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

4.8
4.8
2137 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 13 times today

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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

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What 2,137 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. D

    Dineronoccasion

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Scalini Fedili never fails to perform. Lovely food, service and ambiance. A joy to dine there.
  2. MS

    MickeyS

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's not easy to consistently retain the highest quality standards year after year, but this restaurant does. The entire experience offers a level of excellence that is hard to find in the metro NJ area.
  3. D

    Drdee

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    anniversary
  4. JD

    JimD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, professional wait staff and impeccable food! The red snapper dish was one of the best dishes I have had in quite some time!
  5. AM

    AnthonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here on a Monday night and it was outstanding in terms of food quality, ambiance and most of all service. The wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable. The restaurant was not crowded but still had a good number of patrons in both large and small groups. We’ve been customers for close to 30 years and have never been disappointed
  6. MD

    MarkD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Wildly overrated. Very old-school Italian and looks like menu has not changed in decades. Food is oversauced and underseasoned, bread was stale and the service is overly brisk for a place purported to be 'fine-dining'. The fact that this place is top-rated unfortunately says something about the quality of the food in the area. Mediocre at best.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Our server Michael was exceptional and very attentive. Lemon drop martini was fantastic. This is mine and my wife’s New Romantic date night spot.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Staff was very nice and helpful, food was excellent. We both got fish (snapper and branzino) and both were perfectly cooked.
  9. AS

    AnthonyS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was celebrating my wife and I’s anniversary with friends. As always, was excellent. Highly recommended.
  10. s

    sushi

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Before covid we used to dine here regularly. We finally went back and was sooo disappointed. The service was very unprofessional. All the food came out barely warm. The snapper with potato crust was less than 2 bites. We sent that back. The little cookies at the end went from a nice assortment to 2 kinds. The toffee chocolate ones which are my favorite and biscotti which were awful. Everything just seems to be smaller than it used to be and the quality is gone. I hope they get their act together again as it used to be our favorite place.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Noise level a little high.
  12. KK

    KristinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FABULOUS food - WONDERFUL service - and BEAUTIFUL / RESTFUL ambiance!
  13. CG

    ChrisG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always excellent. My wife and I enjoy going on date nights there as well as meeting up with friends.
  14. b

    bonbon

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The prefix menu had many excellent choices and there were even a few specials for the evening. Everything was beautifully presented and delicious. Unfortunately, the salmon special I ordered was overcooked.
  15. JB

    JoelB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been coming here for years and it has always been a treat. Price value is outstanding for a 3 star restaurant!
  16. ML

    MarydeeL

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Made a reservation for New Year’s Eve to have dinner and drinks until midnight. We got there at our time. From the moment we got there dinner was rushed to get us out the restaurant in an hour. A 5 course meal in 1 hour. Food was mediocre and no festive feel. By the end of our meal they started to break down table and collecting the balloons. We paid a lot and went to another restaurant to have drinks to ring in the new year. Don’t recommend this restaurant for special occasions.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing.
  18. N

    Nerissa

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was made to savor. The flavors are thoughtful. There were so many appealing dishes on the menu, and it was tough to choose. Each table felt private so that we didn't feel our conversation imposed on another party and vice versa. The seats were comfortable, and the ambience was pleasant. The service was excellent. We will return.
  19. LZ

    LouisZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, fabulous food. BYOB with $30 corkage fee a little high but if you bring a $20 bottle of wine, it is still less expensive than the wine list.
  20. LH

    LeslieH

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We were off to the side of the restaurant which was nice and quiet, but it was difficult to get the attention of our waiter. The server of our sparkling water, however, was always there filling our glasses--? instructed to do so and run up the bill? OK, I'm just suspicious. But the real letdown was the food. My wife had a roasted beet salad which she described as "unimaginative with NO beets!" I had the ravioli which was good, but something seemed to be missing. I added some lemon to it which helped. I had the red snapper which was excellent. My wife had the duck breast which we should have returned. It was supposed to be cooked medium rare and it was rubbery and not so tasty. We had not been there in years and unfortuntly we are not likely to be back.
  21. A

