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Genovese's Italian Cafe

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116 Dunlawton Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-2607
+1 386-767-4151
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The pizza here is delicious! We went on a Tuesday which is 2-topping day. Highly recommend this place! We went super early and the service was prompt and friendly. I'm looking forward to trying some of their entrees, which sound really good.

Thank McRogers11
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone to Genovese's for many years. My mom used to live closeby and whenever we would visit, we would make a point of going there. We still stop in when we're in the area and recently had two of my favorite pizzas, the Margherita and Cafe Combo. We've had both chicken and eggplant parm and their calzones are... More 

Thank hmngbrd
Jay K, Owner at Genovese's Italian Cafe, responded to this review

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Milford, Connecticut
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Several in our party had pizza and they said it was ok. I've eaten in all sorts of restaurants in NYC where I lived. This is no Italian restaurant I had veal parm and it was not veal.. They should tell the guest this when ordering. It was some kind of "patty" . My wife had egg plant parm and... More 

Thank Chuckb97
Jay K, Owner at Genovese's Italian Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry you we're not satisfied with your dinner. As far as the veal goes, it is "real veal" and not a "patty". We use milk fed top round veal that I filet and prepare myself from scratch and it's one of our most popular dishes. Also we are pretty much a transplant town with most of our locals coming from... More 

The Villages, Florida
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are renting a condo for the month of May in Ponce Inlet The April/May edition of My Coast Magazine the foodie issue was left on the coffee table. Genovese was listed as noteworthy in two categories: best Italian and best pizza. We are originally from Rhode Island where Italian food is hard to beat. We decided to go for... More 

Thank LindaERyan
Jay K, Owner at Genovese's Italian Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you before you leave. Yes, 3:30 is generally a slow time of day. Lunch is over and dinner hour isn't for a while especially now with the days getting longer and the weather being so nice. It's a perfect time to enjoy a... More 

Galax, Virginia
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133 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last year when we visited Daytona and loved it and we were not disappointed this time. We were seated quickly. Our server was very friendly and efficient. We had the cheese ravioli with meatballs, spaghetti with meat sauce and the cheese bread. Everything was delicious! We could not finish it so I will gladly have some for... More 

Thank Dawn R
Jay K, Owner at Genovese's Italian Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner. Look forward to seeing you again :) More 

Weston, Florida
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends while we were vacationing in Ormond Beach. Casual pizza joint. The minute we walked in I was in love! The smell of pizza and sauce was intoxicating! Prompt, friendly, quick service from our waiter. Hubby was a little disappointed there was not a full bar, only beer and wine, but other than... More 

Thank SuzieQ2008
Jay K, Owner at Genovese's Italian Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner. More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Being in the restaurant business, I know great food is only half the job. Terribly rude waitress. Negligent, waited 15 minutes with an empty cup just to go up to the soda machine myself to fill it. Owner came over to hear us out, all she really did was skirt around saying "I'm sorry" then walk off. Can't even put... More 

Thank Eri T
Jay K, Owner at Genovese's Italian Cafe, responded to this review

I sincerely apologize for the lack of service that you received during your visit to our restaurant. Like you said, good service is as important as good food. I hope this unpleasant visit doesn't keeps you from returning. I hope that we can make it up to you. Please ask for Jay, Sonny or Joel and let us know who... More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 15, 2017

We're in Daytona Shores a couple of times a year at a time share and always look forward to the great pizza at Genovese's! Have taken friends there, taken pizza back to the TS for others and everyone raves about it as well.

Thank tataca49
Jay K, Owner at Genovese's Italian Cafe, responded to this review

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Lakeland, Florida
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

This was a recommendation from a friend and now he is a better friend. We had meat lovers pizza, chicken parmigiana, spaghetti, penne pasta and other assorted salads. Tremendous and would highly recommend.

Thank Scott D
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Port Orange
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We went to eat at Genovese's restaurant just this last Sunday and were very impressed. I went with my husband and mother and we each had a different pasta dinner. We were all very impressed. The staff was nice and the food was awesome. Great job.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Dunlawton Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-2607
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Daytona Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-767-4151

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