When it comes to grabbing a meal before a concert, time is of the essence. That’s why we put together this list of our six favorite Kettering destinations near the Fraze Pavilion for dinner before a show. Just be sure to watch your time and plan well!
This restaurant located toward the back of the Town and Country shopping center in Kettering offers various seating options for groups large and small. Seating is available at the bar, in the dining room, in a large private party room, in a four-season room that allows you to see outdoors but not feel the effects and a nice large square high top in the middle of the dining room that allows a larger party to talk and enjoy dinner a little bit more effortlessly.
There are plenty of pizzas, pastas, great salads and tasty appetizers like the Prince Edward Island Mussels appetizer ($12) steamed in a jalapeno tomato butter broth served with toasted crusty bread. In addition to a robust wine list and beer selection, there is a list of classic martinis ($8) and a newer OYO Stonefruit martini made with OYO vodka, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, Cointreau, almond essence and muddled orange ($9).
Location: 424 E. Stroop Road, Kettering
Contact: www.figliopizza.com or 937-534-0494
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🍴Mamma DiSalvo Risturante
Rinaldo and Elena DiSalvo opened Mamma DiSalvo’s restaurant on July 8, 1979 serving up authentic family recipes from the Abruzzi Molise region in Italy. That from-scratch cooking is still being served up 36 years later. If you’re looking for some amazing Italian food pre-show, Mamma has a dish you’re looking for.
Location: 1375 E. Stroop Road, Kettering
Contact: www.mammadisalvo.com or 937-299-5831
🍴Arepas and Co.
Arepas and Co. specializes in Colombian comfort food. Most of the dishes are gluten-free and all are delicious. Arepas are savory white cornmeal patties stuffed with fillings and sauce. The Colombian Platter is a great way to make an introduction to this wonderful food variety and get ready for an exciting night filled with surprises.
Location: 1122 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering
Contact: www.arepasandco.us or 937-503-5192
Old-school cafeteria dishes and baked goods served up cafeteria style? Count us in. It’s jokingly referred to as the Medicare Lounge, but if you go, you’ll see it’s for whippersnappers too with hot, delicious food served up to order with very little waiting involved.
Location: 4485 Far Hills Ave., Kettering
Contact: mymclmeal.com or 937-299-6605
🍴Troni’s Pizza & Restaurant
Troni’s is a family owned and operated pizza restaurant in Kettering, specializing in huge, New York-style pizza slices. While you’re waiting for your fresh-baked pizza to finish, their garlic knots are insanely popular with regulars.
As everyone knows, pizza can be classy or casual, and is always a perfect option before an evening or afternoon of listening to good music.
Location: 1314 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering
Contact: tronis.business.site or 937.643.9921
Roost Events, the restaurant adjacent to Fraze Pavilion, will offer regular dinner service for at least 29 concerts and other events this season.
“We will be serving classic American fare with some Roost favorites: Blackened Salmon, Truffle Fries, Grilled Artichokes and Crab Mac ‘n’ Cheese,” Roost owner Dana Downs said. A full bar will be available.
Roost will offer diners two separate seatings on its patio, which is a popular destination on show nights: one before the show, for those who have tickets and will be attending the performance, and one as the concert starts, for those who will be listening to music from the patio.
Location: 580 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering
Contact: Roost Restaurants or (937) 222-3100
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