Tutta Bella serves free pizzas to celebrate national award

August 17, 2010

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria is serving free pizza through Aug. 22 to celebrate the latest honor the Seattle-based mini-chain has received: Independent Pizzeria of the Year.

Tutta Bella bested more than 33,000 independent pizza restaurants nationwide to earn the title from Pizza Today, a trade publication. Founder Joe Fugere plans to celebrate by offering a free pizza to every table.

The offer applies to both lunch and dinner for dine-in guests only. The freebie is not valid with any other offer.

Last June, Fugere opened a restaurant in Issaquah at 715 N.W. Gilman Blvd. The chain includes three pizzerias in Seattle.

“I have personally visited Tutta Bella four different times over the years, and I’ve never left any of the company’s four locations without feeling absolutely blown away by the superior food quality, service, attention to detail, ambiance, you name it,” Pizza Today Editor in Chief Jeremy White said in a news release. “This might well be the perfect pizzeria.”

Tutta Bella is the first Vera Pizza Napoletana in the Pacific Northwest. The certification means pizza made at Tutta Bella pizzerias meets exacting standards set by the Italian government.

Tutta Bella to serve free pizzas next week to celebrate award

August 12, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 12, 2010

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria will start serving free pizza Monday to celebrate the latest honor the Seattle-based mini-chain has received: Independent Pizzeria of the Year.

Tutta Bella bested more than 33,000 independent pizza restaurants nationwide to earn the title from Pizza Today, a trade publication. Founder Joe Fugere plans to celebrate by offering a free pizza to every table from Monday to Aug. 22.

The offer applies to both lunch and dinner for dine-in guests only. The freebie is not valid with any other offer.

Last June, Fugere opened a restaurant in Issaquah at 715 N.W. Gilman Blvd. The chain includes pizzerias in Seattle in Columbia City, South Lake Union and Wallingford.

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Walk, run, spring into summer with a women’s night on the town

May 11, 2010

As the days get longer, it’s time to shape up, so on May 12 you’ll want to sprint to the Women Spring into Summer! event sponsored by Evergreen Ford of Issaquah.

“It’s going to be a really fun event with lots of great things to do,” organizer Lynn Rehn said.

“We’re really excited about any event that promotes local businesses,” Issaquah Chamber of Commerce CEO Matthew Bott said. “This event is really helping consumers rediscover some of the great businesses that we have here in Issaquah.”

Massages, nights out on the town with dinner, pedicures, drinks and cocktails — 60 Issaquah businesses are pulling out the stops to entertain the women who come to the event, Rehn said.

The free event runs from 6-8 p.m. at Evergreen Ford, 1500 18th Ave. N.W.

Each of the night’s sponsors has created gift packages worth $50 or more and there are so many prizes, Rehn said, she’ll give one, or several, away every five minutes during the two-hour event.

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Walk, run, spring into summer with a women’s night on the town Wednesday

May 9, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. May 9, 2010

As the days get longer, it’s time to shape up, so on Wednesday, you’ll want to sprint to the free Women Spring into Summer! event sponsored by Evergreen Ford of Issaquah.

“It’s going to be a really fun event with lots of great things to do,” organizer Lynn Rehn said.

“We’re really excited about any event that promotes local businesses,” Issaquah Chamber of Commerce CEO Matt Bott said. “This event is really helping consumers rediscover some of the great businesses that we have here in Issaquah.”

Massages, nights out on the town with dinner, pedicures, drinks and cocktails — 60 Issaquah businesses are pulling out the stops to entertain the women who come to the event, Rehn said.

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Chamber members win awards for excellence

December 1, 2009

Rogue wins world’s best pale ale Read more

Find a little piece of Italy at Issaquah’s Tutta Bella

August 18, 2009

Though Issaquah is more than 5,000 miles from Italy, you don’t have to travel that far to find your own slice of Italian heaven. Read more

Off The Press

July 7, 2009

Pizzeria gets Italian seal of approval

Warren Kagarise Press Reporter

Warren Kagarise Press Reporter

City leaders, so fond of the sister city relationships Issaquah forged with cities in Morocco and Norway, might want to consider extending the olive branch to a municipality in Italy.

Though city officials might be too late. Ambassadors from Naples, birthplace of pizza, have already forged ties to Issaquah.

How? With pizza, of course.

Issaquah staked claim to specialty pies last month when Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria and Zeeks Pizza opened within a day of each other. Read more

Press Editorial

June 30, 2009

Have we seen the end of the big wave of business closures in Issaquah? We can only hope so. Read more

Tutta Bella will begin serving slices June 15

June 1, 2009

NEW — 3:30 p.m. June 1, 2009

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria will open its Issaquah restaurant June 15. The pizzeria will be the Seattle-based chain’s first expansion to the Eastside.

The restaurant, at 715 N.W. Gilman Blvd., will open for dinner June 15. Lunch service will begin June 22. Hours will be 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The 6,000-square-foot restaurant will seat 210 with 40 seats on the outdoor terrace. Tutta Bella occupies a space last filled by Chili’s Grill & Bar.

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Officials evaluate economic development effort

March 30, 2009

A decision to exempt certain developments from a city fee marked an important step toward making Issaquah more attractive to businesses, according to a report presented to the City Council last week.

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