La Scarpetta, Margaret River
Three times I visited La Scarpetta at Margaret River, and three times they fed me delicious Italian food. The trattoria has a warm atmosphere, and I always enjoyed my time there. It's a perfect spot to have a sip of wine and limoncello to finish your meal with.
The first time I visited La Scarpetta was when I had a girl trip with my best friend to Margaret River. The last time was this year. Somehow I always visited the restaurant in the winter time. I usually ordered a different dish to have at the restaurant. My goal is to try all of their pasta dishes that already sound so yum from the menu.
The owner of La Scarpetta works at Xanadu Winery on the weekend. The reason was simple: he loves wine, and he loves Xanadu range of wines. I was surprised when I met him during the wine tasting at Xanadu. The trattoria is one of the much-loved restaurants in Margaret River. A lot of locals visited this place as well.
I like La Scarpetta's Linguini al Cartoccio that is served in a paper bag. It's oven baked linquini with prawns, clams, zucchini, and white wine. The portion is huge, and you can take it away for the next day.
During my last visit to Margaret River, Sharon and I got to try their Zampone. Zampone is a traditional New Year's Eve dish of slow-boiled pigs trotter, stuffed with Italian sausage, pancetta, and vegetables. It was served on a bed of braised lentils and pancetta. We were told that lentils symbolise money or fortune, and pork trotters symbolise luck.
I think it's now a tradition to visit La Scarpetta whenever a trip to Margaret River comes up. La Scarpetta is located at the town of Margaret River, and there is plenty of street parking available. If you're not sure what wine to order with your meal, the staff are helpful and able to suggest some wines with a different price point.