is from Charleston. The evening started out ok. Our appetizers came, he had the crab cake ... it was outstanding, our salads were just alright (nothing you couldn't do at home)
My gnocchi bologneese dish was tasty but the gnocchi were too tough or thick( did not eat all) My son ordered the fish that was featured that evening(small portion) it was oily and he couldn't even pierce any of the vegetables with his fork...he left most of his meal on the plate...Underwhelming!
The waitress never checked on us or asked how things were. When we said something about our son's dish we were told "that's how chef cooks the dish"this was per Lena,chef's wife who works front of house. Our son has cooked for a lot of famous people while in Charleston. So glad he didn't have the arrogant attitude that these people seem to have when a dish doesn't live up to a customers expectations

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