We pride ourselves on our quality and open friendliness here at La Scarpetta, and nothing makes us smile more than hearing our customers have enjoyed their visit. Here are just a few comments from previous customers:

“Why has it taken me so long to find this brilliant restaurant!!”

Discovered this restaurant just recently while shopping in Coulsdon. Deciided to make a visit as soon as possible. We were not disappointed. The ambiance, service and food were excellent and a return visit will be made!!

— Sugarpuffjane – Oct 2016

“Fantastic meal”

First visit – normally go to Zizzies in Banstead. Welcome was fantastic, meal amazing, my grandchildren were well looked after and the value was 5* – lovely family restaurant – will definitely be back very soon

— Patacook – Sept 2016

“Friendly, busy, authentic”

We last visited 11 months ago and we’re worried La Scarpetta might fall victim to the Pizza Express that had just opened nearby. No chance, thankfully! We revisted on a Thursday night Sept 2016 and were delighted to find it as vibrant and busy as last time we visited. The food was excellent, once again, across a wide range of specials and al la carte dishes. The service was exceptional, friendly and informative when discussing dishes. The owner and staff could not have been more helpful when we were selecting dessert wines. In summary, a great atmosphere, authentic Italian and very friendly owner and staff.

— Chris P – Sept 2016

“Great family restaurant”

Booked a table for 4 adults and 2 children – the meal was beautiful,very tasty and the staff were amazing – you do a brilliant job for a great price xxx be proud xxx

— Linda Pouncey– Sept 2016

“Biggest, best, fillet steak ever!”

2nd visit and can’t wait to come back, great staff, great food, great night.

— Charlie McDermot – Aug 2016

“Great food, fabulous service”

What a fantastic place to spend an evening. Food excellent, service was top notch, extremely friendly and polite, nothing too much trouble. Thank you to the lovely staff at LA Scarpetta for making birthday celebration very special. We will be back.

— Diane A – Sept 2016

“Lively restaurant”

Very authentic Italian food in this restaurant on the High Street. Charming owner, busy atmosphere, great ambience….even on a Tuesday night.

— Elizabeth B – Aug 2016

“Lovely restaurant ”

Excellent value for money. Pasta with duck is absolutely amazing. Starter was equally great risotto balls was better than Italy. Wines are Excellent and very good value. Will be back.

— Eleanormayflower – Aug 2016

“Lovely Italian”

Always come here when I come to croydon to visit my dad, it’s a lovely restaurant we normally come around lunch time and it’s quite quiet not sure how busy it would get at dinner time, but the food is always lovely and the staff are attentive and super friendly.

— Shxori – July 2016

“Friendly and warm”

Amazing food friendly staff. Had an excellent meal with great food, does a range of gluten free options. Home made cakes for dessert.

— Jed103 – July 2016

“Great food, will be returning and recommending”

This is my second visit to La Scarpetta and I very much enjoyed it. The food was great and the service excellent. It was an impromptu Thursday night dinner for two, and it was lovely. I had the whole sea bass that the waiter filleted for me; it was very, very tasty. Highly recommend.

— 910gemma – July 2016

“Always delicious”

As always a buzzing atmosphere. the food was fantastic. My husband and I both enjoyed our meals (as we always do when we visit). The wine selection is excellent and the service is delivered with a smile.

— Hcatherine – April 2016

“Just a Wednesday night BUT””

We went to La Scarpetta about 5 years ago and for whatever reason did not enjoy. Other friends raved so we thought it was worth a second visit a month or so back. Since then we are converted and just keep coming back (why did we leave it so long!!) The food is fantastic, the staff are so friendly and the ambience just right. This is now definitely my top place in Coulson! You need to try!!

— Fiona M – March 2016

“Love it!”

This is by far one of my favourite restaurants. The food is always fab. The staff are lovely and very welcoming. We go here a lot and we haven’t had a bad night yet! We’ve joined them for New Year’s Eve last year and had a scream so we are definitely going back there this year! I highly recommend giving them a visit!!

— Kelley D – November 2016


I’ve eaten here consistently since it opened. Delicious authentic Italian food, quality ingredients produce quality food. Excellent, friendly service. Suitable for family meals of any occasion, nothing is ever too much trouble and all dietary needs are catered for. As the title states, excellent.

— PurleyBoy123 – December 2016

“Lovely Food, Great Staff”

I took my parents for dinner there last night and we were all really impressed having never been before. The staff were lovely and friendly and very helpful. The menu had loads of choice ( which I don’t always think is a good thing!) however the food was truly delicious. Will definitely be going back. Its a hidden gem!

— JanieShuff – December 2016

“Local delight!”

A good local restaurant. Very pleasant surroundings and delicious food. The service was just right….attentive but not overly so. Very buzzy but not so noisy that you couldn’t chat. We will definitely go back.

— Jan V – January 2017