NYC Restaurant: Scarpetta

You know what’s incredibly convenient when you’re a food blogger? When your best friend lands a job at the hospitality group that owns some of your favorite restaurants in the city. *Inserts celebratory hands raised Emoji*

That’s right – my bestie is the new Social Media + Digital Marketing Manager at LDV Hospitality. Yay, Sydney!

I’ve made it no secret that American Cut is pretty much my favorite restaurant in the entire universe, but LDV has a handful of other incredible restaurants that you can best believe you’ll be seeing more of on HB.

The other night we feasted at Scarpetta – LDV’s signature restaurant in the Meatpacking District. I had been to Scarpetta once before (as well as Scarpetta Beach in Montauk), but this particular visit was on another level. And by that I mean – a tasting menu level. 

The GM made sure we got to try all of Scarpetta’s most popular dishes. From start to finish, each bite was perfection. Here are the dishes we enjoyed, with my absolute favorites in bold.

RAW YELLOWTAIL – olio di zenzero & pickled red onion

Scarpetta Yellowtail

BRAISED SHORT RIBS OF BEEF – vegetable & farro risotto

Scarpetta Short Rib

CREAMY POLENTA – fricassee of truffled mushrooms

SHORT RIB & BONE MARROW AGNOLOTTI – garlic chip & horseradish


(Their famous) SPAGHETTI – tomato & basil

Scarpetta Spaghetti

BLACK COD – caramelized fennel & concentrated tomato



MASCARPONE CHEESECAKE – stone fruit, streusel & lemon verbena gelato


ESPRESSO BUDINO – salted caramel, chocolate biscotti & hazelnut gelato


What I love about Scarpetta is that it’s chic and modern, yet still serves classic and simple Italian dishes. Seriously…do not leave without trying their spaghetti!

I have a feeling I’ll be going back to Scarpetta soon, and I can’t wait until I do!

Scarpetta: 355 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014 (Meatpacking District)
Great for: dinner, date spot, groups