Scarpetta - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Simply excellentI had dinner with my wife and 5-year old daughter, and we celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. We had the signature tasting menu. Everything from the initial greeting to the dessert was just fabulous. The food was exceptional (except the 3rd item - pasta, which was ok), and the wine pairing was superb. The waiter, Roberto, even let us try different wines in addition to the recommended wine pairing, and all of his recommendations were spot on. The only issue, which occurred later in the evening, was that larger groups started to come in, and it did raise the noise level quite a bit. However, by that time, we were almost done anyway, so we really weren't concerned.
Overall this was one of the best eating experiences I've had in Vegas!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing meal!We had our best meal in Vegas at Scarpetta. The white asparagus soup and the short rib pasta were amazing. I love house made pasta. I will definitely return on my next visit.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are a Scott Conant fan...couldn'We are a Scott Conant fan...couldn't have been more pleased starting from the greeting to the final morsel of food!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food was outstandingService and food was outstanding worth the money paid5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday treat foe a friendThis was my second time to Scarpetta, but way better than the first time! I went the first time for a special fund raiser for Super Storm Sandy and it was a tasting menu. The food was excellent but I prefer to pick my food, and I don't like duck. So that visit yet tasty was not all my choice. The choices I made this time were FANTASTIC!!! The San Remo was a great cocktail. The Creamy Polenta is heavenly. I had the Jindori Chicken and thoroughly enjoyed twice (took a doggy bag). FYI the reheated version was just as good and maybe better. My dessert choice was quiet different, the kumquat pudding cake. It was a unique and flavorful masterpiece! I will be back :)5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat finish to eveningAfter a show went to dine around 930. Had window seat watching bellagio fountains. Service was excellent. Had creamy polenta, yum, split spaghetti with my wife. That was ok I was expecting a little better since most reviews made a big deal about it. Then came the pan seared halibut, it was just amazing. I love fish, this was every bit of good as fish i would have in Hawaii. Desert we had the bombolini again amazing. Would go back in a second. Service was perfect.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMReally Good...but not GreatI was very excited to go to a nice romantic dinner with my husband during our last trip to Las Vegas. We ordered the chef's tasting menu at Scarpetta and while we both enjoyed our dinner, it didn't "wow us" for the money we spent. We loved the wine and the staff was super attentive and personable. The views of the Bellagio water show were wonderful. Maybe some other food options would have been better, but don't think we'll return given there are so many great options in Las Vegas.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience here. We were early and instead of waiting for our table we sat at one of the little enclaves along the bar - perfect spot for three girls on a night out. The food was fantastic - from the bread basket to the beet salad to the fish & filet entrees we had. The drinks were also very tasty (we had the berry something or other... excellent!). The service was impeccable and we had a wonderful time. Definitely would return here on our next weekend to Vegas.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPolenta and SpaghettiWhenever we find ourselves in NYC, Miami or Las Vegas, we try to make time to get to Scarpetta. My wife and I always share a Polenta and a Spaghetti as appetizers and then we order an entree that we haven't tried. This was our first chance to eat at Scarpetta Vegas, but our favorites (Polenta and Spaghetti) were identical to what we are used to. Awesome. This restaurant had a few different entrees on the menu than I had seen at the sister restaurants. We had veal and lamb and they were excellent. We celebrated our 25th anniversary here. It was the perfect atmosphere. Quiet, dimly lit and overlooking the Billagio fountains. Perfect.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Dining Experience in VegasIn my 50+ visits to Las Vegas over the years, Scarpetta will always stand out as my best dining experience. I took a client there recently and we enjoyed their signature tasting menu with the wine pairing...a wonderful 3 hour experience. I was especially (and somewhat sceptically) looking forward to the Spaghetti Tomato Basil course, which I had seen panned on a Food Network. "How could a simple spaghetti and tomato sauce be THAT good?" Well, it was THAT good as were the other courses. I consider myself to be an accomplished cook, but I left Scarpetta feeling that I didn't really know much about cooking. Congratulations to the entire Scarpetta team!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything is great.When we visit Vegas, we stay at the Cosmopolitan and always make a point to eat at Scarpetta. The service is fantastic, the ambiance is modern yet elegant, and the view of the Bellagio fountains is spectacular. The food is creatively done and delicious, and they get extra points for catering to vegetarians (like me) with a complete separate menu. I recommend the Creamy Polenta appetizer (still one of the best things I've ever eaten in Vegas, anywhere) and the Rosemary Umbrian Lentils for main course. And don't leave without trying the Nutella & Vanilla Creme Bomboloni. Do it!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMService was impeccable yetService was impeccable yet extremely friendly, food very good and innovative. Decor somewhat stark but beautiful. Great atmosphere until a table was filled with very raucus people next to us so conversation was sometimes difficult--but its Vegas and sometimes to be expected. The strawberry souffle was magnificent!