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The restaurant’s name is derived from the Italian expression, "fare la scarpetta," which means to savor a meal to the very last bite. In 2008, Scarpetta received a James Beard nomination for ‘Best New Restaurant in America’ as well as a coveted three-star review from the New York Times.
Since then, Scarpetta has expanded its footprint in all corners of the world, providing culinary integrity and excellent service to discerning customers globally.
The philosophy of Scarpetta’s kitchen is to create bold flavors by amplifying the essence of seasonal ingredients. Our signature pastas are made in-house daily and paired with the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Scarpetta’s famous Spaghetti Tomato & Basil is nothing short of classic simplicity in both taste and preparation.View Menus
Under the creative vision of Founder and President John Meadow, our dedicated team, committed to culinary integrity and excellence in service, delivers unforgettable experiences time and time again. Our skilled team of culinary professionals channels La Dolce Vita, “The Good Life,” through their passion for genuine hospitality.
Our Founder, John Meadow
John Meadow is founder and president of LDV Hospitality, a boutique group founded on his dream of bringing “La Dolce Vita,” to everyday life.
Leading concept and business development, Meadow drives the creative process for the company. He envisions each new restaurant, bringing it to life, while forging partnerships with hotel developers for bespoke food and beverage experiences.
Meadow launched LDV in 2008 with its critically acclaimed flagship restaurant Scarpetta, followed by signature brands American Cut and Dolce Italian.
Prior to starting the company, Meadow served as manager of the Plaza Hotel’s Oak Room, followed by Beverage Director of the hotel. Meadow is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and remains very active in the alumni network. He is a member of the NYC Food Service Industry Partnership Advisory Council, and a director of the Board for the NYC Hospitality Alliance, which awarded him the “Next Generation” Award in 2016.
Meadow currently lives in New York City with his wife Karin and their two daughters.