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Posted by Lindsay on 03/22/2010
I am not one for hype so I wanted to judge for myself. Scarpetta lived up to its reputation as a foodie's heaven. The food was superb and our waiter was perfect - not overbearing but never let a finished plate sit for more than a couple of minutes and was incredibly knowledgeable about food and wine. The food standouts were the polenta with mushroom fricasee (a favorite from Conant's L'Impero menu), the short rib agnolotti, and the venison special which was to-die-for. Do not miss dessert either! It was a wonderful experience, highly recommended.
Posted by Anthony on 02/08/2010
Excellent food, something for every palate. Small to moderate size portions which ends up being pricey. Don't go on an empty stomach. Decor is sleek, elegant yet relaxing. Dressy not too casual. Solid choice for Meatpacking Dist .. Every New Yorker should try this for a totally new take on the overdone Italian scene this city has.
Posted by nina on 01/06/2010
This is a solid and consistent restaurant - always great in NY and just as good in Miami! Excellent chef and phenomenal food - the spaghetti with tomato and basil is an absolute delight!
Posted by nyu_uws on 12/30/2009
I went to Scarpetta with some friends last night and it was amazing. Both my husband and I agreed that it was head and shoulders above A Voce Columbus (where we dined just a few days ago). The bread basket was delicious, as were the dips it came with. Both the polenta with mushrooms appetizer and the spaghetti with tomato and basil were outstanding and we basically fought over them. The tuna suschi and fritto misto were winners too. All of the pastas were delicious, although the black tagliolini with seafood was our least favorite of the bunch. As for desserts, my pick was the olive oil cake and it was perfect.
Posted by Mari on 12/29/2009
Had an absolutely fabulous total dining experience from start to finish. There were 4 of us that ordered 4 different appetizers, 4 different entrees and 4 different desserts and one was better than the next. The polenta is NOT TO BE MISSED..OUT-STAND-ING!! Treat yourself and someone else to an all around great dining evening. AND, to top if off Chef Conant came to our table at the end of the evening. Enjoy!!
Posted by laurie bachner on 12/18/2009
Had the most wonderful evening that started out with the maitre'd, Dean. He made sure we had a great table for our anniversary dinner. The food, Polenta as starter, Duck pasta, rabbit pasta then venison entre couldn't have been more delicious. The wines beautifully paried with each course. Everyone at Scarpetta made the evening one to remember. Bravo!
Posted by CusineCrazy on 08/07/2009
Had a great dinner at Scarpetta last year and another yesterday. The food is still amazing although the crowd is not as chic, maybe because it's August and the tourists have gotten wind of it-- Didn't have their great pasta this time, only fish. The raw yellowtail and the susci (tuna) as starters, good enough to be Nobu- the halibut and the bass. All were excellent- Great wine, a molten chocolate cake for dessert and excellent expresso! Service was superlative and then, after we had already crossed the street, there was the waiter, slipping me my forgotton American Express card! Go!