Updated: May 7, 2023

All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately that’s also the case for restaurants. Here’s a look at the Berks County restaurants that closed in 2023:

Olyvia’s Italian Eatery

After 15 years in business, Olyvia’s Italian Eatery closed its doors in May 2023. The announcement was made on the restaurant’s Facebook page on May 5. No further information was given. This now leaves the corner of Pricetown Road and Route 662 without an Italian restaurant after having two for the last decade-plus. Mazzola’s moved from the opposite corner to a strip mall just west on Pricetown Road, opening at the new location earlier this year.

Effie’s Charcoal Chef
Exeter Township

After 16 years, Effie’s Charcoal Chef closed its doors at the end of March. The restaurant, located along Perkiomen Avenue in Exeter Township, was sold and the owner is retiring. A second location of Norte Sur Mexican Restaurant is opening soon in the location.

Tino’s Pizzeria & Bar

In late February, it was announced that Tino’s Pizzeria & Bar in Wyomissing (formerly Santino’s) would be closing for renovations with a goal of re-opening in mid-May. It was later announced that it would be more than a renovation as the space will open as State Hill Craft Cocktails & Kitchen, which is still anticipted to open in May/June 2023.

overhead view of a green plate with two pitas topped with chana masala and pickled red onion next to a cup with orange colored carrot ginger soup

The Greenhouse Cafe

After three years, the Greenhouse Café in Wyomissing as closed. February 12 was the last day at the location. According to the restaurant owners, the landlord was asking for the café to be open longer hours than they could staff and be profitable so they are currently looking for a new location. In the meantime, Greenhouse is partnering with Hill Road Coffee Roasters in Mohnton to offer pre-order pickup meals beginning in March. A second location for City Girl Juice will take over the café space sometime in spring.

The outside of a restaurant with a black sign reading "Ezekiel 47" hanging above the door

Ezeikel 47
West Reading

After less than a year operating along Sixth Avenue in West Reading, Ezekiel 47 closed its doors in early 2023. The cafe specialized in teas from around the world. The owners said in a Facebook post that they were no longer operating a storefront location and that they are unsure of how they will serve customers in the future.

Do you know of a Berks County restaurant that has recently closed? Let us know by emailing berkscountyeats@gmail.com.

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