TORONTO — After only a year in business, Canadian-owned and operated PORTA is primed for rapid expansion in year two, including appearing on grocery shelves, a larger, international delivery footprint and even more product innovation.
Over the course of its first year, PORTA delivered more than 500,000 meals to Ontario homes. What started as a menu of just eight pizzas, eight pastas and four desserts has expanded to include rotating seasonal dishes, a new line-up of premium risottos, and four hand-rolled breakfast pastries. In order to keep up with seasonal ingredients, consumer tastes and evolving food trends, PORTA now offers more than 30 items.
“I am really proud that we have been able to replicate the taste and Italian authenticity customers have come to know and love from me over the past 30 years in my restaurants, but in a convenient way from the comfort of their homes with PORTA,” says restaurateur and founding partner of PORTA, Cosimo Mammoliti. “We look forward to another year of opportunity, reaching new customers and creating more at-home options we know they will love, without sacrificing the ‘handmade by chefs’ quality they expect of us.”
PORTA has set its sights on expansion throughout Canada. To do so, it has secured a new dedicated production plant in Toronto to keep up with demand.