Scarpetta
Scarpetta

Scarpetta

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scarpettanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126910555
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Only.
    Sunday, 5:30 - 10:30.
    Monday Through Thursday, 5:30 - 11.
    Friday and Saturday, 5:30 - 12.
    Bar opens at 4pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Scott Conant
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Avenue
  • Public Transit: A, C, E & L trains to 8th Avenue/14th Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Scarpetta
In May 2008, Chef Scott Conant opened Scarpetta in the Gansevoort Market Historic District. An Italian expression that means “little shoe” -- or the shape bread takes when used to soak up a dish -- Scarpetta represents the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last taste. The restaurant’s seasonally-inspired Italian dishes offer farm-fresh ingredients and clean, earthy flavors that pay homage to Conant’s heritage and time in Italy.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Scarpetta reviews from OpenTable diners
349 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (260)special occasion (188)hot spot (118)romantic (114)neighborhood gem (114)notable wine list (110)good for groups (61)vibrant bar scene (51)great for outdoor dining (26)late-night find (16)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Excellent experience!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We had an excellent experience! Our best meal in NYC!! What a treat! We all loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    JCNYC
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great food and ambience! I recommend the veg misto fritto for appetizer and gnochetti as pasta. Wonderful ricotta cheesecake too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at Scarpetta,,,Great
    jerryVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I had heard nice things but had never visited. You have to know where you are going since it does not stand out. The food and service were quite good. We had a group of 7 and although they do not have round tables they set us up well. We tried a lot of different things and everyone enjoyed their food. Very inventive menu. I highly recommend. Lily was a great server and the reception ladies were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistantly Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Have eaten at Scarpetta several times and the food is always amazing. Not to miss dishes include the Polenta with Mushroom and the Spaghetti with tomato and basil!! Also, the seasonal white truffle pasta is pricey but worth it!! I have had several of the entrees and they have all been delicious particularly the Carpetta and the Black Cod. The complementary bread basket has a pleasing variety of stuffed breads and plain crusty rolls. This spot has always been a favorite of my family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    reenie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had been wanting to go to Scarpetta for a long time due to Scott Conant's reputation for pasta, etc. While we were told Scott is no longer affiliated with the restaurant, the recipes are all his. The food was so incredible that my dining partner who is a real foodie said it was one of the most memorable meals she ever had. We had two different dishes and of course kept sharing. We also had the short rib appetizer which left us anticipating how the main course could be any better than that. But it was, if not better, at least as wonderful. One dish had the truffle oil & the other had more short ribs and another main ingredient which I cannot recall. Dessert was fabulous as well and the drinks were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect meal
    Reviewed
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The service is outstanding and the food is even better. I have nothing bad at all to say. I would and will come back again. If you want a 5 star meal Scarpetta will deliver. Really is everything that it is billed to be. All around great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific truffles
    Shannon
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Amazing birthday dinner celebration. The homemade pasta with fresh shaved white truffles was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Fish was also perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Finished with delicious lemon and olive oil cake and gelato. Really can't say enough great things about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    With a nondescript entrance, Scarpetta feels a bit like a hidden dining gem. It's a much nicer experience in the rear dining room, as the bar area and neighboring tables are quite noisy with both talk and music. The food was yummy. I would recommend the braised short rib primi in a heartbeat. It was seasoned well and the beef just melts in your mouth. The crispy fritto misto was underwhelming and under-seasoned. While the tomato and basil spaghetti was indeed tasty, perfectly al dente, and the natural ingredients shone through, I wouldn't feel the need to order it again in a future visit. The warming glass dome was a cute touch to the plating. We were mildly disappointed by the lukewarm chocolate cake, which had already sunken in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Go-To
    strenksandor
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Scarpetta has become our go-to restaurant whenever we stay downtown. The pasta is out of this world and you can always find a very good, reasonably priced Italian wine on the list. They always honor our special request of sitting side by side. We just wish they were a little more prompt in seating patrons at the time reserved. Even dining late after theater, we are usually asked to wait at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a lot to live up to.......
