Pizza: a love story.
When Rachel Greenspan first met Brendan Smith, she didn’t intend to open a pizzeria with him. In fact, Brendan was already working long hours as the head baker at Roberta’s Pizza in Brooklyn. But fate took its course and they bonded over a shared love of carbohydrates. When Brendan was offered a new job in California a few months later, it seemed only natural that they would move across the country together.
Today, Rachel and Brendan are on a mission to bring the finest pizza and naturally leavened breads to Santa Barbara County. They spend their days nerding out at farmers markets and hand-pulling mozzarella cheese. Although they’re obsessed with ingredients, you don’t need to know the difference between pecorino and parmesan to enjoy Autostrada’s food— they’re devoted to honest, everyday cooking that is approachable and easy to love.
Autostrada is currently available to cater events anywhere in California. They will bring their trusty mobile pizza oven and customize a menu to suit parties of any size, price point, and occasion. The team is also preparing to open their first brick and mortar location in the Montecito Country Mart. For updates on the restaurant opening, sign up for the newsletter below.