Scalini Fedeli - Chatham
Excellent food and attentive service. Will come back!
Once again Scalini was outstanding, Had a great anniversary dinner, food and service was spot on! We liked the new addition of half bottles to the wine list, can’t wait to return!
My evening at Scalini Fedeli was phenomenal, to say the least. From the wait staff to the exceptional preparation of each course, all the way to the ambience. Their high vaulted ceilings are beautiful and the dining room feels very cozy. For the price we paid, we got everything we could’ve hoped for. Everything was simply delightful. My waiter Andrés was especially great. He was attentive, quick to check if I needed anything, and always approached my table with a smile. He was the definition of hospitality. I was also intrigued by the wine list. Such an extensive collection, and diverse too. Whether you prefer merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet, port; there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. I also want to mention that the pastry chef in particular is an artist. I’ve rarely seen a dessert so beautifully put together, and with a heavenly taste to match. I had the banana tart for dessert and I am extremely happy with the way it came out. By the time I got to dessert and coffee, I was completely stuffed but I did not leave a single crumb left on my plate from that banana tart! It’s safe to say that I will be back real soon. My wife just adored it. Exceptional evening!
My husband and I have dined at Scalini for 16 years, and, in every aspect it was a first class restaurant. I understand that it was sold and taken over by new owners and management. The night we went, it was my sisters birthday. We had a 6:30 reservation and at that time, the dining area was half full. Our server took our cocktail order which took 20 minutes. The bread server placed two very small pieces of bread on each plate and we never saw him again. We ordered our entrees, 3 pastas, 3 main courses. We received the complimentary one shrimp with peas and mushrooms before our pastas came out. The pastas were the equivalent of 2 Tablespoons, not even an appetizer portion, and not nearly as good as the original chef. The food was not as nearly as good as when Mark was the chef. Worst of all, my sister’s red snapper dish was raw not rare but raw in the middle. We brought this to the waiters attention and he offered to cook it further. At that point my sister didn’t want anything. The three of us were very turned off..
The intermezzo, was brought after our entrees. The complimentary cookies and candy were in a demitasse saucer, normally they were served on a 3 tier dish. We complained about the raw fish several times , but big deal the waiter took $34 off our check for lousy food and lousy service. After 16 years, it’s so very disappointing. I have ordered fish such as salmon ,medium rare, but, raw, no way. We all felt that we threw $200 away.
My only complaint was there was an issue with several items on the menu not being available and we weren’t told until we were ready to order.
Would have gotten 5 stars except the bus staff was intrusive. Reached across me to take my husbands dish, took dishes before we were done and generally rushed. Food always great (tho ravioli app was cool not hot). Rest of dinner and dessert delicious.
Loved our evening and dinner. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and kind.
We loved our evening at Scalini Fedeli. Great food nice ambience and good service. Good value for the cost. We went with friends. Hadn’t been there for years. We’ll return soon. More food than we could consume. If you’re someone who likes large portions, this place is for you. Noise level was moderate. We were aware of other conversations around us but didn’t interfere with hearing our dining companions. Inventive menu.
The best Italian in new jersey
Consistently great! Our go to restaurant in NJ. Never lets us down.
This dining experience was superb in every way!
Great food...great ambience....and great service.
Extensive options for each course for the prix fix menu (first course, second course, dessert) with "extra surprises" thrown in. We were a group of 7 and the service was excellent being attentive but not obtrusive. The desserts were amazing—most of us chose some variation on chocolate, but the banana-caramel tart was outstanding.
Went to celebrate my 30th birthday - wow! Food was amazing and service was excellent. This is a fabulous restaurant for a special occasion, we will be back!
The waiting area is overcrowded and the staff just does not to be helpful. They don’t want to offer drinks while you wait, and are extremely disinterested in making you welcome. Very disappointing. The food is outstanding. They wait staff seems bored and don’t really make an effort. It’s time to review and reenergize the staff or your sales will suffer.
This is an honest assessment that I hope you take to heart. Your food is too good!
Everything was great. ONE THING: took a long time, 15-20 minutes, to get someone to take our order for a bottle of wine and then it took about the same amount of time to get the bottle to the table. This was ok for those who ordered cocktails but for those at the table who wanted wine had to wait an unacceptable amount of time for a very good restaurant.
I recommend Scalini for a high quality meal. I plan to return, perhaps for dinner this time after several fine lunches.
Amazing! Best restaurant in NJ by far!
Our go to for a special night out. Always leave looking forward to the next time.
Made special day gastronomic!!
menu and wine list were outstanding. the service was slow after we received our entree as it took awhile to get a second bottle of wine.
Had a wonderful business lunch at Scalini Fedeli. The food and service were both terrific. I would highly recommend.
Fantastic restaurant. My favorite for food and service.
Incredible ambiance and very generous and friendly staff. Food was incredible.
Good friends from out of town we’re visiting.
Love this place! Always amazing, staff and food!
The dining experience was excellent. Food outstanding. Sam, the manager and his wait staff were extremely attentive Overall a wonderful evening. We will definitely be back!
Incredible food and superb service in a wonderful, romantic setting.
Always a terrific meal here with excellent service!
The waiter, Warren, was good at letting us know tips about what was good and also a special dessert of the day. All the food was delicious and it was a very comfortable place to sit. We were served a couple of extra little course and were also happy to be able to bring our own wine. We plan to return.
Best italian food outside of Rome...actually....as good if bot better than food in Rome. We have been here many times for birthdays, promotions, anniversaries and each time is better than the last! Amazing meal and service. Cannot wait for the next family celebration to return to Scalini!!!!!
Excellent food and excellent service. Kim was great! Portions are perfect for the amount of food! Definitely will go back!
This was our first time there and the food was simply amazing. Couldn’t stop raving about it the next day.
Still one of my favorite restaurants of all time.
Wonderful birthday lunch. All enjoyed their meal. This is always a special place to come for birthday, anniversary or just a lovely sophisticated meal
Great food and service in a beautiful setting. A wonderful dining experience.
Love this place. Went for our 33rd wedding anniversary dinner, and we hadn’t been for a while. The food is always spectacular, and the service is always good (in the old European style).
Great as always!
We had a wonderful lunch experience! We were celebrating my girlfriends birthday. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was very attentive. They were very creative on meeting our vegetarian needs. I Highly recommend this place and I am already planning our return for my birthday dinner!
It doesn’t get better as a dining experience than Scalini.