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Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

4.7
1940 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $100.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    We offer a 5 Course Prix Fixe dinner at $100 per person.

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 temperature check required
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 1940 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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AmandaV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except my duck came out cold and was a bit over done. Aside from that, it was a lovely meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food was delicious and the atmosphere and service was superb. Highly recommend.

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RichardC
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food prepared beautifully. All staff polite, friendly and helpful. Highly recommend to all.

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ElizabethB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was wonderful- pretty decor, pleasing lighting; staff was friendly and professional; food was delicious!!

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boots
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Birthday not noted. Place needs a makeover especially outside. Sloppy and unkempt. Looks like abandoned house

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vipjoeyg
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would just make a statement here that a $60 corkage fee is uncomfortable and I feel a bit out of line. Other times the fee was never the same and depended on what day of the week it was but it’s my fault for not asking I guess.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience with my parents for a night out. Weekend or weeknight, it is always a delight and my choice over Serenade any day.

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vipMortybowl
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant. Celebrated my 84th birthday. Had celebrated my wife's 81st birthday last June. Same great food and service. Love their fish. My wife had salmon and I had red snapper. Desserts were sinful.

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vipsrthngntlman
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

New Years Eve dinner. Second year in a row. Nice prefixe menu. Food great. However service was much less attentive than previous visits. Waiter seemed distracted and had to ask water and ask another waiter for coffee AFTER dessert had already been served. Late sitting and seemed as the staff was ready to go home instead of taking care of guests. Not sure we will consider visit next New Years.

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JoJo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was perfect in every way. Beautiful ambiance, service and the food was divine! Really superb.

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LuzM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, definitely worth the money! Would consider again next new year!!

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EllieM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This can always depend on this restaurant for a great meal. We've been going to this restaurant for many years and it has always been the same...excellent. Highly recommend.

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BernardL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Bad table. No Covit protection procedures in place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful service and outstanding food.

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vipmissy
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scalini Fedeli is always an amazing dining experience!! We never feel rushed (even on New Year's Eve)! The food is consistently outstanding and the ambiance is romantic. Seating is so comfortable and tables well spaced so you don't overhear large parties and also not worry too much about Covid. The cocktails and wines are excellent! Truly a respite from our crazy world!!

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pattyS1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The parpadella pasta was great. Our favorite. The duck breast was also very good.

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FoodieandWine
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scalini Fedeli delivered as usual. Great Flavors and an outstanding evening out with the Family!

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Sookie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Came to celebrate Christmas. The ambience was super festive. The hostess was very welcoming. The diner went by with the help of one of the busser who he was on top of his game. We had to call the server for everything. More drinks ETC. Dinner was ok. Maybe was on off night. We love this place.

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vipThomasM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Excellent food and service, in a beautiful historic building.

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

First time visiting, my girlfriend had heard good things so we tried the price fix dinner. Everything was delicious, service was very very good and the dining room is beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great birthday experience!

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Pattikate
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Elegant! Perfect evening!

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MarkS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with romantic/quiet environment.
Fixed menu with good food makes for a good value.

JB
vipJamesB
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Scalini Fedeli Chatham is always a wonderful experience! The food is consistently delicious, we are always greeted warmly by the exceptional Isabella and the service is professional, friendly and helpful. Especially Hector! Bravo!!!! Always our first choice for an outstanding local evening.
Bravissimo Isabella! Bravo Hector! Bravo Scalini Fedeli!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Post covid issues just like everywhere else. Food and service not what it used to be. First time ever my food came out cold. Service somewhat inattentive and not as friendly as usual probably because they are understaffed and the pre covid trained career professional wait staff is mostly gone. I truly hope it can return to its former glory.

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Vito
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend to celebrate his 60TH birthday! The food and service was excellent. We loved the menu and was constantly checked on to make sure all was good. Would definitely come back and recommend this restaurant.

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robja
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was very slow and our waiter was not very cordial. We dined at the restaurant around 3 weeks ago and had a much nicer experience. Our guest at the table was served a raw porchop and had to send it back

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ChrisP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a nice treat.

I love the atmosphere of this restaurant, quaint and elegant. It gets full, but you never feel rushed. A lovely place to unwind with your significant other or another couple.

The appetizers and pasta are my favorite items on the menu. The meats can be hit or miss. If you get the prix fixe meal, experiment with the appetizers. You won't be disappointed.

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GregS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was disappointed to be left at the hostess station for over 5 mins while the hostess knew we were there but was busy making small talk with the prior couple she seated who were clearly regulars as opposed to us. Food was well prepared and tasty. For a price fix menu was surprised to note on the bill that one of the non menu items I chose was a higher price than others on the menu that was not specifically called out by the waiter. Incredible amount of servers and wait staff. Very attentive.

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EllenP
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a romantic dinner or a dinner with friends. Very attentive wait staff. Food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
27 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful evening celebrating my husband’s retirement.
Food was excellent. Special place that is perfect for any occasion.
We felt left alone too long in the beginning and were served our coffee after our desserts as opposed to with it.

Still a wonderful night and will go back

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PaulL
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant ambiance is wonderful, the staff is attentive, friendly and efficient and the food is superb. Each course presented was better than the previous one eaten.
Highly recommended.

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BruceR
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being with dear friends and celebrating a delayed 40th were the reason we travelled to Scalini Fedeli, as we knew from experience that everything would be as memorable as it has always been over the years at this excellent venue.

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KateG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with outstanding service, delicious food and drink. We especially enjoyed not feeling rushed which really added to the enjoyment.

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KarenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice evening. Food and drinks were outstanding as was the service. Never disappointed when we go out for dinner here. Highly recommend. Love the ambience.

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vipMikeY
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding italian - great menu, service, outstanding food - best for last...awesome deserts

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Rating are over rated. It was a average meal nothing special about it

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vipNYCFoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!!

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vipJackM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

impeccable service.

FAQs

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

Scalini Fedeli - Chatham is rated 4.7 stars by 1940 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.