What makes Pizzeria Prima Strada award-winning
We recognize there are so many delicious styles of pizza. At Prima Strada we focus on the Neapolitan style, using the same centuries-old technique masters use to create a truly authentic pizza. Neapolitan pizza captures the pure essence of simple and delicious Italian food preparation. The world’s finest tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and dough rolled by hand form the foundation of the pizza. Finally, the pizza is fired in a wood-burning oven at a blistering 900 degrees.
Flour, water, salt and yeast. That’s it! Our dough is really the foundation of a Prima Strada pizza. After the fermentation process is complete (yes, this makes our dough more digestible), dough is shaped by hand. A second rise takes place after the initial ball shaping (‘staglio’). The dough is stretched by hand. This technique moves the air from the center outwards so that the edge stays more puffy and will form the crust when cooking.
We use a natural leavened starter for our dough, which means we feed "Bertha" (our starter) everyday.
We search for the best quality tomatoes and use a bit of salt to bring out the flavour. That’s it!
Soft, tangy and creamy, we use fresh mozzarella for our pizzas. Made with fresh cow’s milk, it has a sweet and delicate flavour and elastic texture.
Parmigiano Reggiano is considered to the the “The King of Cheeses” and has received a protected designation from Italy (DOP). Parm gets its name from the two areas that produce it. Parma and Reggio Emilia. Made with milk from grass and hay fed cows (no grain). Most wheels of cheese are aged for 18 to 36 months, with the average 24.
Your authentic Neapolitan pizza is cooked in a wood-fired oven which reaches a temperature of 900 degrees. The fire is a living breathing thing and doesn’t exist on a level field, there is a certain technique and style that you have to follow to get the desired result. Seasoned birth from the Okanagan is used to build the fire and once hot, it takes approximately 2-3 minutes for a pizza to cook.
“Because its yummy and we love Prima Strada”
– Genna, Baily + Emilie
“I can share it with friends…or not.”
“It’s like being wrapped in a warm pepperoni blanket.”
“Because it’s forever “
“Circle of life. Coincidence? I think not!!”
“Because I am a ninja turtle”
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.