Scarpetta

Scarpetta

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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  • Ashley 🎀
    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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Risa
    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!
  • 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
  • Jenny U.
    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.
  • Elizabeth B.
    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
  • Lori L.
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayJanuary 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Martin O.
    Martin OngFebruary 10, 2016
    Spaghetti with tomato and basil is amazing even for someone who hates tomatoes. Also the bread was delicious
  • Colin A.
    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.
  • Sophia L.
    Sophia LiuMarch 25, 2015
    Simplicity. Spaghetti. The bread basket. And best of all, the coffee creamer comes warmed. Hot coffee for dessert anyone?
  • Kayleigh H.
    Kayleigh H.January 13
    You need to order: Polenta, foie gras ravioli, spaghetti. Don't sleep on the bread basket either, it's delightful.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauMay 17, 2013
    Try the Stromboli Bread - From the complimentary bread basket. So good it deserves its own shot.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RosenthalDecember 21, 2014
    Everything is good here. Definitely try one of the homemade pasta dishes - you won't regret it.
  • Charles M.
    Charles MbaruguruJuly 16, 2015
    Great date spot! The short rib & bone marrow agnolotti is a must-try! Very flavorful and tasty!
  • HOBNOB Magazine
    HOBNOB MagazineFebruary 22, 2011
    Fun, upscale Italian fare. Soft Shell Crab app, fantastic bread + spreads, Tagliatelle w spring vegetables. see photos at: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=81277&id=765634189&l=521d0e7887
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Christina
    ChristinaJune 26, 2015
    The polenta is among the best I've ever tasted. The pasta dishes are also excellent, but certainly could have larger portions for the price.
  • SEGA
    SEGAJanuary 5, 2012
    Great food, and perfectly cooked pasta. The duck & foie gras ravioli, as well as the spaghetti, are dishes you shouldn't miss. - Kellie, Community Manager
  • Scott B.
    Scott BoniOctober 25, 2013
    Short rib and bone marrow agnolotti. Don't ask. Just do it. Not to mention that house made Stromboli that is in every basket of bread.
  • LogoTV
    LogoTVMarch 8, 2011
    “Bring your bib with you because the food at Scarpetta is so amazing you'll be drooling on your way home! You have to try the Black Tagliolini!” - Meredith, Setup Squad
  • Francine L.
    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.
  • Jessie M.
    Jessie MiñoNovember 8, 2016
    Polenta with ribs, the homemade pasta and the wine 👏🏽 try the truffle specials they have
  • Kirstin B.
    Kirstin BensonJuly 11, 2010
    The short ribs were the best I've ever had. Seriously, they melted when I touched them with the fork. The spaghetti with basil and tomatoes is AMAZING. The Nero d'arola 2008 (approx. $40) pairs well.
  • M V.
    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
  • Cristian G.
    Cristian GonzalezAugust 9, 2014
    The mozzarella in carrozza is a great starter. And the spaghetti with tomato sauce will keep you coming back again and again.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WagnerOctober 23, 2010
    The chocolate cake is like yin and yang. Warm, rich chocolate cake, lightly crumbly outside but intensely soft and moist at the center, paired with cold, creamy vanilla ice cream. It's perfect.
  • The Culinary Institute of America
    Food was meant to be enjoyed, and Chef Scott Conant takes that enjoyment to the next level. This talented chef got his culinary education at the CIA. Learn more about us: Read more
  • Eric W.
    Eric WagnerOctober 23, 2010
    Try the chips at the bar. Like waffle fries but in chip form, making them crispy but also light and airy. Seasoned with salt, pepper and Rosemary--the combination is delicious.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkJanuary 19, 2011
    Scarpetta, Scott Contant's seasonally-inspired Italian restaurant, serves delicious dishes like Creamy Polenta, Duck & Foie Gras Ravioli and his signature Spaghetti.
  • Khalid N.
    Khalid NisarJune 22, 2013
    All the hype of scarpetta revolves around their spaghetti, which is very good. However their polenta is great and shouldn't be missed.
  • Debby B.
    Debby ButlienJanuary 28, 2016
    Warning: entire table must order from the Restaurant Week menu or no one can. One of our party of 5 didn't want the offered pasta so the other 4 of us had to pay full menu price. Unwelcome surprise.
  • cellokris
    cellokrisMay 27, 2013
    Ask for the vegetarian menu: sharing the tagliatelle and of course the spaghetti will make you feel like Lady and the Tramp.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BouludJuly 30, 2014
    Scott Conant and I have often worked together for Citymeals-on-Wheels. His spaghetti with tomato and basil is simple and wonderful.
  • Kathrine
    KathrineJuly 31, 2015
    Loved everything! Definitely go for the raw yellowtail, spaghetti, and branzino (and eat it with the skin on!)
  • Mike S.
    Mike SiemsFebruary 20, 2014
    Four gras ravioli is the best Italian dish I've had in NYC after living here for five years. Get it. That is all.
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