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Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

Scalini Fedeli - Chatham Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://scalinifedeli.com
  • Phone: (973) 701-9200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: Michael Cetrulo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Scalini Fedeli can be rented out for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Marandola (973) 701-9200
  • Special Events & Promotions: Scalini Fedeli stimulus package; no corkage fee Monday through Friday lunch, and Monday through Thursday dinner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Parrot Mill Road
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Scalini Fedeli - Chatham
Scalini Fedeli was opened by chef-owner Michael Cetrulo in 1995 and very quickly became New Jersey's highest rated Italian restaurant. Rated excellent by the New York Times in 1996 and New Jersey's favorite restaurant in Zagat's Survey in 2001 and New Jersey Monthly's best Italian and top 25 overall in 2007. Highlights from the menu include soft egg yolk raviolo with black truffle butter, pignoli crusted salmon with artichoke and mint agnolotti in a light tomato and basil broth and braised short ribs of beef with a cherry pepper and port glaze. Set in an historic building built in 1740, the atmosphere is slightly formal with Tuscan style vaulted ceilings finished with Venetian plaster. Tapestry and antique mirrors adorn the walls.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Met my cousin for dinner half-way (he coming from Tomkins Cove NY I coming from Cherry Hill NJ). I drove one hour & a half and he one hour 15. In short the trip was worth the effort on all counts. The restaurant "OUTSTANDING" in all categories. We are both Wall Street veterans and dined at the finest of restaurants in NYC, but this establishment equals and or surpasses the most elegant of the NYC scene. I look forward to my return visit. "Great Dining Experience"."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "As usual, you can't beat the value at this pride fix restaurant . Always great food and consistent. Service great, but this past time we had a new waiter who was not quite up to the level if the other wait staff."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This restaurant has a great kitchen. The menu offers something for everyone . The pasta dishes are prepared to perfection and the fish and meat dishes are wonderful. The noise level is a problem and related to the ceiling design that results in conversations from two to five tables away being heard as if they were at your table. The service is poor delivered by waiters who are officious , careless and forgetful . They seem bored with there job. They just want to get the food on the table, even if it is not yours, and get the check on the table."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Fabulous!! Go there at least twice a year to celebrate special occasions. Finest fine dining to be found. Have never been disappointed. Love the idea of dining in a house -- gives the evening a special feel."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "As a repeat patron, I can say that this restaurant offers you ambience, great food and caters to each diner's wishes. Makes a great veal chop!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Sat us immediately on a busy Saturday. Staff was very attentive and very little wait time between courses. Great presentation of food and everything was excellent. Selections are much better compared to those on the website menu. We will return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was our second visit and the food was equally good as our first visit. Service was very attentive but not overbearing. We highly recommend Scalini Fedeli."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My wife and I have celebrated many anniversary dinners at Scalini Fedeli and we are always quite happy with the food and service. They never disappoint."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Scalini Fedeli remains one of the top restaurants in New Jersey for good reason...excellent food, service and ambiance at a surprisingly reasonable price. Great value for their prixe fixe dinner . An outstanding dining experience overall. It was also nice to discover that even though they have a lovely wine list, you can still bring your own with no corkage fee during the week. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Although Scalini Fedeli is often described as very expensive, we think that $54 for a 3-course fixed price dinner is very reasonable. They let you BYO wine during the week without a corkage fee. And they provide nice extras - amuse bouche, and a palate cleanser before dessert. But of course none of this would be worth mentioning if the food wasn't outstanding - but it is. The red snapper entree was not only excellent, it was interesting and novel. Appetizers were also great. We had no room for dessert, but ate every bite anyway."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food was very tasty and I would definitely recommend this place. Just because it is on the expensive side, I think that this place would be an excellent "special occasion" choice."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Have been client of Scalini Fedeli-Chatham since it opened nineteen years ago, every dining experience has been outstanding, never disappointed."