    Allikit229

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful food and excellent service
  22. MS

    MonicaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service cant wait to go back!!!
  23. JC

    JoeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Once seated you are served with a delicious single large shrimp in a tasty sauce and crostini covered in onions - yes covered with onions that are a treat - both served before you get your appetizer. The pasta carbonara is very good while I found the portion rather small - but the ravioli special (an extra $8) stuffed with porcini mushrooms are heavenly pillows in a light and flavorful sauce that melt in your mouth. Sorry to say Two stars were lost as the veal scallopini entrees that were served to my guest and myself were overcooked and dry - actually brittle when trying to cut through it. The accompanying broccoli were singed. I ate most of mine and she politely asked our waiter to bag it for her to take home. Later it went into the trash. During dinner we were asked if we were enjoying our meal and we replied that all is great. It was a nice night out together and neither one of us wanted to taint it with a complaint. The entree was followed by an outstanding lime sorbet that refreshed the palate. My guest loved the mascarpone and ricotta torte and I had the bittersweet chocolate truffle cake. Both deserts were a master piece. My truffle cake was not what I expected but one of if not the best chocolate deserts I have ever enjoyed. My guest had a lemon flavored cocktail and proclaimed that it was exceptional and had a second. I enjoyed a bottle of wine that I had brought along. Corkage fee $30. Service outstanding. I look at the entree failure as an aberration and plan on going back first chance I get. Dinner for two with tax and tip $275.00
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and everything was wonderful! Thank you!
  25. BI

    BarryI

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant by far. Impeccable menu and food, delightful service and great ambience. We travel from Wayne New Jersey there it's worth the trip. If we are really lazy we stay at a local hotel but the best part is the restaurant.
  26. A

    Arcadia23

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was good, not out of this world (except maybe the tagliatelle with Bolognese), but good. Unfortunately they ran out of my first choice and did not notify me until after I had ordered but stuff happens.
  27. LM

    LMantaRay

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An excellent Christmas Eve dinner. Always too much food but very enjoyable. Mushroom ravioli, risotto and the tagliatelle are standout favorites. Short ribs are excellent with spicy cherry peppers and demi-glace (could have used more peppers) and the pork chop was monstrous and delicious. Sorbet and the desert sample were a great way to round out the meal. Could be time to update the amuse buche and the salad. All in all a wonderful place to spend Christmas eve with the family.
  28. KT

    KevinT

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve 5 course Prix Fixe. Everything was delicious with great service and a comfortable setting for a special night. Outstanding.
  29. EJ

    ElliotJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We've been a few times now and always love the experience. The food is always amazing and the service is usually impeccable.
  30. SJ

    SupermanJ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Without doubt the best Italian dinner in NJ. Exceptionally well crafted dishes, very friendly and diligent service. Overall, superb. Same reaction from all 4 of us.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a warm beautiful restaurant. Service impeccable.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite dinner. Food was fabulous. Service was wonderful. Noise level was fine. A perfect choice to celebrate our anniversary.
  33. MS

    MatthewS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice lunch on a quiet and rainy day. Wait staff very attentive. Food executed perfectly. Options for lunch just right as were portions. Wonderful place as always.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Meals were delicious and well prepared
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service.
  36. PH

    PeterH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was outstanding. We enjoyed our first visit so much.
  37. DM

    DMC1979

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Great spot for a birthday or special occasion. Highly recommmend!
  38. LP

    LindaP

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very delicious food, good service, good value in a lovely setting.
  39. R

    Rich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to scellini Fedelli for the last 9 years to celebrate our anniversaries. We will continue going in the future. The food and service is exquisite. The best restaurant around. Sharon and Richard
  40. JF

    JuliaF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Scalini Fedilli tarnished their reputation! The thin, thin, thin veal chop was more coating than anything. Pitiful! I would have rathere paid a little more than be disappointed. The Mascarpone ricotta cheese cake lacked flavor also. Sad! This place use to be my #1!! No more! Il Cappriccio wins that trophy now! Saving grace was the very attentive waitperson.

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 4.8 stars by 2137 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 13 times today

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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