Wicked AwesomeFound this via an Open Table search and it was perfect for a special anniversary celebration. Both of our meals were outstanding and the service and atmosphere were even better.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinnning experience!Excellent dinnning experience! We came for our anniversary dinner and was glad that we made the choice to come to this restaruant.
Sandy Kendall5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful mealMy wife and I visited the night for the first time and it was a great meal. Interesting menu, outstanding/professional service and charming old world vibe. One of our best meals since moving to Manhattan 9 months ago.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNYC GemSecond time here. Little known restaurant but 10+ dining experience. Wonderful, professional service. Food is outstanding -- equals the best high end Italian in the City. Prices are fair, considering. Ate at Il Mulino last week, and whereas both are excellent, Scalini is better "value" with a FAR more accessible wine list for normal people. Prix Fix menu is a bargain. Be aware, there is no bar here, just a little back room where you can have a pre-dinner cocktail -- it's quite nice, but small with no real seating.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dinnerWas taken to Scalini Fedeli for a special birthday. The food was wonderful and the selection was quite varied. Tables were sufficiently far apart so that it was possible to have pleasant conversation at the table. The bill had a fairly substantial error--which I hope was just a mistake. They charged, (and corrected after brought to their attention) us for an extra bottle of rather expensive wine that we were drinking. While they did correct the bill there were no overt apologies made. A restaurant of this caliber should not be making those kind of errors.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty Restaurant but very noisyThe restaurant was pretty, romantic, food was very good, some of the tables were very close, and it was very noisy - I would recommend this restaurant if the party did not mind the noise level.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBravo .. Very impressed.My girlfriend and I came to Scalini Fedeli for a romantic dinner for two, and were very impressed with all aspects of the experience. It is not cheap, but it was well worth it. We will definately make it a point to come back, and probably sooner rather than later.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat birthday dinnerRelaxed but prompt and friendly service, excellent food at a very reasonable prix fixe in a lovely setting. I requested a quiet table for my birthday for two and we were given exactly that. Every course was delicious and it was difficult to choose from the extensive menu. We each got something different so we could try many of the dishes out and they were all wonderful. We went early evening and the noise level was quiet, but got a bit louder as more people arrived. Not outrageously noisy though. We were there for almost four hours and were not hurried on our way. The staff could not have been kinder. Would most definitely go back. A big thank you to Scalini Fedeli for a lovely birthday dinner.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful experience,verywonderful experience,very romantic. the staff couldn't be nicer and more informative.there was no pressure to order quickly.our dinner lasted over three hours and not a hint of anyone being impatient with our slow take everything in approach.would definitely return for a repeat performance.the food was excellent.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMStill a GREAT Italian restaurant.Still a GREAT Italian restaurant. I definitely recommend it.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the atmosphere, serviceLove the atmosphere, service and set menu. However, the food was just okay. The breaded pork my date had was dry. I ate the salmon. It was good, but in my broiler at home is just as good. The sauce or purée it was on was pretty great though. Dessert -- again, just ok. Definitely not worth our $325 tab.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is incredible, presentedThe food is incredible, presented so appealingly. Every mouthful is delicious and savoury. The desserts were divine. Top notch, attentive service, made for a very special night.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA great restaurant which isA great restaurant which is out of the way but always worth the trip.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOut of all of my fine diningOut of all of my fine dining experiences Scalini Fedeli wins hands down! This was such a magical evening that will forever remain in my memory. We ate the night before at Gramercy Tavern and although it stood up to our expectations and the reviews, the experiences can't be compared. I will make it my top priority to go back to Scalini when in NYC.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fresh and tasty hittingFood was fresh and tasty hitting many different parts of your plalate. Not your traditional Italian place. The menu was extensive and accomodating to many different needs. Very nice overall.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place, great food andGreat place, great food and the waiters do care about your allergies.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal all aroundExcellent food and service. Kept shaking my head with surprising affirmation of how delicious everything tasted.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMUnrealAll I can say is WOW... I read reviews on Yelp and decided to book for our anniversary dinner while visiting NYC. So glad I did! This was quite possibly the best meal I ever had in my life. From the pre-appetizer porcini stuffed raviolo with the delectable buttery sauce, to the risotto cooked to perfection, to the parmesan crusted pork with fresh peas and nuts that was just the perfect combination of ingredients... I am still dreaming about this meal weeks later.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and exceptionalGreat food and exceptional service. One of the best meals we have enjoyed in NYC. The arctic char was amazing as was the butterscotch agnolotti . The chocolate soufflé was outstanding. We will definitely be back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMImaginative and well preparedImaginative and well prepared menu. Excellent service.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal Service & Delicious Food- Robust wine selection
- Delicious Food, all thoughtfully planned and prepared
- Phenomenal Service, from beginning to end. The chef came out and personally thanked us for coming and treated us to some small plates.
