The Cellar Restaurant has been serving upscale Italian cuisine with a fine dining atmosphere in the Historic District of Daytona Beach since 2003. It is located in the historic home of President Warren G. Harding. Built in 1907 by his father-in-law Amos H. Kling, the Hardings used the home as a seasonal residence to escape the cold Ohio winters. The building is now on the National Historic Registry and owned by your hosts, Sam and Lina Moggio.
The Cellar Restaurant and Chef Sam Moggio have been recognized many times not only as being the best Italian restaurant in Daytona Beach, but also for best service and atmosphere. The restaurant is intimate, the food exquisite, and the wine list is superb.
Chef Sam Moggio is a graduate of the renowned Culinary Institute of America with 40 years of professional experience. Before moving to Florida, he worked in New York and Italy.
The Cellar Restaurant has been acclaimed as the Best Italian restaurant in Daytona Beach and Top Restaurant overall in Daytona Beach and is highly rated across several sites such as TripAdvisor. We have also been well reviewed in a number of print publications.
OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards include:
Most Romantic – Top 100 Restaurants in the US (See the complete list)
Best Service – Top 100 Restaurants in the United States
Outstanding Wine List – Top 100 in the United States
Chef Sam Moggio was also chosen by his peers to be included in the 2013 edition of Best Chefs in America! Click here to learn more.
The Cellar Restaurant was recently featured on Emeril’s Florida: Family Owned & Operated!