Best pizza award
Best Pizza, YAM Magazine

Wow! We’re thrilled, honoured and needing another minute to gush. Mille grazie Victoria for voting Pizzeria Prima Strada as BEST PIZZA at the 2019 YAM Magazine Restaurant Awards.

We’re passionate about what we do, have excellent people and really love making pizza.

Our inspiration stems from Naples, Italy where fire-roasted pizzas are born.  For a century and a half, the pizza makers of Naples (or “pizzaioli” as they are known in their home town) have been producing unique mouth-watering pizzas using the freshest ingredients available.

Like any of the best restaurants you’ll find worldwide, Pizzeria Prima Strada is a labor of love. We’ve created neighbourhood pizzerias, a place you can walk to with your friends and family, have a local craft beer or wine and where you can see your food being made – enjoy our version of a taste of Italy.

Buon appetito!

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Best Pizza in Victoria & Cowichan!
Best Pizza in Victoria & Cowichan

Yep, it’s plural, PPS WON Best Pizza in Victoria & cowichan!

When we get awards, we’re flattered and honoured. But most importantly we want to say thanks. We know it’s our fans that help us win the awards!  Winning BEST PIZZA means a lot to us. Our team is focused on what’s really important: making and serving great pizza.

“We love pizza! We’re a bit obsessed and we know it’s not a secret. Our commitment and dedication is what sets us apart. Our purpose at Prima Strada? Pizza. People. Passion. It’s what we’re all about,” says Cristen DeCarolis, President of Pizzeria Prima Strada.

More than 10 years ago, two food lovers with a passion for wood fired pizza were inspired to create Pizzeria Prima Strada. A neighbourhood pizzeria: a place to gather with family and friends for a delicious and casual meal. Also required? A few cocktails, good wines and craft beer.

Thank you Victoria and Cowichan for voting us your favourite Pizza in the city and valley!

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Festa del Papa

We’re celebrating Festa del Papà at Pizzeria Prima Strada with a feature meatball wood-fired pizza, just for Dad.  Join any PPS location this Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Oh, we have local craft beer too.

Happy Father’s Day!


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Negroni Week 2019

June marks the start of summer with so many things to look forward to including a whole week celebrating a classic Italian cocktail, the Negroni. You know you’re special when you get your own week.

June 24 – 30, PPS will donate $1 from each Negroni sold to our chosen charity, Little Free Library.

It’s no surprise that we’re a group of readers at PPS. We especially love sharing a good cookbook. Our Little Free Libraries (outside our Cook Street and Fort Street locations) are designed to bring our neighbours together, inspire all ages and spark recycling efforts. It also gives us an opportunity to share the books we read, enjoy and want to share.  We hope you’ll enjoy swapping your used books as much as we do and if you forget to bring a book next time – enjoy a Negroni!






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Server at PPS Cook Street

Locally owned and operated, award winning, authentic Neapolitan pizzerias!

Job Title: Server Job Status: Part-time. Permanent. Job Requirements:

Love pizza! Available to work weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays. Able to work a minimum of two (2) shifts per week. Must be able to lift 25kgs on a regular basis.


Ensure the highest level of guest satisfaction by providing consistently excellent service and genuine personal attention. Aim to serve guests and complete duties in the most efficient manner without panic or complaint, changing “gears” when business demands. Maintain knowledge of PPS, our menu and features. Keep your eyes open for ways to support your team. Maintain a clean and organized Dining Room. Communicate effectively with all team members. Ensure you are clean and organized. Comply with all company policies and procedures. Ensure alcohol is only served to guests 19 years and older. Comply with all Island Health, CRD, PPS OH&S and Work Safe BC regulations.


Previous restaurant experience an asset. Enjoy creating great guest experiences. Team oriented and self motivated. Able to multitask and work in a fast paced environment. Personable and professional. Serving It Right required Must embrace PPS Core Values: Relentlessly Strive for Improvement, Be Respectful, Work as…

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Posta Prima Strada!

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.