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Scalini Fedeli Restaurant Review: When chef-owner Michael Cetrulo opened Scalini Fedeli in a remodeled and updated 260-year-old farmhouse, the translation of its name had special meaning: “steps of faith.” That’s just what it took to launch his unique cuisine best described as Italian, notable for its French influences. Not to be confused with “fusion” dishes, Cetrulo’s hallmark is delicacy and sophistication with offerings such as peppered rib venison chop in a red wine sauce with a blue cheese from Cassinetta di Lugagnano and thinly sliced breast of duck in a port and truffle reduction with seared foie gras and caramelized endive. There’s an occasional misstep into heavy-handed fussiness, but for the most part, his approach works with good results. In addition to the fine food and charming environment, service here is polished and friendly. The wine cellar is deep with well-chosen vintages ranging in price from $25 to $400. The menu is prix-fixe at $52 per person, with liquor and tax not included.