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Scalini Fedeli, Chatham, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Scalini Fedeli, Chatham, NJ
Best 2016 New Jersey Restaurants
Scalini Fedeli
63 Main Street
Chatham, NJ

Scalini Fedeli: Restaurant Summary

Fare: Northern Italian With French influences

Very Expensive

Food Quality:
Excellent, creative, prepared with quality ingredients

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

Sophisticated, "old world," romantic, with Tuscan style vaulted ceilings finished with Venetian plaster.

Overall Rating:
3 1/2 Stars --- One of the top Italian restaurants in Northern NJ.

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

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, one of the top Italian restaurants in Northern NJ;  popular with the 55+ 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 owner and visionary behind other New Jersey upscale restaurants including Il Mondo Vecchio in Madison, Scala Del Nonna in Montclair, and the Montville Inn, in Montville.

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.

Chef Cetrullo has a team of mostly family members that he trained to run the kitchen. The menu is creative, well executed,  prepared with high quality ingredients. The style of cooking has been influenced by Chef Cetrullo's travels to Italy and France.

It's prix fixe only for evening dining.

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, 2019

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