Old World Italian Bakery Opens in Hyde Park


Hyde Park Village announces the signing of a new lease with Sorrento Sweets, an old-world Italian bakery, at 716 S. Village Circle. Sorrento Sweets was founded in Pasco County and this new location will sell a selection of Italian cakes, pastries and cookies made with love out of its Pasco baking manufacturing facility. The bakery’s menu will also offer a variety of beverages including gelato shakes, gelato floats, espresso drinks and more. Sorrento Sweets plans to open in Hyde Park Village in fall of 2018.

Salvatore Paturzo, Sorrento Sweets master baker and partner, was born and raised in Sorrento, Italy, where he took over his father’s bakery at the age of 10. Paturzo worked hard as a young business owner, becoming one of the most respected bakers in Sorrento, Italy. For more than 16 years, he and his wife Rose have operated Sorrento’s in Pasco County, known for its baked goods, using family recipes from the 1960s. The Paturzo’s are joined by partners Joseph Kelly, Peter Provenzano and Nicholas Montefusco.

“We are pleased to welcome Sorrento Sweets to Hyde Park Village! Sorrento’s large selection of authentic, homemade recipes will be appreciated by many of our locals and visitors. It’s the perfect addition to our mix of national brands, local specialty retailers and restaurants that make the Village a perfect place to spend your day in Tampa,” says Susan Martin, General Manager.

To celebrate the lease and impending opening, Sorrento’s owners and managing partners will hand out pastry samples Thursday, August 16 at 1 p.m., giving visitors and Hyde Park Village neighbors a taste of what’s to come.

Hyde Park Village continues its success attracting local businesses including Sorrento Sweets and soon-to-come notables such as Station House, Meat Market and Clean Juice. These retailers and restaurants are part of the larger revitalization effort of the Village, which began in 2013, under WS Development, one of the largest privately held developers in the country.

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