Prezzo, the chain led by Jonathan Kaye, was named Italian Restaurant Chain of the Year at the annual Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Industry Awards. The group, which operates c.150 sites under its eponymous brand, picked up the award at the ceremony held last week at London's Lancaster Hotel. In September, the group reported a pre-tax profits rise of 22% for the first-half of the year, in line with revenues that were up almost £10m as it eyed a target of 20 openings this year.