Philadelphia, PA - Scarpetta, LDV Hospitality’s signature restaurant concept that first launched in New York’s Meatpacking District. The Italian phrase, “fare la Scarpetta,” or the act of using a piece of bread to absorb the leftover sauce in the pot.
Scarpetta Philadelphia's Seasonal Taste Menu
The bi-level restaurant located in the Rittenhouse Hotel taking the place of the former Smith & Wollensky restaurant. Guest can enter thru their the lower street level entrance or from the hotel lobby right into the main bar area. A la carte dinner is served up on the second level with exposed floor to ceiling windows offering a breathtaking view of Rittenhouse Park.
Scarpetta menu selection features signature handmade in-house pasta, raw, and cooked seafood, several meat choices, as well as vegetarian or vegan alternatives. The local, seasonal menu choices offer up a wide variety of in-season dishes alongside exceptional attention to fine detail and originality.
"The philosophy of Scarpetta’s kitchen is one of creating bold flavors by amplifying the essence of seasonal ingredients. The signature pasta is made in-house daily and is paired with the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients." - From the website
The staff is professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Along with a strong menu understanding as well as an in-house Sommelier available to help pair your meal together with the appropriate wine selection. Scarpetta’s ambiance is inviting, energizing, and an unforgettable experience amidst spectacular unobstructed views of the Rittenhouse Square.
Scarpetta, the kitchen is lead by Chef Michael Loughlin, focused on a regional Italian menu incorporating the straightforwardness of Italy's cookery and sophisticated flavors. Food is excellent; you'll fall in love with the kitchen specializes, most notably the Yellow Tale Crudo along with a variety of homemade pasta's.
The chef also offers classes on how to prepare Scarpetta's signature spaghetti from scratch, while sampling fine wine, and experiencing Scarpetta's state-of-the-art kitchen.
Scarpetta Philadelphia - 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103