Scarpetta Restaurant

4.4
153 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Scarpetta - LDV Hospitality's signature modern Italian restaurant concept - joins Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina with indoor/outdoor dining on the water!

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. The understated-yet-elegant approach to design creates an environment that is simultaneously stylish, welcoming, and inspiring, where guests can feel as though they are at a decadent dinner party.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Sunday-Thursday: 530PM-10PM
Friday-Saturday: 530PM-11PM
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Phone number
(401) 849-2600
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jorge Espinoza
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Parking Details
Complimentary Valet with Validation.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
153 reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
65%
Very Good
20%
Good
10%
Fair
4%
Poor
1%
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
53 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Difficult to find bc inside hotel with little signage
outside seating looks great, we were given inside and a corner table where we directly faced another couple, totally awkward & we could hear every word of each other's conversation. Horrid "outward from corner banquette" vs across from each other seating plan. Octopus rubber an covered in fat not charred enough. Learn from Stoneacre how to make octopus. Kale Salad was primarily arugula. Flavorless. not offensive, just no punch to the vinaigrette.

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LL
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Extremely loud. We were screaming across the table to have conversation with our friends.

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c
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

great wine list. pricy with small portions. Service was very good

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e
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The service was great but our server had no personality. The food was delicious but tiny portions. The inside bar serves your cocktails in plastic which is really tacky.
The outside decking is fabulous and great for evening cocktails.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If I can give Scarpetta 6 stars I would!
Celebrated our 1st anniversary at the restaurant and everything was perfect from start to finish.
Exceptional service and flexibility on orders.
Very nice view with fantastic ambiance.
Our waitress was very friendly and was able to accommodate every request.
They even gave us a special dessert for our anniversary celebration!
Left a big tip for such an awesome restaurant.

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F
46 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Wow. I’ve got over 32,000 Open Table points so eating out and fine dining is the norm for us. Not my first time at 3 different Scarpettas. But this time beat all. Inexperienced wait staff brought meals and appetizers at same time. They were completely clueless in handling situation. Two meals were left on table and 4 returned to kitchen and were thrown out. After 30 minutes and much ado the kitchen had to cook our meals again.. another 30 minutes. Two of our guests ate again!!! Waiter never apologized but manager offered free desserts!! We left... as they were closing the Resturant!!! Three hours for a bowl of pasta!!!! Enjoyed a foggy evening over Newport though!!!!

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FL
32 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience

Can’t wait to go again

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CA
20 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoy a drink on the deck by the fire pit before or after dinner. Food was excellent. Waitress was great and very accommodating. Made us feel welcome and added to our anniversary celebration.

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RM
24 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the very best dining experiences I have ever had. From ambience, to service, to quality of food...truly a fantastic restaurant!

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OT
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for my husbands birthday, had a great seat outside. Service was excellent, great food. It’s a little pricey but worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my Father and aunt here for Fathers Day. Excellent service, food and views. Our waiter Eric was friendly and the other servers were excellent in assisting as well. They’re pasta was far from simple and very tasty. I loved my bass and they have a good variety on the menu. Thank you for a pleasant experience.

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OT
9 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Location is great but food and service is not good. Fish over cooked (even after sending it back and receiving a new plate) and service extremely slow. Do not recommend for dinner. Great for drinks / cocktails.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Father’s Day dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! My sister and I are huge fans of Scarpetta. Being from philly and manhattan, we frequent the Scarpettas in each of our towns, and as an up and coming newer restaurant in Newport, their food and service compares to their already established sister restaurants.
Our server, Gabriel, was amazing. And the floor manager, Amos, was also a delight.
This place will be one of Newport’s worst kept secrets, because it’s that good. If you go, do yourself a favor and order the yellowtail, the creamy truffle polenta and the spaghetti. You are welcome.

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S
17 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and very good food, but didn’t get much quantity for the price. Skimpy servings.

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ML
24 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time visit to Scarpetta's will not be our last.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Unfortunately we sat down 45 mins after our reservation was and the service was not the best.

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LM
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Restaurant is party of a very busy hotel, and that was not clear to me when booking the reservation. Music was VERY loud inside, so we opted to sit outside on a chilly night. It was still too loud, but much more tolerable.

