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
279 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (168)notable wine list (134)fit for foodies (103)hot spot (101)romantic (99)scenic view (92)vibrant bar scene (87)great for outdoor dining (79)good for groups (70)neighborhood gem (40)great for lunch (38)late-night find (18)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great resturant
    mwojoVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    had an enjoyable meal even though it was restaurant week bartenders were very accommodating will be back to try regular menu although very expensive waiting for the new Strega to open in Park Plaza which will be wonderful!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food, service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was very relaxing a glass of wine before dinner and appetizer, outstanding service and elegant surroundings. We will be returning soon. Vibrant, waterfront view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant Italian Fare
    Susan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Strega Waterfront is a chic restaurant with. Italian comfort food. Relative value for that up and coming part of Boston. Right next to the ICA, Strega is a great place for lunch before an afternoon on the waterfront. Great service and lovely ambiance add to the enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing service
    southieoenophiles
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    After having a fantastic (5 star) experience here about a year ago, we returned with friends only to be extremely disappointed in the service. Long wait to place drink order, poor spacing between courses, and incorrect orders mean it will be a while before we return given the numerous other great dining options in the Seaport District. For the price, we expect much more stellar service than we received this time at Strega Waterfront.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JillF
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My husband and I dined here during restaurant week. When the server finally came our table, he never introduced himself, simply started telling us the specials. He never even mentioned the special tasting menu that was being offered. When he came back to take our order, we had to ask for the tasting menu. I find it interesting that instead of showcasing the tasting menu, they hid it, making it feel like you were cheap for ordering from it. From this menu,the meatball and eggplant appetizers were great. For dinner, I had the chicken and my husband had the risotto. Both were okay. You would think that the items on a tasting menu would represent some of the best dishes. If these were the best, I will pass on going again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stress Waterfront... tops
    Rosedognye
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great spot. Active bar scene, nice ambience. Barely had to wait for our reservation. Service was excellent. Nice mix of seafood and Italian food on menu with nice wine list. Food was very well prepared. Next visit we'll take advantage of outdoor seating area. Great place for a fun evening or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regina
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My friend and I had a delightful lunch. We had a great outdoor table, the food, including the olive bread and olive oil, was very good and the service was efficient and not obtrusive. Unfortunately, they ran out of the tiramisu but the lemon sorbet was excellent and the portion was very generous.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food not-so-great
    anntom
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Disappointing. Appetizer calamari very tough. Entree clams & pasta: clams too tough to eat, linguini not even yet al dente ; cacciatore chicken dry. Strega salad very good, desserts good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a place !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was our one year Anaversary so we chose Strega for dinner since we we're staying right around the corner .. We arrived a little early so we sat at the bar and the bartender came right over and took our order she was very friendly and offered me a taste of the Sangria which was Fantastic after a drink at the bar we took our table and the waiter was right there to take our order . I had the Lamb Chops and my wife had the Surf n turf both were awesome I have to say !!! The waiter brought out a piece of chocolate cake for us to have that was a nice gesture but the cake was so so .. I look forward to going back soon !!! Thanks Strega had a great night !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was good but...
    BrianD
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We booked a reservation for our anniversary as we eat here for special occasions. We normally leave feeling as though it is the greatest place to eat. No so much this time. Upon checking in, the maître d' was on the phone for a period of time, making us wait. To me, customers in front of you is more important than ones on the phone. My wife's sea bass (very large piece) was gummy and not cooked through. Waiter took it, and when he came back, more than half the piece was gone- kind of annoying if you ask me. There was a large function going on in a nearby room, and the door was not closed, making the restaurant too noisy for our liking. The food was good, and the waiter was good, it just wasn't it's normal greatness like I expected.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We celebrated a special occasion at Strega Waterfront and would highly recommend it to everyone, the food, service and ambiance was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpTabVIPVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We greatly enjoyed our dinner at Strega Waterfront. It's ideal to have a fine Italian restaurant in a Waterfront spot, now that Anthony's Pier 4 has closed down. The decor inside is like no other, very upscale, modern, and classy. The menu has countless gems on it. Our newest discovery would be the meatballs. True perfection as they were tender and not harshly seasoned. We highly recommend Isaac as one of our favorite servers, you can't go wrong with him !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Service was great. Food was nothing fancy, just okay, especially given the high price.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Strega not for Restaurant Week
    EdDogueVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We ate at Strega's for Restaurant Week. When we sat down, we had to ask for the special menu - boding ill for what was to come. This is a case of a very good restaurant selling cheap pre-cooked food for restaurant week patrons. Small rollatini (basically a chunk of eggplant parm) and uninspired seafood risotto. Very disappointing. Cross it off your list for restaurant week!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attention to allergies
    Gunner
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We made our server aware of a severe food allergy and we were assured that none of the food we ordered contained the allergin. Unfortunately all ingredients were not checked resulting in a hospital visit. We enjoyed the food, however, the allergic reaction put a damper on our evening. Other restaurants we have visited were more than attentive in checking ingredients to ensure that a reaction would not happen...Strega failed in this aspect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Fun Bar staff, great drink, and the food was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet