Figs by Todd English - Beacon Hill

4.6
133 reviews
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NEVER TRUST A ROUND PIZZA!

Figs Pizza is most likely like no other pizza you’ve ever had. Don’t be surprised by the large freeform shape—its specifically part of what will go into your overall experience in enjoying this unique meal.

The crust will be so crisp and thin it will be close to brittle. That finely crisped quality is achieved by the special technique used in making the dough and a short cooking time at a very high temperature. The toppings are the finest freshest available and are, as often as possible local produce and other ingredients.

A distinctive quality of a Figs Pizza is that it will cool down quickly. If you take a pizza with you please follow the directions provided by the restaurant when heating it again at home.
What 133 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Because of the marathon weekend it was very busy, there were a lot of people lining up and waiting for a table/takeout. They still handled everything great, the food (both pizza and pasta) was amazing and fast, would definitely recommend.

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G
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good, always crowded and buzzing. We don't mess with anything other than the pizza which is always superb.

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AN
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it here so much we came back twice in one week. If I lived in Boston it would be a regular stop. Had the calamari and the Oliver pizza. Wish I didn’t have a flight the next morning so I could have kept the leftovers.

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m
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Hostess was rude but dinner was delish

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful selection of pizza - they're large so best shared. If you can't decide, you can split the pizza with two different types. Nice wine selections - both by bottle and glass. Can be quite noisy if there is a large party (6+).

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We ate at Figs twice during our stay in Boston. The first time was focused on pizza and our choices of calamari and hot peppers for one and prosciutto, arugula and gorgonzola for the second were amazing. The second visit was for the pasta and both our dishes were mediocre at best. While the pasta was properly cooked, the saucing for each - one a bolognese and the other a carbonara - was weak and lacked balanced flavor. Loud, but hopping atmosphere and very nice staff. Eating at the bar is a little less noisy and a nice set-up.

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NK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad experience!!!! Figs does not disappoint! Delicious good every time!

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TM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great pizza and service. Cozy place - a little claustrophobic for some.

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D
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the Red Sox and Mushroom pizzas. Ambience is always cozy. Restaurant is very small though so expect to be in close proximity to your neighbors.

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e
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food served fairly quickly and a cool atmosphere

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MB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a tiny Italian gem. Expect it to be packed and noisy. The service was friendly and excellent. The pasta and pizza is yummy. The wine is very well priced and well chosen. Casual and funky and a ten!

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

very loud aside from that great
the food was delicious, service was great

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F
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

I love this place, especially the pizza. However, the service has gone down terribly. Last time a worker screamed from the back “get out” when they were closing down.

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JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a wonderful time at Figs! The food was delicious as usual and the service was exceptional.

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OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The challenge for this Figs location is the noise level. It makes it hard to have conversation.
The pizza is of course very good. But I had their eggplant parm - something I try almost every time it’s in a restaurant menu. I won’t be ordering it at Figs in the future. It was essentially a couple slices of eggplant over a lot of pasta. Not want I was expecting.
Service was very good, however.

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JM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed Figs! We arrived a few minutes prior to our reservation and they seated us right away. The food was delicious. The service was very professional. We cannot wait to go back and try more of the menu. Highly recommend!

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it. Must look past the size and focus on the other qualities such food and people.

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S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their pizza is amazing! Try the fig & prosciutto (I'm vegetarian and get it without the prosciutto, and it's still delicious).

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M
New England
38 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best gourmet pizza in Boston!! We have coming here for years and no one makes a thin crust pizza like Figs!

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P
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We just moved back to Boston after a decade in NY. Met at Figs on Charles St after work because we had enjoyed the Charlestown spot in the past. The Charles St spot has a very small dining area that is fairly cramped. We asked for well done fries with our drinks but the kitchen sent out fries that were almost under done. Pizza was OK. The kitchen was able to make a veg topping without any cheese but there was a lot more crust and less topping than most restaurants serve. The crust was also doughy and thick. The wine list, albeit limited, does have some interesting and reasonably priced selections. Overall, there are better options for a week night dinner out in the Beacon Hill area.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good, but might not be worth the noise and close quarters of the restaurant. Tables are about 6 inches apart and it is really hard to make conversation because you can hardly hear. The pulled chicken pizza was excellent.

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m
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The service was really bad. I made a reservation for 6:30pm for 2 people, yet I wasn't even seated until close to 7pm. Then it took forever just to order a drink, our table was crammed up next to a wall right by the entrance so there were constantly people everywhere. The food was very good but I wouldn't go again if the service is going to remain this poor. I would either go at an off time or not at all. Also, the restaurant is VERY small. It felt like we were packed in there like sardines. Very disappointed!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is amazing. Unfortunately, the kitchen was broken. They were only serving pizza and salads due to the kitchen. We had a wonderful time and it was very quite and was beautifully decorated for the holidays. Will definitely be back for their pasta and appetizers.

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D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

It was a disappointment. One entree came out 15-20 minutes before the other. There were just two of us. Not good, just not good. Used to love it — disappointing.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very little space to wait for our reserved table, otherwise everything was excellent. We really enjoyed our meal and entire experience, especially the friendliness of our server.

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LC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate atmosphere with great food. So good for dinner that we went back the next day for lunch to try their spectacular wood fired pizzas (which are offered for dinner) Charles Street couldn’t be any cuter, did a little walk after. Highly recommend for any occasion..

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We went for dinner. Restaurant is very small. Tables were so close that servers couldn’t get by without bumping the tables. One server knocked glasses off the table and they shattered. Food was good but service was only ok.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was amazing! Only reason I did not give it 5 stars was we had a reservation and still had to wait 40 minutes. Definitely worth the wait though!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had a reservation for 7pm and were not seated until after 7:40pm. Unclear why they take reservations if they don’t honor them. After asking several times, they did comp an appetizer to make up for it. Recommend the pizza and takeout.

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AB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Figs is a great spot in Beacon Hill for pizza. Crispy eggplant is great! The tables are close together, and the restaurant is loud. Is tough getting up and down from your table without interring with others.

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We had a fig and prosciutto pizza, and it was very bad. Who would think of putting a super sweet fig preserve on a pizza?!!! The fig preserve belongs in desert and with cheese. At least there should be an honest name to this pizza: Fig jelly and prosciutto.

The place is really tight, too many tables stuffed in a small space, so not really comfortable.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was absolutely amazing! Highly recommend the fig & prosciutto pizza

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Everything was really very disappointing. Pizza had a tiny dollop of ricotta per slice, and the sausage topping and no flavor. The calamari was mostly breading.

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s
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

This is just the best pizza i have ever had. Outstanding. Its not traditional. Rather it is free form but man is it tasty!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Service was perfect—attentive and friendly but not overbearing. I love the Beacon Hill location—cozy on a chilly late autumn night. We split a bottle of wine and ordered a pizza. You’re able to do half and half, so we ordered the fig and prosciutto for one half and portobello mushroom for the other. Highly recommended!

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food for a reasonable price in one of the most charming nieghborhoods of Boston.

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AK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and surprisingly good sized portions! The calamari appetizer was larger than I was expecting, and the pizzas are not personal sized but about a whole sheet pan instead. It's definitely a small space and a very popular option, so make sure you make a reservation or you'll be in for a long wait.

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C
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pizzas are delicious. Get one for table and a pasta dish to share. Very crowded and loud but food and service offset cramped quarters.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our salad, which was the evening salad special, combined with our Fig and prosciutto pizza. Service in this small neighborhood establishment was friendly and timely.

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K
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great as usual, service was not fantastic this time around.

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