Scutra opened in 2002 as a cozy 10 table restaurant boasting an eclectic European menu. In 2007, Scutra expanded to add 10 tables and a full bar, tripling the size of the restaurant.
Scutra is located in Arlington at 92 Summer Street - at the intersection of Summer Street and Mill Street - exactly one block north of Mass Ave. We have ample parking available: one lot at the restaurant and another directly behind the restaurant on Mill St. (located at the Shattucks Ace Hardware). We are conveniently located on the Minute Man Bike Trail.
Our atmosphere is modern, cozy, and fun. The ambiance flows seamlessly with the cuisine. Our menu offers variety with a focus on European fare. Our mission is to meet and exceed your expectations while consistently providing you the best local and imported food possible while matching that with a carefully chosen beverage menu to compliment.
Scutra is owned and operated by Chef Didier Baugniet and wife Cesidia Baugniet.
Didier born and raised in Belgium, began his career there where he received his culinary degree. Thereafter, while perfecting his culinary craft he has travelled the world working in some of the finest hotels. Before settling down in Boston, Didier worked as an Executive Chef in Taiwan,
Hong Kong, Toronto, NYC Twin Towers- Windows of the World, Boston Omni Parker House, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Vista International, and the International Country Club.
Cesidia born in Italy and raised in the Newton area received her Hospitality Management degree from Endicott College. Following graduation, Cesidia has held many positions at some of Boston's reknown hotels of that time including: Sheraton, Hyatt, and the Vista International. Before opening Scutra, Cesidia worked her way up in the rankings and finished her hotel career in Banquet management where she was able to learn the importance of the large scale service while fine tuning every little detail that goes a long way.
Scutra is currently managed by Louie Paparella who helped both Didier and Cesidia with the expansion in 2007 and has continued on as an integral part of the success. Louie received his hospitality and business degrees from Newbury College. Soon after, was the General Manager of the Food and Beverage outlets at the Hotel@MIT (Cambridge) which hosts Sidney's Grille. He then went on to manage the Food and Beverage outlets at the Colonnade Hotel (Boston) which boasts a Lettuce Entertain You and Jean Joho restaurant, Brasserie Jo. Louie now shares his passion and love for the industry working closely with Didier and Cesidia at Scutra.