What are the Italian Awards?

The Italian Awards seek to showcase and reward the nations’ favourite Italian restaurants, pizzerias, café and more! Following five fantastic years in Scotland, and three brilliant iterations in England we are now reaching out to the Welsh Italian community to compete in the biggest competition for the industry!

If you’re lucky enough to be the top 5 voted establishment in your category you will be visited by our panel of esteemed independent judges and scored accordingly; the judge’s decisions are final, and the winner will be crowned at our glitzy gala final.

Sound interesting? Well get in touch with the team today and start your path to becoming an award-winning venue.

Come join the family!


How do I get involved?

Businesses can note their interest in the awards at any time here however this is not obligatory to be considered in the awards.

As we are a publicly led awards recognition scheme we welcome public nominations and contact all venues who receive a nomination to confirm their place in the awards and their eligibility in the nominated category.

It is then up to you to get your business to the final! Get those supporters and customers voting and you could find yourself shortlisted as one of Wales’s favourite Italian venues!


What’s the cost?

It is FREE to compete in the Welsh Italian Awards! As all voting is done through our website it’s completely free to register to take part. We even send out free promotional packs to help encourage your customers to vote!

If you’re successful in the voting stage and make it through as a finalist then we ask that judges’ visits be complimentary so that they may experience an unhindered judging process throughout Wales. Should you succeed to finalist status in more than one category you will only be judged once.

Our grand Gala Final, hitting Cardiff city centre in November, is a ticketed event, but with a night full of fine food, complimentary drinks and exceptional entertainment, aperitivo an Italian karaoke they are more than worth it!


Ready to #ComeJoinTheFamily? Register your interest now!