Dine out for disaster relief at Tutta Bella

May 10, 2011

By Staff

Order a pizza at Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, 715 N.W. Gilman Blvd., and assist disaster-relief efforts in Japan at the same time.

Through May 31, Tutta Bella pledged a dollar-for-dollar donation match of customers’ donations up to $5,000 for earthquake and tsunami relief. The restaurant is hoping to raise more than $10,000 through the effort. Each diner can designate a dollar amount of his or her choice on the check at the end of the meal.

Diners can also donate at the Tutta Bella restaurants in Seattle.

Tutta Bella plans to donate the funds to Mercy Corps, a Portland, Ore.-based relief organization, to bring the emergency supplies and care to residents in devastated areas. The earthquake and tsunami struck March 11 and killed almost 15,000 people.

Tutta Bella has strong ties to Japan through the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, the organization responsible for certifying Neapolitan-style pizzerias. Outside of Italy, Japan and United States share the distinction of having 35 or more certified pizzerias, Tutta Bella Director of Operations Joyce Morinaka said.

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