Restaurant voted one of top ten in country

Executive chef Christopher Rose with manager Christopher Harrison.

Ennios restaurant in Southampton.

First published in Business

THEY produce some of the most authentic Italian food in Britain.

Staff at a restaurant in Southampton are celebrating today after being voted among the top ten in the country.

Ennios Al Porto in Town Quay Road is the seventh best trattoria in England according to the Bertolli Spread Olive D’Oro and BBC Good Food campaign.

Manager Christopher Harrison said: “I am really gobsmacked. We usually win in Hampshire but to be voted among the top in England is sensational and really good for Southampton.”

Villa Romana in Fareham also made the top ten, coming ninth in the national vote.

Its manager Maurizio Dipancrazio said: “We are really pleased because it shows hard work pays off and that our customers appreciate that.”

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11:27am Wed 27 Jun 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

Oh at last some good news about our city.

Congratulations to all the staff and management of the restaurant.
Oh at last some good news about our city. Congratulations to all the staff and management of the restaurant. Paramjit Bahia
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11:30am Wed 27 Jun 12

freemantlegirl2 says...

They're right it's a fab place! congrats to Ennios x
They're right it's a fab place! congrats to Ennios x freemantlegirl2
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12:20pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Shoong says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Oh at last some good news about our city.

Congratulations to all the staff and management of the restaurant.
I wish I was a fountain of optimism like you.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: Oh at last some good news about our city. Congratulations to all the staff and management of the restaurant.[/p][/quote]I wish I was a fountain of optimism like you. Shoong
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12:21pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Stillness says...

Justa like Mama used to make. Shame Mama was from Germany. Joking aside the food is spot on.
Justa like Mama used to make. Shame Mama was from Germany. Joking aside the food is spot on. Stillness
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12:49pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Irate Wintonian says...

Where did Lupa come? Always lovely food there and the coffee is most excellent.
Where did Lupa come? Always lovely food there and the coffee is most excellent. Irate Wintonian
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12:56pm Wed 27 Jun 12

lambo83 says...

Stillness wrote:
Justa like Mama used to make. Shame Mama was from Germany. Joking aside the food is spot on.
This was joking?
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: Justa like Mama used to make. Shame Mama was from Germany. Joking aside the food is spot on.[/p][/quote]This was joking? lambo83
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1:02pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Stillness says...

lambo83 wrote:
Stillness wrote:
Justa like Mama used to make. Shame Mama was from Germany. Joking aside the food is spot on.
This was joking?
Must be my German sense of humor.
[quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: Justa like Mama used to make. Shame Mama was from Germany. Joking aside the food is spot on.[/p][/quote]This was joking?[/p][/quote]Must be my German sense of humor. Stillness
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2:12pm Wed 27 Jun 12

lambo83 says...

Stillness wrote:
lambo83 wrote:
Stillness wrote: Justa like Mama used to make. Shame Mama was from Germany. Joking aside the food is spot on.
This was joking?
Must be my German sense of humor.
Haha
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: Justa like Mama used to make. Shame Mama was from Germany. Joking aside the food is spot on.[/p][/quote]This was joking?[/p][/quote]Must be my German sense of humor.[/p][/quote]Haha lambo83
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2:52pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Maine Lobster says...

It must have changed a lot then. Unfortunately my, one and only ever visit was several years ago when we were served microwaved, defrosted lasagne swimming in water. If they have turned it round since then, I congratulate them.
It must have changed a lot then. Unfortunately my, one and only ever visit was several years ago when we were served microwaved, defrosted lasagne swimming in water. If they have turned it round since then, I congratulate them. Maine Lobster
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2:58pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Stillness says...

Maine Lobster wrote:
It must have changed a lot then. Unfortunately my, one and only ever visit was several years ago when we were served microwaved, defrosted lasagne swimming in water. If they have turned it round since then, I congratulate them.
Can't think why they would have added water to your lasagne, microwaved or otherwise. Maybe they had been watching Heston Blumenthal.
[quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: It must have changed a lot then. Unfortunately my, one and only ever visit was several years ago when we were served microwaved, defrosted lasagne swimming in water. If they have turned it round since then, I congratulate them.[/p][/quote]Can't think why they would have added water to your lasagne, microwaved or otherwise. Maybe they had been watching Heston Blumenthal. Stillness
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7:36pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Markmag says...

Only time I went to Ennios water started flooding through the electrical light fixings from the hotel above. To be fair I doubt that happens that often. Lupa is great food at great prices but service can be dreadful - you'll get each member of staff come to you every minute until they get busy, then you'll have to wait an hour just to get a menu. Best Italian in Southampton is Milan. Great food, great prices, and great service.
Only time I went to Ennios water started flooding through the electrical light fixings from the hotel above. To be fair I doubt that happens that often. Lupa is great food at great prices but service can be dreadful - you'll get each member of staff come to you every minute until they get busy, then you'll have to wait an hour just to get a menu. Best Italian in Southampton is Milan. Great food, great prices, and great service. Markmag
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7:39pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Markmag says...

Forgot to mention Puccinis on Shirley High Street which is always good too.
Forgot to mention Puccinis on Shirley High Street which is always good too. Markmag
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8:33pm Wed 27 Jun 12

huckit P says...

And if you want to venture further try La Fenice in Eastleigh. The food is very good and the waitresses are very nice!!! Lovely atmosphere as well.
And if you want to venture further try La Fenice in Eastleigh. The food is very good and the waitresses are very nice!!! Lovely atmosphere as well. huckit P
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9:52pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Stillness says...

Anyone know of a great English?
Anyone know of a great English? Stillness
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10:39am Fri 29 Jun 12

Avery T Decanary says...

I ate at Ennios for the first time last month. The food and the service were first class. Congratulations to them.
I ate at Ennios for the first time last month. The food and the service were first class. Congratulations to them. Avery T Decanary
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3:19pm Fri 29 Jun 12

pushamara says...

I went a few years ago, food was very expensive for hardly anything and tasted awful. Service was also very poor. Avoid!!
I went a few years ago, food was very expensive for hardly anything and tasted awful. Service was also very poor. Avoid!! pushamara
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1:41am Sat 30 Jun 12

andysaints007 says...

Markmag wrote:
Forgot to mention Puccinis on Shirley High Street which is always good too.
Puccinis!!! Are you serious? Go to Italy and eat and then tell us if it tastes 'Italian' there !!
[quote][p][bold]Markmag[/bold] wrote: Forgot to mention Puccinis on Shirley High Street which is always good too.[/p][/quote]Puccinis!!! Are you serious? Go to Italy and eat and then tell us if it tastes 'Italian' there !! andysaints007
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1:47am Sat 30 Jun 12

andysaints007 says...

Just Googled their menu - it's only 3 times what I paid in Venice last week - so I would expect it to be good!
Just Googled their menu - it's only 3 times what I paid in Venice last week - so I would expect it to be good! andysaints007
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