AN AWARD-winning Italian restaurant has scooped another prestigious accolade naming it the best in Cumbria.

San Pietro in Windermere was crowned the best Italian restaurant in the county at the Englands Business Awards.

The restaurant, located at Jester Court on Birch Street, has been run by owner Jason Turner and his wife Yui since 2018.

The couple said they were ‘so proud’ to have won the award for a second year and expressed their thanks to everyone who voted.

And according to a statement they released online, the business beat off stiff competition with more than a thousand entries being submitted for this year’s awards.

In a statement they said: “We are so proud to announce that we won for the second year Best Italian Restaurant In Cumbria out of 1,000 entries.

“We would like to thank each and every one of you from our hearts that voted for us!

“And also each and every single team member for your hard work and dedication and support - this is yours guys and girls we couldn’t have done this without you.

“We’re so proud, we have worked and shall continue to work tirelessly to achieve what we have in San Pietro Windermere to now being recognised as one of the best restaurants in the area and now voted twice as best Italian restaurant in Cumbria is just an amazing feeling.

“Thank you all for your continued support we genuinely appreciate it.”

The restaurant is currently temporarily closed and is expected to reopen in early January next year.

The statement continued: “Wishing you all a fabulous Xmas and a Happy New Year 2022.

“See you when we reopen January 5-6, 2022.”