Strega Waterfront
Strega Waterfront

Strega Waterfront

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stregawaterfront.com/
  • Phone: (617) 345-3992
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
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Strega Waterfront reviews from OpenTable diners
237 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (129)notable wine list (114)fit for foodies (108)hot spot (92)romantic (82)vibrant bar scene (81)scenic view (76)good for groups (75)great for outdoor dining (56)neighborhood gem (40)great for lunch (26)late-night find (21)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was our second perfect visit. We can see the service and quality of food are amazing. Their attention to detail is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    yrkwon
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    It was a little louder than I had expected, but the service was awesome. Everything was on time, and they recommended some good food for all of us to share.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pgmc
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent dining and great crowd this past Saturday night --
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Disappointed. Had a 9:30 reservation but weren't seated until 9:50. Sat directly under the AC unit and the fire alarm. No atmosphere. I have the salmon, which was over cooked and overpriced. We were really expecting more. We did wait at the bar though. Very good and attentive bartenders.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Why Make a Reservation?
    McCarthy14
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were deeply disappointed. We had reservations at 9:00 p.m. and we were not seated until almost 10:00 p.m. By that point I had eaten so much bread that I wasn't even hungry for my meal. Although the wait staff was extremely attentive (they checked on the status of our reservation several times) and the manager told them to comp our drinks we had while waiting. Once we were seated the tables were right on top of each other. No privacy whatsoever. I highly recommend Strega in Woburn. It has better food, ambiance and organization.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SPECIAL
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    THE FOOD WAS GREAT STAFF WAS PERFECT..NICE TO GO OUT AND HAVE A SPECIAL TIME..CLIENTS LOVED IT..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wife's birth
    OpentablefanVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We recently ate at Strega for my wife's birthday. I simply put that in the open table notes and we were given a special booth and the waiter wished my wife Happy Birthday. Service was fantastic and the food was as well. We both had the Salmon and it was delicious. The Server surprised my wife with dessert and sang happy birthday. Very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK for where it is
    NashtenVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Pretty ordinary Italian food - same as a mid-range North End restaurant - not much innovative or particularly special - but all OK. Nice spot near the water.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The server was very friendly! The food was delicious, first time I go to an upscale restaurant and leave with a to-go bag because I wasnt able to finish my meal because the portion was actually descent. Definitely will be visiting again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Met my expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Strega was recommended by a friend as a waterfront restaurant but couldn't see the water. With that said, the wine list is second to none, the food was great and the service was fantastic. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were excited to try this restaurant for the first time but the food was just okay. We also felt very rushed with our meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great service.
    Maverick311
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food was great and the service was great as well. Mike was awesome. We were seated even though the group was not complete and we never felt rush. It was our first time there and we had a blast. Very comprehensive wine list and delicious food from the apps to the dessert. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful restaurant; awful food
    Beefeater
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The portions were grotesquely large. The preparations heavy. The caesar salad was barely dressed. The sea bass needed some lemon to lighten and brighten the flavor. The yuca gnocchi too were heavy and dense. The key lime pie unremarkable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service, Food and Energy
    2forfood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We started at the bar and had two drinks. The bartender was very welcoming. She provided us with a small glass of Sangria to taste. The Sangria was fantastic! We then went to dinner and sat at a small table for two. The table could have been a little larger. We split a salad and had the calamari for appetizers. The calamari was slightly overcooked, but good. I then had the Veal Saltimbocca, it was cooked perfectly. My wife had the sea bass, it also was perfectly done along with the gnocci. We split a bottle of wine and had the canolli and the key lime pie. Both were great. I would definitely recommend this place. Alot of energy and fun and good food with an extensive wine and drink menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strega is "Fine"
    BackinBoston
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We attended Strega Waterfront on a busy Friday night. The energy was good, lots of couples and the classic Strega movies playing on five screens. However, having just dined the night before at Davio's on Arlington Street, it was easy for me to make comparisons. In virtually every facet--from service to food quality to ambiance--Strega Waterfront was a distant second to Davio's. While I do like that fact both have enclosed parking adjacent to the restaurant, I would have to choose Davio's 10 times out of ten. Would I return to Strega Waterfront? Sure, but it just feels "touristy" to me in every way. Let me close by saying I have dined at Strega Prime and found that to be a much better experience and more comparable to Davio's.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome as always
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Another fantastic experience at Strega. Great food, great wine and great service. What more could you want
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I surprised my wife with a reservation for our 5th anniversary. We had a great table, excellent service and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Second time at Strega Waterfront. Special occasion celebrating three birthdays, each was served a desert with candle , unexpected, very appreciated! The food was outstanding, the service fabulous...a real keeper!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service was on point and the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal and service
    foodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to Strega Waterfront to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed. It was my second time dining at Strega, his first, but we will be back! The service was excellent we did not feel rushed at all. I had the Maine diver scallops and he had the surf and turf special. Both meals were delicious. I was a little disappointed to hear they were out of key lime pie, but we got a piece of ricotta cheesecake on the house!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed...
