Matt and Laura Turk,
owners of Boombalatti’s Pizza Company, opened their
pizza business to provide low-carb options to patrons.
WAUKESHA — A new Waukesha pizza restaurant promises
healthier menu choices without sacrificing quality or
Husband and wife Laura and Matt Turk have decided to
open Boombalatti’s Pizza Company after adopting
low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets, but not wanting to
give up their favorite foods.
“Between my husband and I, we lost 130 pounds,” Laura
said. “Every time I had a ‘cheat’ day, I wanted pizza.”
Matt, a carpenter, and Laura, a stay-athome mom to the
couple’s two sons, Connor, 5, and Ryan, 6, prepare
pizzas, lasagna and sweets from Laura’s own recipes.
Laura has previous restaurant experience as a server and
couple obtained a small business certificate from
Waukesha County Technical College in November.
save on overhead costs, the Turks have decided to
operate Boombalatti’s in the Easter Seals commercial
kitchen for the time being. Customers can place their
food orders on the restaurant’s website,
www.boombalattispizzaco.com, starting April 4.
kitchen will be open Mondays beginning April 9.
The breakfast pizza with sausage gravy is one of the
specialty low carb pizzas Boombalatti’s offers.
restaurant will serve up traditional pizza options,
along with a breakfast pizza made with sausage gravy,
eggs, bacon, and Monterey cheese; and a chicken bacon
alfredo pizza. For an appetizer, customers can try the
garlic cheesy bread.
Dessert options include cinnamon roll cheesecake,
shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate, and
chocolate-covered strawberries stuffed with cheesecake.
wanted to give the people in our dietary niche choices
that aren’t readily available,” Laura said.
said Boombalatti’s will be able to cater to diabetics
along with people with gluten sensitivity. She uses
almond flour for the pizza crust and makes lasagna with
However, those without dietary restrictions can enjoy
the food as well.
you want to lower some carbs and have a nice pizza, by
all means, try us,” Laura said.
Although Laura admitted to being somewhat anxious about
opening a niche business, Boombalatti’s has been gaining
a following on its Facebook page.
People, especially those who are diet-conscious, seem to
be interested in trying out the pizza restaurant, which
is being billed as “Waukesha’s Premier Low-Carb
page is starting to blow up,” said Laura. “Hopefully
people will like us.”
Laura also recently gave out food samples at Gold’s Gym,
831 W. Moreland Blvd. in Waukesha, which she said were a
“We’d love to have a Waukesha or Brookfield location in
the future,” she said. “This is a good niche market.”