Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

4.8
1649 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1649 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJBNJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat! Fine dining at it’s best with equally refined service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delicious wonderful dinner
Andres is a great waiter

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable. Will absolutely return.

KD
vipKenD
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Upscale Italian, a longtime fixture in Chatham. Lovely decor-service a little slow in the time of COVID but attentive. The food, from amuse bouche to dessert, remains exceptional.

MG
MichelleG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food & service were outstanding. This is our birthday celebration restaurant every year!

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vipNico
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

MQ
vipMatt hewQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal as always. Service was good but seemed a little rushed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

We arrived about 10 minutes early , we ended up waiting over 20 minutes while a table for 13 was seated with out reservations. We had to ask the hostess about our table which was empty for over 15 minutes.
This was our 25th wedding anniversary.
First my drink had a bug in it. I explained to the waiter that I was allergic to nuts. I order the desert to come without nuts in the ice cream and the first bite there were nuts in it. Potential death .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular
This is my go to place for all special occasions
Every bite is better then the next
LOVE LOVE LOVE

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful and romantic And friendly staff

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vipSgengaro
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and a very good value given the quality, especially since you can bring one bottle of wine per couple.

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Denise
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never, ever disappoints !!! Highly recommend !!!

TO
ThomasO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I have never been disappointed at Scalini!! Highly recommended.

RF
RobertF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten in 100's of restaurants around the world, and I have never had a better experience than I did at Scalini Fideli. From start to finish everything was excellent, especially the food, which was exceptional. If you want to experience a world class restaurant right here in New Jersey, head to Scalini Fideli. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The creativity of the menu was unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. Food quality was second to none. We enjoyed the prix-fixe arrangement. This was a restaurant that we’d intended on traveling to for years, and it exceeded the hype. Absolutely phenomenal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance!

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gregoryj
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing gastronomic experience from start to finish! I can’t this level of dining is available in this humble part of New Jersey. Sauces to die for! Home made pastas. Heavenly Soufflé! Totally impressed my date!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food!

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vipreidico121
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal, with outstanding service.

KA
vipKrysA
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding flavor in homemade pasta. Everything was exquisite, and appreciating social distance measures, masks and great service. Not our first time, wont be our last. Love it!

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Gary
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent menu. Great service. Will be back another time.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Scalini Fedeli to celebrate a birthday and Anniversary. We had been there several times before and every time has been an enjoyable experience. The service was wonderful and the food plentiful and delicious. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in New Jersey - great food & service every time!

JH
JohnH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was absolutely incredible. Great service amazing food. We went for our 2 year anniversary and were very happy with the night!

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vipaaaa
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this place is amazing. Many choices. All amazing. Left full of happiness and content. Didn’t come close to finishing our main courses or deserts. All so good. Always love going to Scallini. Risotto and Carbonara as first dishes were outstanding.

CK
CherylK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat indoors and it was as wonderful as it was pre-Covid. They haven’t missed a beat. Amazing acoustics that you can hear your table just fine, as well as other voices around your table, but not other conversations. Wonderful food, wonderful night!

AD
vipAndreiaD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! The food, wine and service is always so impressive!

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Sissy
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. Sauces are amazing. The crepe appetizer with crabmeat is excellent. Penne pasta with sausage appetizer another good choice. Drinks are good as well and so is service !!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

It’s freezing if you have to keep a door open you gotta crank up the heat

LB
LindaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the experience and the food! Always a pleasure!

CP
CaPa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and our particular server was very helpful and friendly. Perhaps a few lighter (not cheaper) appetizer's could be available in addition to the existing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday, candle was put in the wrong desert. Reservation was clear who’s birthday it was.

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Drdee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excelllent as usual. recommend this restaurent always.

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Dottie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Scalini Fedeli but my first time for lunch. The food was excellent as was the presentation and the service. Both times we were not rushed and were able to relax between courses.
A very elegant place but not stuffy.

TP
vipTaraP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness. The food, the service, the ambience. Every time we are there, Scalini Fedeli is just fabulous!

BH
vipBergenHappy
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great meal. Everything we had was delicious. Stared with risotto followed by shrimp entree and ended with chocolate souffle. There was even an amuse bouche that was so tasty as to want to lick the plate!
Intermezzo was a very palate-cleansing lemon sorbet.
A very memorable meal with great service!

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Robert
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service with great food recommendations.
Wine selection very good but pricy, but that is not a real factor to deter one for going and enjoying great food and if you want great wine!

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Nstark
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. I was nervous as it was our first time out since the pandemic started. I have to say we felt very safe at the restaurant and they were following all guidelines. Thank you for giving us some normalcy on our special day. The food and service were nothing short of amazing as usual!

TH
ThomasH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular evening. We went for a special occasion - and it was indeed that. Simply awesome. Thank you!

ML
MichaelL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great setting. We had fun! Service very good.

FAQs

Scalini Fedeli - Chatham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 701-9200.

Scalini Fedeli - Chatham is rated 4.8 stars by 1649 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.