La Bella Italia has had a year full of ups and downs. Earlier this month we were honoured and surprised to be selected among the 70 Best Restaurants with a Pizzeria in the World, a list drafted by Heinz Beck and Enrico Famà of the Ristorazione Italiana Magazine.
Antonio’s mother and sister collected the award in absentia, which was presented at a dinner hosted in Rome. They say however that he must come and pick it up from them in person.
Antonio has always been dedicated to keeping the food and atmosphere at La Bella authentic and traditional. It is because of this passion for Italy, and for food, and New Zealand that Antonio is so proud to have been selected for this list. La Bella Italia is where Antonio shares his love for Italy with New Zealand, through his food, his conversation, and his tours every year.
Click here for the full list of winners chosen from 34 countries around the globe.