Added: 13th October 2015
The aptly named Bellissimo (which means ‘lovely’ in Italian) was deemed to be the best café in the country at the Italian Awards. Bellissimo reached the final thanks to votes from a happy public who have enjoyed their coffee and food over the last seven years since the café opened. Coffee shops and restaurants come and go, so the lasting success of this café shows that it’s winning hearts and minds (and stomachs) in Burnley. TripAdvisor reviews aren’t always kind, but the customers of Bellissimo left such complimentary reviews that the people behind the awards were impressed enough to include the café on their shortlist of candidates. And at the finals, the verdict was in: Bellissimo was there at the top.
Having made an impression on the public enough to get them to the finals of the awards, Bellissimo then impressed Giovanni’s fellow Italian, celebrity chef Aldo Zilli, who was one of the judges at the Italian awards. Winning over a famous and acclaimed chef enhances Bellissimo’s achievement; of all the coffee shops throughout the UK, theirs was the best.