So, hubby really wanted pasta last night. Say what you want about Babbo, but the pasta is always perfect. But, did not want to wait until 10:45 or fight for a seat at the bar. I have been wanting to try Scarpetta so made our way over there at 9:00 or so. Waited about 20 min for a seat in the bar. Not too bad. The atmosphere is very nice and the hosts/hostesses were friendly. Many reasonable wine choices which I always appreciate. I ordered the scallop carpaccio and it was fabulous. The hamachi DH ordered was good. I had black bass and it was really good. Now, where it fell down and I am still mad about it, is the pasta. Dh wanted pasta and usually does not eat much meant, so ordered the spaghetti with tomato and basil. For $27!!!!!! It was very bland, way too small and because we felt ripped off, ruined an otherwise wonderful meal. You could say, why order something that sounds so plain, yes. But, why would a top chef put something like that on the menu? Maybe $17 but $27?????? Or, add some hot pepper to it and put on some fresh cheese. At least.
Thanks for listening!