A group of us went to Scopa Italian Roots in Venice Friday night and had a great meal. We had seen their amazing bar and cocktails on Best Bars in America or something like that, and wanted to check it out. Everything is served family style, so it was perfect for a group.
For apps/antipasti, we ended up ordering:
Ricotta Crostini (our favorite, surprisingly!)
Calamari (in a squid ink batter)
Seafood salad (octopus, calamari and shrimp cooked sous vide, with white beans, lemon and parsley)
Rice Ball - baseball sized. It was good, but our least favorite of all the antipasti.
For mains, we went with:
Rigatoni - vodka sauce and fresh ricotta
Roast chicken with kale and calabrian chillies, with polenta on the side.
24oz TBone Steak
While we waited for the mains, we ended up ordering another order of the ricotta costini and the calamari because everyone enjoyed them so much!
They cut up the meats for us to make it easier to share. Everything was delicious. We had a great server, who made sure everything was timed well and came out at a good time. Copious amounts of alcohol were also involved. Loved The West Side cocktail with vodka, cucumber and mint and the Mamie Taylor with a strong bite of ginger. Several glasses of well aged scotch were had as well.
Everyone really enjoyed the food and we’re already planning a return visit!