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Don Vito's Italian Restaurant

137 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-492-7935
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

By Barbara but here goes. I was born in Daytona Beach and grew up there. I visit often because my parents still live in Ormond. I've eaten at Don Vito's multiple times over the past few years and I'm honestly shocked that this restaurant has been the number one restaurant in Daytona for so long. The food is ok... Honestly... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

being from Queens New York myself I ordered pizza for takeout at this place. people were extremely friendly. but the pizza was absolutely terrible! definitely not from Queens New York.

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

Dearest Shining – Your Quite Welcome!! As I've said many times, if there is EVER anything wrong let us know and it WILL BE fixed. That being said, I believe this review is phoney as are the claims from Queens Boy. You are probably not from Earth, much less Queens. We think we know exactly who you are!! I am... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

After seeing the owners response to a review that was kind of silly in talking about it having a musky smell, dark and only four tables occupied, I just had to eat there. Being from a large Italian family, familiar with the hand me down recipes and the outgoing care for pleasing others I thought it could not measure up.... More

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Spencer, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We discovered Don Vito's last week. Barbara, the owner kindly greeted us, and said, "welcome to my home." We had a nice chat with her, Barbara's husband Jimmy and another family member, Mark. After about 5 minutes, it was like we had known them all our lives. My husband ordered veal frace (sp?) and I had the shrimp marinara -... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The food was great, the staff was wonderful... But the restaurant need updating. It has a musky smell and is very dark inside. When we were there only 4 or the 15ish tables were taken.

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

Dearest Monica - I'm sorry you felt compelled to use your very first and ONLY review since you signed up to Tripadvisor in 2004, to apply a #2 Rating for your visit to Don Vito's? Lucky us!! Quite frankly I don't understand your comment about “Musky smells in the restaurant. People talk about the wonderful smell of garlic, meatballs and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This is our second trip to the restaurant and the food is great! This is a family run restaurant and the people are very personable and friendly. Very laid-back with delicious food and great atmosphere. A new staple on our Daytona trips!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Only one word describes our dining experience at Don Vito's.....sensational! Owners Jim and Barb are very personable, and they along with their sons are to say the least, passionate about their food, which was outstanding. This is a small, family owned and operated restaurant. When we arrived, six of the approximately fourteen tables were already reserved. We would definitely recommend... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The downtown location had a few homeless people hanging out so we were kinda thrown off with that and usually a really good restaurant has more than 2 other people in it at 7 pm on a weekend night. We walked in and were immediately greeted with a nice lady with a warm smile, we hesitated and then saw the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

As we were leaving Daytona on a Sunday night we came upon Don Vito's and after a quick check on trip advisor revealed it was #1 restaurant we figured let's give it a try. As we entered the location the decor reminded me of being in a italian restaurant in NYC during the 70's nothing fancy but enough to feel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You probably don't expect to find an extraordinary Italian restaurant in Daytona Beach, but you are in for a wonderful surprise. Family owned and operated, the food is exceptional, and the service adds to the experience. The owner sat at our table and discussed the menu. The prices are surprisingly reasonable. This place is a hidden gem.

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