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Strega North End
Strega North End

Strega North End Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stregaristorante.com
  • Phone: (617) 523-8481
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Salvatore Firicano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For catering inquiries please contact Fruittie at fruittie@thevaranogroup.com or at 617-737-0290.
  • Private Party Facilities: Strega can be rented out for private functions
  • Private Party Contact: Fruittie Nguyen (617) 737-0290
  • Entertainment: Join us on Tuesday nights for Street Magic!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Fleet St. and Clark St.
  • Public Transit: MBTA Blue Line

    Aquarium, Government Center

    MBTA Orange Line

    Haymarket Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available for $20.00
A word from Strega North End
Strega is a hip Italian restaurant in the North End. Come enjoy fantastic food and a great atmosphere!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food & drink enjoyed by all. 50 minute wait beyond reservation time was frustrating and it did not seem to bother the staff at all."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I made a reservation online for a large group. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and I informed the hostess of this when we arrived. When our food arrived, they tried to take our plates almost immediately after serving us. I had to tell the wait staff at least 5 times that I was not done eating. There were still full glasses of wine on the table so it isn't like we were going to chug our wine and leave the restaurant in 5 minutes. I understand they had a line outside the door; however, I am paying to enjoy my meal and receive great service. I did not like feeling rushed to eat my food in 5 minutes. The food was good, but I won't return to this restaurant. There are too many other options in the neighborhood with better service."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We recently had several things to celebrate, birthday, work promotion, successful project, etc. We chose to dine at Strega based on past experience. We had a wonderful dinner, as expected. The difficulty for Strega is meeting expectations that have been set very high. But, they managed to pull it off again. Everyone agreed that their dinners were delicious, and the suggested wine was fabulous, while not breaking the bank."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Magnificent! Starting with Carlo, the manager, down to the ever attentive busboy, Strega is one of a food aficionado's dreams! Flavorful gnocchi, tender braciola, and a shellfish-lover's menagerie over homemade fettucine. Whenever we come into town, we visit Strega!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. The food, service, wine and dessert could not have been any better. Our waiter Gianni was fabulous and couldn't do enough for us that night. We did make our reservation with open table and when we arrived our table was ready. This was our first time at Strega and I can say it won't be our last. We have been to Strega on the waterfront and that was also great. Thank you for a wonderful night."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I went there for Dine out Boston and they didn't ask or give me the dine out Boston menu until I asked. Food was ok. Their tiramisu is awesome. I won't go back there again."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Met friends for lunch during restaurant week. Had never been there before, enjoyed the meal and the waiter was very attentive."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Our waiter was amazing. He knew the menu like he created it. Went for a birthday and they brought delicious dessert out. Food was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We had a great night and wonderful anniversary dinner at Strega. We made reservations thru OpenTable which was a life saver as the North End was packed with people and long lines. We arrived late at the restaurant due to lack of parking in the North End which is no secret in that area. Strega was very accommodating and had a table ready and waiting for us. Great service from our waiter, Carlo from Avellino!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great restaurant! Small as all are in this area but very nice atmosphere. The service was excellent. Very accommodating with any special request. The waiter knew his menu and was attentive to our needs. We even asked to relocate after being seated and they did so without even a frown. I would highly recommend !"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Always great. Always can count on excellent food and service"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Hostess was rude from the start. Waited 45mins after reservation and still never got seated. Kept telling us table would be ready in 5min however it never was. People came after us and we're seated before because they seemed to know the staff. Overall terrible experience. would not recommend to anyone. There are much better places in the area with accommodating and much friendlier staff."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had the most wonderful dining experience here. Highly recommend if you are visiting Little Italy. Must make reservations or you'll never get in. Lobster Ravioli was amazing as was all our courses.!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "It truly was our first sit down dinner that we had prior to our first date 2 1/2 months ago. We had a table overlooking the street and the atmosphere was energetic. Service was good and the food was fantastic. The wine was a little overpriced but for the evening money was not an issue. The restaurant made a great start to a fantastic evening."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Went to Strega on the recommendation of a friend. A little put off by the movie screens, fortunately my husband sat facing them. Strega is a small place, though bigger than some in the North End. Tables close together but the ambiance of the restaurant is very friendly, so it works out well. The food is excellent - the Fettucini Strega was loaded with seafood - the quality of the shrimp and scallops was very high. Homemade pasta, perfectly cooked. We also had the lamb chops and they were also excellent. Unfortunately out of the braciole. As others have said, the place has many regulars, an acapella singing group on Tuesdays (good singers, fun, not obtrusive). Hostess seated us promptly and was very professional. Server knew his stuff."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Great meal on a Sunday. Will be returning."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "While there was nothing particularly special about the inside of this small North End restaurant (other than the six movies playing on the side wall - which are fun, but also a bit much after a while), the food was very good. Both pasta dishes that we had were very good as well as the appetizers. The dessert - tiramisu - was not great. Would definitely go back for dinner and then go elsewhere for dessert. Not a restaurant for children, though. It is a tight space and the movies playing are not appropriate for children at all - extremely violent and nudity. Again, good food but not an amazing dining experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Location was great, food was really good as well but the staff didn't add to the experience to make it GREAT. There are a lot of good restaurants in the North End and we were surprised at how little effort was put in to make us feel welcomed and make our dining experience GREAT. If you want a good meal check out Strega but don't expect a warm welcome or friendly wait staff to accompany the good food."