Luigi Amaduzzi, Rome's ambassador to the Court of St James's, has criticised Italian restaurants in Britain that serve what he describes as culinary disasters such as pizzas with pineapple toppings. He urged diners to shun the "so-called Italian restaurants" that use inferior ingredients and serve food that bears little likeness to Italian cuisine. His comments were prompted by an attempt by the Italian ministry of agriculture to evaluate the authenticity of Italian restaurants and pizzerias across the world. A scheme, under which inspectors will award a sticker to restaurants deemed to be genuinely "Italian", will be launched in Britain this year. It has already been tested in Brussels and Berlin. The Sunday Times 22/02/04 page 9