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STREGA Italiano – Back Bay, Boston, MA

STREGA Italiano – Back Bay

4.6
4.6
434 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Strega Italiano Back Bay, located in the beautiful Park Plaza Hotel, is a neighborhood destination that caters to guests seeking a premier location for a business meeting and those winding down after the workday, while simultaneously serving as Boston’s epicenter for exceptional, inspiring dishes, creative cocktails and upscale nightlife.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 456-5300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jose Artiga

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, STREGA Italiano – Back Bay can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Fruittie Nguyen: (617) 345-3992

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    At Boston Park Plaza

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    MBTA Green Line, ARLINGTON

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. T

    Tilton74

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Perfect dinner before a show. Thank you!
  2. AM

    AMMG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartender Andrew was fantastic. Knowledgable about the menu and friendly to talk to. He made the experience wonderful for us.
  3. E

    Emma

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We came for my brothers birthday. We did some apps which were fine. The octopus was a bit slimy-er than expected. Not much flavor. It was the entrees unfortunately that did not meet the standards. My husband ordered the Cioppino, he is a seafood lover and knows what to expect in a dish like this— he rated it a 5/10. Not worth the price point at all, a disappointment. My brother tried to get the strip/ribeye and they had neither so he settled for the filet mignon… they didn’t have gremolata and served it to him with just asparagus because the other options weren’t up to par/not worth it. He was not happy and I instantly regretted booking this reservation. The drinks were good. The desserts and coffee were nice. Our bill was about $600 and the first text I got after the dinner was: that was not worth it. A birthday fail. The staff was nice though and the space/area was good. I do feel that after the fact we deserve some kind of reimbursement in any way… our first time at Strega and unfortunately our last. Also, just checked the receipt, we were charged for a lemonade that we never got because they were out. So our waiter apparently wasn’t attentive.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you!
  5. g

    gm21

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My breaded veal chop was tasty, an enormous portion worthy of Fred Flintstone, a bit dry, could have used a light wine/mushroom sauce.
  6. c

    craigc

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I must say with Darwin being back behind the bar and the new asst mgr./hostess was a sweetheart, my Strega experience was awesome. Darwing was on top of his game as usual and made awesome recommendations the food was outstanding from the start to finish. Again, Darwin is an exceptional employee to Strega. I would make this a stop on your next trip to Boston.

    STREGA Italiano – Back BayResponded on January 29, 2023Hello Craig, I am so happy to read that Darwin made your experience great! He is one of many of our outstanding team members here in Back Bay and I am delighted that his energy and recommendations were to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Nathan Wait General Manager

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Visiting from salt lake and while the service was great, the food wasn’t that good. None of it tasted fresh at all and we paid a lot.

    STREGA Italiano – Back BayResponded on January 22, 2023Hello, Thank you very much for providing your feedback, I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy our quality of food. If you would like to share any specific details with me I would appreciate it to share with my culinary team, we pride ourselves on cooking everything from scratch and fresh every day. Best, Nathan Wait General Manager

  8. SG

    ShaneG

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were visiting Boston and told this was a great place to dine. After being seated, our waiter didn’t come for 20 minutes! A server helper brought us water but that was it. Our waiter was engaging, entertaining and enjoying his other two tables, but we were completely forgotten about even though he had to walk passed us multiple times!! There were only four occupied tables in the restaurant. The food was underwhelming. It may have been different if I was able to engage in more than a 20 second conversation with my server. Will never, ever go back!
  9. c

    craigc

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    I love Strega Italiano and have been a regular for the past year and half. Not sure what changed but I must say the food was very disappointing it was bland and not up to the Strega standards. I hope this Chef can figure it out.

    STREGA Italiano – Back BayResponded on January 11, 2023Hello Craig, It was very nice to meet you the other day, I am so sorry that your experience with us was not what you have come to expect. I look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you back in. Best, Nathan Wait General Manager

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and Amazing service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent except the temperature in the restaurant. It was extremely warm.
  12. SB

    StevenB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, bread was fantastic. Good size portions with fresh pasta.
  13. c

    chloen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! We went for a birthday and had a delish treat at the end. Food was wonderful and we felt well taken care of.
  14. BB

    BrendaB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & service were top notch! I had the best arugula salad ever!!
  15. D

    Dorene

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ambiance was beautiful. Service was a little slow. Food was good but not great. However, it was conveniently located in the hotel where we were staying.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance for a date and great service. Food was ok, nothing spectacular (my chicken piccata was white and dark meat on the bone and I have never had it that way before). Wish we had room for deserts. Jason our server was great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Service was good. Food was pretty good overall. Veal parm was cold and not a great flavor but otherwise we enjoyed!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Strega Italiano Back Bay crushed it once again! Service was incredible! Food came out quickly! Service was unstoppable! WILL be back to Strega! Thank you Strega Back Bay!
  19. XD

    XavierD

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    While my swordfish was overdone, the manager Brett and my waiter Mark were quick to remedy the situation and even took care of my entree in the bill. The service was stellar my wife’s chicken was absolutely sublime, the drinks were delicious and service was attentive and speedy. I will return to try other menu options
  20. CB

    ChadB

    New England

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Limited menu but they cover all the bases. Our rigatoni and linguine with clams was very good. Service was top notch, drinks were well made and the overall ambiance was energetic. Very popular bar and restaurant. Would come back here for sure.
  21. JO

