The Cellar Restaurant

4.9
829 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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"
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K
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went to The Cellar for our 1st Anniversary. The service was excellent and the food was delicious, even though my husband's duck was a little overcooked. It was an intimate atmosphere until a group of three people were sat next to us. The female at the table was very loud the entire time they were tbere. Since we ate downstairs where it is relatively small, less than 10 tables, her voice was very intrusive. It actually killed the intimate atmosphere. But overall, it is a nice restraunt with quality food.

PP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best restaurant in Daytona Beach. Fresh, high quality food.

BP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The food was delicious. They have a nice wine list. Great place for a special occasion!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable place that we have been to several times. Sam and Lina have an absolute gem of a restaurant, with 5 star cuisine and an impeccable staff that see to every need. Bravo everytime!!

CK
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A bit on the expensive side, but it was my wife and my anniversary, so it was worth it. Food was excellent. Initial service was slow, but got better. Would definitely recommend for special occasions.

O
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was absolutely amazing, I would recommend it to everyone.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal. I doubt that the Queen of England has ever eaten finer! Lovely dining area in historic building. Lots of charm. Service was impeccable. A very enjoyable "experience." This was my second time dining here and will definitely be coming back.

LD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the second time I have dined here and it was as good as the first. The homemade pasta is incredible and the atmosphere is very private and romantic. Can’t wait to go back again when I am visiting Daytona.

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is so amazing that I felt compelled to post about this place-especially the pasta! If you are going to celebrate anything special this seems like the place to go in Daytona! Except you can’t be too loud and they seem really strict...like the entire order must be placed at one time and I wasn’t permitted to have the birthday cake my friend prepared for me present at the table and they also wouldn’t allow us to eat it in there. We were both from out of town so we had my cake in the parking lot. Maybe Funfetti cake isn’t classy enough? All in all though I would eat here again and leave my cake in the car.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about The Cellar was nothing short of amazing. The food was cooked to perfection, the service top notch, the pr big affordable and the overall experience was one that will bring us back for dinner every time we are in Daytona.

LS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Daytona Beach! Great food , Service, Wine.This restaurant really pays attention to every detail, of your dining experience, for a most pleasant evening.

B
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem away from the hustle of the Daytona strip! Amazing authentic Italian cuisine. Will definitely be back!

g
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner experience. Food spectacular.

FI
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were outstanding. We enjoyed all parts of the meal. The pasta was amazing. Save room for the Tiramisu! We will return.

S
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food served professionally and pleasantly in a beautiful setting. Hope to return often and work our way thru the menu.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary there last year and decided to do it again! It was a lovely evening and everything was superb!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The lamb chops Did not taste good....and the price was extremely high for just 3 of them.....everything else was wonderful.

H
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cellar NEVER disappoints. The courses are always beautifully presented and the various tastes are excellent. Daytona is lucky to have such a special place that stands apart from everyone else.

DS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we were very impressed. We'll be back again! Excellent food and wine selection. Great service!

JW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 20th anniversary and The Celler was a great choice. It was one of the most wonderful restaurant experiences that we have enjoyed since being in the Daytona area. We look forward to returning.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining in Daytona Shores area. Upscale so don’t go if you’re looking for traditional Italian.o Only serve wine and beer; Hence the Cellar.My husband ordered a beer and even with a chilled glass disappointed that it was warm. His pasta dish was excellent; asparagus, shrimp rigatoni in pink sauce-mine was red snapper shrimp w lobster sauce ;a nice scalloped potato side.I regretted not getting a pasta dish. I thought my shrimps would be bigger -I’m ok w small portions but wanted it to be more flavorful-Great service and def take pride in their spot.

GS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The parking lot entry point was not obvious. That is my only criticism. The hostess was accommodating to us being a half hour early, and made us feel welcome. The server was knowledgeable and endeavored to see to our every need. The food was divine. The chef knew what flavors went together and each dish was prepared with that in mind. Having lived in Europe for five years and eating at world class restaurants, it was clear to me this place, right in Daytona, matched up in every way! It was our wedding anniversary and we agreed to come back each year to celebrate. Enjoy!

