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Scarpetta Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scarpettanyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 691-0555
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Went for wife's birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the ambience, service, and food. The spaghetti and mushrooms-and-grits appetizer were especially outstanding. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone seeking a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The food, at this modern Italian restaurant on the edge of the meat packing district is very consistent and innovative. However, it can not compare to Babbo. It has a smaller menu and is not nearly as memorable. The service is also solid, but the wait staff does not seem to go "above and beyond.""
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Maybe I just caught Scarpetta on an off night, but the whole experience was just "OK" - not an ideal outcome for the price and the hype..."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Love the area, the service was first rate and the food was excellent. The risotto with Australian black truffles was unforgettable and both of our fish dishes were everything you would expect from a classy restaurant like this- would definitely go back"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This was my 4th visit and this wonderful Italian energetic little restaurant continues to deliver perfect food from pasta to dolce. Benissimo!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Once consistently exceeded expectations. Now, hit or miss. This is not a restaurant that should be serving overcooked pasta. Disappointing decline."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had been wanting to try Scarpetta for quite some time. We finally made it happen on a recent Saturday evening, in celebration of our anniversary. Our entire experience was amazing. Was it expensive? Yes. But we knew that going in and it was a special occasion. Drinks: we each had a specialty cocktail that was delicious. We also had some tasty wines by the glass (both white and red). Food: stellar. We shared the octopus (amazing) and polenta (creamy and delicious) appetizers. For dinner I had the short rib stuff pasta which was both light and creamy at the same time. Hubs had the beet ravioli which were sweet and tasty. We didn't order dessert, but our waiter brought some small Italian cookies/candies with our check. Primo service!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "There was a wait for a table inside despite the fact I made reservations. That's ridiculous. So we sat outside, among the water bugs crawling around. Good was passable, but not particularly flavorful or bold for the higher-than-average cost."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I'm sorry I ever second guessed you Babbo. Food was good but the service and quality of experience was severely lacking specially when you consider the price point."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "My wife and I have decided to try all the "Chopped" Chef restaurants' ....our 1st spot was Scarpetta....and it was MEMORABLE!!! The food is just incredible but only slightly ahead of the over the top attentive service. It's in my Top 3 meals of ALL TIME! Next on the list....Paloma/Chef Aaron....Scarpetta is gonna be tough to beat!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The absolute best risotto (with Australian truffles)r and polenta dishes I've ever had!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Delicious food - loved the cocktails. Had the calamari and the spaghetti, both delicious. Spaghetti is the signature meal and really fantastic, probably a bit expensive but a good place for a special occasion. The ambiance is great (the back has a glass ceiling). Service rushed a little but overall I would go back again"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "One of the best Italian dinners we have had in New York. Very attentive and friendly service. No rush as in some other trendy restaurants in Meatpacking district. Great food!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend there for his birthday. What a delicious departure from the traditional "Italian" restaurant in NYC. I had the octopus and the branzino. Loved both. Could have eaten 5 octopus appetizers. So delicate and flavorful. My boyfriend inhaled his polenta and loved the spaghetti. Creative cocktails, too! The staff was SO attentive, as well. Great spot."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Great food, lovely wine list, and great buzz. We will return, and would recommend."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • " Food was outstanding. Ambience not so much. Had a couple standing less than ten feet from our table waiting for someone for over 15 minutes during which we were trying to eat our meal while being rudely stared at the entire time. Hostesses completely unaware and allowed the couple to stand in such close proximity to tables. Completely ruined the dining experience."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Excellent food, loved all my choices. Definitely get the short ribs appetizer!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I have eaten at Scarpetta 5 or 6 times now (every time I make it to NYC) and the pasta has been terrific every time. Nice menu, although it hasn't changed much in the last two years. The spaghetti is world famous, and rightfully so. Such a simple and sublime dish, pasta is perfectly cooked and delicious. Serving size is small, so you can pop in for a seat at the bar and enjoy a world class pasta dish, all without spoiling a full dinner."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great service, great food. This may have been my favorite place of all time, and I'm not even an Italian food type of guy usually."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "If you want to experience fine Italian cuisine you can't go wrong at Scarpetta. From our friendly greeting to our efficient and gracious service, our dinner was a pleasure. I can recommend each course: the salad, simple and lightly dressed, the refined fried mozzarella, absolutely delicious cod and short rib/marrow pasta, excellent coffee. Each wine suggested was well suited to the food. We had a 7:30 curtain and the staff delivered an outstanding three course dinner leaving us lots of time to walk to the Joyce, five blocks away."