Figs by Todd English - Beacon Hill
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.
Fantastic pizza, as always. Slow to get seated despite reservation. Otherwise excellent, will definitely be back... again!
Totally average. Slightly burnt pizza, decent service.
Stepped in before for lunch, and kept coming back after that. Food is amazing, staff is so friendly and the prices are great!
Food was not seasoned well and the, and the pizza tasted pretty mediocre. The crust has a great texture, that was the best part. The focaccia bread also had great texture, but really missing salt. The charred broccoli was really just steamed, so not what I expected.
Second time coming here, first time ordered pasta and was underwhelmed so I decided to give pizza a chance. Pulled chicken pizza had potential to be really tasty, but it seemed as if the sauce was unevenly distributes and very dry for some bites. Definitely needed more moisture or acidity to give it some more life. Crust was delicious though, not too thick and the perfect amount of chew.
Extremely noisy and relatively dark- would not recommend for a date where you’re trying to get to know someone new.
Great food and service. Not fancy. Casual but very good. Can be loud due to small space.
The pizza is really good which is basically why you go to Figs. Nevertheless, we ordered the garlic fries excited to try the flavor and they were just regular frozen fries with no garlic taste at all.
The noise level was too much. Made it impossible to have a conversation. the pizza and the homemade bread are really good.
Cute location on Beacon Hill. Great food, great wine. Good service. Fun location.
It seemed like we waited forever, and certainly well after several other parties that arrived after us, to get served - but only after having to ask the waiter when someone would take our order. Our meals were generally okay, except for my wife’s chicken parm which was absolutely crap. It was half chicken and have breading. The breading was BURNT and the chicken was over cooked and dried out. Unfortunately, we didn’t send it back or complain as our friends were on a tight schedule and that would have delayed them. I should have asked them to take it off the bill but I didn’t. My bad.
We’ve been to Figs both in Beacon Hill and Charlestown many times over the years but this was the absolute worst meal ever there. I guess we will limit any future visits, if there are any, to pizza which has been pretty good in the past.
Carbonara was extremely soupy and the noise level was so loud, we could not hear each other talk. Figs has always been a favorite of ours but the noise level was too much this visit.
The pizza is delicious and it came quickly. The place was so loud, though, that conversation was nearly impossible.
Maybe a nice place to go at 3:00?
We used to love this restaurant but it became way too noisy. Impossible to have a normal conversation there while people around are all shouting. Sad.
Much too loud if you’d like to speak to whoever you’re with! The decoration and ambiance have gone significantly downhill in recent years, so much so that when I saw it along with how loud it was on a Tuesday, I decided it wasn’t even worth the meal there with my friends and went across the street to Toscano instead where we could actually speak to each other. The ambiance does not represent a normal/nice restaurant at all which is quite disappointing and will never make me suggest this restaurant again as a place to meet & dine with friends.
Crust on pizza was delicious! Pizzas were quite large. Beet salad was good but should have been called a salad with beets. A lot more lettuce than beets in the salad. Macaroni Simone and White Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding we’re sublime.
Dinner at Figs is an evening of culinary artistry that makes the almost unbearable noise level tolerable.
Figs on Beacon Hill has great food, especially pizza, and a nice cozy atmosphere with views of Charles Street. The selection of pizza is more than adequate and if you wish to vary up your pizza to include two selections, that is not a problem. One pizza is plenty big enough to share! Unfortunately Figs on Beacon Hill is a little too intimate (crowded) and noisy at times and it is difficult to carry on conversations. Also, the wait staff seems to be covering too many tables at once so service can be slow. If you’re not in a hurry, it is worth the wait. Given it’s limited size, however, I recommend you make a reservation.
Delicious mussels and pizza. I could have made a meal from the bread and olive oil.
Simply perfect. The service superfast!!!
