Strega Bistro

4.6
665 Reviews
$30 and under
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 665 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKeithL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We have been regulars before the pandemic and went back for the first time with friends. Food quality is always good but I guess like everyone else they are having help problems. SLOW on everything!! Hopefully they can get more help. Thanks

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vipMikeylikesit
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not as good as it used to be. Disappointed and won’t be back.

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vipEnidtuo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food.

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Marci
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strega is the best restaurant around. The highest quality food - it is small, quaint and the service is impeccable. It's BYOB, which we love. Definitely our favorite in NJ!

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herbieplews
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This inauspicious little place in a strip mall serve wonderful Italian food The chicken shirley and pork chop saltimbocca are outstanding, but even the salads and desserts are deliciously memorable. It's also a BYO
We'll be back!

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Nikki
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service like always.

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BrunoS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WHAT AN ABSOLUTE GEM IN THE AREA! From the service to the food, everything was sublime from start to finish. I highly recommend ordering the Strega Calamari for starters and jumping into the specials afterwards. Incredible experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I ordered the fish special. Fish was delicious loved the sauce but the polenta was dense, made in a sheet pan instead of creamy. Plate was kind of sad. Could have used a veggie. Some broccoli or green beans or asparagus would have been nice and would have rounded out and made the plate complete.

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viptandt
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a great find in Berkeley Heights! We ventured there from Morristown and it was well worth the trip. I had the organic strip steak and it was outstanding. I gravitated to that because I try and eat organic as much as possible. The burrata appetizer was unreal. The flavors of the pesto with the prosciutto and the burrata was excellent! Capped off the dinner with the molten chocolate cake which was also great. We will go back for sure.

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AnnS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice variety of menu items, not your typical Italian fare. This is our second time here & everything was delicious. Owner & employees are all exceptional. We have recommended this restaurant to family & friends. Looking forward to returning & trying other dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great srrvice

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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BobR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service as well. I would highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was not our first time at Strega but the first during these restricted times. The place didn’t disappoint; the food was excellent as ever and the service very nice and attentive. I’m only hoping to see this place completely full again very soon

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StevenD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best value restaurant around this area! chicken giambotta was excellent

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vipdenises
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Definitely our favorite restaurant in the area.

JM
vipJackM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meals. Duck l’orange and Chilean sea bass. Amazing. Thank you

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DianeM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food as usual, and the best dessert of all the area restaurants! You have to try the Nutella crepes!

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vipTomNYC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good consistent food. Wait staff is attentive and we like that’s it’s a BYOB.

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RobertR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the pork Milanese special. it was the best tasting piece of port I have ever had. Shared a some with others at my table and all agreed. Everyone’s food was delicious and served hot. Highly recommend this restaurant!!

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RichardC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good with matched service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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MichaelW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have eaten at Strega for at least 6 years. I will say the quality of the food and service has never changed.

Highly recommend you give it a try you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal

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DebbieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Strega is always a sure win when it comes to dining out. It is one of our favorite places to go.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is very intimate and cozy. The service was great and the food was even better! We will definitely be returning.

JM
vipJackM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and service. Thank you

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MoniLiz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, very attentive service, BYOB, we ordered the specials very good.

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TonyC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Strega never disappoints . The food and service are excellent and the outdoor dining was comfortable.

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vipHiandi
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

I love the food at Strega. We were outside and thought the restaurant would follow COVID safety requirements. The tables were well spaced although for a table for 6, we were very close to each other. However, when some of our party went to use the restrooms inside the restaurant, they were shocked to see that the restaurant was well over the 25% limit set by the state. Most tables were filled. This lead us to doubt if COVID health provisions were taken in the kitchen.
The service outside was extremely slow as we waited quite a while for our meals. We now knew why, because of the full dining room.
I love the food at this restaurant but was disappointed in the way they are regarding the safety of their patrons.

JM
vipJackM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our new favorite restaurant.

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vipTracey
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the pasta purses with pear and gorgonzola sauce for appetizer--they were outstanding--great flavors! And had the homemade pasta with bolognese ragu and ricotta cheese for entre --delicious! Try the nutella crepes for dessert--cannoli is very good, too!

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere, service, safety - PHENOMENAL, as always. Wish I could give more than 5 stars.

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StevenD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good to be back after lockdown...great as always best place in Berkeley Heights. Pete is a great host and aims to please

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vipROBIN
New York Area
677 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu for foodies. Specials also have something for everyone. BYO makes the meal even nicer when you can pair your favorite wine with Strega's wonderful entree options. The service is thoughtful and when they serve their olive bread with their savory butter, you will be hooked!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service always consistent..even if you have not been there in a while

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent apps- meatballs and balsamic calamari- salad yummy. Main course pork chop mouth watering- chicken giambota dynamite- Nutella crepe and capachino tremendous

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StevenG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Very friendly staff. BYOB. Great for a date. Will be returning!

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vipDouglasB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor tables. Food always excellent with good, friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service and good were excellent. staff were friendly and accommodating!

FAQs

Strega Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 665-5905.

Strega Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 665 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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