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Popular downtown Dayton restaurant to expand, add brunch

Construction on Wayne Ave. is underway, but we promise: it’s the good kind.

 Wheat Penny Oven & Bar, Dayton’s popular California-style pizza stop, is expanding their restaurant and announcing some exciting additions. 

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(Wheat Penny)

A brand-new walk-in is being built to accommodate for an evolving prep area, where chefs hope to have an area dedicated to pasta prep. 

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But it gets better. Wheat Penny has announced they’ll be hosting brunch. Owner Elizabeth Valenti confirmed during a Facebook Live that the restaurant will unveil their Saturday and Sunday brunch menu sometime this spring, if all goes as planned. 

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These are major changes for Wheat Penny, as they have historically been closed on Sundays. Until brunch begins, the restaurant will remain closed on Sundays. 

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“We’ve got all kinds of fantasies and desires about what’s to come and we’re excited about it,” Valenti said. “We can’t wait till it happens.” 

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Owner Elizabeth Valenti carries ingredients while she's on the job. (Wheat Penny)

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