A Tavola in Over-the-Rhine Closing Its Doors Indefinitely

"After continued hard work and dedication from our team we need some time to reset. We do not have a time frame for reopening."

Jun 16, 2020 at 12:23 pm
click to enlarge A Tavola OTR - Photo: CityBeat
Photo: CityBeat
A Tavola OTR

A Tavola OTR announced on its Facebook page that it will be closing it's Over-the-Rhine location for an unspecified amount of time.

"After 9 years, it is with a heavy heart we have decided to temporarily close our doors at this location," the post reads. "Over the past three months we have worked hard to keep our doors open for both our team and for the neighborhood, however, after, continued hard work and dedication from our team we need some time to reset. We do not have a time frame for reopening."

The restaurant group's second A Tavola location in Madeira and their Taglio pizzerias in Over-the-Rhine and Columbia Tusculum are still open.

This is not the first OTR pizza place to announce its indefinite closure in recent days.

Harvest Pizzeria — the Columbus-based eatery located at Findlay Market and well-known for its wood-fired pizzas and local ingredients — announced in a Facebook post on on June 13 that they made the difficult decision to close "for a bit in the hopes that things will soon resume to a place where normal restaurant operations are sustainable."

In April, a survey taken by the Ohio Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association showed that, nationally — as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and associated orders — four out of 10 restaurants have closed their doors and some have no hope of reopening. In Ohio, that number is closer to five out of 10. And 60 percent of restaurant owners said "existing federal relief programs — including the CARES Act — will not enable them to keep their employees on payroll throughout the downturn."