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMScott Conant has a great menuScott Conant has a great menu at Scarpetta!!! 2nd time to this location. Presentation creativity and taste unparalleled. Thank you for a great dining experience!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCulinary Dream!Our time at Scarpetta was a culinary dream! The wait staff were fun yet professional. The food was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. And, the view of the Bellagio fountains was the cherry on top!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommended!This place was absolutely perfect! We got a seat by the window with a gorgeous view of the Bellagio fountains and were able to catch the water show a couple of times. The service was impeccable, and the food excellent. I had the halibut and it was so great, and my husband got the spaghetti, excellent. We were in a rush because we had to catch a plane right after eating and we were able to have an appy, our meals, dessert, coffee/tea all within 1 hour, thanks to the awesome wait staff.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceThe spaghetti dish was absolutely amazing. The service was equally as good and our waiter answered all our questions about dishes on the menu. Would definitely come back!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe finest of diningScarpetta is an oasis from the frenzy of the Las Vegas Strip - a quiet, refined dining experience just steps away from the jangle of slot machines.
The food and the service are both beyond compare. The dishes are fresh, deeply flavored and perfectly balanced. The service was friendly, knowledgeable and spotlessly efficient. The only way to have improved the experience would be to have included a spa massage afterward!
This is one of those meals that you'll look back on a month from now and still savor - both for the cuisine and for the entirety of the experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably the best ItalianProbably the best Italian dinner my wife and I have had in years. Stick with the pasta dishes and you can't go wrong. Desert was fantastic also.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were really blown awayWe were really blown away by Scarpetta. I went for a date night with my husband while in Vegas and it was the perfect spot. The view was awesome! Everything down to the bread basket was superb. My husband had the short rib pasta and I had the halibut - both were excellent. The wine list was huge and quite expensive, but the wine we chose was delicious. We ended the meal with the chocolate lava/molten cake..again, excellent. The only slight issue we had was the oysters, pre-dinner. We both thought there was too much mignonette on them. But, all in all, it was a fantastic dining experience and we would go back for sure.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't Miss It!Outstanding food and service. Our waiter was spot on with wine and food recommendations and was extraordinarily attentive. From beginning to end, it was one of the best restaurant experiences we've had.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe wanted to love Scarpetta but....The decor is beautiful and we had a great table with a front row seat to the Bellagio Fountains! The waiter (Luis) was very attentive, friendly and professional. My wife had the Spaghetti and it was absolutely PERFECT! However, I ordered the Short Rib Agnolotti and couldn't eat it. The horseradish was completely overpowering (and I actually like horseradish). The mushrooms and broccoli rabe were okay. For desert, I had the chef selection of cheeses and it was extremely disappointing. My wife had the Chocoloate Cake with gelato and salted caramel. She said it was the best desert she had EVER had in her life. So, it really just depends on what you order whether you will like Scarpetta.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial place!Love this restaurant! The food is excellent. This is a very great place for a special occasion. This was my second time eating here and I loved it just as much.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCosmopolitan TreasureFantastic food, fantastic service GREAT dining experience.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ordered the Chef's tastingWe ordered the Chef's tasting menu with pairings and rolled out of there very happy. The polenta and pasta were especially awesome.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated a 70th birthdayCelebrated a 70th birthday and was not disappointed. Event was recognized with a special dessert. Food was fantastic as was service. Sat at table for 2 overlooking Bellagio fountains. What more could you ask for?4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMViews, food and service-AMAZING!!!Incredible views were just the beginning! Luis was an amazing waiter who was helpful and honest:). The spaghetti was simple and the best pasta I've ever eaten! Bombelino dessert was awesome! Wine list was extensive and knowledgable. Perfect dining experience:)4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, and nice viewGreat food, and nice view of the Bellagio Fountains.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLike so many restaurants forLike so many restaurants for gourmands and Food TV junkies, Scarpetta didn't disappoint. However, it does fall into the trap of so many classy and great restaurants - they overserve you on the bread to limit the amount of entree served per dish. All in all, the food was outstanding!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Scarpetta. The food and service was great, and the ambiance was a nice change of pace for Las Vegas. We will definitely go back in the future.