A string of innovative ideas has landed Carboni's Italian Kitchen top prize at the Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards last night.
The popular restaurant got creative during covid, by posting videos and setting up their own retail store to get through the pandemic.
Owner Donatello says the team is stronger than ever.
"It's been hard but so enjoyable and constructive, he said.
"The team is much stronger than before; we have such a bond now so it hasn't all been dark and gloom during Covid."