La Piazza, birthday, celebration, competition winner
To celebrate La Piazza’s 10th birthday, we put a call out to our members and guests to share their favourite memory of the Italian restaurant. It could have been an engagement, a wedding anniversary, or just meeting your girlfriends for a regular catch-up. All entries went into a draw to win a dinner for 10 in our exclusive VINO dining room, valued at $1,000. The party would also be treated to a guest appearance by comedians Rob Shehadie and Tahir!
After receiving hundreds of entries, we chose N. Limonelli-Beckett as the winner. She recounted a story about bringing her father to La Piazza for the first time. He came to Australia from Italy in 1969 and had never had the chance to go back home. She says the look on his face when he walked into our Italian precinct melted her heart, and it’s something she will remember forever.
Some of our other favourite memories included a guest meeting her husband at La Piazza, another driving all the way from Newcastle with his cousins just to eat the Supreme Pizza from Pizzeria Bellucci, and another reminiscing about Friday night pizza with her sister.
We heard from another guest who reconnected with her family at La Piazza after many years apart, one who recalled how her kids giggled at seeing the bras hanging from the balcony clothes line, and another who bumped into his dietician who was eating pizza before their appointment the next day!
Then there was the time a mother watched her little boy take his first steps in La Piazza back in 2009 in front of a cheering crowd of diners, we had a big fat Greek wedding there, someone’s wife went into labour during their meal, and another remembers bribing his kids with our gelato if they behaved themselves!
Thank you to everyone who entered our competition. We hope to see you all at La Piazza soon!