Check out the The Italian Awards’ categories 2019 and choose the right ones for you!
These awards will feature finalists from across Britain:
Favourite Italian Business
This award is for any British based business that is led with an Italian head & heart! Not limited to the hospitality industry this category welcomes all nominations.
A good ice cream makes everything better; this category will award genuine gelato, lovely atmosphere and great customer service.
Best Family Friendly Restaurant
This award aims to highlight (and thank!) the most family friendly eatery in Britain.
‘Cuoco’ of the year
Finalists in this category will have to amaze you and our judges with a unique and first-class dish. All finalists in this category will be required to attend the cook-off on Wednesday 18th September at the Cheshire Cookery School.
A chance to celebrate Nonna’s secret recipe! Best pasta will be judged on a single dish, so prepare to dazzle our panel with your signature pasta. All finalists in this category will be required to attend a practical final on Wednesday 18th September at the Cheshire Cookery School.
For that team that really goes the extra mile and work together like no other.
This category is limited to any venues recently open it and aims to reward that classic Italian entrepreneur spirit! These businesses competing in this category can not have been open any longer than 18 months from the date of the Gala Final on 6th October 2019.
Best Wine List
This category is for those Italian wine selections that perfectly represents the best Italian regions in a glass!
Best Authentic Menu
We are looking for Scottish establishments which effectively represent Italian tradition and originality through their food options. This category focuses heavily on ingredients used to signify specific Italian cities and regions, such as through the use of FDO and PGI-stamped ingredients.
We’re looking for the best café; selling everything from the perfect panini and sweet treats to gorgeous coffee and original Italian produce.
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.
Drinks + nibbles + Italian atmosphere = Italian Aperitivo! Finalists in this category are able to recreate the Italian aperitivo vibe presenting delicious nibbles and refreshing drinks.
Best Family Owned Restaurant
This award recognises restaurants who have their Italian family roots embedded in everything they do, from cooking the finest quality dishes to serving their loyal customers.
These awards will reward the very best venues in their regions before crowing an overall national winner. Our regionalised categories will be:
Best Italian Restaurant under 50 seats
This category is assigned to an outstanding Italian restaurant under 50 seats which is loved by the public for both their authentic, high-quality food and admirable service.
Best Italian Restaurant over 50 seats
This category is assigned to an outstanding Italian restaurant over 50 seats which is loved by the public for both their authentic, high-quality food and admirable service.
British Final – UK National Italian Pizza Championship (England & Wales live competition final)
The UK Pizza Championship in association with the Italian Awards is brought to life to award the best ‘pizzaiolo’ in the UK. Pizza chefs will challenge themselves in a practical final and they will be judged by a special guest directly from Italy.
Winner of the British Final will be invited to showcase his talent at the UK National final in Glasgow on 10th November where the UK National Champion Winner will be announced.