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Strega Bistro

4.6
350 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(908) 665-5905
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Clemente
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lone pine dr
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Parking details
Large parking lot
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Public transit
Nj transit Berkeley Heights Station within walking distance
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu
What 350 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Special birthday dinner with 14 people. Not a problem. Great food as always as well as great service. Try this place.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great place for dining for ALL occasions. Never disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Enjoyed the evening with family and the meal was exceptional! Was recommended by a family member will return.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Truly delicious food and attentive service, but very noisy. That seems to be the case in many restaurants now, where acoustics are poor and some diners, especially when in parties of 5 or more, howl and yell at one another like they’re at a sporting event.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was delicious! This restaurant is definitely one of the best around!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

friendly accommodating service, excellent food, beautiful dining room

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I love bringing my wife here. It’s a byo so we stop for wine and then head to the restaurant. All of the food is incredible.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food service, always accommodating to special dietary requests. The menu offers something for everyone and the weekly specials change often, affording frequent diners new taste experiences. We love to bring our friends and family to Strega Bistro because dining there provides an easy, comfortable dining environment. Thank you, Pete and staff for a very nice evening.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Attentive staff and wonderful food makes for a pleasant dining experience. Really enjoyed the stuffed chicken breast special and the clams in brodo appetizer. Plenty of great flavors with an excuse to "dunk" the bread. Caesar salad never disappoints, with a few whole anchovies on top, I'm in heaven. We look forward to dining at SB because everyone on staff, always makes our "married" date night perfect. BYO and enjoy the hospitality!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and nice inside. I would recommend adding some pictures on wall. Service was a little slow but staff apologized as chef was out. I would go back for sure

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Food is consistently good. This is one of the best restaurants in the area and it’s BYOB.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We have found a restaurant that has it all. A BYO, with a great menu and specials that make it hard to decide what to try. Every dish is adequately seasoned and cooked perfectly. Their goal is to please their patrons and so they accept special requests within reason. Management is ever present to clarify menu options and insure your meal is to your liking. Sometimes the owner strolls the dining room and greets the guests. Feeling like you are dining with family is big with us and that is what you get when you dine with SB.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was excellent, starting with the crusty and refined bread and moving through shortribs with risotto. My husband had paparedelle with shortribs. Both dishes were amazing. One member of our party got the Nutella crepe for dessert and he swooned over it. with pIt was a Saturday night so it was packed, yet the service was good.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We love Strega Bistro, and our friends, who joined us, now understand why. From start to finish the meal was exceptional. The food and service was top notch and they could not do enough to make our dining experience a memorable one. From appetizers to dessert, each course was outstanding, our friends were wowed. Strega, A BYOB, also allowed us to enjoy our favorite wines with our chosen entrees. It was a great evening out!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food and service was excellent great place for a couple or a small group

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

What an incredible, hidden gem! This place was fantastic - food is fresh, pasta is handmade and the flavors of everything, from the pulled short rib pasta to the pear and gorgonozla purse pasta is outstanding. I live in an area with a lot of great fine-dining, especially Italian restaurants, and this one is in my top 3. The place is intimate so reservations are a must.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food and service were great as usual. Pete is the best. Every time we bring friends for their first time, they all rave about it.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Scallops and stuffed artichoke appetizers were wonderful, chokes just like home made. The sea bass and seafood cioppino entrees were spot on, perfectly seasoned and well executed. Every piece of shellfish in the cioppino, including the calamari, was extremely tender, with crusty bread to dip into the tomato rich brodo, oh so good! We love this restaurant for the great food and the thoughtful service. Bring your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy the Strega Bistro experience.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Had an excellent meal, as usual, celebrating a special birthday with friends. Reliably good food and attentive service.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Very good food and very reasonable prices. Nicely spaced tables.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Ok restaurant,not great value,food and service can be spotty

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food. Great service. A little loud and a little chilly when the door opened up to let customers into the restaurant. Fun, happy vibe. Ordered the pasta purses which were good, but just a little heavy, and the Chicken Shirley which had nice flavor, light and fresh, although the chicken was not that tender. I will definitely try this restaurant again. Staff seemed genuinely happy to serve and ensure enjoyment.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Terrific food and great service.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Staff are very attentive, food is delicious, ambiance is cozy and BYOB is a plus!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Had An excellent meal we Would definitely recommend the restaurant

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

This is a small BYOB place tucked back off the main road. looks to be related to the pizza place next door. The ambiance is very good although next to the window it was a bit chilly and you had the scent of the half dozen oil candles burning. For appetizer we split a pasta special. It was large, very good and we thought rather inexpensive. We tried a chicken special and a veal dish. Both were good, but neither exceptional. The service needs some refining. Its mostly young and I think more geared for the pizza side than moderate to fine dining. Clearing unused glass and silver (2 sat at a table of 4), or following up between and after courses. Asking tap or bottled water is another example. It's a bit of a drive for us, we may try again. But its not on our "must return" list.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

This restaurant is consistently excellent!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Dinner at Strega is always solid. The food is excellent. There are some standard dishes, some specialty dishes that you won't necessarily find at other Italian restaurants, and always a couple off menu items. The service is very good, as it is a relatively small place, but there are plenty of staff. A couple of the menu items are curiously expensive, but you really can't go wrong on flavor. Head waiter/maitre'd is extremely attentive and personable. He is also very knowledgeable about the dishes and the chef's current leaning.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We brought our foodie friends to experience Strega Bistro and they were not disappointed. From start to finish our meals were top notch, service thoughtful and ever present. No matter if you choose from the standard menu or opt for specials, the food is quality and portions are more than adequate. Bring your favorite wine and a good appetite and become a Strega bistro foodie.

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2.0Dined on January 12, 2018

service very slow not enough help

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a great meal, thoughtfully prepared food, with accommodating servers who honor all requests. Specials change weekly and offer a diverse selection of fresh fish, meat and poultry. When in season, the seafood salad is outstanding. Bring that great bottle of Napa Cabernet and just enjoy a relaxed dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was exceptional and the service was fantastic. Great spot!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food. Great menu options, varied and interesting.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Very polite staff - busy night - New Year’s Eve so service was slower than we would have preferred. Food was delicious, staff very gracious.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I am conflicted. I enjoy the food and the atmosphere but I don't feel valued. The food is excellent and the portions are great. They will also customize the food to your preference. It comes across that they cater to their favorite customers, although I dine here once a month. As a single women with two well behaved teenagers who visit, we are put in the worst locations of the restaurant ( the last time at the last table next to the busing station when the restaurant was empty and we had a reservation). Nobody seems to refill my wine glass and once the order is taken, there is no follow up.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

As always, the food and ambience were terrific at Strega. We have been there at least a dozen times, and have never been disappointed. The owner makes every guest feel like family. I have already and will continue to recommend Strega to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Love this place!

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Strega is one of our favorite spots. It consistently delivers great food, service and value. Don’t miss it.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

a small place in a row of stores - a real surprise - good food and large portions

for a fair price -

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