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“Truly Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scalini Fedeli

Scalini Fedeli
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Ranked #758 of 13,478 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: TriBeCa
Cross street: Hudson
Transit: Chambers St
Description: 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, sauteed spinach and roasted Mission figs. The 350-bottle wine list encompasses all regions of Italy but also does justice to the best American wineries.
Rome, New York
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Truly Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2010

We made resevations completely because of the reviews we saw here, on Trip Advisor and once again this excellent site proved to be "right-on".

Our entrance to the restaurant set the tone for the entire evening ... we were met by the Maitre D' with warmth and with a genuine feeling that he wanted us to have a wonderful experience.

Every aspect of our dinner was conducted with care, from the attentiveness of the waiting staff to the vast and varied selection from the menu (which is fixed price but which does not lack for quality and interest). The presentation of the courses (primo, secondo and dolce) were superb and the flavors of the foods were outstanding. At several instances between courses we were treated to a small hors d' ouevre which was excellent. We left feeling full and very satisfied that we had just enjoyed a singular experience.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2010

I dined at Scalini Fedeli for my birthday dinner. It was an awesome experience. The service and food are exceptional.

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2 Thank siamwil
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NEPA
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89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Definately coming here again! Best food and service in years!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2010

This is NOT red sauce Italian. This is fine dining with an inovative and imaginative menu. This will not disappoint! Just be aware that it is a price fixe menu but still and excellent value.

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2 Thank Marykatesmom
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Pittsburgh, PA
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Still dreaming about the food :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2010

Absolutely amazing!! Theres no better way to describe it. The food was out of this world - probably one of the best meals I have ever had! The service was incredible - they were on top of everything without being annoying or in the way at all.
My fiance and I went there to celebrate my birthday and they made it so special!!
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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2 Thank Rm0425
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Toronto
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Over-hyped and disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2010

Went here expecting a romantic gem, especially with all of the positive reviews, but frankly, this place was not good at all. The food was average, certainly not as good as other reviews are suggesting, and definitely not worth the money. Too much salt, too. The sommelier was useless, only suggesting the most expensive wine in each category, and providing no further explanation other than the wine name itself. I got a sense that this is a place for inexperienced yuppies who get excited over a few cheap gimmicks (like chocolate writing on a plate - cheesy). The service was surprising, despite the enormous amount of people walking around, the service was terrible. The atmosphere and decor were very bland. Plain walls, ugly art and tapistries randomly hung on the wall (few and far between I might add). I could go on, but to make a long story short, I had hopes for this place, but it just disappointed me from start to finish, and at this price point, they should know better. Save yourself the trip, go somewhere else with more imagination, stlye, and class.

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1 Thank Explorer852
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