Scalini Fedeli

4.9
2650 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
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.
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CaroleL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back at the restaurant after so long. The food was fabulous and the staff and service was excellent. Can't wait to get back here again and bring some friends/relatives.

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JeanLC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delight to return to our favorite Tribeca spot and to see that tables are filling. The food is always delicious, as are the little surprises sent along the way. Wonderful pastas, scallops, salmon and desserts come with gracious service.

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SusannG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was excellent. I never had to ask for anything they were always there. The food was everything I heard and better.

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Sunny
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We come here quite often, the food is always delicious!

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vipddcha
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a classic, romantic, outstanding experience.

I have been in the NYC restaurant scene for 25 years and I come from a family of restaurant owners with a very keen eye for service, value, ambience, and of course food quality. My wife and I went to celebrate our anniversary. We hadn't been for about 10 years but wanted to dine here again for nostalgic reasons first, but we also remember how fond we were of the "old school charm", super-attentive service, warmth of the staff, and outstanding food. I'm so happy to report that not much has changed. It is still a beautiful, romantic room with a classic Italian decor. The food was even better than I recall, now with more ambitious and modern offerings on the menu. We were greeted with free champagne when we sat down. This was a very special night. We'll be back for sure. Thank you!!

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vipJaiPhill
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service and amazing value! We love this place and have been back many times, (and will be back more!)

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Okiebeef
New Mexico
28 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for anniversary dinner. So appreciate the Prosecco and moscato. And “happy anniversary” plate decoration. Third time here for celebration, all the way from Oklahoma. Hope to be back for more. Great food and service.

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MarcE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service. Come hungry! Highly recommended!

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Anonymous
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at this Tribeca Italian, the food and service were as good as it gets , ever dish was spectacular!

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vipGloriaE
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scalini Fedeli was always one of our favorite restaurants for a special occasion and hadn’t been since the pandemic started. Upon our return last night we fell back in love with this restaurant. Everything about our experience was wonderful but especially the food. We hope their business continues to grow because it is a real gem in lower Manhattan.

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vipNanny
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was one of our favorite restaurants. Had been there perhaps six weeks ago, but this time it was a totally different experience.

Although there was a mix up in the kitchen regarding my food allergy, Chef/ Owner Michael and Manager Nick did absolutely everything that they could to make it up to me, including both of them calling me personally to apologize the following day.

I was really touched with how much they cared about their customer's experience and how they wanted to make it up to me.

Scalini Fedeli is a top notch restaurant in Manhattan with a beautiful dining room and excellent food. Sometimes things can go wrong, but it takes an even greater restaurateur to know how to deal with an issue when it happens genuinely and graciously. So for that I am grateful. Can't wait to try their new location in New Jersey.

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DougE
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone else is correct -what else can you say except it's an outstanding all around dining experience

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viprobertb
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the place did not disappoint. I love going here

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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MichaelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended.
Great dinner and service. A++

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vipMichael
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A really enjoyable special date night meal -- you will not leave hungry or dissatisfied.

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vipDMOH
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful experience that will keep us returning to this gem of an Italian restaurant !

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vipJose
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, Impeccable service!! It is one of my favorite places!!!

JM
vipJMHDoc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Beautiful setting. Service impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, superb food, beautiful ambiance

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vipMmafl
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience. Have been here many times and it is consistently excellent.

JM
vipJMichael53
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third solo visit in a four week period, and I cant wait to share this exceptional dining experience with friends and family. First, the food is exquisite and the service is exceptional. The setting is elegant without being stuffy--a rare combination. Every course at each meal has been memorable, from start to finish. I am especially taken by the delicate and flavorful sauces, whether on pasta, fish or meat. This place is a gem.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food, ambiance and service. Not a “scene”, but the quality of the food, presentation, ambiance service is excellent every single time. Also great for functions/large groups (they have private rooms downstairs). Been coming here off and on for about 15 years, and have never seen a drop in quality. Consistently excellent. Will be back again!

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GautamA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality food. Extremely satisfying meal. Also, the quantity they give you is surprising. The food never seemed to end.

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vipTony
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless service and even better food. This is our go-to spot for a romantic dinner. We know that everything will be perfect!

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vipDam1
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk through the door it is a dining experience that is beyond my 5 star rating
Food, service, ambiance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I always look forward to our dinners at Scalini
Can’t wait for our next reservation
Goodbye Covid, Welcome back Scalini Fideli!!

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Kraniem
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a superb birthday celebration. Scalini Fideli is consistently wonderful.

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viphopeG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our son’s first time eating here. The joyful expression on his face while he was eating his meal might have been enough, however he asked if he could try our dishes (and ultimately finish our dishes) which had never happened. The egg yolk raviolo is probably the most amazing dish on the menu . It’s something that you will dream about. Everything about tonight was perfect. And let’s not forget the bitter chocolate soufflé.

To me, this is one of the few restaurants that has never disappointed us. The food is utterly delicious, you never feel rushed, and you can tell that the people who work there really understand how to make each guest feel special.

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petras
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In one word fabulous! Every dish was scrumptiously delicious. And let’s not forget St. Daniel wine.
You must be prepared to EAT!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE it. Host Nick is amazing and so accommodating! He’s a keeper! We’ll be back next week with our boys, then again with friends, and then when my parents come to NYC!
The pork chop is a must-have.

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JoeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Restaurant with amazing food and great service in the Old Bouley Space.

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vipdega
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dining experience last night. I particularly enjoyed the pasta bolognese and the scallops. I highly recommend It.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner with my boys in NYC. Great food and ambience!

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NinaD
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Service could have been a bit more attentive, but did not impact our overall opinion. Highly recommend!

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AngelaN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is by far one of the best places I've eaten. Very professional and the food is FANTASTIC. Great for date night!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great restaurant. Excellent food and service. We have never gone wrong at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selected Scalini Fedeli based on prior reviews & it did not disappoint!! Service, food and ambiance was all exceptional!! We would highly recommend it for a fabulous dinner or a special celebration!

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vipRosannaG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed my dinner after waiting so long to get out in the world again. The ambiance was great and it was not too noisy and the food was good. That being said, my husbands chicken was chewy(but tasty) and my veal chop wasn’t as good as I was hoping considering all the great reviews. My pasta with figs and marscapone as well as the dessert were out of this world. The waitstaff wasn’t intrusive and the maitre d was pleasant although he promptly seated us at the table nearest the kitchen, even though I had requested a nice table away from the kitchen on my reservation. Obviously someone needs to sit there, but considering it was a special request and there were plenty of empty tables, I was a little turned off by that. He did show us two other tables so that was good. I would definately go back as it was all around a special evening thanks to the atmosphere and food. I will try a different entree next time.

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vipFoodie547
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant to celebrate life's occasions. The food is incomparable and beautifully presented. The service and ambience are exemplary and Nick is a gracious and accommodating host. As always, our most recent dining experience was excellent. My girlfriend and I are so happy that Scalini Fedeli has weathered the pandemic and is back, and we are looking forward to returning soon.

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JohnW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad to see a NYC favorite gem of a restaurant open again. The food is still excellent and the service first class. We’ll definitely be going back.

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Scalini Fedeli is rated 4.9 stars by 2650 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.