Strega Waterfront
Strega Waterfront

Strega Waterfront

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stregawaterfront.com/
  • Phone: 6173453992x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm

    Dinner: Monday-Friday: 3:00pm-11:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
    Lounge: Open Daily until 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Salvatore Firicano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Inquire about our catering opportunities at info@thevaranogroup.com or call (617) 345-3992
  • Special Events: Contact Fruittie at fruittie@thevaranogroup.com or call (617) 737-0290.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Northern Ave (GPS use 56 Northern Ave)
  • Public Transit: MBTA Silver Line 1 or 2 to the Waterfront (free transfer from Red Line) and take to Courthouse station.

    MBTA bus route 4
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is $10
    Public Parking also available in the underground parking garage and other surrounding lots
A word from Strega Waterfront
Strega Waterfront at Fan Pier is now open, making this the second Strega in the Boston area, with the original being on Hanover Street in the North End. This new location features two fireplaces as well as three separate private dining rooms, a lounge, and a wine room.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Strega Waterfront reviews from OpenTable diners
281 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (163)notable wine list (136)fit for foodies (116)hot spot (102)romantic (99)scenic view (94)vibrant bar scene (88)great for outdoor dining (83)good for groups (73)neighborhood gem (40)great for lunch (38)late-night find (16)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Mixed bag
    Winthroptraveler
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food is excellent, good portion size, great choice, wonderful flavors! Service was great, very attentive. Why I rate it down is for the TV's everywhere that makes it more like a very expensive sports bar. There is one room with a wall of wine bottles that is free from this, however everywhere else has this distraction. Contradicts the fine dining feel to the rest of the restaurant. Would not recommend for romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just fabulous
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had eaten here when Strega first opened. A few good meals, but noisy. We enjoy conversation; not the noise. One night the service was extremely slow and extremely noisy. We hadn't been back in a year and decided to give it another try. We asked for a quiet spot if possible. We were seated in the private party area open that night to diners. We had an amazing meal, fabulous service, the sound from that room was fine. This was a Saturday night - full. Great service, an incredible wine list, even for us admitted "wine snobs". The menu is very interesting. We eat out an average of 3 nights a week and live in the general neighborhood. I'm thrilled to put it back on our list. We look forward to our next meal at Strega.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 100% Perfect
    BBJustMe
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary - the waiter picked a great wine for us, food was amazing and the warm September Sunday allowed us to sit outside and enjoy the view. I have enjoyed Strega in the North End and was looking foward to trying this location...I'm glad I did. I can't wait to go back and eat inside. Thank you all for making our dinner perfect. From the bread all the way to the cheesecake dessert everything was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the Top
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I guess it's the new hotspot in Boston. Celebrities & sports figures abound. Food and service were good. VERY NOISY..... A few drunks at the bar.... Been there.. Done that..... Onto the next spot......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went to Straga Waterfront after the Red Sox/Yankee game on Saturday. We sat outside since the weather was so nice (high 70's). Food was great, appetizers are awsome and the sea bass was not only outstanding but the portion was great! Everyone from my 16 year old daughter to the other Dad's in the group loved the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The restaurant has amazing service and food, but if you are looking for a romantic or special occasion, don't sit in the main dining room. There were 6 TVs, with 4 of them playing movies. Not the type of setting I really wanted for an anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waterfront and great food
    BTBOSVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Always a happening spot in Boston waterfront area, the food was very good and the service was outstanding. I can't wait to go back for Rosetta's meatballs ... some of the best I have had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic restaurant
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Third time dining here and again fantastic food service & atmosphere We requested a table in a corner or against the window or wall and again are request was granted Everytime we have made a reservation our table was always ready even if we were very early The staff is always first class
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service! Service! Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was beyond excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    MyBelle
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was my first time, went with my boyfriend to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. Loved every minute of it, the food was excellent, the service was incredible & I absolutely love the decor (we were sat right under the Al Pacino/in front of the Sophia Loren paintings- two of my personal faves). Can't wait to go back, it was a bit pricey but worth every penny. Our server gave us a complimentary dessert at the end which made the whole night perfect, it was so sweet of him.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner in Boston Seaport
    foodcriticVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We arrived early and waited at the bar. Not enough space in bar area to wait, but everyone very nice. We were taken to our table which was next to transit area; our request for window/booth not acknowledged. Not enough room between neighboring tables. Servers could hardly serve. Good thing clients in nearby tables were all very nice. Our server Claudio was very helpful. We both had raviolis which were very tasteful. My husband had stuffed pork chops which he loved. I had sea bass which was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creme de la creme......
    laurie20
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    fabulous food....and a very impressive wine list!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    After reading some reviews, my boyfriend and I were kind of nervous about this place, but we had to give it a try. Luckily, we did because we had a great experience. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and was great at providing suggestions. We had one of the specials for an appetizer, it was calamari with shrimp and scallops in a balsamic reduction- I could've eaten a whole dish to myself. The stuffed veal chop was cook perfectly as well. My only complaint was the temperature. It was a bit chilly where we were sitting, but when I asked to have the air turned down a little, the waiter went right over to adjust. Overall, it was a great night out. Would recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Rick
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Wife and I had an excellent dinner on a Friday night. Good location, good food, excellent service, and very good wine from a very good wine list. Park away from district and walk down along the harbor. Makes for an enjoyable night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience. Decent food.
    Professor
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had lunch here with a colleague who was in town.The restaurant is very close to the ICA. The location is excellent. The place is well-appointed, formal, and quiet. The prices at lunch were quite reasonable for this sort of ambience, and they tolerated our staying for a long time--the restaurant was not crowded. The food was fine--nothing to exclaim about but very decent and tasty. They accommodated our special requests--I am eating vegan and, after a false start, they were able to supply gnocchi without cheese. The Strega salad was very good, but the arugula could have been a bit fresher. The choice was excellent for this purpose and I would also recommend it for a group, but not for people looking for an outstanding food experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Strega waterfront – expected more.
    Bostonlocal
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I expected more. The table was wobbly and they couldn't fix it. The food was not up to par for the price. It's a great location but not up to expectations. The service was decent
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable 50th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Waiter Claudio was fantastic! From his suggestions on wine, starters, entrees -the meal was fabulous from start to finish. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Young crowd. Loud.
    Graham
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Okay food but we liked Bricco and Sorellina in the No End a lot better. We are a 65+ yr old group and too old for Strega Waterfront!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellant but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was wonderful, the wait staff excellent and although it is all good energy, it got so loud it was hard to hear my dinner companions as the restaurant reached capacity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five stars
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food was excellent, the service was fantastic. the staff was extremely knowledgeable about the wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Ro113
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were a party of 8 celebrating 2 special birthdays. We started out with drinks in the lounge with some small plates. The waitress was wonderful. She was attentive without being in your face and very accommodating. When our table was ready we were seated and from drinks to appetizers to the main meal everything was perfect. There were no complaints from anyone in the party. A cake was ordered ahead of time (by Strega) and was brought out without having to ask. This is a keeper for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Exceptional Experience
    Amareilmare
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was a thoroughly wonderful experience, beginning from the restaurant's call Sunday morning to reconfirm my reservation to having a celebratory drink at the bar to a delicious dinner served and entertained by our exceptional server Claudio. My date and I couldn't have asked for or expected a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jim and John
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant is, by far, our favorite place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JIMMYG
    Gobbler
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our waiter and bus boy were very attentive and personable. Excellent recommendations from menu Charming with ambiance. We were celebrating our 30th weddings anniversary and was surprised with a tiramasu desert complimentary from our waiter. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dave
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Above average food and excellent service, overall a great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gmwatch
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was impeccable. However, a line of TVs on the dining room wall are negatively distracting and deter from the ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Strega Waterfront
    harriettmarie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a great experience. Our waiter, Anthony, was very attentive and the food was incredibly delicious. We will definitely be back for another special occasion in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • more refined plate presentation
    cheeseluverVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Wanted to love it……but the presentation was mediocre and didn't seem worth the higher prices. My plate with the sides appeared cafeteria-style for this higher end restaurant, a plop of potatoes and two lukewarm beets. May be back for the great waterfront ambiance. . .but thus far not for the cuisine.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Mike
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I have been to Strega Waterfront a few times now. The food is always excellent and it is a fun place to go. The bar and restaurant offer 2 different atmospheres. The bar is more noisy and fun. The restaurant can offer a more quiet fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food!!!
    Great
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was an amazing dining experience -very good food, cocktails, wine list and menu. We sat outside - and although pleasant was hoping for a better "waterfront" view. Service, choices and we were given dinner options early which made out out of town guests VERY happy!! Thanks Strega!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent in all respects
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    From the friendly greeting, to the efficient, professional, and knowledgeable service from Ryan throughout the entire meal, our evening at Strega Waterfront was excellent. Four of us split 5 appetizers, one main dish, and 3 desserts. The highlights were two appetizers: the Grand Marnier scallops and the special for the evening which was figs in balsamic, very flavorful and attractively presented. The desserts--ricotta cheesecake, key lime pie, and warm chocolate cake, were each a nice size, beautifully presented, and delicious. The interior of the restaurant is very attractive and the view is of Boston Harbor at a little distance. Expensive but worth it, and highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Boring
    rosemary1
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food was poor and tasteless.presentation poor.The restaurant was boring.Lunch is not great experience
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    Barolo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The menu is fairly diverse with pasta dishes that can either be a first course or main entree, as well as seafood, veal and beef dishes. All courses were absolutely perfectly prepared and delicious. The service was very professional and efficient - - you were always well taken care of . . . .but you hardly noticed them (in a good way). The wine list is outstanding - -but frankly probably too long. I will DEFINITELY come back to Strega Waterfront again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mrsfirechief
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    we both had steak and given Straga has a steak house we thought they might be good. However we were both dissapointed. Steaks had no taste and I had surf and turf and was also dissapointed with the lobster tail. stuffing also had no taste.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luv2dineout
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went on restaurant week. Had to ask for special menu. Portions were VERY small and I do believe it was due to the special menu items. Regular menu items must be more substantial for price. Food was good but I felt as though they had to be brought to restaurant week kicking and screaming.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great late summer lunch
    Bockel
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I took 4 work colleges here for lunch and the experience was superb. The service was truly top notch!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Strega in the Seaport is a very happening place. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LovesDiningOut
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    John- our wait person was fantastic- knowledgeable about the menu and with great suggestions. Our party of seven thoroughly enjoyed each course
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Specialnightout
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Pork and appetizers were amazing! Extensive wine list. Definitely recommend the cured meat platter.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the money
    redd
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Service was poor and the food was not worth the trip
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate