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.
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.
Scarpetta NYC is now open at the InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace.