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About Scalini Fedeli

Scalini Fedeli ranked among New York's finest restaurants since its opening in early 2004, taking Italian cuisine to new heights. Rewarded with the highest overall ratings in the Zagat Survey, Scalini Fedeli has been granted one star by the Michelin guide in it's inaugural 2006 issue. The inviting decor features vaulted ceilings and European antiques and provides the perfect setting for chef Michael Cetrulo's delightful cuisine which offers the finest ingredients coupled with a confidence and grace that ensures your meal will be a memorable one. Menu highlights include soft egg yolk raviolo with ricotta and truffle butter and New York's finest venison chop in a port wine and balsamic vinegar sauce with toasted hazelnuts, sautéed spinach and roasted Mission figs. The 350-bottle wine list encompasses all regions of Italy but also does justice to the best American wineries.

165 Duane Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm, Sunday 3:30pm-8:30pm

Cross Street:
Hudson

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 528-0400

Website:
http://www.scalinifedeli.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking and a private lot.

Public Transit:
Chambers St

Executive Chef:
Michael Cetrulo

Private Party Facilities:
10 to 18 people in our wine cellar.

Additional:
Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

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Details
Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Scalini Fedeli Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

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4.7

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4.4

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99% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (45)
Good for a Date (34)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Authentic (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Business Meals (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Best meal we have had since our honeymoon...highly recommended!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Service, atmosphere and food were all phenomenal. Will definitely return for a special occasion. Only odd thing was we were charged as if we cancelled the reservation within 48 hours of the reservation, which we realized after we had gone to the restaurant. I’m sure once we speak with them they’ll be more than accommodating as they were during dinner and assist us. Definitely recommend. Especially a round table by the windows.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 5 days ago

What a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding as well as the service. Excellent attention to detail. Beautiful restaurant and intimate dining experience. Cannot say enough good things.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I was very impressed from the moment our group walked in. Greeted by a friendly maitre’d who seated us quickly. Staff were friendly and very attentive. The food was excellent. From the antipasto to the dessert. Choices were plenty and each dish was better than the other.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely return when visiting New York.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was great as was service. Every course of the meal was excellent. Did have to wait about 45 minutes for our table, but we were given complimentary glasses of champagne while we waited by their small bar. Would return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent as always. The only complaint was waiting for a table is an issue since the waiting area is very small. Otherwise the food,setting and service are always beyond superior

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Okay, it's a prix fixe menu. But for $70, you not only get 3 generously sized courses, you get multiple (I counted at least 4) complimentary items. These included desserts, truffle ravioli, and a dessert wine, completely complimentary! Think about the other prix fixe places that charge upwards of $150 per person.

The service is so attentive and friendly that it's almost unbelievable. You can ask anything of any staff and they will jump to your need. We didn't finish our dessert because we were full and the server was extremely concerned. We assured him it was okay, but you can tell they take your happiness seriously.

As for the food, simply magnificent. You almost have to re-calibrate your idea of what a good tasting meal is because this is far beyond the standard you've come to know.

This place = the best.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful experience. Table roses and candlelight reflecting off of arched ceiling gave a very romantic look to the room . Food was yummy and we truly enjoyed the attention given by the helpful and hard working staff. A step back in time in the best way. Highly recommend for a night out that leaves you feeling great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Every time i go to Scalini Fedeli i have a wonderful meal, the service is second to none and the place, the atmosphere is truly inviting and romantic. I look forward to my next meal there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excelente!!! No es barato pero cada centavo se ve reflejado en su calidad y en la atención y servicio del personal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I was there Sat 10/28/17. Service was excellent. All were attentive and polite. The food was excellent and cooked to perfection. THE Chef's complimentary dishes were unreal also. I will be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I've never had a bad meal here. It was perfection throughout the meal

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Perfect in every way, loved the food and service , we look forward to returning soon!!!!!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The tasting menu was amamzing. Every dish was phenomenal! Highly recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent in every way

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Loved it! Great service and delicious food!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This place was fantastic all around. Food was superb. We went with all the waiter's recommendations on food selections. He was right on all accounts. This is not the newest or hottest place around. I would call it a sure bet for a great dining experience. This place has been around for more than 15 years and from the looks of it .... it is not going anywhere too soon. One of NYC's gems.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

