Strega Bistro

4.7
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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the food and the service. Everything we have had has been delicious and the staff is very accommodating. We can’t keep ourselves away.

d
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Here’s the thing- nice family place - only thing is scheduling tables and seating pattern- best for larger groups- they get top priority over smaller groups and - tables pretty close together if you are a table of two you may feel part of the tables next to you - hard if the table is large- because the larger group can overtake the room- they do mean well -

B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious Italian food. Strega's food and service is very consistent. We had a table for 4 on the night before Thanksgiving and everyone was very happy with their apps and entrees. Wonderful!

A
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, love the creativity.
Wish they were open for lunch.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been numerous times. I always assured of having a great dining experience. Food outstanding, unique, extremely delicious. Service is exceptionally friendly. Great place for date. Highly recommend.

FC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been there several times and always a very nice meal

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent.

SM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Unfortunately the food was overcooked. Veal and Pork extremely tough. Not a good sign when your entree is so hot you can’t eat it til it cools down. Waiter checked on us during salads, but not again. We let them know before ordering desert, that meat was too tough. Both of us only ate half our meal. We were informed we should have told him sooner..oh well. We were disappointed in the attitude and thought they might offer desert. Nope , and never acknowledged the birthdays we were celebrating. Second bad experience, I won’t be back .

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strega has the best itali

ML
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice menu selection. Good food and reasonably priced
Small place and recommend reservations. Can get noisy and tight on weekends.

GM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go all the crime service and food great all the time!

S
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food is always the best here !

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent.

F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Will come back.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't know why it took so long for me and my family to visit this restaurant. My family and I really enjoyed the freshness of the food, friendly and attentive staff! Would definitely recommend!

MH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quaint little restaurant in a shopping mall. The food was very good. Had the Mahi Mahi. Sauce was delicious accompanied with spinach and mashed potatoes. Even the salad was tasty with two fried cheese balls. Had the cheesecake which was a perfect ending.

VR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and wait staff, attentive. The only problem was that it was hard to enjoy, because it is so loud in the restaurant. They should look into ways to reduce the noise i.e. different types of panels for the ceiling.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time visit and we're so pleased food was freshly prepared and tasted great. I really have nothing negative to say it was an amazing dinner we will go back.

C
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Good variety on the menu - not your ordinary Italian food

B
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and the service very much. We’ll definitely come back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was amazing! Hubby has a dairy allergy. so the staff adapted his entree accordingly. We had the special, Chilean sea bass with cherry tomatoes, broccoli rabe and roasted potatoes. Hubby really wanted the short rib with pasta, but had to go without the pasta and settle for roasted pot

OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My husband and I had a birthday celebration dinner here on 10/8.


The Wild Alaskan Salmon, pan roasted to perfection, was served with a creatively scrumptious Fennel Pollen Infused Chardonnay-Lemon Sauce. 😋

The Braised Short Ribs were melt in your mouth delicious, the sauce rich & well developed. It had been quite some time since our last visit, so the anticipated Mushroom Risotto having been superseded by the Grana-Padano Risotto was a bit of a disappointment for my husband (he’s not a cheese fan). The up side was that I got to enjoy it! 😉

The apple tartan was the perfect finishing note (could have used a bit more of the decadent gelato)!!

The only negative is the noise volume. As the intimate space fills up, the volume (we have an App), steadily rises from moderate to loud, which makes hearing one’s dining companions challenging.

JK
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Caesar salads were very good, my husbands pork chop was good, my chicken was just OK, a bit dry.
Not one of the best meals I've eaten here, but we will be back.

N
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Strega is a Berkeley Heights Jem - wonderful menu and food is always a 10!

SF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal Saturday night. Alex the Maitre d’
was very attentive making sure we were happy. The food was delicious and visually pleasing! We will definitely come back!

OT
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is most likely my 5th time there. If I come home to Berkeley Hts., then we go to Strega. The Clemente's run a top-flight restaurant and next door pizzeria. The service is impeccable, the ambience quiet and the food is absolutely terrific. Everyone in our family loved their dishes. We had an array of shared apps and the octopus was an absolute hit. The pieces were flavorful and tender in a light tomato sauce. The burrata was fresh and creamy. My Branzine was done to perfection. I only wish the skin came off more easily. I ordered a side of Rapini (not on the menu) and it was just like Mom's. Hats off to Strega Bistro...until we come again in the Spring.

RO
New York Area
616 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening for celebrating our friend's birthday. The food and service were on the money and the specials were very inviting. No matter what each of us ordered, the plates were presented beautifully and seasoned well. We always bring friends here because we know there will be no surprises, just smiles.

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food is just ok,for the price there are much better restaurants

BH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Would recommend when the restaurant is not full. How to do this, don't know. I could not hear my husband speak it was so loud. In order to communicate we had to yell at each other.
The noise level ruined the experience for me.
The appetizer and entree were very good. However, the chocolate cake was dry and I left half of it on the plate.
Some parts of the meal were as good as I expected/hoped but dessert for myself and husband less than impressive.
The noise level was just too much. I left as my husband as paying the bill because I was getting a headache. I don't know what can be done about this. Just a matter of people on tables behind me sitting too close and talking too loud , shouting to others at their table.

RO
New York Area
616 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and great laughs when we dine at SB. The staff is warm and they make us feel like we are dining at home with family. No matter what we order, off the menu or special, the food is superb in taste and presentation. Servers replenish the bread basket and water glasses, but leave the wine pouring to the patrons. I love watching all the different orders coming out of the kitchen. It helps me decide on my options for the evening. At SB, no worries just a relaxed dining experience.

DV
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strega never disappoints! The food is always absolutely delicious and the wait staff professional, attentive and courteous

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was excellent and above expectations. Service was outstanding. We will be nack

SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Berkeley Heights area! great service and food and not expensive. chicken Giambotta and Valentina salad are awesome

d
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, food was great, good service, very accommodating. Always a good time

JD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and elegant restaurant great food , people nice.

P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Can’t go along with Strega reasonably priced food and a diverse menu great people great food great atmosphere.

JK
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good as always, and reasonable prices. Only complaint, very noisy and difficult to hold a conversation.

TT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us. We had two ribeye streak specials, one seafood risotto and one roasted salmon. We all really enjoyed our meals
For appetizers, we had the calamari, meatballs and a scallop special. All delicious!
We will definitely be back

MS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a very reasonable price. The barata was to die for. Service was very good and quick. Maybe a little too quick. But all n all, an excellent experience.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strega is phenomenal!!!!

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