Concept changed to Showfish days before our visit.
Was told it would still be good for an anniversary dinner.
The food was absolutely awful, we were basically seated in the lobby coffee bar. No ambiance at all.
We were called about a week prior to our arrival letting us know that Scarpetta had changed to Showfish. We opted to keep our reservation which turned out to be a mistake.
Perhaps the wait staff at a supposedly fancy restaurant being dressed in jeans and sweatshirts should have been our first clue. Our meal was served in the more casual bar, presumably due to COVID guidelines, so Monday night football was on. Again, not my ideal for a fancy restaurant and also not for our anniversary dinner.
Our waitress was horrible. She got several orders wrong, including ours. My husband ended up getting his meal first and finished it before my even arrived. The manager came by to check why I had sent my meal back, obviously not getting the message that it was not what I ordered. Even with his help the meal couldn't be expedited. In the midst of all this our waitress supposedly had an emergency and had to leave. None of the other staff could sort out what was going on. The table next to us also got the wrong order while I was still waiting for my meal. We think the tickets got switched but no one was able to figure that out. The other couple didn't get their meal until we were leaving.
I normally give a good tip regardless, but I was so disappointed with this place that I couldn't justify it. We didn't stick around to see how they would mess up dessert. The food ended up being good but the service completely ruined the experience. We picked another night at a different restaurant and decided to call that our anniversary dinner.
Great food, great drinks, great service, great ambiance! Will definitely be returning in the future.
Food and service were very good. Nice outdoor setting.
Overrated, best part was the sourdough in the bread basket.
We loved having dinner here - the service was A + and from the wine to the fresh yellowtail appetizer, to our steak and duck with the famous Scarpetta spaghetti for dinner .. Our plates were licked clean ! Highly recommend Gurney's for a classy night out.
One of the best restaurants I have been to!!! The food was amazing!!!
My husband and I were there to celebrate our wedding. As soon as we were seated, our waitress came over with a complimentary glass of champagne for each of us and immediately asked if we wanted a nice picture in front of the sunset. Our waitress was amazingly attentive. Our food was delicious too, although some of our items were a bit salty (and that is coming from a lover of salt). Overall, it was a very nice celebratory dinner and experience. Beautiful atmosphere!
Delicious setting and food. Always best outdoor seating in Newport on a low wind evening
Excellent meal and ambiance. We got the agnolotti and steak and both were outstanding.
Scarpetta's website portrayed it as a glamorous, upscale waterfront Italian restaurant. While the view out over the water was charming, the ambiance inside the restaurant was deeply disappointing. Plain tile floors, plain tables and chairs, too-loud music, large unadorned floor plan, ... It looked far too much like a generic, modest-budget hotel dining room. There was nothing about the ambiance or decor that made the experience memorable. On the other hand, the service was fine and the food was reasonable. It's worth noting that everything was a la carte, which drove the prices up.
Food and service was fabulous
We were excited to be going to Scarpetta for dinner. So many great reviews by people we know. We were first told we may lose our indoor reservations due to high winds outdoors. Turned out to be a 20 min delay no biggie. We were then escorted to our table, which was in a hallway to the bathrooms. Not the views we were expecting. When we asked for a different table we were told it would be a very long wait. We sat in the hallway. Our server Amos may have been the best server we have ever had. He was on point with all aspects of our meal. The food was very good, the short rib app was quite a bit salty, the tomato and burrata quite good. The farfalle with crab was really good with lots of crab meat. The pasta with wild boar ragu was a hit. Definitely order that. We didn't order dessert because we wanted to get out of the hallway. When leaving and asked how our meal was, I responded that the ambiance was not that great, she responded I guess you sat in the hallway. I do recommend the food and definitely try to sit in Amos section as long as its not the bathroom hallway.
Tabatha... that’s the review, TABATHA! My gosh. Wow! Talk about AMAZING service. The food was awesome, but TABATHA stole the show. Can we bring her back to NY and clone her? I mean, like seriously! My 10 yr wedding anniversary is starting off just right. Thank you, TABATHA!
Although limited menu, the food we ordered was delicious and service was outstanding. My thanks to the chef and the wonderful staff greeting us to waiter serving us. Definitely will be back and already recommended to others
Fabulous food, great service, outdoor dining was lovely! Highly recommend Scarpetta’s.
I would recommend this place 100%. Great food and service.
found a bug in our wine glass when waiter brought it over to us, small portions, cold food ... but beautiful location
Incredible food and wine program, beautiful setting, great service with Joe- we can't wait to come back!
delicious meal, great service -- and on a rainy evening that had the staff scrambling to seat the outside diners and still keep distance between tables.
Very romantic dinner. Great service. Food could of been a bit better for the price. Overall good experience.
Excellent date night spot. Right on the water, view is amazing.
The food was sooooo good! Get the octopus and the bone marrow agnolotti.
They were very accommodating offering us indoor or outdoor which I was surprised by since it was a busy night. The service was great and the wait felt like nothing. Food is unbelievable. All pricey but worth it!
Delicious pasta, beautiful outdoor setting and impeccable service.
Excellent food, great service! The spaghetti dish a must! Shared as a middle course! Enjoy!
We had an amazing time. Everyone loved their meal. We had the tuna, black squid ink pasta w lobster, grilled octopus and short ribs. Such a wonderful meal.
Srdan was an unbelievable server and gave us the absolute best experience! Amazing night!
The service and a ambiance were good but everything else left a lot to be desired. The chef was not accommodating at all! Gave a poor explanation as to why pasta couldn’t be switched! There was not enough special selections on the menu. I ended up ordering an appetizer portion of short ribs for my main course. It was cold and dry when it got to the table. Halibut was overcooked. My husband had steak, simple, nothing special but good. I asked for decaf coffee which later that night discovered it must have been regular. The manager provided dessert on the house. With many other restaurants, I am sorry we picked Scarpetta.
Service and value of food was good, but didn’t necessarily live up to expectations. Some dishes were better than others, and though our server was very pleasant and helpful, we were sitting for a good 15 minutes before he arrived at our table.
Sat in a great location in the edge of the dock and had amazing service from Amos! Will for sure be returning !
Terrible service- took two hours to get our main course and then the waiter added an extra charge on our check which “was meant for another table.”
My boyfriend and I stayed at Gurneys and enjoyed dinner here on our first night. Great atmosphere and food and service was very attentive. Also made strong drinks
We were hosting good friends who had never been to Scarpetta. We had requested a table out on the deck and were extremely pleased that they were able to accommodate us. It was very quiet and peaceful overlooking the water, bridge and boats on the water. Both the service and food were outstanding! Alberto our waiter was very attentive without being intrusive. Our guests were definitely impressed with the evening. We will absolutely request him next time we dine at Scarpetta. Thank you for a beautifully delicious and relaxing evening!
Amazing food. Tasted fresh and service was spot on
Probably the worst birthday dinner I’ve ever had and it all had to do with ambiance. We were seated in what I can only assume is the service corridor. It’s literally between the kitchen and the bathroom. Families with strollers kept rushing past to get to a parking lot. We told staff several times it was my birthday and not only was it not acknowledged, they didn’t even acknowledge our request for a different table, even though there were two-tops open at the bar. Two different serves literally acted like they couldn’t hear us. We eventually just shrugged it off and blamed covid. Until the food came cold. That’s when we decided dessert wasn’t worth it. We didn’t even get a “thanks for coming” from the hostess on the way out. Overall this restaurant is overpriced, overrated, and will leave you wishing you spent $250 somewhere else.
Best meal in Newport!!!
Our server was wonderful and the food was fantastic!
The service was horrible. The food was great but I would never return because the staff was so rude and the service just awful. We were there to celebrate our engagement (happened a few hours prior) and it basically ruined our night.
Our waiter was excellent! Food was great and it always is there.
OpenTable ダイナー533名によるScarpetta Restaurantの評価は4.5☆です。