Back in October, I happened to be in Kirtland for the funeral of a high school friend's father (RIP Mr. Werner) and my uber supportive mom went with me. Before we went to the nighttime service, we decided to get some dinner at Biga Wood Fired Pizza in Kirtland.
It was a beautiful day, so we were able to sit outside on Biga's nice porch/patio. We started off with an order of breadsticks. I love me some breadsticks, and I have to say that they were just ok. (I could write an entire post about Cleveland establishments that serve bread or breadsticks, so I know what I'm talking about here)
My mom and I decided to order a wild mushroom pizza and a salad to split. I'm glad we decided to split the salad because it was huge. It's hard to mess up a salad, so I think the combo of lettuce/walnuts/cheese worked together. The pizza was good...but not great. I order mushroom pizza pretty mush everywhere I go (and I've had wood fired pizza plenty of times, so I expected it to be "different" than other pizzeria pizza), and this pizza was pretty solid. I love garlic, and I think the sauce could have used a little more oomph, but it was still a good meal.
Mom and I are hearty eaters, so we got some pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. That was a total letdown. It looked great...but it tasted pretty bland and like it had been sitting around for a few days.
Overall, we had a pretty pleasant dinner at Biga. Our server was very nice. We saw one of the owners floating around talking to different tables. The one downside is that a meal can be a little pricey, but...the restaurant is in Kirtland, so I'm sure it's affordable for most people who live there. I'd definitely go back, but it's not at the top of my wood fired pizza list. Stay tuned for my post on my favorite wood fired pizza of all time tomorrow...