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Who doesn't love a neighborhood Italian restaurant -- especially when said restaurant consistently turns out phenomenal cuisine?  

 In New York's bustling Flatiron District, Scampi is inspired by the cuisine of Southern Italy, and the culinary traditions that stretch back centuries. Chef PJ Calapa once ran the kitchen at the Michelin-starred Ai Fiori, and brings a refined culinary sense to his craft. His menus are all about highlighting fresh, perfect ingredients, a mentality practiced all over the nation of Italy. Crudi (raw fish dishes) are simple and elegant, like the fluke crudo with tomato, castelvetrano olives, and lime; vegetable dishes, like a grilled asparagus with cured egg yolk, are just as sophisticated. Pastas include the gorgeous Lumache with Manila clams and tarragon pesto, and the enticing ricotta-filled Cappelletti, with ramps and oyster mushrooms. 

A wine list includes lesser-known options from throughout Italy and beyond, highlighting the country's many incredible wine regions, while a reserve list allows customers looking to indulge to explore even deeper. And Scampi is ideally suited for private events -- whether you opt for an intimate Chef's Table experience or create a group dinner for a larger occasion. 

[Photo: Scampi]

Topics: new york, restaurants, venues, venue spotlight

Written by The Tripleseat Team

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