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.

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.

Follow Alberta’s Pizza

Stay in the loop via Alberta’s website and social media:

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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