Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

4.8
1249 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(973) 701-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Cetrulo
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Private party facilities
Scalini Fedeli can be rented out for private parties.
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Private party contact
Mark Marandola: (973) 701-9200
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Parrot Mill Road
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Special events & promotions
Scalini Fedeli stimulus package; no corkage fee Monday through Friday lunch, and Monday through Thursday dinner.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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r
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of my life, it would be Scalini Fedeli.

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WJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The food was absolutely incredible and was matched by the service from the minute we walked to the door to the moment we left. I cannot wait to return.

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C
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just a fantastic culinary experience. My 6th visit and the constancy of food and service is remarkable. It’s so hard picking what to order as 3/4 of menu is awesomeness and love it all. There are no bad choices. $30 corkage fee if you bring your own special wine. Highly recommend.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We made the res for a special occasion and dressed up for it. However, when we got to the restaurant some patrons were in shorts and golf shirts, puffer vests and jeans and others in suits/dresses. Assumed this was an elevated and/or special occasion restaurant; and meal is priced as such. So we were disappointed that they do not enforce a certain dress code. Turned out to be just another Friday night place to get really good Italian-American food.

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OP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous food. Best Italian restaurant in the area in my opinion.

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KY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at Scalini is unbeatable. We have dined there many times, and the service just stands way above that of other fine restaurants. The food is creative and excellent ... and plentiful. It's truly a gem.

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YB
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scalini is a long-time favorite. We love it for an elegant, first class lunch.....excellent service, relaxed atmosphere, menu similar to the dinner menu.....we will keep coming back for lunch and dinner!!!

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DH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great place and great food. Server was very nice but seemed to be much more interested in talking with his 1 other table for 15 straight minutes versus bringing us our bill so that was my only issues since we felt a bit ignored.

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HM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was quite good but I did feel that our waiter was constantly around, not to make sure we need anything but to move us along. I felt very rushed ordering from both the dinner and dessert menu. My annoyance was aimed at this particular waiter, not the restaurant.

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UB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buonissimo! Prezzi assolutamente onesti e pietanze squisite! Personale affabile ma molto professionale! Scelta ampia e differenziata, accontenta tutti i gusti!
Bravi, molto bravi!
Ugo

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Adequate but not memorable. Valet Parker’s were excellent

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 33rd wedding anniversary and everyone made us feel very special. The service, food ambiance were wonderful.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service - go middle of the week and bring a bottle wine with no corkage fee - A+

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CK
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was creative and delicious, service was great, atmosphere was lovely. Price Fix menu with lots of little extras in terms of wonderful breads, fabulous "pre-appetizer" appetizer and amazing "pre-dessert" desserts. Would definitely return again when in the area.

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i
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat have been coming here 4 times a year for about 15 years beautiful room, elegant service , amazing food. The sauces are spectacular. Taste like it took 3 days to make. I always get the egg yolk raviolo and my son the mushroom ravioli with truffle cream sauce. Pork dishes are outstanding

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TA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my daughters birthday . Everything was exceptional . Thank You

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food! I went to dinner with four foodies best dinner they ever had.

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PB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Always an exceptional experience! Warren is a Super Waiter!

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NJ
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb! The food was excellent, a great evening out! There was one hiccough with service. The first course was served before the wine was poured. But otherwise, service was great. We can't wait until our next visit.

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A
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted my wife to have a fabulous dinner in order to celebrate her birthday, and by dining at Scalini Fedeli that is exactly what she got. We were warmly greeted upon entering the restaurant and immediately ushered to our table. Once there, our outstanding waiter, Robert, explained the menu and provided us with fantastic dining suggestions for each of the courses. I do not think that we have tasted anything as good as what we had for dinner tonight. The food and service were impeccable, and my wife and I have decided to return to Scalini Fedeli in order to celebrate my birthday, too. We cannot wait!

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NY
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a last minute decision on a Wednesday for a romantic Thursday birthday supper. The vibe was quaint and elegant without being stuffy. The 5 course fixed price meal was more than enough food and all of it was amazing. In our case the flavors were decidedly more French than Italian. We had scallops and pignoli encrusted salmon. Pleasantly surprised by the generous and creative addition of vegetables. The sauces were complex but not overdone.
The service is outstanding. Utensils are refreshed between courses.
As others have said the coffee is delicious.
Will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a great anniversary dinner here. It was lovely!

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and myself love this restaurant. The food is outstanding and the staff handle themselves with class while making your meal into a true dining experience. Also love the decor, it is a comfortable and warm atmosphere.

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SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow .... this is my second time to this restaurant and the food is fabulous!!! Had antipasti, ravioli and veal .... so absolutely fabulous!!!

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we had a very nice dinner. the food is delicious.
our only negative was the flat prosecco they tried to serve us.
after complaining, they brought a " fresh" bottle. but same, not cold enough and not bubbling.
otherwise we had a very nice evening

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d
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great meal and the food and atmosphere were so authentic, I felt as if I were back in Piedmonte, Italy at my favorite restaurant in Italy, Osteria Italia Di Renato Delpiano
S. Rocco Seno D'Elvio, 7, 12051 San Rocco Seno d'Elvio CN, Italy

Had Lobster and shrimp special for main course and delightful, egg and spinach and cheese ravioli, complete with runny egg yolk. The pastry could ave been a little thinner, but it was nevertheless very good.

Good wine list, and excellent service. It was worth the 60 minute drive. I shall return!

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BV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was exceptional and so was the service! For those who find this restaurant pricy for dinner, I would try it for lunch because you can select how many courses you'd like.

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MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service and food. Sure to recommend and to return.

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KF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and service. Will be back. Menu, attention to detail and ambiance were outstanding

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a real good time and the waiter knew what he was talking about

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HM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous New Jersey Italian restaurant with character. The Crab Crepe was transcendent!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 1st anniversary and schooling me for Delhi could not have been the better place they accommodate me by allowing me to bring flowers which they had on the table when we arrived there food was sensational in the service impeccable I would highly recommend it to anyone

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was perfect! Service was impeccable!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

In our 22 years as patrons, they have never disappointed us. Great food, great service and great value. Just watch out when other patrons drink too much. Noise level quickly goes high.

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AG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We celebrate our anniversary here over the last several years. Very memorable

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SN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A wonderful meal with great service on a Thursday night. Portion size for the rack of lamb was a bit small.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime we go to Scalini Fedeli we have an amazing meal. The food is delicious. The people that work they are great!!! Can't wait to go back soon.

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UA
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite for many years
Parpadelle app favorite ❤️
Delicious pork shank entree
Love creame brûlée and ricotta cheesecake

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome!

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s
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner at Scalini. The manager, Sam couldn’t be nicer, very personable and accommodating. The food and service were excellent, never had to ask for more water, or another drink. Staff were on top of everything! My husband had a great birthday dinner.

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