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Feb 9, 2012 06:30 PM

Scarpetta - Is the spaghetti w/tomato THAT good??

I'm going to scarpetta soon, and have heard so much about the spaghetti that I really want to try it. But.... it is just spaghetti in tomato sauce. Is it that good? Better than the other pastas? I probably won't be back at scarpetta any time soon (the last time I was there was 2 years ago) so I want to order as well as possible :)


355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

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    1. re: PopMegaphone

      Yes it's very good, worth the price? I don't think so.

    2. It might be the best spaghetti with tomato/basil you'll ever have, but if you imagine even a perfect combination of that flavor profile and don't think it's worth $24 then you should order something you find more appealing/interesting. I enjoy the spaghetti quite a bit but am also a big fan of the black tagliolini, the duck/foie ravioli, and the short rib/bone marrow agnolotti. The black cod is another must-order for me. Enjoy!

      355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

      1. You can approximate the same spaghetti at home (it's a simple but very tasty technique, you can find recipes for) so I've opted to order the already mentioned ravioli and agnolotti. Both are excellent, providing you like richer, and sweeter pasta dishes. That said, neither completely satisfied me as a main, so I think ideally I would split a pasta as a starter the next time. I also really enjoyed their desserts, which are interesting.

        1. I liked it, but didn't find it $24 good.

          1. I liked it, but didn't think it was better than foie ravioli.