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Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

4.9
1792 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1792 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nancy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old world ambiance. You’ll feel as if you’re in Europe.

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NickD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat for any occasion. Service great and so was the food. We will be back.

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ShannonC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch! Service, food and ambiance was all great! Can’t wait to retun!

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ajracer1
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure being able to go back..The food has always been, and remains wonderful..The consistency remains top notch..Simply, the BEST!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Loves all our dishes and service as fantastic. Will definitely be going back soon!

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vipKenD
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

fixed price luxury Italian in Chatham. Beautiful room, fit for an occasion. The menu is not quite as extensive as it was pre-covid but still plenty of excellent choices. The food was superb. Two problems- no more valet parking and it was difficult to find a space in the lot; also there was a long gap between the appetizer and the main course, like the break at a Dead concert.

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vipWineScripts
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m rarely left speechless about ala dining experience but this restaurant was incredible. I don’t want to be speechless because I want to shout out how fantastic every aspect of the food, ambiance and service is for any occasion! The price for the prix fix dinner was set in 1964 and hasn’t changed ! Incredible! I can’t wait to go back again and again. I’m worried if I tell too many people I will never be able to book a reservation. Our waiter was the best and Isabella the owner made us feel like family. Wow! No words can do justice you have to go and experience. Plan a special occasion and you won’t be disappointed.

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vipPatrickR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered, the staff at Scalini Fedeli was top notch. The menu offered something for everyone in our party. The food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific. Wait staff great.

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vipSharon
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent serice and food.

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JohnT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service, as always, was outstanding. Knowledgeable and pleasant staff makes our dining experience superb every time. Food is top notch. Thank you for making my wife’s birthday a pleasant and memorable one.

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vipTatyanaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great service! Heard a lot about this place over the years, but went first time. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my daughter’s 16th birthday! Everything went perfectly. The prix fixe menu had many options and accordingly all were great. The thought behind the menu was perfect. The mushroom risotto and porcini mushroom ravioli special with truffle appetizers were great. I had the short rib which was perfectly cooked and marinated. The Bronzino and duck made my daughters very happy. The chocolate soufflé cake topped the meal. Service was very attentive and very considerate. Could not have asked for more. Had high expectations and they were all met. Made the night very special. Thank you Scalini Fedeli

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, but I specifically requested a birthday candle in the desert, but it arrived without the candle or any Birthday mention at all. Disappointing.

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vip3oldladies
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway great service and wonderful food.. very pleasant dining experience.. we will be back

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Cookie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent as usual . Food is amazing . Staff is absolutely AMAZING .

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vipAndrew
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 19th wedding anniversary!

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vipGuyA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food service and atmosphere

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ElizabethA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a long-time customer and excited to be back! As always, the food is beyond delicious. No matter what you select you will never be disappointed! We selected the vodka rigatoni, the veal dish and the caprese salad. Many salad dressings can be overwhelming but this one is so subtle! The encrusted pork chop is awesome. Any dessert is incredible. That was just lunch. If you go for dinner you will really be unable to decide for any of the courses. I look forward to our next meal!

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FrTeacher
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scalini Fedeli is one of my favorite restaurants, especially for a special occasion. The food is always delicious, the service attentive and the wine list very extensive. I highly recommend it. (Not for young children).

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LynnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious five-course pre-fix menu offered a variety of choices. We dined outside and the service was attentive and helpful. Will definitely be going back!

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vipWilliamG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. A little too warm inside.

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Moe23
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Have dined there in the past and loved it. I felt food was very good and service impeccable. While prices were high, I thought it was worth it. However, this time something was not quite right. Food was fine but service not so good. Our server was quite nice and attempted to accommodate, but I don't think his support staff was up to par. Kind of disappointed as this was an 80th birthday celebration for my husband.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time as always at a top notch place

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JIMC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were greeted by a very pleasant young lady and seated us immediately at the table we requested. The wait staff quickly took our drinks order and began letting us know what the specials were for the evening. Very please can’t wait to go back.

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KathleenW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply great and made another reservation while I was there.

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, very good food, and upscale yet relaxing atmosphere. Totally enjoyed my dining experience!

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RobertH
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to service impeccable. Good was perfect. Worth every penny

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vipRichard
Raleigh
78 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointing. Food was mediocre. Service was very slow. Outdoor dining OK but a few feet from cars in and out of parking lot.

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JanetC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is off the charts excellent.
We'll definitely be back!☆

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robg
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

excellent food and service. expensive, but worth it for the quality.

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vipSusanW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful place to dine! I appreciated the lovely outdoor tent.

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vipSeanM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d rate 6 stars if that was an option!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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DanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exce

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MaureenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner -

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RNitz
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic. Best food in this part of New Jersey. Would definitely visit this place again although it is a bit pricey but well worth the price. The service was excellent although they seem to get confused about who ordered white but that’s a minor nuisance and overall our waiter was terrific.

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vip2atee
Caribbean
44 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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vipNjbenzboy
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just plain amazing!

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Axel
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend Scalini Fedeli. Great food, service and ambiance!

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 1792 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.