Scottish Italian Awards Winners 2015

scottish italian awards 2015

scottish italian awards 2015Scotland’s Best Italian Businesses Recognised

Sunday night saw a glittering party as the third annual Scottish Italian Awards announced it’s winners.
Awards such as “Best Pizza”  and“Best Wine List” were celebrated at The Glasgow City Hotel.    Over 65,000 votes were cast across the 16 categories open for public vote this year, and shortlisted finalists were then visited and independently judged by a panel of industry experts.  The event was again hosted by comedian Des Clarke and stars including  the Alberti Twins, judge and patron to the event Aldo Zilli, lawyer and business woman Nancy Dell’Ollio and X Factor 2014 runner up Andrea Faustini joined to celebrate.
Winners this year from the East include our first female best chef champion Daniela Di Marco from Osteria in North Berwick, judged by celebrity Chef Aldo Zilli and a panel of judges at a cook off earlier this month. Osteria will also walk away with our Best restaurant (under 50 seats) prize.
Warren Paul, CEO and founder of the event said “in just 3 years we have built an event that Italians across Scotland want to be attached to. All our finalists deserve to be there, and with over1000 venues competing this year just getting to the final is a huge achievement”.
He added “The Italian Awards are delighted to once again recognise businesses that are quickly becoming staples in Scottish Italian culture; we aim to create a platform to showcase and highlight Italian cuisine, businesses and Italian history. This year sees a lot of new blood to the competition, and the competition has been the fiercest yet, and I’m very excited to see so many deserving winners”


Full List of Winners

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)
Runner Up: Giancarlo’s (Tranent) & The Main Course Restaurant
Best Chef:
Winner: Daniela Di Marco, Osteria, North Berwick
Runners Up: Mark Paterson, Brunos Italian Restaurant, Dumfries &
Danny Coyle, Bella Vita, Glasgow
People’s Choice Award:
Winner: Giacopazzi’s (Eyemouth)
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Winner: Cav. Dama Mary Contini

scottish italian awards 2015

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