Greenock Chip Shop is nominated for famous Scottish Italian award

CHIP shop from Greenock hopes to be the winner after its nomination for two delicious awards.

People working at Gianni’s at the West station are delighted for being shortlisted for the Best Fish and Chips and Best Pizza awards at the popular Scottish Italian Awards 2016.

The history of the famous take away in Newton Street started ten years ago when Greenockian Gianni Demelas adopted and arrived in Inverclyde from Sardinia in 1989 at the age of 15.

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Gianni’s Chip shop is nominated for the  Scottish Italian awards

First, he started working at Aldo’s restaurant and then he moved in to his own business which meets a great success over the last few years.

Gianni confessed that he is overwhelmed for being nominated for these two remarkable awards.

He said: “We do well at pizzas and fish and chips and they are probably our best sellers.

“We deliver all over the place, even down to Wemyss Bay and Skelmorlie ,so we’re busy all the time.

“But it’s good and we’re pleased to be nominated for the awards.”

All the winners will be revealed at the glamorous event in Glasgow on November 13 but it is up to the public to reward their favourites and bring them in to final five for each category by voting online.

A judging panel will visit the finalists including the successful chef Italian chef and restaurateur Aldo Zilli.

Gianni also added: “We serve authentic pizza. A lot of our customers who have been in Italy know how a good pizza is like and they can see the difference. That’s what people have told me anyway.”

 

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