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After a three-year hiatus, the former Uptown institution Figlio has been sorta reimagined and officially reopened under the same name, but it is now in St. Louis Park, in new brick-and-neon digs in the former Soprano’s space at the West End. The goal here is not reinvention--it’s revival. The new Figlio feels a bit more corporate, but foodwise it has retained many of its greatest hits, like the calamari with jalapenos and lemon-spiked aioli; tortellini with cream, peas, mushrooms, and prosciutto; and the wood-oven pizzas. You'll find trendy-in-the-'80s small plates like mac and cheese, and chicken satay. But Figlio also tries to reshape the mold a bit--like the terrine of candy-striped beets and goat cheese, or the beef short rib with tamarind and pickled mango--and they are some of its best. Pasta is a good bet, and Figlio continues to keep a good grip on is the drink menu and rad happy hour specials.
Do not put on your cheaters. Do not adjust your retina displays (if that's even possible). Do not log on to your Livefyre account to make comments demanding corrections. This is indeed an article about Figlio. Yes, that Figlio. After a three-year... More »
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