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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
Barolo Braised Short Ribs
6 hour slow cooked grass-fed beef ribs, grana-padano risotto
fried calamari, sweet sausage, balsamic reduction, choice of: hot cherry or sweet vinegar peppers
poached lobster meat, crab, shrimp, baby bay scallops, chardonnay beurre-blanc
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.
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!
Food was delicious and fresh. Service was great! We will definitely be back soon.
Excellent food and service, as usual. Sea bass and my husband’s rack of lamb was well prepared and delicious.
We stayed away from our usuals and still loved it. Our list of favorites continues to grow.
Food and service were super. Great specials in addition to the regular menu. Highly recommend
Our favorite local Italian restaurant!
Always a great meal at this friendly, neighborhood hidden gem.
Great Calamari, rice balls, and steak! Nice ambiance.
One of my favorite restaurants and like many restaurants in NJ,it's BYOB.
Over many visits, Strega Bistro has been excellent...the food, the atmosphere, and the service are wonderful. I highly recommend it.
We love Strega! We go for special occasions and on a regular Tuesday night! It’s always wonderful!!!
Great service and food was awesome..freshest arugula around
My favorite BYOB in NJ! I have never had a bad meal.... far from it!
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.
Excellent Food and great Service. Pete is the best.
Another fine meal. Everyone enjoyed their salad, entree and dessert. It's hard to go anywhere else when the food is sooo good here.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
Always a hit , service and food always great
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!
Great food and service
Wonderful New Year's Eve dinner. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend
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.
Went for family dinner after Christmas. Always excellent food and service! Never fails!
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.
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 -
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!
Never disappoints, love the creativity.
Wish they were open for lunch.
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.
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.
Been there several times and always a very nice meal
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 .
Strega has the best itali
Nice menu selection. Good food and reasonably priced
Small place and recommend reservations. Can get noisy and tight on weekends.
Strega Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 603 OpenTable diners.
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