Community, VNFC, Victoria Native Friendship Centre
PPS Donates to Victoria Native Friendship Centre

On March 9, we invited the Youth Program at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC) to dine with us at PPS Cook Street to experience an authentic southern Italian meal.  It was a unanimous decision by the PPS team to volunteer their time for the project including the donation of all food.

“The Youth Program at the VNFC seeks to expand the experiential opportunities of young Indigenous peoples in Victoria, and when those experiences are offered in partnership with community, especially non-Indigenous community, they also move forward the greater dialogue of reconciliation,” says Tanya Clarmont, Youth Department Team Lead.

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for Indigenous peoples in the Greater Victoria area, the VNFC is a vital resource for individuals and families and is strategically positioned to play a major role in the development and forward movement of the reconciliation dialogue on southern Vancouver Island.

“We’re always keen to participate in the communities we live and work in and the VNFC event was an exceptional opportunity. To have our entire team volunteer to make a special experience for this group – I’m awed, “ says Cristen DeCarolis Dallas, President of Pizzeria Prima Strada.

The opportunity to collaborate on…

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Festa della Donna’s Secret Marathon

We want to let you in on a secret.  On the eve of International Women’s Day (March 7th, 2018) team Forza Prima Strada will be lacing up and hitting the downtown streets of Victoria in a Secret Marathon.

Join team PPS for the first ever Secret Marathon 3K run/walk in partnership with Running Room, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) and The Secret Marathon documentary film.  Together we can empower women and girls through education and sport.

In 2015 for the first time ever, a marathon was held in Afghanistan, a marathon that both men and women were able to participate in but they had to keep it a secret. Why? There are still places in the world where women are not allowed to run or walk outside.  Can you believe it?

Register here and send an email to (once you’re all signed up!) for details on where to rendezvous with team Forza Prima Strada.

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Pizza, Beer & Gelato at PPS Fort!
Celebrate Victoria Beer Week with Pizza at PPS!

Beer, Pizza and Gelato!

Pizza makes us happy, beer make us happy and the two make us very very happy.  We’re thrilled to be a part of the 5th annual Victoria Beer Week, a nine-day festival highlighting the best of local BC craft breweries.

It’s no secret we believe nights are best spent at a table with family, friends, great food and drink. We’re teaming up with five fantastic breweries this year: Driftwood, Hoyne, Riot, Sooke and Steel & Oak to offer four pizzas courses and one dessert. Of course all paired with beer!

Did we mention dessert? Our party is even better this year with the addition of a final course featuring house made gelato and beer (…we’re just as excited as you!).

Join us on Monday March 5th, 2018 at PPS Fort Street for delicious eats and drinks:

1st seating: Doors open at 5:30 pm – seating is first come, first served 2nd seating: Doors open at 8:00 pm – seating is first come, first served

Find more info here!

SOLD OUT!  See you there-  cin cin!





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Fantasy Night Pizza
Fantasy Pizza Night at PPS Cook

Fantasy Night Pizza – what’s that you ask? Let us tell you …

For years now (almost 10!) we’ve been asked about those “other” toppings. At PPS, we stick with the traditional and use ingredients typically found on or inspired by traditional Neapolitan pizza. But for one night only, we got a little crazy (or as they say in Italian, pazzo) and add toppings to pizzas you’ve never seen before (and might not ever see again). And we did it Prima Strada style.

It was crazy, awesome and maybe even a little weird (in a really delicious way). Yes, there was pineapple, iceberg lettuce, house made ranch dressing and so much more. And all on our award winning wood fired pizzas!  We served up five deliciously creative Fantasy Pizzas along with PPS’ top 3 pies – Margherita, Salsiccia and Funghi.

In case you missed it, our Fantasy pizzas:

Taco – pulled pork, red onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, cheddar cheese, shredded iceberg lettuce and house ranch dressing Perogi – rosemary garlic oil base, potato, tesa, sauerkraut, caciocavallo, sour cream and fresh chives Hawaiian  – tomato base, house smoked ham, roasted pineapple, mozzarella, chilis Donair – garlic butter base, spicy beef, parmigiano, mozzarella, tomato, “Donair Sauce” and fresh…

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PPS Frizzante - Bubbles make everything better!
PPS Frizzante – Bubbles Make Everything Better!

Prima Frizzante – the newest member of the Vino della Casa (house wine) family has arrived!

Fresh and fruity with notes of sweet orange blossom and succulent pear, the new PPS Frizzante (available February 10) is a delightful Prosecco-style sparking wine made by our friends at Averill Creek Vineyard, right here on Vancouver Island.

Who doesn’t love a good sparkling wine?  We’re throwing away any stigma that sparking wine is for celebrations only.  It’s to be enjoyed with family, friends and great food, something we’re proud to represent at PPS.

Next time you join us, try the PPS Frizzante (affectionally known as the House Bubbles) with a pizza.  It really is a fabulous pairing.  Trust us, we put it to the test (we know, we know, tough job right?)

‘In Italy, house wine is always local and it’s always good.  At PPS, we’re proud of the latest addition to our private label house wine and we know you’re going to love it.  Local wine, local food, friends and family – it’s a winning combination,” says Andrew Johnson, Director of Operations and Certified Italian Wine Specialist.

Cin cin!


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Work With Us

At Pizzeria Prima Strada we are always on the lookout for outstanding people committed to customer service and customer satisfaction. More info?

Interested in working for Prima Strada? Complete our PDF application and email it to with a copy your resume.