You could not possibly find a more desolate location for Giorgio’s Pizza and Subs. Tucked into an industrial complex in between the Burbank Airport and Valhalla Cemetery, the little pizzeria manages to survive by word of mouth and ostensibly, whoever inhabits all of those industrial buildings. Giorgio looks serious as he prepares the food, but he is affable and happy to answer all of your questions. He worked in French restaurants for years before opening his own place. Now he makes the dough fresh every day and manages to keep the pizzas from being greasy by …I don’t know, magic?
The siren’s call that brought me to his door was a rumored breakfast pizza. At first I thought it was just going to be khachapouri, a pizza-like Russian oval pastry topped with eggs sunny side-up. But no, it was a traditional Italian pizza with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. It was topped with scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage. It’s a little bigger than your typical individual pizza, enough for one very hungry person or two curious people. The texture of the eggs takes a little getting used to, but we can imagine some of those warehouse workers looking forward to their breakfast pizza every morning.