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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Scarpetta reviews from OpenTable diners
330 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (226)special occasion (195)romantic (117)hot spot (108)notable wine list (105)neighborhood gem (103)good for groups (44)vibrant bar scene (42)great for outdoor dining (27)late-night find (16)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Amazing!
    foodielisa13
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This place is phenomenal! I am a total foodie and would come back over and over!!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Experience
    Hanfcpa
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant was terrific in all respects. We were tied up in horrible traffic in midtown and they graciously honored our reservation. From the greeting when we first got there to our waiter everyone was very gracious. Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I loved the whole experience - nice setting with a beautiful skylight, spot on service and excellent food. The yellowtail crudo not to be missed. Delicious bread basket. The spaghetti lives up to the reputation. We will certainly return.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent Italian Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Scarpetta's is a fantastic Italian restaurant. You have to try the polenta with mushrooms. We had the Spaghetti Pomodoro and Chicken dish. They were phenomenal. Enjoy.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had the best dining experience here! The polenta, spaghetti, ravioli, and desserts were to die for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect!
    anon85635
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Scarpetta is my favorite place to dine in all of NYC. I live in Arizona. My wife and I flew in this weekend just for dinner there. It was superb. Staff greeted us like old friends. We were seated at a wonderful table. We used a tasting menu approach and just ordered a bunch of items. They were unbelievable, but the creamy polenta and short ribs, plus the incomparable pasta were favorites. Oh and the duck/Foie gras ravioli was sooo good. you just can't dom any better than Scarpetta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was excellent, and the food was delicious! The braised octopus was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, service was strange
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our meal at scarpetta was nothing short of amazing. I was a bit surprised with the service as I've dined here before and its generally fantastic. Our waiter, though a great personality, forgot small things that typically make the dining experience -- i.e. did not switch our wine glasses when we went from white to red, forgot a knife for one member at our table, and put the wrong orders in front of people. Overall, I would 100% continue to dine here, would just hope the service was a little better. That being said, it was my cousin's birthday and the honored her with a complimentary dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Phenomenal
    Itsmedes
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The atmosphere, Customer Service and the food were Phenomenal! Celebrated our 20th Anniversary and they brought out a dessert written in chocolate "Happy Anniversary". I recommend the Spaghetti and chocolate cake. It was truly amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and service were great. Very attentive staff. Bread basket is delicious
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston Visit to NYC
    BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Scarpetta was one of the best restaurants my husband and I have eaten in. The staff was unbelievably wonderful, introducing themselves by name and offering to be of assistance. The bar scene was active and fun, but the shining star is the food. The polenta with mushrooms was incredible as were the main courses and the dessert. We never felt rushed and enjoyed the best night in the city. Highly recommend a visit to Scarpetta...we'll be back next time in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion experience
    eAkM
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Outstanding food experience, as usual. Thank you! We love the spaghetti and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A unique experience
    IronDog23
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Spectacular food expertly prepared, perfect proportion and appealing to the eye. Coupled with excellent service and one captures a delight evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    mel24
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had dinner here Sept. 8 having heard such good things. Our server was not friendly or attentive in the least the entire evening and the food was just ok. We ordered dessert after dinner and after waiting about 30 minutes the manager came over to tell us the "ticket' had been lost but he would make sure we got it. No compensation on our bill, we should've told him to forget it. Will we return to Scarpetta? No
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  • Delish.....
    DonnaK
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food is absolutely delicious!! The best polenta I have EVER had in my life!!!! The mushrooms were to perfection! I have NEVER tasted better made pasta anywhere~! The Lentils were just incredible!!! The cocktails...... next time I will go JUST FOR COCKTAILS!!!!! I can't wait to go again to try other things on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebrated our 30th in style!
    RuxpinVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were in NYC to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary last week and Scarpetta was the best meal we had. The wait staff was very attentive while we perused the extensive wine list bringing bread, water and sparkling wine to start. The sommelier suggest a beautiful bottle of Amorone. My wife suggested the chef's tasting menu which included 6 courses. Each course was wonderfully prepared. It started with a their yellowfin tuna with pickled onions, then came the braised short ribs and creamy polenta. All three outstanding. Then came the spaghetti! A simple wonderful dish. The main courses were perfectly crispy red snapper and beautifully prepared tender goat. Desserts were a satisfying end to a perfect meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative pastas- delicious overall
    WillajaneVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Scarpetta is an excellent choice for A special Italian meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    As always the food and the service were splendid Scarpetta. The duck ravioli with foie gras sauce is wonderful.
