Scarpetta

4.6
4057 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Join us this season for holiday specials, and seasonal offers. We will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Now accepting reservations for all holidays.

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 its very last taste. Amongst many accolades, Scarpetta NYC received a three-star review from The New York Times and a nomination for Best New Restaurant in the country from the James Beard Foundation in 2009.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Vegetarian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily, 7:00AM - 10:30AM
Brunch
Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 691-0555
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Jorge Espinoza
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Catering
Based on availability, our chef team can create special off-premise catering experiences, inclusive of private chef options in-home and social/office gatherings.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
29th St and Madison at James New York - NoMad
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Public transit
6 Train (33rd & 28th St Station Stops), R W Trains (28th & 23rd St Station Stops)
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Entertainment
Our new location sit atop The Seville, our social cocktail lounge. After dinner, join us downstairs at The Seville to sip cocktails and listen to live music and DJs nightly.
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Special events & promotions
New Private Dining Room that can seat up to 30 guests!
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open on Christmas Eve with our regular menu and holiday specials from the kitchen.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We will be open on Christmas Day with offering our regular menu and other holiday specials from the kitchen. We look forward to serving our guests this holiday.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy 3 seating options | 1st Seating: 5pm - 6:30pm, ltd a la carte menu | 2nd Seating: 7pm – 9:00pm, 4-course pre-fixe menu $125pp | 3rd Seating: 9:30pm and 10pm til late, 5-course pre-fixe menu, live music and a Champagne toast at midnight. Visit www.scarpettarestaurants.com/nyc to reserve.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 4057 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The handmade pasta melts in your mouth. Short rib & bone marrow angolotti was an amazing experience through every bite.
The yellowtail crudo was extremely fresh & really tasty.

I was also excited to see they were still able to keep the famed stromboli in the bread basket.
I was actually excited my dining partner is vegetarian, because I got to eat every piece!

I'm already trying to figure out how quickly I can get back.

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b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Especially enjoyed the short rib appetizer and spaghetti. Servers were always around, but not intrusive. Highly recommend for an evening out in NYC

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BB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brad made our evening 5 stars with his amazing charm and excellent service. I will return based on him and the excellent food.

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OT
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

My wife's fish was severely overcooked. Sent it back but it did not arrive until I had finished my entree. Very disappointing experience. Would not return.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Scarpetta is a wonderful restaurant. The food was outstanding! The sommelier was also very helpful with our wine selection. He took our interests and price range into account. Our server was mediocre. He was not as attentive as we would have liked. Furthermore, it was my birthday, I do have celiac and at the end of the meal he presented 5 biscotti to my husband, which I of course couldn’t have. Very insignificant, but somewhat disappointing, especially for a high end restaurant.

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v
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good wine list. Pleasant service and delicious menu. Spaghetti with tomato basil sauce was beautifully presented and wonderfully prepared! I look forward to another visit soon!

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was outstanding!! You MUST get the ESPRESSO BUDINO dessert. Absolutely delicious.

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GH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our reservation was for 7:00 pm Friday December 7th
We were seated around 7:45-7:50
There was no concern at all by the staff regarding the inconvenience
If we arrived 45 minutes late I’m sure the table would have been gone

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JD
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Spaghetti dish is the best.

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DC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was great. Except for my piece of halibut ... unfortunately it was fishy to me. So that was disappointing. The deserts and apps were really good

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QF
London
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I recommended and selected this restaurant based on reviews and was honestly disappointed and somewhat embarrassed. After making a reservation we still had to wait almost 40 minutes for a table. While we were given ONE complementary advertiser, the food was sadly mediocre.

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JN
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Scarpetta does a great job at capturing the essence of a lively night on the town in Manhattan. The decor is stylish and classy, but not stale. The service is top-level and the food and wine are excellent. However, in keeping with what is certainly a major trend in top-flight restaurants in Manhattan and elsewhere, the dining room is LOUD. That isn't a critique, but rather a reality that means different things for different people. For the group of young folks at the table next to ours enjoying a night out, shouting over the loud music and other voices seemed to enhance their conversation. And I know a lot of people are looking chiefly for that energy or buzz in a restaurant experience - likely the vast majority of people in the dining room that night and most nights. For my party of 4 people looking to have an important conversation over a business dinner, the noise was a constant distraction, and at its peak, an insurmountable impediment to our ability to communicate with each other.

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K
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the music, vibe, and pasta. Would recommend to others.

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was fantastic, but we waited for an hour for our table, even though we had a reservation. The restaurant is beautiful. Great people watching there, as well. The service was absolutely substandard considering the prices on the menu. That was very disappointing, but overall it was a great experience. I would go back again.

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a
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Made a reservation 30 days in advance and had to wait 40 minutes to be seated. Bar was out of control and bar tenders were ignoring everyone. The food was ok once finally seated. Would not come back.

