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12 Ottawa Restaurants That Have Sadly Closed Their Doors Forever In 2020

Is your favorite eatery still open? 🍴

Saying goodbye is never easy. Sadly these 2020 Ottawa restaurant closures include many local favourites across town.

The last few months have been challenging for local businesses. Unfortunately, many haven't survived, like the ByWard Market's iconic The Fish Market.

The shutdown list continues to grow, and it feels like every few weeks, a new location has to close for good.

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Allegro Ristorante

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 422 Preston St., Ottawa, ON

About: Sadly, this gem in Little Italy had to close its doors after serving delicious pasta for over 30 years.

Grow Your Roots Cafe

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Cuisine: 220 Terence Matthews Cres., Ottawa, ON

Address: Vegan

About: Tucked away in Kanata, this cafe used to serve delicious vegan sandwiches, salads and sweets.

Nuvo Mexican

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Cuisine: Mexican

Address: 1481b Innes Rd., Ottawa, ON

About: This cheap taco eatery in the east end is now has said their final farewell.


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Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 750 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON

About: Recently, this beloved spot for sandwiches, waffles, and live music had to close.

Mason-Dixon Kitchen+Bar

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Cuisine: Southern smokehouse

Address: 424 Preston St., Ottawa, ON

About: After being open for four years, Little Italy's southern smokehouse will be missed.

Il Primo Ristorante

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 371 Preston St., Ottawa, ON

About: A local staple for Italian food, Il Primo Ristorante announced they were shutting down on Instagram in July.

DiVino Wine Studio

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 225 Preston St., Ottawa, ON

About: Previously offering cooking classes, Italian food, and olive oil tasting, DiVino closed this summer.

Stoneface Dolly’s

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Cuisine: Brunch

Address: 416 Preston St., Ottawa, ON

About: After serving mouthwatering brunch for 20 years, this family-run business had to say goodbye.

Continental Bagel Co.

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Cuisine: Bagels

Address: 5 Byward Market Sq., Ottawa, ON

About: Unfortunately, this shop in the Byward Market selling Montreal-style bagels is gone.

Tucker’s Marketplace

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Cuisine: Buffet

Address: 61 York St., Ottawa, ON

About: Another victim of 2020 is this buffet in the ByWard Market that offered a diverse range of food.

Highlander Pub

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Cuisine: Pub

Address: 115 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

About: After 18 years of being a meeting spot for cocktails and whiskey, The Highlander Pub is gone for good.

The Fish Market Restaurant

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Cuisine: Seafood

Address: 54 York St., Ottawa, ON

About: This closure was devastating, as they had been serving seafood to locals for 41 years.