New Oregon District pasta bar pops up for carryout orders

Roost creates new Black Rooster Pasta Bar for to-go orders

A "pop up" build-your-own pasta bar has opened in the Oregon District.

Roost Italian has opened the Black Rooster Pasta Bar with pastas the way you want them as well as other old-school Italian dishes.

Online ordering will be open from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday though Sunday.


Like so many other restaurants in town attempting to weather the Coronavirus storm, this is a new business model to try to attract customers and give home-bound diners flavors to celebrate.

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The menu has three steps.

1) Pick your pasta: Choose from spaghetti, linguine, rigatoni or cavatelli.

2) Pick your sauce: House marinara ($10), a besciamella cream sauce ($10), extra virgin olive oil ($9), pomodoro cream ($10), terra (an olive oil and white truffle sauce) ($13), gorgonzola creama ($12), vegan cashew alfredo ($12), pernod creama ($14), brown butter and sage ($10).

3) Add meat, poultry, seafood or veggies: Roasted crimini mushrooms (+$2), Applewood bacon lardons, spinach and sun dried tomatoes (+$4), herb roasted chicken (+$4), carbonara (+$4), peppers and oinions (+$3), spinach and artichoke (+$4), mixed seafood (+$9) and rosemary braised beef (+$9). n

They are also offering specialty dishes to go like Manicotti Verde ($14) — featuring fresh pasta tubes filled with ricotta, parmesan, garlic and spinach topped with marinara.

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• Chicken and pasta al forno ($15), an old school chicken and orzo pasta with a mushroom vote sauce and baked and topped with ciabatta herb gratin with Joyce Farm heritage chicken.

• Meatball Melt ($14) featuring Roost meatballs sandwiched between griddled sour dough bread with provolone and marinara with a side of Giardinera and roasted potatoes.

• Grilled cheese and frittes ($9).

• Asiago Pork Milanese Sandwich ($16) served with lemon caper aioli and arugula served with roasted potatoes.

Salads and sides available for purchase include part fritters ($5), meatballs ($5), bread ($5), Caesar salad ($6) and brussel chips ($6).

Desserts to go include their well known and beloved Triple chocolate cake ($7).

In addition to food orders, the restaurant will also be selling bottles of white and red wine to go as well as bottled beers.

On the restaurants to-go menu it is advertising that it is selling larger order portions to feed up to 10 guests with special pricing on bulk orders.

Like so many other restaurants they write, " we appreciate your understanding as we work to weather the storm during the state-wide temporary shutdown."

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What: Black Rooster Pasta Bar

Where: 524 E 5th St., Dayton

More information: 937-222-3100 or

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