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Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

4.8
1825 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1825 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food. Never disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A amazing place

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vipRobert
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! One of the best meals I have had out in a while. The prix fixe meal had so many choices for the appetizers, entree and dessert. i could have ordered at least 5 things each and i would have been thrilled. Service was also top-notch. Very pretty, quaint house. i am definitely going to return and i want to try the NY restaurant as well.

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vipAnthonyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience as always. Was a little busy last night but still stellar food and service. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal and cocktails were excellent! Thanks Alex for the suggestions and service.

JP
vipJeanyP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, great ambience, delicious food. BYOB with a corkage fee. Pre-fixe menu. Valet parking only.

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MIKEY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scalini Fideli is one of the best restaurants that I know of. The food is fantastic, servers are great and for the price can not be beat. Everyone who visits from out of town I bring there.

KP
vipKerwynP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is still as vibrant as when first visited over 20 years ago. The attention to detail, not just in appearance and presentation, but also detail in the combination of flavors. The price is the price. I will pay for good food. Fine dining is where its at.

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vipGlennG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We’ve been to this restaurant a few times prior and always had a great meal, sadly this wasn’t our experience last night.
The service was outstanding, the food was not.

CB
CristinaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband and I, loved everything about this place. Food was great, freshly prepared, great presentation and wonderful service. We had a table outside on the terrace, which unfortunately is at the Main Street, and it is a bit noisy. We’ll definitely be back.

JC
JosephC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was disappointing! Nothing to special to comment on. We were 6 and everyone felt the same. The bread was awful, the salad was limp, the Veal Chop was overly breaded and tasteless, the Risotto was good and the spaghetti as only fair. Dessert was alright Berries we’re fresh and donuts were also very good. This is a very honest review and I am sorry to say we will most likely not return

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VassarGrad
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was very tasty and nicely presented. Prices were very reasonable and service was very pleasant and efficient. Ambiance and decor also very nice.

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Jonathan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

JM
JoeM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten in the Tribeca location many times but this was my first experience in Chatham. It was equally wonderful and the food, service and ambiance made it a very special evening. Thank you Scalini Fedeli we will be back

LF
LennyFromNewark
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been diners at Scalini Fedeli for many years. The food was very good as usual, the service prompt and courteous and the staff was efficient. My only overall criticism is that we felt a bit rushed (i.e., we were not asked if we wanted tea or coffee at the end), probably due to the fact that it was a Saturday night and the restaurant was quite busy. The potato crusted red snapper and veal scallopini were excellent, tasty with wonderful sauces. I would not recommend the banana tort for dessert but the mascarpone/ricotta torta was delish. The roasted beet and goat cheese salad could have used more beets and goat cheese and less greens. The spaghetti Arrabiata was very good and had a hint of heat. The primi piccolo of shrimp in mustard sauce was very tasty.

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MichaelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The egg yolk ravioli was amazing! And the wine selection is great

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joep
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely wonderful, and we look forward to our next dining experience! By far our favorite NJ Restaurant!!
Simply Exquisite !

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vippault
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the finest place to eat in NJ. Food was spectacular, service was impeccable, ambiance was special. And, the prix fixe was very reasonable. It was our 51 st anniversary and the experience was amazing. Do NOT hesitate to visit as you will rarely if ever match every wonderful aspect of this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the very first bite through all the wonderful courses, the meal was outstanding.
Service was professional without being intrusive.
Definitely will return again soon.

NK
NataliyaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very nice presentation, attentive service.

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George
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my best bet when it comes to dining out.
Pork chops are cooked to perfection.
All the food is very good.

DC
vipDavidC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly great food excellent service relaxing ambience
Highly recommend

MS
vipMitchS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our four course meal was outstanding. The attention to detail was most appreciated. I’m usually disappointed when I go to a high end restaurant. This restaurant was an exception.

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vipLilly
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently very good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing experience for our 20th wedding anniversary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is a “10” all around

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vipBarb
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome food…decor is dated but you don’t go for the ambiance…go for the meal!

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vipJake
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special occasions! Great food and service in a beautiful setting !

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vipAndreiaD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the best service at Scalini paired with deliciously crafted food! Thank you Scalini for always contributing to our special occasions!
Thank you Andres and team, for such great service last night!

AR
vipAnthonyR
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went in to this dinner with very high expectations. Dinner was amazing, specifically the pasta....maybe the best I have ever had. Cocktails pre-dinner were ok, not great.
Waitress was not as good as I am used to with a fine dining experience. Any special request we were treated as if I was asking for a free ride to the moon.
Bottom line I would go for sure as the food is killer but I wouldn't expect anything outside the box from a service perspective.

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TURTLE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

YOUR HOSTESS AND OR MANAGER NEEDS TO SMILE AND GREET PEOPLE AS IF SHE WANTS THEM THERE. A SIMPLE SMILE AND GREETING GOES A LONG WAY.

MB
vipMarvinB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my granddaughters high school graduation and Father's Day. The wait staff were knowledgeable and friendly. They answered the questions that my grandchildren had. Food was delicious and paced very well.
What we appreciated was that no plates were removed until all of us finished a course. Three of us had duck for a main course. It was fantastic. The waiter even gave the sauce to take home. And I had my favorite dessert- zabaglione. But, our waiter separated the fruit from the custard. Wonderful!
Thank you for a very memorable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience with exceptional food and service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

While the wait staff was very friendly, they brought my husband the wrong entree and there was a significant delay between the appetizer and main course round and no explanation or apology was offered. The soft egg yolk ravioli was undercooked (not just al dente) and the ambiance in the outdoor space was lacking. Overall it was a disappointing experience for an anniversary dinner.

WM
WilliamM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Food out of this world. My wife said of the soft egg yolk ravioli “life changing”service outstanding

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ConvenientLocationCornel
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the entrees were memorable! The veal was delicious, the porcini ravioli melted in my mouth, the duck was nice & tender, and my son loved the pasta with vodka sauce!
The deserts we ordered were heavenly-- The tart was nice & crisp and not overly sweet.
The double chocolate cake was devilishly rich and tasty (according to my son) and my other son loved the berries & cream!
The appetizers were alright. We found them a tad pricey.
Overall, a great experience and a suitable restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. In our case an intimate graduation lunch with family.

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vipSpider
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ND
NickD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SC
ShannonC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 1825 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.