Scarpetta

Scarpetta

Italian Restaurant$$$$
NoMad, New York
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    Elizabeth B.
    "The spaghetti, the duck and foie gras ravioli, and the lamb."(10 Tips)
    James G.
    "The creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms is simply wonderful."(20 Tips)
    The Culinary Institute of America
    "Chef Scott Conant takes that enjoyment"(8 Tips)
    Elizabeth B.
    "Bone marrow agnolotti and beet salad and paloma mocktail"(7 Tips)
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  • Ashley 🌵heart icon on user image
    Ashley 🌵July 5, 2014
    Superb! Spaghetti sauce is amazing, with the perfect amount of spice! Short ribs appetizer was so perfect. Oh! And the bread! Yum. Carrot cake and the penna cotta were both delicious. Will come again
  • Renaud #.
    Renaud #March 24, 2018
    First time dining at the new location: we liked the new space. The food is still top-notch (grilled turbot was fantastic). Watch-out for the “beautiful & rich crowd” on week-ends.
  • Risaheart icon on user image
    RisaJanuary 22, 2014
    Stick with the pastas, especially the spaghetti w tomato and basil & the duck and foie gras ravioli. And don't forget to leave room for the banana bread w chocolate stout ice cream!
    Upvoted Dec 26, 2023
  • Muskan
    MuskanMay 30, 2015
    Best dishes were the yellowtail appetizer and duck fois gras ravioli. If the pistachio cake is on the menu, forget about your carb free diet and indulge. The extra calories will be worth it.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    Braised baby goat remains the center of the menu, but the pastas are even better, including anolotti dal plin. This was the Village Voice's 2009 Best Of winner for an Italian Restaurant Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    The signature pasta remains a homemade spaghetti in a light tomato sauce. The name of the restaurant means 'little shoe,' referring to the bread you'll use to scoop every ever last bit of sauce. Read more
  • Elizabeth B.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth BursteinNovember 20, 2016
    The spaghetti, the duck and foie gras ravioli, and the lamb. So good. Also the last wine on their menu which was very dull body red was delicious
  • Scott B.
    Scott BoniOctober 1, 2013
    This was one of the best meals and dining experiences of my life. The food was fantastic, presentation was wonderful and the service was too. Ambience is also great. I'll be back many times.
  • Kayleigh H.heart icon on user image
    Kayleigh HarringtonJanuary 13, 2017
    You need to order: Polenta, foie gras ravioli, spaghetti. Don't sleep on the bread basket either, it's delightful.
  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍December 8, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    Scarpetta is an all around fabulous restaurant. Service is top notch, the decor is rich and moody and the food can't be beat. Portions are not shareable but not small either. Cute outdoor area too
  • Jenny U.heart icon on user image
    Jenny UngOctober 21, 2014
    Try the Pici Pasta dish, new on the menu, probably one of the best pasta dishes I've had in my life. Stracciatella appetizer was amazing too. Lamb neck cavatelli was 2nd best of the night.
  • Dolci K.heart icon on user image
    Dolci KeyJuly 7, 2019
    The bone marrow short rib pasta is truly fantastic. The waiters are so helpful and gracious. Amazing atmosphere for a intimate date or a birthday.
  • Mark B.heart icon on user image
    Mark BAugust 15, 2017
    Quite possibly the best dining experience I've ever had in New York - and I've lived here my whole life. Perfect dinner: the garden salad, Branzino & Olive Oil cake for dessert!
  • Lori L.heart icon on user image
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Begin your meal with the bread basket (the stromboli bread!) and don't forget to order the life-changing Creamy Polenta with fricassée of truffled mushroom, and any of their excellent pastas.
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    LindsApril 28, 2018
    Loved the scallop crudo and the creamy polenta with mushrooms. Definitely can't go wrong with any of the pastas.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsOctober 10, 2013
    The food at Scarpetta is so good that it's clear that, left to his own devices, Scott Conant knows exactly what he's doing.
  • nous mangeons
    nous mangeonsJune 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The creamy polenta and spaghetti and basil are as good as everyone says. If you want meat, try the pork chop! Save room for dessert cos the banana bread and chocolate cake are fabulous!
  • Francine L.heart icon on user image
    Francine LiFebruary 26, 2015
    One of the best bread baskets in the city. And an unreal black sqid pasta that I've once eaten ever week for 2 months straight.
  • Marzipanheart icon on user image
    MarzipanJanuary 15, 2023
    Not only does it serve the most delicious Italian food in New York, but this place has style, elegance and romantic setting on point. With friends or as a couple, this place is an experience.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 3, 2016
    This pasta topped with tangy tomato sauce and ribbons of basil is possibly the simplest dish on this list, but there’s no lack of flavor here. Each melt-in-your-mouth bite is tastier than the last. Read more
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    The spaghetti and basil is house-made spaghetti, tomato sauce and a sprinkle of basil - it's so fresh and packed with flavor you'll believe you're eating something far more complicated. Read more
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerriJanuary 3, 2013
    The only way to experience this place is the Tasting Menu with wine pairings. Most memorable dish I can remember was the short ribs over risotto with the truffle polenta and mushrooms. Do it right.
  • Nicole Z.
