5500 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Fax: (505) 821-1888
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Fine Dining, Family Style, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
06/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
ok. i understand that not all items are a home run (like the meatballs, super dry) but just follow my lead on this. get the insalata salad with balsamic. get the santa fe pizza and substitute pesto for bean sauce. finally, dont leave without getting the torte de mele! Everytime!
06/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My girlfriend got some sort of pasta and really enjoyed it. I tried their mushroom pizza which was terrible. Just thinking about it makes me sick now. The pizza featured some sort of exotic mushrooms which just tasted really bad. The pizza might have been OK otherwise. There was some sort of apple pastry with ice cream for dessert that was very good. Our server was friendly and helpful.
06/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Scarpas has very good food, the pizza and salads are terrific, and the service is not great but average. The pasta is why I love this place!! I could not possible recommend anything more highly than the Red chili cream pasta with chicken. However the only time i go there is when im in the mood for it. I really wish this buisness would expand on its menu. However what they do have is good and worth checking out.
10/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I went to the one on Eubank and Montgomery for dinner and we will not be going back. We ordered an appetizer first and a couple beers, when the waitress brought the beers she said the appetizer will be out soon-so I know she heard us when we ordered it. Well, the appetizer never came and our food didn't come out for 30 minutes. My husband's pasta was good and hot, but my pizza was cold like it had been sitting out for a while. We were starving and ate it anyway, people that got sat after us were already finishing their meals and getting the check. The waitress was apologetic and the food was okay, but I'll never go again.
03/20/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Unlike some of the other reviewers, I have only eaten at Scarpa's once, and only by myself, so I lack their perspective. Still, I was impressed with both the ambience and the food. The menu is straightforward, with three main categories: brick oven pizzas, salads and pasta dishes. I ordered a pasta dish, which was freshly prepared with the pasta properly done, served with a relatively imaginative sauce of Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes and wine, thickened with just enough cream to hold it together without making it excessively rich. The salad was good, and the selection of beers admirable.
It's a comfortable place, with parties ranging widely in size. Great place to sit and enjoy the evening.
02/12/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Large variety of food all of it good; pizza, salads, pasta. Nice atmosphere, dark and quiet enough to be romantic, but still good for small groups of people. Informal, sharing dishes is popular here, including the salads, so you can try alot of different things. Prices are reasonable., good selection of drinks. Service is generally very competent.
01/12/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The best brick oven pizza in town. For everyone who loves a thin and crispy crust, it is the perfect pizza, with just the right amount of sauce and toppings, never soggy or falling apart. Their salads are a great accompaniment to their pizza. In fact the whole menu is superb.
Excellent service every time. I do occasionally order there distinct coffee flavored ice-cream drizzled with caramel and whipped cream, of course we all share, as it is enormous. Reminds me of fried Ice-cream. My niece of 5 years of age just loves it. She is well behaved.
It would be wonderful to have one on the west side of Albuquerque, say, near the Cottonwood Mall/Rio Rancho. Many restaurants there. I understand there will be one in Santa Fe, NM in the near future.
01/03/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Looking at all the existing reviews, it seems there is quite an emotional dichotomy between loving and hating Scarpas. Here are some more concrete data:
My wife and I have been to Scarpas several times, and we've always *loved* the food. It's wonderful italian food, a nice atmosphere, and has a quaint micro-brewery (altough that doesn't interest me much since I don't drink).
Parking is a little cramped, and there isn't much selection for dessert (they only have one dessert item, and it has coffee flavoured ice-cream, which I despise) but the pizza and pasta is so good that I enjoy going back.
The portions aren't super-sized, but they are filling. You'll probably want dessert afterwards, but maybe from somewhere else. ;)
Overall, Scarpas is a good place to eat, but I wouldn't go there every weekend. =)