Ham Solo: Edinburgh restaurant creates Star Wars themed pizzas
Death Star Pizza

What could possibly make the anticipation for the latest Star Wars cinematic chapter even better? How about a themed-dining experience complete with a slice of pizza pie?

Mamma’s Pizza in Edinburgh is celebrating 30 years as a staple eatery in the city’s Grassmarket with a Star Wars themed birthday party on December 8 and some new editions to their menu.

The pizzeria will be firing their ovens into hyperdrive until January 31, with a number of Star Wars themed pizzas including: Ham Solo, Cheese-3-PO, BBQ-D-2, Boba Feta and Darth Veggie.

The puns are strong in this one.

If you’re wondering what is linking Mamma’s with a galaxy far, far away – then look no further than actor Angus MacInnes, who founded the restaurant in 1985 and also portrayed Rebel Alliance pilot ‘Gold Leader’ in A New Hope.

Here’s Angus rushing out to deliver two pepperoni pizzas in his X wing:

Gold Leader

Paul Duncan, owner of Mamma’s Pizza, says:

“It’s not every day you have a Star Wars actor visiting your restaurant. So, we thought we would celebrate in style by launching our Star Wars themed menus and character-inspired pizzas to welcome the return of the Gold Leader.”

MacInnes himself will be along on the day, to answer your questions on River City, Captain Phillips and *that* sci-fi adventure.

There will be also be cooking demonstrations, blind pizza tasting competitions and Star Wars themed activities for kids.

As well as the birthday revelry, Mamma’s is offering movie-themed treats for diners arriving fresh from The Force Awakens (just show your ticket stub) as well as those donning some jedi robes for fancy dress.

Sign up to attend the Mamma’s Pizza 30th birthday celebrations on December 8 for free at eventbrite.co.uk

Mama’s Pizza, 28-30 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU / more info