We went to Figlio's as part of the Restaurant Week and felt as though we were on the fence about the experience, hence the average rating. We enjoyed the look and feel of the place and was surprised by the size. We led to our table by one of the hostesses and she led us directly to a table that was backed up to the open kitchen with the serving staff standing right behind us by about a foot. While we really enjoy the open kitchen concept we didn't want to sit in the middle of it, so we asked to be moved to a table a little farther away and we received a hint of an attitude from the hostess. There were plenty of open tables so we didn't think the request should have warranted this response. Our server was very nice and friendly so we forgot about the previous situation.
Since they are known for the pizza we ordered both offerings on the RW menu. My husband ordered the Peasant Salad, which was standard and I had the Corn and Shrimp Chowder. My chowder was very good, flavorful and chunky. The pizza offerings were mushroom and blue cheese which my husband ordered and I had the other which we were told was a house specialty and hugely popular. It was asparagus and red pepper rings with goat cheese drizzled with honey. My husband stopped at the honey, but I figured I would give it a try. Here is where we had to go with the average rating. On both pizza's there was very little cheese and on mine it seemed like the pizza was cooked a little too long and was a bit dried out. The cheeses also had no flavor, which seemed odd considering that these were two very distinct and strong flavored cheeses. The honey seemed to overpower the rest of the items on the pizza, not sure if too much was used or it just wasn't a good combo. The crust wasn't bad but thinking wood fired, it should have been a bit crispier around the edges. We have had pizza many places cooked in this fashion and have a certain expectation on the outcome.
One thing we thought was great was the pre-meal bread and herbed dipping sauce. The herbs and bread were very fresh and delicious that we ate two orders. We also ordered the Tirimisu for desert but were so full we had it wrapped up and took it with us. Had some for breakfast this morning and it was delish!
We we definitely try Figlio again, as we try to give restaurants the benefit of the doubt during Restaurant Week.
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