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Jun 18, 2009 09:09 AM

Figs [Review and Pictures]- Beacon Hill

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Hi everyone! Evelina here, reporting from beautiful Boston, Massachusetts. I'll be in Boston this week and then off to New York till July, so be on the lookout for some East coast restaurant reviews. Wesley will keep it going on the West coast.

I landed in Boston just in time for dinner. Lena and her boyfriend, who are my hosts this week, took me to Figs, a cozy pizza restaurant on Beacon Hill.

Figs offers thin crust pizzas, the best type of crust in my opinion and an array of topping combinations. We ordered four different types of pizzas in two orders (half and half). On the left is the Spicy Chicken Sausage ($17.00), which includes herbed ricotta, balsamic onions, and a light tomato sauce. The other half is the Red Sox ($18.00), which includes caramelized onions, roasted red peepers, sweet sausage, mozzarella, tomato sauce and mustard aioli.

We also had the Spicy Shrimp ($18.75) (left), which wasn't all that spicy. I loved the addition of the carmalized leeks, which added a unique taste to the gulf shrimp and tomato sauce. On the right is my favorite pizza of the four, the Fig and Prosciutto ($18.50). The fig and balsamic jam was a sweet and tasty contrast to the salty prosciutto.

I really enjoyed the pizza at Figs. The thin-crust pizza was crispy and delicious without being greasy and the toppings were unique. Also, the prices above are the full cost of a pizza, so we paid half the price for half the respective pizza. My first impression of a Boston area restaurant is that there is definitely good food.

42 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

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  1. nice review. If I had to eat at a Todd English restaurant, it would be Figs without a doubt. The pizza is always good. I even like it better than Upper Crust, which i find to be just OK. I LOVE the fig and prosciutto pizza as well as the spicy chicken sausage!

    1. Somewhat weird that your first impression of a Boston restaurant was at Figs, of all places.

      A semi-defunct chain of upscale pizza places. But not horrible.

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