Returning Fan, DisappointedAn excellent dinner to celebrate my daughters graduation. Strega has an extensive wine list, excellent service from Vinny, the mozzarella, tomato and prosciutto appetizer is superb. The only disappointment was the petite filet served with the surf n' turf. The stuffed lobster tail is phenomenal, but the filet was disappointing. It didn't leave me going wow this dish is worth $68.00. I will return for the appetizers, fresh pasta, and wine list.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful environment & great staffThis is one of the best places in Boston. Great environment whether you're looking for a classy bar or a romantic evening out. The food is fabulous and the staff is very engaging. We have a wonderful experience every time we go and I would highly recommend it.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favStrega Waterfront is my absolute favorite restaurant in Boston and John, our waiter, is absolutely the best in all of Boston!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAttentive WaiterWhen we arrived a party of 250 people was winding down. The bar was crowded and very loud. Our party of 8 was seated promptly and our waiter introduced himself. He provided a lot of information and suggested we order quickly so we wouldn't be behind another large party. The place was very full, and still quite loud. The waiter made many suggestions about our dining choices, perhaps a bit too many. Overall the food was very good, not great, and the whole experience was fine. I think I would want to be sitting outside on a nice night whenever possible.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and food was greatThe service and food was great and they even read my note that I put in.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceHad a business lunch at Strega this week. The restaurant was quieter than usual at lunchtime, which was fine with me. Made it much easier to have a conversation. Food was outstanding, as usual. Had the Chilean sea bass and the portion size was so huge that I never had dinner that night. Service was excellent. This is my favorite place to go for special occassions when I'm in the Seaport district, although it's a bit on the pricey side. But worth it!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening!As others have said, the food is outstanding. Our companions said it was like the food they had in Italy. We sat near the windows, which is best, as that area is less noisy than the center of the room. Our waiter, I believe his name is Mike, was excellent. He was extremely professional and did not miss a beat. Will definitely go back again.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMStrega WaterfrontOutstanding menu and even better food. Great location, great view, great restaurant. Service is impeccable. I love both this location and the North End. Different atmospheres but same fabulous food!!!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMToo Bad It's on the Wrong StateMy friends and I were visiting from out of state and Stega's was recommended to us. I am very happy we listened.
It was delicious. I highly recommend the appetizer with Burrata Buffalo Mozzarella. If I had to choose my favorite dish for the whole trip, it was that dish. The Burrata was just amazing.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNice recovery but...Used OT for a 7 person reservation, they missed the dinner time by 40 min and tried to put 7 people n a booth. I refused it and mgr sat us at a private table which we were happy about. Food was amazing and dropped 1800$ in food and drinks which we were happy to do. Word of advice make sure they understand you expect to eat when they accept the reservation especially with a lot go people. They bought our wine for the night which was nice of them. Service was off but willing to think of it as a busy night as the place was packed.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Italian!Homemade pasta, great service and on the waterfront to boot. Will be back.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat nightoutFirst timer and it was wonderful. Everything was great service food decor. Little pricey but worth it. We will be back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous for a special event!!!We had a group of 9 and were seated in the speakeasy. It was a perfect way to celebrate our son's graduation from college. The food and drinks were excellent. We chose a Prosecco to toast and then everyone ordered drinks. We also ordered appetizers and dessert. We were extremely happy with the service, food and ambience of Strega Waterfront.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFun night; Good food. Well done!The Slightly Bad:
Lobster pie came in the shell wth a sauce on it; and so was very messy to get out and then eat. The chicken in the risotto was a bit overcooked.
Shrimp was perfectly cooked in fettucini; flavor of the risotto was great.
