STREGA Italiano – Back Bay

4.6
147 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were very police and hasty

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CaseyS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised at how attentive the staff was as we celebrated our anniversary. The food was delicious and the portion size was consistent with the price. We never had to ask or seek out staff for our needs. They kept a vigilant hawk-like focus on our needs and came to us if it seemed like we would need something.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

My husband and I went for dinner at 5:30 on a Friday before going to a comedy show. We were literally the only ppl in the restaurant so the only table that our waiter had. We ordered glasses of wine, my husband got filet (ordered it medium, it was served rare). I ordered a Caesar and the appetizer lobster raviolis. Everything was extremely salty. After we were served our food, we didn’t see our waiter fir a very long time. I sat with an empty wine glass for at least 20 min. Very disappointed. We finally paid and went over and sat at the bar to have some more drinks. Bar service was great! Very attentive and delicious martinis!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had a really bad experience. When we arrived it took the waiting staff over 20 mins to approach our table. It took another 20 mins to even get our first drink. Our actual waiter was nowhere to be found so one of the buss staff tried to assist but actually made things worst. He tried to retrieve our drinks and ended up spilling the entire drink on my lap, table, and my iPhone. At this point I was convinced that it was just one of those nights. Afterwards I was expecting a manager to come and apologize for the embarrassing moment but that also didn’t take place. The buss staff mentioned he would speak to a manger and “take care of us”. To make things worst we were seated next to a very drunk and loud group who’s conversations were inappropriate and vulgar to say the least. Again this was getting worst by the minute. As the night continued, the drinks were taking even longer to arrived and when my girlfriend ordered a lemon drop martini, the glass she received tasted like there was soap residue which was the icing on the cake. I immediately asked for our waiter who didn’t have a clue about anything going on. We then asked to speak to the manager when we were given the full check at the end of the night. Long story short the manager was forced to come to the table and compd our tab because he agreed that it wasn’t their best bight of service. To be fair and transparent the food was the only highlight of the night and probably what kept us from leaving early.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most beautiful ambiance I’ve been to.
Great food, good service. The manager Brad was very accommodating.

STREGA Italiano – Back Bay
Responded on September 19, 2021

Thank you so much for your comments! We truly enjoyed having you- and am so glad we exceeded your expectations. We strive to make our guest experiences memorable with our customer service and amazing food and in this case I am glad we were able to do both. Please come by and see us again when you are back in town. It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests and we hope to do so again in the future. Thank you again- I will share your comments with my team. Cheers, team Strega Back Bay

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SLYumyum
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We wanted something convenient to our hotel on a Sunday night. This was ideal. Comfortable, quiet but nice background music, attentive service, good comfort food and reasonable prices. I’d go again when back in town.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my anniversary. Incredible good, outstanding service. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Staff seemed to be accommodative to allow us to arrive shortly before the restaurant closed. But then they forgot about giving us utensils and checking on us and most importantly food was terrible. And painfully expensive for the quality.

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MDes
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had reservations to celebrate our 22nd anniversary. The customer service was top notch. Food was delicious. They made our night special. Will definitely be eating there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A good time.

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vipcraigc
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat at a bar table and Darwin was our bartender/waiter who handled us. He was outstanding best server I ever had in there. The manager/ host was also great. Food was really good bar section really nice. Highly recommend Strega!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had made reservations for a birthday date. We were placed in a more private area which I thought was fine but my bf thought we were put out of the way. I think he would have preferred to be in the mix where the light & ambiance was with round booths versus the square table we were seated.

I ordered a medium fillet but had to send back because the center to me was still a bit raw….no big deal but that delayed my eating at the same time as my bf.

They did provide a free creme brûlée with a candle which was delicious & unanticipated.

Service was good & attentive but I feel for the price? Not sure if I’d rush back. Sorry … just my opinion.

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ToddC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From being greeted when we walked in, to the service, to the food…Outstanding!

STREGA Italiano – Back Bay
Responded on August 27, 2021

Todd, thank you so much for this amazing review. We appreciate the feedback greatly and I have shared it with my team and the kitchen team as well. We are so glad we made your night special and memorable. It was our pleasure to have you dine with us and we hope the next time you are in town you come and see us again. Thank you again for your kind words and for choosing us to dine with. Cheers. The Strega Back Bay team

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MelissaC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely amazing! Food was delicious, service perfect and ambiance lovely. The perfect date night. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality and ambiance was perfect!Delicious food!
Thank you !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Food came out late… tasty but i couldn’t even eat with my boyfriend and the rest of the table

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vipRebeccaW
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful meal and staff! We really enjoyed all of our food - especially the meatball appetizer and the sausage dish. The atmosphere is classy and quiet with a bit of a classic nightclub feel to the decor. We will be back.

