Sunshine Salad

Sunshine Salad, that’s what we call it at home. When we can’t see a bit of blue in the grey sky, we know it’s time to eat Sunshine Salad – it’s sweet, tart, maybe a bit spicy, juicy and fresh. It reminds us we will see blue sky soon!

For many years it was a standard on the Prima Strada menu – Insalata Fresca.  It was on the feature board at Cook Street a few weekends back. It’s a salad that’s easy to customize (omit the grapefruit, add Meyer lemons, skip the chili flakes) and the ingredients can be found in winter! Admittedly, citrus segments take the most time but always worth the effort.

Insalata Fresca aka Sunshine Salad

fresh fennel bulb – sliced thin or shaved on a mandolin if you’ve got one! red onion sliced thin your favourite citrus – orange or lemon segments, grapefruit is delicious, blood orange is too! handful of arugula citrus vinaigrette* S&P to taste chili flakes to taste

Citrus vinaigrette

4 sm shallots, finely diced 750 ml olive oil 200 ml lemon juice 120 ml orange juice zest of 1 lemon S&P to tast


Blend shallots, lemon juice and orange juice for 30…

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It’s Beer Week! Time for Pizza, Beer and Gelato!

Pizza makes us happy! Beer make us happy!  Gelato makes us happy!

We’re thrilled to be a part of Victoria Beer Week. From March 6-14, this nine-day festival highlights the best of local BC craft breweries with education (Beer School is the Best School), workshops and of course plenty of tastings.

We’re teaming up with five fantastic breweries this year: Mt. Arrowsmith Brewing, Howl Brewing, Land & Sea Brewing, Four Winds Brewing and Red Arrow Brewing. Prima Strada Chef Franz Dessombes will create four pizzas courses and one dessert to pair with each beer!

Join us on Monday March 9th, 2020 at Pizzeria Prima Strada Fort Street!

1st seating: 5:30 pm – seating is first come, first serve 2nd seating: 7:30 pm – seating is first come, first serve

Find more info here!

Tickets HERE (pssst – this event will sell out! Grab tickets while you can)

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Year in Review 2019

Year in Review? Really! It’s that time already? As 2019 draws to a close (in a few short hours!), we want to say thank you. What a great year it’s been – and all because of you!

2019 has been chock full of many great moments – pizza, beer, gelato pops, Pizza Expo in Vegas, Da Michele’s in Naples, Italy (we know Len, we know). You’ve shared your days with us – birthdays, date nights, family dinner, quick lunch and more. Again, thank you.

An especially important 2019 event was creating a new purpose statement for Prima Strada. Our team researched, talked, laughed and told stories. White boards were involved! All this and more to determine what Prima Strada means to us and what guides us. Our passion for pizza, to our community and to hospitality is what powers us, every day, every year. Pizza. People. Passion. Are you hungry?

“Grazie mille!” to our family, friends and fans. We couldn’t have done it without you – all the pizzas and gelato and meatballs (and more!), the beer and wine and that oh so delicious Aperol Spritz (a personal fav)!

We’re looking forward to sharing more with you in 2020! Salute!

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We’re giving the Gift of PARM!

Giving the gift of PARM? Yes, Prima Strada is giving PARMESAN RINDS as a gift! Parmesan rinds contain magical properties (and magic is certainly part of the holiday season).

Stop by your favourite Pizzeria Prima Strada and pick up your small present – a pack of parm rinds. Available December 18 – 23 11:30 a.m. until closing, while supplies last!

The rind of a parmesan wheel is all cheese, like the crust on a loaf of bread. It is full of calcium and contains trace amounts of lactose. It adds flavour to a broth, soups and sauces.

A friend swears the ultimate snack is to soften a piece of rind in the microwave then drizzle with your favourite syrupy balsamic vinegar. I prefer to use in soups and in our favourite – pasta ceci. Before serving, I remove the rind, chop into small bits and add back into the pot. You’ll find chewy delicious bites are the best part of the dish.

Here’s a favourite recipe for Black Eyed Pea Stew , it needs a parm rind (of course)! I’ve also included a few notes (I’ve made it many times):

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Prima Strada Supports Local School Breakfast

We love a good pizza party, especially when it involves giving back to our community.

Join us on Tuesday, November 26th at Pizzeria Prima Strada on Fort Street or Cook Street (dine in or take out), and a portion of our proceeds will be donated to support local school breakfast programs in Victoria.

“Thriving in the community we live and work in and supporting our neighbourhood is a big deal to us,” says Andrew Johnson, Prima Strada’s Director of Operations. “We’re thrilled to be a part of this incredible event with the Rotary Club in Victoria – Harbourside supporting local breakfast programs in Greater Victoria and we’re doing it the only way we know how – with pizza!”

The funds raised go towards a private party for kids this holiday season. It’s a private party for kids and it’s sponsored by the community.  Picture over 300 kids and their families enjoying the iconic holiday season blockbuster movie “Polar Express” at IMAX Victoria, Royal BC Museum, on Sunday December 8th at 8:30am all in their pyjamas, enjoying breakfast and entertainment – all for FREE. 

Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside Event link: https://harboursiderotary.org/page/polar-express-2019

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