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A Famous Tomato and Basil Spaghetti Will Arrive in London All the Way From NYC

Scarpetta will bring its famed, litigious tomato and basil pasta from New York to Knightsbridge

Scarpetta New York City will open an Italian restaurant in Knightsbridge, London Scarpetta [Official Photo]

A New York City restaurant group famed for tomato and basil spaghetti — and lawsuits over who owns that spaghetti — will open its first London restaurant in Knightsbridge, as first reported by Hot Dinners. Trading out of the Bulgari Hotel, Sette will be an independent Italian restaurant operated by Scarpetta, which runs six more across the United States.

A trademark bowl of tomato and basil spaghetti will anchor the menu: created by founding head chef Scott Conant in 2008, it has remained on the menu despite acrimonious legal disputes in New York City, which culminated in Conant’s departure in 2014. Other promises include a large selection of seafood served crudo; a tuna ‘susci’ which consists of thinly-sliced tuna wrapped around marinated carrots and preserved truffle; a veal tenderloin with gnocchi alla romana; and a rotating cast of seasonal vegetable dishes. Wines will reportedly both be “classic and esoteric”; weekend brunch is present and correct.

With its bar, Nolita Social, Knightsbridge will apparently “finally have a fun after hours hangout,” that fun provided by rock, soul and hip-hop for a “stylish, but carefree crowd.”

More soon.