Florios gets a slice of the action in UK top 20

Florios toast their success. front Carol Floris,Gabriella Floris Antonio Floris and Andrea Magro with staff celebrate. pic Richard Ponter 153004
Florios toast their success. front Carol Floris,Gabriella Floris Antonio Floris and Andrea Magro with staff celebrate. pic Richard Ponter 153004

A much-loved Italian restaurant - and Scarborough institution - has been named as one of the top 20 pizzerias in the UK.

Florios in Aberdeen Walk has been given the honour based on industry research and traveller feedback from TripAdvisor Media Group.

Owners Antonio and Carol Floris were surprised and delighted to receive an email informing them of the news.

Carol said: “We’re really chuffed. It’s a busy restaurant and everybody works so hard.

“It was a big surprise and everyone is really happy about it.”

The news quickly spread online, with Florios fans quick to offer their congratulations on Facebook.

Carol said: “We’ve been stopped by quite a few customers who had heard about it.

“People say it’s the best garlic bread in the world, which is great!”

The restaurant opened in 1986 - so will soon be celebrating its 30th anniversary - and has been in the family all that time. Carol says their aim now is to keep up the good work so customers are happy and keep coming back.

The other pizzerias in the TripAdvisor Top 20 include Top Joe’s in Tenby, Franco Manca in London, A cappella in Bristol, Rossopomodoro in London and GB Pizza Co in Margate.