IT’S official. Italian food is one of Australia’s favourite cuisines to dial for and get delivered.
But one pizzeria has taken the national title in the Menulog Restaurant Awards.
The restaurant has two locations in Sydney’s Inner West in Enmore and Marrickville, and specialises in Lebanese style pizza and wraps, as well as their ‘create your own style pizza’.
Menulog Managing Director Alistair Venn said the Menulog Restaurant Awards are selected based on a restaurant’s popularity, rating and customer satisfaction.
“We’re always looking for new ways to support and recognise the work of our local restaurant partners,” he said.
“The Menulog Restaurant Awards are a new iteration of our ‘Tasty Takeaway’ Awards, designed to better recognise the broader and more diverse selection of restaurants we now have on the platform.”
The new awards process meant every restaurant on Menulog had the chance to take home a prize, with 250 local restaurants receiving accolades for their specific cuisine type, along with six overall regional winners.
Manoosh Pizzeria co-owner Charlie Hoyek said: “We are thrilled to have received this kind of award when we know there are so many fantastic restaurants on Menulog. We pride ourselves on being able to cater for all tastes and so it’s fantastic to be recognised by Menulog through reviews and satisfaction from our customers.”
Three of the six regional trophies for the 2016 Menulog Restaurant Awards also went to Italian eateries.
These winners are:
● NSW — Doytao Thai, Newtown
● VIC — Pepperoni’s, Melbourne
● WA — Mondo Fresco, North Perth
● QLD — Lummy’s Chinese Restaurant, Mermaid Waters
● SA — Cici’s Pizza Kitchen, Hindmarsh
● ACT — Chong CO Thai Restaurant and Bar, Belconnen
From 2017, the Menulog Restaurant Awards will be a biannual awards program, with the summer awards announced each December and the winter awards announced each July.