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Strega North End

4.1
4.1
3036 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Strega is a hip Italian restaurant in the North End. Come enjoy fantastic food and a great atmosphere!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 523-8481

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Farouk Bazoune

  • Private party facilities

    Strega can be rented out for private functions. Contact info@thevaranogroup.com for information

  • Private party contact

    Fruittie Nguyen: (617) 737-0290

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Cross street

    Between Fleet St. and Clark St.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    MBTA Blue Line<br /><br>Aquarium, Government Center<br /><br>MBTA Orange Line<br /><br>Haymarket Station

  • Entertainment

    Join us on Tuesday nights for Street Magic!

  • Additional

    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,036 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. BG

    BrianG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very delightful,service was great! The food was amazing. I'll be going back very soon!!!
  2. CS

    ColleenS

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun place chicken and waffles are great! Love the drink tree’s
  3. N

    Nope

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    Turned into a nightclub and filled with loud jersey shore kids. Did it once, never again.. food and service was amazing...
  4. KS

    KateS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful experience at Strega. The service, food, and atmosphere we unmatched. I would recommend Strega to anyone looking for a fun night out with excellent food and service.
  5. C

    Chroniclerev

    New England

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The meal was okay but way over priced. Also left my credit card after paying went back and the restaurant said it was not there. Very suspicious to me. Most likely will not return or recommend.
  6. T

    Twentysomethin

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    A good brunch spot to celebrate a birthday and anticipate lots of day drinking and want an instagrammable experience. Music was fun but extremely loud to the point where you have to scream across the table to talk to one another. The brunch food was very mediocre (chicken & waffles in particular) and both main dishes were not warm at all when we received them. Drinks were good and came quickly.
  7. NN

    2NNs

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The food was good, the service was excellent. At first it was very loud due to a large party, but once they left it was better. It's a small restaurant.
  8. S

    Sparkles86

    New England

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Absolutely AWFUL! We went for New Years brunch it was so crowded we were scared of it being a fire hazard. They played disgusting hip-hop and rap so loud you couldn’t have a conversation. The music was so loud our ears hurt when we left. The music was offensive with swear words and degrading language to women. There were people openly vaping in the restaurant. We arrived right on time and had to wait outside for 20 minutes for our table as that was what the hostess told us. Once we sat down they let so many people in standing around in the whole restaurant and the bar area that the waitstaff couldn’t move around but we had to wait outside. We were afraid there was going to be a fight with some really loud group of guys behind us yelling. It was by far the worst experience EVER! We would have gone somewhere else but there were no available reservations close by and we were starving. Food was ok but the atmosphere was so offensive. Don’t go here unless you want to go to a very loud offensive rap show! Definitely don’t take a date or any family.
  9. JW

    JeniseW

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The space is way too small for all The chaotic energy they are trying to have. Spent my brunch getting bumped in my seat while trying to eat my mediocre food. Literally if you’re planning to actually eat for brunch don’t even bother. Drink and party yea. Eat no
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Strega brunch is truly an experience, the food is great, just be prepared it is loud playing Hip hop and R&B music
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was great and food was even better!!
  12. RT

    RonaldT

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service! Strega fettuccine and gnocchi were perfect, server was attentive friendly and knowledgeable!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Even though you have a reservation we still had to wait nearly one hour for a table. The manager with bald head got this four young girls in ahead of us cause he was flirting with them half his age! It was my second time there but probably my last. No need to make a reservation just be a young college girl and flirt with the bald headed manger and you will get a seat.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Extremely loud and bad mixed drinks, I wouldn’t recommend this place for a date night - I could barely here my date talk. Food was just okay. No Italian music.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food never disappoints! We try to come once a year. We live 2 1/2 hours away)
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    The server spilt a considerable amount of water in one of our meals and did not replace the meal. The servers also seemed to be rushing through our meal to push us out so the next diner could be seated.
  17. JZ

    JZap

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner! Our server, Gian, was attentive without being intrusive. He had a great sense of humor. The dinner was to celebrate my daughter's birthday, and it was very special. The Grilled Artichoke appetizer was excellent, as was the Calamari - just enough batter and not at all chewy. My husband had a stuffed veal chop, which was on special, and it was delicious - cooked to perfection. My daughter had the lobster ravioli, also on special, and that was excellent as well. It came served in a creamy sauce and had pieces of lobster in it. I had the "That's Amore" which was a spicy vodka penne prepared tableside in a parmesan wheel. It was good, but not as "dramatic" as I had hoped. None of us was hungry for dessert, but since it was my daughter's birthday, she was served a piece of ricotta pie - scrumptious - with an actual flare coming out of it. It was very festive and fun. The espresso martini was good as well. Overall, we had a great night.
  18. LL

    LynnL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  19. NY

    NYCdoll87

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you walk into Strega you are immediately welcomed with a smile! The service is 5star. Only to be out played by the food. You will not find your run of the mill red sauce Italian American restaurant food here. Instead, You will be transformed into a dining experience that will take you back to Italy. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Loved everything but my boyfriend and I got pasta for our main course and I was very disappointed with the taste and quality 😭
  21. g

    gjk58

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good. It was a packed house. They made a point of confirming and over confirming the reservation. Arrived at 6:20 for a 6:30. It was Saturday and it was busy so not seated until 7. Had to wait outside as there is no room to wait inside (and it was 20 degrees). If you are going to demand i be on time or loss the reservation (and I respect that), then respect me and get us seated around my reservation time (and it was a table for 2 so not a big party).
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an incredible experience. The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all 10/10. I can’t wait to go back
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Strega was recommended to me by a co-worker in Cincinnati. My co-worker is a Boston native. The food was outstanding and the service was great. Also, the hostess (Madison I believe was her name) was lovely and friendly. Additionally, I ordered a sangria for our short wait. The sangria was delicious and apparently a homemade recipe. I would go back to Strega.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Came to Strega for a cute date night but the food was mostly average quality and not worth the bill. The “that’s amore” was $36 but we were told because of how cold it is outside that the cheese wheel was too cold so it would have less cheese / lower quality than usual due to how tough the wheel is. The chicken parm as well seemed low quality however because the chicken got its flavor from the cheese and not from good flavored breading or seasoning. The pasta was really good though, I wish I could make noodles like that. I imagine that would be a baseline for them however
  25. LC

    LayneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best energy. The servers were on top of it and the man-assuming the brunch manager- was EVERYTHING. Never met him before but he was so engaging and got us in earlier than our reservation. Strega is a class act
  26. J

    Jamie

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a unique setting. If you are looking for great Italian food this is your place.
  27. J

    Jamionc

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son and I both agreed… it was one of the best dinners we have ever had. Well done
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time. This was our second time here, we drove from Springfield. The food and drinks, service ambiance is excellent!
  29. TM

    TheresaM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Our waitress was great! Here’s our issue. Made a reservation in advance . We were just a table of four. Could only get 4:45 for dinner. We were Only offered a table up against the bathroom or in front of the door . I asked for a different table . The restaurant was pretty empty. I was told that all the other tables were reserved. At 6pm still empty tables . As we were getting ready to pay and leave when one of the tables I requested showed up and they moved a table of two to accommodate six people. We weren’t important enough for the owner. Apps were good but dinners were not. Raw pasta . Tasteless sauce. Over priced. Owner went over to the new patrons and was so kind and we were ignored. What they don’t know is we travel often and will always return. My take is, we were tourist and they were regulars. So we were less than. Restaurant is much smaller than it appears online . All of these smaller issues wouldn’t matter to us all but treat us like paying customers.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately after waiting more than 30 min even making a reservation in advance I had to give up and finde another place. 0 respect and not good costumer service . Waited and since they were not giving enough attention to us we had to finde another place. Small room and very noise as well which I don’t mind but I think they should had at least give an explanation.
  31. JV

    JanisV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Service was impeccable. Only complaint was medium - was more cooked then pink.
  32. J

    Jojo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unusual circumstances with family (all good) had my husband and I alone for Thanksgiving dinner this year, also our 43rd wedding anniversary. So we decided to make a reservation at a restaurant in the North End, which we love! We hadn’t eaten at Strega, and we were thrilled to see we could eat a traditional T’day meal if we chose to. So we made a reservation a couple of weeks before T’day. We were about 30 minutes early, and decided to see if we could be seated anyway. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted warmly and friendly and professionally. And the hostess said no problem, and gave us a choice of tables. We picked a table for 2, in the window. Delightful! We had a traditional Turkey dinner AND a side of pasta w/bolognese. Perfectly cooked and delicious—all of it! We had a blast! Our outstanding server Eddie. Thank you! Ciao, Strega, fino alla prossima volta!
  33. DL

    DebbieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was excellent very attentive The traditional turkey dinner with dessert delicious. The Thanksgiving platter included Turkey and ham, a slice of pineapple on the ham, mash potatoes, cranberry and stuffing. Butternut squash soup which was delicious to start the meal. Desert was pumpkin or pecan pie. Highly recommend.
  34. JW

    JoshuaW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything about Strega was great. If I had one thing that I could change, it would have been the music. It was a bit odd hearing pop and rap music in such an iconic Italian place.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Very average experience all around for the price point.
  36. CM

    CeceMD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Pros: Table was ready on time, service was very good, friendly staff. Cons: menu was dirty, small place (not a big deal on a quiet Monday), no dessert available the day we went (and we were celebrating my husband's birthday!) Menu no updated online. We all knew what we wanted a head of time and for our surprise the menu changed since COVID and has not been updated online. Food was Fair, nothing memorable. I personally think it's way overrated. Not recommended.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Lots of opportunities in Hanover St. but this place is No. 1 on my list. Fantastic staff, great drinks and food. Love the party atmosphere. Will repeat!!
  38. B

    Bill

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    I was hoping for a nice traditional North End Italian meal. What I got was horribly noisy to the point that conversation was impossible. Who wants to eat a nice meal to thumping pop music. I like loud rock and roll, but not while I'm eating. Also, you can't get a simple martini or manhattan. They have no traditional gin or bourbon. Stay away if you are over 30.
  39. T

    Tash

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it at Strega! Laid back enough to head to a Bruins game but ambiance plentiful if you’re out for a date night! Best food and city ambiance! My kids love the food!! Always our favorite place in the North End!!
  40. LA

    LindaAndIanC

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Strega in the north end is not somewhere we would go to again. The appetizers were average at best. (Tuna carpaccio, meatball and lemon ricotta). The cheese bowl pasta was fun to watch and fairly tasty. Bolognese was decent as was the veal chop special. But we expect better than fairly good from the north end. On the downside… We waited about 30 minutes past our reservation time for our table and it was pretty noisy. Many many tables had the sparkler / fireworks treatment for a birthday so clearly it’s popular for that. We’ve had better dining experiences elsewhere in the north end and actually preferred the Strega in Burlington.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Strega North End offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 523-8481.

Strega North End is rated 4.1 stars by 3036 OpenTable diners.

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 58 times today
Google Map for Strega North End

379 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Fleet St. and Clark St.

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    MBTA Blue LineAquarium, Government CenterMBTA Orange LineHaymarket Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Farouk Bazoune

  • Entertainment

    Join us on Tuesday nights for Street Magic!

  • Additional

    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 523-8481

  • Private party facilities

    Strega can be rented out for private functions. Contact info@thevaranogroup.com for information

  • Private party contact

    Fruittie Nguyen: (617) 737-0290

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