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Scarpetta - 14 Reviews - 355 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014-5001, New York, NY - Special Occasion Dining Reviews - Phone (212) 691-0555


355 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014-5001 (at nr. Ninth Ave.)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 691-0555
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Scarpetta - New York, NY
Scarpetta - New York, NY
Scarpetta - New York, NY
Scarpetta - New York, NY
Scarpetta - New York, NY
Scarpetta - New York, NY
Scarpetta - New York, NY
Scarpetta - New York, NY
Scarpetta - New York, NY
Scarpetta - New York, NY
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Yet another time, I fell from Frank Bruni's enthusiastic review in the NYTimes and walked out of there feeling disappointed. The space is nice, and it is definitely a good first d...

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Good food, poor judgment 3/22/2010

i have now been to both the NYC and Miami outposts of this operation more than once, and I can assertively recommend the food, especially if you are looking for some hearty but refined artisan pasta dishes. Pros: carefully executed dishes, especially pastas Cons: no common sense in operations more

Italian with a twist 10/12/2009

Italian classics with a twist. Very creative menu and great taste. Could munch on that bread all night! Pros: Awesome Bread more


We stopped in for a post-dinner drink at around 11:30pm on a saturday night. Our drinks arrived, and because mine had been mixed very sweetly (with one of the three ingredients clearly dominating the drink), my wife politely asked the bartender to remix it a bit more evenly. The bartender gave a surreal, unintentionally hilarious response about how she ""works at a top restaurant and knows how to make drinks."" We expect to encounter this sort of clownishness when we eat out in another city, but we've rarely experienced it in NYC, and despite having had a decent (B-) meal at Scarpetta last fall, we won't bother with it again. I'm willing to grant that anyone can be having a bad night, or a bad moment, at their job, but snapping at the customer is a loser move and is completely unacceptable regardless of the circumstances. Cons: God's gift to bartending more

Great Place 7/21/2009

Scarpetta became one of my favorite restaurants to go to. I love Itlalian food but this is italian food with a modern twist. Its such a nice place to go to in the summer as they have an outside area. The staff is very polite and attentive. We, once got drinks on the house cause we had to wait for the appetizers for longer than usual, even though we did not complain. They have the best, best bread.. Bread with proscuito and mozarella cheese baked in, brought hot.. AMAZING!!!! Their famous spaghetti with tomato sause and bazil is something special....Anything we tried was way above average. I rave about this place to all my friends. Pros: Everything more

Couldn't have been better! 2/18/2009

I had dinner at the bar last week, AMAZING. I've always been a fan of the Chef, & this visit did not disappoint! the 'crudo' dishes are always at the top of my list, but the pasta, just unbelievable. A particular fave was some type of pasta, not sure, with rabbit & mint...just delightful. Service at the bar was great too, our bartender was knowledgeable & friendly. Can't wait to go bak! Pros: pasta, ambiance, service Cons: hard to get a reservation more

Sorely Disappointed 12/19/2008

I was a great fan of L'Impero so was eager to try this place. Sorry to say, I haven't been so disappointed in a restaurant in years. Part of it was truth in advertising: a ""roasted beet and La Tur"" salad should have been called a ""Frisee and roasted beet salad"" there was probably no more than 1/2 a teaspoon of cheese on the plate. One of my favorites at L'Impero was black pasta frutti di mare which was chock full of tiny sea urchins so when I saw ""black pasta with sea urchin"" on the menu I thought ""even better."" But the dish was 90% mussels; I could find only 2 tiny sea urchins on the plate. This might be understandable for a place trying to keep prices down during these hard times. But if I'm paying pre-recession prices I expect pre-recession ingredients. The baby goat was even more of a disaster. It was delivered to the table inedibly salty and cold. Also, the waiters seemed obsessed with clearing the table even when we clearly hadn't finished our dishes I wish I could recommend this place but the only recommendation I can make is ""stay away."" Pros: My friend who had foie gras ravioli liked the portion size Cons: Everything I experienced from food to service more