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was just outstanding---Everything was just outstanding--- food presentation,choices,server. An outstanding experience3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, service, and sceneThe food, service, and scene were all fabulous. The resturant has a fantastic view of the Bellagio Fountains. Reccomendable for anyone with a hunger.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in Vegas Hands DownMy GF and I went on the last night of our Vegas vacation. Having been to Scarpetta in Miami, I already knew what I was in for...GREAT food and GREAT service. We were seated at a booth that looked out of the window over the Bellagio watershow. We started with the foie gras ravioli, which they split beautifully for us. This is by far the BEST pasta dish I've ever had. For our main course we shared the Lamb Loin and the branzino. Both were excellent. Lamb was cooked perfectly (med rare) and the Branzino was nice and flaky. We finished off our meal with the panna cota and the chocolate cake w/ almond gelato. The only thing that rivaled our food was the service. Top notch!! Best restaurant in Vegas!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy girlfriends and I wentMy girlfriends and I went here for a birthday celebration dinner and picked several things to share across the table and we were so delighted with how everything turned out, from the creamy polenta to the super juicy 24oz. ribeye! Service was great and the ambience of the restaurant was outstanding as well, the lighting being extra phenomenal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would definitely come back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was absolutelyEverything was absolutely amazing from the welcoming staff when you walked in, to the wait staff, the menu selection, food, wine, ambiance, and fabulous views. The homemade pasta was out of this world! No doubt my husband and I will be returning during our next trip to Vegas!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server Matthew was awesome!Our server Matthew was awesome! We did the chefs tasting and he asked about dietary restrictions which my wife has. Substitutions were done to the menu and he even made additional substitutions on our behalf which turned our dinner experience that much better! Must try's include the truffle polenta,,so velvety and to die for, swordfish was crispy skinned and moist on the inside, scallops were perfectly seared an fairly large. The famous tomato basil spaghetti was quite good and for such a simple dish was packed with flavor. The true highlight for us was the coconut pana cotta. I'm not a big dessert person and this was such WOW dessert. Great experience. Thanks Matthew!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service is what put itThe service is what put it over the top for us. Will dine again.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEven after having a ratherEven after having a rather large and late lunch, our group was still tempted by the wonderful menu selections and enjoyed everthing we ordered...including dessert! Most notable was the Black Cod, which was excellent! The staff was very attentive and made for a very enjoyable evening.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNot to be missed!visually, the restaurant is as chic, modern and elegant as the Hotel Cosmopolitan. I had read the reviews not only on open table but also yelp. Both gave great reviews so I tried it out and the ratings were spot on. The menu has a nice variety without having too many choices, there were some really outstanding selections from the menu. The oysters were beautifully prepared with a tart lemony sauce that really woke up my taste buds. The duck and fois gras ravioli really melted in my mouth and had a great earthy flavor. The winner is the Branzini, it was beautifully cooked with just the right amount of searing. We finished out meal with a deconstructed custard which was truly outstanding. The service was excellent as well.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came here for dinner asWe came here for dinner as part of my birthday celebration in Vegas. There were six of us, and we got an awesome table next to a window with an incredible view of the Bellagio Fountain and The Strip. The service was excellent, the food was even better. Everyone loved their entree and could not stop raving about it. Drinks were delicious too, and the wine list was extensive.
Thank you for making my birthday that much more special!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMpretty darn delicious! andpretty darn delicious! and great view of the Bellagio fountains - thanks to the hostess for telling us we should wait 5 minutes to snag a great table by the window! Nice staff.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMYou must order a cocktailYou must order a cocktail and the spaghetti with tomato and basil.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the most enjoyable diningI had the most enjoyable dining experience. The food was amazing. i did the tasting menu and would recommend it to everyone, so that you really get a chance to experience many of the dishes. The service was wonderful and not overbearing. I will go back again when I return to Las Vegas.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a wonderful diningWe enjoyed a wonderful dining experience. The food and service were outstanding. We were seated by the window and had views of the Fountains.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOur best meal in 30 yearsOur best meal in 30 years of dining. We will go back next time we are in vegas.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMScarpetta was amazing. TheScarpetta was amazing. The food was as delicious as I've read about. We had the baby squid and octopus special to share for an appetizer, the veal agnotti and duck breasts for mains. The dessert of deep fried dough with nutella and banana ice cream was the icing on the cake. Overall it was a great experience. Would go back again.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM