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Foodie Find: Flour Dust Pizza

5080 Foothills Boulevard, Suite 5, Roseville, 916-773-5080,
Pizza is one of the most perfect, mouthwatering meals. But when a chef travels to Italy to learn from the finest, then opens a catering service and subsequently a restaurant in Roseville, you know you’re getting the best of the best. Flour Dust Pizza makes their delicious pies with imported “OO” flour and San Marzano tomatoes from Italy, which adds to their authenticity (and deliciousness). I went with the Terri, which didn’t actually have tomatoes, but didn’t need them either. Smoked salmon, smoked Gouda, shaved Parmesan, arugula, oven-charred lemons, roasted leeks, and pesto made this pizza original and very, very good. The flavors complemented each other perfectly, and it was a nice variation from your run-of-the-mill pepperoni. My husband went with the Kami, featuring spicy feta sauce, fresh mozzarella, house-made Italian sausage, red onion shavings, Parmesan cheese, and a drizzle of Calabrian pepper purée. They have several other unique pizzas that all sound scrumptious and also serve a Caesar salad (and a spicy variation of it with fried salami crisps!), a shaved apple salad, and a beet salad, as well as hand-pulled mozzarella, made with caramelized onions and sweet peppers. No meal is complete without dessert, right? Choose from cannoli, affogato (ice cream, pistachios, and a shot of espresso) or the magnificent and impressive s’more calzone. It’s big, as good as it sounds, and definitely shareable. I won’t judge you if you don’t share, though.

By Julie Ryan


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