Strega Bistro

4.6
508 reviews
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$30 and under
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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
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PC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very lively crowd. Soft shell crabs francese with angel hair pasta was outstanding.

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b
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Pear goat cheese salad with beets sounded odd but was delish! I would for sure go back.

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d
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

an "old school" place that makes you feel like family. Also may be not as expensive because it is a BYOB.

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RO
New York Area
596 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Mother's Day celebration at Strega was the best gift ever. With a group of 7 plus a toddler, the dinner went smoothly from start to finish. Each and every dish that came out of the kitchen was a table pleaser. There were no complaints from even the pickiest of eaters, so that says a lot. From the gorgonzola and pear purse pasta to the stuffed pork chop, each dish like the short ribs, lemon chicken and cioppino came out hot and cooked to perfection. This was the first Mother's day dinner out that was aces start to finish. Thank you, Pete and staff for making my day a perfect 10.

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is very good, service is very good. The atmosphere is a bit sterile and the long narrow room gets very noisy making conversation a strain.

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d
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great old school place that makes you feel right at home. Because it is BYOB it will definitely
cost less. Tables are a bit close together, we were next to a large group that was pretty loud. Overall
I would recommend this restaurant.

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a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food delicious! Our waiter was great (don't know his name). Noise level loud with a big party near us.

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another enjoyable evening of dining. The perfect cap to the weekend.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very pleasant evening. The food was great.

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RO
New York Area
596 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought 2 couples with us, who were newbies to Strega. From start to finish every appetizer and entree drew oohs and aahs. With bottles of Dominus, Caymus and Faust on the table, the food stood up to the hype. One friend, who never finishes his dinner, cleaned the plate and commented it was the best stuffed pork chop ever. The staff was friendly and accommodating, while bussing the massive amounts of glassware and dishes. When the eat-athon came to an end and everyone was parting, one comment was made by all. "We definitely have to return. " Strega, you have earned some new customers. keep up the good work!

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Service was ok. We have been here before and love this place but something was off. Waiter seemed to be non existent. The other staff was great. No issues with bread, water, etc.

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great dinner at Strega. Food is exceptional, and service great. We have never had a bad meal there.

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LG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love our dinners at Strega. The service is outstanding and the food is delicious. Particularly enjoyed the Strega Calamari, Seafood Risotto, Veal Milanese and Shirt Ribs. The chef is accommodating to your wishes.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We liked the variety on the menu we found the food well prepared. The noise level was too high for us. We visited on a Friday night starting at 6:30 when the restaurant was empty. As the evening wore on the tables filled and the noise as well. Next time we’ll come earlier.

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JK
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Our table was way too close to the one beside us and we found ourselves listening to their conversation because they were about 12 inches away and loud talkers. This is one of the biggest problems we have found with this restaurant. Food was good as always, reasonably priced.

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JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived at 6 & got a great table for two. They did not rush us.
My tuna entree with couscous was perfectly done. I requested it rare and that's how it was prepared.
The cappuccino was like having dessert with a sugar swirl stick.
I love this place.

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MD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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TJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love eating at Strega. Don’t let brutal strip mall front scare you away. Inside is cozy, warm and consistent. Nice straightforward menu with surprising choices of specials given the number of seats. Have made it halfway through the menu so far and we have not been disappointed yet - although it hard to not order their calamari appetizer and the tortellini Michelle. Great service. Even the bread is a treat.

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JW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I like the place but it was so noisy, I doubt I will return.

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V
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took a chance having never eaten here but it was nearby and the ratings were very good.
Well, I have to say that the food was amazing! I was happy to know it's a BYO because that by itself is a plus.
My husband had the braised shortribs over risotto. The meat was like butter and it tasted exactly how the mind imagines. Perfectly seasoned. My son ordered pork saltimboca which also was delicious. I found myself lapping the sauce off his plate and chopping at the bone. It was so succulent.
I had the veal sorrentina, which was perfectly cooked. The veal was not rubbery or chewy at all, and of course, seasoned to perfection.
For dessert, I had the chocolate mousse cake which you cannot go wrong with.
Overall, I will keep this restaurant on my short list. I'll be back.

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RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation that was confirmed for our birthday dinner - needless to say when we got there they were packed and did not have our reservation or gave our table away.

This was a gift from our children and grandchildren.

We will never even try to go back

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PT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The noise level was terrible....I could not hear my wife sitting directly across from me. It was my 41st anniversary diner and could not have been worse. I would not go back on a Friday or Saturday. They were not prepared for the crowd...I had to ask for a cork screw to open our wine and a menu.
I would not recommend the restaurant.

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RO
New York Area
596 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I am ready for great meal and a wonderful bottle of wine, I make my way to Strega Bistro. I feel it is like dining with family. Pete always welcomes us and we look forward to his presentation of the day's specials. After checking out the menu, we chose the salad special which was excellent, and had a half order of the linguini and clams special for our second appy. Garlicky and al dente, this choice was a winner. My eyes were bigger than my stomach when I ordered the pounded veal chop Parmesan with a side of veggies. Not to worry, the balance went home with me and I enjoyed for for lunch the next day. Our other entree was the New York strip steak, which my husband loved. No matter what you opt for, every appetizer and entree is seasoned well and plated beautifully. The service at Strega is friendly and accommodating. So make a reservation and bring your favorite vino. You will not be disappointed.

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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent evening! Great food, good friend, good wine, and the time to enjoy them all.

Looking forward to going back.

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N
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Strega never disappoints - the food is outstanding!

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P
Atlantic City
54 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and sevice

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RO
New York Area
596 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. The menu has something for everyone and daily specials that are sure to please. Always a great evening with no surprises, Just bring your favorite bottle of wine, a good appetite and let Strega Bistro take care of the rest.

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JH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Pete always takes care of us, the staff is attentive, but unobtrusive, and the food is excellent.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, the service was very good. We were running a few minutes late and they were very accommodating. The food was delicious, the grilled octopus was my favorite appetizer.

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AM
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food as usual!
Wonderful service from our waiter!

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service great, as usual. Pete and the staff do an excellent job. The noise level, however, is very hard to deal with and quite unpleasant. I wish there was something that could be done about that as it does ruin what could be a wonderful dining experience.

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P
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been to Strega probably a few dozen times and they’re consistently good great atmosphere great service great value diamond in the rough

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous bring your own local restaurant! Everything on the menu is great! Thanks

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect! We love that place

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and atmosphere! We really enjoyed everything! Would recommend this to friends and family.

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RO
New York Area
596 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought 2 couples with us to experience Strega Bistro. The food and service were fantastic and our friends truly enjoyed the evening. And they were so happy to be introduced to a great Italian restaurant, which happens to be a BYO. From the bread to the entrees, everything came out perfect. I never worry about bringing guests to Strega, they always exceed my expectations. Thank you Pete and staff for a wonderful dining experience.

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AJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

THE menu is old and tired.
It has been a few months since we visited.
The menu has not changed.

They need to freshen things up.

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CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been coming here for years. The food is always delicious and the service is great. I highly recommend it. BYOB and enjoy!

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JE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , value & service... that’s why I’m a regular here!

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PG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times. The service is always great. The food is delicious especially the Chicken Shirley and the Chicken Giambotta ! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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