Ellenbrook’s Romano’s Pizzeria takes the crust at Australian Small Business Champion Awards


Romano’s Pizzeria owner Laurance Romano with the store’s Australian Small Business Champion Award trophy. Picture: David Baylis
Romano’s Pizzeria owner Laurance Romano with the store’s Australian Small Business Champion Award trophy. Picture: David Baylis

ELLENBROOK business Romano’s Pizzeria has been named Australian Champion Fast Food Store at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards.

The restaurant was announced the winner at the award ceremony in Sydney earlier this month.

Romano’s Pizzeria owner and chef Laurance Romano said it was thrilling to receive national recognition.

He said the award was a credit to his young team of employees and his biggest supporter, his wife Cristina.

“While there were numerous takeaway establishments offering “cheap eats” across Perth, I found that the product and service being offered was often of a poor quality,” he said.

“By setting up Romano’s Pizzeria, initially in Connolly and then opening a second store in Ellenbrook, I wanted to prove that it was possible to eat well on a low budget without compromising the product or service.”

The store won the 2014 Commonwealth Bank Small Business Award for Best New Business and awards for Best Pizza and Best Cheap Eats in WA categories of the I Love Food Awards in 2014.

He said his business would only continue to grow and make great food.

“This award win only fuels my passion to expand my business, which now offers a mobile pizza and catering service,” he said.

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