The original Scarpetta opened in New York City’s Meatpacking District in 2008 to a critically acclaimed 3-star review from the NY Times. The restaurant’s name is derived from the Italian expression, “fare la Scarpetta,” which means to savor a meal to the last bite. The philosophy of Scarpetta’s kitchen is to create bold flavors by amplifying the essence of seasonal ingredients. The signature pastas are made in-house daily and are paired with the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Scarpetta’s famous Spaghetti Tomato & Basil is nothing short of classic simplicity in both taste and preparation. Scarpetta has always been at once informal, comfortable and elegant, grounded with a passion for old world hospitality. Guests can enjoy ordering several dishes to share for the table, with a menu built for sharing and conviviality to inspire the essence of a stylish and carefree dinner party.