Scalini Fedeli, Chatham, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Scalini Fedeli, Chatham, NJ
Scalini Fedeli
63 Main Street
Chatham, NJ
973-701-9200
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Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Northern Italian

Price: Very Expensive

Food Quality: 3 1/2 Stars

Service: 3 1/2 Stars

Decor: 3 Stars

Overall Rating: 3 1/2 Stars

Note:  Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Romantic, elegant atmosphere --- a top NJ destination restaurant for high end, special occasion dining

Professional, attentive, "Old School" service

Value: Good

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Upscale Casual, trendy sport coats are common.

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy high end, special occasion dining with romantic New York, sophisticated, style atmosphere.

Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who enjoy BYOB, casual family style dining.

Recommended dishes: When available, The Potato crusted snapper over sautéed wild mushrooms in a red wine (barbaresco) reduction and roasted beets; The Veal chop with a porcini-dijon sauce served with
braised vegetables; and The filet mignon with a madeira wine and black olive sauce over haricot vert and roasted fingerling potatoes.

Liquor: Full bar service



Restaurant Review

Scalini Fedeli is popular with the 45+ crowd celebrating a special occasion with family, friends, or for power business dinners. It's a little pricey, but will bound to leave a favorable impression on your dining guests. Be prepared to make week-end reservations well in advance.

The restaurant is under the management of Chef-Owner Michael Cetrulo since 1995, who is also involved as a part owner and visionary behind other New Jersey upscale restaurants including Porto Leggero in Jersey City, Sirena in Long Branch, and Scala Del Nonna in in Montclair.

This romantic restaurant has a New York, sophisticated, style atmosphere. It is situated in a 260-year-old remodeled farmhouse, with elegant trimmings decorated with white curtains, Tuscan-style tapestries, a vaulted, salmon-colored ceiling, and tables set with white linen and dimly lit candlesticks.

The menu is creative, well prepared Northern Italian food with a distinct French flare.

It's prix fixe only for evening dining.

The service is "Old School" ---- professional, attentive and not intrusive.

Scalini Fedeli is open six days/week for:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, Noon - 2.45
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5.30 - 9.45, Friday & Saturday 5.30 - 10.45

Updated: November, 2016

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