Scarpetta - Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Great dining experienceI dined at Scarpetta's Miami restaurant with my wife and daughter. Varied and interesting menu--great ambiance and terriific meal.
I started with a creamy polenta, which was very nice, followed by the duck and foie gras ravioli in a marsala reduction. Looking forward to trying other menu items on my next visit. Service was effieinet and our server knowledgable.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeFrom the moment you walk in and meet with the hostess till you leave there is nothing short of spectacular. The server was great, the food was incredible, the music volume and tracks were on point. The decor is ultra chic Miami. You will not be disappointed.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough the atmosphere isAlthough the atmosphere is a noisy and frenetic one, food and service are both excellent. This spot is definitely the place to be seen!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWowBest pasta I ever had. It was amazing. The polenta was rich and creamy and oh so good. Great service and dining experience.It was worth the 3 1/2 hour drive.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food. Pretentious waiter.Every dish we ate was incredible. Particularly the polenta, special ravioli and duck. Overall a wonderful experience. The only drawback was a pretentious waiter allegedly from France who wasn't accommodating, randomly showed our table personal, strange YouTube videos and wouldn't accept 8 credit cards (the limit was 7). Lose the fake French waiter and you've got an incredible restaurant expletive. Worth every penny.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTaste was great but the portionsTaste was great but the portions are tiny. Our pasta dishes could have used at least 5 more ravioli's, and we're not large people. We ended up sharing two deserts because we were still kind of hungry. We ordered the two pasta specials, which were with truffle oil and quite pricey (at $65) for the portions. I would recommend for a special evening or if you are staying at the Fontainebleau, but otherwise there are many other places in Miami where value and price are more aligned.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply amazingAmazing food amazing service amazing atmosphere
What more can I say "amazing"5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and serviceWe've wanted to try Scarpetta in New York for a while but always seem to get distracted by the other great restaurants. We were in Miami and decided we'd give his other location a try. Had to try the signature dishes, Spaghetti with Tomato Basil and Truffle Polenta. All we expected and more. My daughter appreciated the quail egg on the Steak tartare. The service was fantastic, the Someiller was very helpful and they have a great wine list. All in all a great restaurant for a special occasion.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat but NoisyNot what you'd expect from a first class Italian (more Miami style than Little Italy) but the food and service are great, the noise level like a 747 taking off. Was hoarse the next day from screaming during dinner. Oh well, experience was worth it.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Prmi braised short ribsThe Prmi braised short ribs where melt in you mouth good. The charred english pea raviolini was amazing. The Mediterranean Branzino was perfection. My one complaint was the lack of his signature stramboli in the bread basket.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPERFECTIONOur third time visiting Scarpetta and it was just as good as the past two visits. Fabulous food!! We shared the polenta, and short ribs for appetizers. I had the spaghetti which was cooked perfectly but better yet, tasted like nothing you have ever had. I think it is the best dish there. Cooked al dente with a FANTASTIC tomato based sauce. I think the reason it tastes so good is the quality of the tomatoes, and a very slight touch of cream and butter (I think). My wife had the duck which was excellent. I could go on and on but you have to try it.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Food! Bad serverThe hostess were great considering we had to wait 30 minutes for our reservation. But the bartender Laura was amazing. I had the Torino drink, which she recommended and it was amazing. When we got to our table, our service was pretty below par. Had no personality and acted like he was doing us a favor whenever he came by. After our entrees we waited 30 minutes for our espressos and when we tried waving him down asking if our espressos were on the way he could have simply apologized and said he forgot and that they were almost done. ? Again, like he's doing us a favor for getting them. Every other aspect of our experience at Scarpetta was incredible. Unbelievable food, and the other staff were very friendly and accommodating.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was quite good in a beautifulfood was quite good in a beautiful dining room. Long walk to get to it for a person who is unable to walk long distance. Also while waiting for car you look like you are in a convention center not a luxury hotel which it no longer is.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were nine of us. ServiceThere were nine of us. Service was impeccable and the food was absolutely fabulous. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the wine recommendation was spot on. The fois grois and duck raviolis were to die for and the lamb chops absolutely the best ever.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the tasting which wasWe had the tasting which was a great choice. If you don't do the tasting the signature spaghetti and signature mushroom pallenta are not to be missed which is something us foodies would have never ordered as anyone can make spaghetti and pollenta is just not a fav but trust me youu have never had it like this before!! We like northern Italian and this was definitely ome of the best we have had!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Italian Food in MiamiReally, an excellent choice. The chef takes Italian food to a new level with culinary skills influenced by both the Italians and the French. Even the most mundane of dishes, are so carefully prepared, I imagine it took years to perfect. Very romantic, a bit pricey, but compared to the service and quality, and location of the restaurant, it's well worth it. I've seen children there before, but the restaurant is really geared toward adults--not just couples either. Large parties, double-dating, etc. are all welcomed at Scarpetta.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMShine a light of the mealAt first take, you'll notice that Scarpetta is dimly lit. So much so, that I pulled out my iphone to read the menu and the table next to us used the candle light on the table to read the menu.
