Having recently gone to Scarpetta for dinner, as you all well know I do not head over to the beach all that much for any reason, but a friend of the family was in town and wanted to have a quick and easy meal having just gotten off a long flight, staying at the Fontainebleau. We ate at Scarpetta, and here’s what I want to know. Why is it that people still seem to love the place? Honestly. Lets knock it all down a bit, here’s what Modern Luxury Miami says:
“Known for coaxing sublime flavors out of simple ingredients, celebrated NYC chef Scott Conant, formerly of L’Impero and Alto, brings his brand of Italian cooking to Miami. At this branch of Scarpetta, he relies on Florida’s bounty of farm-fresh and organic produce to craft menus of surprising complexity…”
Okay, so that seems to be all that anyone ever seems to say. First off, Scarpetta is always crowded, it’s annoying, I have no desire to be in overly crowded restaurants, I can barely hear myself think, it sucks. I had the spaghetti, it was actually kind of mushy, consistency was awful, and the flavors, bland, I make better spaghetti at home. Staff, usual South Beach knuckleheads, barely able to remember an order, get everything confused, not on it… which of course then brings us to how much they charge. It’s ridiculous, for four people with wine, $700. Screw it, never again.