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Okanagan pizzeria ranks among Canada's top spots to eat outside

The patio at DunnEnzies Pizza Co. is one of the top 100 for outdoor dining in Canada, according to OpenTable.
The patio at DunnEnzies Pizza Co. is one of the top 100 for outdoor dining in Canada, according to OpenTable.
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Patio season will soon be in full swing starting with the Victoria Day long weekend approaching, and diners are spoiled in the Okanagan, where some of Canada’s most popular restaurants for outdoor dining can be found.

OpenTable, an online reservation service, has ranked five Okanagan restaurants in the top 100 across the country for eating outside.

The list includes Shaughnessy's Cove in Summerland and Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Family Estate in West Kelowna.

In Kelowna, the Old Vines Restaurant at Quails' Gate Estate Winery and Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery both made the top 100, as well as one casual establishment – the DunnEnzies Pizza in the Lower Mission.

DunnEnzies was given a special mention for being pet-friendly.

READ MORE: Okanagan home to 7 of top 100 most romantic restaurants in Canada

“As the first summer and patio season in two years without lockdowns or restrictions, the energy and excitement from Canadians is palpable,” Matt Davis with OpenTable Canada said in a press release.

“We expect this list of 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining to be the season’s go-to resource for those exploring spots in their own backyard or planning travel throughout the country.”

The list of Canada’s 100 best restaurants for outdoor dining includes 21 from British Columbia. OpenTable compiled it by analyzing 820,963 reviews from between March 1, 2021 and Feb. 28, 2022.

– This story was corrected at 8:48 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022, to say the Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery is located in Kelowna, not Lake Country as originally reported.

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