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The Cellar Restaurant, Daytona Beach, FL
The Cellar Restaurant, Daytona Beach, FL
The Cellar Restaurant, Daytona Beach, FL
The Cellar Restaurant, Daytona Beach, FL
The Cellar Restaurant, Daytona Beach, FL

The Cellar Restaurant

5.0
5
923 Reviews
$50 and over
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. OpenTable Top 100 in United States for "BEST SERVICE" and "MOST ROMANTIC" Our Covid-19 Safety Protocols are in still place with 50% capacity restrictions

Please note:
Dress Requirement
Business Casual: No Flip Flops, T-Shirts, Beachwear, Hats
Age Policy
Guests age 8 and above are invited to dine at this restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (386) 258-0011
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • 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
  • Neighborhood
    Daytona Beach
  • Cross street
    US 1 (RIDGEWOOD AVE)
  • Parking details
    Public lot on East side of building and extensive street parking as well.
  • Additional
    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 923 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Romantic

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Italian

  • Daytona Beach

    Best Overall

  • Daytona Beach

    Best Food

  • Daytona Beach

    Best Service

  • Daytona Beach

    Best Ambiance

  • Daytona Beach

    Best Value

  • Daytona Beach

    Innovative

  • Daytona Beach

    Neighborhood gem

  • Daytona Beach

    Great for fine wines

  • Daytona Beach

    Romantic

  • Daytona Beach

    Good for special occasions

923 Reviews
  1. Chris

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a small restaurant - about a dozen tables, so the service is very personal - attentive but not intrusive. The food was excellent. I had the snapper with artichoke hearts and a house salad. My husband had veal and a shrimp with pesto appetizer. We were both pleased with our selections. Portion sizes are appropriate. Be prepared to pay what the meal is worth.

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  2. JanetK

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicious & reasonable. I had rigatoni with bolognese sauce. The bread was amazing. My son in law said his cappuccino was the best he's ever had. Highly recommend The Cellar!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply one of the best meals I have ever had. Lina and Sam are outstanding professionals that have created something truly special. Anything on the menu is amazing. Wine list is unbelievable. Try it and I’m sure you’ll love it.

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  4. OTgigondas66

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Old school real Italian. Setting is beautiful in the basement of Warren G Harding's vacation home. Real china, old school all the way. Food was like being in a great ristorante in Bologna. Only complaint, no dates on the wine list. No Soave was ever meant to be drunk at 10 years old! Just be smarter than me and check the vintage before ordering. The wine list is deep and interesting.

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  5. cccc

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We enjoyed a date night with a bottle of wine, a couple of appetizers, the chef’s special, a pasta and a couple of desserts. Everything was delicious. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was quiet allowing personal conversations at your table. Definitely will return.

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  6. RandallT

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was looking for a romantic restaurant and found one at the Cellar.

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  7. michaelc

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We came previously after our wedding as well. Highly recommend!

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  8. WendyM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband went to the Cellar for a quiet date night. The food was incredible, and we loved the atmosphere. The server was attentive without being intrusive. We highly recommend the Cellar for a special evening.

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  9. Cheller

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around. Every bite of food was flavorful and complex. Would love to see more plant based options for some of the traditional Italian dishes you offer.

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  10. nancyc

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for the ACBL bridge tournament. We had dined here before and remembered how great it was. We ended up going two nights in a row. The first night I had the Caprese salad and the mushroom risotto. The caprese was a twist on the normal one. It was built into a tower and included artichokes. My dining companions had the carbonara. The second night I had the seafood special. One person got the Prosciutto for their appetizer. All in all both nights were superb. Fabulous food, great service and wonderful ambiance. It’s so nice to finally go to a beautiful restaurant where everything is perfect and you can talk and hear too! This is a “must go” place if you are visiting Daytona. The locals already know.

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  11. ThomasL

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Classiest place in the Daytona area. Highly recommend. Will return.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it very much. Thank you for making my friends comfortable

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  13. BVogs

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second year in a row The Cellar made our wedding anniversary celebration a special one. Just go.

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  14. Megan

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This used to be my favorite restaurant. This experience was not what I was hoping for. I regret taking my cousin. The service level has dropped significantly. The appetizers were not at all as delicious as I remember. They lacked flavor. The neighboring table was SO loud. The pasta dishes were average at best. I regret dropping $130 on dinner for two - I will likely not be back after being there three times.

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  15. LisaA

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, even my picky husband enjoyed his meal. The waitress was kind and great at her job. Food was excellent

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  16. ponz

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A cozy setting with wonderful wines and great tasting food.

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  17. EllenM

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was exceptional food and service, we will return on our next trip.

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  18. SusanA

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Only issue is that parking is tricky at best, as they have no designated lot. Took several attempts to find a spot on the street. Restaurant is wonderful for that special event you are celebrating.

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  19. AnitaC

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every minute was just as we had hoped. We were greeted at the door and always served with a smile and charm from that moment until we we left. It was a fantastic meal wrapped up in a fantastic experience. Most enjoyable! My husband and I had the veal. It was not too heavy, perfectly cooked and seasoned. There was another party in the same room but we didn’t notice them, which added to the ambiance. The Cellar is a great choice for any special occasion or a romantic dinner. This was our second visit and we’ll be back!

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  20. ChrisL

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fabulous. A definite gem in Daytona Beach.  From the wine selection, exceptional service, detailed menu and fabulous pastry chef, we have found our new special occasion, (and hopefully more often) restaurant. Loved every minute.

