Written by: Steve Stover
Date: June 19, 2014

an impressive roasted salmon with roasted asparagus ravioli ($15.75)

An impressive roasted salmon with roasted asparagus ravioli ($15.75)

Figlio Wood Fired Pizza on Riverside Drive at Fishinger Road is one of four restaurants owned by Peter and Laurie Danis, former lawyers, respected restauranteurs, and pioneers in the wood fired pizza field in Columbus. The others are Figlio and Vino Vino in Grandview and Figlio Dayton.

We enjoy Figlio for creative, made-from-scratch takes on wood fired pizza and pasta; friendly, well-trained servers and carefully selected well-priced wines. The Riverside spot has a smaller wine list.

Pear and Brie Pizza($13.50);

Pear and brie pizza($13.50);

One of the highlights of the Riverside location is the beautiful patio overlooking the Scioto River, one of the best patios in town!

We visited recently with a group of eight, so we were able to sample many of the pizza and pastas available. We shared a margherita pizza with sliced fresh tomato, fresh mozzarella parmesan, fresh basil, cracker pepper, and a splash of good olive oil ($12.25); drunken shrimp: a penne pasta in Absolut vodka/tomato cream sauce with spicy shrimp ($14.95); tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella angel hair pasta ($13.75); and chicken marsala ($14.75).

The menu also includes “create your own pizza” with 37 optional ingredients priced from $1.25 to $2.50 each. There are four salads, from $5.25 to $7.25, which can be ordered in an “entree size” as-is or with grilled chicken, sautéed shrimp, or salmon filet.

Basil Chicken with Feta Linguine ($14.50);

Basil chicken with feta linguine ($14.50);

Figlio Riverside is also open on Sunday evenings in the summer.

Visit Figlio for great values on made-from-scratch pizza, pasta, and salads, excellent service, and a pleasant setting.

Figlio Wood Fired Pizza
3717 Riverside Drive (at Fishinger Road, Upper Arlington)

  • shrimlock

    The Silent Woman Bar was i believe on East Main, just east of James.
    The signage in neon or lit up from behind maybe, was extremely provocative.
    It showed an image of a female with her, holding her own head or her head somehow detached.
    Depicting the female as presumably silent. And even holding the knife?
    pretty grisly, and disturbing and was evident to anyone driving around there up till the 90’s, it seems.

  • shrimlock

    The other one that was near the Motel Greg Lashutka got in trouble win he was prosecutor, And i think that was on East Broad, that was the Pink Elephant.

  • Barbara Cruz

    what about hanleys steak house sullivant ave Columbus ohio

  • Barbara Cruz

    does anyone have a copy of the menu or pictures

  • Mr.Gale.B

    I need an exact and correct answer:
    Where was “Top of the Center” located? In WHAT building?

  • Otto Gronkowski

    Slow hipster service and slow kitchen. Expensive prices. Don’t visit if you want to see food on your table in under 45 minutes. However the food quality, taste and presentation is very good! Ambiance is contemporary cool inside, very different from what you may have the impression of from the exterior of this old Tim Horton’s location. Good bar and drink selection. Overpriced menu. On the west coast you can find this style of filipino restaurant serving same dishes for $7.50. Here they will set you back $12-$18. You can’t even get into appetizers for less than $10 unless you want a bowl of rice. Don’t know if they’ll survive, table turnover is way too slow, even though they’re making large profit margin per dish, it’s just way too slow. If you have an evening to kill, this would be a good hangout. Don’t attempt a weekday lunch or dinner. You’ll see a good hipster millinial crowd here.