Finding great pizza in Southern California can take a bit of trial and error approach. This week, we had the pleasure of enjoying a meal from Life Rooted Burbank, a new Artisan Pizza place that takes a modern approach to this historic dish as well as many others dishes worthy of praise.
I would be doing you a disservice if I didn’t disclose that I have been to Italy and the pizza there is the absolute best in the world. Hands down, even their truck stop, hand-made pizzas were better than most anything I’ve had here in the U.S. But, Pompeii took the cake (or pie, as you will). The Italian city of Pompeii had the pizza that officially set the bar for any other pizza that I will ever consume.
What makes pizza great, is the dough. I had never, ever thought pizza dough could be as different…as light, airy and delicious as that Margherita I had outside the ruins of Pompeii. It was there I learned that it’s the water in that region that makes that dough as magical as it is. Trust me, it’s magic. I learned that places all over the world ship water in from that Italian region to give their customers something close to authentic pizza.
After all, that is the region pizza was created. Flatbreads were already being made and sold at vendor carts in the Italian streets, but when a special visitor was arriving, local Raffaele Esposito had an idea. On June 11, 1889, to honor Queen Marherita of Savoy, Raffaele created the “Pizza Marherita”, a pizza garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, to represent the national colors of Italy as they are on the flag.
The Life Rooted Burbank Menu
What’s my point? We know good pizza. I’ve had the privilege of tasting authentic, hand-made pizza.
And Life Rooted is right there. That dough, though.
Life Rooted Burbank has a menu of traditional Neapolitan pizza, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, and desserts made with fresh and natural ingredients in their open kitchen. They had JUST opened for the first time when the pandemic happened. So, here they are now, ready for your take out and delivery orders!
“Life Rooted only uses the mixture of flours for pizza certified by the Italian flour mill “Le 5 Stagioni” and the natural yeast coming from Italy, which makes pizza light and easy to digest. You’ll taste the difference, 100% Guaranteed.”
Life Rooted Hours & Location
Located at 2202 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA 91504
Tuesday: 12pm to 8pm
Wednesday: 12pm to 8pm
Thursday: 12pm to 8pm
Friday: 12pm to 8pm
Saturday: 12pm to 8pm
Sunday: 12pm to 8pm