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Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Authentic Neapolitan Pizza. At Prima Strada, we're passionate for the fire-roasted pizzas born in Naples, Italy. We pay homage to our Italian roots with a commitment to simple, fresh ingredients on traditional wood-fired, thin crust pizza. Join us for wood-fired pizza, seasonal salads, cocktails, craft beer, Italian wine by the glass, house made gelato and caffe!
US$14 - US$48
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed June 20, 2021 via mobile

We were delighted to be able to visit Vancouver Island again after the pandemic curtailed our travels! One of our first thoughts was to return to an old favourite, Pizzeria Prima Strada! They did not disappoint! Delicious wood-fired fresh thin crust and a delightful array...of possibilities for creative and scrumptious toppings. We had one Funghi and one Burrata (the day's special) and both were amazing! We sat at one of the outdoor tables and the service was excellent, too. We felt safe, valued as customers and certainly well-fed!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 28, 2021

We were looking forward to the opportunity to 'dine in' again and went with friends who have just bought a condo in the neighbourhood for dinner. The food, service and ambiance were excellent as always.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed November 25, 2020 via mobile

I like this place, generally, but have gone twice in last couple of weeks and just ok. Service - ok. Food - undercooked (calzone was served cold!) Beer - cold and delicious. Meatballs - not like they used to be. Not what it used to...be but nice to have an option in the neighborhood.More

Date of visit: November 2020
PrimaStrada, General Manager at Pizzeria Prima Strada, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2021

Hi there, it sounds like we didn't measure up to our normal standards during your most recent visits. Did you order takeout or dine in at the pizzeria? Our pizzas and calzones are best when served directly from the oven, and we recommend finishing them...More

Reviewed August 10, 2020 via mobile

We used to be regulars at this wood fired oven neighborhood pizzeria. Went there no less than twice a month. That was pre-Covid. Went there yesterday for the first time since. Sat at one of two tiny tables outside. All the staff we knew are...gone. Everyone is new. No worries. Ordered our favorite salad. A mix of greens with mounds of Parmesan and Gorgonzola cheese. Now it’s only romaine lettuce, some Parmesan. Nothing else. What happened to the mix of greens. Waitress: Covid. My salad has no Gorgonzola. Waitress: Covid. The previously juicy meatballs were dry and tasteless. Everyone took a bite and left the rest. Asked the waitress, “what happened?”. She shrugs her shoulders and says “Covid”. The pizzas which used to be light and airy have an oily taste and consistently of cardboard. Again, asked thdd red waitress. Same answer, “Covid”. In short, Covid has become their excuse for doing a lousy job on everything. Never going back again. If they ask why, I now know the right answer. It’s Covid. All this enjoyment for $60 per person with two glasses of wine each. No thanks.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 19, 2020

Oven fired pizza of good taste....on this occasion..so, so.......BUT.....surprised that NONE of the pizza prep people NOR the servers were wearing masks! Social distancing by employees was not consistent. Although not mandated and in Victoria, many quality restaurants here are observing respectful protocols....very surprising and...disappointing, for this venue, during this unprecedented time.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed May 9, 2020

Only takeout during Covid time Pizza wasn’t cooked soggy, and no options for thin crust Have the impression these were all remade and just popped in the oven for too short a time period Not ordering takeout againMore

Date of visit: May 2020
PrimaStrada, General Manager at Pizzeria Prima Strada, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2020

Hi Andre, we're really sorry to hear about your experience. It doesn't sound like we met our usual standards but we can assure you that none of our pizzas are preassembled and everything is made to order. We offer one size and style of crust...More

Reviewed May 1, 2020 via mobile

When you're talking about really good pizza in town, this place inevitably comes up. And while it's definitely in the mix, it's not quite the best for me. That being said, I'll never turn down a slice of pizza from Prima Strada, as they do...make some really good stuff. The service is quick and friendly, and they have a nice (if slightly unimaginative) menu. The ingredients are where they stand out, however, as everything tastes fresh and very high quality. Even the simple pepperoni pizza is elevated by the great ingredients! Definitely give this place a try if you haven't already.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed March 8, 2020

oven fired gourmet pizzas, all natural ingredients and great service . This is a cozy and popular neighbourhood spot. it will be busy on a saturday night but not too long to wait. I love the Funghi but also the Diavola - get both and...share if you must.More

Date of visit: January 2020
PrimaStrada, General Manager at Pizzeria Prima Strada, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2020

Grazie grazie! We truly appreciate the 5 stars and your menu recommendations. We pride ourselves on using really high quality, natural ingredients and are glad to hear we're a local favourite of yours! Cheers

Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

Started with the olives and split the Diavola pizza (6 slices). The salami was spicy and the crust was crispy. All ingredients are fresh. Would get more mozzarella next time as we like a lot of cheese. House red wine was good as well as...the beer selection. Friendly servers. Will be back to try the other pizzas.More

Date of visit: February 2020
PrimaStrada, Owner at Pizzeria Prima Strada, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Grazie mille for the 5 stars, MustTravel88! Diavola is definitely a great first choice - and you can ALWAYS ask for extra cheese! Ricotta is incredible on this particular pie. See you next time.

Reviewed January 28, 2020 via mobile

Cook St was quiet on Sunday evening and we stumbled into this location as there were empty tables. We’ve been regular customers and this time it seemed off just a little. Pizza dough not quite done and service not quite up to the standard we’ve...become accustomed. We’ll be back though. Love this place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
PrimaStrada, Owner at Pizzeria Prima Strada, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

Hey Harold, thanks so much for letting us know about your experience at Cook Street. Agreed, it doesn't sound up to our usual standard. We appreciate the honest feedback and are really glad to hear that you'll be back. See you soon.

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Pizzeria Prima Strada is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4