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Posted by Anonymous on 09/30/2008
From top to bottom the service was excellent. We had the pleasure of trying alot on the menu and having our wine paired so we really got a great overview of the food. The duck, the pancetta wrapped Veal and the yellowtail were our highlights. The atmosphere is high-end without being stuffy and the cost is comparable to other fine dining restaurants like this - where you get to experience amazing new ideas in food and wine, in a classy atmosphere. Highly recommendable.
Posted by John on 09/28/2008
This was our first visit to Scarpetta. The room is hip and casual. The food was very good and I was glad to see that he kept the world famous spaghetti on the menu. The wine list has something for everyone depending on your taste and price point. The only negative was that our entrees followed almost immedaiately after we finished the appetizers. We mentioned this to our waiter and he seemed to get the message and let us linger before ordering dessert. We will definetely go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/27/2008
I had dinner at Scarpetta last night and the food was amazing. The creamy polenta was to die for and the burrata was great too. I had the duck ravioli and my boyfriend had the pasta w/ sea urchin. Both pastas were perfectly cook and they were very tasty. The service was just ok and the hostess was a little clueless, but overall the experience was good. Scarpetta is a great addition to the meat packing district.
Posted by lds on 08/27/2008
after weeks of calling, i finally got a table for 4 for my birthday dinner with my family. we have read rave reviews of the place, and were eager to try everything. every bite more delicious than the next every selection more delicious than the next. the polenta with truffles was absolutely top 5 apps in the city, braised short ribs in a close second. for main course, the all-hyped spaghetti with tomato basil sauce was mind blowing how could such a simple dish be so tasty? it WAS. the duck and foie gras ravioli and the scallops were world class. dessert was average, but i am not a dessert person.
Posted by scottk on 08/20/2008
My wife and I ate here late June on a Saturday night. We had to wait 1/2 hour from our reservation. The calamarati pasta had almost no seafood in it . Lots of pasta and where was the sea urchin? A main course of turbot wasn't really turbot that you get at a fine restaurant in europe. It was a thin farm raised pc of fish with no taste whatsoever. The fritto misto was ok and the other dish we had (can't remember what) was also good. How the NY times gave this place 3 stars is a mystery to me. The food wasn't close to the food we ate at L'impero when Scott Conant was the chef there.
Posted by Pete on 08/18/2008
Completely overrated and extremely overpriced. The wine markup is ridiculous- no glass is under $12. The pasta dishes were outragrously priced and average at best. The decor of the restaurant is really nice and was crowded for a sunday night but I seriously doubt this place will be around for long.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/18/2008
We tried to get a few things that the chef is known for, but in the end, we were a bit dissapointed. The polenta was nice for a spoonful or two, but then what do you do with it. The duck ravioli was delicious, but also overly rich. Spaghetti was good, but nothing outrageous. Service was slow, except for the water. I felt like every 5 seconds our water was refreshed. The room is nice and the staff was pleasant. It's a bit loud which was fine for us, but I could see how it would annoy some.