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
201 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Beautiful restaurant. This restaurant is now part of the Smith and Wollsky group and even better than before.

STREGA Italiano – Back Bay
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate the feedback on our restaurant and service. It was such a pleasure to see you again, and have you join us for dinner. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again. Cheers, The Strega Team

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JohnP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried variety of dishes from steak and sides to pasta to fish. All very good. Portions were very generous and service was efficient and polite.

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AmyT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary here last night. Upon our arrival we were greeted with happy anniversary by staff and management sent us 2 glasses of champagne. The staff, meal and ambiance made for a night to remember. We both agreed the filet and New York strip were truly the best steak we’ve ever had in Boston. Thank you Strega Italiano for a great night and wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was incredible - made us feel like we were the only customers there. Our meals were outstanding - highly recommend the meatball appetizer and fettuccini

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vipcroxfordk
London
22 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Three for dinner. Food took too long to serve, 1 hour 15 minutes for mains to arrive!

Party had

1. Filet Steak - was good and cooked just right
2. Chicken Fettuccine- sauce far too salty
3. Seafood risotto (the day’s special) - sauce was bland and rice was mushy overcooked

Two of us had wine - one glass came dirty, an apology was received. In any other restaurant it would have been Comp’d but not here!

The restaurant was too dark with poor lighting.

Based on above 2 stars I’m afraid and not worth the $270 including tip we paid!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service everything was excellent.
Will return.

STREGA Italiano – Back Bay
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thank you very much for the positive feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks so much for joining us and we look forward to serving you at your next visit!

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Went there for my girlfriend's birthday and the waiter was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and everyone was great. Our server was amazing.

STREGA Italiano – Back Bay
Responded on August 1, 2021

Thank you very much for this wonderful feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks so much for joining us at Strega - we look forward to serving you at your next visit!

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food—giant meatball, grilled bread with honey and red pepper blended burrata, bolognese and branzino—was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal with my mother. The food was amazing as well as the atmosphere.

STREGA Italiano – Back Bay
Responded on August 1, 2021

We're so glad you and your mother enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The service is excellent, management is friendly and helpful, the food is very good and the music they play really adds to the experience and fun. Our one disappointment was to see that they have taken the filet pizza off the menu. That was one of our family’s favorite items. We would love to see them bring it back!!! We were also bummed to see the mushroom risotto off the sides menu. That said, the meatball appetizer was delicious and we loved our steaks and sides.

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Kingmo22
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was Great , Service was A1
Definitely would come back here phenomenal Staff definitely worth the trip

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DianeM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I didn’t find the food a authentic Italian cuisine.
The Service was a bit slow but our server was friendly and helpful.
Prices were a bit high.

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Kenny
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful in every way! Our server Raj was attentive, knowledgeable, kind and had perfect timing. The managers Bret and Mateo were warm, hospitable and professional. You can tell that everyone working at Strega Italiano loves what they do. That truly had a great impact on our visit. This restaurant has such a fun, lively yet polished vibe.

Our Bella Luna cocktails were fantastic. The oysters were fresh and delicious… some of the best we’ve had in a long time.

Highly recommend overall!

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vipcraigc
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I am a frequent visitor to STREGA Italiano. The food and drinks are always outstanding. The service this visit was not up to par for me or my past experiences at STREGA. I would still highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen servicio y la Comida sensacional .

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ScottY
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made my partner and I’s anniversary super special.

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JenniferB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Strega was recommended by a friend for great food. I was disappointed with the pasta that we didn't eat it and just took it with us. The servers were great, however they didn't understand my questions and often responses did not match what I was asking. They could not easily explain several dished to me. Our main waiter was knowledgeable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Oscar our server was very professional and attentive!

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viprelxips
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was excellent. Service was sparse. Other people in the restaurant were sortof awful and we were seated too close together. Ambiance is sortof weird too.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food was delicious, wait staff were great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Had a very good time

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Margery
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really delicious and the service staff were very attentive

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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 147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.