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“Friendly staff, good effort”
Review of La Scarpetta

La Scarpetta
Ranked #57 of 125 Restaurants in Mossel Bay
Description: La Scarpetta offers authentic Italian cuisine in a friendly, warm relaxed atmosphere where people can enjoy a taste of Italy.
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Description: La Scarpetta offers authentic Italian cuisine in a friendly, warm relaxed atmosphere where people can enjoy a taste of Italy.
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Really helpful and friendly staff. Food nice enough, but we did not think it was value for money. Carbonara pasta was good, though the oxtail in the signature dish called "oxtail ravioli" was mince(?) and tasted much more of tomatoes than of oxtail.

Thank Adri D
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, very nice wines.

Unfortunately, the Italian feel was missing. There was no Italian ambience, decor was confusing and not very intriguing.

I could have bought the food at Checkers. The 'speciality' which was Oxtail Ravioli was mealy. My bread crumbled in my hands and was not edible. The chips soaked up oil and was very bitter, clearly not edible. They served us a Greek salad in an Italian restaurant. It was definitely a waste of my money.

Being a chef, the standard of food was concerning. I asked to speak to the chef - "They don't want to come out because a great Italian chef never leaves the kitchen." What a joke.

I am very concerned about the restaurant itself, if you want to stay open you need to raise your standards and actually openly receive criticism from people who actually want to improve your standards of dining and overall experience.



1  Thank Lilé P
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I have had so many nice restaurants in South Africa but this was the worst I have ever had!

The stuff is nice but that's it!! Food is horrible and not Italian at all! The wine was good!

1  Thank Teresa A
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Tyrone A, Manager at La Scarpetta, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Teresa
We are alarmed by your review may I ask what exactly it is that left you so unsatisfied?
Please help us to inprove any aspect of what we offer so to better meet with your exspectations by giving us some feedback.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We decided to try out the new Italian restaurant in town and were pleasantly surprised by the quaint venue and the friendly, professional service by our waiter, Tim. The menu had a wide variety of choices in pasta and pizza dishes, but there was also a section for steaks and burgers for those not into Italian foods. All at reasonable prices. Of course we went for the Italian fare and my wife had the cannelloni and I a pizza. Both dishes were excellent and we will certainly go back to try the other items on the menu.

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1  Thank RiaanHuman
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

If you love pasta, you may want to try this restaurant. We liked the bright, but tasteful decor in this old sandstone building. Unfortunately, we started off with a disappointment when none of the beers my partner ordered from the menu was available. In the end though, the wine recommend by the friendly waiter was excellent, and so were our pasta dishes.

1  Thank MW3550
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