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…

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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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Negroni Week at PPS!
Negroni Week is June 6-12!

Visit your favorite Pizzeria Prima Strada for a Negroni and help Victoria’s Bridges for Women Society!

At PPS, we believe there’s never a bad time to drink a Negroni.  Haven’t experienced this delicious combination of Campari, Gin and Vermouth? It’s time!

Negroni Week celebrates one of the world’s great cocktails and raises money for charitable causes! Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, the event launched in 2013 and has grown each year! In 2015, more than 3,500 venues around the world mixed their favorite Negroni variations. Over $320,000 was raised for charitable causes.

PPS is thrilled to be participating! We’ve chosen to support the Bridges for Women Society. Bridges is a gutsy, innovative community agency with award winning employment training and supportive programs. They work with women impacted by violence or abuse to help them reclaim their lives and build economic security.

We looked to our team to help chose a cause to support. PPS employee Kristin Bulger works for Bridges and we couldn’t think of a better way to recognize the efforts of our team while supporting a great local organization.

We hope you will be inspired to try this great Italian cocktail! Salute!

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Mangiamo - a different Dine Around at Prima Strada
Mangiamo! A different Dine Around

Haven’t made it to your favorite pizzeria for a Mangiamo meal?

There’s plenty of time and with different menus celebrated at our different locations, you can visit more than once!

What’s Mangiamo? Translated as, “Let’s eat!” Mangiamo is a 3 course dinner for $25. It’s Prima Strada’s version of Victoria’s annual Dine Around event. We love special menus with special prices but we wanted to do more. How? PPS will donate $5 from the purchase of each Mangiamo meal to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Local craft brewery Hoyne will donate a $1 with the purchase of every Hoyne beer! That’s a $6 donation for delicious eats & drinks! Bravo!

Menus for February 27 to March 6

PPS Bridge Antipasti – Piatto di salumi or Insalata zucca e mele Le Pizze – Pepperoni, Siciliana or Feature Pizza Dolci – Housemade gelato or panna cotta

PPS Cook Antipasti – Insalata Cicoria e Pera or Bruschetta Le Pizze – Margherita, Salsiccia Picante or Feature Pizza Dolci – Housemade gelato or panna cotta

PPS Fort Antipasti – Bruschetta or Insalata della Casa Pizze – Funghi, Diavola or Feature Pizza Dolci – Housemade gelato or panna cotta


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We would like to acknowledge Pizzeria Prima Strada is grateful to operate in the beautiful traditional unceded Coast Salish territories of the Lekwungen, Esquimalt and Cowichan people.

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