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Roost Modern Italian

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524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
937-222-3100
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

We visited for the first time during Restaurant Week and had an outstanding meal. The arancini was one of the best I've had and the veal cutlet was wonderful. Great service and an excellent bar.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Cr W
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited for the first time during Restaurant Week and had an outstanding meal. The arancini was one of the best I've had and the veal cutlet was wonderful. Great service and an excellent bar.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it was delicious with a smaller, more intimate setting. My only complaint is, because it is small with high ceilings, the noise level is such that you have to speak loudly to be heard or to hear. If that doesn't bother you, the atmosphere is lovely and Dana is a kind and generous host.

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Thank Bonnie H
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Chef must have been on vacation Appetizers were mediocre scallops were just to small scallops with no taste, mussels were a lot however citrus sauce was nit that good Had beet salad again nothing special The spaghetti carbonara was ok

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Thank lFOD2015
Trotwood, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Usually we have a very nice meal at Roost but Sunday night after the movies was not that experience. We got there early a little before 5 so it wasn't busy but the wait staff was not attentive and I don't think Dana was in the kitchen. We all had pasta dishes and everyone of them came out with clumped... More 

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Thank Beth E
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Driving through Dayton, we checked Trip Advisor to find an Italian restaurant. Roost Modern Italian sits on a bricked street near funky shops and taverns. Yes, it's safe there! Interesting seating arrangements in two rooms with plenty of choices from two-tops to larger parties. Though the walls are brick and te ceilings high. it was quiet enough to hear a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

The food and service was excellent. The Pino North wine was the best I ever had! Pricey but worth the money

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Thank jaoandb
Dayton, Ohio
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed a delicious seafood meal!! The salmon was fabulous!!! Very fresh farm to table salad greens and fresh veggies!!!

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Thank Spencernewsock
Sterling, Virginia
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153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

My wife lived in Italy for many years and loves good Italian food. She asked, "What is this?" when she saw the menu. More like "European" food with a couple of pasta dishes. What we had (butternut squash ravioli and a chicken dish) were good, but not exceptional.

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Thank David R
Dayton, Ohio
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I've had at least one person recommend this restaurant in the Oregon District of Dayton, OH. This was my first visit. The main room is charming, the side room I was escorted to had zero charm; however, it did have a big class window looking out on the street. I was given an odd table. While all the others in... More 

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Thank livingintheheartland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I ate here in August. Every item our party of 4 had was absolutely amazing. I live in Chicago surrounded by top notch restaurants, and this was better than most. The flavors and pairings are a work of art!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: 937-222-3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?