La Sorrentina started out in a shiny blue food cart located over on 78th street in Hazel Dell. Shortly afterwards, we joined another food cart pod over at the Hazel Dell Commons. Although, our end goal was never to stay in a food truck, it was the perfect introduction to La Sorrentina pizza napoletana to our amazing Vanwa community, and it was the perfect springboard into what is now our restaurant.
Although, from Osaka, Japan, Daisuke was raised on Southern Italian cuisine as his own father, Tomio Matsumoto, was one of the first Italian chefs in Japan. A champion chef that won a cooking competition in the early 70’s, Tomio, and his and Daisuke’s mentor, Antonio Caruso opened up Caruso Restaurant in Nishinomiya City. And, even though Daisuke was encouraged to study law and Judo, his dream to become a chef of his very own Southern Italian restaurant was always his goal. Thankfully, to our community and the 4 years of success behind PIzzeria La Sorrentina Food Cart, La Sorrentina Restaurant is now here in Fisher’s Landing.