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Scalini Fedeli
Scalini Fedeli

Scalini Fedeli Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.scalinifedeli.com
  • Email: reservations@scalinifedeli.com
  • Phone: (212) 528-0400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Cetrulo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: 10 to 18 people in our wine cellar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hudson
  • Public Transit: Chambers St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and a private lot.
A word from Scalini Fedeli
Scalini Fedeli ranked among New York's finest restaurants since its opening in early 2004, taking Italian cuisine to new heights. Rewarded with the highest overall ratings in the Zagat Survey, Scalini Fedeli has been granted one star by the Michelin guide in it's inaugural 2006 issue. The inviting decor features vaulted ceilings and European antiques and provides the perfect setting for chef Michael Cetrulo's delightful cuisine which offers the finest ingredients coupled with a confidence and grace that ensures your meal will be a memorable one. Menu highlights include soft egg yolk raviolo with ricotta and truffle butter and New York's finest venison chop in a port wine and balsamic vinegar sauce with toasted hazelnuts, sautéed spinach and roasted Mission figs. The 350-bottle wine list encompasses all regions of Italy but also does justice to the best American wineries.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "We were looking for a fine restaurant with a special ambience and quiet enough to have conversation. Scalini Fedeli delivered on everything we wanted. Oh yeah, did I mention the food. From the amuse bouche to the mid-meal palate cleanser (a gender specific sorbet), all dishes had the wow factor on preparation, freshness of ingredients and presentation. Menu choices made selection difficult. So many great dishes. Loved every minute. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This was my 5th or 6th time here. The restaurant continues to perform near the top of NYC's best. Mushroom risotto, as a first course, was great. The scallops were very good. We had the snapper and duck as main courses. The snapper was flawless. The duck, sliced breast and a leg quarter, was a split decision. I ordered the duck "on the rare side of medium rare". The breast came out medium well. Too dry. The leg quarter was so good that it almost made me forget the breast. Overall, the meal was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "this was our second visit and it was just as perfect this time as last- the food is excellent- I had a pasta starter as did my husband- and we were given an third pasta starter to taste- all three were incredibly yummy... then for mains I had the char (perfectly prepared and my husband had the veal chop which was so tender and cooked just as he had ordered it. Two fabulous desserts after we had finished our bottle of really nice wine rounded the meal out with nothing other than perfect service and food... really worth seeking out for a lovely candlelit dinner! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Inspired dishes. A beautiful and serene setting in a picturesque neighborhood, Personable, helpful and smart service A perfect dining experience"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Always awesome! Never disappoints me with the food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went here for a special occasion and was expecting a 5star experience based on reviews but it was not. Very competent food, but not creative.very good service, but they cleared some of our party's wine glasses before we were finished. When walking to the bathroom, felt like it was a tour through the graveyard of chairs. We had a nice time, but it I felt like it is resting on its laurels."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "One the, if the best Italian restaurant in the city. Great food, great service. Beautiful, romantic, upscale."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is our favorite Italian in the city!! We ordered the pork chop and the short ribs and both were perfect."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed our evening. The food was good but not fabulous or innovative. A Zagat 27 seemed too generous."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "If you are looking for a special dinning experience on a special occasion this is the place."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Customers can get good food and decent customer service almost anywhere. What sets a restaurant apart is the degree to which you are willing to go above and beyond to be exceptional. Here the service was fine but for sure you do not feel special. You can find a great wine list, but being an italian from Italy, this is not great italian cuisine. It is also very noisy."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Outstanding food. Exceptional service. As our waiter said when I thanked him, "We want to make you happy. " How refreshing is that? An amuse buse at the beginning. A mushroom risotto compliments of the chef with our first course. A marscapone gelato compliments of the chef. A little chocolate biscotti and a raspberry treat with out desserts."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Scalini Fedeli is one of those rare finds that always delivers an exceptional gastronomical experience. The food and service are outstanding. This was our third time there, and every time is excellent. For our entries I had the duck - A large portion of tender flavorful duck in a very nice sauce. My wife had cod in a bed of vegetables - outstanding. Our waiter was perfect, attentive, helpful, funny, classy, but never intrusive. The maitre d' is wonderful. He gave us a very romantic corner table that we absolutely loved The room was perfect. The candles and roses on the table are charming. A perfect evening. We can’t wait to go back! if you have only one restaurant you can go to make it Scalini Fedeli"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Attentive service, impressive wine list, and great food make this a very enjoyable experience. We spent our wedding anniversary there on Saturday night and thouroughly enjoyed it. It's a prix fixed menu with 3 courses for $70. With wine we spent $200 per person, but for a special occasion it was worth it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I reserved a table of 6 for my Dad's 80th birthday dinner through OpenTable. I sent them a note asking for a nice table for the occasion and a candle in his dessert--they did both without a reminder on the day of the event! Everyone loved the food and it was the best dinner during my parents' visit. I loved my tagliatelle with game sauce (venison & scottish hare). For the reservation, however, the restaurant should ask for their large-table CC requirement through OpenTable and not with a follow-up email exchange; it turned out to be a hassle with phone calls, PDFs and lack of confirmation. Overall, however, everyone thought the prix-fixe was a great deal. I highly recommend it! Thanks for a very delicious meal, Scalini Fedeli!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Absolutely declicious food served beautifully in a lovely old candlelight room. Lots of ambience and creative menu. Welcoming atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "for a delicious dinner and gracious staff. we thoroughly enjoyed the tastes, sounds, smells, and feel of your lovely restaurant"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "On this night Scalini Fedeli met all of our expectations for food, service and ambience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "the restaurant had decicious food and were very accomodating. will go back for sure!