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Scarpetta Restaurant

4.4
4.4
534 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Downtown Manhattan meets Newport at Scarpetta, a waterfront outpost of the iconic Italian restaurant by LDV Hospitality. Open nightly year-round, the restaurant delivers Scarpetta's signature classics as well as seasonal dishes, fresh seafood selections sourced locally, and a world-class wine list. Whether inside or seaside next to Gurney's private marina, your experience is sure to be a memorable one.

Serving signature pastas made in-house daily, paired with the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients along with fresh local seafood. Scarpetta’s famous Spaghetti Tomato & Basil is nothing short of classic simplicity in both taste and preparation.

Due to strict dining capacity guidelines in compliance with social distancing surrounding the reopening of Rhode Island state, table timing restrictions are in effect. We have indoor and outdoor dining with socially distanced tables. Outdoor dining is first come, first served. Please call for more information.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 851-3325

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Espinoza

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet with Validation. Please note due to COVID-19, self parking only is currently available until further notice.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 534 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience2

    Wayyyy to loud - also wasn’t told Scarpetta wasn’t opening post Covid so we were at Showfish (which might be what Scarpetta is now? It was very unclear.)

  2. O

    Opentablevip

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience1

    Concept changed to Showfish days before our visit. Was told it would still be good for an anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely awful, we were basically seated in the lobby coffee bar. No ambiance at all. Beyond disappointed.

  3. KW

    KarenW

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2020

    overall1food4service1ambience1

    We were called about a week prior to our arrival letting us know that Scarpetta had changed to Showfish. We opted to keep our reservation which turned out to be a mistake. Perhaps the wait staff at a supposedly fancy restaurant being dressed in jeans and sweatshirts should have been our first clue. Our meal was served in the more casual bar, presumably due to COVID guidelines, so Monday night football was on. Again, not my ideal for a fancy restaurant and also not for our anniversary dinner. Our waitress was horrible. She got several orders wrong, including ours. My husband ended up getting his meal first and finished it before my even arrived. The manager came by to check why I had sent my meal back, obviously not getting the message that it was not what I ordered. Even with his help the meal couldn't be expedited. In the midst of all this our waitress supposedly had an emergency and had to leave. None of the other staff could sort out what was going on. The table next to us also got the wrong order while I was still waiting for my meal. We think the tickets got switched but no one was able to figure that out. The other couple didn't get their meal until we were leaving. I normally give a good tip regardless, but I was so disappointed with this place that I couldn't justify it. We didn't stick around to see how they would mess up dessert. The food ended up being good but the service completely ruined the experience. We picked another night at a different restaurant and decided to call that our anniversary dinner.

  4. CS

    City2Sand

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great drinks, great service, great ambiance! Will definitely be returning in the future.

  5. J

    James

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were very good. Nice outdoor setting.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Overrated, best part was the sourdough in the bread basket.

  7. KM

    KristenMenniti

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved having dinner here - the service was A + and from the wine to the fresh yellowtail appetizer, to our steak and duck with the famous Scarpetta spaghetti for dinner .. Our plates were licked clean ! Highly recommend Gurney's for a classy night out.

  8. MT

    MimiT

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurants I have been to!!! The food was amazing!!!

  9. EO

    ElizabethO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    My husband and I were there to celebrate our wedding. As soon as we were seated, our waitress came over with a complimentary glass of champagne for each of us and immediately asked if we wanted a nice picture in front of the sunset. Our waitress was amazingly attentive. Our food was delicious too, although some of our items were a bit salty (and that is coming from a lover of salt). Overall, it was a very nice celebratory dinner and experience. Beautiful atmosphere!

  10. SB

    SteveB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious setting and food. Always best outdoor seating in Newport on a low wind evening

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and ambiance. We got the agnolotti and steak and both were outstanding.

  12. CM

    ChrisM

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Scarpetta's website portrayed it as a glamorous, upscale waterfront Italian restaurant. While the view out over the water was charming, the ambiance inside the restaurant was deeply disappointing. Plain tile floors, plain tables and chairs, too-loud music, large unadorned floor plan, ... It looked far too much like a generic, modest-budget hotel dining room. There was nothing about the ambiance or decor that made the experience memorable. On the other hand, the service was fine and the food was reasonable. It's worth noting that everything was a la carte, which drove the prices up.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was fabulous

  14. JM

    JMSMG

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall3food4service5ambience1

    We were excited to be going to Scarpetta for dinner. So many great reviews by people we know. We were first told we may lose our indoor reservations due to high winds outdoors. Turned out to be a 20 min delay no biggie. We were then escorted to our table, which was in a hallway to the bathrooms. Not the views we were expecting. When we asked for a different table we were told it would be a very long wait. We sat in the hallway. Our server Amos may have been the best server we have ever had. He was on point with all aspects of our meal. The food was very good, the short rib app was quite a bit salty, the tomato and burrata quite good. The farfalle with crab was really good with lots of crab meat. The pasta with wild boar ragu was a hit. Definitely order that. We didn't order dessert because we wanted to get out of the hallway. When leaving and asked how our meal was, I responded that the ambiance was not that great, she responded I guess you sat in the hallway. I do recommend the food and definitely try to sit in Amos section as long as its not the bathroom hallway.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tabatha... that’s the review, TABATHA! My gosh. Wow! Talk about AMAZING service. The food was awesome, but TABATHA stole the show. Can we bring her back to NY and clone her? I mean, like seriously! My 10 yr wedding anniversary is starting off just right. Thank you, TABATHA!

