Scarpetta Restaurant

4.5
300 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Downtown Manhattan meets Newport at Scarpetta, a waterfront outpost of the iconic Italian restaurant by LDV Hospitality. Open nightly year-round, the restaurant delivers Scarpetta's signature classics as well as seasonal dishes, fresh seafood selections sourced locally, and a world-class wine list. Whether inside or seaside next to Gurney's private marina, your experience is sure to be a memorable one.

Serving signature pastas made in-house daily, paired with the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients along with fresh local seafood. Scarpetta’s famous Spaghetti Tomato & Basil is nothing short of classic simplicity in both taste and preparation.

In addition to the 3-star review in the NY Times, in 2008, Scarpetta received a James Beard nomination for ‘Best New Restaurant in America.’ In 2015, the restaurant was named ‘Best New Restaurant in the Hamptons’ at sister property Gurney's Montauk by Newsday.
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Service needs improvement. Waited 40 minutes for drinks.

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic and so was the service. Best spaghetti I’ve ever had.

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KH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful space, wonderful atmosphere, great staff and the food is amazing, especially the short ribs and foie gras ravioli. Desserts and cocktails are delicious too. Can't go wrong.

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FL
New England
37 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will definitely be back

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JC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

The food is good (albeit overpriced) but the service was terrible. Very inattentive and borderline unfriendly. I always give servers the benefit of the doubt as it’s a very tough job and everyone has bad days, but when paying $600 for a meal one expects a decent attitude, a modicum of attentiveness, and the ability to deliver drinks in a timely fashion and as requested. I could order a drink in Applebee’s with a lime and get it but here they come with lemons and don’t even bother asking! And if you have kids, forget about it; it’s as if this place has never seen a human under the age of 40.

Overall a very big disappointment and a huge waste of money. Maybe we were there on a bad night but if you go be prepared to loudly speak up to ensure that you get what you want (even though you shouldn’t have to at these prices).

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great anniversary dinner

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing italian food with great drinks and great vibes

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Slow & expensive. We have eaten at scarpatta several times. Last night I took my daughter and a friend and maybe because it was the start of the season it was fairly chaotic. The food is good but the service very slow and sporadic. Our waiter was concerned and doing his best but whatever was happening in the kitchen was beyond his control.

The clincher for me was that the wine was $18 a glass and when it was poured, filled 1/4 of the glass. I hoped it was an optical illusion but 3 swigs later, realized not so!

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SM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening! We started with live music by Steve Cirelli in the bar overlooking the deck at Gurneys. Try the Italian Manhattan to slip into your Friday evening. Food and service were top notch - started with braised short ribs over polenta, followed by roasted chicken with spring vegetables. I also love the homemade spaghetti. There desserts are not to be missed either! Staff is always very attentive and friendly.

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RC
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

in my mind the purpose of restaurant week is to impress people who have not been to your restaurant before that it is so good they will come back.REally enjoyed food and atmosphere but found wine list way over priced,found the portion of fish served ridiculously small and miss a starch with an entree

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Without question, the food was fantastic. However, that is all that was fantastic about this restaurant. The service was very slow, we didn't receive everything we ordered, drink orders had to be put in twice before they were received, and the waitstaff seemed to spend the evening sitting at a table talking amongst themselves. It was too expensive for the lousy service. The actual restaurant was also clearly undergoing renovations that detracted from the atmosphere. I wouldn't go back.

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EH
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We made reservations for restaurant week because they initially had a soufflé for dessert. Upon arrival the menu had been changed to a pot de crème. The menu is subject to change so we swallowed our disappointment and continued with the reservation.

We were given a table that had been added to the dining room and was too tall for the chairs paired with it. The odd thing was that the restaurant was empty when we arrived so I’m not sure why we were put at the misfit table.

The food was just ok.
The short rib started tasted great but the farro risotto was stone cold. The signature spaghetti was salty and lacking any basil flavor at all. The chocolate cake was fabulous although swimming in a pool of melted gelato.

The drinks are very expensive, even for Newport. A glass of ginger ale is $5 and a tanqueray martini on the rocks is $16. It wasn’t even served in a martini glass.

Fine dining has a certain cadence; unfortunately Scarpetta is missing the beat.

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New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food , great ambiance

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New England
14 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a special occasion restaurant or a unique night out as it is expensive, but it is an exceptional dining experience!! The food and service was incredible!! The wait staff were professional, knowledgeable, and very personable. Beautiful restaurant on the water.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you, wonderful food and great service :)
We will definitely recommend your restaurant to our family and friends.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Hotel restaurant that lacked energy

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b
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome place to dine. Great menu and services. Definitely a good choice

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TP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family trip!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Hidden gem. Will definitely go back. Waitress and good were both amazing.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was pricy but you have to pay for quality. The location is unbeatable. Service and food were excellent.

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New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was a bit expensive for portion sizes but delicious nonetheless. Great service and daytime views makes this a great date spot in Newport.

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1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was a pleasure and the food was delicious. Will definitely go back

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1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were amazing! 10 in our party and all of us loved the experience! Will absolutely be back...

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There good is off the charts! I’ve never had a bad meal here. I love starting with the Charred Octopus and Raw Yellowtail. The Spaghetti is the best in town!! Favorite place for date night.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place for a great meal in a beautiful setting! Food was excellent!

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New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were excellent

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1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Such a great dining experience from the time we walked in to the time we left. Everything was perfect, staff was welcoming and knowledgeable, table was set beautifully, and the food was beyond delicious.

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s
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Would not recommend this restaurant - service was incredibly slow. Over-priced for the experience.

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A
New England
45 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent restaurant! Loved everything we had. Our server, Debra did a great job explaining menu and vine list. We had an amazing experience.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Food was really excellent. Presentation and service were top notch. Wine list is extraordinary. Highly recommend.

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New England
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a delight!

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PC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The yellowtail depicted in their web photo should not be missed. We also had the special (duck) and the pasta dish with lobster. Both were very good. We would definitely go back.

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New England
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I was disappointed that I told the restaurant that it was a special occasion (anniversary) and nothing was done by them to celebrate this occasion.

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New England
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was excellent.

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M
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service are always excellent. Menu is varied with crudo, apetizers, pasta, fish and meat. Octupus is always great!

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KA
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice restaurant with good food, although not outstanding - to my taste. Nothing wrong, othet than the price, which was quite high.
I would recommend going for lunch on a sunny day, to enjoy the views and for dinner on a summer night. Maybe special ones, as cost can certainly add up.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was good and portion was pretty small. Service was excellent and the place is good for couples.

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s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food was delicious and the presentation was equally impressive. Portions are not the most generous; it was fine for me but not enough for my husband.

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LB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

I found it good.
Service was fast and people very kind.

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New England
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Beautiful view!

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