We had the chef's tasting with wine pairings and it was really worth the cost. All of the courses were good, but particularly the yellowtail with pink Hawaiian salt, the creamy polenta with wild mushrooms and the salted caramel for desert.
My only complaint about the service was when we asked what a 'fricasse' was and got that it 'was a method of cooking' Duh!
Overall, I'd go back for a special occasion...armed with a head lamp.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome dinner. Very wellAwesome dinner. Very well executed and enjoyable. Nice experience but I wish the service was faster (time until waiter acknowledged). Would definitely return or recommend however.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe like to eat well...andWe like to eat well...and this might be the best of the best! To start both our server and sommelier were outstanding...they were informative and interesting to talk to about the restaurant, the menu, and the wine list. We already knew the basil pasta was a must have from the ten or so folks who told us this dish was not to be missed. So we let our server guide us to a tuna appetizer and the heirloom tomato salad...seems like simple food...but each bite was better than the next. The basil pasta might be the true mouthwatering dish of the night though...seemingly just a pasta dish, but this was the most flavorful and fragrant dish I have eaten in a long time. Everything else was perfect, but it was that pasta that will have me back again!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food. ExcellentExcellent food. Excellent service. Unfortunately depending on where you are seated the sounds emanating from the kitchen can be quite disruptive.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTo start off, the food wasTo start off, the food was gourmet! And the water tasted like purified rich water without minerals :) food is kinda expensive but worth it, just try to give bigger portions but other than that, Great Work Scarpetta staff is wonderful and sweet as well.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Restaurant in Miami-Dade!Scarpetta continues to upgrade their menu while retaining great classics. By merely changing the side dishes with the raosted chicken they elevate it to a gourmet treat! The new pastas, like English Pea ravioli, are amazing and the refined Tuna Bresaola was moist, tender and full of flavor even as it melts in your mouth. Despite the busy and always full dining room the service and attention to detail are meticulous. Worth a ride to the beautiful Fontainbleu. Discounted valet parking is always quick and courteous.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to the NYC ScarpettaI've been to the NYC Scarpetta and loved this experience even more. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The spaghetti and duck ravioli were our favorites but it was hard to decide when the branzino and the duck entrees were so delicious. Thanks for a great night!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMScarpetta - a hit!We really enjoyed dining at Scarpetta and thought it was one of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time. Other than one appetizer, which (in our view) was not prepared properly, the food was well cooked, beautifully presented, and delicious. The service was also attentive and truly inspired. We would definitely go back, and since we live in the NYC area, we look forward to trying the location in Manhattan.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner for four at 7:30.Dinner for four at 7:30. We had a few drinks then dinner. Food was good but not great. Wait staff was very good.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh Homemade Pasta!!!!We had the Chef's 4 course tasting menu. Food was unbelievable. Chef Nina's fresh home made pasta was better than any that I've tried before . Then their very tasty desserts topped off this great meal. Service was great and flexible with our requests.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur last night in Miami wasOur last night in Miami was spectacular thanks to Louis our server and the team that attended to our every need. We have never experienced service like this...oh and I should mention the food was also outstanding.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent and well-presentFood was excellent and well-presented. Our waiter was terrific. The host/hostess seemed a bit confused and took far longer to seat us than was necessary. The restaurant needs a dress code - we were dressed fashionably for a fancy, upscale meal and found ourselves sitting next to a table of 7 guys in shorts, t-shirts and flip flops.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!!!!We had a wonderful dinner! My family truly had a great time with the excellent food, servers, sommelier! Everything was great!!!!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food; essentiallyWonderful food; essentially the same menu as the NY restaurant. As in NY, I find the wine list over-priced and not particularly well-chosen.