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  21. daniela

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    thank you very much............................... dan allen

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous place. We loved everything about it. The waitress was super attentive. The chef came out a few times and spoke with us regarding suggestions. Amazing food and wine. Beautiful place and we highly recommend for a nice quiet and intimate evening out with your spouse.

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  23. DavidM

    Orlando

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Lina and her staff offer a superb dining experience.

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  24. Neirboj

    Orlando

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, varied menu and nice wine list and food is first rate. A go to for us when we are in the Daytona area.

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  25. MadisonBonVivant

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cellar is our favorite special celebration restaurant. It is not a place for loud jocularity, but instead provides a dining experience where guests can enjoy a low key evening with delicious food and exceptional service. Their pastas are made there and some of our favorite entrees include the Osso Buco, veal with porcini mushrooms and any of their pasta dishes.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very high end requirements from the customer ( please come well dressed wear etc , booking deposit) but on their end - Snobbish treatment from the beginning to end. Extreme Slow & Poor service Main entry ( expensive) was a complete disaster - uncooked and practically raw ( despite instructions) Nobody asks or even tries to rectify the mistake In the end the hostess takes it off the bill as if doing some great favor. Total waste of time !

    1 person found this helpful

  27. JulieH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the roasted duck breast and the rabbit ragu, they were both wonderful! My boyfriend had Osso Bucco Lamb Shank and he said it was very good too!

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  28. RonaldR

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food selections available from the starters, entrées and desserts were excellent.

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  29. JuanV

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, wonderful food, great ambiance. Definitely the place to go in Daytona for fine dining.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place with great food but just not outstanding to get 5 stars. We’ve still been to better restaurants.

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  31. MikeR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great unique experience, a perfect place for a date night. They have a dress code, ask for you not to use your phone and in general to be respectful. We were treated like family and had a delicious meal in a beautiful setting. There is a great wine menu. We truly enjoyed it.

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  32. AndreaL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were excited to try the Cellar after hearing so many good things about how authentic the food is. The chef has been there over 20 years as well as his wife who was very friendly and helpful.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to The Cellar and it immediately jumped from not only being our favorite restaurant in Daytona, but one of our favorites anywhere. This is truly a dining experience that very few restaurants practice anymore. The attention to detail in every facet of the experience is exquisite. Do not come here on a diet and if you can afford it, plan to splurge a bit-it’ll be worth it! We ordered a bottle of 2013 Brunello which was wonderful. Beautifully presented and decanted. We started our meal with a sautéed calamari appetizer special that was served over polenta with cherry tomatoes and had a wonderful mint/herb undertone flavors-so fresh tasting! Then we each had 1/2 portions of pasta (they call it ‘primi’ on the menu for a reason), which were perfectly sized-I had the gnocchi bolognese and my husband had the crab w/basil pesto cream sauce-both amazing. For our entree’s I had the veal chop w/roasted shallots and Gorgonzola cream sauce. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. My husband had the ribeye special that was perfectly cooked and equally as delicious! You would think there would be no room for dessert but we wanted to try everything we possibly could so we ordered the chocolate torte and the streusel, both made in house by Carrie, the pastry chef. They were both absolutely delicious. Hazel was our waitress and didn’t miss a beat. She was meticulous in her attention to detail with us while being very pleasant and personable and helpful in her menu suggestions. The owner stopped by our table and we chatted several times. Some of the previous reviews I had read stated they did not feel welcomed-this could not be further from the truth for us. Everyone we talked to, the owner, the pastry chef and our waitress were absolutely delightful. The entire staff at The Cellar has high expectations of themselves and they are methodical in creating the best possible experience for their customers. We cannot wait to come back to this gem!

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  34. JohnK

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cellar is the place to go for a special occasion. While it is pricey, the quality of the food, the ambiance and the service make it all worth while. I like that reservations are required and that there is a dress code. That separates this fine dining restaurant from the others.

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  35. SusiG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was wonderful! There’s a dress code for men including closed toe shoes and collared shirt. The ambience was great as it was quiet and there were only 3 other tables there when we arrived. The wine selection was abundant and my husband had a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon. We ordered an appetizer which was good and received bread with oil. Our main meals were delicious ( I had gnocchi in bolognese sauce and he had the carbonara). Pasta and gnocchi were cooked to perfection. We shared a tiramisu for dessert which was also light and delicious. The service is excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant for its food, wine and ambiance!

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  36. DannyC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Classy, superb cuisine/presentation. Service was the best I 've experienced.

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  37. char

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wonderful atmosphere and service. The staff was waiting for us and seated and served us immediately

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  38. RonM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at the Cellar. Osso bucco was delicious as well as the lamb chops, veal and seafood. The desserts were also fabulous. We would definitely return.

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  39. GaryC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience in Daytona Beach! Elegant, menu very diverse, service and food are excellent.

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  40. Chab23

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The hostess was not inviting, and it felt as though we were not welcomed. I am not sure if this is because we had people of color in our group or if this is standard practice. The food was good. However, the price is not indicative of the quality of food.

    1 person found this helpful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Cellar Restaurant is rated 5 stars by 923 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 3 times today
Google Map for The Cellar Restaurant

220 Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Additional information

  • Cross street
    US 1 (RIDGEWOOD AVE)
  • Neighborhood
    Daytona Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public lot on East side of building and extensive street parking as well.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sam Moggio
  • Additional
    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (386) 258-0011
  • 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
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