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What to Order at Scarpetta?

maggiej Mar 6, 2009 09:11 AM

My mom's 60th birthday! Family going in a few weeks. What to order? What to avoid? Are the pastas big enough for a main dish?


  1. guttergourmet Mar 8, 2009 06:34 AM

    I always get the polenta to start and the capretto.

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    1. re: guttergourmet
      kobetobiko Mar 8, 2009 09:25 AM

      I liked the polenta but I found the capretto to be tough (it's not dry, but the meat, except for the chops, was quite tough and hard to chew). Was your capretto moist when you dined there?

      1. re: kobetobiko
        guttergourmet Mar 8, 2009 10:18 AM

        Yes but I've heard but there's always luck of the draw.

    2. steve h. Mar 6, 2009 12:51 PM

      mixing the creamy polenta app with the braised short rib app (very small) is a great way to start a meal. the agnolotti dal plin is a seriously good pasta dish. no need for a secondo.

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        stephaniec25 Mar 6, 2009 11:42 AM

        The pastas are big enough for a main dish, but I recommend getting that as an appetizer and sharing it. The entrees are too good to miss! Definitely get the Spaghetti Pomodoro which was my favorite thing on the menu. If you like goat, the slow cooked capretto is fantastic. My boyfriend doesn't particularly like the taste of goat so he was not a big fan. The prosciutto wrapped veal is also outstanding.

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