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Our Story

Sette, which means 'seven' in Italian, is New York City’s Scarpetta restaurant family seventh location, and first international opening; bringing authentic Italian food from the heart of Manhattan with its own inimitable flair.

The term Scarpetta is derived from the Italian tradition ‘fare la Scarpetta,’ which means to indulge in a meal down to the very last taste.

Our Food

Sette will remain true to this philosophy by continuing in its tradition of sourcing excellent seasonal, local ingredients, and crafting freshly baked breads and homemade pastas daily, including the renowned Scarpetta classic - Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil.

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Our Team

Under the creative vision of Founder and President John Meadow, our dedicated team, committed to culinary integrity and excellence in service, delivers unforgettable experiences time and time again. Our skilled team of culinary professionals channels La Dolce Vita, “The Good Life,” through their passion for genuine hospitality.

Our Founder, John Meadow

John Meadow is founder and president of LDV Hospitality, a boutique group founded on his dream of bringing “La Dolce Vita,” to everyday life.

Leading concept and business development, Meadow drives the creative process for the company. He envisions each new restaurant, bringing it to life, while forging partnerships with hotel developers for bespoke food and beverage experiences.

Meadow launched LDV in 2008 with its critically acclaimed flagship restaurant Scarpetta, followed by signature brands American Cut and Dolce Italian.

Prior to starting the company, Meadow served as manager of the Plaza Hotel’s Oak Room, followed by Beverage Director of the hotel. Meadow is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and remains very active in the alumni network. He is a member of the NYC Food Service Industry Partnership Advisory Council, and a director of the Board for the NYC Hospitality Alliance, which awarded him the “Next Generation” Award in 2016.

Meadow currently lives in New York City with his wife Karin and their two daughters.