Avery nice dining experience
This was our 2nd time at Strega and the experience was wonderful. From appy's to dessert it could not have been better. We started with balsamic fried calamari t half sweet/half spicy , yummy & clams in a very good light red sauce.
2 of us had Chilean sea bass that tasted like candy over a grain rice that was delicious. The boys had homemade lasagna and short ribs, which they both loved. For dessert we ordered the frozen cappuccino on recommendation from the table next to us, which was a smooth Cappuccino moose with Mascarpone, whip cream and Biscotti in a glass.. It was deliciously. The restaurant is warm and the service is very good. We had such a nice dining experience I almost want to keep it to myself.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb Italian Food!
Have been wanting to try this BYOB Italin for months and finally did.
We started with the caprese stack, spring salad, and Calamari Strega (simply amazing). Great portions and super delicious. Entrees were rosemary chicken, short ribs, and a fiocchi gorgonzola which had me licking the plate. Beautifully presented and well seasoned - the Chef knows what he is doing!
Way too full for dessert and took home leftovers.
There were some issues with our reservation, the service, and other small problems, but I feel it was an off night or they may have been short-handed. The place is tastefully decorated and was packed when we were there. It is a bit noisy so be prepared, but all in all - the food is amazing and we will be back!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been there a number of times and the food is always exceptional.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hands down one of my favorite restaurants. The food and service are both always wonderful!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian in area, by far
Best Italian food in the Summit area, by far. We've eaten here twice and will be back many more times. The food is inventive and the chef really know how to orchestrate flavors in a delightful way. Try the gnocchi or any of the fresh fish. A small establishment, Strega doesn't have a dedicated host and so the service is not always conventional, but it doesn't affect the quality of the experience as the waitstaff is warm and helpful. A beautifully designed dining room adds to the pleasure of dining here.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not to miss
This new Italian bistro offers a varied menu where nothing is a bad choice! Service is outstanding and as word gets out, the crowds are building. Go once and you'll find yourself going back for more.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal and service!
My wife and I recently tried out Strega bistro and were very happy with our experience. The food was beautifully presented and was outstanding. We split the mushroom ravioli special and the pork saltimbocca and both were delicious. The service was friendly and attentive. We are already planning on going back and bringing friends. Definitely worth checking out.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great especially the calamari, the service was terrific and friendly, the ambiance was lovely but there were no other diners in the restaurant for the entire time we were there. Apparently, lunch has not caught on yet. I think this place is relatively new. The 3 in our party would certainly return, probably for dinner.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eating at Strega Makes Me Smile
I love the food and the wait staff, even though the service isn't good by conventional measures. There's no hostess, for one. But the warmth of the waiters more than makes up for it.
Strega serves the best food in Berkeley Heights and nearby towns. Try the gnocchi--it's truly outstanding.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good Italian restaurant in the center of Berkeley Heights. Friendly staff.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dinner at Strega.
Wonderful dinner at Strega. Warm and welcoming atmosphere! Food delicious and creatively presented. Service was first-rate...thanks to Pete who took great care of us! He is a sensational addition to their wait staff and was most accommodating and knowledgeable.
We look forward to many more visits and more delicious food from Strega. Berkeley Heights is lucky to have Strega!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing as always
My fiance and I can not get enough of Strega bistro!! We have been dining here pretty much every weekend since it opened and have not been disappointed once. The food is always delicious and the service is on point. We recommend Strega to everyone we know!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our new favorite restaurant......
.......and it's close to home! We love Strega. We have dined there a number of times and have never been disappointed. Food is excellent and very good quality. The staff are friendly, and very accommodating. The place is small, so it's best to make a reservation. Can't wait to go back!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food wonderful service!! This is a must! Charming and inviting decor!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
the only problem we had was
the only problem we had was that our table was a little cool and drafty from the air conditioning, but otherwise was very good - good food and service!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would consider my wife and I regular's. We love the food and the wait staff is always attentive and professional. It is a great value and comfortable place to dine.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first visit
Service was attentive but not intrusive. The caesar and arugala salads were wonderfully fresh. The entire table truly enjoyed the calamari, sausage and hot pepper appetizer. My cioppino entree was superb, all the seafood was tender and basking in a delightful tomato brodo. The rest of the table enjoyed entrees of grouper and bronzino. Portions were generous as were the vegetables. All those who had fish entrees felt that the amount of sauce could have been reduced. While both the champagne sauce and truffle sauce were delicious, they were on the rich side, somewhat overpowering the delicate flavor of the fish.
We will definitely be back.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food for reasonable
Great food for reasonable prices in a neighborhood setting!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good as always
Food is always exceptional, service good. Very enjoyable experience.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT PLACE IN NJ WHICH IS
GREAT PLACE IN NJ WHICH IS IN DIRE NEED OF GOOD RESTAURANTS. !!! THE GUY AT THE FRONT DOOR ---PETE VERY ACCOMODATING AND A REASON ALSO TO GO HERE!!!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Strega's food is consistently good. I love their beet salad and enjoyed the short ribs. The place now gets packed because word is out that the food is very good. The service this last time was better than previous visits. More attentive, faster service, which I'm glad to see because that was my only complaint.
Great neighborhood restaurant. I'd say that you need a reservation these days.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding. Service was terrific. You will not be disappointed at Strega! Definitely our new "go to" restaurant. Even booked a family party that evening- it was that good!!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM