Ohio has plenty of great locally owned restaurants for locals and visitors can enjoy a delicious meal. Whether you are looking for a casual dinner with friends or an elegant Italian restaurant for date night, these suggestions will help you find the perfect spot for your favorite traditional Italian dishes.
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Luca Italian Cuisine
Luca Italian Cuisine first opened in 2013 by Luca and Lola Sema. This establishment offers daily dinner services along with onsite and offsite catering for special events. Enjoy a smooth glass of wine with traditional Italian favorites such as Gnocchi Di Patate, Vitello Tortellini, or Ravioli Di Aragosta. Happy Hour and Dessert menus are also available.
Claudiana Italian Restaurant
Claudiana Italian Restaurant is a great place to go for lunch during the week or for that special night out on the weekend. They offer a variety of classic Italian dishes including pizza, soup, sandwiches and desserts. A kid’s menu is also available making this am excellent spot for the entire family to enjoy dinner.
This upscale Italian restaurant features authentic dishes inside a semi-casual atmosphere. The restaurant located on State Route 256 is owned by Frank Scalli, who opened the establishment in 1993. Scali Ristorante specializes in serving up family style Italian cuisine with a smile. Popular dishes include their Baked Manicotti, Lasagna, Spaghetti and Meatballs and Penne Alla Salsiccia.
Maggiano's Little Italy
If you are ready to try out something new, Maggiano’s Little Italy has the perfect dish for you. This restaurant is a local favorite that serves up traditional Italian dishes for dinner and now for brunch as well. Enjoy a drink with friends or have an authentic Italian meal with your family. Maggiano’s also offers party catering.
Roost Modern Italian
Located in the Oregon District of Dayton, OH, The Roost Modern Italian Restaurant is the perfect place to go for modern Italian dishes. This “dinner-only” restaurant is newly-renovated with a four-season room, rolling garage doors and more tables to accommodate the growing number of customers.
Milano's Italian Restaurant
Milano’s brings the essence of Italy to the U.S. with their assortment of traditional dishes and cozy atmosphere. This restaurant has a full-service bar and an extensive wine list. They offer lunch and dinner specials and also have a kid’s menu available. Milano’s has a peaceful family-friendly atmosphere and rooms may be booked for private parties.