Our server, Guiseppi was so much fun - he was knowledgeable about both the menu and the wine list; and he truly cared about making our night memorable. An amazing Italian wine list.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat for friendsThis has to be one of my favorite spots in Boston. The service is the best in the city. Will be back again. Perfect for date night and for groups.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA good experienceFood was great but a little on expensive side (surf & turf-$72). Waitress was clueless. My wife overheard what the specials were from a waiter at the next table and had to ask our waitress for that particular special which she wasn't sure about.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll be coming back!I had a wonderful dining experience at Strega Waterfront. I was delighted to treat a friend who has just moved to Boston. It was a first visit for me on the ratings and reviews from Open Table. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I was especially impressed by the level of professionalism when accomodating my serious food allergies.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for fancy dinnerGreat portions. Excellent service ( even though it was busy). It was a bit louder than I would have liked but it was a Friday night. They took there time and dish rush is out5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mealTook a client for lunch. Great menu food and service. Valet parking a big plus. Thanks!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA place to return toGood Italian food, excellent service, bustling place. Apart from the menu a la carte (several) daily specials. Surf & turf (half filled lobster + tender steak) delicious! Small detail: prices of the daily specials not mentioned. To avoid surprises when the bill arrives, you could ask when ordering ;-)5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptionalMy friend and I treated a mutual friend's mother and girlfriend to a special night as that friend undergoes cancer treatment. They deserved to be pampered and that's what we got at Strega Waterfront. The service was of premium quality from start to finish with an attentive and accommodating staff. The food was outstanding. I've been many times already but this turned out to be a special night for all of us.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI have heard fantastic thingsI have heard fantastic things about Strega Waterfront, and it certainly lived up to my expectations! We selected the La Strega salad to split and it was so delicious. The bread and the olive oil were amazing! We also had the Lobster Fra Diavolo and a Short Rib special that were both amazingly delicious. Only word of caution with the Lobster Fra Diavolo is that it is pretty messy and hard work, but still worth it!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCouldn't be happierEverything was perfect from the moment we walked in the door. Service was exceptional. We sat in an out of the way alcove so the noise level was actually quiet and we could converse without raising our voices. The food was delicious and expertly prepared. Everyone at my table was very satisfied with the food and wine selections.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMVery trendy, very good!My husband and I went for dinner and had a great experience. The service was excellent, the good was great, and the atmosphere makes you feel like you're at the "it" place. Would highly recommend.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressive for business orImpressive for business or pleasure! We headed in to celebrate birthdays and were pampered by the staff from the moment we pulled our car up to the valet. Dan the AGM is amazing. I've never met such a gentleman and someone who is so on top of his game anticipating needs and noticing everything that's going on. A true gem in the restaurant world. From start to finish everything was perfection. The imported Buffalo Mozzarella melts in your mouth, the scallops and shrimp in a Grand Marnier sauce were delicious, and the sea bass was the best I've ever had. Plenty of healthy choices on the menu, but it's worth the cheat for the fresh gnocchi or other homemade pastas, and the desserts are worth the calories as well. Great night!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinning experience,Excellent dinning experience, outstanding service.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the best experienceThis was the best experience dining in Boston I have ever had. Every employee was attentive and treated us like royalty.I will highly recommend this restuarant to everyone I know. The food was outstanding, I ordered the sea bass special. Every manager came by to make sure we had everything we needed along with a special greeting from the owner.
We were celebrating a birthday and definitely made it an amazing experience!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Strega WaterfrontWe went to Strega Waterfront to celebrate my birthday on a lovely Saturday night. I had what was described as the "Cowboy" Rib Eye steak. It was a bone-in rib eye that wasn't as thick as I expected it would be, based on having rib eye many times in other restaurants. It was very tasty, however.
My wife had a 'surf and turf;' a stuffed lobster tail and filet mignon, both of which that were very large portions. With a price to match, I should mention!
Our waiter, Vincenzo, was charming and very attentive and helpful!
The owner, Nick Varano, made a point of visiting practically every table in the place during the time we were there. A nice touch.
Definitely a 'special occasion' place to dine.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved our meal at this restaurant.Loved our meal at this restaurant. The complete opposite of the North End, much more like Vegas! A fun addition to Boston.