    Nicole ZhuAugust 12, 2014
    Definitely try the signature spaghetti with tomato sauce and basil - simple but delicious. The coconut panna cotta is a nice light dessert to cap a hearty meal of pasta.
  • Leah Z.
    Leah Zelazny PoswolskyDecember 30, 2012
    amazingly delicious- short rib agnolotti &spaghetti dishes are highly recommended. duck was fantastic and for appetizers order the polenta - you'll be thinking about this fantastic meal the next day!
  • Anand D.heart icon on user image
    Anand DharanJune 28, 2018
    Quality of food and service have deteriorated since the move to the new location. The signature spaghetti dish is still good but no longer mind-blowing. Less about the food, more about being seen now.
  • Tina G.
    Tina G.September 17, 2012
    Everything was soooo delicious. Definitely get the polenta appetizer though! Burrata and heirloom tomato salad was amazing and so was the halibut. Light and delicious! Leaves room for chocolate cake!
  • Colin A.heart icon on user image
    Colin AdamsSeptember 2, 2016
    Great food and the service was excellent. The waiter had great recommendations for food as well as pairings. Get the creamy polenta and the black cod.
  • Martin O.heart icon on user image
    Martin OngFebruary 10, 2016
    Spaghetti with tomato and basil is amazing even for someone who hates tomatoes. Also the bread was delicious
  • Sunny H.heart icon on user image
    Sunny HSeptember 11, 2018
    All the homemade pasta was delicious but the Spaghetti was a stand-out. They somehow managed to get so much flavour out of a simple pasta and it was very impressive.
  • Jeff S.heart icon on user image
    Jeff SolomonOctober 5, 2017
    Everything was good here. Highlights were the duck foie gras, short rib risotto, and pana cotta
  • Sophia L.heart icon on user image
    Sophia LiuMarch 25, 2015
    Simplicity. Spaghetti. The bread basket. And best of all, the coffee creamer comes warmed. Hot coffee for dessert anyone?
  • Charles M.heart icon on user image
    Charles MJuly 16, 2015
    Great date spot! The short rib & bone marrow agnolotti is a must-try! Very flavorful and tasty!
  • Jessie M.
    Jessie MiñoNovember 8, 2016
    Polenta with ribs, the homemade pasta and the wine 👏🏽 try the truffle specials they have
  • Melissa R.heart icon on user image
    Melissa RosenthalDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good here. Definitely try one of the homemade pasta dishes - you won't regret it.
  • Carolheart icon on user image
    CarolMay 21, 2023
    Chic Italian spot! The dishes are delicious but are small. Nice for an intimate occasion
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 26, 2010
    Warm and enticing Italian restaurant. Try the Mozzarella In Carrozza followed by the Short Rib Agnolotti or the Duck & Foie Gras Ravioli. Try not to fill up on the delicious bread basket.
  • Paula B.
    Paula BuzzoNovember 26, 2020
    The Creamy Polenta is amazing and the Spaghetti is to die for. Excellent service.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CurrinAugust 29, 2012
    if you want really fast service, get there at 10:30 on a sunday with a party of 11 after spending 6 hours at the standard biergarten. everything came out really fast!
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 24, 2011
    #10 - IWalked NYC's Top 10 Italian Restaurants. Translated from Italian means, “little shoe” (as in like how a loaf of bread looks). Great mix of low key & upscale in trendy Meatpacking District<LINK> Read more
  • Natalieheart icon on user image
    NatalieAugust 4, 2017
    Beautiful atmosphere. Reasonable prices and right by the high line. Try the Branzino!
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauMay 17, 2013
    Try the Stromboli Bread - From the complimentary bread basket. So good it deserves its own shot.
  • Giulia M.heart icon on user image
    Giulia MJune 4, 2016
    Raw yellowtail, creamy polenta, duck & foie gras ravioli, short rib & bone marrow agnolotti, cheesecake, San Remo cocktail
  • M V.heart icon on user image
    M VApril 26, 2015
    I'm Italian and I think that finding a good Italian restaurant in the city is quite impossible. Perfect pasta and great atmosphere
  • Kayleigh H.heart icon on user image
    Their seasonal verdure is delicious, pairs well with the famous pasta dishes.
  • s s.
    s sJuly 15, 2019
    Texture of the pasta noodle is so good but there were just few menu of pastas could choose.
  • Whitney
    WhitneyJuly 28, 2013
    The creamy polenta and the spaghetti are both a must! Just as good as they are hyped up to be. Plus they serve an amazing bread basket.
  • James G.
    James G.September 29, 2013
    The creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms is simply wonderful. The banana bread is exquisite.
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Gansevoort Hotel GroupJanuary 19, 2011
    A must-visit restaurant! Get the fritto misto, the creamy polenta with mushroom fricassee, the spaghetti w/ tomato and basil and the moist-roasted capretto. You will not stop thinking about this meal!
  • Kathrineheart icon on user image
    KathrineJuly 31, 2015
    Loved everything! Definitely go for the raw yellowtail, spaghetti, and branzino (and eat it with the skin on!)
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 23, 2013
    Find exquisite Italian cooking at Scott Conant’s downtown restaurant. Rich pasta and tender goat feel like fine dining, but everyone’s welcome at Scarpetta.
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