Sugo Pasta Kitchen is cancelling its covers following the recommended social distancing measures announced by the government on Monday.
The popular restaurant made the announcement on Monday morning via social media, confirming that no service would take place for the next two days (17 and 18 March) so they could have "some time to consider [a] full response to this mighty problem."
Seeing Sugo empty by night will be a peculiar sight, with the restaurant typically packed to the rafters since it opening its doors in summer 2018.
Both its locations in Ancoats and Altrincham will be locking up until after mid-week as bosses determine the best course of action ahead of a seriously testing few weeks.
The local hospitality sector is expected to be hit hard by the outbreak of COVID-19 and the government's subsequent recommendation to avoid pubs, bars and restaurants.
Some eateries are already looking at ways to send food out to customers instead, with Deliveroo and Just Eat currently offering "contact-free delivery" services to minimise the chances of contagion.