AN Italian restaurant in Oxfordshire could soon be crowned best in the region after making the final six shortlisted.

Pizza Calzone in Banbury is in the running for ‘Best Italian Establishment’ in the South East as part of The Food Awards 2019.

The event will conclude with an awards ceremony on October 14 in Manchester where a winner will be announced.

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Hakan Sahin of Pizza Calzone said the team were 'delighted' with their nomination and keen to share the good news.

The eatery in Parson's Street already describes itself as 'the best Italian restaurant in Oxfordshire' and sells 30 types of pizza as well as a variety of pasta, meat and fish dishes.