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Dec 16, 2008 04:00 PM

Scarpetta-unremarkable at $80 pp

Very good food. But in this economy, B+ fois gras ravioli is not worth $25. And they still push you to 5:30 PM or 10:00 PM reservations. Don't rush.

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    1. Say what you wish, I don't agree......I LOVE it!

      1. $80 pp, probably with drinks and you had great food? You didn't know the place was a bit pricey? No sympathy from me.

        1. They push you towards the 5:30 or 10PM reservation because they're still very popular. If you want a "prime" dinner hour you need to reserve several weeks in advance.

          And if you didn't get the polenta, you don't get any sympathy from me either. :-)

          1. I've got reservations next Sat and am still excited to finally check this place out.

            One ordering question... Would ordering two apps (polenta and short ribs have been recommended the most), two pastas (tbd), and a shared entree be too much food for 2 people? Just not sure how big the pasta dishes are (app or entree sizes).

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            1. re: Corporate_40

              It may be, depending on your appetite. I think that's a standard ordering strategy, but when I went there a few weeks ago we got 2 apps, 1 pasta and 2 entrees, and were absolutely stuffed. No room for dessert.

              If neither of you are big eaters or one/both of you isn't very hungry, you may want to consider 2 apps, 1 pasta, 1 entree.

              That may be my only quibble with the place. Reduce the portion size a little bit (and the price), and then people can order/eat more dishes.

              1. re: Corporate_40

                My husband and I ordered one app, two pastas, one entree, one dessert. It was too much for us. I wish we had ordered two apps (because the mozzarella was so delicious), one pasta (because the spaghetti and cavatelli was very very filling) and two entrees (we both really liked the duck and root veggies)...we crammed in the chocolate cake, which was excellent.

                I wish they served half portions of pasta so you could taste without making a huge commitment.