5 locally owned options for dining near The Greene

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The Greene Town Center seen from the air

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If you’re heading to The Greene, you might want some locally owned dining options if you finish with shopping or entertainment.

Here are five of the best local restaurants nearby for any palette.

1. Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen, 3002 Woodman Drive, Kettering

In a remodeled Taco Bell restaurant, Jimmy's has been serving authentic Italian food in Dayton since 1975.

Dinner comes with a free serving of tomato basil soup, and everything is made fresh daily, including homemade pizza dough with the Troni family’s secret sauce. Jimmy’s is rated the No. 1 restaurant in Kettering on TripAdvisor.com, and it’s just 1.2 miles from The Greene, off East Dorothy Lane.

2. Pasha Grill, 72 Plum Street, Beavercreek

This Mediterranean/Middle Eastern-style restaurant right at The Greene serves flavorful dishes with a unique décor.

Pasha offers an $11.95 lunch special, including an appetizer, entrée and dessert, and the menu has a wide array of unique items.

3. Christopher’s Restaurant & Catering, 2318 East Dorothy Lane, Kettering

This cozy family-owned restaurant tucked away in Woodman Plaza (just over a mile from The Greene) has been a Dayton gem for 25 years. The Christopher’s menu is designed to accommodate any palate or budget, prepared with local and naturally raised meats, fresh salmon from the Faroe Islands, local cage-free brown eggs, locally baked breads and locally grown fruits and vegetables when available. The menu changes monthly.

4. Pepito’s, 3618 Wilmington Pike, Kettering 

Open for dinner starting at 4 p.m. daily, Pepito’s has been serving Mexican dishes since 1983. Five-star rated on TripAdvisor.com, this family-owned restaurant less than two miles from The Greene offers classics such as the popular “Super Burrito” and combination plates like “Burrito California” and fresh grilled chicken or steak fajita quesadillas, but Pepito’s is best known for its “Golden Margaritas” that have become a must-taste for visitors.

5. Sky Asian Cuisine, 4090 Wilmington Pike, Kettering

A stylish and modern restaurant with Japanese decor, this place features traditional sushi and Asian dishes, as well as some new twists on classic Asian cuisine. The menu offers a large selection of sushi rolls and other items. Sky Asian Cuisine is located 1.4 miles from The Greene.

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