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La Scarpetta

Plaza Castilla, 1st Floor, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-567-4841
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“budino” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Plaza Castilla, 1st Floor, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

Favourite restaurant in Santo Domingo, central location, authentic low key atmosphere, food and wine some of the best I have had in the DR. Highly recommended, try the Fillet De Beef with a side of aglio olio.

Thank Mickibbo
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Love this small Italian resto which remains like the old Italian "cantinas". With an outstanding menu which shows from "mozzarella al forno" to "pulpo a las brasas", going trough a wide variety of pasta dishes, la Scarpetta is one of my favorites places in Santo...More

Thank Salgari57
Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

This place is magical, small (10 tables), cosy decoration and true rustic Italian cuisine. I've been living in the DR for the past couple of years and la Scarpetta is definitely our favorite Italian restaurant in Santo Domingo. I even like it more under the...More

Thank LAVVphoto
Reviewed February 8, 2016

One of the best places to eat italian food in Santo Domingo. Ambiance is quite cozy and I personally loved the rustic style, feels very authentic. Pasta dishes are fresh and full of flavor. Its just like eating in Italy! The only thing is that...More

Thank Biacabral06
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Living in Santo Domingo as a foreigner (French for me), it is always a hard time to find tasty and affordable food. I went back to La Scarpetta 2 days ago (a friend told me the owner changed and the food was great) and I...More

Thank david C
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Place is ok if you are looking for an mid priced Italian restaurant in Santo Domingo. The charm of this place used to be that it was owned and operated by a couple. They would come to the table and let you know specials and...More

2  Thank Bourni1
Reviewed October 26, 2015

I went to this restaurant with my wife and 8yr old daughter, the place was full, they only have like 5 tables, the service was great, the chef itself came out and recommended some plates and also explained how they are done, etc. good wine...More

Thank Ramon A
Reviewed September 29, 2015

It's a tiny place so try to go early for lunch or early for dinner. The decor is homey and inviting. Nice date place. Some meat and fish dishes but the prevalent item in the menu by far is pasta. It has the feel of...More

Thank Dominicanamerican
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

It is very sad to write this. People working there was great and the attention too, however a cockroach appears on the table... Near to my little girl food!!!! I had to use a napkin to take it off! I reported it to the attendant...More

Thank Carla A
Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Wow amazing good, good service and excellent wine selection . Can not fault this restaurant at all. Will definitely be returning next holiday. Do not change a thing you have everything just right :)

Thank Caroline B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Castilla, 1st Floor, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Santo Domingo Province  >  Santo Domingo
  • Phone Number: +1 809-567-4841
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