What is Roost Modern Italian?

Voted “Dayton’s best chef” in 2012, Dana Downs’s first restaurant, Roost Modern Italian, is the culmination of her years working at Dayton’s best restaurants. Roost takes traditional Italian foods and uses modern techniques and ingredients, taking traditional flavors to create what Dana calls “Modern Italian.” The dinner only restaurant, just completed a renovation- turning the courtyard into a four-season room, with rolling garage doors that open when weather permits, and add more tables to her mecca of food in the Historic Oregon District
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Catering for the discerning Daytonian

From small events, and private parties at Roost, to major events any where in the Dayton area, our catering experience brings you an event to remember. Weddings, graduations, retirements, or fund raisers, let us make sure your event goes smoothly and worry free. Please call to discuss planning your event: (937) 222-3100


524 East 5th Street Dayton, OH 45402


Monday Closed

Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-10pm

Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm

Sunday 5pm-9pm