Fratellis is run by Carmello, Mario and Antonio Fratelli and has been in business for seven years.
"It’s brilliant but totally unexpected," said Mario. "We hoped to finish in the top three of the restaurant of the year category – we weren’t expecting to win the overall award."
The restaurant also won the Restaurant of the Year category.
The winners were decided by public vote earlier this year, with the golden envelopes opened at The Conservatory at Luton Hoo Walled Garden on Monday.
More than 29,000 votes were cast in total.
The talented Fratellis team were out in force to collect their trophy. "The team work really hard, we only use the very best ingredients, our prices are good and we give all our customers the personal touch, welcoming them into the Fratelli family," said Mario. "That’s the winning formula for us."
For more details on the awards visit the website www.bedsfda.co.uk – you can also search for the hashtag #BedsFinest on Twitter and search for “Bedfordshire Food and Drink Awards” on Facebook.
ROLL OF HONOUR
Gastro Pub of the Year
Winner: The Chequers – Westoning.
Highly commended: The White Lion – Dunstable
Commended: The Bell – Studham.
Best Independent Butcher
Winner: Woburn Country Foods.
Highly commended: Harpers Food – Pepperstock
Commended: The Butchers – Dunstable
Best Independent Food Retailer/Producer of the Year
Winner: Beloved Brownies – Kempston.
Highly commended: Cakes by Shelly – Leighton Buzzard.
Commended: Humbers Homemade – Millbrook
Winner: Leighton Buzzard Brewing Company – Leighton Buzzard.
Highly commended: Potton Brewery – Potton
Commended: Ampthill Brewery – Ampthill
Best Artisan Bakery
Winner: The Rockabilly Cake House – Sandy.
Highly commended: Gunns Bakery – Sandy.
Commended: The Fancy Bakery – Bedford
Best Farmers Market Stall Holder
Winner: Humbers Homemade – Millbrook.
Highly commended: Morgan Pell Meats – Wilden
Commended: Replete Flatbreads – Wymington
Best Independent Wine Merchants
Winner: Cambridge Wine Merchants – Ampthill
Highly commended: The Black Cat Farm Shop – Sandy
Commended: The Blue Glass – Bedford
Outstanding Service Excellence Award
Winner: The Knife and Cleaver – Houghton Conquest
Highly commended: The Chequers – Westoning
Commended: The Rockabilly Cake House – Sandy
Winner: The Hide Bar & Lounge – Ampthill
Highly commended: Pavillion at the Park – Bedford
Commended: The Hide Bar & Lounge – Ampthill
Best Local Independent Tea/Coffee Shop
Winner: Cakestand and Crumb – Bedford.
Highly commended: The Pudding Club – Bedford.
Commended: Coffee Square Ltd – Race Meadows.
Luton Restaurant of the Year
Winner: Villa Ada.
Highly commended: La Dolce Vita
Restaurant of the Year
Winner: Fratellis – Ampthill.
Highly commended: The Knife and Cleaver – Houghton Conquest.
Commended: Corner 5 – Kempston
Best Fine Dining Restaurant
Winner: Paris House – Woburn.
Highly commended: D’Parys – Bedford.
Commended: The Plough – Bolnhurst