Glu Hospitality partners Derek Gibbons and Tim Lu will debut Figo Ristorante and Figo Pizzeria this Friday, October 15th, at 1033 N. 2nd Street. The two side-by-side restaurants will debut in the heart of the Northern Liberties Restaurant Row, in the former home of Darling's Diner and Wahlburgers, next to the Piazza.
Figo Ristorante will be a full-service restaurant, kitchen, bar, and outdoor patio offering Italian cuisine by Chef Hee "Chino" Chang, with craft cocktails, espresso martini flights, Italian soda flights, two dozen taps, and over two dozen wines by the glass, bottle, and flight. When opened, Figo will be the largest restaurant in the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District, offering nearly 10,000 square feet of space and 250+ seats. Opening services will include dinner, indoor dining, outdoor dining, delivery, and take-out, with late-night, happy hour, and brunch service launched later in the fall.
Next door, at the North end of the property, Figo Pizzeria will offer pizza and stuffed hoagies with lunch, mid-day, and dinner service, with cafe seating outside and take-out/pick-up and delivery. A smaller artisanal version of the Figo pizzas will be offered in 12-inch size on the dine-in menu next door at Figo Ristorante.
Figo Pizzeria will be open six days a week to start, from Tuesday to Sunday, from Noon to 10:00 pm. Figo Ristorante will be open six days a week to start, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Figo will give away free pizza slices on Friday, one per person, between 11:30, am and 1:30 pm for the grand opening.
Reservations for Figo Ristorante can be made by calling the restaurant at 267-245-9625 or by visiting OpenTable. Figo will launch delivery service on Grub Hub, Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Caviar.
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