Bertolli have now announced the winners of the Bertolli Spread Olive D’Oro Awards, which celebrate 50 years of Italian food in the UK.
Bertolli has revealed that the winners of its Bertolli Spread Olive D’Oro Awards, run in partnership with bbcgoodfood.co.uk, were both from the North of the UK. Edinburgh’s renowned, family-run Valvona & Crolla took first place in the deli category, while Casa Mia Millennium – the latest edition to the Mazzolla family’s Italian empire in Leeds – was voted the top trattoria in the UK.
More excitingly for us here in the South West is that Bristol were represented in the trattoria category, with Trattoria da Renato on King Street taking fourth place.
The Awards were voted for by the public, to recognise the nation’s best authentic Italian delis and trattorias and to celebrate 50 years of Italian food in the UK.
Gennaro Contaldo, Italian chef and restaurateur, and ambassador for the awards, said: “As a brand born out of Italy, Bertolli is marking 50 years of Italian food in the UK with a celebration of the best Italian eateries across the country. The winning establishments share Bertolli’s values of quality and authenticity, and we are proud to award them with the Bertolli Spread Olive D’Oro.”
The full list of winners in each category is as follows…
Top 10 Delis:
1. Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh
2. Gusto, Cheltenham
3. La Parmigiana, Swansea
4. Limoncello, Cambridge
5. Piccola Italia, Worthing
6. The Pasta Shop, Peterborough
7. Il Pessetino, Plymouth
8. Via Vecchia, York
9. The Italian Deli, Bedford
10. Filippetto’s Italian Delicatessen, Amersham
Top 10 Trattorias:
1. Casa Mia Millenium, Leeds
2. Rosso, Manchester
3. Salvo’s, Leeds
4. Trattoria da Renato, Bristol
5. Olive Press, Preston
6. Branca, Oxford
7. Ennios Al Porto, Southampton
8. Trattoria Rustica, Norwich
9. Villa Romana, Fareham
10. Umberto’s Ristorante, Norfolk
For more information about the awards, visit www.bertolli.co.uk.