I would like to thank the staff of Scottadito for a gracious evening last weekend! Having made arrangements to bring my party of 6 from the Brooklyn Museum of Art to another establishment on 7th (they know who they are) I made a call to Scottadito, where i was rescued via phone first by Diego, then by Katherine (who I later found out is the GM). Immedieately my party was whisked in to the back dining room and small plates from the Chef and wine guidence from Rachel (our server) helped to set the perfect tone for a beautiful evening. Thanks to the warm and genuine attentitiveness of the staff we were able to relax and enjoy as our dinner unfolded flawlessly.\r
Everything we sampled during the entire meal spoke of enthusiam and creativity. The starters, grilliata misto, the sfizzi, and even a simple focaccaia dipped in a roasted pepper sauce; were incredible examples of food served simply, honestly, and with care. The pasta (Orrechiette alle Verdura) which Katherine told me was made on the premises lived up to its origin, and the secondi--the scottodito lamb chops with blueberry risotto and (as a favor to my friend, with a side of veg), as well as, the Branzino with grapes and a Sambucca reduction, brought the evening to a high point. \r
The wine list was too sparse, but moderately priced. We ordered a Gavi and a well meaning Barbera, both were fine, however, would have preferred a winelist to match the robustness of food . The establishment definitely merits another visit (when less rushed). We did not have time to sample the dessert menu, but a simple espresso matched with a wonderful grappa - perfectly done, suggests a longer visit for a relaxed dinner with a few friends in a very warm, inviting environment. Bella! Thank you, and see you soon!
Pros: Wonderful food, great service, lovely atmosphere