A POPULAR Italian restaurant in Johnstone has scooped a major award at The Italian Awards.

It comes after Trattoria Roma on High Street was crowned Scotland's Best Family Friendly Restaurant at the event recently.

Meanwhile, Il Pescatore in Paisley won highly recommended in the Scotland's Best Newcomer, Scotland's Best Pasta Chef, Scotland's Best Fish and Chips, and Scotland's Best Chef categories.

Additionally, Piccolo Mondo Renfrew won highly recommended for Scotland's Best Chef as well.

Announcing their win on social media, Trattoria Roma Johnstone said: "It's a very happy Monday from us as we retain our crown of Scotland's Best Family Friendly Restaurant at The Italian Awards.

"Thank you all so, so much for continuing to support us, we're absolutely delighted."

Punters of the venue flocked to the comments to congratulate the venue.

One said: "Congratulations - best restaurant. Hope yous enjoyed celebrating it."

Another said: "100% deserved. Our favourite restaurant ever. Well done."

Meanwhile, a third chimed: "Fab, well deserved."

Il Pescatore said: "We are delighted to announce we won highly recommended last night at The Italian Awards.

"Not once but four times. We are excited to bring these awards back to Paisley.

"We would like to take a moment to thank our amazing customers and of course our incredible staff.

"This wouldn't have been possible without you."