Ahhhh…..the romantic ambiance, five star service and traditional Italian cuisine…..you must be in Italy, right? Since it’s not always possible to hop on a plane and escape for a few days now you can find the next best thing: Scarpetta! Scarpetta in Beverly Hills brings classic Italian dishes to California. Executive chef, Freddy Vargas ensures that the time-honored flavors from his hometown of Staten Island are bursting in every bite. As you may have guessed, the spaghetti is divine and a must try when you visit. The classic sauce along and homemade pasta assure you will never want spaghetti from anywhere else. And if you are a bit more adventurous the grilled imported Spanish octopus is one of my favorites, as are the grilled sea scallops. Seafood meets fresh Italian spices! And the ambiance…..every detail of the restaurant is carefully thought out to give you a spectacular experience. They will satisfy all of your taste buds and even give you an inside look into how it’s done. Call and make a reservation for the Chef’s counter and get an up close and personal look at each step of the cooking process.
Luxe Tip: Can’t make it to Scarpetta for their dinner hours between 6pm and 10:00pm? Freddy Vargas opened Paninoteca by Scarpetta, which serves made-to-order sandwiches and salads to-go for when you are on the run! You can even grab a table in Beverly Canon Gardens just outside of Montage for an al fresco lunch meeting. The lunch hour for Paninoteca is 11:00 am-3:00 pm and features a farmer’s market menu inspired by al fresco café’s throughout Italy. Not sure what to order? The Chicken Parmesan is a customer favorite, and to die for.
Address: 225 North Canon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 860-7970