Only thing lacking is a pastry chef!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect food. Service wasPerfect food. Service was more than comptitent, although not especially helpful or friendly. Still, I'd rank this very high on my list of favorite meals in town. The food was ridiculously good.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. TVs inFood was excellent. TVs in the dinning area are a little distracting to the fine dinning experience but everything else was well done.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHad dinner here the nightHad dinner here the night before the Boston Marathon. We loved absolutely everything about this restaurant. We even came back the next night!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I really enjoyedMy wife and I really enjoyed our whole experience! The food was delicious...short-rib special incredible!!! The atmosphere was right. The service was perfect! Between our server and the bus person, they really helped make our experience a memorable one.
I don't think I have ever shook the hand of my server before, but he was so authentic that he made my wife and I feel as we were leaving that we were saying goodbye to a friend and thanking him for having us.
I look forward to when my wife and I can make it back into the city to go back again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was loud, notThe restaurant was loud, not the kind of place for a quiet, romantic dinner. The food however can't be beat. The service provided by our waiter Vincenzo was spectacular.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNot really a romantic place.Not really a romantic place. Maybe if your table was along the windows and there were no kids around you. Tables for 2 were very close to tables with large groups which made it uncomfortable and part of that group. A lot of kids where there on Saturday night - ages ranging from infants to 12 year olds. Food was outstanding along with the service.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVibrant bar scene !! GreatVibrant bar scene !! Great atmosphere and very happening!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waiter was excellent!The waiter was excellent! We had great time and will definitely go back. Thanks for making her 50th birthday so special Strega!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazinG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Food was amazinG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we got the strega fettucine and the surf and turf special. the portions were gigantic and i cannot get over how delicious everything was! We will most definitley be making a return visit!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIf that's what you're thereIf that's what you're there for its the place to be seen. If you're there for the food there are far better choices in Boston for a fine Italian dining experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHeavenly lunchThe food was amazingly fantastic! Their meatball was the best I have ever had. The short rib risotto was so rich and filling and it infused me with warmth. It was the ultimate in comfort food. The shrimp scampi was light and flavorful. I loved it. The service was fabulous. They were able to accomodate someone in our party that has major food allegies and the food they served was just as wonderful as items on the menu. I would highly recommend going to this restaurant. I know I will be going again. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was amazing asThe service was amazing as was the food. Our waiter, Claudio, was very attentive but not so in our face that we couldn't enjoy our meal. We'd recommend Strega to our friends.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMwent for restaurant week.went for restaurant week. food was great and the atmosphere was elegant and vibrant. i would highly recommend to friends and family.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went for myMy wife and I went for my 66th Birthday.
Could not have been better.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMStrega W'front, solid for Rest.WeekEnjoyed Restaurant Week offering for $20.13 - Meatball appetizer, Shrimp Scampi, all very well done, good service, solid.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a wonderful experience.This was a wonderful experience. All four of us enjoyed our food and the whole experience. The first time we we have been at this restaurant and we have all been tallknig about it for two days.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe overall experience wasThe overall experience was wonderful. Not the direct waterfront view I expected the location to have, but lovely ambiance. Love the curved banquettes scattered about. Considerable lag time before our order was taken, but otherwise, service was fine. Food was creative, and delicious.
Another thoroughly enjoyable restaurant week expedition!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time atThis was my second time at Strega Waterfront and we all loved it just like we did last time. Michael our server was the best. Food was excellent. We had a gluten and dairy free person dining with us and they accomodated her. I will go every Restaurant week to Strega Waterfront.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment we entered,From the moment we entered, to the moment we left, we felt like a special guest of the restaurant. The food was phenomenal, highly recommend the beet salad, the whipped ricotta was to die for. Thank you for a great lunch!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDebbieWOW! What an experience! The food was amazing, wait or Vinnie was the BEST! This will not be my only visit - I will be back!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was excellent.The service was excellent. The food, from the appetizers, to the main course, to the desserts were absolutely outstanding. One of the best restaurants my wife and I have ever been to.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM