Strega Bistro

4.7
488 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Modern Italian Farm to Table Bistro featuring seasonal organic menu with Mediterranean influenced-specials.
Featured on CNN.com and in Money Magazine
Open Table Diners' Choice Award 2013/2014/2015

The Chef trained in his homeland of Italy in early 2000's where he honed his skills under some of the great chefs of the area. He also spent time training in Spain, Portugal, and Greece where he rounded out his knowledge of the Mediterranean Cuisine.
Anthony was recently auditioned and considered for a role on a Food Network Program currently in pre-production
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V
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took a chance having never eaten here but it was nearby and the ratings were very good.
Well, I have to say that the food was amazing! I was happy to know it's a BYO because that by itself is a plus.
My husband had the braised shortribs over risotto. The meat was like butter and it tasted exactly how the mind imagines. Perfectly seasoned. My son ordered pork saltimboca which also was delicious. I found myself lapping the sauce off his plate and chopping at the bone. It was so succulent.
I had the veal sorrentina, which was perfectly cooked. The veal was not rubbery or chewy at all, and of course, seasoned to perfection.
For dessert, I had the chocolate mousse cake which you cannot go wrong with.
Overall, I will keep this restaurant on my short list. I'll be back.

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RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation that was confirmed for our birthday dinner - needless to say when we got there they were packed and did not have our reservation or gave our table away.

This was a gift from our children and grandchildren.

We will never even try to go back

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PT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The noise level was terrible....I could not hear my wife sitting directly across from me. It was my 41st anniversary diner and could not have been worse. I would not go back on a Friday or Saturday. They were not prepared for the crowd...I had to ask for a cork screw to open our wine and a menu.
I would not recommend the restaurant.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent evening! Great food, good friend, good wine, and the time to enjoy them all.

Looking forward to going back.

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N
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Strega never disappoints - the food is outstanding!

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P
Atlantic City
54 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and sevice

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RO
New York Area
576 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. The menu has something for everyone and daily specials that are sure to please. Always a great evening with no surprises, Just bring your favorite bottle of wine, a good appetite and let Strega Bistro take care of the rest.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Pete always takes care of us, the staff is attentive, but unobtrusive, and the food is excellent.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, the service was very good. We were running a few minutes late and they were very accommodating. The food was delicious, the grilled octopus was my favorite appetizer.

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AM
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food as usual!
Wonderful service from our waiter!

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service great, as usual. Pete and the staff do an excellent job. The noise level, however, is very hard to deal with and quite unpleasant. I wish there was something that could be done about that as it does ruin what could be a wonderful dining experience.

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P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been to Strega probably a few dozen times and they’re consistently good great atmosphere great service great value diamond in the rough

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous bring your own local restaurant! Everything on the menu is great! Thanks

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect! We love that place

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and atmosphere! We really enjoyed everything! Would recommend this to friends and family.

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RO
New York Area
576 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought 2 couples with us to experience Strega Bistro. The food and service were fantastic and our friends truly enjoyed the evening. And they were so happy to be introduced to a great Italian restaurant, which happens to be a BYO. From the bread to the entrees, everything came out perfect. I never worry about bringing guests to Strega, they always exceed my expectations. Thank you Pete and staff for a wonderful dining experience.

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AJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

THE menu is old and tired.
It has been a few months since we visited.
The menu has not changed.

They need to freshen things up.

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CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been coming here for years. The food is always delicious and the service is great. I highly recommend it. BYOB and enjoy!

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JE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , value & service... that’s why I’m a regular here!

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PG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times. The service is always great. The food is delicious especially the Chicken Shirley and the Chicken Giambotta ! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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RG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place !!!!! Consistently great ....!
Food is terrific!!!!!

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RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and attentive service, as usual. Always a favorite.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wife’s birthday

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MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Lovely place

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DJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have eaten at Strega during the week and came back on a Friday night and was a bit disappointed that that added tables and our table of 4 was 2 inches from the table next to us. The staff also cleared dishes before everyone was finished. I did love the goat cheese salad and while I split it with my date we each got a nice piece of goat cheese -- a nice touch. I though the seafood risotto was salty and the rice a bit limp with very little lobster.

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant !! Food is made to order fresh, and delicious

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FL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family dinner for my mom’s birthday. We ordered the hot calamari and sweet calamari, burrata salad, Caesar salad, octopus and meatballs- the apps were all tasty. My personal fave was the calamari. For dinner I ordered the short ribs- I thought it was good but nothing special. My husband had the lasagna which was quite tasty. My dad ordered the seafood cioppino dish which I think was the most delicious of all entrees our table ordered. I would recommend this restaurant for dinner dates as it’s small and intimate dining. We had our kids with us and it got very loud at some point we decided to do dessert at home. I’d go back again but maybe with adults only.

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SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happily we found this restaurant. We have lived within 5 minute drive of it for over 35 years, yet was unaware it was there. Will return again frequently. Pete and his staff were very attentive and friendly. Our table was well located. Our food was very tasty with ample quantities.

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Overall the good was delicious. The service was ok, due to large group, seemed to take a long time to get our meals.

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUCH good food, and a super friendly staff! Can’t wait to go back

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e
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We have been going to Strega for quite some time and have always been more than pleased. This time, however, we were extremely disappointed -- the wait staff was terrible - we had to ask for an ice bucket for our wine and follow up on our dessert. We were given two daily specials only to hear different specials at the next table. We were seated in the back by a window that was blowing cold air and the waiters kept bumping into my chair as they passed through.

While we've always recommended Strega to friends, I'm somewhat apprehensive to do so now.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food:
We had the octopus and Calamari for starters. Calamari was amazing (as usual). The octopus was a bit overdone, but not enough to complain or send back.

The table had two specials, the duck with a blood orange sauce and the Colorado lamb chops. The duck was cooked perfect, crispy skin and perfectly seasoned. It was exactly what one would expect when ordering duck. Now, The lamb chops. There were four chops, cut perfect size, charred to a perfect medium rare and a delicious sauce, (top three lamb dishes I’ve ever
had). The other two dishes were chosen from the regular menu and they were delicious too. Braised short ribs and a seafood risotto. Everything was cooked well and tasted amazing. We had a wonderful meal. Actually to be honest, we’ve never had a bad meal here. If you’re looking for great food and a great experience choose Strega! A nice bonus to the entire experience is that it’s a BYOB.

Ambiance:
It was a Friday night and packed so it was a bit noisy, but that was to be expected.

Service:
As always, we were treated well.

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DB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Always great food at reasonable prices. BYO a big plus as well. Peter takes care of you as family

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SH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner and great service. Food is always consistently great!

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PG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two friends and I went to Strega for the first time on a Tuesday so the dining room was quiet. What a pleasant surprise once inside the restaurant as it was charming. The service was excellent ( I think it was the owner) and we were not rushed at all. Our dinners and dessert were delicious and a bonus is that it’s BYOB! We’ve already made plans to return. Strega is a wonderful addition to the local dining scene!

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V
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & specials are always delicious !! The staff & service is excellent !! I’ve never had a bad meal at Strega & the service is outstanding 😋

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JK
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very busy and very noisy. Food was very good as always. Service was much better this visit. The owner took our order and served us, and he has much better social skills!

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D
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time we were a group of 8, food and service were excellent!

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Local to us and delicious... Had the calamari app and the seafood Ciapino, Good stuff!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for my birthday. They have a great menu and some nice specials. BYOB always a plus! Food was excellent, and we were treated to a yummy dessert, gelato & cannoli! I would highly recommend this restaurant! It is one of my favorites in this area!

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