  16. j

    justvisiting

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Although limited menu, the food we ordered was delicious and service was outstanding. My thanks to the chef and the wonderful staff greeting us to waiter serving us. Definitely will be back and already recommended to others

  17. DR

    DeborahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, great service, outdoor dining was lovely! Highly recommend Scarpetta’s.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I would recommend this place 100%. Great food and service.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    found a bug in our wine glass when waiter brought it over to us, small portions, cold food ... but beautiful location

  20. B

    Bex426

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food and wine program, beautiful setting, great service with Joe- we can't wait to come back!

  21. BH

    BethH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    delicious meal, great service -- and on a rainy evening that had the staff scrambling to seat the outside diners and still keep distance between tables.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very romantic dinner. Great service. Food could of been a bit better for the price. Overall good experience.

  23. MV

    MattVandervoort

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent date night spot. Right on the water, view is amazing.

  24. SY

    SuYung

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was sooooo good! Get the octopus and the bone marrow agnolotti.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They were very accommodating offering us indoor or outdoor which I was surprised by since it was a busy night. The service was great and the wait felt like nothing. Food is unbelievable. All pricey but worth it!

  26. F

    Foodoflife

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious pasta, beautiful outdoor setting and impeccable service.

  27. SW

    SusanW

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great service! The spaghetti dish a must! Shared as a middle course! Enjoy!

  28. I

    Impressive

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing time. Everyone loved their meal. We had the tuna, black squid ink pasta w lobster, grilled octopus and short ribs. Such a wonderful meal.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Srdan was an unbelievable server and gave us the absolute best experience! Amazing night!

  30. S

    Sherry

    New York Area

    97 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    The service and a ambiance were good but everything else left a lot to be desired. The chef was not accommodating at all! Gave a poor explanation as to why pasta couldn’t be switched! There was not enough special selections on the menu. I ended up ordering an appetizer portion of short ribs for my main course. It was cold and dry when it got to the table. Halibut was overcooked. My husband had steak, simple, nothing special but good. I asked for decaf coffee which later that night discovered it must have been regular. The manager provided dessert on the house. With many other restaurants, I am sorry we picked Scarpetta.

  31. AC

    AlexisC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Service and value of food was good, but didn’t necessarily live up to expectations. Some dishes were better than others, and though our server was very pleasant and helpful, we were sitting for a good 15 minutes before he arrived at our table.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat in a great location in the edge of the dock and had amazing service from Amos! Will for sure be returning !

  33. l

    lauras

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Terrible service- took two hours to get our main course and then the waiter added an extra charge on our check which “was meant for another table.”

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    My boyfriend and I stayed at Gurneys and enjoyed dinner here on our first night. Great atmosphere and food and service was very attentive. Also made strong drinks

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were hosting good friends who had never been to Scarpetta. We had requested a table out on the deck and were extremely pleased that they were able to accommodate us. It was very quiet and peaceful overlooking the water, bridge and boats on the water. Both the service and food were outstanding! Alberto our waiter was very attentive without being intrusive. Our guests were definitely impressed with the evening. We will absolutely request him next time we dine at Scarpetta. Thank you for a beautifully delicious and relaxing evening!

  36. AC

    AlanaC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Tasted fresh and service was spot on

  37. JB

    JBlattt

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2020

    overall1food3service4ambience1

    Probably the worst birthday dinner I’ve ever had and it all had to do with ambiance. We were seated in what I can only assume is the service corridor. It’s literally between the kitchen and the bathroom. Families with strollers kept rushing past to get to a parking lot. We told staff several times it was my birthday and not only was it not acknowledged, they didn’t even acknowledge our request for a different table, even though there were two-tops open at the bar. Two different serves literally acted like they couldn’t hear us. We eventually just shrugged it off and blamed covid. Until the food came cold. That’s when we decided dessert wasn’t worth it. We didn’t even get a “thanks for coming” from the hostess on the way out. Overall this restaurant is overpriced, overrated, and will leave you wishing you spent $250 somewhere else.

  38. YL

    YvonneL

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal in Newport!!!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our server was wonderful and the food was fantastic!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    The service was horrible. The food was great but I would never return because the staff was so rude and the service just awful. We were there to celebrate our engagement (happened a few hours prior) and it basically ruined our night.

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1 Goat Is Newport, RI 02840-1559

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet with Validation. Please note due to COVID-19, self parking only is currently available until further notice.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Espinoza

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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