Scarpetta

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love this place. We had to wait for our reservation as they were overbooked but the manager made sure to send us plenty of appetizers gratis which was very generous. It was a friends birthday so they were very accommodating!

JH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice new space! We were delayed for our reservation due to traffic, but they accommodated us anyway. We had one hour to eat and run, and they were able to get us in and out on time. The food was delicious and pleasing to the eye!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All around great dinner - food, service and cocktails! The agnolotti and black cod were standout. We also shared the lemon cake and chocolate cake - both were amazing. Thanks for a wonderful dinner Scarpetta.

EK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end dining worth the price is hard to find. This restaurant, however, covers all the bases with elegant ambiance, friendly service and delicious food. Great for any kind of night or occasion.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

60th Birthday the food and ambiance were outstanding
The service wasn’t amazing and it was slightly noisy

EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

They seated us in a spot where the waiters were constantly trying to squeeze by and kept knocking my boyfriend’s head. This is while there were other open tables. It was so rude and clear that they were trying to get someone... anyone... to take the table.

QC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite spot in NYC! Went for brunch and almost went back for dinner on the same day. The food was absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced. Can’t wait to go back!

LA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were great but the table was too small for 3 people. It was a bit uncomfortable and hot so we could not enjoy our dinner and bottle of wine as much as we would have liked too

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful experience. Only complaint is that they sandwiches us right next to another table. For the price and quality, you’d expect to be spread out a bit more. But everything else was great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Just love that place!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quiet place to have a good conversation

RG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful time. I love it here so much. Everything is always amazing. My one friend hesitated to spend $ on food and he was totally in love w the meal. The bread is also always my favorite. Staff was superb. It was New Years Day and they did a fabulous job. Can’t wait to come back.

NB
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I’ve eaten at Scarpetta in several different cities and I’ve never been disappointed. Would highly recommend.

D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We were greeted and seated quickly but felt very rushed. We were meeting friends who we hadn’t seen in a while and couldn’t even get comfortable before waiters were interrupting us. Food was served very quickly and we felt like they were more interested in turning over the table then allowing us to have a relaxed fun dinner.

LR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Love this restaurant.

RW
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from drinks, dinner, service, everything was outstanding. This was my 3rd time to eat at the NY location. Awesome service!!!

DM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food at Scarpetta was excellent as was the service at the table. The only reason for the lower ratings is because even with reservations they were 45 minutes late seating our party. While in the bar area waiting for our table, we found out we were not the only people experiencing very late seating with reservations. When in NYC again, I will give them another try in the hope they do a better job honoring the reservation time.

S
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was very good. Highly recommwnd

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family get together

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays. Waiters were attentive. Food was amazing.

A
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gorgeous meal, and not just the famous spaghetti. The chef gladly accommodates special dietary requirements. Service-wise, Alex the manager and Lily the server are phenomenal! Their attention is authentic and compassionate. The room runs beautifully, as does the bar. We are eager to return.

TK
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had a truly outstanding meal at Scarpetta. The roasted cauliflower, the halibut and the pear tart were all amazing. The dining room is beautiful and the service was very good. Just one minor thing - my entree came out while I was still working on my appetizer. It wasn't a huge deal - but it's always nice to have a quick break between courses to have silverware replaced and the next dish placed right in front of you. But I still had a very good experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a phenomenal experience from start to finish. Impeccable service impeccable food- highly recommend and will be returning as soon as possible!

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did an early reservation with our 3 kids (ages 11-7) on a Thurs evening and while we were seated in the bar area, it felt chic and relaxing. Our lead server Dino was very helpful and the team was super attentive! The spaghetti w tomato and basil was delicious!!! I had one made gluten-free which did NOT disappoint. Also the GF bred they offered at the start was the best that Ive ever had! We loved the steak and the lobster ravioli. Would love to try it one night w friends and see how an evening unwinds there. The bar seemed very cool as well.

C
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had in NYC! Great food great atmosphere great service ! Thank you

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Cucina non italiana ma Italo-Americana , pasta non al dente e purtroppo , anche se può capitare , non mi ha fatto buona impressione il pelo trovato sul mio piatto di tagliolini con aragosta. Prezzi alti ma in linea con quelli dei ristoranti italiani negli USA. Mi spiace ma pur essendo un locale molto bello non ci tornerei.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Very disappointing, booked weeks in advance, restaurant even called and texted to confirm that we would be keeping our reservation. Open Table indicated that there was a special Christmas 5 course meal. Arrived to a noisy and crowded entrance, was seated after about 5 minutes in what appeared to be the bar area. Music was loud and obnoxious, asked waitress if this was the dining area, said yes, though they had other areas too. Tables were cramped as expected in NYC, though when you are mere feet from the Hostess area, felt like we were in the middle of the entrance. We couldn’t get reseated and food delivery was slow, food was fine, though didn’t match the price. We dine all across the country and rely on Open tables ratings to help. This restaurant was definitely a miss and wouldn’t recommend. As a note this was December 25th, so was surprised at the lack of care we received

JB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an amazing Christmas dinner experience for our family. Table was waiting for us; staff was friendly and warm and the food was exactly as expected. So glad they had the full menu available instead of just a chef-selected prix fixe menu -- we had so many choices and weren't forced into a minimum-priced meal where we maybe wouldn't have had so many choices. Great, great restaurant!!

OT
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful cuisine, little pricy, but for NY circumstances even good pricing. Really enjoyed it!

MV
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything amazing in general , I Had dîner another time before and it was faboulus but This Time, ir was Christmas eve and everyone had à small present when leaving thé restaurant, but they told me that they Didn’ t have more. ir’ s a Shame because they must have prepared better this night ! It’ s such a nice place and so good to eat that it’ s disapointing...

C
London
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were in the bar area or I might have given a better score but they accommodated us arriving early. The sommelier was really good suggesting a great wine. Food was very good and service was ok.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very small portions, although the food was delicious.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, Scarpetta did not disappoint on food. The spaghetti is a classic favorite. They are pretty accommodating for kids but it’s not someplace that kids can run around. Drinks were good but super expensive about $20 per cocktail. We’ve been back many times.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Best spaghetti I've ever had!

OB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Server was not engaging at all. My friend and I work in the industry and were disappointed in the lack of hospitality at that price point. Pastas were cold, server had no personality and did not enhance the experience at all. Couldn’t stay for dessert, had to leave. Left disappointed

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Food was out of this world!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service are great!. Also beautiful foods on the table. Elegant restaurant! AAAAA++++++

AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

For an “upscale” restaurant, my experience didn’t reflect that. They crammed 3 people into a table for 2, we couldn’t even open the menus at the same time. The plates and cups were constantly touching each other. This felt like just a way to fit more people and make more money because the restaurant wasn’t full. Also they didn’t even change silverware between bread and first course. Food was decent, but very overpriced for the poor experience you get.

c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding, had the duck ravioli, beet salad, steak, and lobster pasta dish. All were amazing and the bread service was over the top!!