Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

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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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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time there and the food was simply amazing. Couldn’t stop raving about it the next day.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of my favorite restaurants of all time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday lunch. All enjoyed their meal. This is always a special place to come for birthday, anniversary or just a lovely sophisticated meal

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in a beautiful setting. A wonderful dining experience.

N
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Went for our 33rd wedding anniversary dinner, and we hadn’t been for a while. The food is always spectacular, and the service is always good (in the old European style).

SH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch experience! We were celebrating my girlfriends birthday. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was very attentive. They were very creative on meeting our vegetarian needs. I Highly recommend this place and I am already planning our return for my birthday dinner!

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It doesn’t get better as a dining experience than Scalini.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food! Very accommodative of my vegetarian needs. Good to huge portions. Worth a visit. I am really happy that we celebrated by husband’s bday here. Saved a visit to nyc

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very welcoming, courteous and knowledgeable staff. Menu is extensive, so many choices and every item is stellar.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Very pleasant ambiance.

AV
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. It was my anniversary and very enjoyable.

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent food but service was not good.

SH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service were great. Such a an extensive menu. You will never be rushed out of your seat here, but the staff knows the right amount of attention to give. Scalini is our go to in NJ because we know that we will always get quality food AND service which is not easy to find.

3
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have eaten dinner here a few times recently and have been so pleased.. the food.. the service.. the beautiful room.. our wonderful waitress (sorry can’t remember her name).. valet parking nice plus..looking forward to returning soon..

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scalini Fedeli has been our go-to restaurant for special occasion dinners. The food and service are consistently excellent.

TO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! Service was excellent, food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect. We felt like we were the only patrons in the restaurant. Highly recommend this place.

RC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and cozy atmosphere. Attentive service. Tuscan bean soup rich and tasty. Filet mignon and salmon dishes perfect. Chocolate fillo dessert to die for. Special treats like sorbet palate cleanser and complimentary cookies with coffee. Our first time. Definitely going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at SF for our anniversary. The food and service was outstanding. Very nice atmosphere and wine list. The little extras were wonderful! We will definitely be back soon.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Waiter was great. Food took forever to come out. Restaurant was extremely noisy for Tuesday night. Had trouble communicating with my wife.

G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food is good but the service is terrible. The service manager has a bad attitude problem. And you have to wait a long time to get served.

L
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SF is one of the top 10 restaurants in NJ. We dined there on Thursday evening and my guests were blown away by the overall quality of food and service. Thank you.

GV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I visited Scalini Fedeli and enjoyed it. I began with a Risotto & Mushroom dish, which was excellent. For my entree, I had scallops, which were delicious in a tasty sauce. My wife started with a scallop & roast pepper tapanade and had an entree of Branzino. She asked that they change the sauce from an olive sauce to a white wine sauce. The chef was flexible and changed it for her. For dessert, we had a fantastic banana caramelized tart. The only negative was that my mango margarita was awful (not sure what happened there), but my wife's vodka giblet was excellent. I really enjoyed this meal.

BT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Scalini Fideli remains my absolute favorite restaurant in New Jersey. Every course is outstanding and the consistency from visit to visit is remarkable. Included, but not highlighted in the Prix Fixe menu are a tasty shrimp amuse bouche, a sherbet palate cleanser and a small tray of cookies. While the restaurant has a liquor license and an extensive wine list, they offer a mid week option to bring your own wine with no corking fee. That is a very attractive and generous feature for a fine restaurant to offer. Since I don't live nearby, I only get there three or four times a year; but I am already looking forward to my next visit.

NJ
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Huge-choice menu populated by standard "NJ Italian restaurant" choices. Food was not memorable. Duck, in a runny non-descript sauce was overcooked, tough, without much flavor...and not to be repeated. On the other hand, the appetizer-course pastas (large enough for a entree) were uniformly very good.

Being forced into a three-course prix-fixe ($59), with large portions, on a weekday night was fine for me, but nobody else at our table wanted that much food. Nonetheless, finding a "decent" restaurant in our area that's open on Mondays is tough, so this is a "find" in that sense. BYO is permitted on weeknights, which is another plus.

TD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing. Everything was so delicious. Service was impeccable. Do yourself a favor and experience this lovely restaurant. We’ll be back. It was worth the 1 hour and 10 minutes drive.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food in NJ and as good as I get in NYC. And I love the BYOB policy during the week!

C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly prepared dishes. I wouldn’t mind a few new menu items though 😊

EA
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I and my family and friends have been dining there since it first opened and it never ever disappoints. The menu is awesome and it is always difficult to choose.

KA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing there! This time we went on a Monday night and it wasn’t too crowded. Great food and great service always

DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent can’t wait to go again. Food fantastic.!!

MM
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the restaurant. Very very nice and comfy inside. Waiter was attentive and nice. Food was very good and the dessert was excellent.

SI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Food and service. Never disappointed

d
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went here for our 10th wedding anniversary. The service was very good; but we were a little disappointed in the food. We felt that they over did the sauce on the Raviolo and the sea bass. The intermezzo served before the dessert just did not make sense to us. Once I had the sorbet, I know longer get the need for dessert. We will try it again but...

b
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary -great meal!

p
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may be the best dining we have ever experienced. The food, wine and service were outstanding. This has to be on your Bucket List.

JR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for that place for a special dinner; this is it.

KW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrated our 5th anniversary with my girlfriend at this wonderful restaurant. The ambience, decor, service and food were superb. Thanks to Andre for making the night soo special. We had a very memorable, romantic dinner.

NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the evening was wonderful. The food, the service, and the friendliness of all the people was terrific. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will definitely be returning.

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