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A pizzeria from the heart of Naples to the coast of Tofino.
A pizzeria from the heart of Naples to the coast of Tofino.
A pizzeria from the heart of Naples to the coast of Tofino.
59 backers pledged CA$ 35,773 to help bring this project to life.

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Heather + Marco decided to quit the city life and move to a wild remote surf town called Tofino in Canada to open BASIC GOODNESS PIZZERIA. After years of working in fashion and design in the urban sprawl of Los Angeles and New York, they wanted a slow life connected to nature with a lifestyle to prioritize relationships, creativity, and the pleasures of food. They decided on Tofino as their destination and a pizzeria as their offering. Their intention is simple: To make happy food with simple ingredients in a very traditional way with lots of passion and heart. 

To create true and delicious Neapolitan pizza, it is essential that BASIC GOODNESS is equipped with a Wood Fire Oven.

 

Set to open Summer 2017, BASIC GOODNESS is an intimate cozy pizzeria with a wood fire oven, stunning sea views, and a true Neapolitan crafting your pizzas. The space is designed around the essentials to feed the energy and atmosphere of our community, featuring an open kitchen to engage our customers in the art, passion, and history of making pizza, the Neapolitan way. BASIC GOODNESS will not just be a place to nourish your body but also your soul. With a beautiful Italian wine list, specialty cocktails, and really good beer on tap, it is the perfect place to relax and connect with friends. Our menu will headline eight different pizza creations plus a weekly special, antipasto plates, salads, and desserts including Marco’s specialty Tiramisu.

You can learn more about our project here at basicgoodnesspizzeria.com

 

Tofino is a small town on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Canada. We are surrounded by ancient rainforest, flying overhead eagles, crystal clear waters, and distant white glaciers. With natural hot springs and expansive white sandy beaches that offer world class surfing year round ( winter swells can measure up to 40ft ), this place is pure magic. There is a thriving sophisticated culinary scene here, cool places to stay, and endless adventures to get deeper into the wildlife. Tofino is easily reachable by plane from Vancouver in 35 minutes ( five hours by car + ferry ). The sweet secret of Tofino is starting to be shared by some notable publications, written up in New York Times 52 Places to go in 2017, Travel + Leisure voted Tofino | 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017, Bon Appetit, Sunset Magazine voted Tofino | Best Beach Town to visit in 2017.

 

We have secured the perfect location for the BASIC GOODNESS PIZZERIA on Tofino's main street and are excited to say we are on track for our opening this summer. With our location in order, we are now turning our focus to making sure we can deliver our pizzas with the best quality and authenticity possible. Marco has studied and worked under master Pizzaiolo in his hometown of Naples, Italy and is very excited to bring his traditions, expertise, and passion to the community of Tofino. To do this, it is essential we have a very important element to cook a true and delicious Neapolitan pizza - A Wood Fire Oven. 

We are turning to you: our friends, our family, our new community of Tofino and to lovely strangers from all over who might dig what we are up to…we are excited to meet you! 

 

We have many rewards for you, whether you live in Tofino, are planning to visit one day soon or in the future, or just want to support our work from afar and have us send you a lovely token from BASIC GOODNESS. From pizzas of your choice to cooking classes with Marco to goods designed for BASIC GOODNESS by Heather Heron - we hope there is something here that you will enjoy for your support in helping us secure our Wood Fire Oven.

Heather's work has been featured in Vogue, New York Times, Oprah, Wallpaper, Vanity Fair + Domino. See all of our pledge levels in the right column for details on these and other rewards.

 

By contributing to this project, you have a hand in each and every pizza that will emerge from this oven for years to come. As a member of 1% for the Planet, we will be donating 1% of all funds raised on Kickstarter to Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Central Westcoast Forest Society.

 

 BASIC GOODNESS was recently highlighted in Scout Magazine, Vancouver’s leading food and culture website. Check out the article HERE.

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Running a design firm in Los Angeles for the past few decades has prepared me to deal with all that may be thrown our way. We are excited and ready to make this dream come true. Everyone who backs this project will receive updates on the progress of BASIC GOODNESS coming together, making you the first to know all the latest news about our highly-anticipated opening.

Thank you,
Heather + Marco

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $11

    SUPER FAN

    (USD $11)

    You are BASIC GOODNESS.
    You believe in this project and want to help us succeed.
    As one of our amazing backers, your name will be inscribed on our FAMILY WALL, featured in our restaurant in beautiful Tofino.

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    Pledge CA$ 35 or more About $26

    FAMILY

    (USD $26)

    You don't just want to help make BASIC GOODNESS happen, you want to party with us!
    You get ONE Free Pizza of your choice on your first visit ( no expiry ).

    +Your name inscribed on our FAMILY WALL

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $36

    FAMILY +

    (USD $38)

    You are so excited about BASIC GOODNESS, you want to bring your friends!
    You receive TWO Free Pizzas of your choice on your first visit ( no expiry ).

    +Your name inscribed on our FAMILY WALL

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $44

    CREW MEMBER

    (USD $44)

    You love BASIC GOODNESS and want the swag to prove it. Rock the BASIC GOODNESS Navy Tee and show off that you're part of our crew.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $55

    DATE NIGHT

    (USD $55)

    Love the one you're with and bring them to BASIC GOODNESS!

    You get 2 Free Pizzas + 1 Salad or Antipasto Plate of your choice on your first visit ( no expiry ).

    +Your name inscribed on our FAMILY WALL

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $109

    DOUBLE DATE

    (USD $109)

    You enjoy the finer things and have your eyes set on a delicious meal with your favorite people.

    You receive 3 Free Pizzas + 3 Salads or Antipasto Plates of your choice on your first visit ( no expiry ).

    +Your name inscribed on our FAMILY WALL

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $182

    SURFER SPECIAL

    (USD $182)

    You love Quality: quality waves, quality gear, and quality food. Receive the Rincon Surf Bag made by Heather Heron + 1 Free Pizza of your choice on your first visit ( no expiry )

    +Your name inscribed on our FAMILY WALL

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $364

    PIZZA CLUB

    (USD $364)

    You LOVE pizza.
    We know when we open our doors we'll be seeing you alot. So here's an invite to our exclusive PIZZA CLUB: 2 Free Pizzas per month for 1 year. Yes, please.

    +Your name inscribed on our FAMILY WALL

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $364

    PIZZA FOR THE CREW

    (USD $364)

    Here's to Happy Hour...with Pizza! Pizza and beverages for up to 20 guests. Choose between 11am-2pm or 4pm-6pm.
    This is a great way to treat your employees, entertain clients or throw a solid hang time with your friends.

    +Your name inscribed on our FAMILY WALL

    (Alcoholic beverages not included - Kickstarter Rules)

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    Pledge CA$ 600 or more About $437

    BASIC GOODNESS SWAG

    (USD $437)

    More BASIC GOODNESS, please!
    You will receive a Red Cortes Blanket made by Heather Heron + the BASIC GOODNESS Tote

    + Your name inscribed on our FAMILY WALL

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    Pledge CA$ 750 or more About $547

    CHEF IN TRAINING

    (USD $549)

    For your pledge of $750, you get a special treat - TWO Spots in a Pizza Making class taught by Marco. Come prepared to drift off to an island lost in the Mediterranean Sea by the sound of Marco's Italian accent as you cook and eat your way through heavenly delicious food. Mmmmm.
    Plus! Look good doing it with TWO BASIC GOODNESS APRONS.

    +Dinner for Two (Alcohol not included. Kickstarter rules).
    +Your name inscribed on our FAMILY WALL

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