Tutta Bella

Our story is a crazy one, and we think it’s pretty awesome. It really started with a dream and a journey to the unknown when Joe, our founder, embarked on a mission to open the very first true Neapolitan pizzeria in Seattle.

AND…here’s the short version. Joe quit his job. Flew to Naples (no return ticket). Didn’t know anyone. Had no idea how to make a pizza. Got a job as a busboy in a local pizzeria where no one spoke English. Worked from sunrise to sunset six days a week. Fell in love with the wood-fired craft. Mastered the craft. Returned to Seattle. Sourced everything needed to replicate his Naples experience. Opened the doors to Tutta Bella in 2004. Made every pizza himself. Had his friends volunteer as servers and hosts. The restaurant was an instant success and, after five months, was awarded the very first VPN certification in the Pacific Northwest.

Joe’s mission continues – to make incredible food, create opportunities for our people, share lifelong memories with our guests and contribute to sustained, positive changes in our community.

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Season 9 Episode 4
Air Date: 01/25/2022

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