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Scarpetta, Philadelphia, PA

Scarpetta

4.5
4.5
238 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. The understated-yet-elegant approach to design creates an environment that is simultaneously stylish, welcoming, and inspiring.

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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 558-4199

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Loughlin

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Cross street

    19th and Walnut

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Primi Piatti

  • Short Rib Risotto$19.00

    farro, seasonal vegetables, grana padano

    • Braised Octopus$21.00

      artichoke, marble potato, guazzetto, charred scallion vinaigrette

      • Hamachi$19.00

        olio di zenzero & pickled red onion

        • Creamy Polenta$16.00

          fricassée of truffled mushrooms

          • Arugula Salad$15.00

            black mission fig, bosc pear, candied walnut, goat cheese, cider vinaigrette

            • Roasted Baby Beets$18.00

              delicata squash, puffed wild rice, pecorino fossa

              • Lobster & Burrata$28.00

                lentil puree, paddlefish caviar, pickled tomato and basil oil

                Pesce

                • Wild Black Bass$36.00

                  tiger shrimp, leeks, fennel, porcini brodetto

                  • Branzino$34.00

                    rosemary lentils, endive, broccoli rabe

                    Carne

                    • Market Steak

                      asparagus, fingerling potatoes, king trumpet mushrooms, beef jus

                      • MP
                    • Half Roasted Amish Chicken$29.00

                      pancetta braised brussels sprouts, oven dried tomatoes, chicken jus, butternut squash puree

                      • Dry Aged Duck Breast$38.00

                        ragout of beans, baby vegetables, duck jus

                        Paste

                        all pastas are handmade in house

                        • Basil Gnocchi$36.00

                          jumbo lump crab, preserved lemon, tarragon

                          • Tagliatelle Bolognese$26.00

                            veal, beef, pork

                            • Spaghetti$23.00

                              tomato and basil

                              • Short Rib and Bone Marrow Agnolotti$29.00

                                horseradish, garlic chips, grana padano

                                • Duck and Foie Gras Ravioli$28.00

                                  marsala reduction

                                  • Lobster Tagliolini Nero$36.00

                                    lobster, tomatoes, spicy basil breadcrumbs

                                    • Rabbit Pappardelle$32.00

                                      arugula, guanciale, porcini, pecorino romano

                                      • Pasta Tasting for Two$55.00

                                        agnolotti, basil gnocchi, cacio e pepe, spaghetti

                                        Sides

                                        • Brussel Sprouts$12.00

                                          salmoriglio, grana padano

                                          • Roasted Baby Carrots$12.00

                                            preserved truffle, fontina fonduta

                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                            What 238 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                            4.5
                                            4.5 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.5Food
                                            • 4.5Service
                                            • 4.4Ambience
                                            • 3.8Value

                                            NoiseModerate

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                                            • Philadelphia

                                              Fit for Foodies

                                            • Philadelphia

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                                            1. DF

                                              DessertFirst

                                              Philadelphia

                                              253 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              253 reviews

                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                              Short ribs were excellent, basil gnocchi with crab was a special treat as was the agnolotti. Wonderful service and great view looking out over Rittenhouse Square.

                                            2. DP

                                              DeborahP

                                              San Francisco

                                              34 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              34 reviews

                                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Love Scarpetta. Come every time we’re in town. Started with the roasted octopus and followed with the risotto starter as my main. Delish as always. My husband started also with the octopus and followed with the simple tomato/basil pasta. Yummy!! 😋

                                            3. VL

                                              VLuvsfood

                                              Philadelphia

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on March 10, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great service, tasty food. Enjoyed the experience!

                                            4. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Philadelphia

                                              2 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on March 8, 2022

                                              overall3food2service4ambience5

                                              One of the best views in the city for dining but the food was just not that good. Maybe it was an off night for the chef

                                            5. WJ

                                              WeezeeJonz

                                              Washington DC

                                              4 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on January 29, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              My experiences are always consistent: warm and friendly service, delicious food, spectacular views. Wonderful, as always!

                                            6. LN

                                              LanaN

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 22, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We went for restaurant week and it was absolutely amazing. Our server, Jay- was knowledgable and kind. We went through some pairings and he gave insightful feedback with regards to our dish selection and palettes. Great atmosphere and very cool vibes. Absolutely recommend. Had the beet salad + chicken breast + raspberry cheesecake, and my roommate had risotto + the Bronzino + the chocolate cake - we paired it with their Riesling. All in all, the dishes were robust and flavorful. the wine was chilled and Jay never let our glasses past a quarter empty. Great service and a great time.

