TORONTO — Restaurateur Cosimo Mammoliti and the culinary team behind Terroni, Sud Forno and Spaccio have launched PORTA, an Italian meal-delivery service. The seed funding has been provided by BrandProject to kickstart the business.
To start, PORTA will offer eight pasta dishes, eight pizzas and four desserts. Ontarians can select one out of three delivery options: weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
“While restaurants were closed during the pandemic, we learned a lot about our customers’ desire to replicate parts of the dining out experience in their own homes,” says Mammoliti, co-founder of PORTA. “Even though they couldn’t visit us in our eateries, they still wanted restaurant-quality Italian food made with real ingredients. So, I challenged our chefs to start thinking about how we could bring restaurant-quality Italian food to more tables across the country.”
“PORTA offers something that doesn’t exist in the market today – an elevated dining experience that saves people time, effort and the dreaded clean up,” says Jason Cassidy, founding general manager of PORTA. “Italian food is one of the most popular cuisines in North America and has the ability to bring families together, and is highly habitual.”