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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Credit: Wheat Penny

Credit: 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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Credit: Wheat Penny

Credit: Wheat Penny

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