Scalini Fedeli

4.9
2632 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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vipJMHDoc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Beautiful setting. Service impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, superb food, beautiful ambiance

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vipMmafl
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJMichael53
New York Area
43 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
12 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
31 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
8 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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dega
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
9 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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ShahabH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent environment,service snd last not the least ,Food!

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EdwinP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will definitely come back.

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Debbie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scalini Fedeli is our favorite restaurant in NYC. So happy it has now reopened! The service, the atmosphere and the romantic experience is exceptional. The food is absolutely delicious. The cost of the meal is not much more than a less delicious places, and with all the extras they provide it is actually a terrific deal. We love to celebrate special and not too special occasions here. It is that wonderful of a restaurant!

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vipNYer
New York Area
203 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything that came out of the kitchen was excellent. The service and the ambience are great too.

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Antonio
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently great and service is top shelf.

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vipNanny
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really fantastic dinner out with friends. A beautiful multi course dinner with incredible pre- meal appetizers. The main course of the double cut veal chop is probably the best in NYC and their yolk ravioli is legendary.

Would go back in a heartbeat

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vipJackson
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been regulars at this wonderful restaurant for over 20 years so it was great to get back there after over a year due to the pandemic. EVERYTHING was as great as it always was in the past. This is my all time favorite Italian restaurant in NYC.

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vipGilbert
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I believe this must be one of the best Italian restaurants. Every food was wonderful. I will come again when I visit New York.

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vipusafun
Kansas City
174 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice quiet restaurant. Food was great. Several “compliments from the chef” dishes served up. Ate way too much. Pappardelle with veal shank and hint of Orange was really good. Great service friendly staff. Enjoyed it all.

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vipAndrewP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased that Scalini Fideli is open again. Wonderful food (especially the egg yolk raviolo), good wine list and excellent service.

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vipRobertF
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best italian restaurant in NYC

amazing food excellent service

beautiful restaurant

it is always delicious and perfect

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vipwocaplel
New York Area
191 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the better restaurants in Manhattan. They never disappoint! The food is delicious, the staff friendly and attentive. I am very glad that they are open again, it was a long wait. They are not as expensive when compared to other restaurants with the same qualities.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to support them before indoor dining is shut down , it was excellent as always , hope they do takeout , we are only few blocks away !

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a friendly staff , in these days as so many Itaian restaurants doing casual Italian we loved to see this place with elegance and style, food and service were exceptional

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PhilipC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten at the restaurant several times an every time I’ve eaten there I always had a great experience the food was great the service the drinks nothing to complain about

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, wonderful service! In these crazy times, this was a memory of those good days gone,

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve not been here since before the pandemic felt wonderful to be back so many familiar faces and the restaurant was better than ever!! look forward to becoming a regular once again

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Scalini Fedeli is rated 4.9 stars by 2632 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.