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“Amazing food, empty restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Figaro Restaurant - CLOSED

Figaro Restaurant
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Norwich
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing food, empty restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This Italian is a little gem - the food is so nice and the portion sizes are above average, and the staff are attentive and little to interact with the customers, food prices are very good also. Only downside is that is always empty at dinner times, why is this? It's brilliant food!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank BenjaminR980
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115 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
    Food
    Service
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
176 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Food is good, But in need of refurbishment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

I have been here several times in a large group, the restaurant isnt very but they seem to cater well for any size of party, The food has always been good which is the main reason you go to a restaurant.
The only downside is the interior, it just could do with a little touch up. The chairs are getting a little old and rickety now and you have to go up a spiral staircase to the toilets where you need to walk through a very large cold empty room to get to them.

Overall, if they did just a small refurb and made the place that little bit more presentable then it would get a 5 star from me.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank ADX92
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant by chance during a short break in Norwich. We were in fact trying to find somewhere else which had been recommended however we were hungry so decided to 'take a chance'. How pleased we were!! Welcoming waiter who was attentive but not sycophantic. Both our meals were delicious and obviously very freshly prepared. Having family from Northern Italy I'm fairly critical of many Italian restaurants in the UK but you could have believed you were in Milano rather than Norwich such was the quality of the food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Telopea
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best carbonara of all time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have been coming to figaro for years and I have never found a carbonara that is as good!

I also had spaghetti meatballs at Prezzo the other night - no way near as good as Figaro's either.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Pop170
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not disappointed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

My wife and I visited this restaurant again before going to the theatre. We have been to this restaurant before, and again I was not disappointed with our choice. The service, was superb, bearing in mind the restaurant was nearly full, with a party next to our table, OK they were a bit noisy, but then it seemed to be a children's party. The food was amazing, quite obviously 'home made', not out of a jar, as most modern restaurants seem to be, and beautifully presented. We holiday in Italy, visiting restaurants in Tuscany and across the North of Italy, and we can quite honestly say that Figaro's would quite easily live in their company, I'm not sure you could say the same about either the chains or even restaurants belonging to famous TV chefs!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank SailingJonty
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