This summer, the Kirkland Urban development will welcome another exciting addition. QFC’s new flagship store — one of many retailers involved in the 12-acre mixed-use project and the first to open last month — has partnered with Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria to create an in-store restaurant serving authentic Neapolitan pizza.
“We are so excited about our partnership with Tutta Bella,” Suzy Monford, president of QFC, said in a statement. “The Q has been on a mission since 1956 to champion the best local quality and to curate a special foodie experience. Tutta Bella fits that model perfectly.”
Tutta Bella will be adding the Kirkland Urban QFC location to its current five neighborhood restaurants and mobile food truck it. The space has been designed by Graham Baba Architects, the Seattle-based firm behind Chophouse Row and Melrose Market.
Customers will be able to enjoy wood-fired pizza, a cannoli bar, sandwiches, lasagna, tiramisu, and vegetarian options — all in a space that offers counter seating, take out, and grab-and-go items.
“QFC is a fantastic partner for us,” Joe Fugere, owner of Tutta Bella, said in a statement. “From the very start, Suzy and her team have insisted that we recreate the full Tutta Bella experience inside their store. This includes lots of their help in figuring how to install an Italian wood-burning pizza oven inside a grocery store – no small feat! And they are in 100 percent alignment with our focus on honoring the tradition of Neapolitan cuisine and culture: fresh, wholesome food prepared with love and a passion for excellence.”