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Scalini Fedeli - Chatham, Chatham, NJ
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Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

4.9
4.9
2091 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:15 pm Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 701-9200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Cetrulo

  • Private party facilities

    Scalini Fedeli can be rented out for private parties.

  • Neighborhood

    Chatham

  • Cross street

    Parrot Mill Road

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking to all dining guests.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Years Eve

    $120.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    5 course frix fixe menu at $120 per person.
  • Christmas Eve

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    5 course prix fixe at $95 per person.

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What 2,091 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! Loved it!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    We’ve always enjoyed Scalini during previous visits, but sadly this last meal was just plain off. Firstly, for a premier NJ venue, to have patrons with young kids attired in casual t shirts is just plain wrong. Whatever-on to the food-the bread was hard and stale, butter was frozen, and this set the tone of the evening. Our server was very monotone, and infrequently visited the table-the appetizers were ok, and the saving grace of the evening was our entrees- the duck & veal were good, but unlike previous visits not great. Soufflés were also competent, but once again we recalled them being much better the last time. I literally had to hunt down the waiter for the check (twice) and was none too pleased to have to do that. I don’t mind the price if the value is there, but this was a huge miss……..
  3. NP

    NancyP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm welcoming!!! Server couldn’t have been better!!! As I sipped my wine I felt extremely peaceful due to the the beautiful ambiance of the room!!! The appetizer arrived at a Comfortable time and didn’t disappoint, the sauce in the shrimp appetizer was delicious as well the shrimp!!! I had the Bronzino that was delicious and my daughter enjoyed the veal chop that was also delicious!!! We finished our Lunch with a dense chocolate dessert celebrating her birthday!!! Definitely a wonderful afternoon!!! Can’t wait to go back!!! A good value for a special lunch!!!
  4. LB

    LindaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious, ambiance lovely, we celebrated my birthday but plan on going back as a regular!
  5. RC

    RichardC

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting...soft colors and indirect lightning in dining area. Very engaging staff. Food terrific. Wonderful dining experience. Food perfectly cooked and presented. Waiters well versed in the menu. The best of the best.
  6. c

    clf1973

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scalini never disappoints. Highly recommend the tagliatelle and don’t miss out on those Italian donuts. Service is always great.
  7. SB

    ShannonB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, attentive service
  8. r

    robm

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    Good food. Needs a major redecoration.
  9. GS

    GSRicks55

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and fantastic prix fixe menu. Highly recommend!
  10. CM

    ChristianM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite restaurant.........always excellent food/ service.
  11. LC

    LauraC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent. We love eating at Scalini Fedeli
  12. NP

    NancyP

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was Delicious an Service Wonder full! Highly recommend 😋
  13. b

    batman

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tue best Italian food in New Jersey and superlative service and establishment
  14. J

    Jezebel

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always an excellent meal and service!
  15. JD

    JoelD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was terrific. We had a problem with a nearby table being very noisy. The staff graciously changed our location and everything after that was delightful.
  16. LB

    LenoraB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Upscale Italian restaurant in Chatham. The dinners, mixed drinks, and service were superb during our visit.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and delicious food , the 5 course meal was perfect from start to finish. Highly recommend the porkchop and salmon entrees
  18. CG

    ChrisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scalini is always a great time. The food is excellent, the service (Alex) is always on point. Some nights are busier than others but it’s never too noisy. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere.
  19. EB

    ElizabethB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OH WOW! What an amazing restaurant that was recommended to us by a "foodie" friend and it did not disappoint. Fabulous meal, exceptionally prepared. We can't wait to go back again. Would definitely recommend! A+++++
  20. LG

    LiamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is awesome, service was great, overall would recommend to anyone
  21. W

    Woody

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scalini Fideli has been a top restaurant in NJ for 30 years. The food is outstanding, the service is excellent, and the entire staff is warm and welcoming.
  22. f

    fauxfoodsnob

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great night out!
  23. EP

    EllenP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience from the food to the excellent service. We always look forward to going. Can’t recommend this restaurant enough.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food outstanding!! Service was good. Hostess not that friendly and snobbish. Atmosphere was ok. Servers very attentive and friendly.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two birthdays
  26. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Too loud for a $200 meal!!! ...Last night rivaled Chucky Cheese for noise levels... The bigger tables overwhelmed us with noise (i can't blame then, no one could keep their voice down as the room has no ability to dampen the voice vibrations). Suggestion- Take a few tables out and put up partitions.... I have been going to SF since 1996, (one of my favorites), and although their food is superior in many ways, (and service is excellent) there are many other places I can go to have a meal where I can sit quietly and dine without leaning over to shout in my wife's ear!
  27. D

    Doug

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scalini is our favorite restaurant for over the past 20 years. Consistently delicious food and wonderful service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dining experience I’ve ever had hands down
  29. PL

    PhillipL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here for years. The have a great concept with the price fixe menus. It is a good value and the food is delicious. I have recommended this restaurant to my friends and as expected, they all loved it.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and Michael the waiter was fantastic.
  31. I

    Ilikefood

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Disappointing. My husband, mother and I dined here and the differences in the meals were astonishing. The pasta, fish and meat entrees were more flavorful but also salty. The salads flavorless. Service was mediocre at best - bread was served cold and hard as a rock, when asked for olive oil - given to us in a diner like oil and vinegar container, crumbs and food droppings were left on the table cloth after entrees and prior to dessert. Our servers did not inquire as to how our appetizers were and we waited a good amount of time before someone even noticed our drinks were empty. We were rushed through our meals to the point of us almost having indigestion but waited forever to have the items we requested brought to us. The restrooms were upstairs and while this might seem ridiculous as it doesn’t have to do with the food directly- the toilets in the woman’s restroom were so dirty it was nauseating. I feel badly leaving a less than mediocre review but, I’m hopeful it will be helpful in the long run.
  33. LA

    LisaAries

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The fixed price dinner was wonderful! Great value for the meal! From appetizers, entree and dessert, the choices were fabulous and well prepared. Service was impeccable. We’ll definitely be back!
  34. DD

    DavidD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delicious meal with best service, I highly recommend!
  35. CY

    CYSTOKID

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday. Food and service excellent as usual. Noise level somewhat elevated due to multiple business dinners.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I have been eating at Scalini for many years for birthdays and holidays. The experience with service and food is consistently outstanding. Although the menu doesn’t change often but the choices are varied. The sauces are light and delicious.
  37. SI

    ScottI

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Pretty restaurant. Price fixed menu. Food was ok, not great. Service was excellent.
  38. DH

    DennisH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is one of our favorites. The service is excellent, the staff is very friendly and accommodating and the food is always first class and delicious. Highly recommended.
  39. M

    Murat

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Out of the bus boy (always in a rush and rude) all was excellent. Also, please don't bring the check before the guests request. Friendly advise. But foods were amazing. Also, bar area could be with a better design. Thank you.
  40. YB

    YogiBoo

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An excellent meal, well served. Scalini is one of the few first class restaurants still serving lunch.....an abbreviated menu with favorites from lunch. Requested a table outside on the porch, was noisy at time thanks to Main Street, but that was expected!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

Scalini Fedeli - Chatham is rated 4.9 stars by 2091 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

63 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Parrot Mill Road

  • Neighborhood

    Chatham

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:15 pm Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking to all dining guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Cetrulo

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (973) 701-9200

  • Private party facilities

    Scalini Fedeli can be rented out for private parties.

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