While the Country Club Plaza evolved over the last two decades, Figlio stayed firmly in 1988 until a long-overdue makeover tossed out the Reagan-era brass railings, frosted-glass panels and gold-tinted mirrors. Thankfully, the signature breadsticks remain untouched, and starters are good. Chef Eric Argie has brought over his gourmet macaroni and cheese from Café Trio and has created interesting daily specials as alternatives to the fresh pasta dishes and standard chicken and veal options. Other Italian restaurants in this neighborhood have more imaginative menus, but Figlios followers love its large portions, moderately priced Early Bird dinners and massive Sunday brunch. — Charles Ferruzza
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club, cash
Parking: Garage, Street, Valet
Reservations: Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
Extra Info: Valet parking on Friday and Saturday only.