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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Figaro's Restaurant Review: HURRICANE KATRINA: this establishment is currently closed. For a New Orleans Travel Update as well as resources, information and help click here. In New Orleans as elsewhere, unanimity on the issue of the town's best pizza is impossible, but Figaro's would probably be a top contender. From the time it first opened in 1990, the success of this bright, bouncy spot in the heart of the Carrollton section has been due to flavorful, medium-thick pizza crusts and toppings that, whether solidly traditional or shockingly creative, usually make sense in terms of taste. Other dishes, such as lasagne, pasta shells stuffed with cheese or spinach, and a hearty oyster-artichoke soup, often give the main attraction stellar support. Figaro's separates its pizza menu into two parts: Classic Neapolitan with a garlic-herb butter replacing tomato sauce (although tomatoes properly show up on the Margherita), and Traditional American-Style with tomato sauce and a roster of additives ranging from pepperoni to pineapple. The ones that struck our taste buds as especially good were the four-cheese version and the one sporting artichoke, tomatoes and sausage. The restaurant quickly outgrew its small dining room, which is now augmented by two terraces, one of them under a large, enclosed awning. If noise is a turnoff, you're better off on one of the terraces.