DOC Certified - Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria
Friday, September 4, 2009 at 12:44PM
off the vine

 As the first DOC certified VPN (Verace Pizzeria Nepolitana)Tutta Bella Pizzeria offers great thin crust wood oven pizza. Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria is the first restaurant in the Northwest to receive the coveted VPN certification in the Pacific Northwest, and it is only the tenth restaurant in the United States to achieve the honor. Tutta Bella is a must stop destination for the pizza lover.

Joe Fugere, the owner, received his certification as a pizzaiolo and traveled to Naples to continue his training and refine his skills. Since the VPN regulations do not state that the pizza must be made in Naples, any restaurant in the world has the opportunity to receive the VPN certification mark, provided that the production of their pizzas meets the Association’s strict requirements. To date, only a handful of pizzerias in the United States have chosen to do so.

What makes this pie standout is the combination of great ingredients (Farina Tipo “OO” flour, Pomodori San Marzano Tomatoes, and superb fresh mozzerella) along with applewood-fired ovens that maintain 700 degree temperatures. The trademark blistered crust, artisan toppings and fine salads complete the picture. All Italian wine list.

Four locations: Visit: online

Columbia City: 206.721.3501  -  Issaquah: 425.391.6838
Stone Way: 206.633.3800  -  Westlake: 206.624.4422

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