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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
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
What a find!! My husband and I had never been here before and were greeted warmly by Anthony, the owner, who immediately apologized as two of his staff were stuck in Newark due to especially heavy flooding and road closures. We felt this was already a point in his favor to be so honest and direct. We were given delicious olive bread with butter and chose burrata as our starter. Delicious. Mind you, Anthony was hustling and taking orders himself, but still made time to exchange stories about taly and mutual places we’ve been. I chose Fiocchi pasta…o m g. Homemade teeny sacks of pasta with pear and Gorgonzola with walnuts in a cream sauce. Licked my plates. My husband has the veal chop special, Panko dredged, pounded thin with a marsala mushroom sauce and 3 giant homemade corn ravioli. He licked HIS plate. The double espresso was more like a triple (my husband was HYPER when we left), and the cappuccino panna cotta was just right to share with fresh berries. Anthony checked in with us regularly, and his staff was quick, polite and efficient. We are definitely going to be back. Thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.
Food was delicious. Had the beef
My family was visiting for the first time since COVID and we had a great time at Strega. The food is excellent. We did not feel rushed. We love the fact we get to bring our own wine. Excellent all around. Our favorite neighborhood place!
Great food always consistent
Good vibe and no rushing u out
Wait staff was short, else a typically excellent meal.
I ordered the packets stuffed with pear in gorgozola walnut sauce. It was outstanding. I had a similar dish in Florence 2 years ago but I had never seen it on a menu in this country. I will go back again just for this dish allthough the cioppino I had was also wonderful. I was told that thew chef is Mexican which surprised me as his Italian dishes were so good.
olive bread was great. Fish, lasagna, and vegetables were great. not o salty, tasty and everything cooked al dente. Watch out for pits in the olives...
Made an open table reservation for 7:30 and when we got there he told us the kitchen closes at 7:30. Why would we be able to make a reservation of the kitchen is closing. We ordered but felt rushed and stressed. And when we told him to talk to open table about allowing a reservation when they were closing, he said “I can’t be here until midnight”. I won’t be going back.
We did father day dinner here family style, 4 apps, 2 pasta's and 3 entrees. In a word, OUTSTANDING! One dish was better than the next, standouts for me were the octopus app, fiocchi gorgonzola pasta (must order) and the short ribs. Do yourself a favor, check this neighborhood gem out.
super food with and they were willing to tailor our dishes exactly as requested. Outdoor seating isn't much (parking lot view) but indoor space is excellent. Excellent value with the BYOB has me looking forward to returning
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
Not as good as it used to be. Disappointed and won’t be back.
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!
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!
Excellent meal and service like always.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always great food and great srrvice
Great food and service.
Food was great and the service as well. I would highly recommend this place.
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
best value restaurant around this area! chicken giambotta was excellent
The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Definitely our favorite restaurant in the area.
Fabulous meals. Duck l’orange and Chilean sea bass. Amazing. Thank you
Excellent food as usual, and the best dessert of all the area restaurants! You have to try the Nutella crepes!
Always good consistent food. Wait staff is attentive and we like that’s it’s a BYOB.
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!!
Food was very good with matched service.
Food and service were great!
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.
Food was phenomenal
Strega is always a sure win when it comes to dining out. It is one of our favorite places to go.
The place is very intimate and cozy. The service was great and the food was even better! We will definitely be returning.
Another great meal and service. Thank you
Nice ambiance, very attentive service, BYOB, we ordered the specials very good.
Strega never disappoints . The food and service are excellent and the outdoor dining was comfortable.
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.
Strega Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 665-5905.
Strega Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 675 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.