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Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

4.8
1697 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 1697 people are saying
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vipChristopherB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the second we walked in was excellent. Will definitely return.

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ChristianH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, one of the finest meals we have ever had! Awesome anniversary meal. We will be back for another special night sometime soon!

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JosephC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dining experience!

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GloriaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience. Food was outstanding as it always is.

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vipSambaBaby
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there!

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Valentine’s Day dinner! The food the setting the service it was beyond my expectations!!

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garyw
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic Valentines Day 5 fix prix dinner..... All the food complimented one another.... The Chef is the owner and puts much love into the preparation of the food. Rory, our head lead attendant was incredibly attentive and superb manners. Overall experience was above excellent.... Will certainly make Scalini Fedeli one of our GO-TO eating establishments.

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent! Minor adjustment: single large ice cube instead of smaller cubes would make my whiskey drink even more enjoyable.
Also, $45 cork fee is a little steep, but all in all a terrific experience.
Love Scalini Fedeli and look forward to my next meal there!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Valentines

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vipThomasE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always. Never disappoints!

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Frenchie201
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic valentines dinner here. Food was impeccable! Safety and spacing of tables was in accordance with local recommendations and ambiance was tasteful and romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a nice night. Food and drinks were very good. Service was great as well. Since we dined the night before Valentine’s Day, all we could get was an early reservation (530) and we felt a little rushed. Food kept coming super quickly. The prefixe menu was good but not worth the nearly $300 we wound up spending... The biggest issue was leaving. It took the valet nearly 30mins to get our car and almost forgot about it. We were stuck in an overcrowded waiting room, which was just annoying and frustrating. We would go back, but not for another holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentine’s Day Dinner

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vip2dinefor
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consist and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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MZROS21
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for 8 was exceptional. Highlights were the carbonara pasta, braised short rib, and salmon.

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WILL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the NYC restaurant a few times and with no indoor dining we decided to see what the Chatham restaurant had to offer. Unfortunately there was an issue with our table so the hostess was extremely professional and accommodating and explained the problem and made our short wait tolerable.

Waiter was funny and on top of his game. Didn't hound us or push us but was always available at the right time. Bar was a little backed up but the tasty drinks made up for the wait.

Food was amazing. Specials were very interesting and I went for the double cut pork chop lightly fried. I couldn't finish it was very filling. Others at the table had the skillet ny strip special and duck. Everyone was very pleased.

Upon leaving we were again greeted by the wonderful hostess. She was extremely friendly and filled us in on the NYC status but honestly because of the great staff we will be returning to Chatham.

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vipAmyL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in New Jersey! Amazing quality, selection, service, and experience. Delicious food!

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vipSherylM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great food. Wayyyy too many people

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

When pulling in I was forced to valet my car which was not happy with. More to come with that later. During covid restaurants are supposed to be at 25% occupancy and 6 feet apart, 6 feet was done but there was not an open table in the restaurant. Easily had to be 60 people in at the same time. Lobby full w waiting diners to come in. No way that restaurant normally seats 240. I do t personally care but if you are concerned with covid this establishment does not follow. Portions extremely small and expensive. Our server got busy and was not as attentive after entrees were delivered. Now the valet. He brings us the wrong car similar but wrong car. He also used a numbering system and still screwed up. Once I told him I said give me my keys I see my car and I will get it myself. He argued with me followed me to my car because he needed the paper ticket he put in the car. As I gave it to him he said something under his breathe. I asked him what he said, he walked away with more words under his breathe. It was freezing out I would have gone back in to complain but I just chalked it up to terrible valet

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in NJ

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vipAnnmarie
Poconos
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of our favorite place to fo. food is always fantastic, service is flawless.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is and was amazing..always a treat at any of Chef Michael Cetrulo's Ristorante's! Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish the meal was superb! The staff was attentive and Alex went above and beyond! It was a great evening out. Highly recommend.

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vipJackR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant and pricey, but worth it. Try the salmon or the breaded pork chop, or anything you want. You will not be diisappointed.

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VictoriaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recommended this restaurant by family members. It was one of the best meals we have ever had. You will not regret it! The service is top notch, the drinks are fabulous, the food is unbelievable and it was one of our best meals to date. Alex's service, kindness and personality made the evening as well. You do not want to miss out! Make a reservation, you will not be sorry.

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vipGoodfoodguy1490
N. Ireland
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best italian food in NJ, hands down its not even close.

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frequentdiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Fantastic service.

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JohnL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is incredible. Highly recommend.

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vipRnkoipond
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining at its finest. The food is always outstanding as is the service. Since the COVID outbreak fine dining has changed drastically, not at Scalini Fedeli. Top notch. Looking forward to our next meal at SF.

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FrankC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great food was outstanding. The pork chop was to die for

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vipMike
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I had lunch at Scalini Fedeli to celebrate her 65th Birthday. The restaurant was empty. We were the only one's having lunch. While it was nice to have the place to ourselves. It still felt strange.

The food was very good. We shaved the shrimp appetizer. My wife had duck for her main course and I had the pork chop.

We always enjoy going to this restaurant, but haven't because of the pandemic.

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vipBruinsport
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING.

Not my first rodeo with Scalini, but first time during COVID....went to a Prefixe menu, but was all quite outstanding....brought my own wine, but preceded with a cocktail from their bar...excellent. Mad props to the staff and chef.

Cheers,

DB
vipDorothyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Haven't been in years and it continues to be a great restaurant!

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vipJoBeth
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best restaurant in the area! The environment was perfect, very safe, food and service fabulous.

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vipsrthngntlman
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and outstanding service. Wonderful New Years Eve experience.

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MaryV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful safe experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible ! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary. The service was impeccable. The food was amazing. Truly one of the best dining experiences I have ever had

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 1697 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.