Celebrated a special family
Celebrated a special family birthday with a group of six. Service was attentive and professional and the food was excellent.
Inside the Thompson Hotel the dining room is a great spot.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Scarpetta was a nice surprise.
Scarpetta was a nice surprise. The food was excellent and the service wonderful.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was recommended Scarpetta by a friend and it was everything and more. The staff were attentive and great advisors when needed and the service was superb. The food was excellent. I had the scallops as a starter and the pork as an entre and it was wonderful. Thanks to all the staff for a wonderful time.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went to Scarpetta with a
I went to Scarpetta with a group of about 12 for my birthday dinner. Overall the restaurant had a great atmosphere and ambiance. The food was excellent and the presentation lovely. Prices are high, but I believe the quality was well worth it. There was a slight issue with the billing as two of the people in my group weren't billed correctly and the host had to cover the cost of their bill. We then had to confirm through our credit card companies that we hadn't been double billed. We were only billed once, but it would have been nice if the individual bills had been dealt with more efficiently in the first place.
Other than that overall great experience!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our waiter Kevin made the evening perfect !! Celebrated a birthday with over 4 generations of family members and all of us loved the food the environment and our waiter!! So fun and knowledgable and always right there when we needed him - treated like royalty an ate like them too - chefs tasting and wine pairing JUST PERFECT!!
Not cheap by any means but worth the visit if you can afford it!
Would recommend without a doubt!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a fabulous dinner there
We had a fabulous dinner there the other night!!!Staff was amazing!! Attentive, yet not over powering.Food was delicious, and the room is beautiful.Really enjoyed our evening.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found the food to be very
We found the food to be very good and the portion sizes were just right. Great Atmosphere! Recommended for a special occasion.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. Beet
Food was very good. Beet salad nicely presented and appropriately sized for a starter. My friend enjoyed her scallops which were perfectly seared. We both enjoyed the well-prepared black cod.
Not impressed with the valet service this time. I parked my car in front and was not greeted by valet as we were last time we dined at Scarpetta. Two of them were just standing there at the entrance as I came in. My car stayed there for awhile and I decided to park it myself across the street ($10 vs. $20 valet).
4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scarpetta is amazing! Every dish that we had was delicious. I especially enjoyed the SEARED SCALLOPS (celery root & lentil-pancetta vinaigrette) and the WHOLE WHEAT TAGLIATELLE (wild boar ragu & whipped ricotta). My husband loved the CREAMY POLENTA (fricassee of truffled mushrooms) and the CAVATELLI (sausage, porcini & taggiasca olives). The service was top notch as well. We cannot wait to go back the next time that we're in Toronto!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Vegetarians!
We are big Scott Conant fans, and we've been wanting to get to a Scarpetta for a while. Service was stellar the whole time- never left hanging. The Wine Menu was very extensive, while we didn't partake during our Mains, we did during desert. Overall the food is excellent! My wife is Vegetarian, and the separate Veg menu is a very welcome sight! For our app we shared the Fried Veggies- very good. For our Mains- she had the Rosemary Braised Lentils, and I had the Whole Wheat Tagliatelle (from the Non-Veg side). Both were excellent! The cooking of the lentils and pasta was perfect. For desert- we shared the Amedei Chocolate Cake with Orange Caramel Gelato, and a glass of local Ice Wine (hard to find in our travels). We'd definitely go back!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my mom here for her 60th birthday, she had what was described as the best meal of her life, period.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
As vegetarians we often find that the more upscale a restaurant is the less likely there are vegetarian options. Not only does Scarpetta have a few options slipped into their regular menu, but they have a separate page of vegetarian options that offer a number of starters as well as a selection of entrees - and all very creative (not a veggie lasagna to be seen). And when we asked about a vegetarian dish, the server realized we were vegetarian and immediately slipped the bread basket off the table as one of the lovely bread selections included meat in the stuffing - which he had explained upon delivering the bread basket so we were fully aware. And the service was impeccable - very friendly, prompt, and not intrusive. Well done, Scarpetta!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic and naughty
Our server was wonderful! The restaurant and lounge had a wonderful ambiance and the staff extremely friendly. Although the food is on the pricey side, it is a great place to come and have a good time out with your special someone.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Four of us dined together. Among us we had the beet salad, artichoke soup, scallops, fritto misto, black cod and orata. Everything was perfectly prepared and well portioned. Presentation of the fritto misto was a bit awkward--piled high on a very small plate, but good nevertheless! Desserts were amazing--we enjoyed the lemon mousse, rhubarb cheesecake, and gelato. All were beautifully presented, delicious and not overwhelming in size or sweetness.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
You would have to go to Italy.
You would have to go to Italy, to find better Italian cusine. The cavatelli with sausage was one of the best Italian dished I ever had.
