Strega North End

4.6
2466 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!

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

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LS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in on Sunday 6/23 for a 5:00 reservation for a party of 5, we were early which was no problem we were seated immediately. Our server (whose names has escaped me, sorry) was amazing, he was attentive, knowledgeable, friendly and provided exceptional service! We will definitely come back! Thank you for making our dinner unforgettable! Lisa

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A
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great small restaurant with excellent food and atmosphere. All dishes were delicious.

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JK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We showed up for an 8pm reservation and were told it would be “a few minutes” from the hostess. Had to ask two more times and always got the same response. Finally seated at 8:40. The waiter gave no empathy about our wait either. Food was very good but not cheap. I would recommend but not on a nice, summer Saturday for sure.

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LP
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Although we had reservations, we had to wait 40 minutes to be seated. Ppl who came in after us without reservation were seated before us just because of the number in their party.
Waiter was very nice
Restaurant very noisy

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GB
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a really nice dinner with friends, but pricey. If you weigh more than 120 lbs., beware, you cannot fit in-between the rows. I could hear the people conversation beside me, and could also rub elbows too.
I can now say, I went to Strega's in the north end, but know that I will not return.

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SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and cocktails were delicious as usual. This is why I chose to return for a special dinner amongst all the 617 choices. Most people would not think about ordering anything but an Italian pasta dish, but the Chilean Sea Bass was outstanding- as I knew it would be. The espresso martini was one of the best I've had.. and I've had a few. Next time, I will try the Waterfront.

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L
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We have eaten here several times. Service is always awesome! Food was very good. One dish was not as good as usual. Small North End restaurant - we were seated in the far back corner (someone has to be) and it was very hot. Otherwise a good experience!

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

It was my daughters 18th birthday. It was a bit pricey but the food was excellent.

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KB
Naples
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual stop for a memorable meal with delicious food & wonderful service while in Boston!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service, everything!

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

The server was fantastic but overall disappointed in reservation process - was there for 6:15 reservation and would have waited 45 minutes if not lucky to get high top on bar. Do not believe they really care about reservations

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant. Gianni is the best! He remembers everything and welcomes you like a family member!

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Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

There was nothing special. Food was average.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

During a recent visit we actually ate at Strega twice in a week it was so good. Great food, authentic and well prepared. And the service... these guys really know how to take care and they provided a special dining experience!

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DW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waiter was awesome. Food was good, not stand out ish but the location, service, and open air feel were awesome.

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L
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both ordered Zappa de pesce. Absolutely fresh and delicious. Very crowded as it was a Saturday evening. Service was impeccable!!

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PA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great. Aldo is the best waiter. Food is always fresh. My only complaint is no mixed drinks.
My

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g
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food was outstanding

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We travelled from NY to meet family for dinner, we had a 5:45 reservation, stuck in traffic, I phoned Strega to let them know we would be about 15 minutes late. I was made to feel like this was going to be a problem, but continued thinking we would plan B it if so . Upon arrival and alot of stress about losing our reservation, we found the restaurant to be empty,
With the exception of 4 other diners and it remained that way until we finished our dinner ! The hostess was rude, unwelcoming and ambivalent to our presence When we walked in. With dozens of other choices in the North end, having dined at half a dozen of them I cannot recommend Strega for a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Besides the wonderful food, half the dining experience on the north end of Boston is the fun and friendly staff of the restaurant!

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IS
New England
29 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal. Everything that was brought to the table was excellent except the burrata tomatoes. They weren’t great. The gravy was excellent and the meatball is a must.

Didn’t have dessert. Wines were reasonably priced too. Will be back.

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M
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal as always. Service was steady and GIANNI was the perfect “host.” Always a fantastic experience. Highly recommend.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best dining experience of my life. The owner and staff took care of us like we were family.

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LG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in the North End! Meatballs and homemade fettuccini are as good as anything I have eaten in Italy!

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g
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant and great service! Meatballs were delicious. Pasta was cooked perfectly. Everything was just delicious. Wish they had a full liquor license, but they were creative in offering cocktails with what they had. Will definitely be back when we are in Boston.

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RQ
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was phenomenal. At time I couldn’t understand his ascent but it made the dinner like an evening in Italy. The service was honestly fantastic and we all love our meals.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Must have been a totally off night for the staff or something because no one seemed to know what the heck they were doing. what I assume was the host spent most of the evening outside, on her phone, and smoking.
While who I believe was supposed to be the bartender was doing the hosts job. We had no idea who our actual server was the only person who came to the table more than once was the bartender(greeted us and gave us the check) and the busser who refilled our waters.
Previously we have had phenomenal service but today was sub-par at best. Hopefully in the future it will not be like this as the food is amazing and was introduced to me by the owner himself at a house party he was personally catering/attending for a friend. Looking forward to coming back hopefully with better service.

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BM
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall, very good food and amazing service.
The meatball was to die for.
I wonder about the televisions playing mob movies?
A little off colour from my perspective
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r
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This restaurant was average. They do not honor reservations. We waited over 45 minutes.
The waiter was pleasant but serving several tables that were also seated at same time as we were, so never came back to check on us.
The food was good, but nothing special.

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JF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top restaurants in the north end

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I was excited to finally go, but was disappointed in the meal. The staff was nice and attentive. The food..... left a lot to be desired.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! I would go back again- we had lobster Ravioli and cheese Ravioli. We also had the Meatball app- probably the best meatball I have ever had.

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DR
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall good food
Great service
Overcrowded

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Order the caprese and some drinks and head somewhere else. Hostess beyond subpar.

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L
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had to wait 20 minutes despite having reservations. Very noisy and thus hard to carry on conversation at dinner. Waiter and food were excellent

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MR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very disappointing. Food lacked flavor. Pasta “sauce” was all watered down. It was very overpriced for the quality of food ($45 for seafood pasta). Your paying for the possible celebrity sighting maybe

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AC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is consistently good. Never disappoints.

Good is incredible and worth every penny.

So fun how they have several different Italian maffie movies on loop. (The Godfather, Bronx Tale, Goodfellas, etc.)

Also, valet is super helpful. We left the car with them and walked around after dinner.

(Pretty loud in her, so not sure I would go on a first day. Also, a great time though!)

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MS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took our family for my daughters graduation dinner. Staff was warm , inviting and attentive . I’m a Sicilian American and I so appreciated the authentic Italian cuisine at Strega North. Thanks for helping us make a great family memory!

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was outstanding, as was our waiter, who was quick to recommend some great apps that he got on the table quickly. Only complaint I have is that our reservation was for 6pm and we weren't seated until after 6:30pm. It is very loud here - not the place to go if you're looking for a quiet family dinner. But the food was amazing.

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r
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Strega! Amazing, Amazing!! Everything from staff, food, location❤️❤️❤️❤️

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

This place sucked. They don’t consider your reservation...we waited over 45 minutes after our reservation to sit down. They were rude and did nothing when we complained. Overall horrible experience.

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