Scarpetta

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Italian
The philosophy of Scarpetta’s kitchen is to create bold flavors by amplifying the essence of seasonal ingredients. The signature pastas are made in-house daily and are paired with the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients. Scarpetta’s famous Spaghetti Tomato & Basil is nothing short of classic simplicity in both taste and preparation. The understated-yet-elegant approach to design creates an environment that is simultaneously stylish, welcoming, and inspiring, where guests can feel as though they are at a decadent dinner party.
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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff catered to all of our needs. Alex was awesome and the food was spectacular...we will be back!

Also, Dominique was a great bus person, very nice to talk to and he knew the menu.

Thanks for a great time!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, awesome food, stellar service, great ambiance, truly a favorite for us and always a pleasure to dine here. Never been disappointed!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I was really looking forward to trying this place but sadly, it was very disappointing. The food was delicious but service, worst I have had in years. First of all, our waiter had a strange attitude towards us because (in his words) “we didn’t order enough food”.

Not only did our food came before our drinks, the drinks were wrong. Then, on our way out of this overrated place, my friend and I were waiting at the stairs for our cab because it was cold outside. One of the hostesses came up to us and asked us to leave because we were apparently preventing people from going up and down.

Trying a new restaurant is an experience that consists of not only the quality of the food but also service. Sadly, Scarpetta failed on that side of the spectrum.

DM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service couldn't have been better. Everything was just wonderful!! We'll be back!!

o
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

This was my second time returning to the restaurant first time was very fun and the food was tasty this time not so great. The service was incredible the restaurant is cool with great space but the food and the execution of the food unfortunately is not so great for example my husband ordered a bean soup that had pancetta in it the soup had zero flavor no salt no flavor of the pancetta we ordered a garden salad that came out on a small plate in my opinion it’s embarrassing to serve a salad like this it’s something that you get an Olive Garden the fish was tasty but in a strange rue with shrimp nothing was horrible nothing was wow it was just ok and for the prices that are being charged I wouldn’t come back sorry.

OA
Atlantic City
177 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and warm hospitality. The duck was delicious and perfectly cooked as was the black cod. The GM stopped by to ensure everything was going well and could not have been more sincere and warm.

s
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and top notch service. The short rib and bone marrow agnolotti, tagliatelle bolognese, and lamb chops were amazing. Gio is an exceptional host who made our evening even more memorable. We’ll be back to see you soon my friend.

KM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was great as always, however, it became obvious 10 minutes into eating that they were trying to rush us out of there. My friend and I counted and we were asked 7 times throughout our meal if we were done when there was more than half of food still on our plate. Our server was absent throughout the entire meal only to come over halfway through the entree dish to see if we would like another drink. This is disappointing because I am getting married at The Rittenhouse Hotel next year and was considering this spot for my rehearsal dinner. I usually don't complain but it honestly became uncomfortable considering no other table around us was asked repetitively if they were finished. I probably will not go back.

L
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was rather nice however the service was so poor. To the point where most of our drinking glasses were empty for upwards to 30 to 45 minutes only after chasing down later could we get a refill on our wine and or other drinks.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was absolutely gorgeous, our service was amazing. The food was so tasteful and filled with flavor but our portions were so small for what we payed for. I think the service made up for it. A great experience.

TA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was at Scarpetta over the summer with a group of friends and had a fabulous time, everything we had was delicious and the service was top notch. I then took my daughter back in October and was very disappointed. Dirty dishes sat on our table for entirely too long, they sat a party of 5 at a table for 4 which made it impossible for our waiter to get next to our table and we were never offered a refill on our drinks. The waiter had to hand food over my daughters shoulder. The food was fine but not nearly up to par with what we had over the summer. A disappointing evening after talking this place up so much to my daughter. We will be trying some thing new next time we are staying at the Rittenhouse.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Mike is amazing! Every dish that we had was cooked to perfection. The lobster gnudi was my absolute favorite - I have never had anything quite like it. Chef mike even graced us with a dish not on the menu - an ancient Roman pasta recipe. I could not have asked for a better experience. They even brought out a special birthday desert for my partner and sat us at a romantic table by the window. Thanks for such an amazing night, We will definitely be returning !

P
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice venue.
Excellent food, service. Fish and pasta entrees are great!

DF
Philadelphia
215 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Polenta was tasty, my black bass was excellent and my wife enjoyed her agnolotti. Excellent flavor. We shared the espresso bud ink for dessert which made for a great finish.

JW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. The lobster burrata was enjoyed by everyone at the table and the octopus was a delicious appetizer. My lamb chops were incredible. Melted in my mouth. Good wine selection and great suggestion from their sommelier. Veggies that came with my wife’s roasted chicken was meh but only item that disappointed. We will definitely be back soon.

OT
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. The lamb chops were the best I have ever had. We took mother in law their for 86th birthday. They pampered her, made her a special drink, We has pasta and fish also , by far one of the premier restaurants we have ever gone too. View was excellent, service excellent.
We will go again

MB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing! Alex and Drew took great care of my wife and I. Great first impressions! Can’t wait to go again!

RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We ordered our steak medium rare. I was delivered medium well, actually closer to well. It was the days special, porterhouse for two. Didn’t want to send it back as it took so long to come out in the first place.

Deserts were good, except ice ice cream was freezer burned.

I expect better from a place like this.

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were in town for another event and even though it was restaurant week, we were able to get a reservation. We did take advantage of the restaurant week menu and the selections were great. My husband had the raw yellowtail app and I had the roasted beet salad. Both the presentation and flavor of each were excellent. We both had the tagliatelle pasta with meat sauce which was outstanding. Drew, the manager welcomed us and asked about our meal. We were also very impressed with our server as well as those who delivered our meals. I would highly recommend!

B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service great food. Enjoyed ourselves. A happy place a bit noisy

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent and great value, but service was a little messy (too many servers serving one table)

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant week experience. We had 3 courses as part of the featured dishes - polenta, bolognese, and chocolate soufflé for $35. The portions were decent size and the food was delicious. The bread selection for the act of “scarpetta” to clean the plate was definitely a stand out part of the experience.

LL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view from the window seating, great service, great food and a very nice ambiance!

NO
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever visiting Philadelphia, Scarpetta is a must for dinner. To our surprise, it just happened to be Restaurant Week where a 3 course meal was only $35. The food was exceptional, as always. Our server, Alex, was so engaging and made our experience so much more enjoyable. Always and highly recommend!

CF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

NT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We’ll surely go back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and the team surprised us with a champagne and a nice note with the dessert

m
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley the bartender amazing!!

E
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it. Everyone made sure we felt like family. The food was amazing and the setting and view was amazing. I would love to come back

LD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to spend our anniversary! Food and service were top notch!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary here. They had complimentary champagne for us as well. It was wonderful!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is perfect! Every component well thought out and delicious!

L
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

So sad that this restaurant did not meet any of my expectations. Pasta was NOT al dente, my friends filet has to go back 3 times, really nothing to remember. So so dissapontred

c
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views with delicious food. Highly recommend this gem.

D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gluten free date who has extreme food allergies. Very accommodating kitchen.

KT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails. Service first rate

c
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Scarpetta. We were there having a bachelorette dinner and the waiter, Geo, went over and beyond to make our evening special. The food was fantastic.

LB
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful! We received special attention and great service! Love this place even more for our second visit and will be back again and again! Very attentive!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is top notch and the service is excellent.

h
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was yummy!!