The Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering is a Dayton institution specializing in homemade Eastern European cuisine. On the menu is a plate of fresh season vegatables, a mix of asparagus, brussel sprouts, squash, zuchini, egglplant and peppers. LISA POWELL / STAFF

4 delicious meals you can get to go from some of Dayton’s most loved restaurants

What a difference a week can make.

The Dayton dining landscape has drastically changed in just a matter of days.

Amidst the government-ordered shutdown of restaurant dining rooms, several local restaurants have shifted gears and are offering special carryout dinner deals for families of four that average out to an affordable $10-$15 per person. 

Here are some delicious meals to go that are being offered by some of Dayton’s most loved local restaurants. 

>> COMPLETE GUIDE: Which Dayton-area restaurants are offering carryout, delivery and curbside service?

Consider supporting these businesses — and countless others — during this very challenging time and get hot food on the table for the family. 

The Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering is a Dayton institution specializing in homemade Eastern European cuisine. LISA POWELL / STAFF

 Amber Rose 

1400 Valley St., Dayton 

Call 937-228-2511 to order and for curbside pickup 

www.theamberrose.com 

- Cabbage roll dinner for four, $39 

8 cabbage rolls, smashed potatoes, fresh vegetable of the day and mixed green salad. 

- Sausage sample for four, $39 

Four knockwurst, bratwurst and Lithuanian sausages with smashed potatoes, fresh vegetable of the day and mixed green salad. 

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El Meson served a Cuban baked casserole layered with ham, chicken, yellow rice, peas, Pimentos and cheese during the Miami Valley Restaurant Association's Sneak Peek to Winter Restaurant Week on Jan. 15, 2020, at Dayton's Steam Plant. More than 50 restaurants will offer 3-course meal deals priced at $20.20, $25.20, or $30.20 from Jan. 19-26 as part of the Winter Restaurant Week promotion. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED

El Meson 

903 E. Dixie Drive, Dayton 

Call 937-859-8229 to order and for curbside pickup 

elmeson.net 

- Fajitas for four, $39 

Choose beef, chicken, shrimp or vegetarian. Served with rice, black beans, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, guacamole and 12 tortillas. 

- Pollo Sudado for four, $39 

Colombian style chicken and potato stew with rice, black beans and salad. 

- Filet of fish for four, $39 

Four sautéed fish fillets with olive oil and lime with rice, black beans and salad. 

- Pork Mojo for four, $39 

Pork tenderloin medallions with garlic and onion served with rice, black beans and salad. 

- Arroz con pollo for four, $39 

Chicken and rice with peas and tomato with black beans and salad. 

- Kids option, $6 

Cheese quesadilla with fries. 

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Franco’s World Famoso spaghetti. PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Photo: Contributing Writer

Franco's 

824 E. Fifth St. Dayton 

Call 937-222-0204 to order and for curbside pickup 

http://www.francos-italiano.com 

- Dinners for four, $45 

Choose from chicken Parmesan, baked ziti, fettuccine Alfredo with chicken or cheese ravioli with meatballs. Cost includes salad and bread. 

Mamma DiSalvo's Spaghetti Italian Ristorante spaghetti dinner.

Mamma DiSalvo's Italian Ristorante 

1375 E. Stroop Rd., Dayton 

Call 937-299-5831 to order and for curbside pickup 

www.mammadisalvo.com 

- Manicotti for four with salad and bread, $51.80 

- Baked Ziti with meatballs for four with salad and bread, $51.80 

- Chicken scallipini for four with salad and bread, $59.80 

- Penne Alfredo with chicken and spinach for four with salad and bread, $51.80 

- Spaghetti with meatballs for four with salad and bread, $43.80 

Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay house wine is available for purchase for $17 a bottle. 

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As restaurants grapple with these changes over the course of the next month expect to see many more curbside pickup and takeout delivery options announced for different restaurants in town. Consider bundling up and getting a gift card while you're at it and don't forget to tip. Our favorite restaurants and servers need us now more than ever. 

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Contact contributing writer Alexis Larsen at alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com.

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