Scarpetta, in Italian, means “little shoe,” or the shape bread takes when used to sop up every last bite. And you’re bound to do just that at Scott Conant’s Italian eatery, a hit not just in Vegas, but in New York, Miami and Beverly Hills, as well. Both rustic and haute, Scarpetta is rich in modern interpretations of Italian classics. Sample light appetizers like tuna susci with marinated vegetables and preserved truffles, followed by house-made pasta — go for simple spaghetti in tomato sauce with basil, or smoked ricotta casonei with pistachios and poppy seeds — all of it, simply sublime.
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—Andrea Kahn, Custom Publishing Writer