Since it showcases our annual Independent Pizzeria of the Year, I always carry a little extra enthusiasm for our august issue. After all Running an independent pizza business to the highest of standard and success levels is the crux of what Pizza Today is all about.
That said, it is with great pleasure that I introduce to our reader the 2010 Independent of the year: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 2004 by former Starbuck executive Joe Fugere, Tutta Bella was the first pizzeria in the pacific Northwest to receive certification from Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN), the watchdog that ensures its American Pizzeria member live up to the traditions and standards of the original pizza crafted centuries ago in Naples, Italy. 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 superior food quality, service, attention to detail, ambiance…you name it. This might well be the perfect pizzeria.
Jeremy White, editor-in-chief
Tuesday 03 August 2010