Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

4.7
1212 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, French
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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
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Phone number
(973) 701-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Cetrulo
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Private party facilities
Scalini Fedeli can be rented out for private parties.
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Private party contact
Mark Marandola: (973) 701-9200
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Parrot Mill Road
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Special events & promotions
Scalini Fedeli stimulus package; no corkage fee Monday through Friday lunch, and Monday through Thursday dinner.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1212 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

In our 22 years as patrons, they have never disappointed us. Great food, great service and great value. Just watch out when other patrons drink too much. Noise level quickly goes high.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Everytime we go to Scalini Fedeli we have an amazing meal. The food is delicious. The people that work they are great!!! Can't wait to go back soon.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

A favorite for many years
Parpadelle app favorite ❤️
Delicious pork shank entree
Love creame brûlée and ricotta cheesecake

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

It was awesome!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great dinner at Scalini. The manager, Sam couldn’t be nicer, very personable and accommodating. The food and service were excellent, never had to ask for more water, or another drink. Staff were on top of everything! My husband had a great birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Everything perfect. Service food ambiance

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent but entire place needs a facelift. Also very dark. Also recommend a small plate section on the menu.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

On vacation and hadn't been there in many years. We come from an hour away but it doesn't disappoint. Love this dining experience

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Delicious! Fun and can’t wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent dinner at Scalini Fedeli for my husbands birthday. Our waiter, Bernard, was wonderful. The food was perfect. We'll definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary at Scalini Fedeli, which is one of our favorite local restaurants. As usual, the food was marvelous, service was outstanding, welcome was very friendly, and the evening was just what we wanted it to be. One disappointment: our friend the manager is no longer there, having gotten his own restaurant down the shore. Everything else was just as always, a wonderful place for a special meal.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Awesome meal and fabulous service!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

This was a great meal, served well and a most enjoyable environment for a celebratory dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This restaurant just gets better and better. My wife and I had two different starters (carpacio of scallops and pappardelle) and two different mains (red snapper and pork chop). We are foodies and rated all four dishes A+, and also the semisweet flourless chocolate cake with pistachio gellato for dessert. The service was relaxed and friendly, and the ambiance very pleasant. A past criticism for someone like me who eats fish but not meat - overdoing the sausage and other meats in seafood dishes - was less apparent this time. The only fault we had was with the bread, which was slightly stale and not special. We think this is the best restaurant in NJ.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The finest restaurant in Morris County. Incredible selection, preparation and flavors. Service by Bernard and staff and food was superb. Top of our short list.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner. The courses were expertly prepared and the service was impeccable. Long live Scalini Fedeli!

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

not enough servers long lags between course especially dessert... Had ravioli very thick dough not a very good ravioli.. and pork shank was a mess

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

A real gem in Chatham with excellent food and service.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

It was my Mom’s 70th Birthday dinner. We had a party of 9. Had to wait for our table for about 20 min. The waiter was not very pleasant. When I asked if their pre- fixed menu can be adjusted for a picky eater, his first response was no adjustments. When I explained that my son would only eat plain pasta they agreed but we ended up paying full price of the pre-fixed dinner($59). A bit pricey for pasta. Overall the food was tasty. The atmosphere is a bit outdated. For the amount we spent there you can have a better meal elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Outstanding. High end quality for reasonable price.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

A little beneath my usual experience at Scalini Fedeli which is one of my top restaurants. A new appetizer Linguini alla carbonara failed to wow like the food there usually does. My veal chop was a little heavy on the gristle and I had to dig beneath the crevices of a large piece of bone to get the meat out. My wife enjoyed her meal very much and the service and bar service were outstanding. Will go back.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Very pleasant. Will certainly return.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

So many choices! Egg yolk ravioli was delicious, but a bit over-sauced. Pounded pork chop also delicious. However, although I am a salt lover and find most restaurant dishes under-seasoned, thought both dishes a bit too salty. A great value was had because there was no corkage fee (at least that evening-I would call and check). Brought a bottle that would have cost around $200 on a restaurant wine list, so saved big!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

A great restaurant for a special occasion. Great food, service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This is the best of the best! No other menu could possibly compare. Every morsel bursts with unique flavor that you can’t find elsewhere. Highly recommended for any special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Excellent from start to finish. Setting is a renovated farmhouse loathe living room. Service was exceptional especially Bernard who suggested must haves. My wife

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The food never disappoints. Outstanding! The prix fixe is a good value. Bring your appetite. Especially enjoy the ecuadorian shrimp appetizer.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food is great as n uou are treated so nicely.
Always a great experience, which is why we come back so often.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Dinner with my mother on Mother's Day. The service was polite and friendly. Atmosphere was romantic. Food was amazing and unlike any Italian cuisine we have had before. Fresh, delicious and unique.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was our first visit to the restaurant. The staff was attentive and helpful! The food was terrific and served at a wonderful pace. The only problem we had was friends had ordered wine to be served with our dinner as a surprise but it was never delivered. This did not take away from the evening but was embarrassing for us when asked by our friends how we enjoyed the wine they had picked out for our special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We have been to Scalini many, many times over the years. The menu is varied and inovative and we have never been disappointed. I have read reviews in NJ Magazines that Scalini needs to "push the culinary envelope". What needs to be pushed when every dish is outstanding? Yes fine dining is loosing popularity, but Scalini proves fine dining doesn't equate with stuffy. Don't miss the gem.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Celebrated a birthday with 6 total adults. Food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

From the street view this place is very cozy and reminds you of Cape May. Once inside it’s a very relaxing environment with a superb staff. The food was absolutely great and one of the best desserts I’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was a great experience and the food was out of this world!! Pound for pound, Scalini Fedeli is one of the best around. The ambience, staff and presentation were enough to make you feel as if you were on vacation for at least a few hours.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great food, service without being obtrusive, interesting decoration

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Our anniversary celebration on a early Thursday evening was just what we expected. Lobster tail and filet mignon were excellent. Service excellent. We were next to a large table and the noise level was higher than we would have liked. Enjoyable we will return.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We had a wonderful meal on my wife's birthday. The food was great and the service by Bernard was perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Exquisite food. Delicious from start to finish. Great service and beautiful atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food and service was exceptional. Would recommend for anyone in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

First time visiting, dinner was delicious, service vey good. We will certainly return.

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