A well-loved, albeit short-lived, modern Italian eatery has announced that it has permanently closed its doors.
Frat’s Cucina, which opened just last year as part of King William Street’s restaurant row, quickly became a visually stunning fixture of the street’s iconic group of dining establishments.
Specializing in particularly delicious made-to-order pizzas as well as pasta, salads, and share plates, Frat’s featured a small-yet-mighty menu with a beautiful interior aesthetic to match.
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The hardest part of our closing will be saying goodbye to our loyal guests. We thank you for your support and for allowing us to be a place for sharing a meal and creating memories. To our incredible staff who have brought Frat's Cucina to life each and every day, we thank you for the dedication and passion you brought to everything you did. You truly helped Frat's come to life. And to the vibrant dining community of King William St. in Hamilton, we have enjoyed serving, and developing relationships with you. To be a part of the continually evolving food scene in this city has been an immense privilege and we will take what we have learned and carry it with us. Wishing you all, the very best. Till we meet again… Addio.
However, the restaurant just announced this afternoon via its Instagram page that it has permanently closed its doors and turned off its pizza ovens effective immediately.
“The hardest part of our closing will be saying goodbye to our loyal guests,” says Frat’s Cucina in their heartfelt farewell announcement.
“To be part of the continually evolving food scene in this city has been an immense privilege and we will take what we have learned and carry it with us.”
While the popular eatery hasn’t explicitly stated whether or not the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic were a key reason for the closure, it’s hard to imagine our current realities – and their impact on small businesses and the hospitality industry – didn’t play at least a small role.
To read more, check out Frat’s Cucina on social media.
Lead image courtesy of @fratscucina