I like going to Figo (and its sister Osteria del Figo) for its inexpensive yet good pasta dishes made with the freshest ingredients. I like it even more that they make everything from scratch, on site everyday. Including the pasta. And with the ability to mix and match items to suit your mood, what’s not to like?
The Caprese was deliciously fresh with red, ripe saladette tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella cheese and sprigs of basil. The pastas are all good — cooked al dente
and drained well (read: not watery). My party of four had (left to right pictured above) Wild Mushrooms ravioli, Penne, Pappardelle, and Gemelli. The sauces we chose completed our selected pasta: Pollo on the ravioli, Siciliana on the Penne, Bolognese on both Pappardelle and Gemeli. While I found the Bolognese a little on the dry side (or maybe the Gemelli soaked it up before we were able to eat it), the other sauces were just perfect — hearty and really full of flavor.� The Crespelle we had for dessert was ordinary but how else can you jazz up crepes with nutella? I did like the home-made whipped cream.Expect long lines during peak hours and do try the daily Specials posted on the board. Make sure the pepper shaker they give you is visible as it serves as a table marker and helps with delivering the food to the right table.
For ambiance, go to the Howell Mill location (Osteria del Figo) — it’s also bigger, too.
Four locations: Howell Mill, Decatur, L5P, Buckhead (with Virginia High coming soon)
Average cost of meal: $10
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