    campmom22VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had heard so much about Strega and couldn't wait to try it. It was extremely crowded and there was nowhere to wait for the table. The food was good but not outstanding. Our waiter was great but it took forever to get our food - "they were backed up" in the kitchen. The meal was very expensive and just good - not great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    overrrated and overpriced. odd experiences with wait staff. cocktail waitress very nice but overly friendly and did not take the hint twice to let us alone with out of town guests. very chatty. waiter hovered then became annoyed with our friend who needed help with lobster claw, announcing he is allergic to shellfish and whisking away the piece of lobster. awkward. we think he regretted that too late. i am very sensitive to allergy concerns, but this made us all uncomfortable. strega highly recommended. it was good but not great and we all felt the prices reflect the high rent district and not the food. would not return or recommend. next time in comaparison to the over the top incredible dinner at del frisco, surprising disappointment .
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We went for our anniversary. We waited a long time before our waiter came to tell us the specials. It was very loud that night. We couldn't even talk to each other. We have been there a few times and had a better experience. Not sure if we will go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lunch at Strega Waterfront
    Sarah
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I've been to Strega Waterfront a number of times for both lunch and dinner, and it's always a great experience from the food to the service. This time, I was taking my mom out to lunch for her birthday. I had requested that they do something special for her birthday ahead of time if possible, and we were surprised a beautiful tiramisu! They added a candle and our waiter sang a little 'Happy birthday bella' tune - she absolutely loved it! The pasta pomodoro with meatball and chicken BLT tasted fresh and delicious. The caprese salad desperately needed some basil, but the fresh mozzarella was perfect. The service is always top notch, with the exception of the very snooty hostesses who work dinner service. Overall, I'll always recommend Strega!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    EnriqueVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Is a very nice place. Very good ambience and extraordinary food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quihappypalet
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Noise level was very loud - I wouldn't call it energetic. My request to have a slightly chilled bottle of wine was brought to the table as soon as we sat down. It was a very nice selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great!
    Karenbarbara
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Awesome as usual!! Food and service great. I tell everyone about Strega!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All time GREAT meal
    FoodReviewer
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Definitely one of the greatest meals I've ever had in my life, Came for a special anniversary dinner, and Strega exceeded my expectations. Meals were amazing, and good size portions. Try to save room for dessert as it was just as good. Memorable night~highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strega waterfront
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I decided to take my boyfriend to strega for his birthday the other night. It was amazing. Out server was very nice and great at making sure we were being taking care of. The booth we were given was awesome! The only thing was my tortellinis were a bit undercooked :( but I didn't make a fuss about it. I just ate them. The strega sangria is amazing! They brought him out a small desert cake on the house & sung happy birthday! :) overall it was a great experience. We each had a sangria had one appetizer big enough for both of us & each had a meal total was about $110.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun as always
    CynSVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    food above average; new menue could be expanded, waitstaff is superb. They are truly what make this restaurant so special. Our server was Michael, and he was great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Party of 9
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Strega Waterfront did a wonderful job accompanying our party of 9, celebrating my parents' 30th wedding anniversary. Our waiter said he could put in for nearly any meal and sure enough spaghetti and meatballs as well as just plain mac & cheese were available, even if not listed on the menu. My parents were given a complimentary chocolate cake dessert to celebrate, which was great. The entire staff we encountered were very kind and patient. It was a wonderful night for all of us. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gingersnap
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Booked reservations for 6 a/c special friends from California, not seen in 25 years, in town briefly, and wanted to eat at one of my favorite restaurants. Knew you would not disappoint. We all loved the food and service, and I think we closed the place. It was a wonderful evening all around. A few weeks ago, my son from St Louis in town and wanted a recommendation for himself and 2 business associates, and Strega was my first choice for them. They all loved it. I knew that they would. Thanks so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite
    DMD1VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I am never disappointed with Strega In Jan 2007 we were spending all our time at Spaulding Rehab with our son. After an especially trying day we wandered down to Hanover St and walked into Strega. We realized if wasn't even open and turned to leave. The staff seemed to sense something was wrong and stopped us. They seated us and we didn't even order they just said we'll make you something wonderful. From that day on Strega had a place in my heart. Have to give a shout out to our server Claude on our most recent visit He is spot on and he made the evening a night to remember
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great choice
    frogette
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was a great choice for our business dinner. Top notch and attentive service, huge wine list, and wonderful food. Try the pineapple grilled shrimp to start. Food was so good we were tasting off each other's plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost Ordinary
    JonathanM
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Had a business lunch after having eaten dinner here a few times before. While the service and decor are very nice the food was at best, ordinary. The calimari was quite chewy while our cod and salmon entrees were dry and overcooked. There are now numerous other choices in the area that offer similar or better value and good ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    TC269
    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