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Dining at Scalini Fedeli is always a very pleasant experience. The food is excellent and the service is attentive without being overbearing. The fact that you an bring your own wine to compliment the meal is a big positive as well. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We'd never been to the restaurant, & decided to go on our anniversary. It was a Wednesday night. They have a prefix menu. The selections are extensive. There were so many dishes we wanted to try. For apps. I ordered sheep's milk ricotta torelloni in a arugula & sundried tomato sauce & my husband had an egg yolk ravioli w/ ricotta & spinach in a truffle oil. We shared both & were both delicious. For our entrées we both had veal dishes. Both excellent. The next course was a coconut sorbet with a pineapple sauce, with a plate of assorted cookies and candies. Then came the dessert menu! If you love chocolate this is the place to come. We are definitely going back and next time will bring friends."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Terrific food, exceptional staff particularly the Maitre'D. The complete package"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great food. Always an amazing time. Excellent waiter...Andreas. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We have lived in the area for 14 years and this was our fourth visit to Scalini Fedeli. This was the first visit with our kids, 12 and 17. We were not disappointed and the kids are already asking when we can come back. I love that the maitre d has been there for so long, and remembered some of the dishes I had the first time."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Dinner at Scalini Fedeli was outstanding again. Service, provided by request by Warren, remains the standard by which others are measured. Warren personally selected a veal chop that was amazing in flavor, preparation, tenderness and size. First time I have tried the liver ravioli appetizer and was rewarded with a great new flavor. My wife had the seafood risotto appetizer which is absolutely delicious and really could serve two. Dessert, included in the prix fix menu, was great with my wife enjoying the chocolate souffle and I the fruit and berry napoleon. Scalini Fedeli continues to be one of NJ finest and I highly recommend the selections on the most recent menu."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants, we were not disappointed. Come hungry - the five course meal, including a hefty appetizer, no matter what you choose, will fill you up. Food was so delicious as always and service was on point. Very quiet, though it was a Monday night, so there were many open tables. Still, great place to celebrate a special occasion and get a fantastic meal. Don't miss the pasta, crabmeat and prosecco broth appetizer. It's to die for! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I dined at Scalini Fedeli previously around 15 years ago. The room doesn't seem to have changed and the place had a general worn around the edges feel. The friendliest person we encountered was the valet parking attendant, whereas the host was inattentive upon our arrival, the head waiter rushed us, and the rest of the servers spoke poor English. The food was good but did not live up to expectations in terms of quality, creativity or serving temperature (it was all somewhat luke-warm). I would not recommend this restaurant for anyone under 60 years of age or anyone who is used to the dining standards of New York City."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our first visit but definitely not the last! Food was so good and the service was outstanding! We had crabmeat crepes and roasted pear ravioli for apps!! So yummy! Dinner was shrimp atop a pea and pecorino cheese puree and a chicken/sausage dish with gnocchi. Both were excellent! Creme brulee was good and the chocolate souffle was tasty. Would order everything again!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The setting is always so beautiful at Scalini Fedali : fresh flowers on the tables, courteous staff, lovely ambiance and excellent menu. The food never disappoints. The only set back this time was that we were seated near a large group of about 9 people who were v loud.... then to add to that another loud group were placed next to us. I was distracted by this LOUD group and never remember the restaurant being like this. Otherwise the food and service were great as usual."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The food, the food, the glorious food surpasses anything NYC has to offer and only two towns away. We were there on a Monday evening so it was quiet and that made it even more enjoyable. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I came here with my wife for our first date night in many months. The menu here is prix fixe, and absolutely incredible. There are about 20 "appetizers" to choose from and about the same number of main courses. For my primi piatti, I had parapdellle in a veal ragout and for my main course, I had a delicious combination of Italian sausage, ricotta gnocchi and on-the-bone chicken. We were too stuffed for desert. The restaurant is beautiful. My wife ordered an amaretto sour and says it was the best she's had. Really, this place is a gem and the best Italian restaurant in New Jersey, a state with many many amazing Italian restaurants."