As for the main dishes, I enjoyed my penne vodka quite a bit. It was nearly al dente and had a spicy little kick to it, with a creamy sauce. My friend said the pizza crust was soft and crusty, for lack of a better word, and the sauce was rich and reasonably spicy. The cheese also had a kick, though the peppers were not overwhelming, she said.
As we left, our waitress wished us well with the rest of our evening plans, which ended the very hospitable restaurant experience with a last morsel of kindness.
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If you go
WHAT: Scarpetta Restaurant and Bar
WHERE: 1570 W. Lake St., Suite 104, Addison
HOURS: 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday
INFO: scarpettarestaurant.com, facebook.com/EatScarpetta