Review of Wheat Penny Oven and Bar

515 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45410

Overall Rating


What a treasure this place is! I go to Dayton about once a month but have never eaten here because the reviews made me think it was just a casual pizzeria. Boy was I suprised! The restraunt is a modern, upscale take on Americana. Happily, unlike most trendy places, the volume was at a comfortable din, rather then unbearably loud. I called ahead and the hostess was very knowledgeable about gluten free needs and was patient and happy to answer all my questions. When we made it in she remembered talking to me and excitedly made some suggestions. Almost everything on the menue, with the exception of meatballs (please switch to gf oats) can be made gluten free. The food: We orded the chicken thighs with speghetti squash and roasted potatoes as well as the matterhorn pizza. Chicken was cooked perfectly, nice and moist with crisp skin on the outside. the sides were also excellent. The pizza is spectacular and may be the best gf dough I've had. They have only one size (the large) and it is perfect for sharing. They obviously put some love and experimentation into their homemade dough. instead of being crunchy or soggy it was thin and doughy with a great flavour! The combination of ricotta, spec, and honey was out of this world. It tasted great the second day too! I asked for a gf mixed drink and they brought me a great, safe, twist on a mojito. You will definitely spend more than a penny on food, but it is very much worth it.

Celiac friendly?


Updated 5 years ago