INTIMATE AND DESIGNED to provide a rustic Italian experience, La Scarpetta is owned and operated by Emilio and Rosaria, originally from Parma, Italy. The restaurant has the ability to seat 44 comfortably. The name refers to the Italian expression “fare la scarpetta,” which means to make a little shoe by bending bread to mop up the last of the sauce in a dish. This implies that everything on the menu is good to the last drop. We invite you to join us so you too can experience delicious, authentic Italian food.
This is the most authentic and genuine Italian restaurant I have ever been to in America! The food is outstanding, the restaurant is a miniature of Italy – with a real Vespa hanged on the wall, and the owners are very friendly and neat. I have absolutely loved it!
The budino di parmigiano and the rack of lamb are a must try!
Some of the best Italian in town! Homemade, great staff, incredible food and great atmosphere!
Absolutely fabulous authentic Italian food! The BEST I have ever had in Sarasota or anywhere else, for that matter! Rustic atmosphere, inspired serving vessels for the food, and incredible seasoning to the food! I can’t wait to return!
Jenifer K F
So I’ve never really given a review to a place but we just finished our dinner and there was no way I could pass it up. Awesome atmosphere with the feel of being in an Italian home kitchen. Food is hands down the best Italian food I’ve had. Treat yourself!!
Please reserve your table now as we are limited on space. Book a Table by calling 941.927.8716