This is the ultimate date night restaurant! A little pricey for me but well worth the money spent, maybe save it for a special occasion or when you're trying to impress a special someone. The atmosphere is fresh and airy like most places in Ponce City Market. The hostess and waiting staff are super trendy and friendly (Ask for suggestions! They won't disappoint!) We started with wine and the Parmesan oysters. I'd honestly eat the oysters as a main meal if they served a larger portion, they were incredible! For dinner I had a tough time choosing between the risotto and the gnocchi, luckily my date felt the same way so we got both and shared. The gnocchi was definitely the better of the two. It had a little bit of spice and the flavor was indescribable. The risotto was still delicious but didn't' have the same colorful flavor. Will definitely be back after my next paycheck.
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.
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!