My black cod was cooked perfectly.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food....big prices
Scarpetta is the Scott Conant resto that has locations in places like NYC and Miami and has been open for a couple of years in Toronto. Very tasty food at very high prices may have led to the half empty room on a Friday night. Too bad because the food is great. The salami bread is to die for. This place should be hopping and it is not. I don't know how much longer they will survive.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent. Certainly worth a try if visiting Toronto
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came here for Summerlicious. Never heard of it before but looked up the Open Tables reviews and was amazed how high they were. The food was amazing and restaurant is wonderful. The server was great and knowledgeable. For Summerlicious it was outstanding for $45.00. Will be returning to sample they regular menu soon.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service not bad, but the pork
Service not bad, but the pork chop has been over cooked, we ordered rare, they said, the kitchen cannot do that, so we will have medium rare, but the chop came in is more then medium. This is the only draw back from this meal. Also, we order a bottle of wine, and have half left over, we ask to bring it home. They put the wet (sweating) bottle into the paper bag, which wet the bag and the bottle drop to the side walk, and broken. Not a good experience with them. This type of service is not the high end hotel.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Scarpetta Restaurant .......,
A first experience of Scarpetta and for the food and service, it was one to savour.
A very nice layout, terrific food (the thought of the menu has me hungry again) and excellent service, the only downside created by the open restaurant door direct to the bar area were loud music was being played through the sound system which detracted from the ambience.
The music was also combined with a group of very loud and slightly obnoxious revellers (of whom alas no members of staff seemd keen to ask to quieten down) did take away somewhat from the evening and stops me from saying this is a place for all to enjoy and that is a shame because for the quality of food and the serving team present, this location deserves a full house every night!
7/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Second time at Scarpetta
We had been at the Miami location a few months ago and enjoyed our meal. Toronto was better because of the service.
Simple spaghetti and tomato sauce done very well. The truffle polenta was outstanding. And we usually don't do dessert but the waiter tipped us off on the caramel budino which was delicious. Will go again when we are next in Toronto.
7/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
My new favorite restaurant
I went to Scarpetta for Summerlicious and will be going back often. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was excellent. The bread basket is a little dangerous, but well worth peeking through. The stromboli is excellent. I started with the short ribs on risotto and I could have had that on its own for dinner. It was flavorful and the risotto was perfect. I then had the orato and it was crispy skinned and the accompanying fregola was delicious. I finished with the chocolate cake with orange ice cream and it was exactly what you'd want from a rich molten cake with a hit of sweet from the ice cream. An excellent meal.
7/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good but not remarkable
First time at Scarpetta, the food was very good, but nothing was particularly unique or inventive. The service was polite and friendly, but slow despite a mostly empty dining room.
I would definitely go back for excellent food and great atmosphere.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing all around
The food was phenomenal- the spaghetti is a must-try menu item! The service was great and we felt very "taken care" of. Very nice, pricey, but worth every penny. If you love fantastic quality food, you must dine here.
7/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Scarpetta made it a special night
It was going to be an ordinary Wednesday night in Toronto, but it turned out to be one of the best dinner of the summer. We escaped the hot weather and tried this restaurant for Summerlicious. Everything was delicious. The service was great. We had 3 servers, always looking for us and making sure everything was ok. Their variety of bread (the one stuffed with salami was particularly tasty) and their famous pasta is something you don't want to miss!
7/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great Summerlicious
Had a great Summerlicious dinner here with a girlfriend. We ordered different things and liked them all very much. Really enjoyed the fact that the service was friendly and not rushed. Would recommend this restaurant to friends for a special occasion.
7/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service
Had summerlicious there and had a great meal and service was good too! Really nice place and great location too (you can stop at the pool on top of the Thompson Hotel.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fro0m the time we arrived to the waiters everyone was fantastic. The food was outstanding
I would definitely recommend it
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Summerlicious, it was good
We has summerlicious and overall it was nice. Pro: service, chocolate lava cake, cheesecake, creamy polenta. Par: okata (grill fish), pasta with tomato sauce, parking and location. I expected a bit more "wow" from the pasta since Scott conent is the master of pasta. The pasta was ok, no complaint but didnt "wow" me away.
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We visited Scarpetta on July 21 for my parents' 40th anniversary. We opted for the summerliscious menu and could not have been happier. Everything from the service to the food was spectacular. The beef short rib with faro risotto was outstanding as was the creamy polenta with mushrooms. The homemade spaghetti was finished with a simple yet flavourful tomato sauce that left you wanting more! The fish was also cooked and seasoned perfectly. Most of us finished with the warm chocolate cake accompanied by orange gelato while 2 in our group had the panna cotta and both were outstanding. There is something to be said for a wait staff that fills your water & wine glass at just the right time and folds your napkin when you leave your seat.
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went on a Friday night,
We went on a Friday night, the restaurant was very empty. I've dined here in the past and it was always busy. For a weekend it was very quiet. Besides that service was great and the food was okay too.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Incredible food experience
We tried the Chef's tasting menu paired with wine, it was one of the best meals we have ever had. We have eaten in top restaurants in Greece, Italy, France, United States and Canada and this is one of our top 5 experiences!! Your taste buds will be awakened and will never be the same. The menu was innovative and so flavorful, you just wanted to keep eating.
