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Reserve a Table

Roost is open once again accepting reservations. Reservations may be made using the button below. Takeout orders may be made from our full menu (pdf).

About Roost

Voted “Dayton’s Best Chef” in 2012, Dana Downs’s first restaurant, Roost Modern Italian, is the culmination of her years of working in Dayton’s finest culinary establishments. Roost takes traditional Italian foods and utilizes modern techniques and ingredients, developing unique 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 adding more tables to her mecca of food in the Historic Oregon District.

Roost Modern Italian



524 East 5th Street
Dayton, OH 45402


Mon – Tue – Closed
Wed – Sat – 5pm – 10pm
Sun – 5pm – 9pm