Indulge in Victoria’s best pizza at these 5 local hot spots

February 18th, 2021

With its mouth-watering combination of melted cheese, savoury toppings, and crispy crust, pizza serves a powerful punch. Whether it’s loaded with various veggies, packed to the brim with meats, or garnished with the controversial pineapple topping, pizza reigns king! Check out these pipinghot spots on the Island this season for some carb‘o’licious indulgence like no other!

Pizzeria Prima Strada

Crafted with care and cooked to perfection right before your eyes is the classically delicious Prima Strada pizza. Each Prima Strada thin-crust pizza is fire roasted to perfection—a traditional technique that comes from Naples, Italy. Grab some pizza at the Fort Street location and head over to Willows Beach for a weekend picnic, or grab a slice on Cook Street and walk down towards the water for some fantastic scenic views. And if you’re in need of a sweet treat, try some gelato or one of the other tantalizing dessert options found at Prima Strada. You can even enjoy your pizza alongside a glass of wine or craft beer. This pizzeria promises to serve delicious thin-crust pizza created with fresh ingredients and flavours that are sure to bring a burst of joy to your inner foodie. Check out Prima Strada today for an Italian-inspired pizza creation!

pizzeriaprimastrada.com
@primastrada
1990 Fort Street
230 Cook Street

MOD Pizza

Good vibes, diverse menu options, and community atmosphere is what you will find at MOD Pizza. The pizzeria prides itself on its accommodating menu with both gluten free and vegan options, as well as a welcoming atmosphere to all who come through the doors. Try MOD’s signature cauliflower crust for both a vegan and gluten-free option. This crust is packed with flavour and a dash of herbs. With a bright and friendly space, along with mouth-watering pizza choices, MOD Pizza is a top pick for a family pizza night or a weekend excursion with your household bubble.

IMG 6579 copy

modpizza.ca
@modpizza
3022 Merchant Way Unit 104, Langford

Brickyard Pizza

Ever find yourself downtown and in need of some cheesy pizza? Well, look no further than Brickyard Pizza on Yates Street. This pizza restaurant is cozy and comfortable and serves a variety of meaty, cheesy, and veggie pizzas—along with thirst-quenching craft beer or cider. But if you don’t like the pizza options on the menu, you can build your own pizza and add your choice of sauce, toppings, and crust. Order through SkipTheDishes for ultimate convenience or book a table online for the dine-in experience. You can also just grab some pizza to go and complete your day with a satisfying cheesy slice in hand. Brickyard is open every day except Sunday from 11:30am until 10pm. Come down to the Brickyard today and enjoy some de-stress with extra cheese!

brickyardpizza.ca
@brickyardpizzavictoria
784 Yates Street

Standard Pizza

Located on Cook Street, Standard Pizza is a prime spot for some delicious pizza. This pizzeria is close to downtown and Fernwood amongst the array of bakeries, restaurants, and coffee shops to check out. Standard Pizza serves a vast range of pizza choices: from veggie ones to meaty ones, and purely classic choices, such as their margherita pizza. Not a fan of the menu options? Contact Standard Pizza to create a creation all your own with the ingredients they have on hand for a pizza suited to your inner foodie. Wood-fired with care, Standard Pizza creates pizza with fresh ingredients, paired with perfectly cooked Italian thin crust. This is the place to try for pizzas that are brimming with flavours.

standardpizza.ca
@standardpizzayyj
1515 Cook Street

Willows Pizza

Situated in the quaint and peaceful area of Oak Bay is Willows Pizza. This cozy pizza joint is home to a selection of supremely cheesy and delicious pizza choices. At Willows Pizza, it’s all about good vibes and fresh ingredients; with their dough being made and prepped in-house daily. Their sauces are hand mixed and bursting with flavours that add just that extra special bite to every pizza. Sourcing local ingredients is a big priority at Willow’s Pizza, and all the meat products used are ordered from their friends at Slater’s Meats, which is located just next door. This pizza joint can serve anyone’s taste and preferences, with dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian options. Stop by Willows Pizza for a cheesy, pizza takeout and bask in the fresh ocean breezes down at the Willows Beach, only a short walk away. Island life at its best, down at Willow’s Pizza!

willowspizza.ca
@willowspizza_
2571 Cadboro Bay Road

* BONUS: Best late night & vegan friendly pizzerias

The Joint Pizzeria

Find yourself in need of a late-night bite? Check out The Joint, where you can grab a slice or two to go, or sit in a cozy booth, mulling over the events of your fun-filled Friday or weekend adventures. At the Joint you can even craft, on request, a gluten-free or vegan pizza.

thejointvictoria.com
1219 Wharf Street

Virtuous Pie

Your one-stop pizzeria for all things vegan! This hip and thriving restaurant serves a 100% plant-based menu! Virtuous Pie also serves gluten-free pizza options. Enjoy a pizza with your household bubble, alongside some tasty kombucha or cider. This is a perfect spot for a weekly bite or a fun place to check out on the weekend. With a variety of pizzas, salads/starters, and drink options, there is something for everyone at Virtuous Pie—vegan or not.

virtuouspie.com
@virtuous_pie
530 Pandora Avenue

Enjoy life and eat pizza! Let us know which pizza place is your favourite, and we encourage you to share your food photos on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @tastingvictoria or using #TastingVictoria so we can follow you along your culinary journey.

WRITTEN BY

Tessa Cowan

Tasting Victoria Staff