Authentic Italian cuisine is the ultimate comfort food. After a long day at the beach or visiting one of the many Daytona Beach area attractions, enjoy a heaping bowl of pasta or fresh Mediterranean fish dish. The Cellar Restaurant is located in the historic home of President Warren G. Harding on Magnolia Avenue. Built in 1907 by his father-in-law, the Hardings used the home to escape the cold Ohio winters. Today, it houses one of Daytona Beach’s finest dining establishments. Try any one of their pasta dishes (featuring homemade pasta) or the Osso Buco D’Agnelo, a three-hour braised lamb shank. This place gets busy, so reservations are recommended.
If you’re beachside, then check out Rossellini’s Italian Restaurant on A1A. It offers both indoor and outdoor dining and special live music events. The menu is chock full of traditional Italian entrees using authentic recipes such as Veal Braciole and Chicken Scalloppini alla Marsala.
Further north in Ormond Beach is Toscana Ristorante Italiano. Try the Dentice Con Carciofi, fresh filet of snapper sautéed with escarole artichokes, tomatoes, mushrooms and a Pinot Grigio sauce. If you’re in the mood for pizza, then you’re in luck.
Head south to Luigi’s Pizzeria & Ristorante in Port Orange to grab a slice or the whole pie. Don’t forget to check out their daily lunch and dinner specials. There are dozens of delicious options when it comes to pizza.
Some of the more popular local haunts include Constantine’s Pizza House, and Panheads Pizzeria and Giuseppe’s Steel City Pizza in Port Orange.