Edinburgh Italian restaurant Divino Enoteca wins three awards  

This year’s Scottish Italian Awards saw Edinburgh restaurant Divino Enoteca named a triple winner, taking accolades for ‘Scotland’s Best Wine Selection’, ‘Scotland’s Best Pasta Chef’, and ‘Scotland’s Best Chef’.

The 10th anniversary of the Scottish Italian Awards saw over 750 guests gather at the Double Tree Hilton in Glasgow for an evening celebrating the best of the Italian hospitality community.

Divino was flying the flag for Edinburgh on the night, as the sole award winners from the capital city, capping off a successful year which has included visits from Prince Albert of Monaco and Gerard Butler, following a £100,000 renovation at the end of 2022.

Chef Andrea Callistro

On Merchant Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, Divino is known for high-quality food that is said to offer a ‘modern and creative’ take on Italian cuisine, created by Chef Andrea Calistro, who was honoured with awards for ‘Scotland’s Best Chef’ and ‘Best Pasta Chef’.

Co-owner Alberto Crolla was delighted with the awards recognition:  “While we strive for excellence each day of the year, awards like this are a testament to the team’s dedication to providing an incredible experience for each customer that visits our restaurant.

“This hat-trick of award wins makes a wonderful ending to an exciting year at Divino that began with a freshly unveiled restaurant and saw a myriad of exciting events like regionally themed nights and celebrity guests that keep our team energised to keep up the remarkable work they’re doing.”

The Crolla family have been at the forefront of Italian hospitality in the capital since Vittoria on the Walk first opened in Leith more than 50 years ago. Now three generations of the family have expanded the Vittoria group across the city.