Scarpetta represents the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to its very last taste. Scarpetta is LDV Hospitality’s signature restaurant concept that first launched in New York’s Meatpacking District. The Italian expression, “fare la scarpetta,” describes the gesture of taking the little boot-shaped piece of bread to soak up the remaining sauce left in the pot of one’s home kitchen.
The restaurant’s name is derived from this familial gesture and represents the indulgent pleasure of savoring a meal down to its very last taste. In 2008, Scarpetta received a James Beard nomination for ‘Best New Restaurant in America’ as well as a coveted three-star review from the New York Times.