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Scalini Fedeli delivers again. Our second time there and it was better than the first time."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We have been to the Scalini Fedeli in New Jersey in the past and wanted to try the NYC location. The ambience and the vibe of the restaurant makes it feel special from the moment you walk in. There is a nice sitting area to have a drink if you have to wait for a table (no bar to speak of). The fixed menu gives you many choices, most of which are outstanding. Although people raved about the black ink papparadelle, my husband wasn't crazy about it, but he did like my veal which I didn't find flavorful. Everything else was out of this world. Although it was $70.-- pp, our bill was $250.- before tax (we had an extra appetizer and one glass of wine each). All in all, a beautiful night for no special occasion. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Dinner was excellent. However with wine and coffee the meal does become quite expensive. $ 100 -125 per person"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Scalini has a prix fixe menu for a base price of $70 for 3 courses, and given the quality of the offerings, the price is extremely reasonable. They brought an amuse bouche at the beginning (ravioli with mushrooms and truffles) and offered a delicious risotto (free) with our primi piatti course. We've been there a few times and everything we've ever ordered has been wonderful. If you're a fan of sweetbreads, they do a superb rendition."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary....all very special, ambiance, service, food...special place..I had the hamachi as an appetizer followed by the veal chop...delish. Hubby had the seafood appetizer and the lamchops...extraordinary."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It was our first time there. We went following a friends' advice and invited a niece and her boyfriend. We dined delicious food, good wine, very well serviced and we could talk easily. The decoration is also nice. An experience to repeat in our next visit to NY."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is our favorite when we visit the city. We can always depend on the food and service. Pierreto is a personable waiter, friendly but efficient."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great anniversary dinner. Food was amazing and worth the price. Try the braised short ribs"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We have been many times, this time we asked for a tasting menu which was great, portions may have been a little too large but flavors were spot on!!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great place for romantic dinner. However, be prepared to sit right next to another table where conversations could could be heard easily. Very romantic atmosphere. Food was "out of this world" good, as should be expected from this former 1 Michelin Star restaurant. Menu is Prix Fixe but with many choices."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Scalini continues to be one of the best restaurants New York has to offer - certainly the best Italian. Amazing pastas and just about everything else. Service was excellent and if you love wine there is lots to chose from. These people know how to make a customer happy. We have every intention of dinning at Scalini again. !!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The atmosphere was very bad. The food wasn't wow. Very pricey for what you got."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Certainly one of the best Italian restaurants in New York."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent, staff was very friendly and welcoming. Our waiter was very knowledgable and guided us in the right way, all while being very attentive and prompt. While the restaurant was perfect in ambiance for our romantic date, the service just added much more to make the event just perfect. Compliments on the mushroom risotto and short ribs, we loved everything else we had as well including the salmon over crab with spinach."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went that during the valentines day special and the Service was good. Food was tasty. Wine list was very impressive as well. I would recommend it to couples."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I were at Scalini last week with two of our friends and had a wonderful experience. The place is marvelous, with deep vaulted ceiling and an impressive view of the Freedom Tower. Our waiter was charming and knowledgeable about menu items and wine. I loved the pappardelle with game sauce special and the ribs my wife had were to die for. We had a dark chocolate fest. We all ordered the dark chocolate souffle and the tort. The best dark chocolate I have had in years. Our server paired our desserts with ports and brandies as we requested. Definitely one of the best restaurants in New York City!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Took my wife for Valentines Day which turned out to be more of a New Year's Eve party than a romantic night out. It was a pre fixe menu with forgettable appetizers and salad but the entrees were very good. We had the short ribs and Arctic char. I would not go back as it is pricey and too many other great restaurants in NY to try this one again but I would recommend going on a regular night. The space and service was great and with the regular menu I am sure it is a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went here for Valentine's and left a little disappointed. I had high expectations for the menu since the prix fixe charge was $125, around twice the normal price. The menu for the evening was missing some of the favorites I had read about - no egg yolk raviolo or veal chop to be found. The wine list is very extensive but also quite pricey. The service was solid but unspectacular. After an amuse, they brought out the third course which left us wondering: what happened to the second? I mentioned it to the staff and they remedied it. The restaurant is beautiful and I didn't notice the noise problems some reviewers have mentioned. The food was very good but not amazing. It was an enjoyable experience and if not for the price it would be a 5."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Italian spot in the neighborhoody part of Tribeca. Nearly on the corner of Hudson and Duane, you have the park across the street, and inside you'll find beautiful arched ceilings, dimly lit corner tables and boisterous conversations befitting pleased diners of the well-heeled sort. Delicious three course menus that will leave you excited for the next dish, and very full when you leave. Its classic, updated Italian. If you are looking for a more adventurous meal, this might not be your place, but everything was very well done and the service was fantastic."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant to go with friends and be able to talk. The noise level lends itself to having pleasant conversation. The food is outstanding."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Thank you to the staff! Everything was absolutely amazing! And thanking for being so accommodating to my newborn child. Can't wait to come back"
    Dined on 2/8/2014