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Scarpetta

Scarpetta
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Cost
R130 avg main meal
Ambience
Family friendly, Groups, Special occasions
Food
Italian
Payment
Mastercard, Snapscan, Visa
Corkage
No corkage, BYO

Owners description

Scarpetta is the pride and joy of owner and chef Ricky Turilli. Here guests can enjoy seasonal homemade Italian food made with flavour and love.

 

 

Bring your own alcohol. There is no corckage.

User reviews

  • The experience at Scarpetta is fantastic from start to finish, from being welcomed at the door, the great service and amazing Italian food experience. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fantastic food experience out!
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  • Absolutely fantastic!
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  • Finally! I went to Scarpetta. What a treat. With Cape Town culture having a boom of Asian food (think ramen and bao), vegan and tapas places in the last few years, I am so thrilled we have a refreshing new legit Italian restaurant to frequent. I say frequent because the pricing is so good, it makes sense to visit often. I cannot think of one person who does not like Italian food, it's the ultimate comfort food all year round and when done properly, it turns into an intense addiction. But let's get down to the details: Situated in Woodstock, it's so close to where we live (Vredehoek). Roodebloem Road, Woodstock is so central in general - such a great spot to have a restaurant. Especially for parking. None of this town nonsense of driving around forever to just park. We did Uber though because with no corkage (no liquor licence), I took through two bottles of wine for our table. Uber is also a good option because Scarpetta is so central. The branding is fantastic. I absolutely love the logo which you see on the beautiful signage outside. Great care has been taken into expressing what Scarpetta is about through the logo. Ricky Turilli is such a great host, I cannot imagine him not doing any other career. Ricky knows how to do restaurants properly. We were warmly greeted and seated by Ricky and his staff in this warm, intimate space. The main menu is on a chalk board in the front but of course there were extra special dishes that were explained to us. There was fresh bread on the table, always a great start when you get bread. We started with caprese - so beautiful and fresh. What a winner. You can order family style when you have a large table which just makes so much sense. We had bolognese - signature dish. The sauce!!! Absolutely divine. The pasta quality is out of this world and cooked superbly. We had also ordered the fettuccini funghi. I think that would become my regular order at Scarpetta. We also tried their aubergine parmigiana/eggplant melanzane as it was a special we just could not resist. Wowee!! Best I have tasted. Full of flavour. DESSERT!! Cannoli and tiramisu. I cannot recommend enough. Cannoli is what dreams are made of. Great place for families, dates, friend dates...just perfect. Has that regular spot vibe. Thrilled that Scarpetta is on the scene.
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  • Finally Ricky Turilli is cooking in Cape Town again! I remember having great meals at Zucca on Kloof Street, when Ricky was the only person serving fresh porini mushrooms at that stage. Ricky has hit the nail on the head again, once more taking his classical italian approach of not overcomplicating his cooking and allowing great ingredients to speak for themselves. Their "family-dining" approach of shared table dishes is awesome, and i love that his signature spaghetti bologhese is on the menu. I believe Ricky's daughter was classically trained in pastry in italy, and it shows in their desserts. Their tiramisu is lighter than air and finally someone is serving cannoli in Cape Town! Theirs were as good as any i've had in italy. Congrats guys on a great experience, and i hope more of Ricky's classics filter their way onto the menu soon... Keep up the good work
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  • 5 of us went for our monthly dinner club and we had the most amazing evening! We started with the antipasti platters, one veg and one meat. 2 of us are vegetarian so it was lovely that there were such good options. The meat eaters wanted to steal our platter which included a chick pea and tomato salad, cheese, palm hearts and marinated artichokes. The meat one had Parma ham, salami, cheese and prosciutto. This was all served with the incredible house made herbed focaccia. For mains 4 of us had the mushroom pasta which is herbed with cream and 6 types of mushrooms (Epic, cannot recommend enough)1 classic Bolognese (very generous portion) and one skirt steak which is served in strips and which was thoroughly enjoyed. The restaurant doesn’t have a liquor license so bring you own wine or gin but the restaurant has soft drinks and tonic etc to accompany that. I feel like this could be my weekly low key dinner spot but it would also be a lovely place for a date or occasion.
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Menu

Set menu - 4-course Family Eating Set Menu - R300 per person

Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Dog-friendly
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Reservations recommended
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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