                                            7. MF

                                              MichaelF

                                              Philadelphia

                                              10 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on January 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great service. Great food. Will definitely return!

                                            8. GO

                                              GraceO

                                              Philadelphia

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on January 11, 2022

                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                              My waiter, Sal, spoke to me about preferred dishes and preferred wines. He convinced me to try the Kampachi, and his wine recommendation was great. (I should have listed to him the first time). I had a view of the Christmas lights in Rittenhouse square, and I was at a window seat. I plan to return to visit the bar for a happy hour soon. Great if you have a relative with walking difficulties, ramp and elevator access. Close to: all Rittenhouse Square attractions, churches, shopping, The Curtis Center for Music, Sansom Street theaters and comedy shows, 1812 Productions, The Mutter Museum, 1st City troop (Armory), Day spas and the Park itself.

                                            9. R

                                              Renee2184

                                              Hawaii

                                              13 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              13 reviews

                                              Dined on December 23, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Love this place! Get the bone marrow pasta—you won’t regret it :-)

                                            10. AN

                                              ANNES

                                              Philadelphia

                                              14 reviews

                                              vip
                                              2.0

                                              14 reviews

                                              Dined on December 19, 2021

                                              overall2food3service3ambience3

                                              The food was good. Very small portions. We ordered the “tasting for two” priced at $55.00. This “tasting” as it was called would only feed one person. Very overpriced for the amount of food. Tasting plate for 2 is pictured below. Will not be back.

                                            11. GK

                                              GeorgeK

                                              Philadelphia

                                              52 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              52 reviews

                                              Dined on December 11, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Was fabulous. As with every other restaurant prices are high. I love this place and will continue to go

                                            12. e

                                              epc1

                                              Pittsburgh

                                              74 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              74 reviews

                                              Dined on December 7, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was fantastic… service was excellent… will be back

                                            13. JH

                                              JeanH

                                              Philadelphia

                                              6 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on December 4, 2021

                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                              There was a lack of vegetarian options across the board. The menu seemed a bit fussy and overly complicated. So the food seemed overwhelmed by the variety, seasonings. The booth was super fun and cozy and elegant. Our server was attentive and friendly to the perfect degree.

                                            14. WM

                                              WillardM

                                              Birmingham

                                              28 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              28 reviews

                                              Dined on November 27, 2021

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              We had a very enjoyable evening. Great service was the highlight followed by food and then ambiance. Expected something a bit more elegant.

                                            15. DL

                                              DavidL

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 23, 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Birthday celebration was very enjoyable. The Food quality and service was excellent

                                            16. E

                                              Ettorestyle

                                              Philadelphia

                                              157 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              157 reviews

                                              Dined on November 20, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food was absolutely delicious homemade pasta is to die for prices are really reasonable the service is impeccable I will definitely be back for that

                                            17. l

                                              lionshead

                                              Washington DC

                                              49 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              49 reviews

                                              Dined on November 11, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              A really extraordinary meal. An excellent Old Fashioned. Polenta with mushrooms that was so very good. Duck and foie gras ravioli I couldn’t stop eating. Only the gelato was merely very good. What a find!

                                            18. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Philadelphia

                                              3 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on October 16, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent meal, fabulous service wonderful experience

                                            19. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              3 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on October 9, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing! Highly recommend :)

                                            20. a

                                              anthony

                                              Philadelphia

                                              250 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              250 reviews

                                              Dined on October 2, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              One word. Fantastic. This a great high - end restaurant across from Rittenhouse Square. We had a table near the window so looked out on a beautiful Saturday night. The service was great. The food was out of this world. We have three different pasta dishes - each extremely unique with homemade pasta. Certainly a special occasion kind of place.

                                            21. JF

                                              JayFC

                                              Philadelphia

                                              3 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on October 1, 2021

                                              overall3food5service1ambience3

                                              The food was incredible but the service was disappointing. We showed up and was told they didn’t have a reservation for us. We spelled the name and they were adamant we had no reservations until I pointed at my name on the list. We didn’t get drinks until well over 30 minutes of sitting. Our drinks were incorrect. We asked for more bread to hold us over until the food came, bread never came. It was disappointing trying to show our friend the Philly restaurant scene and we have to explain that this isn’t normal. I hope things turn around, but we will not be returning.

                                            22. F

                                              4Family

                                              Atlanta

                                              21 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              21 reviews

                                              Dined on October 1, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had a great time at Scarpetta Phili location. Food was very good, but the service and attention from the Manager & staff was memorable.

