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Carbone vs Scarpetta

Discussion in 'Restaurants and Eateries' started by bayoubengal, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. bayoubengal

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    I’ll be taking my parents out to Vegas for their 50th anniversary and of course wanted to do at least one nicer dinner. I figure the “family style” of the dishes at Carbone would be perfect as we can share a little bit of everything. I’ve been to Carbone once or twice and loved it. Never been to Scarpetta. How do they compare? Menus seem similar as expected since they’re both high end Italian. We are staying at Cosmo so Identity points or possibility of comps is nice but the cost of the meal isn’t a concern. It’ll cost what it costs. Parents aren’t big drinkers so a better wine list doesn’t really matter. They’re easy to please when it comes to that. In a night out they might have just one or two for the night. Any opinions on one over the other?
     
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    I’ve eaten at Carbone and Scarpetta a few times.

    My last visit to Carbone in June the food was fantastic - better than its ever been. (Except for the rubbery lobster pasta). We’ve always had extremely slow service at Carbone. I don’t know if that’s part of the Carbone experience or if we’ve just had bad luck server wise?? I also observed in June that Carbone was only about half full on a Friday night at a pretty popular dining time. The newness and hype must be over.

    My meals at Scarpetta have been good but not fantastic. No complaints but I usually end up choosing Zuma or Jaleo or Milos over Scarpetta at Cosmo.

    I’d choose Carbone over Scarpetta.
     
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    Thank you for the Carbone v Scarpetta feedback. Exactly the kind of feedback I was hoping for.

    Me and the gf are big Zuma fans. We hope to hit it up this trip when we send my parents to one of the various Elvis shows.

    Does Milos still have the lunch special for $20 and some change?
     
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    Milos still has the lunch special. Jaleo also has a great lunch special. Unfortunately Jaleo recently changes their lunch special menu and the changes got rid of a few of my favorite items.
     
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    I think if you're going with a group then Carbone is preferable. I've always enjoyed Scarpetta, for sure. But I think that Carbone is better overall, and their main flaw is that they're not really conducive to dining either solo or with people who aren't going to be sharing food (for example, I don't eat beef, so the veal parm is off the table for me). If you're with a bunch of people, that issue is solved and I'd almost certainly go for Carbone.
     
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    It’ll be four of us. No issues with dietary restrictions except maybe nitrates as dad has high BP. So it’s sounding like I’ll be keeping my Carbone reservation.
     
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    I like Scarpetta more than most people, but this is a no brainer - Carbone 100%
     
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    I haven't been in years but I love Scarpetta. Definitely more than Giada.

    Not sure if Scott Conant still owns it, but their spaghetti plate is featured on the best things I ever ate on Food Network.



    They also used to have ribeye pasta that was awesome.
     
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