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Scalini Fedeli Review (lengthy)

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Scalini Fedeli Review (lengthy)

MargaritaGirl | Jan 5, 2006 12:53 PM

BOTTOM LINE (or top line, if you will) = Food was fantastic although a bit disappointed in the second dishes. Portions are a good size, and for the price, the food was well worth it.

Food = First, forgive the spelling. Moving on, the menu on menupages.com is outdated, so despite my pre-meal preparation, it was a completely different menu. I started out with the pappardelle with venison and hare. Perfection and an ENORMOUS portion. My boyfriend had the butternut angolotti (?) which was EVEN BETTER. The sauce was just right - not too buttery or sweet. We also got to sample the wild mushroom ravoli with truffle sauce and a shrimp with a mustard-type sauce. They were unbelievable. My main dish was the pork medallions while my boyfriend had the tuna. They were both good but not over-the-top outstanding like what we had already had to eat at that point. Dessert was also outstanding. I had the apple tart and he had the chocolate mousse.

Booze = Wine list was fine but not overly impressive. The bellinis were too heavy on the champagne and were $15 each. That's a bit on the pricey side for me.

Ambiance = I went there for my 30th bday dinner. We had 6:30 reservations, and the place was absolutely empty. Having lived in NYC for a few years, I found it eerily quiet. We were there for a few hours, and there were only three other tables the whole night. It's very bright in there (not so romantic) but beautiful.

Service = No complaints at all EXCEPT that at the end of the night, it took us quite some time to get the bill.

Cost = With a bottle of wine, two belinis, an Irish Coffee and still water (not tap), it was $300 with tip. Dinner is a $60 prix fixe.

I would like to hear any other opinions if they are out there. Hopefully this was helpful to the hounds!

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