Chili flake sprinkle onto our delicious mussels
Mussels with PPS House Sausage

We’re spoiled with our seafood options living on the West Coast. When we asked our executive chef Franz what he’d make at home with PPS’ house fennel sausage, it was a no brainer. A rustic bowl of mussels (or as we refer to them cozze con salcicca) , crusty bread and a bottle of Riesling.  Buon Appetito!

Mussels & Clams: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small yellow onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine 2 PPS house made sausage, crumbled 5 sprigs fresh thyme 3/4 cup of white wine 1lb mussels, debearded, scrubbed 1lb clams, rinsed, scrubbed

To finish: 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tsp chili flake 1 tbsp parsley Salt & pepper, to taste Bread, toasted and sliced

Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, stirring often until softened, about 2 minutes. While the onion cooks, remove the casing from the PPS house sausage and crumbled into medium sized pieces. Add the garlic and sweat for 15 seconds, then the sausage and thyme. Stir until lightly browned, about 30 seconds.

Deglaze with white wine and add the mussels and clams. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Occasionally, with the lid still on, shake the…

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Fantasy Pizza is Back!

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

For over 10 years now we’ve been asked about those “other” toppings. Pineapple seems to be the number one item that people request on pizza. We don’t get it…tropical fruit on pizza is not Italian.

Last year was our first year running a Fantasy Pizza Night and what a night!  PPS fans enjoyed Taco, Perogi, Hawaiian, Donair and even a dessert pizza that evening. This year, we’ve decided to feature a new ‘Fantasy Pizza’ each week for a whole month in all of our pizzerias!

At PPS, we stick with the traditional and use ingredients typically found on or inspired by traditional Neapolitan pizza. But, our Executive Chef and his team got a little crazy (or as they say in Italian, pazzo) and have been introducing toppings to pizzas you’ve never seen in our pizzerias before. And we’re doing it Prima Strada style.

It gets better, our crew in PPS production will be featuring Fantasy gelato all month too. Get excited, we sure are.  See you in February!

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Year in Review 2018 – PPS by the numbers!

Yes, it’s the PPS Year in Review 2018! Before we jump into 2019, let’s forget the resolutions and savour some of the really good things from 2018. By good things of course we mean pizza!

Our sincere thanks for making 2018 so memorable.  We’re lucky to have an amazing community and we’re beyond grateful for your support. We wouldn’t be where we are without you!

2018 marked the 10th year of Pizzeria Prima Strada and we celebrated with bubbles! Our newest house wine, PPS Frizzante, continues our partnership with Averill Creek Vineyard. PPS Frizzante is 100% estate grown in the Cowichan Valley, right here on Vancouver Island! Salute! Along with the many pizzas, we’re proud to have served up our house made products (made with love by hand). In addition to dough our team made pans of gelato and sorbetto and miles of pepperoni!

Our communities – with three locations on Vancouver Island, we were fortunate to contribute to many the schools, sports and local programs in the neighbourhoods we live and work in. A few highlights from 2018: winning the Golden Garbage Award for most trash pick up on Earth Day, adding a Little Free Library to PPS Fort St.,…

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Be a Pizza Angel, Say I Love You with Pizza

Say “Te amo” (I love you) with a Pizzeria Prima Strada gift certificate.

We’ve made it easy to be a pizza angel with our new eGift cards (send a gift instantly!) online or at any of our three locations.  Stocking stuffer, secret Santa, holiday gatherings – we’ve got you covered.  Every friend group should have at least one Pizza Angel.

Amore Pace e Felicità!

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Win Free Pizza,
Win FREE pizza – Back to School

The new normal for most people after Labour Day (including but not limited to parents, students…) is shockingly different than the sun kissed week prior.  Meetings are not put off any longer, school zones are back in effect, lunches are made the night before and hero parents effortlessly get dinner on the table every night.

Let PPS help! We could go on about the simplicity of our wood-fired pizza toppings and the overwhelming health benefits (both physical and emotional) of eating with us but at the end of the day, we just want you to eat pizza. So much so we’re willing to give it away! Yes, free pizza.

Join PPS this September (Starting Monday, September 10th), fill out a ballot and enter to win free pizza! That’s it! Winner receives pizza once a week for four weeks paired with Victoria’s Abeego reusable beeswax wrap.

Winner at every pizzeria, winner selected at random, draw date October 1, 2018.

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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.