That said, this is not the place for anyone with dietary restrictions. Waitress was unwilling to even ASK the chef to make any type of modification to main dishes which all included a gluten containing grain. So, I ended up just getting a piece of fish on a plate (couldn't eat the two sides it was supposed to come with, and they would not substitute a vegetable.) That said, the piece of fish was well-prepared. And the service was friendly and prompt enough.

In summary, it was an overpriced and largely disappointing dinner. But I did my best to just enjoy the fabulous company (my date) and the pretty view of the water.

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S
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and presentation! Recommended our friends to try it the next day. The fresh hand made pastas were to die for. Really great dining

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FC
83 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Scarpetta. They make their pasta fresh daily and it is delicious. The Halibut was also expertly prepared. We would definitely recommend and we will return next time we are in Newport.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service - so attentive. Made our daughter’s graduation celebration very special. Food was excellent. Didn’t love the lobster pasta dish, but veal, charred Octopus, sirloin and fish were above and beyond.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The overall experience was fine/fair but the restaurant leaves much to be desired

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LC
5 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve never had a bad experience at Scarpetta. The service was fantastic as well.

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BG
8 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is NYC quality. The room is quite dark but pleasant. Very accommodating service. Beware of nearby tables with loud girls who drink too much and are oblivious to where they are. It is a hotel restaurant here so it’s not like being in NYC.

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F
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Overpriced. Charred octopus was not charred at all. Ravioli was so salty it was inedible and we sent it back. Even the halibut was over salted and came with a weird white sauce that made the plate look anemic.

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s
21 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We like Scarpetta. The food is very good and the service is better than most. You can enjoy regional fare and delicious pasta dishes. Wine list is accomodating but limited. It is in a resort hotel in a resort town and as such there is usually a bit too much background noise. If you can pick less busy times it is well worth the trip.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing dining experience. The service was exceptional and the food was even better. Obviously you get what you pay for. So if you’re adverse to spending money to experience 5-star cuisine and exemplary service this might not be the place for you. But you will absolutely get your monies worth at Scarpaletta’s in Newport. Exceptional in every sense.

We’ve eaten at some of the best Italian restaurants in Europe and I just had the best pasta dish I have ever eaten this past weekend at Scarpetta’s. Homemade cavatelli with rabbit in a delicious brown portabello mushroom sauce. OMG.

The ambiance and views are wonderful (Goat Island, Newport). The service is as you would expect it to be with a restaurant of this quality and reputation and the food was consistently amazing and cooked exactly to order. A definite must for those with a discerning pallet or, like us, just plain folk who occasionally go to a five-star restaurant to treat ourselves. Cannot wait to go back. Highly recommend. Five stars.

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LP
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Wine list prices are outrageous. Food is just ok, someqhatvoricey. Dining room is quite noisy, service was very good.

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SJ
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was 5 star! The restaurant has a modern style, the food is beautifully presented. Loved the decks. Sunset is stunning over the water from the back deck.

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MM
7 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! Delicious as always and Debra Lee and Helen were amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The food was delicious but our server was not only new to the restaurant, she was truly inexperienced. It detracted from the experience because there were many awkward moments and interruptions at the table. IMHO, an upscale restaurant should hire already well trained, seasoned staff. I will come back, but if it happens again, there won’t be a 3rd visit. Hopefully it was just a one-off, and we can try dining al fresco this summer!

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e
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Friday night in April, not very busy...food was better than expected after hearing from many people that the food wasn’t great....service was good, ambiance was beautiful, very comfortable seating...would come back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Tried to eat here but they are closed Monday and Tuesdays although we were still able to make a reservation. We drove all the way there & parked car only to find out they were closed. Disappointed.

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SN
8 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Second time I dined at Scarpetta, it is very good but ....... "missing" something in the ambiance. Expected a little more value for the $$ spent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food, the atmosphere and the service were incredible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating our engagement that night and the entire staff could not have been more accommodating and so good to us! They sent over a congratulatory dessert and our whole experience there was perfect for a night to remember!

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal. Top notch quality. Exemplary service. Very knowledgeable server. Perfect ambiance. Great upscale date night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive service and amazing food. We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Gabriel was very attentive, knowledgeable, and personable. Great food and a really nice location. Thanks for a great dinner!

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