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "From end to end, a true representation of what quality food and service should be. Delicous bread selections with accompanying olive oil, eggplant and mascarpone to the fabulous sirloin and simply magnificent olive oil lemon cake dessert, I can truly say this was one of my most memorable meals. The service was impeccable and our server along with the rest of the team made us feel welcome and appreciated. Utmost respect to the entire group, who makes Scarpetta a must for food lovers."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Ted Allen was right. The spaghetti was the best ever."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "There were 4 of us and all of us enjoyed our meals (3 different entrees among the 4). The restaurant was noisy but not overpowering and the service was solicitous and gracious. The menu choices all had an element of being slightly different than the usual offerings, which we liked. We would definitely recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "A bit too noisy but a fun place with good food. Last time the food was outstanding this time just good. Not sure why. Maybe the good spaghetti is a bit boring. Dessert was great."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Scarpetta is a beautiful restaurant with a spacious dining area. Every item on the menu is "the best you've ever had". The service was excellent and the prices were great. A perfect place to enjoy a delicious dinner."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had been to Scarpetta before and had a great experience, so when my mom wanted to go to a popular NYC restaurant we picked here. I wish we hadn't. First, my boyfriend arrive early at about 830 and sat at the bar. We arrived, on time, at 9:00. We were told upon check in that it would just be a few minutes. However, we were not seated until 9:30. When we were finally seated our waiter practically ignored us the whole time. He came for our order and never came back. No recommendations or anything. I had to ask the bus boy our waiter so we could get a refill on drinks. I was disappointed in the quality of the food. It felt like it was mass produced and far below the quality we had received previously. I will not be back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We have heard about Scarpetta for several years and this was our first visit. It will certainly not be our last. All in our party enjoyed pasta because we had read that was not to be missed. Both pastas were superb. We also enjoyed the polenta starter with an added taste of black truffles. Delicious!! Service was outstanding and the bartender who took care of us before our table was ready was a gem. He knew his wine and could make a perfect Negroni."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Been to Miami and New York Scarpetta, both great, but personally liked NYC better. Only glitch in our evening was our first waiter who was cocky while answering a simple menu question, and just walked away while we were in conversation with him! Anyway, we asked to have someone else wait the table (Louis) and it was perfect after. Try the spaghetti (best I ever had in North America) both Tuna apps, mushroom polenta, risotto... You can pretty much not go wrong with any menu choices!! Bon appetit!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly and could recommend wines for the food. The food was excellent, we were sold already by the selection of bread the waiter brought us first. A large selection of wines to choose from. The spaghetti was amazing, best I ever had. To make something so simple taste this good is really remarkable"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Scarpetta is a sure thing. Always an excellent meal with wonderful atmosphere. Service was a bit inattentive this time, but the ambiance and meal made up for it. The chocolate cake is decadent and the yellow tail appetizer is a must."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Scott Conant is right-he knows pasta. the spaghetti with tomato/basil, and black taglietelle were fresh and perfectly cooked. the Stromboli was amazing and the desserts were delicious. my friend particularly loved his very unusual delicious blueberry sorbet, made in-house. prefect service as well. expensive but quality."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Amazing would recommend to anyone who loves great food"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I had always wanted to check out Scott Conant's restaurant and this place did not disappoint. For 2 of us, we ordered 1 app, 2 pastas, and 1 entree to share. They always say this guy makes the best spaghetti in America and I'd say they're right. It was phenomenal. We were adventurous and tried other things, but this was the tastiest dish. The short rib app was amazing, the Lobster Pasta was ok, and the Veal was phenomenal. The waiter really tried to sell us on the goat...he said it was one of the best dishes on the menu, but if you don't like gamey foods, don't order it. It was tender and cooked well, we just didn't like the taste. The waiter let us swap the dish out for the veal that we originally wanted at no charge."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Order the polenta app- it is world class. Yellowtail with sea salt also to die for. Coconut cake dessert and chocolate molten cake are both insane. Francesco took great care if us!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Excellent service. Very good food and even better wine list."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "From the time we arrived until we left, the staff was very attentive. The food is delicious as always, of course, Scarpetta's signature dish, spaghetti & tomato basil was wonderful! The wine selection is outstanding and we picked a nice sauvignon blanc. For a weekday it was bustling, the bar crowded. We've been here many times and it's always a dining experience."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Our server, Mario was wonderful which made the entire evening perfect!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was top notch. Good service and fairly priced"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Prices were much higher then we expected for what seemed to be a fancy neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food was great, however we had at least 7 different servers/bus-boys come to our table through the dinner and it felt very impersonal. 10 minutes didn't go by without someone interrupting us and asking if we were ok or needed anything. For a meal of that price, the fact that from start to finish we were in an out of there in an hour and a half is unnaceptable in my opinion."
    Dined on 7/19/2014