Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria opened 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., opened for dinner June 15 while Lunch service 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.
Pizzas will be baked in two five-foot round, marble-clad, wood-burning ovens under the supervision of chef Anthony Ferrara. A local priest will bless the ovens June 13.
The ovens will be named Maria and Carolina, after the owner’s mother and Italian grandmother, respectively. Washington apple wood will fuel the ovens and generate an average cooking temperature of 850 degrees.
The menu will also feature calzones, antipasti, salads, house-made desserts and gelato.
Founded five years ago, Tutta Bella was Seattle’s first Vera Pizza Napoletana certified Neapolitan pizzeria. Pizza made according to the standards is considered authentic Neapolitan pizza by the organization.
Tutta Bella also operates restaurants in Seattle on Stone Way, Westlake and Columbia City.
We accept reservations Sunday - Thursday for groups of 8 or more. Please call and ask to speak with a manager so they can check on our availability.
Welcome to Tutta Bella Issaquah
My name is Kelli Phelan, General Manager of our new Tutta Bella Issaquah location. We are so excited to bring the Northwest’s first certified Neapolitan pizzeria to the Eastside. I have heard from many of you and want to thank you for your interest and enthusiasm. We opened on Monday, June 15th and I look forward to working in the community.
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