Cool spot!We discovered this neighborhood gem recently. The food was great! The mochaccino was awesome. All the the elements of fine dining were there.
Perhaps the only thing that we didn't like was the plate. It's not practical to eat in this plate! That's why we minus 1 star. Other than that, we're definitely going back and recommending it to others.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLooking forward to going back!As always, a great dining experience, especially the dishes from the sea. We love the fact that one can get smaller plates of most of the entrees. Located less than 1 mile from our house, we think of Scutra as a neighborhood gem.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI had known about this restaurantI had known about this restaurant for years but had never gone. Finally did based on the menu which seemed quite creative and the price which for a high end menu was quite reasonable. Also they offered the option of big or small plates allowing for an opportunity to try several dishes without having either a ton of food or spending a lot of money. The chef came out and asked me how I liked the fried sqush blossoms....something I had always wanted to try and found at this restaurant. Delicious ! The restaurant is somewhat off the beaten path so one needs to look to find it.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAn absolute Gem!Scutra continues to deliver great food, great service and is an absolutely great experience. A constantly innovative menu and truly knowledgeable servers in a suburban setting make Scutra unique!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemScutra is a lovely restaurant in an unassuming location. Good parking available, which is a huge plus.There was some initial confusion about our reservation, but it was sorted out without much fuss. The waiter, Brian, was excellent. He was attentive, had a great sense of humor, and was very accommodating. The menu was full of tempting items, and the food was excellent. There was a good wine list. Everything was prepared and presented beautifully.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently DeliciousQuiet atmosphere with a good variety of options. We especially appreciate the option for smaller portion entrees that allows us to order a couple of appetizers and really sample more of what they have to offer. We always come for the mussels, but also had the calamari with pesto that was prepared unlike any fried calamari I had ever had before, and also the best I ever had. Seared tuna entree and chicken saltombocca were also perfectly prepared.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA little FishyThis was our first time to Scutra. The service was excellent from the minute we walked in. Their homemade bread and pesto dip were extraordinary. Menu had a good range of choices.
We ordered the steamed mussels appetizer to start. Presentation was nice, but It arrived with an over pungent fishy smell. It was so strong as well as having a fishy taste. One of our diners refused to eat more than two after the second one was questionable.
I chose the shrimp over golden beets for my entree. It too arrived with a fishy odor and had a strange water taste to it, but totally eatable. My friend ordered a beef dish which was terrific. All in all, it was a good experience, but they need reevaluate the fish odor, especially with those mussels.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always like Scutra - theWe always like Scutra - the food is creative and exceptional, the service is VERY friendly, and the prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is a little cramped but understandable because of their space. The entree specials are fantastic and we wish we could have tried everything...5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dining!Dined at Scutra for the first time for an anniversary celebration. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. and the service outstanding. The staff was helpful, friendly and obviously loved what they were doing. Definitely will return!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie's delightI have dined at Scutra a few times and each time the food gets better and better. Such different and unique dishes using local supplies. The staff is attentive without being intrusive. Also love the idea that each dish can be ordered as a small or large portion. Will be going back very soon again.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a pleasure to meetalways a pleasure to meet the friendly staff , our family favorite neighborhood gem for several years, we know we will always find something new, creative and delicious5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service and noiseThe only thing I would change was the noise level. Granted there was a large party seated near us and although we ate on the early side (6 pm reserv) and the party broke up before we left, it was sometimes too noisy for us and conversation was shouted instead of using normal voices. The waiter was knowledgeable and funny and the food creative and very tasty. Will definitely go back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was such a busy night andIt was such a busy night and our waitress kind of rushing through. We would appreciate if she was more friendly and attentive.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother amazing meal fromAnother amazing meal from Scutra. This time we took the kids and they did a great job of accommodating their tastes. They are great with their ravioli dishes!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEven on a busy Saturday nightEven on a busy Saturday night with the small space overflowing with Groupon-toting customers, Scutra delivered. We'd been once before and had a memorable experience. The second visit was equally memorable. The flavors were unique and portion sizes substantial. The staff was attentive and pleasant.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to Scutra. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service was excellent. The menu was creative and nicely varied and the food presentation was very well done, particularly the desserts.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Scutra for a nightI love Scutra for a night out in Arlington. The food is great and the staff is exceptional!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and good service,Excellent food and good service, modest prices. We have been there many times, both by ourselves and with friends and enjoyed it.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food in a pleasantAmazing food in a pleasant atmosphere. Everyone at out table raved about their meal. The ravioli with spare ribs was particularly popular. We consistently return and have always had great dining experiences.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been to Scutra a fewWe've been to Scutra a few times and it has never disappointed.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good meal at Scutra.Always a good meal at Scutra. Its a reliable neighborhood place with friendly and helpful staff.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Energetic but delicious venueOur server Diogenes was very attentive and described all the specials with such enthusiasm we had trouble choosing. Our group of 4 enjoyed squash bisque, goat cheese filo dough and a large Cesar salad for starters. House specialty Osso Buco did not disappoint and others loved the swordfish and chicken parm. Restaurant is noisy so we never go with more than 4 people so we can talk and only sit in the front room. The bar dinner seating is extremely energetic.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. WeThe food was very good. We enjoyed trying and splitting several dishes. The only issue we had was with the Open Table reservation. We wanted a 7 PM reservation but the closest available was 7:30 PM, which we booked. When we got to the restaurant, we found they had lots of avsilability and would also have had 7:00 PM had we called them directly.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM