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Sep 30, 2012 08:39 PM

Figlio Anyone?

Anyone planning on going? They don''t have the "worlds best/cheapest hh" anymore or the cheese fries I loved with gorg...but they do have the pasta dishes I liked.

Can anyone post if they go?

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        1. re: BigE

          When I moved to Mnpls in 2004, I lived in Uptown near Figlio. Let me just say it was hard not to go almost every night as it was $2 for drinks and food. Dangerous. They raised it to $3 and it was still a good deal.

          Place always seemed pretty busy. Maybe they should have just done an update rather than removing it. I am glad to see the West End grow though as its nice to have options to have good food/drink without worrying so much about parking.

          1. re: brlattim

            Phil Roberts (Parasole king and Figlio owner) called shutting down/re-doing Figlio the "biggest F-ing mistake" of his life.

            1. re: BigE

              I thought the biggest mistake Parasole made was Sopranos.

              1. re: sheepy

                Actually, Sopranos wasn't Parasole... it was Kaskaid, the same people behind Crave and Sopranos. Kaskaid apparently bought the rights to Figlio from Parasole...


      1. I will be very curious to see how it does....I sometimes went to the old one and thought it was all right, but I wasn't nuts over it like many others were....they did have a few pretty good ideas at the time.

        If someone out there goes, please post about it!

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        1. re: sandylc

          I also had a hard time understanding all the fuss behind Figlio, and I was glad Il Gatto succeeded (even if Il Gatto didn't succeed). The one situation where I think it worked well was with large groups that had different eating likes (e.g. "picky eaters"), and/or a variety of budgets, before a night out in Uptown.

          Other than that scenario, I thought there were much better dining options, even in the immediate area.

          My experiences at Figlio, though, were all after 2002. Perhaps before then, Figlio was really the only decent dining option in Uptown, and at a time when Uptown was more of a destination neighborhood.

        2. Makes me want to reminisce. We had dinner at Figlio on the first New Years Eve after my DH and I got married. To give you an idea how long ago that was - we spent the New Years Eve before we got married at Ruperts.

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          1. re: suburban_mom

            I too look forward to checking out the new Figlio, if for anything to take a walk down memory lane. I used to love their charred pepperoni pizza.

            I must be of the same vintage as you. My DH and I met at Rupert's. Fun times!

          2. They still have $3 daily HH, as well as "Sunday Funday" with $3 happy hour all day.

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            1. re: Dr.TriRunner

              I'm interested to see how this goes as the West End doesn't have anywhere near the residential foot traffic that the old Uptown location had. I still can't believe that the guys behind Crave didn't try to find a more "urban" location versus "suburban" location for the reincarnation of Figlio. That being said, I wouldn't be shocked if they aren't looking at Cowboy Slim's right now......

              1. re: Db Cooper

                I believe Cowboy Slim's is being demolished to add yet another mixed use highrise...

                1. re: SmartCookie

                  The property is up for auction so that isn't firm yet, but most believe those developers will outbid any restauranteurs for it.

              2. re: Dr.TriRunner

                If they can pull in enough newly divorced 50+ men and late 20's to early 30's women, they may almost be able to recreate Figlio's in the late 80's and early 90's.

                1. re: bkmnus

                  And the flatbread appetizer with the three different tapenade/spreads.

              3. I loved their wings back in the day.