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Prima Strada’s Sustainability Story

At Pizzeria Prima Strada, we’ve always done our best to be respectful of the environment. It’s one of our core values.

In 2014, we asked ourselves could we be doing more for the environment and could we be doing it better? PPS committed to work with Victoria based Synergy Enterprises to understand and reduce both our emissions and carbon footprint. Because being sustainable means more than just recycling our paper and composting our waste.

After reviewing our operations, Synergy came back with great suggestions for PPS to implement. The result?  We changed our purchasing, infrastructure and most importantly, our behaviour.  We got better.

As members of the Food Eco District in Victoria and the Vancouver Island Green Business Certificate program, the team at PPS strives to develop new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and continue to be a leading sustainable business in the food and beverage industry on Vancouver Island.

Our journey:

Gold Level and ‘Surfrider’ approved status with Vancouver Island Green Business Certificate (2016 – 2018). Food Eco District Member (2016 & 2017). NEW garden boxes in Cobble Hill!  Our kitchen team proudly…

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2017 review

What a year it’s been! We have so much to celebrate with YOU, our fans, who made our 2017 a successful one. We celebrated a number of accomplishments: a new pizzeria in the Cowichan Valley (PPS Cobble Hill opened in March), being voted BEST PIZZA in Victoria by the Black Press News Group and the Victoria Times Colonist and our new partnership with Averill Creek launching our first ‘Vino della Casa’ (house wine) vintage!

With lots of exciting projects on the horizon, we know 2018 won’t disappoint. Thanks for your support PPS fans, we couldn’t do it without you. We look forward to another prosperous year and hope you’ll join us for a great meal with your friends and family in the New Year.  Salute!

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Be a Pizza Angel

Say “Te amo” (I love you) and “Mi dispiace” (I’m sorry) about all the salads with a PPS gift certificate.

We’ve made it easy to be a pizza angel with our pre-loaded gift cards available online or at any of our three locations.  Stocking stuffer, secret Santa, holiday gatherings – we’ve got you covered.  Every friend group should have at least one pizza angel.

Amore Pace e Felicità!


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A Little Free Library at Prima Strada

Creating a Little Free Library gives PPS an opportunity to share the books we read, enjoy and want to share. We are very excited to announce the installation of our very own Little Free Library at PPS Cook Street! Leave a book, take a book, share a book or simply have a look!

As part of Campari’s Negroni Week fundraiser, the participating location picks a designated charity. There were many worthy organizations and we were thrilled to discover Little Free Library!

‘But who knew sharing a few used books could also build community, bring neighbours together, inspire youths, encourage fitness and spark recycling efforts? Fans of Little Free Libraries, that’s who!’ -Little Free Library Steward

We’re a group of readers at PPS. We read a lot of books in a wide range of genres. Years before Prima Strada, I worked for independent book stores in Portland, Oregon and the San Francisco Bay Area. I was paid to read books, to talk about books and I could expand my personal library! Fresh from grad school, it was a dream job. I loved it.…

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PPS is Voted Best Pizza in YYJ’s TC Awards

And the award for Best Pizza voted by the 2017 Victoria Times Colonist Readers Choice goes to…Pizzeria Prima Strada!  Thank you Victoria!

It’s thrilling to be chosen as the favourite and something we take very seriously.  There are a lot of delicious spots to grab a meal in our fine city! We’re both honoured and proud to be voted ‘Best Pizza’ in the city.

At Pizzeria Prima Strada, Victoria’s first authentic Neapolitan Pizzeria, we’re passionate for the fire-roasted pizzas born in Naples, Italy. We pay homage to our Italian roots with a commitment to simple, fresh ingredients on traditional wood-fired, thin crust pizza.

Join us with your friends or family at one of our two locations in Victoria or at our newest location in the Cowichan Valley for wood-fired pizza, seasonal salads, house made gelato and sorbetto, local craft beer and a taste of our new local Vino della Casa (in partnership with Averill Creek Vineyard) Grazie Victoria! #bestpizzayyj  #lovemyprimastrada

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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 jobs@primastrada.com with a copy your resume.