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“Memorable”

Genovese's Italian Cafe
Ranked #16 of 209 Restaurants in Ormond Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed August 22, 2011

Had one of the best pizzas We have ever eaten especially in Florida. We are now home from vacation and can still taste it. Great service also.

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

Located directly across from the beach entrance at Ormond, this small Italian spot is popular and family friendly. Despite the restaurant being a bit chaotic, the knowledgeable and friendly server helped us navigate the extensive menu and checked in on us frequently.

The menu is equal parts pasta, pizza and sandwiches. Daily specials are listed on the chalkboard by the entrance. We were in on a Tuesday night and took advantage of that day’s special: 2 free toppings on any size pizza.

Genovese’s marinara is wonderfully thick with a rich tomato flavor and generous amounts of onion and garlic. No watery sauce here. This one can be served with a fork.
We chose a vegetarian pizza of mushrooms, peppers and onions. The veggies were fresh and plentiful, and of course there was the sauce…

We also had the shrimp scampi which had plenty of fresh shrimp and tons of fresh chopped garlic served over a mound of al dente spaghetti. They do seem to love their garlic at Genovese’s, and that’s just fine with us. However, the dish’s downfall was the overabundance of low quality olive oil that drowned out everything but the garlic. Next time we’ll take our own advice and stick with anything marinara.

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1  Thank stripmallgourmets
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

We live in Ormond Beach and needed a casual restaurant one evening to take some friends out for a quick meal. We had never been to that restaurant before and I must say we have been missing a very good establisment. Service was great, food was excellent and the price was fair. Our only complaint was that we all ate to much. Great place.

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Thank cellsworth5
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Reviewed March 20, 2011

we called ahead earlier in the day to let them know we were coming with a large party that evening, the message wasn't passed on. They asked for 5 minutes and had us seated in 3 minutes. The staff was helpful with menu suggestions, a very yummy garlic bread with cheese. The pizza was outstanding, the crust melted in your mouth; so light and delicate. The 3 different types we ate were all great tasting with the white pizza as the favorite on our group vote. My family that lives in FL plan to return to this resturant and bring their friends along to enjoy the experience. When we return to the area we plan on visiting again and trying the calzone or have the white pizza again!

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Thank stateoftravel
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Reviewed October 29, 2010

Food is good, service stinks. As a local who has had one too many bad experiences with the unfriendly staff, not a place I would recommend. Especially not for visitors, you don't need your trip soured by an ungrateful business. There are too many other good pizza places around with better prices and better service.

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2  Thank momof3inFlorida
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