From the moment we entered, we were made to feel special and not just like another table of 2. The waiter explained everything in detail, the Maitre d was professional and immediately wished us a happy anniversary. Food was rich, hot, and perfect. We would highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food and Service was excellent. It was a little pricey.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a wonderful evening but I think there was a confusion with the Open Table reservation. The food, ambience and service were impeccable!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Best meal I've had in years. Multiple courses, each better than the next. Pricey, but worth it and very knowledgeable staff who were not stuffy. I can't recommend it enough--extremely special food!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful food and service!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Dinner after a show. We arrived half hour early and were accommodated. Very professional service and excellent food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I hadn’t eaten here in about 2 years. My last meal was not satisfactory (not bad, but not great and certainly not worth the cost) and the usually excellent service was just so so. But a friend and I just happened to be in the area, saw place and decided to give another chance. It was well worth it, the food and service were both excellent. Back to level I remember when first started going there.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I had a reservation at Babbo for this weekend, but I got this recommendation from my airport car driver and decided to switch. I am SO glad we did - everything was simply delicious. If you can swing it, the $115 pp 8 course regional tasting was to die for (especially if you're into truffle flavors). The plates are small (i.e. 3 ravioli) so you're not stuffing yourself. You really can't go wrong here though, the chef knows his stuff.

We are a younger couple and can sometimes be treated poorly at nice restaurants because they think we can't tip or don't understand the difference between good and great service, however, the service was really good and we were served with as much respect as the older businessmen and couples.

Also expect to spend some time here - they don't rush you and you'll want to enjoy the experience. We were there from 7 - 10:30p! It was surprisingly loud but not unbearable plus it calmed down after 830 or so.

Bottom line - make this part of your trip to NYC if you're looking for an amazing food and service experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints always on the top of their game. Great food , service, and ambiance. Such a wonderful place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Incredible place. Everything was spot on. We shall be returning soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

I have worked in the food business my entire life. My wife and I both have a very strong affinity for Italian food. As native New Yorkers now living in Chicago we visited NYC for my 60th Birthday with dear (Italian) friends. Our experience at Scalini Fedeli was as good as we have ever had. Simply superb on all fronts! I have been traveling for business over the last 30+ years and mostly eat and entertain at privately owned Italian restaurants across the country. I appreciate all categories of Italian dining from the wobbly table joint to high tech fine dining. This is the top , especially if you participate positively in the care taken by these people to please. We are witnessing the aspects of fine dining slipping away to the more eclectic , low frills , less formal establishments. Thats fine as demographics now dictate it. There are so many working hard to please all customers. This restaurant however gives me hope that pure excellence in all facets of the dining experience are alive and well for those who seek it. BRAVO.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

A great and pleasant restaurant with delicious food. A little pricey but worth the money. Portions are sufficient. Some may think they are small but we have never left the table hungry! Service is excellent and very attentive. They allow you the time to enjoy your dinner at your own pace. Definitely recommend it.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food was beautifully done, the Arctic char dish was an artistic triumph! The noise level was higher than I like, but the food was so good, the noise issue went away.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Scalini Fedeli is a welcome throwback in Manhattan. We've been going for ten years and love its old school approach. There's nothing trendy here, just outstanding food, a lovely atmosphere and attentive service. It makes a difference when you have an experienced on-premises manager like Nick, who keeps a close eye on things.

We enjoy taking guests from out of town, as we did again this week. They've never been disappointed. Neither have we.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Incredible dinner !! loved it and can't wait to come back !!!get the raviolo !

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were there on a busy Saturday night and everything we ordered we loved , servicec was on point as well , one of the best italian spots in NYC!!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Went here for our anniversary....While we don't actually write reviews often, we are happy to do so because the food and overall experience was amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The host was fantastic and made the night especially enjoyable. The food was great and the wine tasting was fun, with the small Italian wineries highlighted. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Nice ambiance. Food was wonderful. Nice wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful meal and service! We were seated right away and were treated to a delicious three course pre-fixed meal! It isn't cheap but the food is worth the price!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great service, amazing seasonal menu. All the food was delicious and staff could not have been nicer. Will return!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful experience. Top notch service and food. Even on a Saturday night we were not hurried in the least. Perhaps the most pleasant room in which I have ever eaten - comfortable, elegant and quiet enough to have a normal conversation. Price Fix menu with good choices and that is a decent value (for top notch restaurant in Manhattan).

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was delicious however, between the courses and the amuse bouche, there was just too much of it. There should be an option to order a la carte.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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