Another disappointment 12/16/2008

Yet another time, I fell from Frank Bruni's enthusiastic review in the NYTimes and walked out of there feeling disappointed. The space is nice, and it is definitely a good first date spot if you are after impressing your date and willing to leave half hungry. The food was unremarkable at its best and simply ill executed at its worst. I tried the foie gras ravioli and the scallops. The ravioli was a bit heavy for a primi plate but decent. The scallops were undercooked to the point of qualifying for sashimi and practically burned on the side that the chefs has ingeniously tucked into the bottom of the plate. It was served over some mixture of vegetables that looked (and tasted) like it had been eaten once before already. The desert was so bad that i could not get past the first spoon. My husband's hand-made pasta was so doughy that it would have satisfied anyone with a predilection of eating raw dough. The waiter brought us, by mistake, a bottle of wine that was about 600 dollars more expensive than the one we had ordered, which we did not realize at the time. We spoke to the manager, who took some of the price off after much negotiating, and then walked away with our bill and did not return until we finally flagged him down about 45 minutes later. His response? Oh, I forgot, sorry. I understand it is a hot place to go, but if you are interested in good food, I strongly suggest you pick another restaurant in the area. Pros: thoughtful waiter service, nice ambiance, beautiful plates Cons: food, price more

great place 12/1/2008

we were seated promptly in the dining room...loved the retractable open ceiling...everything we ordered was exceptional...the polenta with mushrooms and the burrata was perfect...all the pastas were favorite was the simple and classic spaghettini with tomato sauce and a word, perfect...i also loved the pannacotta for dolce...overall excellent... Pros: food, service, location, atmosphere more

Highly Recommend 9/23/2008

I loved this restaurant and have highly recommended it to friends! The food at Scarpetta was fantastic, some of the best I have had in New York to date. I found the drinks at the bar to be excellent with the fresh mixers in addition to great wines by the glass. My experience started with the short ribs, which melt in your mouth, and the creamy polenta?delicious. For my entre I had the Turbot, prepared with great flavors that truly complemented the fish. And to end the meal the desserts were unbelievable (I had three). Enough about the food, the atmosphere alone is worth its own review. The dining room is intimate without feeling pretentious. The large wood beams across the ceiling form a pergola under the retractable skylight. All of this combined made for a great dining experience. Well done Scott, I?ll be back. more

Eat before you go 9/3/2008

They must have changed the portion sizes after the Frank Bruni review. I was there on 8/15/08, and quite disappointed. The short rib appetizer should have been served with a tweezer. At those prices the least they could do is feed you. The flavors were very good as well as the service(the ex Fiamma people were great) but we were 2 people who had appetizers, a shared pasta course and 2 main courses and walked out hungry. I won't be back. more

A bit pricey but worth it! 8/31/2008

Has been my week to try some new places and this was on my list. Was a bit hesistant because of the prices but was anxious to try it. Started off with a drink at the bar where the service was great. The dining room is a true pleasure to eat in, comfortable yet has an eclectic feel to it with amazing high ceilings. The service was great, the food was delicious the only problem is I can't eat here every night not even once a week because is just a little to pricey for me. However, it's worth the trip if you have to travel and definitely worth the splurge when you want a great meal! Pros: Service- Food-Ambience-Wines Cons: A little too pricey for the average diner more

Worth a Trip 8/27/2008

I don't like the Meatpacking District. In fact hate it, and as an Upper West Sider, the commute does not appeal to me. BUT, this restaurant is worth a trip. Fantastic value! A lot of Italian restaurants that go for this type of service and ""three star"" style food, overlook the basics like pasta. The pasta here is the star of the show. If any of you are after a great meal and like so many, for an ap and entree; don't overlook or consider at least sharing one of the pastas as a mid-course. Stunning. I have had them all and am now a regular. Pros: value Cons: packed, if that is even a con more
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  • According to Conant (formerly of Alto and L'Impero), the word scarpetta roughly translates to ""the bread you use to soak up the sauce left on the plate."" This kind of earthy Italian dining...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 5:30pm-11pm Fri-Sat 5:30pm-12am Sun 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, Visa, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    West Village, Downtown