Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Figo Pasta - Vinings, GA (Atlanta)

Last week we had lunch at a pasta place in Vinings, GA. Figo Pasta is a fast casual restaurant that serves Italian food. Fresh pasta with several different sauces, along with soup, salads and paninis.  Figo Pasta is set up like a typical fast casual restaurant, you order at a counter and your food is brought out to your table by a server. The food however is on par with or better than many full service places we've dined at. Figo offers many different types of pasta and several different sauces. You chose whatever type of noodle you want (they also have ravioli with many tasty and inventive fillings) and then select a sauce. You can add meatballs too if you'd like.

After we ordered we were given a brightly colored pepper mill table marker and headed outside to take advantage of what was a truly beautiful day. Our server stopped by and took our drink orders. He returned a short time later with some bread and offered a nice pour of olive oil.

While we waited for our food we sat back to enjoy the day. Adding to the ambiance were the people a couple of tables away speaking Italian and enjoying their lunch of pasta and paninis.

Lunch started with a crostini appetizer: goat cheese, caramelized onions and apricots spread on toasted ciabatta bread.

For entrees we had the tagliatelle with ragu of lamb and kalamata olives and the pappardelle with the amatriciana sauce. Both entrees were excellent, perfectly al dente pasta with just the right amount of sauce. One of the better bowls of pasta I've had.

Pappardelle with Amatriciana sauce.

Tagliatelle with ragu of lamb and kalamata olives
 Figo Pasta is a low key, comfortable place that serves really good pasta. Lunch for two ran us about $25 for an app, two entrees and two beverages. Add in friendly, knowledgable staff, a nice location and Figo Pasta is a winner.

 After lunch we walked across the street to CamiCakes Cupcake shop. I'd noticed it on the way to Figo and decided to pop in for a dessert to take home with us. I'm a sucker for cupcakes and these looked amazing.  While the flavors of the cupcakes were delicious, the cake itself was a little dry. I put this down to being over baked just a tad. Next time I'm in the area I'll give CamiCakes another try. Hopefully they'll have the minor cake issues sorted out.

Chocolate Raspberry Almond Cream, Key Lime and Classic Vanilla & Chocolate (L-R)

No comments:

Post a Comment