BEST EXPENSIVE ITALIAN IN MIAMI
"The restaurant simply excels at serving clean flavors"
- Miami New Times
Scarpetta, by James Beard award recipient Scott Conant, offers a regional Italian menu combining the simplicity of Italy's cucina rustica with the refined flavors of fine cuisine amidst breathtaking views. An Italian expression that means “little shoe” – or the shape bread takes when used to soak up a dish – Scarpetta represents the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to its very last taste. Scarpetta at Fontainebleau is also a recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award. With more than a decade of experience in the culinary industry, Chef de Cuisine Nina Compton brings her culinary prowess to Scarpetta.
Overlooking the resort’s poolscape, the restaurant features ocean and poolside views, a glass-enclosed veranda as well as casual dining areas and a cocktail lounge. A light, airy and sophisticated interior displays a refined nautical palette, with elements that reference mid-century Italian design. Floor to ceiling columns, reminiscent of coral or weatherworn driftwood, line the windows adding an organic, sculptural element.
The restaurant’s bold architectural features highlight Conant’s seasonally inspired Italian fare comprised of farm-fresh ingredients and clean, earthy flavors that pay homage to his heritage and time spent in Italy. Known for coaxing the most sublime flavors out of the simplest ingredients, Conant has created a satisfying and soulful meal that encourages guests to pick up a piece of bread and clear their plates.