We randomly found this place by googling "Vancouver" and "best pizza". Upon visiting Ah-Beetz's website and seeing the amazing pizza-photos, learning that they make their own mozzarella, and viewing their simple, thoughtful menu, we decided to make the trek out to Abbotsford and try a pie. After trying some of the best pizza places in New York, and being disappointed with Vancouver's offerings to date (Marcello's, Lombardo's, Incendio etc.) we thought we would be underwhelmed, but we weren't - we were thrilled to have finally found the best pizza place in the Lower Mainland!
We tried a margherita pizza and a Di Faras (named after the famed Brooklyn pizzeria) and they were both heavenly. Ah-Beetz's thin crust has a flavourful, sourdough taste, nicely charred for a smokey flavour, with a good slightly chewy texture, the tomato sauce was intense and sweet, the housemade fior di latte (fresh mozzarella) was creamy and tangy, and the salty grana padano rounded out all the flavours nicely. The owner/pizza maker is clearly passionate about pizza. We watched him making each pie himself by hand, saw how he carefully shaped each ball of dough into a perfectly round pie, spread out the perfect amount of sauce and toppings, and finished each pie off off with a snipping of fresh basil- Dom DeMarco would be proud!
If you love pizza, and love food made with passion, do yourself a favour and make the trek out to Ah-Beetz, you won't be disappointed!