Scarpetta

4.5
4104 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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What 4104 People Are Saying
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E
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As someone who dines frequently, Scarpetta is always amazing to me, because it is perfect from start to finish. The octopus, polenta and pasta were a symphony of different and delectable flavors and textures to my palate. I look forward to my next experience.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

Waited for an hour to get seated...

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JS
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as always - attentive team, good wine choice, although probably not enough in the lower range, and excellent food. The polenta, as always was a major highlight.

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C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Good ambiance, but two seafood dishes black cod and halibut not seasoned properly. Halibut very bland. My fault, but I did not notice we were charged $19 for a dish we did not order.

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BJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal at Scarpetta, first visit and would return for certain! Servers were on point and quite knowledgeable. Unique combinations with the freshest of ingredients. My husband had the duck and said it was incredible. The Cauliflower Romanesco was so fresh and delightful with a simple light sauce. We ended with the Valrhona flourless and it was to die for! I would say it’s pricey but in NYC it doesn’t surprise me. Well done Scarpetta!

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TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long deserved date night

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FA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was amazing (bread, pasta, etc). The service was ok. Waiter forgot one of the orders, brought a cocktail ordered in the beginning of the meal at the end of the night and the kitchen added an ingredient that was requested to be removed from the dish.

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R
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Obviously, one of the premier Italian restaurants in Manhattan. Restaurant was very busy but Brad our server, provided us with exemplary service. Food to match. We all eat the black cod. Could not have been better. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great experience.

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Scarpetta makes some of the best pasta I’ve ever had. It’s a pricey place overall, especially the wine list, but you are getting a quality guarantee for that price point. I would go again, for special occasions.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food: just okay
Service: very good
Room: big, a bit noisy, young sharply dressed crowd
$: way high

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Love the ambience, the waiters were charming, and the sommelier was very helpful and knowledgeable. Disappointingly though, food was just ok. The bone marrow and short rib pasta tasted more like potatoe. The black cod was fishy and not that flavorful. I might go back to try other dishes but that would be the last attempt.

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T
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food tastes great just be prepared for small portions when ordering. Not a great value considering what you get. Nice location.

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SC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops were best I’ve had. Lobster pasta was light and delicious.

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d
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This restaurant came highly recommended. I have eaten in many Italian restaurants. My husband ordered the halibut and they brought him a small portion of just the tail. Two pieces of tail I think. We travel a lot and we order halibut when available. Never have I seen such a dish served of the tail - always a plump filet. I got the tagliatelle and mine was good, but skimpy on the shellfish to be included. We do not mind paying for good food, but this was too expensive for what was served. I like Chardonnay, but they only offered one and it was $30/glass. I still had 2 glasses. It was very good, but I see on line, they normally have other options for less money. Maybe just Holiday prices! ;-) Server was distracted most of the time as well. We will probably not go back.

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JF
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice place, buzzy crowd, tasty food, waiter was quite forgetful.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, amazing service

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HD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scarpetta is one of my favorite NYC restaurants for lunch/brunch. The difference between lunch & dinner is monumental......it goes from quiet, relaxed with great service to a madhouse of noise, outrageously loud music & haphazard service. You need to scream across the table to be heard......I just gave up.

I will always return for the best spaghetti this side of Italy, but don't go for dinner if you want to speak to your companion(s) & expect attentive service.

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

This was NYE. An accident happened at the beginning of our meal — causing the waiter to spill 6 glasses of champagne on my friend, who was wearing a silk gown. They apologized and took an extensive amount of time to help her clean up. At one point, she was standing waiting, and several dinner guests commented with empathy. She was uncomfortable and sticky the whole night— not to mention the potential damage to the dress. I inquired about putting her meal on the house, and they said they would “take care of her tonight.” The Service was slow afterwards, and they didn’t take off anything from the pre fix meal ($195 pp, plus drinks). At the end, they gave us a $50 gift card to come back. We just paid and left abruptly. Well actually, the coat check lost track of my coat and her umbrella, so we didn’t leave as soon as we’d like to have. Really appalling.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AmaZing food and amazing service

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve

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E
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true dining experience...

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J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

On,y significant complaint is that the food comes out so quick that a) you feel rushed and b) it couldn’t have been prepared fresh. This seems to be routine now with big restaurants because it maximizes turnover in very expensive space. But if you are out for a leisurely dinner it’s a big turnoff. Otherwise, food, wine, table service, everything was fantastic.

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BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Anniversary

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CS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant and will definitely be back! I knew we were in for a treat when the complimentary bread basket came out- warm & freshly made - always a great start. The creamy polenta appetizer served with truffle mushrooms was heavenly. The homemade pastas and fresh fish were deliciously creative & beautifully plated. I'm not one for dessert but be sure to leave room and order the Espresso Budino!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, everything was delicious.

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LF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and experience!

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AC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was ok. Wagyu was overcooked. Nothing special about the food honestly. Not worth the money. Dessert was better than the meal. Could have easily gone to much cheaper destinations for a better meal.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I was very disappointed in the food and service at Scarpetta. The service was amateurish, reflecting a lack of sufficient training of the staff. Butter plates were set on the table, then removed, then a bread basket was brought and the bread plates brought back. The food was was not adequately prepared, served at insufficient
warmth, and had bland taste. My dining companion’s seafood was
mushy and unappetizing. Even coffee was a challenge as it was served lukewarm. I have eaten at Scarpetta in Miami Beach and had a 4 star dining experience. This was a collapse of dining standards. My experience was not isolated as the next table experienced similar disappointment.

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D
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Always consistent. Never disappoints. Better than ever!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and the food was everything we’d hoped for - definitely a foodie’s dream.

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m
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Salty
Kitchen is heavy on the salt
Tuna sushi was salty and so was the cod entree
Portions for entrees very small
Overpriced for the minuscule sizes
Would not go back

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CL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Everything we tried was tasty. Service was great and friendly as well.

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OT
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and live music was amazing! Can’t wait to come back.

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M
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I hate when people start out talking about price so I won’t! Just accept it.
The spaghetti is phenomenal, crazy good. Get one to table share. Scallops are very good and lobster black tagliatelle too. Yellowtail crudo is beautiful. My chicken was just okay I think they could do this way better. Ps- The spaghetti recipe is on the internet thanks to Scott. A great public service dude!!!!

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M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Clearly overpriced for what we received. Plain pomodoro spaghetti dish was $26 and needed more sauce.
Duck dish was tasty

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JO
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

service was poor
the food was mediocre felt rushed
I wouldn't go back

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JP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliably great! Great pastas and seafood!!!!

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