No longer just a food truck, Mama Said Pizza Co. opens a restaurant location in Port Moody

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      One of Port Moody’s best-known food trucks has branched out with a physical location­—the best thing being it’s just steps from all the action on Brewers Row.

      Mama Said Pizza Co. has announced a 28-seat space at 3135 Murray Street. The 1,100-square-foot locale has 28 seats in addition to take-out, the decor shooting for what’s described as a “New York-inspired restaurant/sports bar vibe with industrial aesthetics”.

      Mama Said Pizza Co. operates under the umbrella of the Boxset Collective, a hospitality group that oversees Bar Suse, Novella, Twin Sails Brewing, and the Michelin-starred Published on Main. The new bricks-and-mortar operation is headed up by Mama Said co-founder and chef Vanessa Casilla.

      In a release,  Boxset Collective co-founder Cody Allmin said, “We’ve been part of the Port Moody community for a while now, and wanted to open a casual restaurant where the neighbourhood can come in with their family and friends, and with the truck, we can see how pizza brings people together. What’s great about the new place is we can start experimenting with more dishes and drinks that complement our favourite pizzas. Vanessa is super creative in the kitchen, and there is a lot to look forward to.”

      In addition to Mama Said food-truck fav0urites like the Pine & Swing and Hugh Fungus, the restaurant features new offerings like the Bianco (white sauce, mozzarella, toasted rosemary, and hot honey), and Papa Roni (tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, fennel seed, and grana padano).

      Also on the menu are appetizers, cocktails, a wide selection of wines, and—fittingly given the Mama Said location—a rotating selection of beer.

      Those who get frantic at the idea of change can take comfort in the fact the original Mama Said Pizza Co. food truck will continue to operate, and will be rolling out a new menu in the coming weeks.

      For more info on Mama Said go here.

      Sarah Annand.