Strega North End

4.5
2176 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Strega is a hip Italian restaurant in the North End. Come enjoy fantastic food and a great atmosphere!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 523-8481
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Salvatore Firicano
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Catering
For catering inquiries please contact Fruittie at fruittie@thevaranogroup.com or at 617-737-0290.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Fleet St. and Clark St.
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Parking details
Valet Parking available for $20.00
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Public transit
MBTA Blue Line

Aquarium, Government Center

MBTA Orange Line

Haymarket Station
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Entertainment
Join us on Tuesday nights for Street Magic!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 2176 People Are Saying
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DG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The only issue we had was that we had a reservation at 7p, checked in on time and had a table ready for us, but the party ahead of us wanted our table and without consulting us had us moved and we didn’t end up sitting again until almost 25 min later because they had to reset the Table.

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CB
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place, been going for almost 10 years now. Never a bad experience. Food is arguably the best Italian in the city (yeah, I know everyone has their favorites and loves to argue), but it's in the discussion. If you are visiting Boston and love Italian, do not miss it!

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K
New England
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was very good. We had expresso since it was a Saturday lunch. When my husband and I ordered expresso the waiter looked surprised. I had a eggplant dish that was out standing. My husband had pasta with meat sauce that he said was really good.

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KS
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, caprese salad and lobster/crab ravioli is a must

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DR
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times, the only issue I ever have is deciding what to get! Everything is great!

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DR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We have been in Strega before and it was always a little wait for our reserved table. This time was a 40 minutes wait. Totally unacceptable. Why would they take a reservation if they can not abide? They did not do anything about it, not even offer us drinks for the wait, it was like this happens to them all the time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food! My coworkers wanted to try this place & the greeter said she had nothing available...I went to Open Table and booked our table of 4 within 2 minutes & got seated within 30 minutes. No joke! Not sure why she couldn’t just add us herself...but it goes to say that this app works! Our meal was wonderful & I highly recommend the meatball appetizer. I had the fettuccine for my entree & it went well with the red wine my waiter suggested (it was $14) a glass & I had two! Come eat here if you have a chance - just book it using Open Table first!

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N
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very loud the night we were there - unfortunately we were stuck in a corner behind a business meeting group of 15 - not ideal

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was poor.

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Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go here everything is amazing!

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SF
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loud and crowded, but great food!

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NM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service. Tables were too close together, no full bar, and valet was overpriced. That said, we would one hundred percent eat there again. My lobster pasta dish had more lobster in it than any lobster dish I have ever had in my life and our shrimp appetizer was scrumptious!

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b
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a reservation and still had to wait almost an hour

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LD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic meal and fantastic service!!!!

The food is so authentic and fresh!

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EN
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went on a date with my husband and we got there a little late, but they still served us and the food was really good. They didn’t rush us out of the place, and gave us enough time to enjoy the food and the conversation.
We really appreciated the service, and we look forward to make another reservation.

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N
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything about our experience at Strega was great. Our server made wonderful recommendations. And the food was divine.

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G
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 1

The place was quiet when we went there. The food was delicious per usual, but there was nobody else in the restaurant the entire 2.5 hours we were there. Based on that, the wait staff was pretty disengaged.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter in College

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GR
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Ask for Gianni!! Scallops, Marsala, Sea Bass - all great!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great experience. My favorite place in all of the North End.

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ST
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was fantastic with the exception that the Veal was little dry - Food was a little pricey, but we were on vacation so did not think anything of it. However. would not be back on a regular basis...

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M
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+ as always. Great lunch with our sons .... Gianni took great care of us! Always great on Sunday afternoon

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BT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

If it wasn't for the crammed tables, this would be a 5.

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KC
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place had amazing food and we loved the atmosphere. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves Italian.

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Must say the food we had was delicious. We did go on restaurant week, however that doesn’t excuse how poor this service was. We watched our waiter leave the restaurant multiple times in between courses and as we waited for our food and our check. It felt like we were being held hostage. We waited in between each course for upwards of 15-20 minutes. It felt like we were being ostracized because we were there for restaurant week. Also, they did not have a full bar. I asked for two separate cocktails - one with gin and one with whiskey. They did not have either liquors. Most likely won’t be returning to this place.

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We went in to relax and have an early dinner. Became much too rushed for no apparent reason. As soon as we finished one course, in in two instances hadn't even finished the food in our plate) it was taken away. Won't go back.

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GM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the eggplant rollitini. It's out if this world!!

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BG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good and so was the service. Only complaint was being on top of people next to you so couldn't hear your own conversation.

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SK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall a good experience, Strega North End is nearly infamous in Boston and because of that, Friday’s and Saturday’s require patience. We were ther on a Sunday night during one of the festivals and it was a blast. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Food was good (though the calamari was average). We had a Filet, a clams with white sauce (the most flavorful garlic broth!) and lobster ravioli. All were very good. We skipped dessert and walked down to Modern Pastry (no line!). A great evening

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NL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived early for our reservations and was seated immediately. Our waiter was excellent in suggesting wine. My husband is celiac and they were very accommodating. Everyone was very satisfied with their meals. Cannot go wrong with any of the veal , pasta and meatballs to die for.

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a
Philadelphia
140 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool place. Food and service were good. Tight seating though. Everyone should know each other very well.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

On our trip to Boston had the lunch menu for Dine Out Boston. Service was good not friendly at beginning but it warmed up at meal continued. Food was excellent. Cheese ravioli, carbonara and risotto delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Way too loud. Do not come here for an intimate night out. Anniversary fail!

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 3

Don’t take a reservation if you can’t honor it. Waited 40 minutes beyond our reso and was told another 15-30 if we wanted a table. Or could sit at the bar.
Only acknowledged by Mgr because we complained.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Shocked by how poor the atmosphere and service is. There is no intimacy or comfort- small space overbooked and very loud. There are 5 large tv screens showing famous mafia movies? Why? Talk about stereotyping, not exactly a romantic intimate evening watching people shot in the head over lobster ravioli. We made reservations a month ago and ended up being sat at the bar by the high school hostess. No space as other waiting customers crowded us ordering drinks, if you could get the bartender to actually make a drink. She was too busy talking to her non paying friend than to do her job in a packed house. I actually timed her at 1 point over 15 minutes she turned out 2 waters for another banished to bar reservation. She gave her friend water before customers. She finally poured a beer incorrectly foaming over. Appeared to have 0 in house management. The food was good but in the north end throw a rock and you’ll get good food. This is a hard pass. They could care less about customer experience- just coast on past reputation and collect tourist dollars.

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was great. My only complaint is we had reservations for 8pm and we didn’t sit down until 8:40pm and were offered to sit at the bar. I just think if you have a reservation you deserve to sit a table. We were out celebrating our Aniversary. I have been to Strega and strip by Strega in Boston and we love there. We wanted to try something new. The food was AMAIZING, the wine and desert were great too. But it was very crowded and loud and I didn’t like to have to wait so long.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a little while to get seated due to the large party size but the service and food were amazing!

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious love the mafia movies playing on the flat screens

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! We all had a great time and it was very very filling!!!

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PS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our waitress Lucinda - she was friendly & attentive.

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