Pizza and pints at category 12
PPS Mobile Oven at Category 12 Brewery

Craft beer and pizza aficionados unite!

PPS’ mobile wood-fired pizza oven is ready for action this summer!  The benefits of sun, craft beer and wood-fired pizza are unlimited, especially when two local, family-owned and award-winning businesses come together.

Join us this summer, Thursday – Sunday 12pm – 7pm for wood-fired pizza and a pint on location at Category 12 Brewing at 2200 Keating Cross Road.

wood fired pizza, local craft beerWe love a good celebration, especially one that includes a favorite partner. Category 12’s official designation as a tasting room is a big accomplishment, certainly worthy of pizza party!

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Fantasy Night Pizza
Fantasy Pizza Night at PPS Cook

Fantasy Night Pizza – what’s that you ask? Let us tell you …

For years now (almost 10!) we’ve been asked about those “other” toppings. At PPS, we stick with the traditional and use ingredients typically found on or inspired by traditional Neapolitan pizza. But for one night only, we got a little crazy (or as they say in Italian, pazzo) and add toppings to pizzas you’ve never seen before (and might not ever see again). And we did it Prima Strada style.

It was crazy, awesome and maybe even a little weird (in a really delicious way). Yes, there was pineapple, iceberg lettuce, house made ranch dressing and so much more. And all on our award winning wood fired pizzas!  We served up five deliciously creative Fantasy Pizzas along with PPS’ top 3 pies – Margherita, Salsiccia and Funghi.

In case you missed it, our Fantasy pizzas:

Taco – pulled pork, red onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, cheddar cheese, shredded iceberg lettuce and house ranch dressing Perogi – rosemary garlic oil base, potato, tesa, sauerkraut, caciocavallo, sour cream and fresh chives Hawaiian  – tomato base, house smoked ham, roasted pineapple, mozzarella, chilis Donair – garlic butter base, spicy beef, parmigiano, mozzarella, tomato, “Donair Sauce” and fresh…

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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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Eat Well Do Good - Support The Full Cupboard
Eat Well Do Good – Support The Full Cupboard

PPS’ Eat Well Do Good campaigns benefit the great community organizations in the neighborhoods we live and work in. With the help of our fans, PPS has donated to Heart & Stroke, Movember Foundation, BC Women’s Farm Network Scholarship Fund and the Growing Young Farmers Society to name just a few. We recently connected with the Island Savings Team to create another great Eat Well Do Good event.

Help PPS support Island Saving’s The Full Cupboard. The Full Cupboard supports local food banks to ensure islanders needing some extra, immediate help have access to nutritious and healthy food resources. The Full Cupboard aims to ensure no Island child goes hungry.

Purchase the Feature Pizza for $18 at your favourite Prima Strada on June 2, 3 and 4 and PPS will donate $5 to The Full Cupboard. The donations from this event will benefit Victoria’s Mustard Seed and the Cowichan Valley Food Bank.

PPS Fort Pizzaiolo Kayode Olusanya has created the Feature Pizza and trust me – it’s delicous! The pizza: pesto base, fresh mozzarella, Genoa salami, roasted red peppers, Asiago cheese and fresh arugula!

No meat, no problem. We thought you might ask so we were sure to try the Feature…

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Mobile wood fired pizza
Mobile Oven Season – Summer 2016

We’re firing up the mobile oven!

With the warm weather just beginning we’re ready for our mobile oven season! We’re so excited to be a part of some of our favorite summer events. Nothing says summer like enjoying pizza al fresco.

July 1 – Gorge Canada Day Picnic For over 15 years now, the Gorge Canada Day Picnic has been a must-see event! From parades to pancake breakfasts, canoe rides and bouncey castles there’s something for everyone. There are over 60 artisan market vendors and 40 food vendors! We can’t think of a better way to spend Canada Day than with good company and great pizza!

July 22-24 – Rock the Shores Located in Colwood, Rock the Shores is a music festival showcasing local talent. Their goal is to be an affordable and easily accessible rock festival! This year, children under 10 are admitted for free. We’ll see you there!

August 18 – Feast of Fields Feast of Fields is a celebration of local foods and sustainable agriculture. Guests walk from tent to tent (or mobile oven!) while listening to live music and tasting the freshest foods. Funds raised…

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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 jobs@primastrada.com with a copy your resume.