- Ambiance, mood and the setting was divine. Comfortable, intimate, romantic and relaxed. It's the perfect place for a date or an intimate gathering of close family or friends.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific Italian restaurant.Terrific Italian restaurant. An absolute classic and timeless experience. They treat you like royalty the entire meal and at $70 pp its a great value (of course there are supplements. The complimentary porcini mushrookm ravioli, butternut agnolotti, capellini with crabmeat, rack of lamb, short ribs, and red snapper are delicious.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Restaurant. I wasWonderful Restaurant. I was entertaining an International group; they were very impressed by the quality of the food, the atmosphere and, particulalry, the excellent service. This restaurant will be on my list of favorites from now on.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant was absolutelyThis restaurant was absolutely wonderful! We were so well-treated, the wine list was amazing and the food so interesting and delicious. We would return every time we are in NYC!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMScalini Fedeli never disappoints!Scalini Fedeli never disappoints! Our meal and service was great!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAtmosphere small and cozy,Atmosphere small and cozy, the service was very good. I got the crabmeat neapolitan for appetizer. Lump crabmeat that wsa very fresh and the sauce complemented it but was not overpowering. A light dish. I got the red snapper special in a vegetable broth. All was very nice, but the fish was breaded and pan fried. This could have taken away from the fresh fish flavor. They gave us two complementary raviolis with a cream truffle sauce. They were very good but very rich. They also gave us complimentary dessert wine and pineapple gelato before our actual dessert came. This was very nice, but it was just too much food for me! Not a bad thing for a restaurant though. Overall very good, I would go back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food might be the BESTThe food might be the BEST I have experienced.
Neighboring tables were sharing the same sentiment.
It is always a good sign to eat where the locals choose (especially in NYC).
Why go to Italy or France when you can pay in dollars not eros at Scalini Fedili.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMRomanticA lovely meal, very old-school fancy Italian. It's prix-fixe and it's all very delicious. The dining space is very romantic, with arched ceilings and low lighting. One suggestion would be to have the waiters, not the manager, handle the sommelier duties. They seemed much more knowledgeable.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service withoutExcellent service without being intrusive, lively yet not annoyingly noisy, beautiful candlelit ambiance and of course food Excellent! Not our first time dining here definitely one of the city's finest!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurantsOne of the best restaurants in the City - consistent excellence in food and service - class without attitude.Looking forward to my next meal there.
Highly recommended !!3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful dining experienceWhat a wonderful dining experience we had! I took my boyfriend for his birthday and everything from food to service was top notch.
From the moment we arrived we were made feel special and welcome . This was one of the best dining experiences we ever had.
The food was outstanding, surprisingly large portions. We ordered the crab pasta appetizer and also the squid ink pappardelle and the kitchen sent us the risotto as well. All three dishes were phenomenal.
The main courses were equally great. I can not find a bad thing to say at all about this restaurant. The web site shows some dated decor that does not do the true space justice. It seems they got new chairs and lost the awful ballony window treatments. Will be back for sure.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWas surprised by the menuWas surprised by the menu offer as it is a fix menu with different options . Perfectly presented , very good flavour and very good service .3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our NYC Favorites continuesOne of our NYC Favorites continues to delight ! Great food and service .3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!!! We went for myExcellent!!! We went for my birthday with friends and everything was amazing. Would go back & would highly recommend.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enchanting dining experienceAn enchanting dining experience....from beginning to end.
The restaurant works hard to work with special requests which is incredibly appreciated.
I can not have dairy - no butter/no milk - which sometimes presents a problem to a chef.
Scalini was more than happy to accommodate this.
There is an amazing array of choices sure to fit any palette - meat eater, vegetarian, fish lover...you name it.
For the cost of the evening, they provided a great amount of food and extras.
