Well-known chef Todd English and his wife, Olivia, run Figs which serves gourmet pizzas in a tiny dining room. Visitors and locals alike linger over ... More
Well-known chef Todd English and his wife, Olivia, run Figs which serves gourmet pizzas in a tiny dining room. Visitors and locals alike linger over long lunches and inventive dinners in this cozy establishment. Unusual pizza toppings, including white clams, figs and prosciutto, and calamari, draw a sophisticated crowd. Pasta dishes and risotto round out the Italian menu. Figs, which serves beer and wine, is less expensive than the English's other restaurant, Olives , but the experience is just as memorable.
When I came to Boston, all I heard from the Bostonians is to try Figs pizza. We heard the pizza is the best in town and the service was outstanding. Once I decided to try the infamous Figs Pizza, I realized the hype is completely overrated. While I sat there in a crammed, noisy atmosphere, I was served an overpriced pizza that was closely similar to thin cardboard that tasted absolutely terrible. My advice, DO NOT be fooled by the over-hyped FIGS Pizza.
one of the worst dining experiences the four of us have ever had. an heirloom salad that would have made even a supermarket tomato blush. no appetizers served at the same time. two people had to wait over one-half hour b4 their appetizers arrived. a pizza that was soggy on one side and without any demonstrable cheese or anything but hard dough on the other half. chicken olivia that was a joke....an overseasoned, oversalted one half chicken breast pounded to within an inch of its life and lying on a bed of dead lettuce. the lemon 'sauce' brought separately no doubt because i balked about the garlic in the dish. as a result the lettuce had no dressing on it at all. might just have well put the dead chicken breast on a bare plate and call it a night. this was clearly one of the worst dinners we have ever had in a tiny room that was about 85 degrees and with service that was just plain awful. i wouldn't recommend this again to anyone and whats written above about it is a joke and total hyperbole.
I had always heard of Figs, and good things too. I decided to try it with my family who was visiting from Sweden. We were very disappointed. We actually debated leaving the restaurant once we had sat down.
The furniture was worn out and dirty, tables were scratched, and the seats were ripped. But what really made it a terrible experience was the service. Our waiter, a man probably in his twenties, greeted us and served us. He never said a friendly word, you couldn
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