BRINGING THE CRAFT, LOVE AND TASTE OF ITALY TO BROOKLYN
Luca and Mariarosa are the owners of Sottocasa located in Brooklyn’s Boreum Hill.
Luca, An Italian actor from Italy, came to New York City from Milano, with his wife Laura to pursue their acting dream, a never-ending work in progress.
Also having a great passion for food and cooking, he worked as waiter, manager, opened (and closed) his own catering company. All of which lead him down the path to learning how to make Neapolitan pizza from the best available in town, master Roberto Caporuscio of Kestè on Bleeker street. Eventually, opened his own little jewel, with the help of at-that-time partner Antonio Capone.
Making pizza is an art, and a joyful one! When not at Sottocasa, you can find Luca teaching skiing at Hunter Mountain, racing triathlons and running along the waterfront in Brooklyn.
Mariarosa (you can call her Mari when you meet her) is the Co-Owner and manager of the Brooklyn location. Mari grew up in Marone, a charming small town on Lake Iseo in northern Italy. She has over twenty years of experience as a waiter and restaurant manager, both in Italy and USA, and she recently started her journey to increase her knowledge in wine and spirits at the international wine center.
Proud mom of 2 cats, avid reader and more of an adventurer than an ordinary traveler she first came to New York in 2011 from Pavia on a reckless “exploration” and she immediately fell in love with the City. She has started working at Sottocasa Pizzeria when it first opened, joining Luca as manager and then partner. Mari loves to think of Sottocasa as a big quaint and sometimes funnily “dysfunctional” family she is happy to be part of!