This location is the original and still the best. They've got great salads and mix and match pastas - pick your pasta and sauce and you're off. My favorite is gemelli with pecorino and lemon. In the beginning they made their pasta fresh and it was to die for. As they've grown I believe they've gotten away from this but I can barely notice (though others might disagree). The atmostphere is great. All dinners come with bread and olive oil. They only have one beer on draft but its fittingly Italian and they've got a few other bottled selections to choose from. The house wine hits the spot too. Lastly, the prices, while not cheap are reasonable for the quality you get. I make an effort to get to a FIGO at least once a month and their expansion to new locations make this much easier. I do lament the closing of their VaHi location. That was the closest and my favorite.
Fun energy at this Ponce City Market Italian spot. You can't go wrong with the shrimp risotto, but the gnocchi is a must! Roasted chicken salad was …
We went here for our anniversary and it was a really great choice! The owner and the waitstaff really make you feel special- everyone greets you and with such personality you can't be but happy! A more intimate table, extra roses and photos came when they found out it was our special day. It feels like you're in a hole in the wall in NY's Little Italy, but on steroids. It's got a really fun vibe that got crazier after the 8pm hour, so go to the back if you want serenity! The lobster bisque was out of this world! The arugula salad was just the right lighter touch while the fish was good although I can't say excellent. I'd skip the tirimisu next time- a bit disappointing, but the espresso was a nice finishing touch. Overall a really great, fun experience. We'll be looking for another occasion to come back!
Ecco is one of my absolute favorite Midtown Restaurants. The atmosphere, service and selection is absolutely perfection. When you know you could come here every night, you realize you are in the right place. The restaurant has a very high profile vibe as if alot of deals are made here or youre coming to congratulate yourself on a job well done. The wines are also perfect compliments for every item on the menu. Ecco has a hip-hop fun vibe as servers wear black aprons with blue jeans and starched shirts. You must try the fried goat balls with cracked pepper and drizzled in honey...unbelievable! The restaurant has plenty of seating for your larger parties, with advance notice, of course. A must if you're staying at the Palomar Hotel or live nearby.