Scalini Fedeli - Chatham
Couldn’t have asked for more...wonderful!
All was well except not much vegetarian options. Wish they can add some varieties.
Finally got a chance to go here after years of knowing about it. The food is incredible. I can’t wait to go again. The pre-fix menu is a great value, many choices. Exceptional dining experience. And the service was wonderful. Definitely go if you get a chance- you won’t be disappointed!
Price fixed menu had many selections.
Food was delicious and portions were large.
Wish there was an al a carte alternative since it was really too much food for me.
We had a lovely experience at Scalinj Fedeli and will definitely be back. The atmosphere was charming, the staff personable and the food decadent and generously-portioned. While supplemental charges are available, the base offering is a reasonable $60 for your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Additionally, we were served a nice single shrimp as an amuse bouche prior to the appetizer, a yummy but oddly-positioned sherbet intermezzo after the entree and before the dessert, and a selection of toffee (which was over-cooked), biscotti and cookies before dessert (dessert was our least-favorite course and rather underwhelming). We were impressed enough to inquire about a gift certificate, but would NOT recommend to anyone after learning of their management policies that gift certificates expire within a year, require the entire amount to be used at once, and might be used after a year only on weekdays (all of which is in contradiction to NJ state law).
Excellent food. Extensive wine list. Personal service.
Went for my birthday. Food was fabulous! Service was great. Ambiance was nice. Only negative was that our table was very small so it was crowded when we had a number of plates but didn’t detract from a wonderful meal.
Our lunch yesterday was delicious. The veal scallopini was well prepared and we ordered on off the menu veal chop which was generous and terrific. Beet salad and mozzarella salad were very good as well along with desserts. Service was attentive, not obtrusive, and timely. Overall, an excellent experience, as usual. The only downside is that this restaurant needs an upgrade and renovation, especially to its furnishings like tables, chairs and window dressings. This is a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion, or for no occasion at all. Highly recommended.
Amazing experience from start to finish. Robert was a terrific waiter and provided excellent “spot on” recommendations! We will definitely be back soon.
1 of the best restaurants in NJ. the new item on the menu -12 oz pork chop-was outstounding! so flavorful and juicy with delicious potatoes , mushrooms and broccoli rabe. the risotto is divine. always love the egg yolk raviolo and gemilli. the service is wonderful. fresh rolls and butter, shrimp amuse bouche, pineapple sorbet cleanser, cookies/candy + dessert. we always leave full and happy
Food and service were excellent as usual. We celebrated my wife’s birthday. This is one of her favorite restaurants in NJ
Great food, great service, great value. Best Italian in the area!
The food is unbelievably crafted in creativity, variety, composition, taste and presentation.
THIS is the place to go for any special occasion (ours' was an anniversary).
This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. The food never disappoints us and you can bring your own wine with no corkage fee except for Saturday nights. We have been going there for over 20 years and this was the first time we were given an unacceptable table - small and next to a loud, poorly-dressed table. We had to wait about a half hour but finally got a lovely table in a quiet corner so request a good table when you call.
Delicious and abundant food!
I went there with three other friends to celebrate a birthday. The prices are not cheap; however, I think they are well worth it. Everything was delicious; and I cleaned my plates...except for desset...and not because it wasn't delicious; only because I couldn't eat anything else anymore. For $59, you get a great 5 course meal. If you want to treat a special someone; do it! You won't regret it!
Food was excellent! Especially the Raviolo. Not your typical Italian restaurant, had some Mediterranean influence and steaks. Great food and great service!
We come here often and the food and service is always good. Might be nice to see them mix up their amuses a bit. It’s the same all the time, same with overall menu: we did see a few differences this time, but would be nice to see more. Always love it here, bar cocktails are way overpriced, NYC pricing. My husband had a macallan scotch for $20, that’s a bit excessive.
Flawless as usual, Warren did a great job
Food is always excellent,and so is the service!
Our visit to Scalini Fedeli provided excellent cuisine as usual. The risotto appetizer was scrumptious, and everyone enjoyed their entrées. The one downside to our visit was the seeming inexperience of our waiter, who seemed curiously incapable of recommending a wine or describing differences between a variety of whites. I would expect a greater familiarity with the wine list at a restaurant of this stature.
Excellent food as always - service is professional - might be a bit warmer - not as good as some other high end restaurants at refilling water and wine - this is minor
Food pretty good but lack of BYO makes it pricey. Interior so dated that the 80's called and want their window treatments and seating fabrics bsck.
Busboys very good but waiters mailing it in.
As usual, the food, service and ambiance were wonderful.
We've been there several times for special occasions, most recently for a birthday celebration. It is always a wonderful experience, from the moment we hand our car to the valet to the time we walk out the door. The food is spectacular, staff is extremely attentive, all the little extras and niceties make the meal and entire experience one that will be remembered. Highly recommended for a nice date night dinner, anniversary or birthday, get together with good friends.
The food is delicious from the beginning until the end . Love the way the pre-fix menu is designed . It’s a great experience at Scalini Fedeli (Chatham).
Easily one of the best meals I have ever had. Outstanding place for a special occasion. Felt like you were dining in Italy. Would absolutely return.
As always, SF never fails—great food and wonderful service. Less than 10 minutes from the Short Hills mall. Great way to cap a day of shopping.
Food and the service was excellent. Never rushed. No issues with reservation. Staff right on the money.
DISAPPOINTED! My memories of Scalini Fedeli, mostly in Manhattan, were all extremely positive until last evening. The atmosphere, food and service I had experienced in the past were all great.
However, my most recent dining experience resulted in our party of 5 sitting in cramped quarters with 2 adjoining tables essentially on top of us with the chairs constantly hitting each other.
The service was very bad. The servers have to learn how to be professional, polite and pleasant....most of them never smiled.
One server dropped off a complimentary shrimp dish and mumbled some words we didn't understand...I think it was a weak attempt to describe the dish. All the servers seemed as if they just wanted to get out of there and go home. I also poured our own glasses of wine for the party of 5 since no one was around to assist us.
After dinner was served I didn't see our server until dessert so were not able to show him how overcooked and dry the filet mignon was. We were never asked how the meal was but offered our feedback anyway.
The bread that we received at the start of the evening consisted of a measly piece that looked like it was left over from an earlier dinner. The bruschetta was focaccia bread with a heavy dose of oily onions on top.
I was wondering "what's going on here"? However, on a positive note I do have to applaud the great veal chop and the al dente pasta.
We had not eaten at Scalini Fedeli for several years and decided to give it a go as a change of pace. What a surprise to discover that their prix fixe, which is quite reasonable, included a wide range of mouth-watering appetizers and entrees. We each had something different and all of us enjoyed every bite. Service was excellent, too. I made a remark to my friends about the delicious sauce and jokingly expressed that i would love to have a whole bowl of it. One of the waiters overheard me and within minutes he brought a bowl of the sauce to me! That was a nice treat; we all used it to dip our bread! We will be back soon.
One of our favorite places! We’ve been coming here for the past 17 years, love the butternut squash angliotti and the scallops main course
Overall a great experience ..
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Our waiter was terrific. We had mentioned that my husband would not order my dinner because of pea purée and the the aperitif came and mine had peas and my husbands did not. Great listener. Great waiter...
Took my wife for her birthday and received just what I e per Ted. They gave us a very nice table , rcxcellent service and fantastic food.
Definitely planning a return visit
The food & service was exceptional as always! While a bit pricy it's still my favorite restaurant in NJ!
Just average food and service. I expected more.
I have wanted to try Scalini Fedeli for a long time. The only negative is they are always booked up. We were finally able to get a reservation and it was worth the wait. Service was well timed, courses not rushed but not left overlong. The variety of food selections and the quality of the food was wonderful. Each course artfully presented and delicious. The duck was tender but not gamey, the risotto perfectly prepared. My husband raved about the red snapper. We both agreed we haven’t so thoroughly enjoyed a meal since eating at a Michelin restaurant in Paris. Great neighborhood gem.
Great ambiance with a well prepared menu. The wine list is extensive and not overpriced, but they also offer a no-corkage policy during the week (one bottle for two people)!
I wish the chef let the ingredients speak for themselves more - I found the vegetables a bit overcooked and swimming in two heavy of a sauce, but that could be because I've started eating more fresh/raw foods recently.
This is a gem! Fantastic food creatively prepared with fresh ingredients. Best meal we have had in years! Service is friendly and professional. Ambiance is cozy and beautiful.