OUR readers have been in touch to tell us their best place for Italian food in East Lancashire.

They have been putting forward their suggestions on our Facebook page and website, lancashiretelegraph.co.uk, and today we want your vote to decide the winner.

We have narrowed it down to a seven-strong shortlist based on the popularity of your suggestions, which are as follows:

The Pack Italian Restaurant (Belthorn), Carlos (Colne), Nino's (Cliviger) Franco's (Oswaldtwistle), Enzo's (Burnley), Mondellos (Crawshawbooth) and Amalfi (Darwen).

There are a number of ways to vote including our online poll by visiting: https://www.playbuzz.com/robkfp10/lt-food-and-drink-awards-2017-best-place-for-italian-food.

Also you can send an email to robert.kelly@nqnw.co.uk, or if you send a copy of this page to Robert Kelly, 50-54 Church Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5AL with your favourite from the shortlist and you will get five votes for your selection.

The closing date for the online poll and email is on Tuesday at 5pm and Friday for postal votes.

Over the next two months we will be revealing a different category every Monday and calling on readers to help us decide the shortlist.

Then on Fridays, voting will open for the latest category.