Help us to find our Italian Restaurant of the Year 2018.

Here's your top five Italian restaurants in Hartlepool - now help us find the best of them all

We’ve got our finalists for the Italian Restaurant Of The Year 2018 - and now the competition is all about finding who will be number one.

You’ve given us five mouth-watering candidates, and now it’s time to ensure your favourite nets the top spot. Please note - the only way you can vote for your favourite is by filling in the coupon which you'll find in the paper every day for the next two weeks. The closing date for voting is Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Matteo's Bar & Restaurant on The Front at Seaton Carew is the first of our five-strong shortlist for Hartlepool's Italian Restaurant of the Year.

1. Matteo's, Seaton Carew

Matteo's Bar & Restaurant on The Front at Seaton Carew is the first of our five-strong shortlist for Hartlepool's Italian Restaurant of the Year.
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Sambuca at 20 Church Street, is the second finalist in our competition to find Hartlepools' Italian Restaurant of the Year 2018. Will it get your vote?

2. Sambuca, Hartlepool

Sambuca at 20 Church Street, is the second finalist in our competition to find Hartlepools' Italian Restaurant of the Year 2018. Will it get your vote?
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It might be tucked away at 120 Queensway in Billingham, but La Porto Italiano is popular with punters, and is the third finalist in our Italian Restaurant of the Year competition.

3. La Porto Italiano, Billingham

It might be tucked away at 120 Queensway in Billingham, but La Porto Italiano is popular with punters, and is the third finalist in our Italian Restaurant of the Year competition.
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Portofino in Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, is the fourth finalist in our search to find Hartlepool's Italian Restaurant of the Year 2018.

4. Portofino, Hartlepool

Portofino in Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, is the fourth finalist in our search to find Hartlepool's Italian Restaurant of the Year 2018.
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