Scarpetta
Scarpetta

Scarpetta

  • 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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Scarpetta reviews from OpenTable diners
358 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (270)special occasion (190)hot spot (113)notable wine list (109)neighborhood gem (107)romantic (104)good for groups (65)vibrant bar scene (49)late-night find (21)great for outdoor dining (20)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The entire experience was wonderful. Loved the atmosphere, service was top notch, and the food was delish! Would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Obviously the restaurant of choice for the expense account crowd. But topnotch food and service. Polenta is heavenly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, Eventful
    TamTechHax
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Business dinner for customer that was also celebrating a birthday. Three women - three tasting menus and it was outstanding. Only problem - our desire to try everything made us too full. John, our amazing waiter (who had an actor's narrative on explaining the dishes) was smart and fun and we decided to try the pasta with white truffles. We had tried more of the amazing bread basket and that with the extra pasta was overwhelming. However, each and every morsel of the dinner was spectacular. We were never rushed, encouraged to have time to digest. We were one of the first tables and when we left, the room was alive with warmth, glowing lights and happy people. Have to come back in the spring to enjoy the retractable roof - try ONE tasting menu and augment with other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brofest.
    FoodFiend
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    It's was a brofest this past visit. Super loud and with a lot of tourists maybe due to the fact there is a celebrity chef. Food is very good. The only issue is I always have to wait more than 15 mins even through there is a reservation. The service is great overall,
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional DIning
    TwiggyVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The food at Scarpetta is divine. My dinner companion and I shared a plate of fritto misto, and ate every piece of it, including the fried rosemary and sage. Her ravioli was superb, and my agnolotti with short ribs and horseradish was subtly flavored and utterly satisfying -- I ate it slowly and savored every bit of it. Then we shared espresso budino and both agreed it was one of the best desserts we'd ever had, anywhere, any time. If you are sensitive to noise levels, eating early at Scarpetta (our reservation was at 6pm) is a good idea, as it gets quite noisy later. The service was attentive, perhaps overly so -- but extremely professional, and even when it was clear that they needed our table for the next shift, it was communicated subtly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful experience
    GirlsNightOut
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We had a fantastic experience in this restaurant! From the moment we walked-in, we were treated like VIPs. They smiled, toke our coats, pulled my chair out, gave us suggestions, brought us a bread basket filled with warm and tasty breads, wiped the bread crumbs from our table and on and on. Just so attentive, it was refreshing! BUT...the pasta, OMG, it was heavenly. It melted in our mouths and the flavors just bowled us over. We had the duck and foie gras ravioli and the short rib and bone marrow agnolotti. It was really delicious! We will go back to try all the other choices... We HIGHLY recommend this one.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rjones
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Food was outstanding. I highly recommend the short rib and bone marrow agnolotti as well as the black seafood pasta. My only compliant was portion size as you need to order a few pastas and entrees in order to satisfy a healthy appetite. The wine list was good, and they offered a nice selection of Barolo's, however, they came at quite a price.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scarpetta does not disappoint!
    Marquezfam
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was outstanding, although the decor @ the South Beach Scarpetta is incredible this place has a coziness that is very difficult to duplicate. Everyone is amazing from a service perspective. The drinks were great, the food was great, the service was great. Everyone was eager to please and willing to go the extra mile. I cannot wait for the next trip to Scarpetta!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We celebrated my husband's 55th birthday and my son's 25th birthday here--it couldn't have been better. The food and service were wonderful! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals I've had in a long time
    Nbnb
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I eat at restaurants across the city and brooklyn on a regular basis and always regret not leaving reviews after I've had an excellent experience, but our meal at Scarpetta was so outstanding that I had to take a moment to do so! I'm a big fan of Scott Conant's cookbook so I expected the food to be delicious, but it far surpassed my expectations. There are a range of dishes on the menu - from classic recipes to more modern takes on italian dishes - and they were all executed perfectly. So yummy. The only thing I didn't love was the frito misto, which seemed to have too much breading and not enough vegetable. Our table wasn't ready until 30+ minutes after we arrived for our reservation, but they sent us a round of champagne and an appetizer to make up for it. It was a little gesture that we all really appreciated and went a long way. We were there to celebrate our friends' engagement and the food plus the service made it a special experience that we'll continue to recommend to our friends and family for a long time. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SamOVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    we shared the polenta, which was gd, and the mozzarella with root vegetables (including baby yellow carrots), which was quite good. For the main course, we had the spaghtetti, with its simple excellence, and the black cod, which was very good. The tables are quite close together.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant and food
    teresaj
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    From the Mozzarella en carrozza to the Red Snapper to the Banana Bread dessert - the meal was absolutely perfect. The service was absolutely lovely and even our neighbors at the next table were wonderful. Overall a great dining experience. The only caveat is that the restaurant is quite loud. So, bring your hearing aids and an empty stomach. It is a wonderful place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surpassed expectations
    LaPhil
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Food was fantastic. Everyone raves about the spaghetti. Its was fantastic but we shared 3 other pastas as well and we were hard pressed to pick a favorite. Would go back again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was absolutely awesome.
