Giovanni's Italian wings with creamy lemon pepper sauce won multiple awards at the 2019 Kickin' Chicken Wing Festival.

An unexpected place to get great wings

Several restaurants in the Dayton area house some great-tasting wings. But one place to find some of the best that may surprise you is a local Italian restaurant.

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Giovanni's won best wing, best boneless and best dessert at this year's Kickin' Chicken Wing Fest at Fraze Pavillion. ALEXIS LARSEN

Giovanni’s in Fairborn recently won awards for Best Wing and Best Boneless Wing at this year’s Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest in July. A few flavors Giovanni’s included in the contest were Italian, strawberry habanero and bourbon BBQ, but it was their creamy lemon pepper wings that took home the big prize.

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We decided to try these wings ourselves.

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The bone-in creamy lemon pepper wings are an appetizer on Giovanni’s menu, but can easily be a full meal for all the wing lovers out there. These wings live up to their name, mixing the tastes of citrus lemon and black pepper, resulting in a creamy, delicious flavor. 

They are $9 for 10 wings.

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WHERE: Giovanni’s, 215 W. Main St., Fairborn

WHEN: Open Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

COST: $9 for 10 wings

INFO: Website or call 937-878-1611