VIDEO: Hitching a Ride with Alberta’s Pizza

Every week, Beau Mitall packs a mobile pizza restaurant into his Ford Escape. In tow is his trusty wood-fired oven.

by Aadam Soorma
May 28, 2019

If you frequent the Pittsburgh breweries, then there’s no doubt you’ve seen some Pittsburgh food trucks. These memorable, mobile pop-up eateries carry fresh eats and lively personalities everywhere they go.

As part of our food truck video series, we are excited to showcase Beau Mitall – owner, chef and jack-of-all-trades at Alberta’s Pizza. We sent videographer Benton Palermo out with Beau to spotlight this truly unique take on carry-out pizza.

Who is Alberta’s Pizza

Put simply, Alberta’s is Beau Mitall. The name comes from Beau’s late mother – Alberta Gail.

“(The name) Alberta’s lit a fire under me. Because you want everything to be perfect when you name something after a family member. You want to honor the family member” said Mitall.

After living and working in New York City for 20 years, Beau found himself running a restaurant in Johannesburg, South Africa before returning to NYC and then moving his family to Pittsburgh in 2015 to spread the “pizza gospel” as he puts it.

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Where to find Alberta’s Pizza

You can catch Alberta’s Pizza when he pops up at these local breweries:

  • Leaning Cask Brewing (Springdale)
  • 11th Hour Brewing (Lawrenceville)
  • Grist House (Millvale)
  • Dancing Gnome Beer (Sharpsburg)

Keep an eye on the Alberta’s website to see where he will be serving.

Or you can book him for your private event.

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Follow Alberta’s Pizza

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Video credit: Benton Palermo

In 2012, Aadam moved to Pittsburgh. He's currently parked (sans chair) in Lawrenceville and plans to stay a while. On the weekends, you'll find him driving a small green bus (Porter Tours) as he leads tours at local breweries. Got a fun story idea? DMs are open: @asoorma.

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