Scarpina Bar & Grill
Scarpina Bar & Grill
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Scarpina Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ninony.com/
  • Phone: 2126454525
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am Sunday BRUNCH - 11am-4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We accommodate up to 120 people, Menu parties $30 and up. Catering Services available off premises.
  • Private Party Contact: Benny Gocaj 2126454525
  • Entertainment: DJ on Thursday - Saturday nights from 12:00 am-3:00 am.
  • Special Events: We will be open Christmas Eve until 10:00pm. Join us for a special New Year's Celebration on Dec 31st Early seating alla carte menu until 8:00pm Second Seating 10:00pm-3:00am $40 Entrance fee. Bar and Bottle Service Only! Live DJ and party favors provided.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 11th and 12th Streets
  • Public Transit: Take 4,5,6,Q,R,S,W trains to 14th Street Union Square.
  • Parking: No
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Scarpina Bar & Grill is located in Union Square. We serve Mediterranean cuisine.
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Scarpina Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Neighborhood Italian, a cut above
    DavidCiocc
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Really nice place in the NYU neighborhood. We arrived a little early, sat at the bar with a drink to wait for guests. Upon their on time arrival, the manager didn't whisk us to our table, but instead let everyone have a drink and then go to our table. So gracious, it set the mood for the meal. The bartender and wait staff are well trained, blending just the right amount of friendliness with professionalism and attention. We all enjoyed our dishes, which included Vitello Sorrentino, a special that night - the veal did not seem to be a thin cutlet but rather a slice from a roast, a salad, various pastas. A very good list of wines by the glass rounded it out. I'll go there again.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Party of 6
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    From the second I walked in the manager was full of welcoming. He seated us at our table it was a nice and cozy place. We had 6 people so we wanted to catch up before eating and the waiter didn't even rush us but when it came time to order he was right there the food was delicious severice was amazing. I will be back
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  • Love Scarpina!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    This was my second visit and it was just as good as the first. The decor is very nice, the food(last night's appetizer special was wonderful)& service was great. Always a warm, heartfelt greeting when you enter. I never feel rushed to eat & leave. This is my favorite spot to go to when I'm in this area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was wonderful good food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    It was wonderful good food, good service and the place itself looks nice so that's a plus. Will be back soon
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a nice b-day dinner w/ my fam
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Overall, very good. I picked Scarpina based on its proximity to Union Square, a menu that had something for everyone in our group, and the reasonable prices for the area. Alejandro was our server, assisted by a team who kept the table clear and waters filled. They were very attentive to our party, even overheard our birthday toast and brought me a tiramisu with candle after dinner. The chianti we had was reasonably priced and a good wine. All our food was excellent, in particular, the lobster ravioli. The only exception I had was the odd choice of music that was playing: a compilation of bad love songs, featuring Celine Dion. It just didn't fit the ambiance of the rest of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    I had a wonderful experience here. The food was tasty the waiter and busboy are nice. We had homemade lasagna it was the special of the day. It was in the top ten best lasagna I ever had (number one Is my moms). We had cheese cake and cremburla and when we saw how tasty those to we're we tried the panna gotta. Everything was delicious no complaints from me I will be back. Benny and staff keep Up the good work.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scarpina Aims to Please
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Scarpina aims to please with both food and service and they accomplish their goal. A friend and I enjoyed a very pleasant lunch on a recent rainy day. Particularly delicious was the soup of the day -- pasta e fagiole, as well as their cappuccino.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    I came here last night and I gotta say it was an amazing experience. The food was delicious the waiter was friendly.he didn't rush us to leave even though we stayed after closing. He just waited patiently for us to eat after we finished eating we finished our wine then he asked if we want desert I got the homemade tiramisu it was delicious. The chocolate cake was also nice (my friend got it and I tasted a liltle piece). All in all it was an a good experience I will be back except I'll go earlier this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I hosted my 30th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    I hosted my 30th birthday here a year ago and this was my first time back since. The food was wonderful, service great... We had a wonderful night out with friends!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place was absolutely gorgeous
    MrWhiteVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    The place was absolutely gorgeous and noble. my family and I enjoyed so much, that we will be back next week to celebrate my wife's birthday, thanks for such beautiful experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I enjoy Scarpina quite often.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    I enjoy Scarpina quite often. Whenever, I have a friend or client in town I go to Scarpina. The service, food, and staff are amazing! Just a nice relaxing place, Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • We chose this place because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    We chose this place because it was near a movie we were seeing afterwards. Had not been there before, but were very pleasantly surprised. the service was polite and excellent. the food was delicious. all around terrific experience. finished in plenty of time for our movie (with a tight schedule). will definitely return and highly recommend to you!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant is a casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    This restaurant is a casual down to earth restaurant with friendly, accomodating service. The food was traditional with delicious specials. I would go back again and recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As expected Scarpina bar &
    MrWhiteVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    As expected Scarpina bar & grill, remains one of my favorite dining, I like the atmosphere and decor but the food is best not to mention the service is always great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delighted with the food in
    MrWhiteVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    Delighted with the food in Scarpina Bar & Grill, very good service and atmosphere, I certainly would give extra star to this place and definitely be back soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE .... I WAS VERY PLESED
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good place for dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Really good place for dinner. Great service, food was not 100 percent as we ordered but overall we will go back again
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  • Your Review: Our reservation
    Pearls
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Your Review: Our reservation was between lunch & dinner @ 3:30, but we were courteously accommodated with a professional attitude and demeanor. The food was outstanding. The staff was observant and consistently polite. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • pleasant evening
    KenwuVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    beside our entire meal were salty, the overall dinning experience was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best pork chops I ever had!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Best pork chops I ever had! Everything else was just good; the service, however, was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Xmas lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    We are visiting from Australia and had our Xmas lunch here. We could not fault Scarpina in any way. The standout was the quality of food service and friendliness of the staff. This was important event so far from home and we were not dissappointed. Thanks to Sam and his Mama's cooking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Great Italian in Union Square!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Despite its Union Square location, Scarpina is a surprising find on opentable, but the reviews did not lie. The food is very good for italian, especially considering the competition that exists in New York City. The wine list is very robust too, and our waiters were courteous and helpful. In one such instance, my friend went out for a cigarette, and my waiter took his coffee back only to bring him a fresh cup once he returned. That is what I call service. Waiters and waitresses please take note. That is how you treat customers. I would absolutely come back here with my friends.
