Best Deli/Café

New category for 2015 – We’re looking for the best takeaway or sit in delicatessen delights; selling everything from the perfect panini and sweet treats to gorgeous deli cuts and original Italian produce.

Best Gelateria

To many, Scotland’s ice cream parlours are the only real rival to the Italian originals; this category will award both truly unique flavours and classic recipes.

Best Fish & Chips

The award for those venues that take Scottish fish & tatties and give them a unique Italian spin.

Best Pizzeria

New category for 2015 – Our judges are looking for a truly authentic venue that evokes the iconic Italian eatery. Finalists will be asked to show their full prep and baking process.

Best Pizza

Be it a Neapolitan margherita or a fusion creation we’re looking for the best. Celebrity chef and head judge Aldo Zilli will oversee the judging of the category.

Best Pasta

A chance to celebrate Nonna’s secret recipe! Best pasta will be judged on a single dish, so prepareto dazzle our judges with your signature pasta.

Best Wine List

This category is for those Italian wine selections that perfectly compliment your dish, making it an unforgettable meal.

Best Barista

This category rewards all the coffee lovers. Looking for real barista flair, beautiful foam art and of course that real Italian strength and flavour.

Best Chef

Not only will the Best Chef Nominees cook you truly exceptional dishes, they will also have to cook for top celebrity chef Aldo Zilli at the Best Chef cook off! This year we ask you to bring your own ingredients and amaze Aldo with a signature dish.

Best Team

For that team that really goes the extra mile and work together like no other.

Best Family Restaurant

This award aims to highlight (and thank!) the most family friendly eatery in Scotland.

Best Marketing Team

This award celebrates great engagement with customers, be it in print, online or through social media.

Best Newcomer (Open Since Nov 2014)

This category is limited to any venues open since November 2014 and aims to reward that classic Italian entrepreneur spirit!

Best Small Restaurant (Under 50 seats)

Italians know that sometimes the best things come in smaller packages. This category is for any restaurant that caters for less than 50 seats.

Best Restaurant

This award is for that restaurant that combines all of the above and lures you back again and again.

Best Italian Business

Open to all kinds of businesses led with an Italian spirit!