Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://scalinifedeli.com/
  • Phone: 9737019200
  • 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 9737019200
  • Special Events: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Scalini Fedeli - Chatham reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (85)romantic (71)fit for foodies (52)neighborhood gem (29)notable wine list (29)good for groups (15)hot spot (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    As usual their food and service was outstanding. There is an extensive list of appetizers and main courses with little touches of small treats though dinner. It has a warm atmosphere and they always try to accommodate seating requests. The pre-fixed $54.00 (appetizer, entrée and dessert is a bargain for this level of food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite
    finediner101
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    From the time we entered the restaurant, greeted and felt truly welcomed by the Host. Comfortable in our seating, and the waiter is so attentive. From the 1st bite to the last it is a wonderful and delicious dinner. We will be back again to enjoy this dining experience here. We do love it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great - again
    Raisin226VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Another fabulous meal at Scalini Fideli Chatham. This time, tried the veal Milanese and loved it. Need to post the Sept-Oct menus on line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place for love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My husband and I recently celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at Scalini Fedeli! Well worth the 25 miles trip on a weeknight. The food was amazing each dish was uniquely and deliciously presented and well thought out. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food and service was impeccable. The décor is very dated and can defiantly use an update but everything else was flawless
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kathid23VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Superb in every way!!!!! It is clearly my favorite. They do everything right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, Rude Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The only reason I cannot give five out of five stars is because while the food was excellent and the serving staff was extremely attentive and accommodating, we found our waiter to be quite rude. From the moment he asked if it was our first time to the restaurant and we said yes, he acted as if every visit to our table was an effort. At the end of our meal, we had only finished half of the bottle of wine we brought along and I asked for the cork (it wasn't on the table). He looked at me as if I had asked him to pack up scraps from another table to bring home with me, and scoffed that he wouldn't be able to find our cork and would have to look through the back to find another one for us.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    MikefromVerona
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our favorite restaurant in North Jersey - never disappoints and this visit was no different. Flavor abounds from appetizers to desserts and everything in between.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still a favorite
    mdm9802
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I had not been to Scalini Fedeli in years but we were happy to find it was as delicious as I remembered. From beginning to end my taste buds were delighted. We were there for a romantic anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    Satisfieddiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The restaurant was one of the best I have eaten at in a very long time. The food was absolutely terrific! The service was simply perfection and the ambiance was outstanding. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful and the farmhouse is one of historical significance. I rate the restaurant outstanding in all in all categories, without reservation. Cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    1Micheal
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Excellent food, staff and service. They pay attention to your requests and treat you like a regular. A real treat. Four persons at the table,. four outstanding reviews.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special occasion and excellent
    Shutterman
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We ate in their NY resturant last February for my wifes birthday and the food was amazing so we tried the Chatham resturant for our anniversary. The meal and the service was top notch. I kinda like the prix fixe menu becuase you really have the run of the menu without some dishes being very expensive. There are a number of menu choices that cost addtional but I didnt find them out of line. To start I had the Carbonara which was very good and she had an unusual pasta with bone marrow and a hint of Orange which the waiter reccomended. AMAZING! Followed by a chicken dish for me and she ordered a shrimp and lobster special. Great food including 3 glasses of wine, desert and coffee. With a good tip for $200. Great Choice for our 25th
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jegchop
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've been to Scalini Fedeli many times over the past 10 years ... usually, it is a safe bet; this evening, however, the two orders of agnolotti were both hard and stiff (not fresh or leftovers warmed up?), and the risotti was undercooked! Disappointing to say the least.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scalini Fedeli is a local gem
    Annie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My review only needs one word: "FANTASTIC" as our experience at Scalini Fedeli was top notch in every way. Food was terrific, service was attentive, and ambiance couldn't have been nicer. Price is high, but worth it for what you get.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Exellent Food
    discriminatingpalate
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dining at SF is always a terrific experience from beginning to end. The service and food are always exceptional. The menu is varied and always offers new and exciting choices no matter how many times one dines there. The sauces are always well seasoned, complex and fresh. They compliment the food and don't overpower it. The desserts are always elegant and worth the feeling of "fullness" experienced as you push your chair from the table to leave. Scalini Fedeli is always consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our go to anniversary dining choice
    nynjfoody
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Spent the third year in a row celebrating our anniversary here. This year we brought our adult children as well. Great dinner enjoyed by all. The only small complaint is they forgot the intermezzo .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife and I went Scalini Fedeli for our wedding anniversary. From beginning to end the experience was wonderful. The three course price fixed dinner was really five courses, all delicious. We will not wait for a special occasion to dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply delicious
    Bani1
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food, wine,ambience and staff were simply wonderful. It was a delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Past it's prime
    Iliveinnjnow
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have eaten here before and enjoyed it. This time the service was perfunctory. The glasses were not sparkling clean, ie smudges showing. Two manager types were actually having a heated argument at the reservations terminal as we were leaving!!!! The food was so-so. The amuse bouche was an over cooked rubbery shrimp. No excuse for that. In general the dishes would have been impressive in the 1990's. Today it seemed very dated. No flair. Very standard tasting -- and for $90 per person (including an inexpensive wine) you really should expect more. On the plus side they did a nice job of recognizing a birthday in our group without being embarrassing.
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  • Always wonderful
    Neverabadtimetoeat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our dining experience was wonderful as it always is when we visit Scalini! Ambience, food and service all made for an overall excellent evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent ambiance, service, food
    Jazzy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food choices are abundant, some with upcharge but the pricing is right. Go hungry! Select a salad if you have a smaller appetite - portions are generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too close for comfort
    AcrosstheHudson
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    MrWalrusVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Knowledgeable staff!
    Luvs2cook
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 10yr anniversary celebration
    StillFab
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite New Jersey Restaurant
    BobT
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long-time Favorite
    YogiBoo
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finediner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This restaurant is always a great choice for a special occassion. The food is great, they dont rush at all, and service is terriffic.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best restaurant in Morris County
    NJDiner
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great food, nice atmosphere, solid service - hits on all levels
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A winner every time.
    Douglas
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food is of the highest quality. Also great sauces and ingredient pairings.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Italian
    debbakesbreadVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Fantastic meal. The Veal is out of this world. Highly recommend anything with the porcini mushroom sauce.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dining at its best!!!
    jfseas
    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!
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not Great
    Theatergoer
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, but felt forgotten
    SteveD
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic as Always....
    jorgeVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This is by far my favorite Italian Restaurant. All aspects of service and food preparation are unequalled anywhere else in NJ.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scalini Fedeli- A must place to go.
    toyman
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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".
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvit
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food 10 Service 1
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
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  • A must try!!
    luvfinefood
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate