Dolce Vita’s pizza the ac­tion at top awards Hard work pays off as Mar­i­anna scoops two gongs

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Thom­son

Staff at a pop­u­lar Wishaw take­away were cel­e­brat­ing af­ter scoop­ing two gongs at a na­tional awards cer­e­mony.

Dolce Vita, in Hill Street, picked up the awards for Take­away of the Year in the south west of Scot­land as well as the na­tional prize at the Food Awards Scot­land cer­e­mony in Glas­gow.

The well de­served awards, which saw the take­away nom­i­nated by its cus­tomers, de­lighted staff at Dolce Vita which opened as a take­away back in 2013.

Mar­i­anna Chier­chia restarted Dolce Vita un­der the same name of mum Carol and dad Guiseppe’s restau­rant which be­gan life in Wishaw back in 1986.

Mar­i­anna, 25, said: “It’s re­ally pleas­ing to be recog­nised in this way.

“Wishaw isn’t a big place and doesn’t get a lot of at­ten­tion, so to win some­thing like this is great.

“We picked up a run­ners-up prize at the Ital­ian Awards for best pizza which was also great. But it was our cus­tomers who nom­i­nated us for these awards, which made it spe­cial.”

It was very much a fam­ily affair at the awards cer­e­mony at the Crowne Plaza Ho­tel in Glas­gow with Mar­i­anna joined by her mum and dad as well as other staff mem­bers.

Mar­i­anna added: “I de­cided to open the take­away back in 2013 and wanted ev­ery­one to know we were back in Wishaw.

“We have had a lot of older cus­tomers com­ing back to us be­cause of the Dolce Vita name.

“I’m only 25 and I am work­ing ev­ery week­end but I’m used to it.

“We have put a lot of time and ef­fort into this and mum and dad were re­ally pleased to see us get that kind of recog­ni­tion.

“I would like to thank all our staff for all their hard work as well.”

We have put a lot of time and ef­fort into this . . .

Top team Mar­i­anna Chier­chia and dad Guiseppe cel­e­brate Dolce Vita’s suc­cess

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