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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

FIGO Pasta - Vinings, Georgia

I had driven past this gem several times over the past few years and always wanted to try it out.  Just the inviting look of the large patio and trendy sign was enough for me - and the fact that I could eat pasta 7 days a week....
Located in the heart of 'hilly' Vinings sits a quaint eatery with a LARGE menu.  I mean literally large.  It was a good 15x20 inches.  The restaurant was laid out as your typical deli.  You order your food and drink with the cashier and then you are given a large pepper grinder as a table marker.  (Ours was painted with the proud colors of the Italian flag).  The hosts/servers were very courteous and were willing to answer any questions with a smile on their faces. 

We had arrived for lunch and were interested in something light.  After deliberating with the cashier, we had made our decision.  We both had the Prosciutto and Mozzarella panini, side salad and the crispy and savory FIGOttini.  No, not a martini - it's two slices of toasted bread with your choice of spread.  Everything sounded divine.  Spinaci (spinach for us non-Italians), Carciofo e fagioli (artichoke hearts with cannellini beans) and so on and so forth.

Here's the final product:

All in all, it was fresh and tasty.  The salad obviously had a house made Caesar dressing as we were tasting the garlic for hours after our meal (which we didn't mind!).  My son enjoyed the warm and fresh bread that was delivered before our entrees.  I think we will go back for dinner one evening seeing that they offer a wide selection of wines and beers, not to mention an incredible selection of pastas, sauces, and proteins!  I LOVE that they offer whole wheat and even gluten-free pasta.  That is the trend right now and FIGO has the best selection I've seen thus far.  We will definitely go back to taste the fabulous sounding pastas and will share with you what we think.  There are several locations around town including Edgewood, Little 5, Perimeter, and North Point.  Try it out! 

In closing, I will say:  Viva Figo!

FIGO Pasta's Menu
Figo Pasta on Urbanspoon

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