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Posted by MS on 06/02/2013
Have ordered (mainly takeout) from here numerous times and have never had a bad meal. Fabulous salads (try the roasted beet and goat cheese) and their pizza is great (try the fig and prosciutto). My only complaint is that it is sometimes IMPOSSIBLE to get through to them on the phone - line busy, rings 20 times and no one answers, etc. Sometimes I have given up and just gotten food elsewhere due to this. Otherwise a great restaurant that you should try!
Posted by Cape Anner on 07/14/2012
Last night we went to Figs in Charlestown thanks to a Groupon. The best part of our trip was the park and the walk to and from the restaurant. The door was open and it was hot and sweaty when we walked in. We were seated, and a few minutes later ordered drinks, although don't ask for a Shirley Temple - 'we don't do shirley temples'. Within a few minutes of arriving, the music was cranked up by the staff and we could not hold conversation around the table. I could not hear my 10 yr old sitting on the bench seat next to me! The Caesar salad was good as was the bread with a side of olives and VOO. I got the scallop risotto special, the artichoke leaves were tough but the scallops cooked perfectly. My 10 yr old got the bolognese which was greasy and under seasoned. My husband got a pizza, half Brooklyn bomber, half Isabelle - it was not great. He only ate 2 pieces, it was that disappointing. One beer and one glass of red wine and $82 later we were leaving our food on our plates and heading for home. I guess I know why they were trying to entice folks in with a Groupon. We won't be going back - but there was a restaurant the next block over that looked really good.
Posted by buster on 03/03/2008
Figs has great contemporary Italian food and legendary pizza. The small restaurant is cozy and comfortable, a nice spot for a casual date. But despite the low-key atmosphere, you can expect a pretty hefty bill to come with your pizza and pasta. Worth a trip nonetheless. Get a seat in the window if you can. Service at Figs can be a little slow, since the small place is usually pretty busy. But they do their best. There is only a tiny bar, not really suitable for sitting and dining (or even waiting space is tight). Menu is not terribly extensive not a good choice if there are fussy eaters in your party.