Hats off to Albino Roperti, known as “Pizza Al” or “The Pizza King” by his many fans for yet another year of being recognized as some of the best pizza you can eat in Morgantown. Pizza Al’s has two locations in Morgantown – on University Avenue, and on Earl L. Core Road in the Sabraton Plaza, and also a location in McMurray, Pennsylvania.
Al immigrated to the United States more than 50 years ago. He opened his first pizzeria in Pittsburgh just a few years after making his home in America. He later moved to Morgantown and has been making pizzas in Morgantown since 1969 with the opening of Pizzeria Italia.
After many years of being Morgantown’s favorite pizza maker, Al decided to retire and sold Pizzeria Italia. The new owners did not continue the great success Al had seen and were losing customers. Al did not like seeing this happen to his pizza empire and came out of retirement and opened “Pizza Al’s” as we know it today. His New York-style crust, special homemade sauce, and fresh ingredients make everyone one of his pizzas a work of art and a favorite that keeps customers coming back.
Pizza Al, we celebrate your hard work and wish you continued success as the Pizza King of Morgantown!