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d
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Way to crowed way to loud I wouldn’t go back Wouldn’t recommend to anyone at least at my age ruined people

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KL
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Super crowded. Not sure I’d go again.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Scarpetta is one of my favorite places to dine in NY. The ambiance is amazing and the food is always wonderful. Tonight my experience was fabulous per usual until we were exiting the restaurant. As we approached the host stand to get my coat (we checked it upon entering) we asked the blonde host for my coat and proceeded to hand her the ticket, with a snide remark she responded that the coat check is here, as she looked over her shoulder in the direction of the coat check. She didn’t offer to take the ticket to hand it to the person working the coat check. No one was able to be seen as there is a black curtain that hangs separating the space, I told her that no one was there. She snapped back and said that she will be back SHORTLY and rolled her eyes at me. It was the most unprofessional and grotesque behavior I have ever witnessed from the “face” of a fine dining restaurant. After such a wonderful dinner experience, it’s such a shame to leave with a bad taste in your mouth because of an unnecessarily rude employee. Experiences like that can make you never want to return.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing, service could have been better. We told our waiter early in that we didnt eat beef or pork.....he went on to make recommendations....almost all of them containing beef or pork (didn’t seem like he was really listening to us) . We asked if we could get a one of the pastas, except without pancetta, he said “sure”. A few minutes later, we get the dish....with pancetta!.

After that, I think we got the message across and everything went well. He comped one of our deserts, which was really nice.

The food was incredible, everything we got was really amazing. The cocktails were incredible as well. Overall a great experience!

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z
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Prepared with perfection. Outstanding friendly service

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M
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food perfect service

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PK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enzo and his team are exceptional!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We dine out often and to be honest the food was very good but the service was subpar. Our server literally was just an order taker. He didn’t acknowledge or engage us at all. For 150 a person I have had much better service. It’s unfortunate because that is the lasting memory of your establishment. With all the other options out there we will not be returning. So much for making a 30th birthday girl feel special.

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ON
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Firstly they state that they did not have our Pen Table reservation on their book. Then they sat us at table 103, where there were other dinners as we went in but they left soon after so that we were on our own in that section of the restaurant. I was looking out on the doorway of the restaurant. So no ambience we might as well have been dining on our own at home. Other section of the restaurant was busy but not full so more ambient.

Asked for Wagyu dry aged steak- it totally lacked flavour and was tough to cut

Will not recommend or go back.

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DK
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Overrated. The food is pretty good, but not better than you can get at many nice restaurants in NYC with a better environment. The setting feels more like Olive Garden than fine dining. Some simple improvements might help, like white table cloths to cover the otherwise basic, fake-wood mass production tables that look far more utilitarian than elegant. It is hard to explain, but there was just very little impressive here. With nothing to make it particularly unique or nice, why go here over somewhere else with more character? We will not return.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wine choices were expensive

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VD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Leo was unfortunate.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Outstanding food and presentation! Definitely high end place!

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TM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was able to get a last minute reservation through open table. We walked in on time and had just a short wait but was promptly served at the bar and seated shortly after that. Leonardo was our waiter for the evening and provided friendly suggestions and everything exceeded our expectations. Would recommend it to everyone.

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R
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant with excellent service and food. Wish the wine was a little more varied (we sometimes like to try different glasses with dinner.)

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Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff that complimented an awesome meal. One of my best dinning experiences in New York.

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scarpetta was perfect prelude to our theatre tickets. Our waiter was superb with his recommendations and attention to detail. We could not have asked for a better experience.

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, our dining experience at Scarpetta was wonderful. We were treated with care and warmth. The food was superb! We will be returning.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute 1st Class experience from the moment you enter. Warm staff, experienced, knowledgeable, personable wait staff. Impeccable service, perhaps the very best that I've experienced. Amazing menu, exquisite presentation, imaginative cocktail menu. Scallop and octopus apps were fantastic. Halibut main course was perfect. My girl ordered the spaghetti, against my advice, which was good but not great. She should have ordered the Brazino. Pretty confident that we'll be back to try it, and the yellowtail app.

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A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I did not have a great experience the last time that I dined here. First, I waited 40 minutes for my table. The other two people in my party were running 40 min late because their cab took them to the wrong address. I told the hostess what happened, and there were 5 free tables so I asked if I could be seated while I waited for them so I could order some food . They told me they would give me a better table if I wait. I said I'd be fine with any table as long as I didn't have to wait. I asked what the less desirable table that was available now would be and the hostess walked away from me.

She went to get another host who told me my table wasn't ready but would be ready in 5-10 minutes. I realize that they have a policy that they won't seat a table until everyone has arrived, but to follow that robotically regardless of the circumstances is incredibly irritating. Over 10 minutes later nothing had happened so at that point I was just staring at the hostess stand. Finally the host ended up seating me in one of the tables that had been available for the entire 30+ minutes that I was standing there. So ridiculous.

The food was good, but the portions seem to be getting smaller each time I go. Plus the service was EXTREMELY slow.

Also, we asked for a second bread basket and the bread our server brought was hard as a rock. If they have a one fresh bread basket per table policy they should have just said that!

I don't think I'll be returning any time soon unfortunately.

It's too bad. I really did used to love this place. But I don't like being treated poorly especially when we're spending lots of money.

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As always Scarpetta never disappoints
Like the nee location much more than the old

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OT
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Obsessed with Scarpetta. Easily the sexiest venue for Italian in the city. Love it here.

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n
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food and ambiance were great, service was so-so. Will return, just had a bad server/busser.

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