Dinner at Scarpetta 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 4:18PM
The Lady Who Lunches in Restaurant reviews

Unless you live in NYC, there's really no way you can explain how unbelievably difficult it is to make plans with your friends.  Take Bryan, for example, whom I met while dining at The Lion...in August!  Since that night, we've been trying to find a spot in the other's calendar.  Due to work obligations and everything in between, it took us nearly two months since that initial balmy August evening at The Lion to get together.  And since neither one of us had been to Scarpetta, I made a 9pm reservation for a very long-overdue dinner date. 

Bryan and I enjoyed a glass of wine at the bar before being seated at our table.  Between sips and stories, we couldn't help but admire Scarpetta's casual, yet incredibly elegant, space.

*All of my photos from this meal can be found on Flickr

Scarpetta: a look inside (photo: NY Daily News)The good

Dinner at Scarpetta: one of NYC's best bread basketsDinner at Scarpetta: dip trio for accompanying bread basket

Dinner at Scarpetta: the infamous spaghettiThe bad: there was no "bad"

The ugly

Dinner at Scarpetta: Cauliflower Panna Cotta

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