Why? Biga Wood-Fired Pizzeria!

We’ve officially become a pizza-obsessed family, mostly because of our smallest family member who would eat pizza three times a day if he could. I’d been wanting to check out Biga Wood-Fired Pizzeria in Kirtland for awhile and we finally had a chance a couple weekends ago.

We started with the delicious complimentary homemade bread, as well as an order of the polenta (a special that evening), served with tomatoes and basil.

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Normally I’m all about creamy polenta, but these polenta cakes were savory and delicious and I really enjoyed them!

From our table, we got a great view of the pizza creation line and large wood-fired oven. These pizza-makers really move quickly in creating their perfect pies!

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Jeffrey had the classic tomato pizza, with tomato sauce, oregano, and parmesan.

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And Matthew and I shared the Cerino, with house-made sweet sausage, roasted artichokes, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and basil.

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Both pizzas were so good and, according to my well-traveled husband, tasted just like pizza in Naples! The pies are also a nice size – Matthew and I finished ours and were happily full.

But we did save room for one of the homemade desserts, made by the grandma of the family, who does not skimp on either quality or size. Biga is most definitely a family operation and the love and care come through in both the food and the service. It’s always nice when you not only have a great meal, but feel really welcomed too!

Biga is open 5pm-9pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and 5pm-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant is small and reservations are recommended. I know there are quite a few other pizzas on the menu I can’t wait to try, so maybe I’ll see you cozied up near the oven sometime soon, too!

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