Twins Take On… Scottish Italian Awards

image5Welcome to the Scottish Italian awards…

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.


image2image3image4image6image1.PNGSeeing 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…

Best Deli/Cafe:

Winner: North Star Cafe, Glasgow

Best Gelateria:

Winner: Vanilla Joes, Irvine

Best fish & Chips:

Winner: Giovanni’s Fishbar, Edinburgh

Runners Up: The Bridge, Sauchie & Sandro’s, Johnstone

Best Pasta:

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

Best Pizzeria:

Winner: La Vita (Bishopbriggs)

Runners Up: Giancarlo’s (Tranent) & Amaretto (Bridge of Weir)

Best Pizza:

Winner: West End Fryer, Bathgate

Runners Up: Di Vito’s, Hamilton & La Favorita Delivered

Best Business:

Winner: Moriconi, Italy, Glasgow

Best Newcomer:

Winner : Gusto, Glasgow

Best Restaurant, under 50 seats:

Winner: Osteria, North Berwick

Runners Up: Celinos, Glasgow & La Parmigiana, Glasgow

Best Team:

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

Best Barista:

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)

image9Thank you to the Scottish Italian Awards and we will see you next year… Twins Take On…

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