Scarpetta

4.3
203 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 203 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.1
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4.4
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CourtneyG
Philadelphia
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

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SunnyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBarbaraS
New York Area
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.

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MsJackson
Philadelphia
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
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.

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vipReMac
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening with friends for my husbands birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time and a great experience. I would go back for just the carrots and my server tbh 🥕

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The quality of food was definitely not what it used to be. The bread served was cold in the middle like it had been frozen and the rest of the food didn’t seem very fresh or of good quality. The cocktails were very good though. Maybe just enjoy a drink at the bar and skip the food.

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vipsilverphl
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious.

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vipKblovesfood
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Expensive but delicious
We had a great table on the window.
Service adjusting to new increases in volume.
Good was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner with friends

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was very laid back, also very poor communication from server . Blinking lights in the dining room food was ok . Def not coming back . The food used to b outstanding!!!

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vipJessicaH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I LOVE Scarpetta! We go here for a lot of our date nights and special occasions and every time it's wonderful all around. Our server Michael this time was spectacular! Super funny and attentive and helpful, can't wait to see him again haha. Highly recommend Scarpetta!

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vipSusan
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot to show my 50.00 open table discount because I went to the bathroom and my husband paid

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Colin
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Terrible service. Shocking that i had such an experience and it was at such a nice place

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Dmytro
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and quite place on the second floor with a good view on Rittenhouse Square park. The food was delicious and the personnel was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 good, lil slow but good

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vipKevinR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They allowed me schedule a dinner when they were not open.... i lost an entire night because of this

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vipRenataB
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Scarpetta in Philly cannot be compared to the one in NY. Actually, they should not even have the same name, because it’s not fair with the one in NY. We just had dinner at the Philly location and the experience was really disappointing! To start, the service, OMG, it felt like all the staff was in training, little mistakes here and there. We asked for table at the window to view Rittenhouse Square and they set up the plates backwards to the windown! We moved the plates ourselfs. Then we ordered a bottle of Franciacorta and they kept it in a bucket with no ice, which they realized too late! The lady bringing the food to our table put the bread basket, the aptizer and the desert in the corner of our table instead of in the midle of the table, which is something obvious. As for the food, average, nothing special. Don’t know if this is due to covid, but I’ve been to Scarpetta in NY in the middle of the pandemic and it was amazing. So again, too different restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best!!!! Drinks, pasta, everything! Our go to!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic dining experience. The chef came out and made sure that my dining companion felt assured that her food allergies were respected. The ambiance was lovely and COVID restrictions were respected. As always, the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Although the server said they were honoring the 50% capacity among COVID, I felt very uncomfortable. There was a birthday party taking place on one side of us and the main dining room where we were located appeared to be at almost capacity. The food was good and the service was okay but the party added to the noise level. It made me appreciate the restaurants that take your temperature, spread out the tables and even have their servers wear extra covering (even if it is for their own protection).

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viptrpm
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food, always a great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night! and the staff was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every member of the waitstaff that we came in contact with were amazing, the hostess as well. As far as the food, I'm a stickler for Italian and I was not let down. Gnocchi was pillowy soft, which is my favorite. Went for restaurant week, but we did not end up participating in it.

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vipAbbeyI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!! Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Definitely recommend and will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and delicious food with a great view of Rittenhouse Square!

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vipDeborahP
San Francisco
25 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
18 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
2 reviews
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
7 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
14 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!

FAQs

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

Scarpetta is rated 4.3 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.