Figs by Todd English - Beacon Hill

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174 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.
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AL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

LH
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious mussels and pizza. I could have made a meal from the bread and olive oil.

OT
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply perfect. The service superfast!!!

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

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.

GM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome place, great pizza, noise level a little high

S
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

TT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice meal and drinks but it would be more appreciated if I could choose multiple sizes for pizzas such as Small, Medium, and Large.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best pizza I’ve had. A little loud when the restaurant is full. And it usually is.

A
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

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.

AM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

s
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

VB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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 !

M
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

MD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Get the fig and prosciutto pizza. It's genius. And the sangria is really good too

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JC
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

JM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

You have to try the pizzas with basil oil

KF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

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.

x
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always the best pizza in Boston! Plus really lovely salads and pastas.

GS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

j
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Good pizza but hard to sit comfortably on high stools, extremely noisy music (hard to talk), and close to other diners.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & location!

C
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was outstanding. The service was great. The space was a bit crowded and loud.

h
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always love coming here when we remember it. Thrilled that it now accepts reservations. That will help us return more often. The food is good 9 out of 10 times but always the Fig and prosciutto Pizza. It is miserable waiting for someone to bring your check so you can leave, so just expect that wait.

PD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful! Service friendly and prompt. Lively atmosphere. Would recommend.

CB
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very cute place. Great food! Very good and friendly wait staff! It was just too noisy for conversation but we made it through dinner. :-)

P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Had not had a figs pizza in years and was extremely disappointed....imprinted in my mind and taste buds was my first figs pizza in Chestnut hill alas that spot is gone so we went hunting for the pizza with fresh figs, fresh arugula, b
Procuitto Gorgonzola dolce and a balsamic drizzle on an impossibly thin fresh crust...NG

Dry, with fog jam nothing fresh about it was grossly disappointed

JM
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Met a friend for dinner at this Beacon Hill restaurant. We had chicken sausage pizza. I ordered beet salad as well and friend had spinach soup. We enjoyed the good though we had hoped the chicken sausage would have more of a kick. The pizza crust was thin and flavorful. Service was attentive initially but became non-existent as restaurant became full. Noise became an issue as friend and I are soft-spoken and had issues hearing each other. We also waited a long time for bill. I did enjoy offerings but would choose to come earlier before rush. Tight quarters. Be prepared to be almost shoulder-to-shoulder to your neighbor.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The pizzas are all amazing especially prosciutto, mussels are my favorite to start. The area is very small and feels quite cramped and the noise level can get too loud easily and waiters or customers occasionally bump into you or your table on the way out. Great value for the high quality of the food. On busy nights the servers may get a little busy and do not pay as much attention to you as could be expected. Over all great consistent spot for casual dinner with close friends or a date.

AF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It was impossible to hold a decent conversation due to the sheer noise in the restaurant. Additionally, the pizzas were very oily and made our party of 4 feel bloated the entire night, despite leaving half of the food uneaten...

NK
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Figs is my go to place when I have friends in town! I love taking guests to charming Beacon Hill and Figs is the perfect neighborhood spot for consistently delicious food! I eat here often and have never been disappointed!!!

PM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a great place qith oncredible food (really like the Pizza)!

JN
New England
28 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

understaffed, service overstretched. stressful experience for a casual Sunday lunch. look elsewhere, the city has many other options for good pizza/flatbreads without the hassle.

P
New England
35 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Salad, pizza, wine--very enjoyable experience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Zona ottima. La pizza molto buona sebbene ci fosse poca scelta e dai gusti molto americani.
Locale con atmosfera piacevole, accogliente ed intimo tuttavia lo spazio è molto ristretto, concedendo poca privacy e obbligando ad urlare per sentirsi l’un l’altro. Abbiamo pagato in fretta per uscire altrettanto in fretta e riposarci un pò dal caos.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The good was delicious. The service was not great, and it was incredibly loud.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

This was our first visit to Figs in Beacon Hill. The food was great with one exception. We ordered the chicken parm sliders and while mine was delicious, my husband’s chicken was completely uncooked in the middle. The waiter was apologetic and they brought out a new sandwich to replace it but I was kind of shocked when they still charged us for the sliders. Had my husband not noticed how raw his chicken was, he could have been very ill and it seemed inappropriate to charge us for that. Other than that, it was a pretty good dining experience.

NF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Resto trop petit. Tables et banc inconfortables.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
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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