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About Strega Bistro

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

430 Springfield Ave
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday Lunch 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday Lunch 12:00pm - 3:00 pm
Friday Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday Dinner 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Sunday dinner 5:00pm - 8:00 pm
Monday- Closed

Cross Street:
Lone pine dr

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 665-5905

Website:
http://stregabh.com/

Parking Details:
Large parking lot

Public Transit:
Nj transit Berkeley Heights Station within walking distance

Executive Chef:
Anthony Clemente

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu

Strega Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
Casual (16)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
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Cozy (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Romantic (6)
Hot Spot (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our second trip to this restaurant and we were pleased with both experiences

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

great place to enjoy fine food, have all ready recommended it to my friends

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Strega has a very nice menu, and we can always find something that we enjoy very much.

Our only criticism is that the tables are so close together you cannot help but find yourself listening to the other guests on the adjacent tables conversation, and it's almost impossible to get in and out of your chair. On Saturday it was so loud, my husband and I had trouble holding a conversation, which made our evening less enjoyable. They really try to pack way too many people into such a small restaurant. In future, we will plan on going during the week when it's less busy.

Maybe they should consider expanding into their pizza take out restaurant next door which only has a couple of tables and they don't appear to get many dine in guests for pizza.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our friends came 15 minutes after us, and service was patient and appropriate, giving us water and (delicious) bread and butter while we were waiting. The food was excellent and service continued to be quietly on top of everything. Our friends want to meet there again next get-together.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food & service was excellent. I will recommend this restaurant to family & friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was our first time at the restaurant; service was very good & the food was delicious. We had the meatball appetizer.... you get 3 large meatballs, fresh ricotta and marinara sauce for dipping ... so yummy. Our entrees were also delicious & the cappuccino was the best I’ve had in a long time. I highly recommend Strega Bistro... give it a try😋

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Strega. The attentive staff offers superior service and the kitchen provides excellent food. The experience was enhanced with a soundtrack of top flight Brazilian jazz and samba music playing at the perfect volume level.

There are lots of good Italian restaurants in North Jersey. Strega is better than most of the others.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

For me the most telling review is to say I would go there
again.I would certainly go to Strega again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was delicious with good service. Strongly recommend. Would definitely return in the future!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We could not wait to return to SB for our favorite appetizer, octopus in a rich paprika sauce and the Caesar salad. The Sea bass and chicken breast specials were both excellent, seasoned nicely with generous veggie sides. The service is always thoughtful and special requests are honored. Always an enjoyable evening at Strega Bistro.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was my first time here and it was absolutely amazing! I was so impressed by the food and the presentation of the food alone. Definitely recommend! Prices are extremely reasonable as well since it's BYOB! I can't wait to come back here!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food is amazing! Seasonal, creative and served beautifully! If you haven't had their short-ribs, you are definitely missing out, but you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu! Friendly and efficient service, and beautifully appointed. Definitely a go-to place :-)

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Everything was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was excellent but the service was only OK! Wish they wouldn't take my corks when they open the wines & there was confusion over our pasta choice. Overall a good place & I would recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food is absolutely DELICIOUS. Tables a little close together but I can't say enough about the delicious food.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My husband took me here for a birthday dinner.
Food was good. Though we ordered the fried calamari with hot peppers and got it with sweet peppers. The waiter and manager acknowledged the error but did nothing to rectify it. Was a little disappointed there.
But overall good food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food excellent service my guests said it was a great meal. I had the fish special and my guests had the sea base we shared both were excellent. Salads were very good and the desserts were to die for. Overall great place to eat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Starters: Wonderful Caesar salad and a grilled octopus with a paprika sauce that begged to be dunked with a crusty bread. Entrees of halibut with risotto and a veal saltimbocca, both savory and prepared well. I love that the chef is not afraid of seasoning the proteins and veggies. The service is always thoughtful and every request honored. BYO option makes this restaurant even more enticing because drinking your favorite wine with a splendid meal doesn't get any better.
Dessert, a cappuccino and coffee topped off a great evening. Thank you, SB, for a nice evening.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Every time we go to Strega the food is delicious. I am never disppointed! The waitstaff are really nice too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The food is very good and keeps getting better. Our meal and the service this last visit was the best ever. Keep up the fantastic work.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Nice local and friendly byob. The meatball appetizer is amazing. It's big so plan on sharing it. My husband had pasta which he is as offered two different sauces because he couldn't decide. We couldn't get over how nice that was. I had the seafood risotto. Unfortunately because of health issues I need my seafood cooked thru. Once mentioning it, they got right in it and made things great: couldn't have asked for a better response. We will definitely be back. Friendly and very professional.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great service and food. We had an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was excellent! Would like them to leave my corks when opening wine, but I would definitely recommend it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

we have been to straga many times, and never any kind of complaint. the food has been excellent every time

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Awesome food!

We love going to Strega. The menu is excellent and the food is always first rate. Also nice that it is a byob restaurant. The waitstaff is friendly and efficient.

It is a small restaurant so I would recommend reservations. And did I say the food is terrific?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food, service, and ambiance were all exceptional. Someone in our party had a gluten allergy. The waiter and staff went out of their way to recreate a dish she wanted to try so that it was gluten free. It was delicious.

The Fiocchi, nutella crepes, and valentina salad are a must try!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Never had a bad meal here! Perfect place for a date night or with a group!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Once again excellent food and service. While my striped bass was excellent, the seafood with risotto that my husband had was amazing with big chunks of lobster, scalloped and shrimp.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Tried this place based on Open Table reviews. Four of us were happy with our salads and entrees. Would certainly go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great little spot! Food was great, service was excellent! Will be coming back for future date nights.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Crisp Caesar salad and braised octopus appetizers for openers. Both flavorful and plentiful. Entrees of Hangar steak and veggies and a chicken breast with pistachio and almond crust, were both winners. The servings are generous, the servers courteous, the prices reasonable. All things considered, this restaurant is a no brainer for a wonderful dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Our favorite local Italian - wonderful food and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

This place is just like it was described on Open Table as a "neighborhood gem". It's in a mini-strip mall with no real street frontage. The crowd was on the older side. The acoustics inside are extremely loud even though nobody is really talking loudly. It's like they have an amplifier in there bouncing things off the wall. It's unpleasant honestly. However the food was so much better than expected. Whoever the chef is back there is pretty talented. We ordered the balsamic calamari appetizer with sausage and peppers, the seafood risotto, and the salad with feta and pine nuts. All of it was terrific. The salmon was very thick and a little bland but still good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food as always great service as well - perfect portions Strega never disappoints

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Friendly folks. Good food and service. The scallop appetizer was awesome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food, service and ambience.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 25, 2017

A wonderful meal. Have to have the meatballs and calamari appetizers

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We love the Caesar salad at SB and order it every time we dine there. Our last visit we enjoyed the seafood salad and we were so surprised when they prepared it for us again.The shellfish was tender and the lemon and olive oil dressing was fabulous. I really enjoyed the Parmesan crusted chicken in lemon sauce with potato croquettes and my husband thought the hangar steak was flavorful and cooked to perfection. Cappuccino and a delicious mocha panna cotta with biscotti crumble rounded out a great meal. The service was thoughtful and staff was engaging with patrons, getting feedback on their dining experience. It was an enjoyable evening and SB is now one of our go to places for care free dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great food, ambiance and service. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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