This night out will become much like a restaurant review. A subway ride to TriBeCa put us only a block from our dinner destination at Scalini Fedeli (165 Duane Street, between Greenwich and Hudson). We hopped onto the subway near the hotel and arrived at the restaurant early for our 7 pm reservation. There is a small city park across the street from the restaurant, so we sat and recapped the favorites of the trip thus far.
Going into the restaurant, we were immediately seated and welcomed. The restaurant was recommended by friends and business acquantances who frequent the city, and it lived up to the recommendations. The welcoming atmosphere was much appreciated and set the tone for the evening ahead. The staff was professional and very efficient through the entire evening which was impressive and added to the enjoyment of the evening.
As we began to make our selections from the prix fixe (fixed price menu), special treats began to arrive as sampler items. Oh how delicious! We wanted to order one of everything! Some of the favorites were the soft egg yolk ravioli and the regatoni appetizers. The pumpkin risotto was a special for the season and also quite tasty.
Moving into the main course, the oven roasted salmon was juicy and intensely flavorful without becoming overwhelming in the flavor palate. The roasted chicken breast with rosemary and garlic sauce accompanied by pasta was cooked to perfection and delicious. The dessert choices and samplers included gelato and several selection with chocolate. They had me at the word chocolate!
This evening and the meal together were ranked as our best dining experience during the New York City trip (a much coveted award!). Hat’s off to Executive chef Michael Cetrulo and the wonderful staff at Scalini Fedeli! We’re looking forward in great anticipation of our next visit.