The search begins for Lancashire's Italian Restaurant of the Year

Where is your favourite?
Where is your favourite?

We are on the hunt for the best Italian Restaurant of 2017.

A pasta or a pizza? Spaghetti or penne? Pepperoni or anchovy?We all love to sit down to an Italian meal and, with thousands of Italian restaurants in the UK, we all have our favourite.

Now we want you to tell us which local restaurant gets your vote.

It could be because of the fresh and innovative cuisine, traditional-style dishes, select and exclusive dishes you can find in only the restaurant you use.

Perhaps you love the friendly staff, the traditional style or the outrageous décor of the restaurant? Maybe it’s so much more than a place you go to for a pizza or a pasta? We have drawn up a shortlist of restaurants and eateries that will compete for the title of Italian Restaurant of the Year 2017.

The details of eligible restaurants will be published online until Saturday, November 25, 2017.

So who is deserving of a place in our top10?

To vote from the list, simply return the coupon in the Lancashire Post, stating the voting number, full name and address of the Italian restaurant you wish to nominate. Nominations close on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Please be aware photocopied or defaced coupons will not be accepted.

Coupons hand delivered to the office or coupons that are received after the closing date will also not be accepted.

Here are this year's entries:

1 Slice Of Sicily, 7 Priory Lane, Penwortham

2 The Villa Italian, Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston

3 Quattro (U K) Ltd, 30 Great George Street, Preston

4 The Café Bar, 11B Winckley St, Preston

5 Pizza Express, 14 Winckley Street, Preston

6Tino’s, 21 Hill Street, Preston

7 Angelo’s, 33 Avenham Street, Preston

8 Pizza Hut, Deepdale Retail Park, Preston

9 Salvatore, 61-63 Liverpool Road, Penwortham

10 Il Gusto d’Italia, 4 - 8 Watery Lane, Ashton on Ribble

11 Baffito’s Preston, Navigation Way, Ashton on Ribble

12 Marino’s, 156 Watling Street Road, Fulwood

13 Slice Of Sicily, 333 Garstang Road, Fulwood

14 Antonello’s, 69 Hough Lane, Leyland

15 Isolabella, 81 Hough Lane, Leyland

16 Slice Of Sicily in Garstang, 113 Garstang Road , Fulwood

17 Guy’s, Canalside, St Michaels Road, Bilsborrow

18 Franco’s Pizzeria, 244 Preston Road, Grimsargh

19 Italian Orchard, 96 Whittingham Lane, Broughton

20 Lorenzos Restaurant, Preston New Road, Freckleton

21 The Villa Italian, Fleetwood Road, Greenhalgh

22 San Marco Ltd, Liverpool Old Road, Much Hoole

23 Porcinis, 84 Liverpool Road , Longton

24 Donalberto, 8 Mark Square, Tarleton

25 San Lorenzo, 143 Hoghton Lane, Hoghton,

26 Mezzo Italian bar & restaurant, Preston New Road, Samlesbury

27 Prezzo Preston, 10 Capitol Centre, Capitol Way, Walton le Dale

28 Pinocchio’s, 34 Chorley Road, Walton le Dale

29 Gusto Italia, 50b School Lane, Bamber Bridge

30 Dantes At Halfway House, 470, Preston Road, Clayton le Woods

31 Luciano’s at the Millstone, Bolton Road Anderton, Anderton

32 Italian Cottage, 12 Cheapside, Chorley

33 Papa Luigis, 169 Wigan Road, Euxton