No doubt we will be back!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMScalini continues to impressScalini continues to impress and never disappoints. Wonderfully friendly and unpretentious service. The food is spectacular and very varied with something for everyone as is their generosity with extras. Not inexpensive but worth every penny. Can't wait for the next visit.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BESTScalini is for food lovers. I've been there many times and it's always nothing short of amazing. I've never eaten anything there that wasn't delicious. In addition to their completely extraordinary menu they usually have at least three or four special appetizers and as many entrees, which are always delicious. I couldn't possibly rave enough about it. It's in Bouley's former space on Duane Street, replete with vaulted gothic arches, stained glass windows and views of the park. The staff is very friendly, the seating is mostly banquet, and the wine list is one of the most impressive in the city. It's one of my two or three favorite restaurants in the city. La migliore!2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMUnder rated... the food isUnder rated... the food is underpriced for the quantity and Quality. You ll pay the double at Batali's. As a foodie .. this is a new hot spot for me.2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I thoroughly enjoyedMy wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Scalini Fedeli. The service was fantastic, only surpassed by the food we ate. The atmosphere was excellent, and intimate. Highly Recommended.2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming and Near PerfectIn the old Bouley Room - with the apples in a basket though not offering the apple scent as was the case then. As everyone states you are greeted by well dressed well poised men who are clearly trained to be warm in the classic Old School manner. The pastas are soft and at least what we had showed a focus on classical butter oriented flavors, not olive oil. All quite delicious - and the chef's tastes sent out were all great. Wine list is nearly all focussed on Italians - with a few Super Tuscans - even a rare bargain. Only disappointment were the shrimp which didn't sparkle of fresh flavors sad to state.2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways fantastic, deservesAlways fantastic, deserves 2 Michelin stars. Service is exceptional.2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant and romantic, withElegant and romantic, with tables not on top of one another. Sometimes one of the nicest things you can say about a Manhattan restaurant is that it doesn't feel like it's in Manhattan. House made pastas are fantastic; if lasagnette with game sauce and a hint of bitter chocolate is on the menu, I recommend it. Arctic char and seared sea scallops were delicious as well.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)Absolutely amazing. Very special occasion and well worth it!2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic All AroundI spent four years in Tuscany Italy and this restuarant was by far the most authentic Italian cuisine I have had outside of Italy. The food was perfect, the wine list was very good (a bit pricey because of all the imports) and the service was excellent. We did not feel rushed, never had too much food in front of us and it was just a perfect night. The selection is so vast it is difficult to actually pick one thing. Portion size was great as well. The manager took the time to go around and visit with every table. To top off a great evening, when we got the bill it was surprisingly lower than we expected. For an oustanding meal, with great service I would highly recommnend this place for any occasio2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBellisimoI've lived in the neighborhood for years, but for some reason haven't been to Scalini Fedeli. I decided to give it a try as we had a group of 6 people who were all foodies and it got such rave reviews. The restaurant was very crowded and they seated us in the private wine cellar room which was such a nice touch. The service was great, our waiter very friendly and recommended great wine. The food was outstanding, everything from the appetizers, entrees and desserts and they even brought us the pasta w/sausage as an extra for the table since nobody ordered it and it was a highly recommended dish. Next time I would defintiely order that as well, it was terrific! The short ribs and the arctic char were my favorite entrees. Will be back!2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT!!!!Even though we were not informed that the price of the diner was much higher than usual for Valentines Day it was worth every penny. We have been here before and absolutely love the food, the service, the location and the ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently the best, yesConsistently the best, yes the best, Italian in Manhattan.2/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian -- Best RestaurantAn amazing restaurant--by far the best Italian experience in NYC. The ravioli with truffle is outstanding. The lamb was perfect. The wine list covers a full range from inexpensive to top of the line super tuscan. Take someone special and enjoy.2/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood On A Higher LevelI did not know that food could taste this good. I've visited many top-notch restaurants in multiple cities throughout the Northeast and Southeast - the taste of the dishes at Scalini Fedeli are simply on another level. The sheep's milk ravioli, duck, and pork chop were outstanding - vegetables were fresher than fresh and wine suggestions paired perfectly.
Perfect ambiance for a special date, the interior of this restaurant is classically well done. Hostess offered choice of two tables.2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional food, service and priceThe food is superb, the wait staff is professional without being stuffy and the prix fixe is an excellent value.2/9/2013 12:00:00 AM