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Genovese's Italian Cafe

116 Dunlawton Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-2607
+1 386-767-4151
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“stromboli” (29 reviews)
“pasta” (26 reviews)
“salads” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Dunlawton Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-2607
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
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...More

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

Thank you!

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...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....More

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...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...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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....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 :)

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...More

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

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

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...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...More

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

Thank you!

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

Thank you!

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...More

Thank Brufunka5
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you have gluten-free options? vegetarian?
February 9, 2017|
Response from Jay K | Property representative |
Yes we have vegetarian options. No, we do not have gluten free.
Judy C
Would this be a good place to gather for a meal after a Noon beach wedding near Wilbur-by-the-Sea on a Monday in December? Looking for a venue with a separated area for 22 adults plus 8 children.
November 3, 2015|
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Response from Monnalou | Reviewed this property |
I think they have a separate room but do not know how many people it could accommodate, guess you would have to contact them and see.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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