With so many new restaurants always opening, it’s hard to balance trying new places and revisiting ones we’ve really enjoyed. We loved our first visit to BIGA but just haven’t had an opportunity to revisit until recently. Since I did a pretty thorough review of my initial visit, I’ll let this one be mainly photos.
One of these days, I will dine here before it gets dark so I can take some better photos.
Squid Ink Tagliatelle, Clams, Bread Crumbs, Crispy Fennel
We started with this pasta. The pasta had a nice texture, with a subtle briny flavor. The sea flavor was enhanced by the simple clam and cream sauce. It was a good dish, though I did feel like it was missing something to make it really shine.
Margherita Pizza Fritta
We have been dreaming about the fried pizza we had last time, so we had to have it again, this time with the Margherita topping. The dough was golden and fluffy and the inside was filled with fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomato sauce.
Local pasture raised porchetta
This Saturday-only dish is one of my favorites. More details can be found on my previous post. It’s the one reason why we feel like we have to dine here on a Saturday night.
We were pleasantly surprised to see that the dessert menu had expanded considerably since our last visit. Unfortunately, we hadn’t saved much room. I’ve heard really good things about their gelato and we were both in need of a little caffeine, so we decided to share an affogato (your choice of gelato with hot espresso poured on top). We chose the salted caramel gelato as our base.
Even in it’s semi-melted, espresso covered state, I could taste how great the gelato was. Next time, I need to save room for just the gelato. However, this really hit the spot and gave us the energy boost to get us through the rest of the evening.
Overall, we had another good meal at BIGA. We’re looking forward to seeing some of the spring menu changes and we’ll definitely be back again.
950 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101