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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.7 km from The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
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Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

WOW, what an incredible meal......every morsel was superb! We were fortunate enough to dine here last night before the second COVID shutdown. It makes me so sad that places like this are being closed when they are working so hard to play by the rules!...Our table was 10-12’ away from the other tables. Mike, we can’t wait to return when our Governor and Mayor reopen the restaurants. If they had any sense they would go after the congregations and wedding venues not the restaurants! Thank you for a fabulous evening!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

A quaint romantic restaurant with a excellent food. They bring you things to eat in between courses. Staff is great. Everything we ate was delicious. Great for couples and special occasions. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2019

Dinner here is a treat from the get-go. Polite and attentive staff, a delightful menu chock full of flavorful and superbly prepared dishes, and a charming old-world atmosphere all combine to make the trip worthwhile. Top five on my NYC restaurant favorites for all the...right reasons. Go!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 25 December 2019 via mobile

Loved this place! Great way to end a day in New York! We went for Christmas Eve, and were pleasantly surprised. The decor was mellow and warm. There were four courses: the Appetizers, Entrees, Sorbet, and Dessert. The appetizers were great! Especially loved the Egg...Yolk Raviolo and the Spaghetti Arabiatta. The only problem that we had was the lack of water. We were a party of six, and once we ran out of water we had to ask for more many times. Overall the experience was a great one! Will definitely come back sometime soon!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 8 December 2019

My husband and I went there for our one year anniversary. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was extremely romantic and magical. It felt like we're at a different place and time than NYC. The chef kept sending us complimentaries from the kitchen throughout...the entire meal!! I've never experienced anything like that. They just kept on coming in addition to our regular meal. And they were superb! The service was extremely nice. When we asked for a picture together - the waiter tried different angles and made sure we're happy with it. It didn't need to do that and that gave our visit there a warm and personal touch to it. I would definitely go back there.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 30 November 2019 via mobile

I wish there was an infinity rating. This place—from the ambience to the food—is truly something special. The servers made us “ole hillbillys from WV” feel so important. The amuse bouche were lagniappe and the wine list was well curated. Food—impeccable and well portioned. Servers...were so attentive without being intrusive. My travels have taken me from Guam to Paris and I would have to say this place is truly memorable. In my humble opinion, this place is a “DO NOT MISS” when visiting NYC. Please do yourself a favor and have an amazing experience. Highest recommendation.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 25 November 2019

As to cuisine, there are more Italian restaurants in New York City - than any other type. So it is a testimony to Scalini Fideli that it ranks pretty much at the top of that huge list. The site itself is interesting: a homeym unpretentious...setting in the West Village, reminiscent of some of the more casual restaurants in Venice or Florence. My wife and I cose a table off in a corner, that amounted to "private dining." Delicious "amuse-bouches" were served even before we ordered anything: two different ones actually. And those were just two of four or five additional amuse-bouches offered throughout the meal. The appetizers were outstanding both as to quality and quantity. We knew we weren't going to go home hungry. Then came the entrees. My wife had a fish dish: artic char. I chose filet mignon - expecting the usual tiny portion one gets in the "uptown" posh restaurants like Daniel's or Gabriel Kreuther: a little snippet about 3 inches long and 3/8" thick. Not here. Scalini's filet mignon was like what the NFL players get at Gallagher's or Smith & Wollensky's: huge! (and deliciously medium-rare). I could only get through half, so I asked for a doggie-bag for the rest - which was my breakfast the next morning. Then there were more amuse-bouches. The wine-list was outstanding. We ordered a delicious Barbaresco from the Piedmont region. On to dessert! The waiter then poured us some champagne, which he said was for our anniversary. I don't think that date is in Google, so it's a puzzle where he got that idea. It so happened that the day we went there was exactly 28 days from my birthday and 28 days to our December anniversary. Piece of advice: if you're going to Scalini Fideli for dinner, don't eat lunch! That way, you'll have room for all the delicacies you'll be given, besides the ones you order. It goes without saying that the service was prompt and excellent. Altogether, a memorable experience.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 16 November 2019

We dined on Friday night and had a wonderful experience. The food, wine, and service were excellent. Tremendous attention to detail. Very nice atmosphere. Others have commented on the same things. I will add that while the portion sizes were good but not excessive, the...restaurant also provides a number of nice items in between courses that are "complements of the chef." They are delicious. I dove into everything and ended the evening feeling a bit stuffed. It was my own fault. When I go back I will pace myself and eat less bread and items delivered between courses. It's also worth noting that if you order wine by the glass the price seems quite steep but they actually pour you something closer to two glasses of wine. We really enjoyed our experience and will be back.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 11 November 2019

Everything about Scalini Fedeli is perfect as you can tell given the universally stellar reviews. SF is better visited, I would suggest, in the Fall and Winter and Spring only because the cooler weather is better to stimulate the appetite. I have been in the...Summer and while I love it all four seasons, my recent visit there reminds me of the seasonal difference both in the menu and my capacity to eat a lot of spectacular food. But that's just me, so disregard that observation freely. Ok, so my advice -- I confess that I loathe restaurants that bring the precious little "freebies" in between courses. I rarely find them of much value, unless one's idea of value is that they are make believe "free." At Scalini Fedeli the "free" in betweens are DELICIOUS and SUBSTANTIAL. I could easily have made a meal of the ravioli and the bucatini dishes that we received, and the portions were hardly "precious". So, here is my advice - stay away from the "fantastic" bread!! Sacrilegious, I know. Whatever you order will be paired with many more delicacies that will....yes....do quite nicely in filling you up. I wish I knew that beforehand as I would have left SF feeling slightly less overdone.....when I go back, and I will, soon, I will moderate the unnecessary carbs in favor of the necessary carbs...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

From the moment I arrived, I was treated like a king and my table was offered to me promptly. The glass was always full and a number of servers attended to me quite attentively. I ordered the tasting menu because this is rarely found in...an Italian restaurant so I figured I give it a try. I think I would have like more pasta but the menu consisted of mostly small bites with lots of cheese so not really my thing in terms of the cheese but nonetheless quite tasty. The last course is steak which is not bad but not quite there as I had some of the best cuts of beef at Omakases and other tasting menu venues. The desserts just kept coming and I finally had to tell them to stop because I can’t eat anymore. The tasting is more than a hundred and change per person but compared to other fancy tasting places could be seen as a bargain though quality just not there but you will definitely be full. The ambiance feels somewhat claustrophobic since drapes cover the windows fully. I always wonder what it is like looking from the outside but I can’t say it’s terribly fancy. Feels a bit like an aging church and can’t say it’s four stars ambiance. I may come back next time just to get a nice bowl of hot pasta.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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NadineC426
10 December 2016|
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Saw everything there from jeans to coat and tie. I would err on the side of more dressy.
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Response from Jintymac2016 | Reviewed this property |
I was not paying but think they offer a tasting menu for a set amount also 3 courses from a la carte for set amount. I expect you could just choose one course from a la carte.
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