We booked a table for 2 at 7pm last night, having received glowing recommendations for this restaurant so we were excited to try it. We arrived at 6.55pm to be told by a very unfriendly hostess that there would be a 15 minute wait for a table, or we could sit at the bar. We chose to wait for a table, since we had pre-booked it. There was no space to wait inside the restaurant but luckily it was a nice evening so we sat on the bench outside. After 20mins we went in to check on the table to be told she would come get us when it was ready. Eventually at 7.30 (just as we were searching for alternative restaurants in the area) the hostess banged on the window to tell us our table was ready. We felt this was very rude since we had waited so long, the least she could have done was come outside to get us. Anyway, we eventually were seated and had to wait another 5-10mins for menus. We ordered a pizza to share and a side of fries. The fries came out by themselves after about 20mins but we waited 40mins total for the pizza (it eventually came out at 8.20pm). At this point we were starving. We made our feelings known to our server, who to be fair was a lovely friendly lady and quite frankly the only reason for the service getting any star. She apologized to us and arranged for us to have half off the pizza for the wait.
The food was delicious, when it eventually did arrive.
It was super busy for a Tuesday night and as a result was very loud, we could hardly hear each other.
The restrooms are quite grubby and are in stark contrast to the rest of the restaurant.
The hostess' poor manners and the delay in being seated & receiving our food really let this restaurant down for us and we will not be returning, nor will we recommend it to anyone else.
Awesome place, great pizza, noise level a little high
Huuuge pizzas, luckily the lovely waiter stopped us ordering one each! One between 3 would have bern more than enough. Calamari pizza was unusual... I wouldn’t have it again. Asparagus fries starter was to die for.
Nice meal and drinks but it would be more appreciated if I could choose multiple sizes for pizzas such as Small, Medium, and Large.
Best pizza I’ve had. A little loud when the restaurant is full. And it usually is.
I know it is a hot day today, but the temperature inside was unbearable, way too hot. I asked for the manager, wanted to suggest a small fan to provide some air. The manager was not available. Overall great food, but you can only enjoy your food if you can seat comfortably inside the restaurant. A small fan at the end of the hallway would greatly improve the air quality and keep your customers happy. This is the managers job to recognize that and react.
Loved the place and the food . The noice level was pretty bad, I almost couldn’t talk to my mom or hear her. The pizza was delicious.
We got 1/2 pizza - half fig and prosciutto, the other half Red Sox. Both delicious! There is only one size offered. My husband and I had one slice of each at the restaurant plenty for dinner. We took the rest home and had another terrific meal the next day, so great value for two meals for two people.
Very nice little restaurant in a lovely neighborhood
Small place, very intimate, not many tables, best to get a reservation I think
Very good pizzas, 1 is enough for 2... or 3 so that the meal can be quite affordable !
The pizza was delicious. We had 1/2 fig and prosciutto and 1/2 Oliver. The service was fine. The lack of any sound absorption was unpleasant. Regardless, I would recommend based on the food.
Get the fig and prosciutto pizza. It's genius. And the sangria is really good too
One of my favorite restaurants in Boston. Incredible pizza and classic Beacon Hill atmosphere - small and quaint, but delicious food. The Red Sox pizza is my favorite but I always do a half and half pizza to get even more flavors.
Figs was awesome! We had the Fig & Prosciutto pizza which was AMAZING!! I wouldn’t really recommend this place for a first date as its incredibly noisy. We are glad we had reservations as the Beacon Hill location was small and very busy.
A very busy place (not very big). Good, friendly service. The pizza and salads were outstanding - pizza with fig jam, gorgonzola and prosciutto. Yum! Big salads - I had the beet and it was delicious.
You have to try the pizzas with basil oil
Had a reservation but still waited 45 minutes for a table. Am 8 months pregnant and would have really appreciated if they had just said no reservations were available rather than giving me one and making me stand and wait that long.
Always the best pizza in Boston! Plus really lovely salads and pastas.
Good food, friendly staff, except at the end of the meal it felt rushes, got a tab before we even asked, without giving a chance to order anything else after the meal.
Good pizza but hard to sit comfortably on high stools, extremely noisy music (hard to talk), and close to other diners.
Great food & location!
The food was outstanding. The service was great. The space was a bit crowded and loud.