Well, my wife and I made our first of many trips up to Pizzeria Biga’s. Outstanding! We now have a new favorite pizza location in this area. We went to the Southfield MI location though they have just opened a second location in Royal Oak. It took about 75 minutes to get there. For those familiar with Tomatoes A Pizza on 14 Mile Road Biga’s is less than five minutes away.
The website for Biga’s above does a much better job explaining what makes there pizza different than I could do so I will just repost the link. - http://pizzeriabiga.com/
We tried two pizza’s ordering one at a time knowing that Neopalitano-style pizzas get cold pretty quickly. Our first pie was the Margherita pizza consisting of a paper thin crust charred nicely topped with a little tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil. I need to read some previous posts on attaching pictures here because I took a few. The pizza was exactly what we enjoyed in Rome and Naples many years ago – it was that good. The pizza size is not huge. My wife and I we split two pizzas and ate desert. If we would have split an appetizer we probably could not eat desert. After eating the healthier Neoplatino pizza though you are not supposed to leave the table feeling bloated which is another reason we enjoy this type pizza – it is a healthier alternative and delicious.
We are usually very simple pizza eaters and do not get very fancy but for our second pie we ordered the Farm Egg pizza which consisted of ricotta cheese, egg white, roasted zucchini, pancetta, house blend mozzarella. This was a White pizza which does not add any tomato sauce. I was afraid the pancetta might make the pizza a little too flavorful or salty but I was pleasantly surprised that I actually found myself grinding a tiny bit of extra sea salt to add some flavor. This was another very good pizza and the crust was again exceptional – maybe even better than the first pie since it was not absorbing any sauce.
We ordered two deserts, the homemade Tiramisu and a scoop of the home made pistachio ice cream. The Tiramisu was good but I prefer mine a little more moist which is probably a personal preference since my wife makes a really great homemade one incorporating fresh pulled espresso shots. The pistachio gelato gets 4.5 stars. It was a very large scoop topped with shaved pistachios. My only regret was that I did not let it sit for a little longer to soften but we really enjoyed it.
A couple pizzas @ $12.50 each… Deserts about $7.50 total so even with tip it was a pretty reasonable evening out especially for pizza this good. We are anxious to try their other pizzas and will probably continue to order one new one in addition to our Margherita standard each time we go up.
Strongly Recommend the restaurant although it is in a congested area where U-turns are utilized so if you do make the trip a GPS or good directions are necessary.