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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
9:30 PM
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Scarpetta

4.6
3599 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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
After 10 great years in Meatpacking, we have moved Scarpetta Restaurant to the NoMad District. Our new location opened on February 7th. We look forward to serving you at our new location, 88 Madison Avenue (corner of 29th Street at The James New York - NoMad).

Serving Dinner
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Bar opens daily at 5:00pm

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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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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Scarpetta NYC offers a fully private dining room for seating up to 30 guests with A/V capabilities along with full restaurant buyouts of 150 seated/200 standing. Join us as we customize your special event, with culinary and beverage packages available and our seasoned staff to serve you.

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What 3599 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMDante (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

I have been to Scarpetta three times now I believe and they recently moved the restaurant to a seemingly smaller place. Food is still very good and the service is good. I would say the only complaint is the tables (like some restaurants tend to be in NYC) are on top of each other if you are a table of 2. I felt like I was having dinner with the dude and his date next to me.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food was great, atmosphere was great. Portions tiny, 2 appetizers, 1 pasta and 1 fish fish was not enough to be filling for 2 people. Server forgot one of our dishes as well

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vipHeinz57 (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent, food service and wine list. Wine is very expensive is which was the only negative

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful restaurant. Our favorite Italian restaurant in NY. Great food. Plenty of options for meat eaters and vegetarians. Wonderful service too.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, but very limited vegetarian options.

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Shari (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The new location is very nice, the food was good but not great and the portions were much smaller, we asked for more bread and they never brought it, salad 1 side and 2 short rib tortalini dinners 1 dessert, 3 drinks total and with tip over 215 and was still hungry.

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vipnyasp (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This places deserves 1 star but I may round up to 2 stars because my server seemed nice but was definitely overworked as he was the only one in the entire front section, ridiculous imo

The maitre d was not the same but I did see him later, the guy with the glasses was terrible & didn't understand a simple request of giving a table in the main dining room even though I requested one after having been placed in a table with a draft of air coming on to me. Odd music and loud ambience of the front room were a big turn off

No vegetarian focacio? All three breads were equally bad 0/5

The prices are higher and the quality is not as good as it used to be

My creamy polenta was not hot but I was too irritated to send it back, I guy asked me two times if I was done? I guess they don't understand silverware etiquette 1/5

the time between when they cleared my first course and the arrival of the second course was long (20 minutes minimum)

The spagetti tasted great and was the best part of the meal 3/5

20 minutes after waiting for desert the waiter comes with the check? Wfh

I said I'm take a chocolate cake to go and booom the check came without a cake or on an apology, it was a waste of time and the irritation was priceless

People were randomly bring seated, getting up and leaving or moving around and there were too many hotel staff loitering around without paying attention to patrons

New York has plenty of great restaurants so I don't need to visit this hotmess & maybe that's why Scott Conant the founder is no longer affiliated with this place!!!

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vipNYCDINING (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Very underwhelming. I made the reservation at the old location and was never told (even in the two texts and voicemail confirmation that I got) that the location had changed. Fortunately, a friend mentioned an email she got about the move, and I CALLED Scarpetta to confirm the move just a day ahead of my reservation date. Glad I didn’t show up to the wrong location. I used to love Scarpetta for their spaghetti, impeccable service and restaurant week menu and would consider myself a regular. I’ve celebrated birthdays and special occasions there and often recommended the restaurant to others. Not anymore. This time, we had to wait 20 minutes (in an awkward front dining area with no real place to stand without being in someone’s way) more than 20 minutes for a 6:30 reservation. Really? At 6:30? Once finally seated I asked to see the restaurant week menu. Turns out, although Scarpetta WAS on the restaurant week list when I made the reservation, apparently they’d pulled out and weren’t serving restaurant week anymore. The manager offered free dessert as a consolation. It might have worked, except service was awful. At one point our server offered to refill our bread basket and we obliged. 15 minutes and a first course later, still no bread. When he finally came back around, we reminded him - and 15 minutes after that, we got the bread. Also, glad you’re making gluten-free focaccia now, but I want the old bread back. It was much better with gluten. I realize the restaurant is likely going through some moving pains and I sympathize with that. But for now.. I’ll probably choose another restaurant to celebrate, enjoy and recommend. Scarpetta just isn’t it anymore. It’s a bummer, because it was once at the very top of my list.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Waited 25 minutes to be seated for an 8:30pm reservation. There is no real waiting area, so there was a growing crowd at the door. Reception staff not updating us on timing, but selectively chatting and saying hi to friends and ignoring everyone else put a damper on the entire meal for our group. Water glasses remained empty on two occasions for nearly 30 minutes each — absolutely inexcusable. With the exception of the sommelier, the general vibe of the staff, from reception to server to busboy, was that they're doing you a favor. Very annoying, and what a huge shame for a place that I've always loved. When you're charging nearly $30 for basic spaghetti with marinara (which was slightly overcooked), you shouldn't be making such avoidable mistakes.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Spaghetti is as good as it ever was. Budino and octopus is great.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

