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Don Vito's Italian Restaurant

137 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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Ranked #1 of 364 Restaurants in Daytona Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Family owned and operated, Don Vito's Italian Restaurant is a fantastic establishment that utilizes traditional recipes and comfortable surroundings to provide patrons with, "a meal you can't refuse". Using fifth generation recipes passed down from their grandmothers in the kitchen, the owners sons prepare authentic Italian dishes ranging from all of your favorites to some unique creations that you may not have experienced previously. All of this is served up in a comfortable dining room with black booths, red tablecloths and a number of pieces of Italian art and movie photos on the wall. Located in the quaint Beach Street area directly on International Speedway Blvd. and across the bridge from the beach, Don Vito's is a must-visit Italian restaurant in Daytona!
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89% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I give this a 3 instead of 1 because our first time last year I gave it a 5, and expect had we stayed until we were noticed and served (expecting that would have eventually happened) the food would have been as good as last year and the service, once started, would have been friendly. My wife arrived first while... More

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Melrose, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went recently for dinner and enjoyed both the food (fresh and real Italian) and socializing with the owners. Guess being from New Jersey helped! Will go back...

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I love this place. It's a real family Italian rest. We've been going there since they opened. THE PIZZA. You gotta get the pizza! My wife's from Jersey and I grew up in South Florida, where everybody is from NY or Jersey so we know a good pie! Service can be a little slow when it's crowded but it's worth... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We live in the area and use Trip Advisor to find new or different places to visit. We had driven past Don Vito's many times and didn't really "see" it until finding it on Trip Advisor. I grew up in Boston and worked in Queens for many years. While not an expert on Italian food, most of my friends are... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited Don Vito's to see why it was number 1 on tripadvisor. We left very impressed! The food and service were awesome! Our young children loved the pizza, my manicotti was great and my wife said her veggie calzone was awesome! I paid close attention to the other customers as they left and everyone seemed to be very satisfied.... More

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Homosassa, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I agree with JE (August 24) - if you think that this food was good you have not had good Italian food. We had pastas - the peppers with sausage was as close to Mexican as Italian and the carbonara was like a retail white sauce and was served over penne which does not work. I have long trusted Trip... More

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donvitos, Owner at Don Vito's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

My dearest and darling Lizzy – Despite my claim that I would not respond to your review I cannot resist - Your words make me Dizzy Ms. Lizzy. You claim anyone who considers our food good Italian has not had good Italian. Well a simple look at your other reviews indicate you haven't been happy with too much including another... More

Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place is OK and nothing more. Those who think it's "great" probably have never had good Italian food. As for my dining experience, I ordered wine with my meal and got what was more like half of a glass of wine. I would have walked out right then, but the people I was with would have been upset. The... More

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donvitos, Owner at Don Vito's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

My Dearest JE - Thank you so much for dedicating your first review to our humble, reasonably good, OK family restaurant. Although I'm sure your quite the expert on Wine pourings, I thought I'd add comments by- Mary Gorman-McAdams, DWS, { a New York based wine educator, freelance writer and consultant. She holds the Diploma in Wine & Spirits from... More

Vero Beach, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We started with the sampler appetizer and the bruschetta was the best I've ever had. We had pizza as the main course which was good and finished with a tiramisu which was delicious. The service was excellent and made us feel at home. Next time, we're going to have some pasta.

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Stamping Ground, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was our second visit to a great place. They treat you like family and the food is outstanding. We had the appetizer sampler. My wife had pasta with peppers and sausage and I had pasta with calamari and shrimp. Both dishes were delicious. We so enjoyed the conversation with the owners. We will be back for future visits.

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My wife and I went to see if the restaurant lived up to its hype and it absolutely did! We had the fried ravioli (excellent) and split a pizza and a penne carbonara. The pasta was good but I think my taste for it was tainted by how mind blowing the pizza was!!! We ordered the Meats with ricotta which... More

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