Launch of PORTA™ as the first Italian meal delivery service in Ontario

Renowned restaurateur Como Mammoliti brings restaurant-quality traditional Italian cuisine to Ontario kitchen tables, cooked in 15 minutes or less

TORONTO, November 29, 2021 /CNW/ – From the same culinary team behind Terroni, South Forno and Spaccio, comes PORTA™ – from Ontario first Italian meal delivery service. Meaning “door” or “take away” in Italian, PORTA brings ready-to-cook traditional Italian meals directly into the homes of millions of people across the province.

For more than 25 years, Como Mammoliti and his family have shared their love of food through their twelve restaurants, bakeries and stores across North America, where they introduced their unique approach to Italian cuisine to millions of loyal customers. With a desire to bring this quality of food to more homes, Cosimo is now taking the food it loves and sharing it more widely as a ready-to-cook meal delivery company.

“As restaurants were closed during the pandemic, we learned a lot about our customers’ desire to replicate parts of the dining experience in their own homes,” says Mammoliti, one of PORTA’s founding partners. “Even though they couldn’t visit us in our restaurants, 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 cuisine at more tables across the countryside.”

The result is an organized food subscription that brings the best of Italy to you, so everyone can feel like a chef and enjoy the kind of Italian cuisine that makes a home feel like home. To start, PORTA will offer eight different pasta dishes, eight different pizzas and four desserts. PORTA uses a unique Roman-style pizza dough called Stirata, which yields light, crispy dough in even the toughest home ovens.

“PORTA offers something that doesn’t exist on the market today – an elevated dining experience that saves people time, effort and the dreaded cleanup,” says Jason Cassidy, founding managing director of PORTA. “Italian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in North Americahas the ability to bring families together and is very habitual.”

Each menu item is handmade by chefs and then frozen to protect its rich flavors and make it easy to store at home. All you have to do is take it out of the freezer and cook it, which only takes 15 minutes or less, with little to no prep or cleanup required.

“It’s never been easier to serve high-quality, traditional Italian cuisine to your family and friends back home at a great price,” Cassidy continues.

PORTA’s subscription service allows Ontarians to choose between three delivery frequency options: weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Subscribers can always change their frequency or even skip a week, and they can cancel at any time. Pizza are $11.99, pasta (2 servings) are $18.99 and the dessert pack (4 servings) is $13.99. Ontarians can visit TO today to place their order.

PORTA has partnered with BrandProject to provide seed funding and operational expertise to support the business. “We are thrilled to partner with Cosimo and his team to build the next great Italian food company,” said Andre Black, CEO of BrandProject and board member of PORTA. “There is a huge demand for restaurant-quality Italian cuisine at home and PORTA is designed to meet that need. We look forward to working with the PORTA team to deliver an exceptional customer experience.”

From the same culinary team behind Terroni, South Forno and Spaccio, comes PORTA™, from Ontario first Italian meal delivery service. PORTA’s restaurant-quality dishes are handmade with authentic Italian ingredients and centuries-old techniques, bringing the taste of Italy to your home with no prep and minimal cleanup. Launching in over 50 cities across Ontario. To learn more, visit TO

About Terroni
Terroni is rooted in traditional Italian cuisine, wine and culture. We work tirelessly to provide our guests with a distinct southern Italian experience. Our first site was opened in 1992 and is located in the heart of Queen Street West. After 22 years of history, the family has grown to six locations in Toronto and two in Los Angeles.

Terroni is as much an ideology as a restaurant. It’s not just food for us, it’s also the experience of eating the same way it’s been enjoyed for generations. We strive to find the best olive oil, the best tomatoes and the freshest ingredients because we want to share our traditional recipes and offer our customers an authentic experience.

About BrandProject
BrandProject is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in next-generation consumer products, services and technology companies. BrandProject invests in differentiated businesses that disrupt the categories in which they compete. With its team of seasoned entrepreneurs based in New York City and Toronto, BrandProject takes a strategic approach to building businesses with founders and provides the financial and operational resources to set them up for success. For more information, visit



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