Strega Bistro

4.7
652 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 652 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BobR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipStevenD
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

DM
DianeM
New York Area
2 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!

TN
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
4 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
8 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

ML
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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vipStevenD
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
673 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!

DB
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
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Someone was smoking by the kitchen with the back food open for the entire cigarette and the restaurant smelled like smoke for a good 15 minutes. Otherwise food was delicious.

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vipMikeylikesit
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We dined indoors as it was cool outside. Although Veal Picatta was not on the menu, the kitchen accomated my request. Veal is not an easy dish to make however Strega’s always comes out perfect

BYOB and plenty of parking. The appetizer was a buratta

Recommended

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JoeL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always get a delicious meal here. They now have both indoor and outdoor dining.

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vipMarkS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was good to be back.

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vipROBIN
New York Area
673 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While the outdoor dining is not the ambiance we desire, it does not matter because the food and service override this little inconvenience. Always a great meal and friendly staff to help make the evening enjoyable.

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Goose
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was terrific. Will be back!

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TonyC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor dining in under the covered walkway on the side of the restaurant and was adequate and well spaced. Menu has been slightly abbreviated but the food quality and service is as good as it as always been.

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KatieW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! The pasta was so fresh and so were the herbs and vegetables.

GL
vipGeorgeL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service.

JK
vipJandKD
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Unfortunately we did not have a very good experience. The server seemed to have an attitude with us from the beginning, and it never seemed to recover throughout the whole dinner service. We had several issues including my husband being brought the wrong meal, as was someone else on the table next to us.
I understand that these are difficult times, but one would think that it would make the employees try harder to earn your business. We do not intend to return during the outside dining phase, and are hesitant to return even when inside dining resumes if it will be the same staff.
It's very disappointing because the food at this restaurant is excellent, the owner just needs to hire more personable staff. The young lady who was bringing water, bread clearing the table etc. was so sweet. I can't imagine what it must be like for her working with someone who's giving off such a negative vibe.
Also, the tables were not 6 feet apart, and the server never wiped down the menus after each table used them, and just stacked them together on a 'shelf' on one of the posts. Fortunately we had brought our own hand sanitizer with us.

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vipzippy
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was fine. Can;t do much about the hot humid weather.

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vipEric
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, as always. Nice job setting up outdoor seating. Good to be back.

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MichikoS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strega always serves excellent food with exceptional service. Their outdoor dining tables are safe and quiet and beautifully set.

FAQs

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

Strega Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 652 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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