Ormond's Cavatelli Pasta Kitchen Closes


The owners of Cavatelli Pasta Kitchen, an Italian restaurant in Ormond Beach, have closed their business for good. The news came as a disappointment for the restaurant's fans, who were getting used to its presence after it opened earlier this year.

Prior to its closure, Cavatelli Pasta Kitchen operated at 175 S. Nova Rd, inside The Nova Shoppes Shopping Center. It was just a short turn onto Nova Rd off of Granada Blvd, across from the Big Lots shopping center and just down the road from the locally famous D.B. Pickles.

The news of Cavatelli's closure became apparent when their listing on Google was switched to 'permanently closed'. The demise of the business was confirmed by the owner in remarks to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, who reported on the closure on Thursday.

The exact circumstances of Cavatelli's end are unclear; owner Phil Martin has been scarce with details in either public forums or comments to news media. Things are made even more surprising by the quickness of the closure after the business' opening; it began serving food just back in February of this year.

The restaurant leaves behind a 3.3-star rating out of 5.0 on Yelp, based on nine reviews placed over the course of its existence. Comments ranged from praise for the quick service to complaints about the taste of the sauces. "Will definitely go back," said one reviewer who enjoyed their experience. "The restaurant is clean, comfortable, and decor is fine," added another.  In a two-star review, one patron remarked that their pasta "was like mush" and that the alfredo sauce "had no taste". Even so, Cavatelli was hardly open long enough to accrue a firm sample size of customer feedback.