Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzerias Match Guest Donations for Japan Relief

""Seattle, Washington—During the month of May, all four neighborhood locations of Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzerias have pledged a dollar-for-dollar donation match of up to $5,000 for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief.  The restaurant teams, looking for a way to help, will pair each guest contribution with an equal amount of their funds, hoping to reach upwards of $10,000. At month’s end, a check will be presented to Mercy Corps to bring the needed emergency supplies and care to the devastated citizens most affected by the recent natural disasters in northeastern Japan. 

Tutta Bella has a strong tie to Japan through the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN), founded in 1984 with representation in 17 countries.  Outside of Italy, Japan shares the distinction along with the United States of having 35 or more certified pizzerias, says Joyce Morinaka, Director of Operations for Tutta Bella.

Each guest dining at Tutta Bella can designate a dollar amount of their choice on the guest check at the end of their meal.  For more information contact Karen Stutesman, Brand Manager, at

Tutta Bella was the Northwest’s first Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN) certified Neapolitan pizzeria and is held accountable to the Association’s high culinary standards.  The company has four locations:  Columbia City, Issaquah, Stone Way and Westlake.  Tutta Bella has been honored with the Nation’s Restaurant News “Hot Concepts” award, the Washington State Restaurant Association’s “Full Service Operator of the Year” award, two Waterford Crystal Beverage awards and the GSBA “Business