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Posted by Ali on 01/30/2011
We went to scarpetta last night and the food was incredible. We shared a bunch of dishes. The pasta with lobster and black tagilatelle was perfection as well as the polenta , branzino and pasta with tomatoe basil. I never write a review but I was surprised to read so many bad ones. I completely had a different experience. The bread basket and desserts were excellent as well as the sevice and decor. My only negative comment is that the portions could have been a little bigger. Also went with 6 people and everyone enjoyed
Posted by anonymous on 12/30/2010
Not good! The food here is so bland and just didnt taste good.... went here for a nice holiday dinner with some girlfriends and we were so disappointed that we didnt even look at the dessert menu - we just asked for the check and left. we got the short rib and cauliflower panna cotta appetizers, the panna cotta was inedible, i wish we had sent it back. it was cold and tasted really fishy, i like almost everything and no one at the table could eat it. cavatelli pasta with rabbit ragu was tasty, that was really the only thing we liked. branzino and duck were eh... nothing had any flavor! spend your money elsewhere - this place is so overrated and overhyped.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/07/2010
Normally when I go out for dinner, I want things out of the ordinary that I can't make myself. At Scarpetta, seems like the reverse is the case. For apps, we had the Polenta and the scallops. The polenta was amazing... so creamy and delicious, like nothing I have ever had. The scallops... 2 scallops for $17. Two. Nothing special at all, absolutely not worth the money. For the mains, we had the regular spaghetti and tomato sauce, and the black tagliatelle that was served with lobster. The spaghetti was amazing. Unlike any pasta I have ever had. The black tagliatelle with lobster... sounds amazing right? Nothing special. Goes for pasta, the sauce, and the lobster. For dessert we had the semifredo... was really nice, different type of dessert. Service was very attentive, and the atmosphere was really nice. Overall, would def go back and would absolutely get the polenta and the spaghetti again. Total before tip came to $105.
Posted by Zoe on 09/19/2010
We waited for over 15 minutes to order a drink and then had to hail the hostess to help us because we had no idea who our waiter was. This was particularly infuriating because there were at least 10 uniformed servers and busboys swarming the dinning room area, yet no one approached our table. The hostess also took our order because again our waiter was no where to be found. When the entrees were served one was the wrong dish and instead of apologizing the busboy argued with my mother about what she had ordered. My father and I had finished our meal by the time my mother's correct dish came out. At this point we had already asked for the check multiple times, and my father had to get up and physically locate the manager to get the bill since no one would bring it to us. The food that we were able to eat was mediocre at best and certainty no where near worth the cost. Additionally the menu was very limited and unappealing. After we waited another 20 minutes for the check we paid and spoke to a couple sitting next to us who had to send their pork tenderloin back because it was so rare it looked like tuna tartare. I had overheard the waiter arguing with them about how it should be cooked. When we finally were able to leave the man who apparently was our waiter barely whispered an apology as we walked out which was the first acknowledgement of our dissatisfaction with our meal and overall experience. This is clearly another trendy meatpacking restaurant which is overhyped and overpriced. Don't waste your money or time.
Posted by EJFoodie on 05/13/2010
We ate at the bar, and got the two prime corner seats, so things were off to a good start. The bartender was attentive and knowledgable enough. Like the last post, we had the $50 prix fixe, which did INCLUDE a wine pairing at no extra cost...unheard of in NYC dining. Their "bread course" with provolone and salami stuffed bread (big meat and cheese pieces, not specks...was served with condiments and quite delicious. The short rib first course was small (but this is a tasting folks), but very refined with excellent texture. Admittedly, due to hype alone, I needed to try their signature Spaghetti with tomato and basil ($24 a la carte!). A simple tiny portion, not hot enough, and fairly tasty...but no more than many casual takes on this around town in the $10-$12 range. The answer to can Spaghetti with tomato sauce be worth $24 is still NO! But again this was within our prix fixe price, so we weren't totally duped. Next was the Cod...I found it fresh, perfectly cooked, and nicely accented by the fennel. I won't crave it for months, but it got the job done. The dessert was great, a lemon panna cotta...refeshingly not too sweet. The wine pairing (3 glasses) was top notch. The bartender had dropped and broken a bottle in front of everyone. He was very embarrased, so in an attempt to win back the bar patrons respect, he started agressively topping off everyone's wine. A nice bonus to say the least. Great looking place, and solid service...we'll go back to try the full sized version of a few great looking ravioli dishes on the menu. Stay away from that Spaghetti gimmick though...that's my tip to you all!
Posted by dumplingqueen on 05/11/2010
i had high expectations for this place and they were not met. we got the prix fixe $50 menu for the restaurant's two year anniversary and besides from the spaghetti, which was perhaps the best i've ever had, every other dish tasted bland or just not good. the polenta had little flavor, the black cod was paired with fennel and just tasted ho-hum (can't even compare it to nobu's black cod), the capretto was not moist and tasted really gross and gamey. even the dessert seemed generic--like it had been made 10 hours ago. major disappointment. not at all a great meal.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/29/2010
The food was very good and service was great. I recommend the creamy polenta and beef short rib agnolotti as both were delicious. However, it was a little loud and hard to hear others at the table as well as our server.