Cavatelli Pasta Kitchen opens in Ormond Beach

The new restaurant offers fresh homemade pasta.

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  • | 12:00 p.m. February 13, 2024
Cavatelli's Kitchen Manager Jeff Miller and General Manager Schuyler O'Brien. Photo by Abbie Pace
Cavatelli's Kitchen Manager Jeff Miller and General Manager Schuyler O'Brien. Photo by Abbie Pace
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A new restaurant offering homemade pasta and authentic Italian desserts is now open in Ormond Beach.

Cavatelli Pasta Kitchen, located at 175 S. Nova Road, opened on Feb. 1. The restaurant is owned by Phil Martin, who opted for a fast-casual dining experience. Customers place their orders at the front counter and then take their seat, where their meals are brought out to them. Martin laughed as he described Cavatelli as “the Chick-Fil-A of fresh pasta.” 

“The brainstorm behind our concept is that 30-40% of our customers are going to take their food to go," Martin said. "We want to be the great Italian restaurant that you pick up your food at on a Tuesday night on your way home from work. We want to be the restaurant that you eat at twice a week."

Cavatelli Pasta Kitchen offers gelato. Photo courtesy of Cavatelli Pasta Kitchen

Cavatelli is Martin’s fourth restaurant. As a consumer, Martin said he has always enjoyed indulging in Italian food and wanted to provide that to the Ormond Beach community.

The restaurant’s name acts as a nod to the pasta known by the same name. Naturally, Cavatelli offers the cavatelli pasta, as well as spaghetti, rigatoni, fettucini, conchiglie shells and a gluten-free pasta.

Cavatelli also offers Ormond Brewing Company beer, as well as wine, mostly sourced from Italy. Gelato made by G.S. Gelato in Fort Walton Beach can be found within the dessert cases. The cakes and other desserts offered are primarily distributed by Empress Sisi Desserts in Sanford. 

Martin worked alongside Cavatelli’s General Manager Schuyler O’Brien and Kitchen Manager Jeff Miller to generate a menu of quality dishes at a reasonable price. O'Brien said they hope that, with the

Desserts and cakes on display at Cavetelli Pasta Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Cavatelli Pasta Kitchen

restaurant's price point, customers are more inclined to stop by several times a week.

“We want it to be a kind of a quick casual setting where they come in and get high quality food and not spend a lot of money and not have to wait forever to get it,” O’Brien said. 

Martin agreed.

“The experience will be half the price of what you would pay if you went out to a high-end Italian restaurant,” Martin said.

Cavatelli Pasta Kitchen is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and is closed on Sundays. 


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