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  • Pre-holiday Lunch at Scarpina
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    A friend and I enjoyed a pre-holiday lunch at Scarpina. We sat in the area towards the front of the restaurant, which is up a few steps and somewhat set off from the rest of the house. It gives it a private feeling even when other diners are nearby. Service was attentive. The menu was largely Italian with additional Spanish and Mediterranean offerings. We had traditional Italian dishes -- chicken marsala and saltimbocca which were served with a small scoop of mashed potatoes and a green vegetable. The marsala had green beans perfectly cooked to maintain firmness. Dessert was well-made cappuccinos and a delicious tiramisu, large enough to be shared. Altogether, an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Where to begin... This is an amazing restaurant in every way! From the moment one walks in the door until they regretfully have to leave.... fully satisfied with every aspect of this phenomenal experience!! I so look forward to my return, which will be sooner rather than later!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    Anonymous
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    It was just fine, not great. Completely empty which is never a good sign. No major complaints but it wasn't super fantastic so no need to return. There were carrots in my mussels...odd
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  • Our dinner at Scarpina Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Our dinner at Scarpina Bar & Grill was wonderful! From the moment we walked in the door we were treated special. The waiter and servers couldn't have been nicer. From the choice of wine to dessert was outstanding. We didn't order appetizers or dessert, but Scarpina's treated each of us with a delicious appetizer and since we were only having coffee or cappuccino to end our delightful meal. Again we were treated to dessert. We were a group of 9 and 4 plates of homemade tiramisu was served. Everyone had a great time after visiting the holiday shops at Bryant Park and Union Square. We all said that we would go back in a heartbeat. "Hats off to Scarpina Bar & Grill!"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Christmas party
    MrWhiteVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    A group of ten friends and I celebrated our Christmas party in Scarpina, the food came out hot and at the same time, excellent service. we all enjoy, thanks for such a beautiful moment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place with a intimate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Great place with a intimate setting. Service was top notch and got a lot of attention. Wine selection was decent. Had the veal medallion - veal was well cooked, sauce was delicious and vegetables were well grilled. I really enjoyed my eating experience. Also got a home made tiramisu can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cornish Game Hen was delicious,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Cornish Game Hen was delicious, but my girlfriend did not care much for the veal dish she ordered. We had the prix fixe menu for $30. Crispy Calamari appetizer was great, and the creme brulee for desert was delicious as well. Candle lit tables. Music was a little clubby for an otherwise intimate classy dinner scene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Many thanks again for a lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Many thanks again for a lovely evening! I have been a patron since first they opened nearly 3 years ago and it has remained consistently excellent in all regards. Well done! Bravo!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth every $$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    One of the absolute best. A true gem of NYC. The OSSO BUCO was amazing served with rissoto Milanese and natural juices of OSSO BUCO
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took my family for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    I took my family for dinner to this dis place , we have such a lovely evening , Fantastic for groups
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very comfortable ambiance,
    LIWriterGuyVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Very comfortable ambiance, and the food was served hot and delicious. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Went for my birthday. The service was in point. The appetizers were amazing! Great place to spend time with family n friends. Definitely going again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad, not a standout.
    TexxtilerVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Cocktails were fantastic. Crispy calamari salad had great flavor and was a good size. Pasta dishes were disappointing. Not bad but not great, especially for the price. Service was outstanding, what one might expect from a much higher end restaurant, and the noise level was superb, our group could converse without having to strain our voices.
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  • Had dinner on a Groupon. Scarpino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    Had dinner on a Groupon. Scarpino had a special menu for the promotion. This can be a problem in that you can feel like a second class citizen In tis case, the menu was large enough with enough choices not to be a stigma. We had a wonderful fried calamari salad that was really inspired. For main courses I had a pan broiled fish that was moist and perfectly cooked. But a restaurant should never put steak on a menu unless it will be tender and flavorful. My husband's steak was cooked as ordered but was very tough. Our mistake.
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  • To tell the truth I never
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    To tell the truth I never expected such a nice experience at this place BUT... I was completely happy from When i walked in till i left. first we had a couple of drinks at the bar and then our waiter came to the bar just to help and guide us to the table! The food was perfectly cooked with a lovely presentation my wife had red snapper special and she loved it!! It is very hard to complain when you have 3 or 4 people serving you at the same time!! What a great night we will be back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food not as appealing as website...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Had a family dinner here for dinner before seeing a show in Union Square. Restaurant was virtually empty when we walked in. Ambiance was o.k., and service was decent enough, but menu seemed confused- restauant seemed to be struggling for an identity. Dishes tasted fair- my wife hardly ate her food, and the kids also both left virtually full plates. Won't be in a hurry to go back...
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  • Food and service was very
    LikesToEastVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Food and service was very good. There were 7 people and everyone enjoyed their meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Thanksgiving.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    I took my family to dinner for Thanksgiving. The food was Great. We were a party of eight, the service was on point and the staff was attended. I was satisfied with everything at Scarpina. i will definitely go back.
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