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La Cucina di Sophia
September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Types of food/treats sold:
Chicken Parmigiana Garlic Knot Sliders, Mini Meatball Pockets, Spaghetti bowls, Sausage and Pepper Panini, Stuffed pizza, Bruschetta pizza
Where are you based and what cities are you permitted?
Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News.
What separates your food truck from the rest?
We are authentic Italian owners with a passion for Italian street food. The chef comes straight from Milan Italy and has over 30 years of cooking authentic Italian food. We pride ourselves on making our own home made Garlic knots and meatballs, everything is fresh and made to order.
What did you do before you owned a food truck?
Gabriele the owner has owned several restaurants over the past 20 years with the latest being Salvatore’s on Princess Anne and Baxter. After selling his part of the restaurant, he decided to take his passion for food to the streets. He has been featured as one of the Top 10 Italian restaurant in Virginia. He has cooked for Jimmy Buffet and many other important people. He and the food truck have been featured on the Hampton Roads food show. Gabriele comes straight from Milan Italy.
Nikki worked in Corporate America as an Executive Assistant Director for Empire Beauty School and being a freelance makeup artist working on TV sets and photo shoots. After meeting Gabriele, she decided to let go of the rat race and join Gabriele in building the food truck dream. Brian is a VB Sergeant. He protects and serves this great city; he still is employed with VBPD.
What do you like most about having a food truck?
Meeting new people, flexible schedule, and being outside the usual 4 walls of a normal business
Where did the name of your food truck come from?
The name came from his first born daughter Sophia.
Why did you decide to join HRFTA?
To network and learn more about the Industry. To meet like minded individuals.
Why did you decide to open a food truck/get into the food truck business?
For freedom and flexibility. Bringing Italian food and culture to the streets. Meeting new people and watching our business grow from the ground up.