Strega Bistro

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great..... The calamari appetizer took fried calamari to a better level. We all has fish for dinner and was well cooked and good portions. Reasonable priced and the deserts especially were reasonable.. Definitely will go back as that was my second time. Definitely really good value.

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vipMeaganB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have the best experience every time we dine at Strega. We always get the burrata and polpetta strega as an appetizer. Always listen for the specials because you can never go wrong choosing any of them. Everything on the menu is delicious. The service is always great!

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JodyG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh. Service was great! We will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as usual. Sea bass and my husband’s rack of lamb was well prepared and delicious.

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GregV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We stayed away from our usuals and still loved it. Our list of favorites continues to grow.

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vipstevenw
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were super. Great specials in addition to the regular menu. Highly recommend

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vipAnnMarieV
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite local Italian restaurant!

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vipScottH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a great meal at this friendly, neighborhood hidden gem.

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LaurenP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Calamari, rice balls, and steak! Nice ambiance.

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JohnJ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants and like many restaurants in NJ,it's BYOB.

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DaveT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Over many visits, Strega Bistro has been excellent...the food, the atmosphere, and the service are wonderful. I highly recommend it.

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vipGG427
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Strega! We go for special occasions and on a regular Tuesday night! It’s always wonderful!!!

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vipStevenD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was awesome..freshest arugula around

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JED2323
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite BYOB in NJ! I have never had a bad meal.... far from it!

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vipROBIN
New York Area
634 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out for a celebration dinner. A first for time for a few of us. The food was outstanding and our server was attentive, making sure every appy and entree came out to our liking. The pasta special was the hit of the evening. Angel hair pasta with lobster, shrimp, clams and mussels in a spicy red sauce. Pasta was cooked al dente as requested, and the spiciness of the sauce was perfect, as was the texture of all the shell fish. The braised short ribs were very tender and sitting on a tasty bed of risotto. Too full for dessert, we enjoyed coffee and girl talk until it was time to go. Than you SB for a great evening.

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AlP22
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and great Service. Pete is the best.

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vipChristalM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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GregV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another fine meal. Everyone enjoyed their salad, entree and dessert. It's hard to go anywhere else when the food is sooo good here.

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vipWendyB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very good restaurant but on weekends there always seems to be large tables of 6-10 people. The noise level is extremely high and difficult to hear each other across from each other. The. Restaurant is just to small to solve this problem. Other than the terrible noise, we enjoy it very much. I guess we would have to go during the week!!

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vipJandKD
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We've been to Strega many times. The food is always very good, but the service, and vibe of the staff is weird. I can't really explain, but it's always a strange experience and we never find them very friendly. If the food wasn't so good, we would probably not choose to come here.

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PeterB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. My wife had the sea bass special (excellent) and I had the salmon (excellent.) The apple tart with cinnamon gelato dessert was outstanding. One salad did come out several minutes after the first one - not sure why. Maybe there was a mixup in the kitchen. Salads were excellent, too. The excellence of the foods made up for slightly slow service with the salad. We'll be back.

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Cindi
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four friends went to Strega Bistro for a “Girls Night Out” and we had the best time! Reservations were easy to make, we were cordially greeted and seated and felt no rush to order. The specials were clearly explained to us and two friends even had a soup appetizer that wasn’t on the menu. We all had appetizers and a variety of dishes, all of which were excellent. It’s a BYO which is always a plus in my book. Although I had eaten there before, my friends had not and said they will probably go back on their own. It was a wonderful evening!

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vipManny
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hit , service and food always great

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Aster
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Being told that we needed to leave because they need the table was rather off-putting.... will take that into consideration next time.
Good food, as always though!

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GeorgeL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipstevenw
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful New Year's Eve dinner. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend

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Hometowner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was crowded and busy on New Year's Eve. Their food is always good and it was that night. They could have used more wait staff as there were long waits before and between courses. I've been there on non-holiday occasions and the service was better. It's a very good place to get a very nice dinner.

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vipDouglasB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for family dinner after Christmas. Always excellent food and service! Never fails!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Daughter’s birthday

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GregV
New York Area
4 reviews
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.

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vipdocks65
New York Area
51 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 -

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vippauiieBoy
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!

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Alex
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEdwardD
New York Area
23 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.

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vipROBIN
New York Area
634 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strega is a restaurant where we can bring friends to dine and never have to worry. The food is consistently good with a nice selection of appetizers and entrees. Anthony and Pete treat us like family and we never have to wash and dry the dishes. The service is thoughtful and the BYO option makes pairing your favorite wine with their delicious food an easy task. All our friends, insist on sharing their signature pear and Gorgonzola purse pasta, in cream sauce, as an appetizer. We happily comply.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been there several times and always a very nice meal

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

Always excellent.

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SusanM
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 .

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vipMeaganB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strega has the best itali

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MsLa
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.

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