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster brunch was outstanding.WideEaster brunch was outstanding.Wide variety of dishes and excellent service.All very fresh ingredients and pastas courses were exemplary.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly Exceptional Easter BrunchWe went for Easter Brunch. The spread was great. Lots of variety, and everything I tried was excellent. What really made the service special, though, was the service. Typically for a buffet brunch, you get sat down and only see your waiter a few times throughout the evening. This is understandable as you're typically responsible for getting your own food. Our experience for this brunch, however, was completely different. Our waiter, Benoit, was extremely attentive, even bringing us new dishes as they came out of the kitchen. All in all, it was a great experience. I highly recommend both this restaurant and, in particular, our waiter Benoit.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMlovely restaurant, knowledgablelovely restaurant, knowledgable servers and fabulous food - the cauliflower soup was delicious.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBy far the best dinner experienceBy far the best dinner experience I've had. Do the chefs tasting menu with the wine pairings. You will not be disappointed!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey but good. KnowledgeablePricey but good. Knowledgeable and attentive wait staff.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, very good food.Great service, very good food. Did the tasting menu. Worth it. Excellent staff. Expensive -- but not over the top. Worth a fine night out.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICEFOOD WAS EXCELLENT.SCARFPETTA MAINTAINS A CONSISTENTLY HIGH STANDARD. HOWEVER, WHAT WAS EVEN MORE SIGNIFICANT FOR MY WIFE AND I WAS THE WARMTH AND QUALITY OF SERVICE WE RECEIVED FROM JOHN AND MARIA. THEY WERE KNOWLEDGEABLE, CHARMING AND PROVIDED EXACTLY THE QUALITY OF SERVICE YOU HOPE FOR INA RESTAURANT OF THIS CALIBER BUT UNFORTUNATELY DO NOT ALWAYS FIND.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a memorable experience.Always a memorable experience. Food is more than memorable, it's art and outrageously delicious.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place was pricey, butThis place was pricey, but worth it. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable ( I even learned what scarpetta means)and the food was top notch. I had the duck and foie gras ravioli and it tasted as good as it sounds.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellentWe always come here when in Miami. The spaghetti with tomato and basil is the best thing on the menu as well as the polenta. We like this better than the one in NY because of the views and its elegance.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding homemade pastas.Outstanding homemade pastas. I sometimes struggle with finding good restaurants in Miami that are not chains or outposts of other NYC restaurants. This is one of the exceptions. Highly recommend.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLives up to everything theLives up to everything the Fontainebleau represents..elegant..quality..and absolute class.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMReally great dining experience.Really great dining experience. Attentive waiters, really fine food, leisurely pace. Expensive but worth the price. I live in Manhattan. Scarpetta easily competes with some of the best restaurants in New York.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place! the food is delicious!Great place! the food is delicious! very sophisticated and it's the perfect place if you appreciate food.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding meal! Do yourselfOutstanding meal! Do yourself a favor and do the tasting menu.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous setting and outstandingGorgeous setting and outstanding dishes! Desserts are beyond delicious! I will definitely visit again.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was incredible andThe staff was incredible and the hostess was extremely helpful. He had the need to change the time of our current reservation and there was no problem at all. Once we arrived we were greeted and seated right away.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding. WaitFood was outstanding. Wait staff was well trained, attentive and professional.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ambiance, excellentFantastic ambiance, excellent food, trendy atmosphere :)3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating a 50thWe were celebrating a 50th Birthday and we had a wonderful evening. The service was excellent, and the food was outstanding. I enjoyed it even more than the original Scarpetta in NYC3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM