Why do we obsess over local ingredients at Pizza Al Forno? Because we believe in the power of community, the freshness that only comes from nearby fields, and the unmatched flavour that local produce brings to our pizzas. In Victoria, BC, we're surrounded by some of the richest agricultural lands, and we tap directly into this bounty. Local isn't just a buzzword for us; it's the secret ingredient that transforms a good pizza into an extraordinary one. Let's delve into the reasons why local ingredients are at the heart of everything we do, making each pizza a celebration of flavour and community.

The Freshness Factor

  • Taste the Difference

Local ingredients mean shorter travel times from farm to table, which is key to maintaining the natural taste and texture of our toppings. When you bite into one of our pizzas, you're experiencing produce at its peak, meats that are more succulent, and herbs that burst with flavour. This freshness not only enhances the taste but also preserves the nutrients and quality of the food you're enjoying.

Supporting Our Community

  • Boosting Local Economy

By choosing local ingredients, we're not just making pizza; we're making a difference. Every purchase we make supports local farmers and producers, helping to stimulate our local economy. This support helps to ensure the sustainability of our agricultural community, contributing to a healthier local economy.

  • Building Relationships

At Pizza Al Forno, we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we've built with local suppliers. These partnerships allow us to influence the quality and types of ingredients produced, ensuring that what you get on your plate is nothing short of perfect. These relationships also mean we can ensure ethical practices are followed every step of the way.

Environmental Impact

  • Reducing Carbon Footprint

Choosing local reduces our carbon footprint. Less transportation means fewer emissions, which is better for our planet.

  • Less Waste

Local sourcing allows us to order more precisely, reducing food waste significantly. We receive ingredients as needed, ensuring they are used when fresh and reducing the amount of food discarded.

At Pizza Al Forno, our commitment to using local ingredients is woven into the very fabric of our identity. It's a choice that allows us to serve up not only the freshest, most delicious pizza but also support our community and protect our planet. Every pizza you order is a testament to the quality and care we invest in our food, our people, and our environment.

Experience the fresh, vibrant flavours of local ingredients at Pizza Al Forno. Visit us in Victoria, BC, or place your order online. Taste the difference that local makes and support a sustainable community with every delicious bite.