Scalini Fedeli

4.9
2661 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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BruceK
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a return visit for a special occasion. Staff and Maitre d' were exceptional as was the food and wine. Old world setting and service. A must.

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Anonymous
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was incredible, beautiful room , can’t wait to return

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Anonymous
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal at this Itaian restaurant in Tribeca !! food and service were top-notch , not many places left with this type of elegance

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ChristineD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, Service excellent nice atmosphere for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food.

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vipFoodieFamily
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely dinner while staying in Soho. A few of the dinner items were fantastic, with just the right amount of salt, fat, rich balance. It's a prix fixe menu. First course being a trio of crostini. The flavors were nice, but it wasn't particularly sophisticated - the crostini bread itself was only so-so, which was a surprise considering how delicious the table bread was, along with a special bread presented at the outset with sweet caramelized onions on top.
First course, mainly pasta options, were good. Porcini ravioli with black truffle was incredibly rich, with generous truffle accents and flavor. Sauce could have a been a bit lighter. Spaghettini "Arrabiatta" was very flavorful, but, also, would have benefited from a lighter red sauce.
Second course was as good as it gets. Ecuadorian shrimp were beautifully presented, as fresh as I have tasted, and a perfect meld of flavor. The same can be said for the filet of sole.
Desserts also were memorable and drool worthy. The apple tart with ice cream - well, sounds basic, but there was perfection to the flaky crust, spiced warm apple, and creamy ice cream. Italian donuts - need I say more.
Very reasonably priced, for both the food and drink. Attentive service. Quiet atmosphere allowing for great conversation.
We did have a show to get to, and communicated up front our time table. They were a little late in meeting this restriction.

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vipLaurenE
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

scalini fedeli is consistently delicious, with a cozy, romantic ambiance and great service. nick the manager makes you feel at home. it's one of the best spots to go to for a special occasion, or any night out you just want to feel special! highly recommend!!

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Jwins
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with attentive wait staff. Shrimp was sublime and the chocolate souffle has to be the dessert of choice.

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vipPickEeater
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to this restaurant. The food and service are both terrific. The “bites “ offered during the course of the meal are an added surprise. I had the scallops again and they were great. Husband had duck. Waiters go above and beyond to make sure everyone is pleased.
This restaurant is a little hard to find if you don’t know where you are going and it was difficult to find a cab after dinner.

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vipVincentA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered as many items from the menu as physically possible and they were all great! Keep in mind, we ordered a lot of food!!!

Great service too!

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ThomasK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance which was ideal for a client dinner.

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vipNYCgirl
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, as always. Food is DELICIOUS, the restaurant is BEAUTIFUL, and the service is attentive and friendly. Our favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, unbelievably delicious food. Great chef. Very nice service. Sat outside and it was a real treat.

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DavidL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & service! Quiet midweek night, unrushed, will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad this neighborhood restaurant has survived. The staff was attentive and gracious and every dish was well prepared and delicious. We have always had good experiences here through the years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific atmosphere and service. Food was amazing. By the glass wine selection was outstanding.

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vipunknowneater
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Spectacular service. They keep bringing amuse Boches throughout the meal. Just a wonderful gem of a restaurant doing the small things just as good as the big things. I’ll be back for sure. Salmon rare was done perfect. Pasta is homemade and fresh. Can’t think of one thing they didn’t nail perfectly. Staff is attentive but not intrusive. Consider this a rave review. You will not go wrong here.

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RobertH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience for our group of 6. The service , many courses of food, and ambiance — all excellent. Well done !

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LikeGoodServiceFL
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.

LG
vipLeoG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The wait staff was on top of us in the beginning. I think New York requires 2 hour in restaurant dinning during during the pandemic. So I felt very rushed for the first 45 minutes. At one point during our first course, I thought a member of the wait staff was going to take my plate away before I could finish.

The food was great! It has an old school vibe in there, which we appreciated.

Definitely worth checking out!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with beautiful young lady

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FrankW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious
The problem with the service was it was to quick. We did not have the ability to savor the food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience couldn’t have been better. Everyone at Scalini welcomed my party of (5) with sincere hospitality & warmth that I haven’t experienced in NYC or elsewhere in a long time. The setting was classic/ romantic New York Italian, cozy & beautiful. Dinner was outstanding from appetizers through dessert. The egg yolk ravioli was amazing as was the butternut agnolotti. Decadent entrees and how better to end than with their warm chocolate soufflé?
Go and make any occasion feel special!

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Anon
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my fiancé here the night I proposed to her. We both loved it. The food, the service, the ambiance - all of it was terrific. Highly recommend!

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vipfoodie242
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining at Scalini Fideli.

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vipGloriaE
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another fabulous dinner at Scalini Fedeli. The food ,service and ambiance are just wonderful and the restaurant never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone was fantastic. Food was out of this world snd so much.

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DonnaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scalini Fedeli is my favorite restaurant in New York City! It is everything you could possibly want in a restaurant. It’s romantic, beautifully decorated, and the food and service are unsurpassed. Everything in the restaurant that we ate was extraordinary! We sat there trying to figure out what the ingredients were to no avail! Everything was just so unique, tasty and delicious. I know that I will probably have dreams about the raviolis. They were that good. I HIGHLY recommend Scalini Fedeli for any occasion. Yummmmmmmmmm!

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ReynoldL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding white glove service with outstanding food, the chefs creativity really comes through.

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vipluv2eat
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the view of the Freedom Tower from our table.
Food was great and reasonably priced but wine expensive.
Service friendly and excellent.

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John
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I loved the romantic ambience, the excellent service and especially the wonderful food ( the antipasti were heavenly ).

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RoryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal at Scalini Fedeli was fantastic. Everything we had was delicious. The menu was prix fixe, but there were so many little extra bites, that by the end we could not fit another thing in. Would definitely recommend

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paulaf
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service snd delicious food. Don’t eat lunch.

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CaroleL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is consistently delicious and well presented.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was an amazing experience of service, taste and ambiance. The staff are attentive and anticipate any need. The food was as delicious as any Michelin star restaurant, but also punctuated by surprise morsels from the kitchen. This was a special experience, that made a non eventful day, memorable and celebratory. Go and enjoy a meal so delicious, my Venetian grandmother would be envious.

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vipplectical
Orange County
117 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Highly recommend.

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Franz
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty, drinks were great, ambience is always
Romantic and the setting is beautifully done.

JM
vipJMichael53
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel transported to one of my favorite restaurants in Europe each time I eat at Scalini Fedeli. The ambiance is both cozy and elegant, without being overly formal. The menu has a modern flair without compromising the integrity of traditional European cooking. The most recent menu includes a white bean soup with octopus, which is one of the best soups I have ever eaten. The veal chop that followed was as perfectly prepared. It was a great dinner!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience as the food and service are on point consistently. The porcini and black truffle ravioli were excellent and the veal chop divine. Well done Scalini!

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CaroleL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
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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Scalini Fedeli is rated 4.9 stars by 2661 OpenTable diners.

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