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The service was less than enthusiastic. Our waiter seemed to be annoyed about our requests. Also the glasses were filthy inside and outside. It was leftover food not just water spots. I wouldn't go back"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It doesn't compare to their other place and the service is just ok not great. Very beautiful inside but need step it up a bit. Overall good place just expected more."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Not pleased about the prixe fixe menu. I do not eat 3 courses so paying for all that is a waste. The bread was stale - inexcusable at these prices. The gentleman I was with ordered a margarita and it was awful - for $12, they should not be using a cheap mix. Rest of the food was very good and well presented. Still, overpriced. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places to go while in NJ! Food is just delicious!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "My wife and I visited the restaurant for the first time after hearing so many great reviews of their restaurant in Manhattan. The service was top notch and the Chatham location is only $56.00 for their 3 course Prix Fixe dinner. There are a few specials and menu items that have a supplemental charge of $4-8 which is a fair price for the quality of the food. Plus we received a complementary tapas type shrimp dish prior to out appetizer that was superb. Also we were given an intermezzo prior to desert in conjunction with some assorted cookies. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "food and service outstanding, what more can you ask of a restaurant?"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I was quite surprised to find such a good Italian Reataurant out of Italy. The food was great and the service was impeccable. The Branzino fish was right and fantastic. I'm a foodie and very hard to please as i consider myself a specialist in Italian food. I have eating in the best restaurants all over Italy,from Milan to Como. Cesena to Pordenone etc. and I can confidently say that Scalini can stand tall amongst all these top restaurants. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Usually you have to go into manhattan for this level of cuisine Total gem. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The great asset of this restaurant is food; it’s not heavenly but solid good. The service is not as good, more of a pretentious good than well-mannered good; lacks attention and spotty at times. It’s a great place for celebrating events and its atmosphere, ambience certainly compensate for the service."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "When you first pull up to Scalini Fedeli, you may think you pulled up to the wrong place, as it looks like someone’s house from outside. When you step in, it’s a different story. Their high arched ceilings with fresco style walls are beautiful. The staff are attentive and highly knowledgeable. The most important thing here is the food… Its AMAZING! Our group of four all ordered different meals and everyone’s was fantastic! The prefix menu is extensive and VERY reasonably priced for the experience. I’ve been to Scalini four times over the past couple of years and its consistently great. Its not a very trendy, Tribeca type place with a booming bar. Its more low key and romantic... great for special occasions."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Superb food, great atmosphere, quiet and comfortable. The Best!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "It was really good, As good as the raving reviews: well…. I'd give it a 3.8. Very good food, don't get me wrong, One iof the best Veal chops I've ever had. Not fit for families unless your kids eat very maturely. Very romantic, lovely dining room and attentive if slow and non-chalant service. For the prices of the standard pasta dishes, using DiCecco is unacceptable. Don't serve pasta for these prices if you're going to use packaged, store brand (albeit very good stare brand) pasta At least some artisanal pasta or source a fresh pasta from a local provider, I'd eat here again if I was in the area, but wouldn't make a special trip there based on the meal we had."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I must say that the attention to detail is poor. In additon to reminding them that it was my girllfriends bithday when I confirmed the reservation, I reminded them again when I arrivd for dinner. Nonetheless, the evening came and went and not a single dessert arrived with a candle. I was mortified. My girlffriend accussed me of forgetting it ws her birthday. On the way out i asked the maitre"d what had happened and he shrugged his shoulders and sinply said "oh sorry'. Needless to say i wont be dining at Scalini Fedeli any more. They just simply dont care. Ruined a birthday with complete disregard."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My wife and I had not to SF in a while. We have been to other fine dining places in the area and noticed a consistent inconsistency in the food. We went to SF for her birthday recently and was very pleasantly surprised. The food and service was as good if not better than our last outing there. SF as she dubbed 'our new go to for fine dining'. We haven't been disappointed once."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My wife and I had an outstanding meal with superior service. We never felt rushed and were able to really enjoy our meal! Sensational experience!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Amazing place from top to bottom. Hands down some of the best Italian food you will ever have!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014