The Scottish Italian Awards held in Glasgow are going from strength to strength, and winners are now reaping the rewards that being an award winning venue brings.
They pride themselves in being the fairest contest in the country, handing power over to the people who really matter, the general public. The public were invited to vote for their favourite Italian venues/businesses across Scotland.
We were invited to attend the Scottish Italian Awards last week and had the most amazing night. Catching up with The Boss as we call him Aldo Zilli and the beautiful Nancy Dellolio at the event. Also we had the pleasure of meeting X Factor contestant Andrea Faustini who performed on the night and was amazing as ever.
Seeing all the family run restaurants show so much passion and support to each other was amazing and beautiful to see. It really made our hearts fill with pride and happiness witnessing all the great achievements and hard work. The evening really did make us proud to be Italian.
We spoke to some amazing people and restaurant owners and staff. They are so hard working and dedicated and deserve all the praise they get. Congratulations to the Winners on the night.
Here is the list of the Winners on the night…
Winner: North Star Cafe, Glasgow
Winner: Vanilla Joes, Irvine
Best fish & Chips:
Winner: Giovanni’s Fishbar, Edinburgh
Runners Up: The Bridge, Sauchie & Sandro’s, Johnstone
Winner: Virginia’s, Aberdeen
Runners Up: Piccolo Mondo, Glasgow & Paolo’s Italian, Galashiels
Best Wine List:
Winner: Divino Enoteca, Edinburgh
Runner Up: La Lanterna, Glasgow
Winner: La Vita (Bishopbriggs)
Runners Up: Giancarlo’s (Tranent) & Amaretto (Bridge of Weir)
Winner: West End Fryer, Bathgate
Runners Up: Di Vito’s, Hamilton & La Favorita Delivered
Winner: Moriconi, Italy, Glasgow
Winner : Gusto, Glasgow
Best Restaurant, under 50 seats:
Winner: Osteria, North Berwick
Runners Up: Celinos, Glasgow & La Parmigiana, Glasgow
Winner: La Lanterna, Glasgow
Runners Up: Little Italy, Penicuik & Guido’s, Linwood
Best Family Restaurant:
Winner: Rigatoni’s, Edinburgh
Runners Up: Vittoria On The Walk, Edinburgh & Amaretto, Bridge Of Weir
Best Marketing Team:
Winner: Toni’s Pizzeria, Glasgow
Winner: Janettas Gelateria, Mark Edwards, St Andrews
Runners Up: Vanilla Joe’s, Cheryl Lamont, Irvine & Oblo, Anna Mendyk, Eyemouth
Best restaurant, Over 50 seats:
Winner: La Lanterna (Glasgow)