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 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

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