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Was highly rated, but though i could not really complain about anything in particular, wasn't up to the expectations set. Tables crammed quite close together and service pretty average really for this level of venue. couldn't carry the bar bill into the restaurant is hardly putting customers first There are better choices - even if this should be on the B list to visit
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great food, great place
    Linda
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Second time at Scarpetta- love it. Shared truffles- fantastic. Excellent meal, excellent waitstaff. Perfect in every way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food
    AllisonVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We were visiting Manhattan from the week, and this was by far our best meal there. The food was incredible! I had heard good things, and the actual experience still exceeded my expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy dinner
    Antioch
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Noise level was excessive,tables too close. Ditto at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was really good but....
    Emmykins132000
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I specifically requested that we not be seated by the front door and that right where we were seated. We felt slightly rushes and the food came out too quickly. They did write happy anniversary on our dessert but there was no discount. Overall it was just ok, I would go back to try more food but would try and not be rushed through the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whoops!
    DCab
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Having been to the restaurant at the Cosmo in Vegas, I was expecting great things here in the food Mecca of NYC. Boy was I mistaken! Other than the signature spaghetti, everything else was mediocre to down right bad... so salty you couldn't eat it. I will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as expected :-(
    Socalbee
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Entrees were not up to our expectations (very ordinary) and they were lukewarm upon service. The Desserts were exceptionally good and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional service, exquisite food
    Gr8fdmttrs
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Simply put: my evening at Scarpetta was among my top five dining experiences - ever. And that includes Italy, Spain and France. There is something magical about being greeted by a team of gracious, competent professionals who clearly love what they do and where they do it. Complements indeed to the master chef who inspires this kind of teamwork and inspired service. From start to finish, we were guided to make the kind of choices that left us eager to come back. As popular a restaurant as this is, we felt as though we were the only guests in the room, and that every bite we took was to be savored and remembered. I can assure you they will be. The wine suggestions were thoughtful, and once tasted, brilliant. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So very different from the pack
    Xteen
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was not your usual Italian restaurant.. from the fabulous vodka martini they made me at the bar to the outstanding and creamiest polenta with mushrooms and truffle oil and then the halibut and finally the most delicious wanna cotta with roasted pineapple and guava sauce.. the meal was just perfect; our waiter was excellent and the place was just what I wanted in a restaurant.. made me feel special enough.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SNL
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We loved dining at Scarpetta - areal treat…we were seated at the corner table of the restaurant affording us a view of all of the action on a Saturday night…thankfully we were seated at 6PM otherwise the wait would have been long…highly recommend the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner for my wife
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I took my wife and two children (5 and 2.5yrs) to Scarpetta for my wife's birthday this past Saturday. We decided to go early as we know that kids can sometimes be very "demanding" in a restaurant environment. My daughter feel asleep in the taxi on the way over and they were very accommodating in giving us a booth so she could continue sleeping. The food and service were outstanding and my son truly enjoyed the spaghetti. When they heard it was my wife's birthday they brought an extra dessert for us to enjoy. Will be back soon, hopefully for a date night! Thanks.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food, gracious service.
    CindyKVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything about our dinner was amazing. The food was beyond delicious, and the service was attentive and gracious. If you go, you must get the spaghetti; you won't believe how perfect this simple dish can be. One of the best meals I've had in NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scarpetta -
    DMHLC
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Incredible experience from the moment we walked in the door. Great wine selection, professional waitstaff, exquisite food...the dishes were unique and perfectly balanced...appetizers to dessert. A must visit...we will definitely return on our next trip to New York!! Absolutely outstanding experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nick757
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great dishes - ravioli with duck and foie gras? Super! Service nice and perfect as always. Neighborhood vibrant! Not for a romantic dinner for two but a great place to have a perfect dinner with nice people. And if I read that Peter Luger and Hakasan have one star at michelin - how many star should this restaurant have? At least two! But better no star and this great quality of food!
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Sandra
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great environment, service impeccable and the food delicious! We were celebrating my sister's 60th birthday and everything was great! Will come back!!
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    mcwdbamom
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Always a favorite- usually can never go wrong with anything, but I wasn't impressed with the farro or lentil dish, and the one dish I had my heart on to try wasn't available because the dough didn't come out that day. But I'll still go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it.
