Scarpetta

Price guide: Budget

Rantzausgade 7, Copenhagen, 2200

Price guide: Budget

Scarpetta Copenhagen interior

By Andrew Stone, your Copenhagen expert

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#13 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Copenhagen
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.6
3.6
Ambience:
3.3
3.3
Service:
3.6
3.6
Location:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Escaping the crowds

Expert review of Scarpetta

Surprisingly high standards for the money at this excellent Italian.

The Cofoco group is now doing in Nørrebro to Italian food what it has done successfully for French bistro food in Vesterbro for a few years now. The formula is familiar - tackle some great regional cuisine with high standards, pack people in to strictly limited sittings and a tightly selected menu and offer them great value in return. The result is a winning formula such that the readers of the local AOK eating guide voted this the best value Italian in town.

Food and drink: 

While there is pasta and pizza on the menu, Scarpetta is not your bog standard internationalised Italian, and offers plenty of authentic dishes made from scratch.

There are three whites and eight red wines (Italian, natch) on offer, most of them available by the glass.

Recommended dishes: 

Expect things like chicken and lentil soup; pork with cheese, fresh herbs, brown butter and balsamic vinegar; or selected fresh cheeses with toasted nuts and quince jam.

Ambience: 

You're not paying for luxury and yes the atmosphere and the decor reflect that somewhat but the white drapes, chairs and tables make it light and feel a bit more spacious that it is. It's a prefectly enjoyable place to eat.

Service: 

Efficient, slightly brusque at times, but welcoming enough.

Location: 

Yes, OK, so the location is quite a way out of the town centre, but it's still worth the trip if you want good Italian food at very reasonable prices.

Price advice: 

The five-course set menu (275 krone) offers really excellent value and is a good sample of the breadth of the food here.

More information on Scarpetta:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Brasserie, Pizzeria, Restaurant
Food:
Italian
Address:
Rantzausgade 7, Copenhagen, 2200
Telephone:
35 35 08 08
Website:
http://www.cofoco.dk/scarpetta.php
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 5.30pm-Midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Scarpetta? Would you recommended it?