BIGA, a casual Italian eatery in San Diego, continues to remain one of our favorite spots and hidden gems of the city.
Upon first glance, it seems like a casual restaurant more situated for a business lunch crowd. The menu prices seem too good to be true, especially for an eatery in downtown San Diego.
The ever-changing menu features local fresh catches, house-made pastas, and rustic wood-fired pizzas.
We recently took some friends here and they left loving the restaurant as much as we do.
We started with some complimentary fresh baked bread.
This was the fresh catch-of-the-day. We love spot prawns but they are usually quite pricey. That night, this special was being offered for only $25 for six large spot prawns, seasoned with garlic and herbs and steamed until just cooked. We’ve paid nearly double the price before at other restaurants, so this was a steal.
A Saturday-only special, that we always make sure to order.
PAPPARDELLE ALLA NORCINO
We love the chewy, fresh-made pasta paired with a cream sauce, sage and chunks of Italian sausage.
CASARECCE CON PROSCIUTTO
This pasta was enjoyable as well, though I preferred the other pasta dish.
NAPOLI PIZZA FRITTA
This is our favorite thing to order here. You can get turn any of their pizzas into a Naples pizza fritta (fried pizza) for $1 extra. When fried, the pizza crust develops a light and fluffy texture that is just delightful. Our friends really loved this as well.
Overall, this was another very enjoyable meal. Every time we eat here, were are amazed by the impressive quality of the food and we loved being able to share this spot with our friends.
You can read my previous visits here and here.
950 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101