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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 WinnerItalian
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our dining experience was wonderful as it always is when we visit Scalini! Ambience, food and service all made for an overall excellent evening."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "My husband & I eat here for special celebrations, and as always, the food and service were superb. However, this time we were seated at a "cozy", table stuck ina corner near the doorway. To say we felt cramped is an understatement. The space was small, elbows hitting the wall, and noisey. It took away from our special evening."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Really 3.5 stars but rounding down for the small horrible table they gave us. If you dine here & are a couple, ensure you do not get the extremely small table when you first walk inside. My reservation was made months in advance so there was no excuse to be put there. The dining room is very nice but does get loud. Service was good, we did not feel rushed as other reviews have stated. Maybe because we were at a horrible table that no one wanted. Food I must say was just okay. The ravioli appetizer, the bread & the sorbet were the best things we ate. My wife's pasta appetizer was obviously not fresh pasta & was under cooked. Her filet, while cooked to her specifications, was not seasoned at all. We will not return."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "From the moment you walk through the door you know you are going to have an extraordinary culinary experience. The wait staff is professional and attentive to the clientele."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We picked this restaurant because we spent our 8 yr anniversary there and they went the extra mile to make it special with champagne and a nice dessert for us. A little disappointed that none of that happened this time for our 10th. Needless to say, our dining experience was still top notch. The food is just amazing. Highly recommend this place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "While I do not consider myself a gourmet, I like to think I know excellent food. For years, we have too often tried highly touted and pricey establishments that disappointed. Fortunately, this restaurant is not one of those. We have been going here about twice a year (do not live close by) for about seven years. Scalini Fedeli is by far, our favorite restaurant in New Jersey. Not only is every dish we have tried outstanding, the preparation is exacting. If we loved it once, it will taste exactly the same, the next time. The service is efficient and unobtrusive. In our recent visit, we brought two other couples who had never been there. Their unsolicited praise was effusive. We always feel that we have a very positive experience here."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Scalini Fedeli is a long time favorite, and it never fails to please. The menu has many favorite dishes, but I enjoy exploring the menu and trying new dishes."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food was ok. Everything came out very fast, the service is also very fast and impersonal. I felt a bit rushed. I guess I'm not a fan of pre fixe menus. I wouldn't go as my choice but if friends wanted to go I would go. This was my third time there and I still am not impressed."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This restaurant is always a great choice for a special occassion. The food is great, they dont rush at all, and service is terriffic."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food, nice atmosphere, solid service - hits on all levels"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food is of the highest quality. Also great sauces and ingredient pairings."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Fantastic meal. The Veal is out of this world. Highly recommend anything with the porcini mushroom sauce."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Dinner friday evening with my husband, daughter and son proved to be one of the finest dining experiences of my lifetime. Having dined at Scalini in the past and expecting a great evening, I was thoroughly impressed with the awesome delivery of food and service. From the appetizers of capellini pasta with Maryland lump crab meat in a light cream sauce to the Ecuadorian shrimp in a Roma tomato and basil reduction my family was impressed. My potato crusted snapper in a red wine reduction and roasted beets stood out while my husband devoured his thinly sliced duck breast in a Port and truffle reduction. Megan had her favorite filet mignon while Michael thoroughly enjoyed the lobster special of the evening. Desserts were equally delicious!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I found the food tasty but not amazing. I ordered the risotto with mushrooms as an appetizer but found the taste a bit off putting. My entree was better but did not have enough vegetables with the fish that was served. There was just a smattering of vegetables and I happen to like vegetables more than most seafood or meats.) Also, it was a bit too noisy to hear across the table."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Let me start by saying that the food selection, presentation and taste was superb. This is definitely a place for "foodies". However, we we disappointed by the service, feeling neglected and over-looked. My wife and I took her parents there for a special event. They are 90 and small eaters and not drinkers. Because of that we did not order bottles of wines and were a bit particular with our order. Apparently we did not fit the profile of the big-spending tables of business people with multiple bottles of wine. Nobody came over to the table once our food was served to check on our meals, to pour the wine we had ordered and our plates linguired needlessly long once we were done. An example of a great product poorly delivered."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is by far my favorite Italian Restaurant. All aspects of service and food preparation are unequalled anywhere else in NJ."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great food. Always an amazing time. Excellent waiter...Andreas. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Terrific food, exceptional staff particularly the Maitre'D. The complete package"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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