    JanetO

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had such a wonderful dining experience at Strega last night. Starting with the gm, Brett, giving us such a warm welcome as we arrived. We sat in the bar area. The bartender, Darwin, came right over and greeted us. He took our drink order and promptly delivered them. He gave us time to settle in before asking if we were ready to order. His timing was perfect. He checked back several times during our visit. When we wanted a dessert that was not on the menu, he said. "Let me go check and see if we can do that for you." They could. He was an exceptional bartender/server. I overheard him joking with other customers. When he saw us leaving, he came and opened the heavy door at the exit and said, "hope to see you soon" it is because of Brett and Darwin the we will be returning soon.
  22. c

    craigc

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience at Strega tonight. Sat at the bar and as usual Darwin was on top of his game and was exceptional. He took care of the crowded bar and was professional and courteous to everyone no one waited for service as he hustled to handle all. Darwin greeted everyone that came in to the bar area and wished every patron a Happy Holiday on their exit. Darwin is a class act and Strega is truly lucky to have him. I come weekly just to see Darwin and his pairing of food and wines/drinks. He is outstanding.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was AMAZING! Waiter was very attentive and so polite! The food was so delicious! Would definitely go back in a heart beat!
  24. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. Recommended
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you need a great restaurant for a special occasion, you definitely need to check out Strega. Food and service was exceptional, and they make you feel welcome from the minute you walk in.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Delicious food. Well prepared and presented. Never felt rushed.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! The service is the best!
  28. s

    sister

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Strega Back Bay, once again sets the standard for a delicious and beautifully presented dinner. I had dinner this evening with 4 of my work colleagues, all thoroughly enjoyed their evening at Strega. Reejan, our server, was attentive to every detail. Superb service! I had the scallops risotto, delish! And of course dessert, oh my the tiramisu paired with espresso was divine. Highly recommend Strega Back Bay! Many thanks to Bret and his team, Reejan.
  29. A

    Anonymous

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Service is always one of the best I’ve seen in my time spent in town. Food also delicious. Italian wedding soup packed with veggies and noodles. And the restaurant looks great- holiday decorations spot on and makes for a very nice ambiance.
  30. JP

    JoePa

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice place for a date or meeting acquaintances. Great atmosphere and service. Food was ok. I had the oxtail risotto. My date had the rigatoni bolognese. The risotto was a little dry for my liking and the bolognese wasn’t memorable. The prices of the entrees should’ve garnered a better effort.
  31. C

    Chatham

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Service and Meal.....stayed at Hotel and went to see Blue Man group up the road and then dinner....wife and daughter split a Bolognese pasta and I had the swordfish....Jason our server was great...Thank You and we will be back next time we visit
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pablo was an awesome waiter!!!
  33. P

    Pilotuh1

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic night for a family dinner before theater night. Aside from the delicious food and fantastic service it is conveniently close to the colonial theater and nearby parking garage. We were unfortunately delayed by heavy traffic coming into town. Staff was very accommodating to help meet our sudden changes. We’ve been here a few times in the past, first visit since Covid shutdown and we’re glad to come back again for special occasions or family dinners again
  34. s

    sskennel

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent Italian food, very filling, well presented. The service was, if anything, too attentive. Our conversation got interrupted a little more than was really necessary by a waiter asking how everything was. The place is quite loud, with a very lively bar. Would go back with friends, but probably not for a quiet evening with my wife.
  35. BM

    BriM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful pre-theater dinner at Strega. Our waiter Pablo took amazing care of my daughter and me. Strega might have the best Negroni in town. And the fresh pasta was perfecto. We went early (5:30 ish) so it was quiet, but you can tell from the decor and layout that it can reach just the right level of energy - not too much, not too little. We will be back!
  36. c

    craigc

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time sitting at the bar Darwin was outstanding and very attentive to all us patrons sitting at the bar. Very professional and as always courteous. Darwin is awesome and why I continue to come back weekly when in town.
  37. S

    Stefan

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coming back after a while and didn't disappoint again. Everything was on point,the staff is very well trained professional and looking into the details..Manager stopped by to check on us how everything was. I must say..you can't go wrong with the Rigatoni Bolognese and Cioppino..just amazing!! Thank you Strega for another great Dinner!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went out to eat for a birthday dinner. I have been to the north end location but was eager to try this back bay location. I must say, this location exceeded all expectations and I love it SO much more than the one in the north end. The service was AMAZING— from the kind hostesses to the attentive waiters. The food and drinks were phenomenal. The menu is a bit different than north end location’s menu— I think it is quite better to be honest. The tables are spaced apart nicely and the noise level is not bad at all. Compared to the north end where there are 20+ tables shoved in a small space where you are touching the people next to you. Everything about this location was fabulous and I cannot wait to return!
  39. TW

    TannerW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the reservation process to desert, everything was incredible . Notified the restaurant ahead of time that it was an engagement dinner, and they made everything perfect. Perfect table for 2, excellent service, fantastic food. We were congratulated by multiple employees multiple times, and taken care of the whole night. Highly recommend
  40. SQ

    ShaynaQ

    New England

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service but unbearably hot in the restaurant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from STREGA Italiano – Back Bay using the Order Online button. STREGA Italiano – Back Bay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 456-5300.

STREGA Italiano – Back Bay is rated 4.6 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

STREGA Italiano – Back Bay does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for STREGA Italiano – Back Bay

64 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    At Boston Park Plaza

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    MBTA Green Line, ARLINGTON

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Artiga

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 456-5300

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, STREGA Italiano – Back Bay can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Fruittie Nguyen: (617) 345-3992

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