    201NYC
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was amazing--so was the service. Space was a little cramped but typical for NYC. Will be back!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent New Italian
    hereford29
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The famous Spaghetti was simple yet excellent. My date had a pasta stuffed with beets and drizzled with pistashio pesto. It was also quite delicious. We split the polenta and grilled octopus for apps. Both delicious! The atmosphere was trendy and modern. The only drawback was that we had a table up front near the windows next to the bar. The bar was really loud and noisy. I would ask for a table in the back in the future.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will come back with clients
    Entertainer
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Brought my brother there for a special birthday celebration and to check the place out for future business dinners. Food was extremely well executed. Highlights--The black cod was prepAred just right And the chocolate cake was one to come back for. It's a bit loud for some, so I'll have to gauge who to bring back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious, ambience was...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    While the food was very delicious, the ambience was just not. The service was just okay - not unpleasant, but not friendly, either. It is a very loud restaurant, so it's hard to hear conversations at your table. Which means the whole restaurant is filled with people talking extremely loud to hear each other. Again, the food was delicious - especially the short rib appetizer, the spaghetti and the chocolate cake. If you don't mind very loud restaurants, you should try it for yourself.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FAB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Sent my client, she had an incredible time and absolutely loved the stramboli.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Joey1008
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had dinner at Scarpetta to celebrate our anniversary and it did not disappoint. Everything we ordered was amazing!! The service was also great. Our waitress was extremely helpful and made several recommendations, which we were glad we took. The portion sizes were perfect. They enabled us to try a variety of items on the menu. We will definitely be returning to try the rest of the menu. Absolute perfection!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would def recommend
    MrRosegarden
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Sat immediately. (We had reservations) Brought a close friend for her birthday, we opted to eat off the tasting menu which is an excellent choice for first-timers. Nice decor--subtle and well lit. Their signature dish spaghetti and meatballs were good, perhaps very good but not out-of-this-world good. All else was delicious. They made a special "happy birthday" dessert plate for my guest and that was the cherry on top of an already great dinning experience. Not inexpensive by any means but worth it. Do eat there.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second Time Around
    KDUAY
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was our second visit to Scarpetta within the last few months. We were looking forward to having another great meal as we did on our last visit. I wasn't disappointed. The food and service were outstanding. I absolutely love the cream polenta with mushrooms. It's my absolute favorite dish in NYC. I always have a hard time choosing my entrée there Service was attentive and very friendly. Anastasia, our server, was a delight and seemed to really enjoy her job. E
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    Tina
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We were looking for an upscale dining experience with exceptional food. That is not what we found. The food was decent but nothing to write home about. The only exception was the polenta with mushrooms, which was very good.
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  • Great food, rushed meal
    na15VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I really enjoyed the three pastas I had at Scarpetta last Sunday. We split the: -Spaghetti (who knew spaghetti could be so good?!) -Short rib and bone marrow agnoletti -Duck and foie grab ravioli Each dish was equally delicious. The bread basket is also excellent! My only complaint is that we felt a bit rushed. They brought out our pastas so quickly that our meal was done in an hour. I prefer to eat more leisurely at a nice restaurant and did not appreciate this. All in all, this place is worth trying! You will not be disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2Times
    2Times
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was excellent and different from most restaurants. The service was excellent and our waiter was especially helpful, even though he was an Islander fan.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Jensen
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The atmosphere was great, the service was excellent and the food was OUTSTANDING! Our server Terra gave us fantastic recommendations.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    bkbutcher
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    One of the best meals we have had in the city. From wine selection to dessert, our meal was spectacular. The service was exceptional.Our waiter John helped us select the wine, answered all our questions about the menu. The polenta with truffels was so creamy and rich, just decadent. The duck and foie gras ravioli is a must have. The mielata with blueberry gelato for dessert was a perfect finish to the meal. Just a wonderful dining experience from start to finish.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!!
    Kball0206
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This is my 2nd time eating at Scarpetta! The food is always great and the service is impeccable. I would highly recommend Scarpetta to anyone looking for amazing food with great service!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Disappointment
    Wantthebestformymoney
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My husband and I wanted to do the tasting menu but were not allowed because the couple we were with did not want to participate. The reason they gave us was it would disturb the pace the the food was being served ( ask us if we cared , we were the ones dining ). They should worry about the taste of the food as much as the pace . We had short ribs that tasted and looked like spam with Campbell's vegetable soup poured over it . The next thing we had was gummy spaghetti full of basil probably to hide the terrible tomato sauce. We then had the most boring Branzino ever . The deserts were probably the best part of the meal but not worth coming back for .
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