Tutta Bella Serves ‘Il Presidente’ Pizza Beginning President’s Day


Special “Il Presidente” Neapolitan Pizza Created by America’s Only VPN Gold Certified Pizzaiolo Chef Brian Gojdics

Tutta Bella “Mini-cade” delivers pizza to Air Force One & Tutta Bella’s Il Presidente pizza
Photo credit to Tom Schabarum Photo credit to Tom Schabarum

Seattle, Wash.—(February 21, 2012)— To coincide with President’s Day, Tutta Bella will offer the ‘Il Presidente’ pizza as a special for $13.50 for one week only at all Tutta Bella locations starting  Monday, February 20 through Sunday, February 26. Tutta Bella’s four locations are Columbia City, Wallingford (Stone Way), Issaquah or South Lake Union (Westlake),

Photos of Friday’s delivery of the Il Presidente pizza and the delivery to Air Force One are available at http://goo.gl/eY68d.

“A visit from the White House inspired us to create this special pizza we named ‘Il Presidente’ to satisfy The President’s love of spicy food. The pizza is topped with hot Calabrian chiles along with Seattle’s own Mama Lil’s pickled peppers and locally made Isernio’s Italian sausage, extra virgin olive oil, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, basil and grana padano,” says Tutta Bella Executive Chef Brian Gojdics.

A few years back, Joe Fugere was recognized by President Obama during a speech where he made a remark directed at Fugere’s Tutta Bella stating,“ I still haven’t tasted the pizza, but he [Joe Fugere] promises I’m going to get some at some point.”

While President Obama’s schedule last Friday did not allow for a personal visit to one of Tutta Bella’s four Neapolitan Pizzeria locations in Columbia City, Wallingford (Stone Way), Issaquah or South Lake Union (Westlake), special arrangements were made to forgo lunch and have the pizzas specially delivered to Air Force One.

Though it was no small feat, Fugere made special arrangements to have the coveted VPN (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana) certified DOC designated pizza ready for pick-up at Paine Field in order to fulfill the President’s desire to have a taste of Tutta Bella’s renowned Neapolitan pizza.

Fugere had met with the President in Seattle to discuss the issues facing small businesses in a challenging economic climate, and was subsequently invited to the White House for the signing of the Small Business Jobs Act (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKUycnkGXTs) on September 27, 2010.

Since opening its doors in Columbia City in 2004, Tutta Bella has been a trailblazer not only in providing the best Italian wood-fired pizza in Seattle, but it has been recognized locally and nationally, time and again, for being an exemplary leader in the small business community.

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria:
Founded in 2004, Tutta Bella has four locations; Columbia City, Stone Way, Westlake and Issaquah. For more information on specific locations, visit www.tuttabella.com.

Lori Randall