                                            23. P

                                              Pete

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 1, 2021

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              The view is spectacular. Polenta, risotto, carrots and pocket ravioli were outstanding. Deserts were wonderful.

                                            24. JB

                                              JB22

                                              Philadelphia

                                              595 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              595 reviews

                                              Dined on September 25, 2021

                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                              Class defined. Old world hand crafted cocktails and good bartenders to make them, wine list is a bit shorter than you’d think it would be … House made / homemade pasta dishes should not be missed, even if you order as a side or an appetizer. Too good not to sample. Window tables for two are romantic …

                                            25. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on September 18, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Simply magnifique.

                                            26. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 15, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great spot for a date night. Great atmosphere and amazing pasta!

                                            27. KB

                                              KimB

                                              Philadelphia

                                              17 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              17 reviews

                                              Dined on September 14, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              I was there. They just got name wrong. It was amazing

                                            28. LN

                                              LindsayN

                                              Atlantic City

                                              2 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on September 10, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Grabbed a reservation last minute without any expectations. Cocktails were excellent, finished our entire entrees, and were graced with the most delicious dessert! Will be back. 10/10. Restaurant itself was super cool too.

                                            29. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              2 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on September 10, 2021

                                              overall3food4service2ambience3

                                              Food was decent but the service was really not good, and I don’t think it was worth the price.

                                            30. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Dallas

                                              5 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on August 1, 2021

                                              overall5food4service4ambience4

                                              Birthday for my daughter.

                                            31. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Philadelphia

                                              4 reviews

                                              vip
                                              2.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on July 18, 2021

                                              overall2food3service2ambience3

                                              Food came out at a normal pace. Had to wait about 20-30 min after ordering drinks. Whole experience was average.

                                            32. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on July 17, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Phenomenal service and food! Everything was excellent will be returning soon .

                                            33. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Francisco

                                              15 reviews

                                              vip
                                              2.0

                                              15 reviews

                                              Dined on July 15, 2021

                                              overall2food2service1ambience5

                                              Disappointed in unusually poor service. Poor timing, "lost wine", inattentive service. I have had many wonderful meals at Scarpetta- this time I was embarrassed to bring guests there.

                                            34. JS

                                              JS97

                                              New England

                                              37 reviews

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              37 reviews

                                              Dined on June 16, 2021

                                              overall1food2service1ambience1

                                              Terrible service and food was not of equivalent standards of other locations. Do not recommend. We waited 30-minutes to be served, there was no communication amongst the staff. Not once were we checked on throughout the meal. Food was over dressed and under seasoned.

                                            35. TF

                                              ToniF

                                              Philadelphia

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on May 20, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Restaurant week date night

                                            36. CG

                                              CourtneyG

                                              Philadelphia

                                              2 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on May 18, 2021

                                              overall3food5service1ambience3

                                              Food was fantastic but the service was horrible. Our waiter only came to our table twice- to get our order and to give us the bill. It was crowded but there was ample staff

                                            37. SM

                                              SunnyM

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 1, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Server, additional staff, and food was great! Loved the ambiance!

                                            38. BS

                                              BarbaraS

                                              New York Area

                                              7 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on April 30, 2021

                                              overall3food5service1ambience5

                                              Food was amazing!!! Waiter was awful. Spoke to Manager about it. Never came to table after order was placed. Took 20 minutes after we were done for him to come back to table. Never ordered dessert since it took so long which we were looking forward to. Do not not how they are though.

                                            39. MJ

                                              MsJackson

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 29, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Our waitress was knowledgeable of the entrees and specials. She was professional. The food was seasoned to perfection and it was very good. The cocktails were also very good. Don’t mind paying a little extra for great food and drinks.

                                            40. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 24, 2021

                                              overall1food2service1ambience2

                                              Service was awful. It took 40 minutes after sitting down for someone to even take our drink order.

                                            Safety precautions

                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                            • Physical distancing

                                              • Limited number of seated diners
                                              • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                              • Extra space between tables
                                            • Protective equipment

                                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                            • Screening

                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                              • Staff is vaccinated
                                              • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

                                            FAQs

                                            Scarpetta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-4199.

                                            Scarpetta is rated 4.5 stars by 238 OpenTable diners.

                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                            Booked 1 time today
                                            Google Map for Scarpetta

                                            210 W Rittenhouse Sq Philadelphia, PA 19103

                                            Additional information

                                            • Cross street

                                              19th and Walnut

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Rittenhouse Square

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Italian

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Smart Casual

                                            • Parking details

                                              Valet

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Executive chef

                                              Michael Loughlin

                                            • Additional

                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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