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Scarpetta

355 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014
(13)
$$$$
Mediterranean, Italian, European
Closed Now
Today
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tomorrow
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
(212) 691-0555DirectionsMap
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  • Good food, poor judgment
    by  on 03/22/2010

    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.\r \r however, on each of my visits, there was something noticeably wrong with how these places operate. \r \r on one visit, after waiting at the bar for 30 minutes past our reservation time, the four of us were escorted by the hostess to a table for two (not a tight 4-top, an actual table for 2), only for the hostess to realize that she had made a mistake and asking us to wait at the bar some more. Another 15 minutes at the bar and no apologies from a manager, no complimentary offers, only an apparent entitlement to wasting your time.\r \r on another visit, my wife ordered as her main course what i had had as an appetizer. nevertheless, my placesettings were set up for the same course twice, naturally throwing off my wife's placesettings off completely.\r \r on yet another visit, when the waiter informed me that the wine had selected was not available, recommending me an entirely different varietal and price point than what i had originally ordered, and not showing up with the wine until about the same time as our appetizers arrived.\r \r i will say that the food compensates for a portion of this missteps in service and attitude, however, you go here expecting a remarkable experience on all fronts, but the ultimate result always finds a way to fall noticeably short of it.\r \r

  • Nice webpage. Easy to find wha...
    by  on 12/08/2009

    Nice webpage. Easy to find what I was looking for.

  • Italian with a twist
    by  on 10/12/2009

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

  • UNBELIEVABLE ATTITUDE - STAY AWAY
    by  on 07/27/2009

    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.

  • Great Place
    by  on 07/21/2009

    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.

  • Couldn't have been better!
    by  on 02/18/2009

    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!

  • Sorely Disappointed
    by  on 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.""

  • Another disappointment
    by  on 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.

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