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Pizza is BETTER in a Stocking

Give the Gift of Pizza. (It’s the easiest decision you’ll make. Ever.)

Pizza in a stocking? What?! We can’t think of anything better than finding a Prima Strada Gift Card in our Christmas Stocking. Are you listening Santa?

Prima Strada’s new eGift cards allow you to send a gift instantly! Purchase online or at any of our three locations.  Stocking stuffer, Secret Santa, holiday gatherings or an end of year ‘Thank You’ – it’s the perfect gift.  Every friend group should have at least one Pizza Angel.

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Add pesto to any pizza!
Pizza Secrets

Every good restaurant has a secret menu with tips, tricks and modifications to enhance the meal. When it comes to pizza in Victoria, we’re no exception. We call them game changers. Over the years, we’ve seen our wood-fired pizza classics revamped with a modification or two that have become weekly staples.

A few of our favourites we’re excited to share with you – Buon appetito!

Margherita pizza… add house mixed olives (warm blistery olives are delicious!) Filetti pizza… add a meat (prosciutto, house sausage, house smoked ham or house pepperoni) Diavola… add pesto drizzle + ricotta (no surprises here – DeCarolis/Dallas family favourite) Margherita… minus cheese, add mushrooms, onions, peppers, olives (vegan classic!) Any pizza… add an egg on top (all time favourite brunch choice)

If you have a new tip to share, we’d love to hear it.  Better yet, tag us #lovemyprimastrada with your next creation! Grazie mille!

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Peach Spritz

These days it’s all about the spritz. And there’s nothing wrong with Aperol Spritz or the Campari Spritz (classics for a reason) but every now and again we crave something new, bubbly and fun. We’re digging local BC fruit right now and Maggie has developed a feature patio sipper we know you’ll love. Find it at Prima Strada Fort Street or make it at home!

Base + bubbles + more bubbles + garnish = crowd pleaser

Pinot Grigio Peach Spritz 2 oz Pinot Grigio (or any white wine) 1.5 oz peach syrup * 1/2 oz lemon 3 fresh mint leaves Soda Shaken on ice, strained over fresh ice, top with soda, garnish with lemon wheel or a fresh peach slice! *Make your own peach syrup! Local peaches are in! Peach Syrup 700 ml water 500 ml sugar 300g fresh, pitted & quartered peaches (or frozen) Bring to a boil on high heat, reduce to a simmer and simmer for 20 minutes. Fine strain & let cool. Refrigerate for 1 week.

See you for pizza in Victoria or Cowichan! Cin cin to you and yours at the next family gathering!

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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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