My date and I where there for opening night at the new location in NoMad. We did get seated about 25 mins past our reservation time (we showed up 10 minutes prior to our reservation time) but I attributed the delay to the new location opening. Even though it wasn't a part of restaurant week, the food and drinks were spectacular. Pretty obvious, but highly recommend the famous spaghetti; a simple yet delicious. Also highly recommend the chocolate dessert cake. Overall, great venue for a date.

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JessicaJ (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been to this location and the Las Vegas Location before and it is always a fabulous experience. We especially love the mushroom polenta appetizer. This time I had the best mezzaluna, which was fantastic- a completed unique dish! We eat at the restaurant whenever we visit New York.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious homemade pasta and relaxing, chic atmosphere.

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vipMuffie (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was very good, but the service was odd. Too attentive at times and forgetful at other times.
The menu was explained in an exhaustive way that felt patronizing. But then, our wine was slow to arrive.
And, were definitely rushed to place our orders and to finish promptly.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Second time in a month. Once before the holidays, once after. Enzo is the best. The three of us shared appetizers and a double pasta second course. Awesome!
Each had a different entree and no complaints. Fish entrees were creative as was a perfectly cooked lamb dish.
Enzo adds a bit of “old school” ( which is great ) to a great vibe!
Only downside ( if you call it one ) is that the music was way loud adding to a noisy room. Turning it dow just a bit won’t hurt the energy of the place!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing food; plates are somewhat small so I recommend an appetizer and or dessert. The chocolate cake is one of the best I’ve ever had. They’re known for their spaghetti (it’s incredible) and we also had the short ribs pasta, which I was very impressed by. Will absolutely go again. Service was attentive and very kind.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was outstanding. Service was impeccable - better than anywhere else since Le Bernardin. One minor objection is the power wine list. Not enough middling priced bottles.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

My nieces were visiting from out of town. Had an incredible meal!

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vipPaulL (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Despite making a reservation weeks ago for the restaurant, we were seated in the bar area. It was extremely noisy and we sat next to the poorly insulted windows on a bitter cold evening. It was not the dining experience I had hoped for

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Love the spaghetti here! It is absolutely worth $26...I eat here every time I’m in NYC. Must try!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

When cousin, service, and ambiance meet you have a dining experience. There is no mystery, fresh ingredients, a professional wait staff team make this one of the Great restaurants in NYC...”

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

The perfect foodie spot. Great food, service, decor, an experience everyone should enjoy...

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

One server was in charge of 8 tables. Not a good service, but the foods were excellent

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vipPaco (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Great place. Superior food and professional wait staff. Not for the budget minded. You get what you pay for, after all.

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vipMichaelJM (London)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Can never go wrong with Scarpetta

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food, very knowledgeable and friendly staff

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Our server was very lovely . He was attentive within it being overbearing.

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diningabout (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Dining at Scarpetta was a disappointment. Made reservations because wanted a good Italian meal and this did not meet the standard. The food was mediocre, the pasta overcooked, the capretto meat was very tough, the Colorado lamb had no taste, and the high price did not justify the quality. Service was attentive and the ambiance nice.
Because the negative experience was not limited to one dish, we would not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

This is an excellent resource. They kept us waiting for our table but were very attentive once we sat down. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We found this on open table and loved the menu. It was delicious!! Hand made pastas. We shared a market salad and two pasta dishes - the squid ink tagliolini and the duck and foie gras ravioli. The ravioli was decadent. We were still a little hungry and dessert sounded amazing to me but we decided to try another spot for variety. Should have stayed for the flourless chocolate cake. I would go back and would definitely recommend.

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