Portions are big and you truly feel you spent your money wisely! Service was excellent, someone was always making sure you were being taken care of> Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for an unbelievable food experience!
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went for my birthday and I felt like a princess!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccable service, very interactiv
Impeccable service, very interactive and friendly. Food was fantastic, notably the bone marrow pasta. :)
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was attentive and prompt. We shared the fritto mist to start (a good idea as the dish was very large. The 2 of us could not finish.) Our entrees the duck and the chicken were both delicious. On our servers suggestion we shared the caramel budino for dessert. YUM
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant!
Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant! From Stromboli bread basket to 'With Love from France' Martini
Great attentive Service. Favourite dishes: Creamy Polenta, Frittura Mista, Tomato Basil Spagetti, BLACK TAGLIOLINI, Pineapple Coconut Panne Cotta, Amerenda Pistachio Cheesecake
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Will Go BAck
Great dinner, good service. We went at 7:30 and were not rushed. My friend ordered scallops and said they were the best she ever had. My duck was incredible and had to take some home as she took her pork chop home as well. I thought the plates would be smaller and was pleasantly surprised to have a really good portion. Waiter was very helpful and had a good personality.
The only drawback, but has nothing to do with the restaurant, was that we were not allowed on the rooftop bar after dinner as you had to be a guest at the hotel.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a fantastic restaurant
The food at Scarpetta is outstanding. What's great about it is the variety. There's steak, fish, pasta and a vegetarian section on the menu. I've eaten and tasted items from all of these categories and they are all extremely well executed. The flavour and presentation will exceed your expectations. The service is very friendly and genuine - this is quite rare for upscale Toronto dining! Overall, I highly recommend Scarpetta for a special occasion. Order the Jerusalem Artichoke soup to start.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place and very good service
Enjoyed a nice dinner with a friend. Food was very good, especially the Caramel Budina dessert. Service was great...everyone was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely go back.
10/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Suave, Sophisticated Scaretta
Scarpetta reflects the hotel in which it's located, The Thompson Toronto. Upscale, comfortable surroundings support a menu that reflects progressive, varied fare with a focus on the traditional infused with an Italian spirit. Prompt, friendly service make it all complete. A trip to the rooftop bar after dinner, completed the evening perfectly.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Scarpetta offers incredible food and trys very hard on their service. The tasting menu is excellent but the servers descriptions of the food is difficult to understand. Great for people watching and the bar scene certainly heats up in the evening. Overall good experience but the service could be just a bit better!
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Night out with Friends
We recently dined, as a small group of women, at Scarpetta on a Thursday night. The food, service and ambiance were delightful. the mushroom truffle polenta was to die for. Each of the starters and salads we tried were good portions, flavourful and well presented. Do not eat here if you need to eat healthy - the food is rich and hearty. Even the salads were large and full of yummy but rich ingredients. The service was very good - fun and pleasant servers who had just the right blend of attentive and leaving us alone. We were given a nice large table with lots of space. I hadn`t been to the Thompson Hotel before but it looks like a lovly, vibrant and energetic space.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best restaurants
One of the best restaurants in the city. Never disappointing.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out
My night at Scarpetta was spent with 2 of my friends. We had a great time. The atmosphere was quiet, dark and designed extremely well. I was impressed with the decor. My order of Cavatelli was good, and my friends enjoyed the Duck Ravioli. The Stromboli was especially great and tasty and one of the highlights. Overall a pleasurable experience and would come again.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly amazing dining experience,
Truly amazing dining experience, 4th vist and met every expectation. This time we tried the tasting menu and it was absolutely amazing - a great opp to try signature dishes -decadent and portions very generous. Will definately go back. My friend was so impressed she told me would go back with spouse.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
My girlfriend and I were in Toronto for the weekend from Vancouver and wanted to find a high-end, classy Italian restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. Through an online search I came across Scarpetta. The level of food we experienced in our visit was second-to-none in comparison of any restaurant in Toronto thus far(and there has been many). Our server was pleasant, very knowledgeable and knew when to stay at the table and chat, and when to give us time to enjoy our experience.
An excellent finishing touch was the server made arrangements for us to go up to the rooftop bar/patio for drinks after dinner. Very classy and much appreciated.
We will be back!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found Scarpetta when searching for restaurants during our trip to Toronto, and ended up coming back the next night. First time we tried the chef's 5 course tasting menu - and were not disappointed. They consider your likes/dislikes/allergies and create a menu accordingly. A number of the items were from the a la carte menu, and it was a perfect way for us to sample some of these dishes. Everything was excellent - but for me, the true star was the spaghetti pomodoro - for which I returned the next night! The portion sizes were extremely generous - and we wished we'd starved ourselves for two days prior. It's definitely an experience not to be missed! The host remembered us by name the second night - impressive!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Memorable Visit...
Marvellous culinary experience, with attentive, not intrusive service. Thank you!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM