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Oct 6, 2010 12:57 PM

Dear Scarpetta

How is it possible that you open your phone lines a month in advance and somehow, magically, prime seating, 7-9, is already booked up for a month from today? If I asked for a reservation for 10 people, maybe I would understand. 2 people! I've eaten here more than 10 times since the day you opened. I was there the week you opened, when it wasn't even full. I know you've become super popular since then (because your pretty boy chef is off opening up restaurants he will never cook at) and I am not asking for special treatment. You tell me to call me a month in advance and I followed that. Not only will I never eat at Scott's restaurant's again (1 because it is impossible to get a normal reservation at Scarpetta and 2 because is Faustina still open- that was a bad meal) but I will burn Scott's cookbook, as I have already memorized his tomato sauce receipe. By the way, you may want to find someone new to answer your phones. The women I got was a big C. apologize for the punctuation errors, but as you can see, I'm pissed.

355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

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    1. Most restaurants hold virtually no reservatiobs for tables of two. Tables of four are much easier.

      1. Did you give your name when you called? They give preference to customers who have dined there before. I haven't been there in a few months, so maybe it's gotten worse, but that was always the policy.

        1. All of their front of house girls/women are like that.
          Not the only place. I do appreciate you cutting them off just like that.
          Granted, I am a stickler but I do not consider this a huge transgression. Still better to give
          them too little slack than too much. If everyone did so, we would all enjoy much better food.
          Or maybe most people cannot tell the difference and/or do not care.
          No need for his cookbook to make one of many top notch tomato sauces.

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