At first glance it may appear to be your standard sub shop, but don’t be fooled, Figaro’s is a true dining experience.Across the street from the South Station bus terminal, just on the outskirts of Chinatown there is a small eatery that at first glance may appear to be your standard sub shop, but don’t be fooled, Figaro’s is a true dining experience.
When I sat down with Rosie Martone to talk about her thriving business, I got one overwhelming sentiment from her—passion. She’s passionate about fun, family, and food (especially food). She believes that lunch, like life, should never be boring. And with five new specials a day served alongside some elaborate sandwiches, Figaro's is guaranteed not to be. Just try the Sonny Corleone (sliced grilled chicken breast, roasted red peppers, pepperoni, shredded mozzarella, with homemade chipotle mayo all press grilled in a wrap) or the Pavarotti (a pressed sandwich with imported prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, topped with basil and olive oil). Hungry yet? While you can get these and other deli favorites, you should really order off the specials menu. The specials here aren’t based on using up a surplus of ingredients (in fact, leftovers are donated to local homeless shelters), but rather highlight specific flavor combinations and culinary skills Rosie wants to focus on for the day—and you can see the passion on your plate.
When you eat at Figaro’s you don’t just get served a meal, you get invited to dine with family—in true Italian style. As Rosie sees it, the second you walk in the door is her opportunity to make you a regular, not that it’s exactly a difficult task with food like this—one bite and you’ll be hooked.
The Sonny Corleone, $8.95
The Pavarotti, $9.25
The Goodfella, $8.95
And don’t forget the daily specials posted online by 10am daily!
Monday to Friday: Breakfast, 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Lunch, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm