63 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.687154 -73.976089
Neighborhoods: Fort Greene
One of the best Italians anywhere – I've been coming to Scopello for about two years. The food is always the best quality and their eggplant rolls and their filet mignon carpaccio are among my favorite antipasti in the whole of New York. Their pasta is consistently good and they have a wine list to satisfy even the pickiest connoisseurs palate. Another good thing is they give you a meal for your money. I'm a big guy so I like my plate full and at Scopello that is what you get. The hype about the celebrities is true too. I was at BAM for Sundance a couple of weeks ago and sat close to Steve Buscemi who was enjoying dinner there with a group of friends. If you are looking for one of the best places to eat in Brooklyn, Scopello is it.
Best Mother's Day dinner yet – My daughter and son-in-law took me for Mother's day. I do low carbs so no pasta but my meal turned out to be delicious anyway. My main course was marinated steak and steamed greens and it was excellent. The chicken my daughter ordered was also very good. Our server was nice and the restaurant was stylish and welcoming. I'll definitely be back.
Really mediocre italian. – Below average food from the tasteless bread to the average salad and average pasta. There must be a thousand italian restaurants better than this one.
beautiful restaurant, great fresh pastas, people watching – I have to agree with the best that I?ve heard and read about Scopello. My friends and I have been eating here for the past 3 years and have always enjoyed it. I like the way the menu changes seasonally, keeping it fresh and surprising. The homemade pastas are the best! The black ravioli with crabmeat is so deliciously decadent and the eggplant ravioli or butternut squash ravioli suit my veggie cravings just fine. You can really taste the Sicilian olives in the extra virgin olive oil they serve with the warm homemade bread that greets you at your table. I even like to watch the crowd change, from the really busy nights when you could rub elbows with someone like Cate Blanchett at the bar as Rosie O?Donnell and her galpals are saying good night in the dining room, to the warm slower nights when you don?t have to wait for a table and can kick back with your drink and your friends. It?s all good at Scopello. Highly recommended.
Delicious, fresh food, inviting spot – delicious and inviting. food is always fresh and spices blend well in the pasta and fish dishes i usually order. good selection of regional wines too, and none too pricey. staff knows their food and everyone is pleasant, even funny. always fairly crowded when i've been. beautiful, easygoing spot. Recommended!
Truly an Italian food experience – Overall, I found this delightful restaurant to be the perfect place for a romantic prelude, dinner after watching a movie at BAM, or causal meal and drinks with friends. One might describe the style of service as ?authentic European village' where the food and wine selections are pleasing and tasteful and the atmosphere is eclectic, lively, and warm.
ehhhh – After reading some of the positive reviews I'm wondering if I went to the same resturant as some of these other posters?
Have lived a block away for several years and decided to give scopello a try based on the positive reviews. I definately had a completely opposite experience then some of the other posters. There were probably, five other tables that nite and the service was still really bad. We waited quite a long time for every part of the meal, from placing our drink orders, to getting bread to getting our plates cleared. I wouldn't say anyone was rude but they certainly weren't friendly either. The food was just ok, total typical italian, I couldn't find anything special about it. Everything seemed to be lacking in flavor in a big way. Even though it's very convenient I can't think of any reason I'd go back to this place. I could make my own italian dinner at home and be more satisfied with the end product. Oh and by the way the decor is the same decor thats been in the place for the past four years when it was a prior eating establishment, also italian, nothing seems to go together and theres a very oddly placed tiffany lamp in one corner, with vines and stuff. i just don't get it..
Good food, horrendous service – My husband and I went to Scopello for the first time tonight with another couple to celebrate their engagement. The service was a disaster from beginning to end. First, they refused to give us a table against the wall even though many were available "in case they got a large party and had to push the tables together". When we asked to discuss it with the owner, they relented. We then spent the whole evening flagging people down for basic items, i.e., water, pepper, wine. Craziest of all, they felt compelled to tell us that if we wished to order the chocolate souffle, it would take 8 minutes (as though that were long). We did order it and it took nearly 20 minutes to come to us. The only thing we didn't have to ask and wait for was the bill. Having said all that about the service, the food was quite good especially for the modest prices. Unfortunately, the horrible service overshadowed the positive qualities of the restaurant. There are too many places in the Ft. Greene/Boerum Hill area to waste one's time here. Very disappointing.
Delicious Italian – Scopello is a wonderful neighborhood favorite. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the ambiance is warm and inviting. Most importantly, the food is great! They make delicious homemade pastas, fresh salads, seasonal specials, and a good Italian wine list.
I dine at Scopello pretty offen, the food is good, guys are nice and the atmosfere is relaxed.
I like the warm colours, comfortable seats and the music.
a good portion of home made delicious pasta cost $ 12.00 the caserecci is my favorite,
get a nice glass of barbera with it and you are just fine.
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