La Sorrentina started out in a shiny blue food cart located over on 78th street in Hazel Dell, and we joined another food cart pod over at the Hazel Dell Commons shortly after. Our food truck was the perfect introduction of pizza Napoletana to our amazing Vancouver WA community. It was the perfect springboard into what is now our restaurant.
Daisuke was born in Osaka, Japan but was raised on Southern Italian cuisines. His father, Tomio Matsumoto, was one of the first Italian chefs in Japan and a champion chef that won a cooking competition in the early 70’s. Daisuke was encouraged to study law and Judo, but his aspiration was to own a Southern Italian restaurant. With his goals set, he created Pizzeria La Sorrentina as his journey begins.