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 6th time to eat at this restaurant. We try to eat there at least once a year when we are in Florida visiting my mom. It is consistently excellent and never fails to impress me.
This time we were there to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary. I really could not think of a better place to celebrate the occasion. Every course was superb; from the appetizer to the dessert and the service was excellent. Also, I appreciate the fact that I could choose quality Italian wine by the glass and not have to settle for inexpensive house wines. They not only have a very nice selection of wine by the glass, they also have an excellent wine selection by the bottle.
This is an upscale restaurant with old school charm that serves truly delicious, authentic Italian dishes done very creatively. It is owned by a husband and wife team who are hands on involved with such an eye for detail and who strive for excellence. It is located in part of an historical home formally owned by President Harding and this really adds to the charm and uniqueness of this restaurant.
I am Italian American, raised in New York where we have some of the finest Italian restaurants and I have eaten in many great restaurants during my travels to Italy and around the country. This restaurant is amongst the best and is truly a dining experience. For some it may seem pricey but I believe it is worth the price. It is not like other upscale restaurants that serve tiny portions that leave you hungry or family style Italian restaurants that serve giant portions that you can not finish. The portions are perfect. I always go home full, very satisfied and never regretting the money spent. If I am going to eat out, I do not mind spending a little more on great food. Do not let price be your deciding factor, give it a try, you will not regret the decision.
This restaurant is a perfect choice for any occasion and I believe that It is one of Daytona’s treasures. Thanks again for a wonderful experience!

RL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cellar just became one of my go to restaurants. The food was outstanding. The atmosphere was perfect. It made for a great date night.

d
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 couples went for my birthday. The pasta was great as was the ambience and service. It is a bit expensive so will probably be a special occasion place.

RB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most pleasant dining experiences ever. Truly memorable. Service was impeccable, food elegantly prepared and presented. Cant wait to go back.

DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very comfortable dining experience. I was impressed by the service and attention to our needs as we settled in at our table. The experience continued to grow positive as we shared a very tasteful appetizer plate with drinks. Then things went over the top when the dinner plates came with a truly memorable meal. Very well prepared entrees delivered in a manner to make the experience complete. Well done.

S
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal; lovely corner table , our waiter was attentive but not overbearing.
Thank you to Manager for asking rude not so young men at large family table to remove their baseball caps at dinner !! Really !? What part of fine dining was not clear ??!!!

EC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We were dissappointed with the food, but the service was great, thanks to Calle. We thought it was an upscale Italian Restaurant with dress code but there are people in shorts. We ordered dessert, pannacota was not the authentic Italian dessert and we ordered the special , icould tell it was it freshly baked as it was not moist and hard.
A lot of our friends recommended you but sorry it did not add up to my standard and taste bud.

MM
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really like this restaurant and it is almost a five star restaurant (for Daytona.) The food is great, service is good but the wine service is lacking. We weren’t planning on having a bottle wine so we decided to order the house wine by the glass. When I asked the server who was the vintner of the house Chianti and Pinot Gris the server replied it is red or white wine. Obviously she did not know. Our server went on to explain that Pinot Grigio and Gris are different white wines (Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris and Grauburgunder are made from the same variety of grape.)The restaurant only offers their house wine by the glass. The house wines we had, Pinot Gris and Chianti weren’t anything to get excited about. It would have been nice to have a selection of wines by the glass. I was also struck that the restaurant would charge around $50 for a bottle of Kings Estate or Acrobat AtoZ Pinot Gris. A bit expensive. Great food, good service, overall great dining experience but I think a better selection of wine by the glass is in order.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Wine and beers only! Great food! They have two dining areas. If planning on eating downstairs in the “cellar”, you must dress appropriately. No beach clothing!

BP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were top shelf! Already recommended them to others.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Always consistent a please to enjoy their company!

R
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience at the Cellar. Every dish was perfect. A genuine Italian eating experience. We are looking forward to the next time. The service was excellent.

z
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining surprise while visiting the Daytona Beach area. Quiet ambiance and attentive service complimented a wonderfully delicious meal. My husband and I each enjoyed a 1/2 portion of pasta for our first course followed by a snapper fish main course. The finale was a delicious Affogato and a Hazelnut gelato. We'd recommend this place for a romantic evening and definitely a special occasion.

KG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was amazing and everything was delicious

JG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally awesome... booked next reservation prior to leaving.
Lena is the best!

S
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. The food was amazing and the service was top-notch! Will be back again if we come back to the area.

RS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been at the Cellar many times over the years. Special occasion always. Never disappointed; very consistent with serve , food and ambiance. We drive from NSB. Thank you Chef & Lina.

RS
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time here in the last few years whole visiting Daytona, and it was just as awesome. Service was excellent, great ambiance and even better food. A must try if you visit Daytona beach

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