    Jad7214
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Everything that was set in the table was phenomenal. We enjoyed the whole experience.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best restaurants
    Littledisappointed
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This was quite simply one of the best restaurants my wife and I have ever eaten at. Try the polenta and braised short ribs for an appetizer. For dinner, you can't go wrong with the pastas! Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess is not friendly
    Sifu
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    we arrive 20 mins earlier, have to wait , ask for how long, she said no idea
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hits the mark!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Fabulous fall inspired dishes, truffle season!! Food, service & ambience were spot on!! Classic Negroni was perfect- loved the giant ice cube! All of the food was amazing, we even all ordered dessert which we don't always do. Our entrees ranged from sea food to veal and everything was inventive, pretty to look at it and delicious. Definitely will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going downhill
    Trouble
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The first time I went to Scarpetta I was totally impressed — by everything. Now, not so much. I didn't realize until after I made reservations that Scott Conant is no longer with Scarpetta. It is now owned by LDV Hospitality, and it tastes like it. It seems they kept everything the same including the menu AND the prices, but something somewhere is lacking. The food tastes like it came from a hospitality group and not a chef. The staff kept pushing a $60 add-on truffle special to any of the pastas, which are over-priced to begin with. We also felt rushed with little time between courses. Not sure why, because when we were finished the restaurant wasn't full by any means. Never again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've had better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A disappointing meal for the hype and the price. I would go to other places for a better italian meal especially if you are a foodie and want to enjoy a meal without a noise level that is deafeaning and a scene that is for the trendy who is there for the scene and not for the food per se.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jules
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our waiter was really great. His recommendations, from wine to appetizers, to entrees and desserts were all amazing. The food was some of the best we've had in NYC over the years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful birthday dinner
    RBNYCVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I have been to Scarpetta many times but the service really stood out this last time. I wrote in the reservation comments that we were celebrating a birthday and everyone, from the host to the busboy to our server came by to say happy birthday! We received a complimentary burrata salad and petit fours that came with a candle. A particular shoutout to Anastasia who, in our many experiences there, has been the best server at Scarpetta. Food, as usual, was delicious.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4th Time
    tgmerlini
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our 4th dinner at Scarpetta... just as lovely and delicious as ever. We'll be back again, soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to the reputation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Heard about this place and finally went for my girlfriends birthday. We usually like to ask the server for recommendations and ours (Lauren) was on point. Scallops appetizer was perfectly cooked. The traditional spaghetti is very basic but delicious and is the house dish. It's a little pricey but worth trying. The other two pastas were duck and foie gras ravioli which was out of this world and the short rib agnolotti which was excellent as well (they actually complement each other when you alternate bites). At the end of the night we were too full for dessert, but our server still brought out a candle with some mini cookies for her bday because she heard me mention it - that sealed the fifth star for service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service and heavy sauce.
    UESFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Regardless of the time of the reservation, the wait was excessive. No drink offer to compensate for the 1/2 hour of wasted time. Then came the extra 15 minute wait for the waiter who was primarily interested in serving drinks and was not helpful with the menu questions. Food was well prepared but significantly over sauced and much to complex to allow the taste of the protein to actually come through. wine list was weak on the whites and either focused on obscure less expensive vineyards, or ultra pricey bottles from recognizable vineyards. In sum, an overpriced, unsatisfying experience and not a value for the dollar.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flawless in every aspect
    fishtail1
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Attractive decor, quick and friendly service. Our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful. Food was great, drinks were generous. Not a low cost place by any means, but if you want an elegant pre theater dinner with friends, all expectations are met and some surpassed. Service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive, and the food was delicious. The menu was limited but interesting. This was our third time at Scarpetta and we were again impressed !
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Amazing
    GblsnlVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My wife and I had been to Scarpetta's and Miami Beach so we wanted to go to the Original restaurant in NYC. It was just as good. If you want the best pasta in the setting you need to go here. The only disappointing thing was we found out that Scott Conentt is no longer associated with the New York City location.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    Banger
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I don't get it. We followed all of the waiters recommendations, and then ordered a couple items he didn't suggest. Didn't matter what was served to us, it was "just ok." And this famous spaghetti…all I can say is ton of salt. Only really good thing was the bottle of wine they suggested.
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  • Expected more
    NKNYVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I had tried Scarpetta in Miami a few years ago and it hadn't impressed me. I walked by the NY location and I thought it seemed cozy so I made reservations. The food was not good. Unseasoned, uncreative and much much more expensive than it should be.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Suzanne007VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food was terrific, but the service was off and could have been better. We had to push to get the menu explained or whether they recommended one, two or three courses. The server decided to put one guest's capers on the side since he felt a dish would be too salty for her although she did not ask about this and it was not how the dish was prepared for the rest of this. Frankly, he was a bit odd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Nice
    hanscarlet
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Husband and I heard about this place so on our last visit to NYC decided to make a reservation. To be honest the menu was intimidating because it seemed so fancy. Oh my goodness was the food outstanding!! We will definitely return. Our server was wonderful as well.
    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.
  • 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.
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    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!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistantly Amazing
    NJFoodie
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Terrific truffles
    ShannonVIP
    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.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Lovely dining experience
    HappyWhenWellFed
    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.
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a lot to live up to.......
    pennwasp
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate