Scarpetta Restaurant

4.4
261 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
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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/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 261 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.4
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Beautiful view!

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DD
22 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent and so was the service.

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B
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The food was great and they gave us a great room for a special birthday dinner. However, the service was pretty bad - our wine glasses weren’t refilled, we didn’t get spoons with dessert, they forgot to put the candle in the dessert, etc. Especially bad was the valet service that left our party waiting in the cold for 25 minutes even though it wasn’t that busy and other people were getting their cars right away. The valet was not apologetic and didn’t seem to care.

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1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

my first time at Scarpetta - we loved it. Neil was awesome. the spaghetti was delicious! service was on point - i drink a lot of water and they kept my glass full!

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OT
10 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We went during restaraunt week very good value. But if it wasn’t on a non restaraunt week time wouldn’t have bee. The best value food was great

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JI
83 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was our first visit. I started with the short ribs and risotto, which were excellent, and a perfectly seasoned and cooked fillet mignon. The presentation of the food was beautiful. However, they could have provided more potatoes to go with the entree, they were most decorative in quantity. We also got a side dish of mushrooms which were delicious, but the portion was a bit small for a $15 side dish. They were out of the chocolate cake and the budino. Which I presume due to their being sold out, may be their best desserts. We love lemon but neither of us liked their twice baked lemon cake, nor did we like the ricotta pie on a shortbread cookie with gelato . Our waitress was very sweet and brought us a coconut panna cotta, which we really liked. We will definitely try Scarpetta again and now we know which desserts we would order next time.

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

Good place, even at night without the vie the restaurant is managed by professionals. The waiters and everyone else are top notch.
Good job

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b
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing all around. Can’t wait to go back for a 4th time!

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I
92 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fresh and delicious. Service was exceptional.

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44 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The near empty restaurant on a Thursday at 8 PM was to our advantage as far as attentive service and noise level. Food was outstanding starting with the varieties of bread in the basket, appetizers (nicely charred octopus) and mains, particularly the black taglioni with lobster.

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E
11 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were so surprised that a hotel restaurant was so good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wedding anniversary! Spectacular !

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OT
22 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Service was not good. Tables are side by side so you can hear everything what people are talking about. No meatballs for spaghetti. $80 for two plates of spaghetti, soda and a dessert.

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YA
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow. What an amazing experience. Every bite I took was so tasty!
Definitely will be back next time we are in Newport!

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c
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the waiter we had was very attentive, friendly and very informative and and a good vibe, I believe his name was Gregory my husband thinks it may be George we do know he was Arminian .

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great meal with exceptional service

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11 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very busy evening. Checked in and was informed they were running a little late. Went to bar and bartender immediately came over for our drink order. After some time I went to check on our reservation and was told they were waiting for prior party to finish. Manager came over with complimentary Prosecco. We were seated about 1/2 hr. After reservation. Service and food was exceptional. Only negative would be noise level. Conversation was loud but music was even louder. Had to shout to be heard.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Service was horrendous for the price you are paying to come here. We were sat at our table a half hour past our reservation with no apology and after we ordered our meal our server never came to our table once. Had to find someone to get our check so we could finally leave. Was never checked in on or even had water refilled.

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JT
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Over priced noisey with poor service and mediocre food. The wine list had good wines but ridiculously over priced

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NF
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

I have dined at the Scarpetta in New York City as well as the one in Beverly Hills, CA. Both of those were excellent experiences. The Newport location missed the mark. Perhaps I was jaded by the experience at the others, but it did not compare to the others. First, the reservation process included two text verifications and a phone call from the restaurant that I would make the reservation on time, which all were confirmed. Of course, I waited a half an hour before being seated. I guess this can happen, but it appeared I was not the only one. Second, the service was fine, but not great. Very minimal description of dishes and just seemed like a production shop versus a higher end dining environment. I found that I was doing more to build enthusiasm about the meal than anyone who worked there (I was the only one in my party who had dined at a Scarpetta before). This was not the case at the other locations I mention above. Bottom line, food was good, service was average, and I will likely continue to visits the NY and CA locations, but unlikely to return here.

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K
26 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our evening started by being asked what table we would prefer and being seated with an amazing water view. The waitstaff were all upbeat and our waiter had a great sense of humor and made the evening interesting, also helping us to make a decision regarding entree selections. The venue is memorable and the food was delicious. Can't wait to return!

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RV
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The food and service were great. Professional, timely and well done. Unfortunately, the noise was almost too much. The dining room was full and loud with conversation but the music was turned up even louder. Combined, it was uncomfortable and detracted from the experience. We like lively but this was trying too hard. However, good service and food will likely have us give it another try.

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P
19 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome views best before dark. Service was excellent.
The food is sophisticated and well executed.
Rating says energetic noise level but it’s so loud that everyone is shouting to be heard that is best not to speak at all. Families with kids were relaxed knowing their kids were not spoiling anyone’s date, while playing video game because the adults where even louder. Wow I’m sure all the windows are a large part of the acoustic problem but no carpeting really makes the room pop.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing views and delicious food! I went with two of my best friends from college and we had an amazing time!

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PS
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food and service was OUTSTANDING! AMAZING! The one extremely noticeable issue was the noise from the band in the lobby. It was unacceptably loud. Also there is no private seating. The European set up wasn’t bad it’s just not a great place for a private celebration.

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

Terrible.
No había más nadie en el restaurant, solo nuestra mesa.
Tuvimos que devolver el pescado porque estaba malo.
La pasta estuvo OK.
Definitivamente overpriced

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HG
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

Noise level was uncomfortably loud. Food was good but not inspired. “Lobster” pasta dish had almost no lobster in it. Decor is starkly modern. Staff was very good.

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a
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The food is delicious, but terribly overpriced. Unfortunately the restaurant has been placed on the marina side of the property, so the view is only so-so, and you won’t see any of our famous Newport sunsets. The service was uneven, and several requests to move or turn down the propane heater yielded no results.

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D
15 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding all around. Terrific food and great service. Overlooking the water. It couldn’t get any better!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unbelievable spaghetti, perfectly cooked sirloin, and wonderful service. Couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable experience.

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KV
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

My feedback is that the food was fantastic but the ambiance was not. The music was way too loud and distracted from the delicious food. We ate inside this time as too cold for outside. I would only return in the summer to eat outside where the music is not deafening. Would not recommend eating inside to anyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Sat us an hour after our reservation but once we got going the food and drinks were great

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J
16 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

If you like Olive Garden at 5x the price, this is the perfect place. The food was average/below average but priced as if it were offered in a very upscale venue. Very loud and no ambience to speak of. The wine, a 4 oz. pour was priced at $17. The service was very spotty. Will never return.

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h
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Noisy, bad lighting (could not read the menu), staff hovering

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GC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service, would definitely return

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C
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Special location for outside dining in Newport. Delicious food!

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M
6 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

All great except for the blond hostess. Needs major attitude adjustment although manager made up for it with much better hospitality and demeanor.

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m
21 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Oh I had such high expectation about this place, especially seeing all the glowing reviews on Yelp. But our experience went downhill when the host did not honor our reservation request to sit outdoor. This would have been okay except she told us we could get an outdoor table if we wait for 30 mins (meanwhile, our indoor table was another 15 mins wait past our reservation time).

So we decided to grab drinks by the outdoor bar (btw, drinks here were really good - try the Il Bandito). In about 35 mins, I received a text that my table for 6 was ready so I went back to the host (a different one) asking if we were seated outside, and she gave me a quick glance and responded hastily "We do not have any outdoor seating available for the night!" This was not the customer service that I expected from a restaurant like Scrapetta. On my way back the outdoor bar, I bumped into the host that I spoke to when I checked-in earlier to ask why we waited 30 mins for a table inside. She then looked at me and said "oh, did you want an outdoor table, let me speak to the host!" WTF??! Is this place being ran like a circus? We made it clear that we will wait for an outdoor seating as it was for my husband's birthday. And if we were just getting an indoor table, why did it take 30+ mins???

After few back and forth between the staffs, we got a table outdoor...miraculously. But this whole encounter left a bad taste in my mouth. While the food was decent and the drinks were good, I would not be returning this place when I visit Newport next time.

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ML
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

The staff was so untrained that the entire meal - arrival to finish - felt cheap.
The food was awful - food I have eaten in other Scott Conant restaurants. It was robbery. A terrible experience. W were shocked.

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