The delivery driver was threatened by a group of youths in the Creggan area just before 11 o clock.
The van was found burnt out at Creggan shops a short time later.
It's the sixth Paolos Pizzas delivery van or car to be burnt in the last number of years. The company employs over 60 people in Derry and Strabane.
Local Cllr Kevin Campbell has condemned the incident: