Healthful, flavorful food
Boombalatti’s Pizza Company comes to Waukesha

By Catherine Jozwik - Special to The Freeman

March 22, 2018

Matt and Laura Turk, owners of Boombalatti’s Pizza Company, opened their pizza business to provide low-carb options to patrons.
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WAUKESHA — A new Waukesha pizza restaurant promises healthier menu choices without sacrificing quality or taste.

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 bartender.

The couple obtained a small business certificate from Waukesha County Technical College in November.

To 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,, starting April 4.

The 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.
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The 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.

“I wanted to give the people in our dietary niche choices that aren’t readily available,” Laura said.

She 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 low-carbohydrate noodles.

However, those without dietary restrictions can enjoy the food as well.

“If 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 Location.”

“Our 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 hit.

“We’d love to have a Waukesha or Brookfield location in the future,” she said. “This is a good niche market.”