Where to celebrate National Spaghetti Day in Dayton

It’s National Spaghetti Day, as decided by the people in charge of such wondrous things. With that in mind, here’s a quick list of where to go around Dayton to get your pasta twirl on.


36 W. Fifth St., Dayton

(937) 461-3913

Longtime purveyors of the family-friendly Italian food vibe, Spaghetti Warehouse is offering spaghetti and meatball dinners for $5 with coupon. You can print out the coupon here. Kids love eating on the trolley car. Let’s be honest. Grown-ups do too!

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6204 Wilmington Pike, Kettering

(937) 848-6999

New on the pasta scene, Caramella’s boasts a garlic salad reminiscent of the late and great Dominic’s of years past. If you have room for dessert, try the in-house Tiramisu. Caramella’s also offers a kids menu.

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Caramella's Spaghetti Alle Vongole.
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524 E. Fifth St., Dayton

(937) 222-3100

Roost Modern Italian in the Oregon District offers an upscale dining experience and is a great date night spot. Try the Spaghetti e Polpette.

Roost Modern Italian will celebrate its 5th anniversary with a special event on Nov. 16. Photo from Roost Facebook page
Photo: Staff Writer


824 E. Fifth St., Dayton

(937) 222-0204

First established in 1976, Franco’s Ristorante Italiano, owned by Franco Germano, makes what might very well be Dayton’s best meatballs. They also offer an enticing wine selection.


1375 E. Stroop Road, Kettering

(937) 299-5831

Family-owned and operated since first opening in 1979, Kettering’s Mamma DiSalvo’s has long been a favorite destination of Dayton Italian food fans. Seating is very limited, so get there early!

Mamma DiSalvo's classic spaghetti and meatballs.
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