Pensacola restaurant that opened in 2020: Guide to eating out

While 2020 was far from ideal for the restaurant industry as it navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, it still produced dozens of entrepreneurs in the Pensacola area who made their restaurant dreams come true. 

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Below are the 30-plus restaurants that started their journeys in Pensacola in 2020, listed in chronological order. Now you can head into the new year hungry and ready to patronize the many new local restaurants that endured pitfalls at one point or another this year. 

Omar Torres, executive chef and director of food and beverage at Bonsai, displays an order of Kurobuta pork belly at the restaurant in May. The restaurant opened in 2020 on the second floor of the Hilton Pensacola Beach.

Pizza Kitchen 

Address: 3012 N. Ninth Ave., Pensacola

Phone: 850-439-5247

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Info: The fast-service, carryout-only restaurant on Ninth is run by three cousins with decades of restaurant industry experience among them. In January, Pizza Kitchen replaced a Wing Shop in a small plaza just north of East Hill. Pizza Kitchen hangs its hat on its gargantuan menu that includes 17 specialty pizzas, close to a dozen calzone varieties and almost 20 pasta items. 

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