Scarpetta

4.6
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174 Reviews
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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. The understated-yet-elegant approach to design creates an environment that is simultaneously stylish, welcoming, and inspiring.
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vipDeborahP
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always like coming to Phillie and dining at Scarpetta. Set and setting, at Rittenhouse Square, is hard to beat! Wait staff and sommelier... very attentive and helpful. My only regret is that they have very few California wines on their list. We shared the octopus starter and Brussels sprouts, yummy, and the Capellini pasta... delish! Guilt makes me not mention the creamy flavorful ice cream. You’ll have to try it out for your selves.

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vipCooker
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointing cuisine, with the exception of the bread basket. Even though the seafood was cooked perfectly, everything else was subpar. I recommend other options in the Rittenhouse area.

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FilippaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

First off, the food was delicious and amazing. No complaints there. However the service was horrendous. Party of four on a Sat night at 7:00. It was busy, but there were empty tables so not insane. We ordered appetizers which came promptly along with a lovely basket of bread. No one came and checked in with us on the appetizers. Eventually a bus boy came along to refill water and we asked for some more bread. No bread ever came. We waited ONE HOUR for our entrees. After we complained about the wait, the entrees miraculously appeared. We asked AGAIN for more bread. Nope. Nothing came. Manager must have gotten wind of our long wait so he came over and asked how everything was and we again told him about the wait and the fact that we never got the extra bread. He apologized but still no bread. When we left, we reiterated our experience with the manager, and he gave us his card and said please come again and we will "readdress" the issue. What he should have done was comped us for dessert or coffee or a drink or SOMETHING. That would have been a nice goodwill gesture and left us feeling like we were heard. Nice place, good food, but service sucked. Also, it's really noisy.

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vipWineLover
London
126 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We eat at Scarpetta every year when we come to a Philadelphia. Unfortunately, the food and wine choices have continued to decline a bit. No need to return next year

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vipZeroDarkThirty
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and excellent service.

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ThomasR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very disappointing. The food was mediocre, with little flavor or distinction.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was Glen and he was absolutely amazing! It was my birthday and on his way out he saw us at the bar and sent me a bday shot. He was spectacular! So sweet and very knowledgeable. I can’t say enough about our experience. Thanks Glen!

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EveG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We love Scarpetta. However, our experience at the Philadelphia location does not compare to the NYC location. The service at the Philly location was sub-par (drinks not re-filled, forgot my husband's cappuccino, etc.). Even the food is better in NYC. The location however, is beautiful and the restaurant itself is attractive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service!! One of my favs

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vipAbby
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Had an amazing birthday.

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RobertC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in the city!! From the food, service, atmosphere and a great view! This is probably the best restuarant in Phildephia!!

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vipWahoomes
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scarpetta was amazing--a fantastic dining experience all around. Service and food was great. We loved the yellow tail crudite and the octopus. The tagliatelle bolognese was out of this world. I had the filet and my husband had a tuna special--both great. Our server was very attentive and very informative. If I had to do it over again, I would I have ordered the budino for dessert but we were very full!

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viphoward
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently good. Staff VERY accommodating. Only minor criticism is a somewhat limited menu, but the tuna special was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

My second time eating here. The menu is good with many options for everyone, but nothing looks “OMG that’s the one.” The wait staff seemed stretched and at times inattentive. The ambiance is lovely and you feel cozy dining. If you factor 2-4 glasses of wine, starter, two entrees, and desserts your check will be $180-200. For that price the service should be white glove.

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davidgonzalez
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck melted in my mouth and whatever my friends had was exceptional... Scarpetta is in my top five places for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary was amazing and the staff was brilliant!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a great experience. All of the food (especially the bread) was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food ranged from good to excellent. Beautiful space and good service. The reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is that the food did not always live up to the menu. That is, it sounded better on paper than the execution. But overall a very good place, just not a 5-star place to us.

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vipJimM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was really bad. Needed to ask for items such as silverware and more water Food just ok.

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ChristyMcClaff
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during restaurant week and it was delicious. You get to pick a first course, second course and dessert. Food was excellent and a great deal for $35. Location was great and close parking it available.
Thr cucumber gimlet is one of their cocktails and so yummy 😋

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Truffle polenta was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the Best in Philadelphia!!!

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Chris
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, from the time we walked in the door everyone working there seemed to be catering specifically to us. The view of Rittenhouse Square had to be one of the best in the city. The bread at the beginning of the meal is amazing. The drinks were fantastic.

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DanielB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the staff. Went with a big family group and were able to accommodate us perfectly. Will definitely go again. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our service was very good and attentive. The food came out quickly and was wonderful. I ordered the short rib risotto, then the branzino, and the chocolate cake for $35 during restaurant week. Well worth it. The only thing was I wish they mentioned the $8 charge for still water but otherwise very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Place is beautiful. Kitchen is not that flexible. Wait staff is professional

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ChristinaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week. Every course was incredible. Cannot wait to go back!

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ThangM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for restaurant week and had a great time. We got sat at a booth but after asking, they kindly let us sit next to the window. Place looked gorgeous and the view was awesome. Sommelier came over and was really knowledgeable and helped us choose a good wine. Food was tremendous, had the spaghetti for my main course and it was one of the best spaghetti I've ever had. Everything else was really good too, but the spaghetti blew me away. Service was also great, a lot of staff was there so we were always able to get everything we needed. Overall, it was a wonderful experience!

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ALS986
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sometimes you don't get to see how great a restaurant is during restaurant week when they're churning out lots of orders, but Scarpetta did not disappoint. The staff were all outstanding from the hostess, to the waiter, to the staff that re-folded your napkin when you got up to use the restroom. We had the spaghetti and chicken for entrees. The spaghetti was awesome and we couldn't stop talking about it. I would 100% recommend this restaurant and will be coming back again soon.

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LynnD
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. The atmosphere and staff, from the GM- Drew, to the chef, hostesses...the experience was exquisite! Too notch. It’s one of our favorite restaurants!!!

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Prince
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, and the staff goes above and beyond for the guests. They are extremely accommodating and the environment has a warm and welcoming feel.

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vipMariaA
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! We loved it! The food was delicious!

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JohnF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of the dining experience was excellent, the staff was great. The food was exceptional and the service was even better. All of the staff were pleasant and helpful. I was waiting for my partner to finish in the ladies room and each member of the staff greeted me with a pleasant comment, including those who weren't involved with our meal. We use restaurant week to try new restaurants and Scarpetta will definitely be on the top our list as a place to dine.

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vipGeorgeM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I already sent a review, so why did you send this again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for restaurant week. Had the arugula salad, spaghetti, and panna cotta.

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NicoleG
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Amazing views of the park.

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vipDoreenM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful meal and the service is great. Couldn't have a better view of the park

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was phenomenal! Food was delicious and our waiter was very friendly. We were celebrating a birthday and it was the perfect place for a romantic dinner.

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