It's become a cliché to talk about the Italian country kitchen. At Scarpetta, we prefer the more urban version of the boot-shaped country’s food traditions.
Scarpetta means little boot, it’s also the term for using a piece of bread to mop up the last of the sauce from the plate.
With Scarpetta, we acknowledge that the raw and sensual, rural Italian cuisine also works in the big cities like Milan and Florence, where the pace is just that little bit faster and where everything is constantly evolving.
At Scarpetta you’ll find the classics of course, risotto, ravioli, pizza and pasta dishes, but you’ll see that we complement the traditional with something new. To start with we use Danish produce and spice up the whole experience with classic Danish design, Hans Wegner’s Y Chair is just one example of this.
Today’s modern city dweller demands choices and Scarpetta delivers on that need. The menu offers a long list of starter-sized dishes, so you can combine them and create your own feast or select the five-course menu that we’ve put together for you.
It was after two successful years with Scarpetta in Nørrebro that the opportunity arose to open in the redeveloped
A-House, a building with an interesting past; it was the TV studio for DR - the Danish broadcasters, as well as housing a collective of artists. Today, it’s primarily a luxury hotel with self-contained apartments. The space plenty of room for tables for two, long tables with space for larger dining groups, sofa-style seating finished in light leather as well as even more space to sit at the bar.
With its industrial look, the view of Copenhagen’s harbour and one of the city’s largest terrace areas, Scarpetta has all the ingredients that is needed to be a local restaurant on Islands Brygge.