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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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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Riot Brewing Cask Night at PPS Cobble Hill

Riot Brewing Cask Night!

Love wood fired pizza and local beer?  If you’re vigorously nodding, we’ve got just the thing.  It’s true, there’s no better combination. Pizza and beer really are the best of friends and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Chemainus locals, Riot Brewing, for our first cask night at PPS Cobble Hill.

Franz Dessombes, Executive Chef at Pizzeria Prima Strada helped out at the brewery. “We were fortunate to be a part of the hands-on process when it came time to tweak the ‘Life Partners Pale Ale’ cask. We know you’ll like the sour cherry and thyme twist – plus it pairs really nicely with pizza so everybody wins!”

“Riot is a great partner for us,” Dessombes continues. “They brew classic and true-to-style beer and are a very fun team to work with. The event will be a excellent way to introduce both businesses into the authentic and thriving food and beverage community in the Cowichan Valley.

“Pizza and beer is a classic combination, so when The Pizza Man called, we answered. Cask beer is great because…

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PPS' new house wine
PPS & Averill Creek collaborate on house wine!

PPS and Averill Creek have collaborated to create Prima Strada’s house wine! In Italy, house wine is always local. Sometimes even as close as across the road. And it’s always good. Local wine, local food, friends and family – it’s a delicious combination!

The friendship with Averill Creek started in 2010 when the PPS team first visited the winery. Averill Creek is the largest estate winery on Vancouver Island; the only winery to be located on the slope of a mountain, Mount Prevost. Prima Strada’s Vino della Casa, Prima Prevost and Prima Grigio, are 100% estate grown and hand crafted in the Cowichan Valley.

PPS’ Andrew Johnson and Averill Creek’s Andy Johnson worked out the details: tasting and blending and finally bottling!

Recommended pairings: Everything! But if we have to choose, here’s a few favorites. Drink Prima Grigio with a Pizza Margherita & Funghi supremo. Sip Prima Prevost with Polpette della Casa & Pizza Diavola!

What your wine choice says about you:

Prima Prevost = Sophistication, you command attention & love a good dark chocolate Prima Grigio = Free spirited, life of the party, dancing on tables, pleasure to be around

Our new Vino della Casa is a result of two island companies working together…

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New summer salad!
Summer Menu Additions

We’re welcoming back our favorite summer foods!

We love our new seasonal menu additions and are thrilled to share them with you! We pride ourselves in serving fresh, local ingredients. You’re sure to see that in our Summer menu!

The Insalata Rucola e Melone is the perfect light summer salad. It features balsamic marinated melon and crispy prosciutto with gorgonzola and local City Harvest arugula. Our other new salad is the Insalata di Tonno – tuna conserva with roasted cauliflower, house smoked almonds, red onions and a caper vinaigrette. Keep an eye out for the Insalata Caprese. It’ll be making appearances on our feature boards!

While it’s hard to say goodbye to the Salsiccia e Rapini and the Patata e Radicchio, we know it means the return of cherry tomatoes and the Pizze Filetti! We’re excited to bring you a pizza with a basil pesto base, the Capricciosa Verde (cah-pri-chose-ah ver-day). If you love pesto and lots of toppings, this is the pie for you! It has house ham, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, olives, fresh mozzarella, and Parmigiano.

Of course, we’ve added a Summer cocktail too! The Cynar Collins is a delicious mix of Cynar, fresh lemon, and soda.…

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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.