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Jan 4, 2009 10:50 AM

Going to Scarpetta this weekend, any suggestions?

Any suggestions? On what to order!
We will be a party of 6

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    1. Spaghetti, tomato and basil

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      1. re: frk040

        you know we could have had an off night, but a recent dinner at Scarpetta was one of the most disapponting meals my wife and I have had in a long time.

        The Spaghetti, tomato and basil was gummy, not at all flavorful and really insulting at $24.
        There are pasta dishes all over town that are better and cheaper. At both high end and neighborhood places.
        A Capretto (goat) entree was tough, chewy poorly cooked and arrived in the form of a well plated "goat-hash"
        A Pork dish that was completely ill conceived had the flavor of a hot spiced apple cider with way too much spice and was served with Emilia-Romagna gnocci that couldnt have worked any less as a side for the pork...

        I had high hopes, and have enjoyed Scottt Conants cooking at some of his previous stops but this was just a train wreck of a meal...hopefully we just hit it on a bad night.

      2. normally i'd rec the ceci (chickpea) soup but i heard it's been recently dropped from the menu...

        and the black cod w/ stewed tomato and fennel (but that was also out of stock when a friend of mine went there recently)

        1. My daughter and I had dinner at Scarpetta this weekend. We enjoyed the bread and caponata/olive oil, Mozzarella in Carozza, short ribs and risotto appetizer, spaghetti with tomato and basil, Sicilian sliced duck, and Amadei chocolate cake.

          Even in the off season, the stewed tomatoes in the Mozzarella dish had an extraordinary pop of flavor. My daughter, who doesn't like raw tomatoes...was amazed by the their taste. Until Saturday, her favorite NY Italian was Peasant. Now it's Scarpetta.

          While I enjoyed everything... and the service was wonderful as well... I would like to see more items on Scarpetta's menu, especially entrees. Or at least some specials... This was the second visit for me and no specials either time.

          I liked the short ribs and risotto so much, I would love it as an entree. (Would need more short ribs in it and less risotto to make it work). That was one delicious winter dish.

          1. Based on recommendations I got here, I recently ordered the polenta, short ribs, burrata, spaghetti, and black cod. I would order all again with the exception of the short ribs. While they were good, I would just try something else next time. The polenta, burrata, and balck cod were great. The much discussed spaghetti, while very good, was not as great as I was hoping for. I'd go for the duck ravioli next time instead.