Nonna Gina’s restaurant in Newton Mearns has been recognised in the House of Commons as a result of a motion lodged by East Renfrewshire MP, Paul Masterton.
The motion was placed to congratulate the team on their nominations at the Scottish Italian Awards in three different categories. Nonna Gina’s would end up as a runner up for the “Best Barista”.
Early Day Motions (EDMs) allow MPs to raise awareness of an organisation or cause. The EDM lodged for Nonna Gina reads as follows:
“That this House congratulates Nonna Gina's of Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, for being named as a finalist at the Scottish Italian Awards 2018 in three separate categories, Best Cuoco, Best Pasta and Barista Champion; praises the hard work of owners and managers, Gianni di Meo, Mariangela Marini and Giancarlo Bernacchi, Head Chef Andrea Arzenton and all the staff for making the restaurant one of the stand-out destinations in the West of Scotland; notes that the family-run business also won Best Loved Ristorante at the 2018 Italian Food Awards Scotland; and wishes all at Nonna Gina's every success in the future as the restaurant continues to go from strength to strength.”
Paul Masterton, MP for East Renfrewshire commented:
“A massive congratulations to Gianni, Mariangela, Gioncarlo, Andrea and the whole team at Nonna Gina’s for their hard work and success. It is always great to see East Renfrewshire businesses succeeding on the national stage. I would encourage anyone who has not popped in for a spot of lunch or a coffee to do so, you won’t regret it!”
Manager of Nonna Gina’s, Gianni Di Meo added:
“I would just like to thank Paul Masterton on behalf of myself and all of my staff. It’s good to be recognised for our hard work that we all put in. I would also like to thank my customers though because without their loyalty it wouldn’t be achievable.”