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  • Continued history of excellence
    danberndtVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Wonderful friendly attentive staff, fantastic cuisine, wonderful environment. Only disappointment was sitting near a group of rambunctious business men reliving frat boy days. But to offset that on the other side of us sat MADONNA incognito! So that made the evening even more memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Celebrate here!
    PickyEater
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Spent another birthday dinner here and it was fantastic. Great service, great atmosphere. Food was wonderful as always, but the menu could use a revamp. Same dishes as 12 months ago. Pasta is a highlight -- try the one with poppy seeds and pistachios on top. You won't believe there is a beet stuffing! Beets are always good, but this dish raises them to a new level. All fish dishes are 5 stars. For appetizers, the chilled pea soup was outstanding. The farm salad was disappointing; needed seasoning and pizzazz. Signature cocktails are really good, and so are desserts. Love that chocolate cake!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To the naysayers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I have never written a review before, but I felt I needed to for Scarpetta after reading the negative reviews about the service in particular. We found the service to be perfect--attentive but not overbearing, informative but not condescending. Exactly what I would have hoped for in a comfortable but upscale restaurant. I went there tonight with my 14 yr old son and they treated us with the utmost respect and attention to detail even though we weren't ordering the most expensive wines by the bottle or multiple courses. This, to me, shows exceptional service. Food was also very good, starting with the flavorful Caponata and yummy bread (including one with salami baked into the folds which was amazing!)
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal in NYC
    Epicurian
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We reserved at Scarpetta because it was near our hotel on the High Line. Had the best meal we've ever eaten in New York. Grilled Branzino and aged tenderloin - fantastic. Beautiful presentation, knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. Delicious deserts. Will definitely reserve again the next time we're in the city. Only after dinner did we realize this was one of Scott Conant's restaurants. So no surprise at the tremendous quality of the experience.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Amazing
    davesarnVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What can you say about one of the top places in the city. Amazing service, scene and menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    srqdinersVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our starters & main courses were lacking in the listed ingredients. Very little taste. Service was just okay. Food & wine quite pricey, and definitely not worth it. Much better choices abound.
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  • Special night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    You will feel special dining here. The service was exceptional and everything we ate/drank was delicious. We had the octopus and tuna to start and then shared the duck ravioli and black cod as our main.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Meal in Manhattan!
    Jerry
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I am a demanding restaurant customer and I have no complaints! Truly great meal and evening. Had the tasting menu with the wine pairings. Expensive, but worth it!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top norch food
    vivp
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I am particular and everything here was terrific from the bread to the Caponata to the beet filled ravioli's delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is outstanding; service is ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had to wait 45 minutes past our reservations and after several nudges to the hostess were given a table right at the entrance in the bar area. Our service was just ok and not impressive. I realize that food is great but their service will be their downfall. For the prices they charge I would expect a better experience. If they are only selling good food my recommendation to them is open a carryout restaurant and ditch the full service model!!
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  • Some Issues
    Scarpetta123456789123456VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The front of the house was not service-oriented. They lacked refinements that should be standard in a fine-dining establishment. The Manager clearly stated that he did not care about proper service or remedying any snafus. Good food - but why wasn't every dish warm? $24 for a small dish of plain spaghetti that only costs $1-$2? No meatballs. No Riccata?
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Spot
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Absolutely incredible food (the spaghetti......) ambiance, and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    mp1985
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our server was happy to answer all of the questions about the menu - you could tell she had really tasted most of the dishes and knew what she was talking about. The tomato basil spaghetti was very basil-y and delicious, and the short rib and bone marrow agnolotti was out of this world. Would come back for another special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thoroughly lives up to reputation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very solid yet not over the top
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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."
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • A solid B+
    MattVIP
    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...
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  • great, Great, GREAT!!!
    beezerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • i keep coming back for more!
    doctoraVIP
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A shadow of its former self
    2ndJobVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Once consistently exceeded expectations. Now, hit or miss. This is not a restaurant that should be serving overcooked pasta. Disappointing decline.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    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!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was fine.
    nycspotreviews
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
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  • Good, but babbo's better!
    abaazVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic