Italian fast-casual in Ferndale
✌️ Ciao, Joe here with a quiz: What's a three-word restaurant description that will instantly grab my attention?
- Italian street food.
State of play: Luisa's Artisanal Street Food opened a few months ago just north of 9 Mile.
- The menu has vegetarian and meat stews, plus sandwiches and soups.
- But the "cascione" — a stuffed and griddled flatbread — is the real reason I went to Luisa's.
What I ordered: The steak, mozzarella, peppers, onion and mushroom cascione ($14) and the potato dill soup ($4).
Quick take: In the arena of hand-held, calzone-like foods, this cascione is truly an accomplishment. The dough is thin — so as not to overwhelm each bite's delicious meaty stuffing — yet sturdy enough to prevent the sogginess that plagues many wrap sandwiches.
If you go: Doors open at 11am Tuesday-Sunday at 22851 Woodward Ave.
- Closes at 4pm on Sunday and Tuesday, 7pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 9pm on Friday and Saturday.
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