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Wander past Scampi and you’re likely to stop in your tracks, if only to glimpse its stunning interior. Lofty windows afford fantastic vistas into this ...
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Reviewed May 30, 2021 via mobile

Scampi is a solid choice for modern Italian cuisine. The mafaldini scampi—probably the restaurant’s most popular dish—was an excellent combination of fresh shrimp and crispy breadcrumbs. The parsley seasoning was strong but enjoyable. That being said, the ambience and appetizer could have been better. The...indoor space was not very crowded yet incredibly noisy—it was unpleasant enough for us to want to sit in the outdoor dining area on a cold, rainy night. Our appetizer was the broccolini and burrata dish, and while the two paired very well together, it was a bit cold and would have tasted better if there was a side of bread offered with it (there wasn’t any bread on the menu). Overall, if you have your eyes set on the mafaldini scampi, it’s worth a trip.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

Old world style with a new world taste. Simply delicious...service, quality, presentation, all a 10!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

My foodie son's picked this spot and it was outstanding. Appetizers, main courses, sides, and desserts where seriously to die for. I enjoyed the Octopus main course along with the shrimp scampi. Amazing tastes and highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

We stopped in for a bite and some wine - they have happy hour with cheaper drinks (a variety of them). They also have some great priced appetizers. The service was great and they have several servers at the bar. They also serve craft cocktails...as well. A nice stop off the beaten path.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2019

Last time I was in New York I discovered this restraunt and promised myself a return trip. Arrived and it was vibrant, buzzing and rather too loud for my taste - however as the early evening crowd moved on the noise levels abated and when...the food arrived everything was good.....really good. Service was exemplary, food was first class - cooked well and presented nicely - its expencive but worth it. Like the last time, when I next return to NY I will again treat myself to a meal at Scampi.....but only one unless of course the rate of exchange improves.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

Our group of six were seated at a table in a corner, part chairs and part "couch." The restaurant space is very open. We all agreed to order several dishes off the menu and share. We checked with our server first to see if the...portions would allow for this and in fact the plan worked perfectly. To start we shared heirloom tomatoes and burrata, tuna tartare, fluke and the yellowtail. Second course we shared all of the six pastas. For our entree we shared the swordfish and the ribeye. Everything was seasoned and cooked perfectly and we all cleaned our plates and the serving plates. The service was excellent. We continually had our water glasses refilled. As we finished our main beverage we were offered refills on those if we wished. We could not ask for better service--all done graciously and efficiently. The restaurant can accommodate couples or groups (we were not the biggest group at this dinner seating. One group included small children. There are also two unisex restrooms. One criticism is that the restaurant was in fact very noisy, making our conversations hard to hear. They had radio music playing, which was unnecessary. Of course, sometimes nothing can be done about noise level but if anything can be done about that, it is worth pursuing. The food and service definitely warrant our return visit.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

Went with some business colleagues. I am Italian. Know good Italian. From RI. Seafood and Italian epitomizes RI food. Place was abysmal. Incredibly loud. Impossible to have a conversation. Soo uncomfortable Chairs made for tiny people. Chair size matched the size of most items on...the menu and price charged for the food with the exception of the pasta entrees was criminal. Over $750 for 6 people with drinks. Hint to scampi: Italian food is meant to fill you up. When you need bread at the END of an Italian meal there’s a problem. Maybe it’s more important to feel cool, by spending a ton of money for tiny portions of outrageously expensive and underwhelming food. Run like the hills from this place !!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

I have personally never had such good Italian food. I loved it so much! And the ambiance was so cosy. We managed to get there when there was less crowd (dinner time), so the service was really good and the food was served fast.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019

I hate when places won't seat you "until all of your party is here" when in reality the table isn't ready... after a wait, very very slow service between courses and uneven food. The endive special had never met its bagna cauda. The namesake dish...was okay - but nut much more than that. A friend's bronzino was better. The dessert was good by then it was over for this place.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Went here with some locals for Brunch/lunch. We did not have a reservation and there was virtually not a single diner in the restaurant when he arrived. The manager (?) who greeted us was totally obnoxious. He was clearly appalled that we could possibly be...attempting to dine with out a reservation. With a few huffs and harumpfs, he begrudgingly finally seated us. I struggled with giving this place 4 stars after the way we were treated. The space is quite appealing— bright , airy and inviting (despite the jerk at the door). Food was creative, tasty and well presented. On the down side...two folks ordered coffees which came quickly but there was never a check back for a refill. also, the woman whose job it was to clear plate hovered and we had to kind of protect our plates or they disappeared. Pastry basket ($14) was ridiculously over priced ) with a dry biscuit, a small (think Mini) muffin and a one inch brownie. The thick bacon was barely cooked—not even appealing. Highlights were the Avocado Bruschetta (generous amounts of avocado), ouvo Scampi ( think scrambled eggs with shrimp and delicious toasted Italian bread), and Mafaldini Scampi which was delicious combo of tasty, crunchy pasta and an understated sauce.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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We do have high chairs if needed. Please just let us know and we would be more than happy to accommodate!
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4