The cream of the Italian food and drink industry was celebrated at the Scottish Italian Awards, held in Glasgow.

Glasgow restaurants scooped top prizes in several categories as awards for wine, pasta, pizza, fish and chips and ice-cream were dished out.

La Lanterna West End, took the best newcomer prize.

Restaurateurs and staff from Italian businesses came from all over the country to the ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, for the fifth annual awards.

Aldo Zilli, ambassador for the Italian Awards, said: “Italian communities across the UK are a vital part of the hospitality industry and the Italian Awards provide opportunity to recognise and celebrate their contribution. I am proud to be a part of it. As a judge, I have met some very talented chefs and witnessed great development.”