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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been coming to The Cellar for many years. We used to live in Columbia, SC and now live near Clearwater, FL. We have been coming twice a year for about 20 years. The service and food are always outstanding. The wine menu is extensive...and if desired Lina offers outstanding pairing suggestions. My wife and I shared the beef carpaccio which was second to none. My wife had veal scallopini and I had the lamb osso bucco which we both thoroughly enjoyed. We shared a chocolate lava cake with hazelnut gelato. If you want a special dining experience this is the place!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed March 14, 2024

Thankfully the Cellar is unlike other dinning establishments in the area and that is exactly why we keep coming back. We greatly appreciate that the standards are easily noted before arrival and we can always count on an excellent fine dinning experience from beginning to...end. This time we forced ourselves to try new to us dishes, no favorites...which is difficult when you have a thing for homemade pappardelle but I loved the perfectly cooked lamb rack and barolo pairing. My friends duck breast looked amazing and their empty plate confirmed. MMM. I cannot wait to come back and enjoy my next visit with great friends & food! Ambiance, Food, and Service all FIVE STARS.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 29, 2024

I am writing this review based on overall experience of customer service, atmosphere, ambiance and food of course! From beginning to end it was not the birthday dinner and experience I thought I would have with all we had heard about this place. You are...greeted by whom we found out later was the owner. She asked us if we had a reservation and took us down to what could only be called your Grandmothers living room with tables in it and stifled conversations going on at three tables. No how were we doing this eve, your first time, welcome; nothing , just a miserable good eve . No exaggeration. We asked to be seated upstairs as we were put in a corner downstairs. Servers walk round like they are terrified of the owner . We ordered a $63 bottle of wine which is $25 online Elizabeth Spence Grenache. What a rip off. If you want extra bread you are charged $5.00 . For bread!! Ridiculous. Dinner was good but if you cook at home this is nothing special. Salad leaves arranged in one direction with some sunflower seeds and some cheese is nothing special. She went over to talk to one table and never came over to us to ask how our eve was going and everything was. It was my birthday and they didn’t even bring a little something out to acknowledge that. Most restaurants do. Their service and miserable faces and lack of courtesy is why they are getting this very negative review. Don’t take a cake to celebrate like other places, they won’t let you and she was rude to my husband about it. It is fine but her delivery sucked. Change your attitudes. Your restaurant is not all that. And improve your customer service and treat everyone the same. I will not recommend this old home restaurant to anyone. Nothing romantic about it. Go to Carrabas. They greet you with a smileMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 6, 2024

The food was well prepared and good but the attitude of the staff was off-putting and some of the practices curious. For a highly regarded and pricey restaurant to charge $5.00 for extra bread seems excessive. Obtrusive signs on the table warning of cell phone...usage seems unnecessary in a quality eatery.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 4, 2024

Both the food and service I received at the Cellar were exceptional. The wine list was full of absolute gems and I can not wait to return so that I can continue to work my way through the list. It is apparent that a lot...of effort is put into all aspects of your meal and you are truly missing out if you do not make a dinner reservation here.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 18, 2024

The Cellar restaurant is a must have for food not just in Daytona, but all of Florida. From the atmosphere to the food, I have never had any sort of issue with the restaurant in my years of coming here. The restaurant is catered towards...fine Italian dining, and it shows with their vast selection of wines and menu full of great dishes that you could never go wrong with. The restaurant has a calming and inviting atmosphere, perfect for dates and anniversaries. Their service is also impeccable. Their servers are always attentive and doing their absolute best to ensure a positive experience for you. The food being their specialty is the star of the show. Not once has the quality or flavor ever ceased to be there. Their chefs have passion for what they make and it all shows in the food they make. If you do plan on coming to this restaurant do be aware that they require reservations and have dress code you must follow. Even with this, I cannot recommend The Cellar enough for any occasion as the experience you have is second to none anywhere else.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed January 16, 2024 via mobile

For all the hype before going, this “special occasion” place was very mediocre. We were there for our first and last time.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 3, 2024

This restaurant has gained popularity for no reason. Staff are unfriendly and robotic. The Lady owner runs the place like a military, from reservation making to sitting time to ordering food, there is no flexibility. I do not recommend this place.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 28, 2023

Lovely place for a quiet romantic dinner. Genuine Italian Cuisine with professional staff. Dress code, so forget about wearing flip flops and swimsuits! Also, no children under 8 and no cell phone usage during dinner, LOVED THAT. We both enjoyed the ambiance and atmosphere. She...ordered the Ravioli di Carne and I picked the Paparelle con Salsicca, both absolutely delicious! The restaurant was exceptionally clean with a spotless bathroom which is a reliable indicator the kitchen is too. Make sure you make reservations ahead of time for a weekend visit. Plenty of parking available in front of the restaurant. Also just a quick walk around the corner to downtown. We can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 26, 2023 via mobile

The service was absolutely amazing!! Starting with the maître d we felt special immediately. The black napkin was a nice touch with my black dress! This was not a vacation trip but we took a moment out of our busy schedule for a “real” meal...as we were tired of all the American chains around where we were. This was a much needed break! To feel special and enjoy a fine dining meal. Yes it was pricey but the quality delivered. The presentation and quality of food was excellent and the service amazing! The mussels appetizer special in a sambuca sauce was a nice twist on a classic - so good! Hubby had the Caprese salad which was very good. I had the lamb Osso Buco which was very good and enjoyed my leftovers for lunch the next day! DH filet was also outstanding! I had been craving chocolate cake and this was good but not great. At this point my standards were high. We appreciated the dress code and the ambiance of the cellar. Highly recommend for a special night out.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 20, 2023 via mobile

The food was good but way overpriced. I went a couple of times seven years ago and I remember it being much better than it was now .Two pasta dishes and two entrées and one dessert cost us $175. We had no drinks at all....Also, you would think after spending that kind of money they would give my boyfriend a birthday dessert, as I was there for his birthday. They put a candle in it. Great disappointment.!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 12, 2023

It was my birthday dinner with my sweetie-From start to finish, this is an upscale experience not to be missed- This is going to be our "TO GO PLACE"

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 11, 2023

Great food . Lousy front of the house. Never ever going back! Food yummy but staff has a real attitude that doesn’t even even come close to the excellent food. Staff gets a zero with the food gets a 10. Therefore I will never ever...go back.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 13, 2023

We just had our anniversary dinner at The Cellar. I can not even describe how amazing it was. The service, the ambiance, the staff…simply incredible. The food was to die for!!! Every drop was cooked to perfection. It a must if you are in the...area!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 5, 2023 via mobile

Lovely restaurant in historic home with an immense wine list. Beautifully presented authentic northern Italian dishes- delicious, excellent service. Great place for a special evening.

Date of visit: August 2023
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