Sunday, November 29, 2009


I think I've mentioned before, that the more often I visit a restaurant, the less likely it is I'll post about it here. I have no idea why. But I'm trying to break that habit by posting about one of my current favorites.

Figo is a locally owned chain of made to order pasta. You walk up to the counter and select your choice of noodle and freshly made sauce. The variety is good and all sauces are from fresh ingredients, so far as I can tell. They've also got a great selection of fresh salads. I frequently go there and just order the caprese salad for my meal. My husband's favorite appetizer is a platter of fried seafood and zucchini with a tangy dip. The batter on the seafood is light and crunchy, not greasy.

My only complaint, is that the service at the Alpharetta location is frequently inattentive, bordering on nonexistent. I've poured ice water in my lap, and had to go searching for my own napkins when I was seated next to the service station. On our last visit, our drinks arrived at the table barely moments before our food. But when you can get their attention, the staff is friendly, polite, and willing to answer almost any question. And the food is tasty enough that I'm willing to put up with their inattention. I can't be the only one that thinks so, since they are busy almost every night of the week.

If you go, I highly recommend the Amatriciana sauce, which is a freshly made tomato sauce laced with smokey pancetta. Or try the rich, meaty Ragu’ alla Bolognese over whole wheat penne, for a very filling meal. My husband swears by the sausage and peppers over linguini. the gnocchi are a little gummy for my taste, but the ravioli are delicious with any sauce. This is a place where it really pays to explore the menu and mix and match.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I too love Figo, but like you, only at certain locations. The Figo located on Collier Road is by far the best! Service is always great...and no lines. I'm obsessed with the mozarella and prosciutto panini.