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal at Strega North End on Friday night. Window seat for four was great for people watching as the North End was crowded with locals and tourists for the Saint Aggriappe Festival and/or just out to enjoy a warm, summer night. The North End was busy, as was Strega. Although a bit loud and crowded, the food and service were excellent. We did not sample the traditional Italian fare - my group enjoyed the filet mignon, Porterhouse steak and the veal chop special. Everyone's meat was grilled to perfection and prepared to their liking. The sauce that accompanied the filet was delicious. The service was wonderful - a head waiter and two junior waiters/bus boys hustled, and yet they were not hovering over us either. Perfect!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The woman at the door was a snob. We had a reservation and had been waiting 20 minutes but she kept seating everyone else first - people who just walked in. We figured it was because they were men in suits and we were tourists in shorts. She kept telling us to have a drink at the bar. Two seats finally opened up at the bar and she said we could sit there or wait another 15 minutes for a free table. We opted for the bar. Then she came over and asked us if we used open table a lot. When i said yes, she then told me she had cancelled our reservation since we were sitting at the bar but would go ahead and give us the 100 points anyway. What?!?!?! We showed up. We were going to have dinner? Why she thought she was doing us a favor I'm not sure!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I took a bachelorette party here for dinner this weekend and it was fantastic! From the hostess to the waiters everything was perfect! The staff was friend and the food was delicious. I will return soon!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We have been to strega several times and each time I'm left wishing for a better experience. We were all but ignored due to the many regular customers there. The food is excellent, but not enough to make me return due to the service. We sat down and watched 2 different tables of regulars get waited on before us. Everyone I asked said "your waiter will be right over" but it took forever. Then he told us the specials but he took so long to come to take our order that they ran out. We won't be back, although I honestly want to love this place."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Helpful, friendly wait staff, well-prepared, high quality food. We were warmly greeted by each staff member and given a very nice table. I would not hesitate, to return, particularly if wanted to impress an out-of-town guest. I would rate overall higher if it were not for the prices which I felt were on the higher side even for Boston, my hometown."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal! Great service, nice wine list."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Another outstanding dinner at the Strega. I had a wonderful Veal Sorrentina and my wife had an excellent sea bass. Eash was paired with the appropriate homemade pasta, also outstanding. the appetizer we had, a porcinci mushroom ravioli, was to die for. We went there for my wife's birthday; it was worth driving three hours. Our waiter, Gianni, was spot-on, and tried to make my wife, who was not feeling well, as comfortable as possible."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Upon entering Strega we felt as if we were entering Nana Spatola's dining room. The servers spoke with a soothing deep Italian accent and we were waited on by at least (4) from three generations. We started off with the Caprese - good! Next we shared a wonderful ravioli covered in the most delicious light mushroom sauce - Excellent! Three of us had Fettucine Strega - portions fantastic - the strega sauce was light and very flavorful. One of us had Casarecci Di Marina - good but would have liked it without the sun-dried tomatoes. We were then visited by the local neighborhood Acapella group that serenaded the guests - They were just wonderful. Great Experience - we went back to our conference and suggested Strega - North End!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Read mixed reviews about this place, so we weren't sure what to expect. The food was good and the staff was attentive. The place is bustling with a lot activity in small place, which we liked since we had 2 teenagers with us. Not as formal as the other north End restaurants that we saw... That suits us just fine."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a great dining experience at Strega. The restaurant has been around many years and the food has always been consistently good. They have a great wine list and offer traditional Italian specialties with a broad selection of specials. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I think that this place is more notable because of the name. The food was good, and it came out fast. I like to be able to sit at a restaurant and not feel rushed, so that is a major reason why I liked this place, I didn't feel like I had to order right away and that they were trying to scoot us out fast. It is kind of a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, I definitely was expecting and would have liked a more up-scale type establishment, especially given the reputation. I did however find out that Strega Waterfront has that more upscale feel so I will most likely go there the next time I'm craving Lobster Ravioli in pink sauce or the Fettucini Strega, which were the two meals we got and were awesome."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "True Sicilian gem here - right out of Palermo - food is the real country Sicilian. We will go there first thing on our next trip to Boston"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "It was a great experience. Delicious food and outstanding service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was incredible!! I had the special and my fiancé had the seafood Strega and both were amazing! Tiramisu was the best I ever had too! Only downside is that they are a small place and it took 30 minutes past our reservation time to be seated, and it is not a full bar (no grey goose). But it was a great food experience!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was wonderful as usual. Would have liked desert, but was presented bill instead. Maybe next time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Smaller place with great Italian food. We has an open window seat."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "After being seated we waited 10 minutes without a server taking our order (not even for drinks). This was not a huge deal in and of itself, so I asked the hostess who our waiter was. He swooped in at this point, without apologizing for the wait, and proceeded to be curt, disrespectful, inattentive, and just overall unpleasant to us for the remainder of the meal. Finally, after we politely declined dessert, he responded simply with a brusk "okay" and walked away without another word. Considering how many other quality restaurants exist in the North End, the service side of things is crucial for a restaurant like Strega. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Real Italian food is not supposed to be strange or inaccessible. Strega has outstanding Italian, huge portions and genuine Italian hospitality. Everything is wonderful, but the specials are the best!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I entertained 14 people over dinner and while the food was great the wait staff were rude and slow. Never a please, never a thank you. Space is cramped."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This place was phenomenal. The food was delicious and the wait staff were friendly and genuine. The mob movies playing on the wall add to the Italian-esque setting."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food and service!! The gnocchi were the lightest and fluffiest I've ever had. The best in the North End."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is one of the THE best places to go in the north end. Food is fantastic and service is above excellent. Love,love this place. I recommend this place all the time. Its the ONLY place I go to for dinner"
    Dined on 6/14/2014