Strega North End

4.5
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2673 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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About

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
What 2673 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
service
4.3
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4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

will always come here when I come to boston!!!!!!!

p
New England
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for my wife - they gave us a tirimasu to celebrate! The fettuccini and ravioli were outstanding

J
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The food was good, but everything else about the dining experience was chaotic. The staff seemed extremely overwhelmed. The seating was extremely crowded, to the point we were practically sitting on top of the guests next to us and had to move tables and chairs for a person to get out of the booth. The waitstaff was kind, but again were so overwhelmed they told us that we had to put our appetizer and main course order in all at the same time because "the kitchen is busy".

There's alot of potential in this place but they should really consider scaling back the number of guests they take on a Saturday night.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best veal Marsala ever:). Caesar salad was perfectly chilled and crisp and flavor and dressing level on point. My husband had the Quatronne special and also thought it was outstanding. We eat often in the north end and this is a new favorite.

DN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had 2 delicious specials: burrata and zuppa di pesce fra di avolo. You could tell them light on the spices which I did. Its was a very busy Saturday night. It was a fun atmosphere. Only complaint is the tirmisu was a cake not the actual. Which may have been intended but I didnt read the dessert menu.

S
New England
49 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The bad: they let everyone that walks in the door stand inside the restaurant and wait. There was literally 40 people standing in a very small space hovering over tables and bumping into waiters and people trying to eat. I felt bad for the people with a crowd literally standing over them watching them eat. I would have left if those were my seats. For that I gave the ambience 1 star.

The good: Hands down the best meatballs I’ve ever had. Size just slightly smaller than a softball but extremely consistent, moist, melt in your mouth and seasoned to perfection. Would go back just for that. The rest of meal was very good as well, service top notch.

Would have been 5 stars if not for the cramming in wait list people to the detriment of those that made reservations.

CK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the wait staff was friendly. The only issue was it didn't seem to matter that we had a reservation. We still had to wait about a half an hour.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Strega when in town for a bachelor party weekend - it was amazing. Our server helped guide us on some wine for the table and when we asked for apps he brought ALL the apps which was incredible. When it came to food we all ordered a special that was on that night and it was all incredible. We did a lot in Boston over a weekend but the thing everyone came back to was how great Strega was. The whole experience really made our weekend and we all were trying to figure out when we can come back!

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant and food! A lot of regulars go here, but they all say it’s worth the wait

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Horrible. We had a 7 pm reservation and didn’t sit until after 8. Really frustrating, as we tried to keep positive spirits and give them the benefit of the doubt during the wait, we received 0 updates. Seemingly everyone in the restaurant was an hour or so behind their RESERVATION which just can’t happen. The food was good and the bartender was friendly but you can’t allow reservations to be pushed back like that. Really upsetting as I had heard bad things but wanted to give Strega a chance. Have to clean that up, I wouldn’t recommend going here to anyone with all of the great food (and service) in the area.

OT
New England
40 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Overcrowded. Terribly loud. Too much butter in pasta sauces.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Amazing food.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were out to celebrate my husbands birthday. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. It took several minutes before a waiter came over to take a drink order. We ordered our appetizers and were asked for our entree as well. We were still eating appetizers when the meals were delivered to the table. We felt very rushed at a restaurant that we once enjoyed. We will not be back there anytime soon.

ER
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was delightful. Super fun for a nice night out.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Restaurant owner sat two tables away and we felt like we were just as important as he was to the staff. Food was awesome. We have been to Italy and tried many restaurants. This place gives off the true Italian vibe but with better service than the real thing! Food was some of the best Italian food we’ve ever had including true Italian food from Italy!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal as always. We had the lamb that was cooked to perfection and a bottle of Brunello . We always enjoy our favorite waiter Gianni. This is our "place" in the North End.

C
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food and wine was very good. The head waiter was also very good. The hostess was extremely abrupt and the busboys were way too aggressive. The minute you took your last bite, he was leaning over to grab your plate and even used a fork from one side of the table to drag a fork closer to him to clear. It became a joke.

OT
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & atmosphere

JG
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, unbeatable ambiance with mob movies playing on all screens, and great service. Strega is our goto whenever we are in town and has been for many years.

S
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall, it was a good restaurant and food was divine. But the arrange of seat were terrible. We sat in front of door, and it’s freaking cold night. My sister got sick

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Took 30 minutes to be seated, then another ten to fifteen for the waiter to come over to us. Very rushed food, and felt like the time management was very poor.

KL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great night and we had a perfect table next to the windows. One person’s raviolis were a little cold, so we were wondering why or if they had been sitting out in the kitchen too long. It was busy and we had a show to get to so no time to wait to fix. Bolognese was amazing as well as the tiramisu. Friendly hostess, server & food runners. Would go back.

DM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our food came incredibly fast. I would have liked a tad more time to enjoy a sip or two of the martini. Very good though.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine out regularly and we have high standards because we cook and entertain often. Strega was outstanding. Not a bad thing to share. Which I full heartedly love. The food was hot, fresh and flavorful. The staff had genuine smiles and attitudes. Made the experience unforgettable...Thanks for a great evening.

FF
New England
91 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outstanding food which made the experience a good one. Extremely small and loud. Had to wait over 30 min for reservation. Restaurant called and texted twice asking if we were cancelling, even after we checked in. Food was stellar! Fantastic fried calamari, beet salad with fresh ricotta and honey (wow!!!) and perfect burrata and prosciutto. Entrees were just as good. Tender brasciole special was perfect, meatball was huge and high quality. Chicken cacciatore, paperdelle with lobster, ravioli, gnocchi, and risotto - all fantastic! Dinks good and wine list was reasonable and good. Service was good to great on a busy night. Overall, excellent food made the meal!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pomm tinis are to die for! Gianni was fantastic!

BM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was Christmas day, the restaurant was packed and our table was late. But they were nice enough to sit us as soon as possible.
Starters were nicer than main course. Waiters are too busy to notice us a few of the times.
Overall, it was a nice experience.

BP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas lunch was amazing and could not wish for anything better.

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food at Strega is flawless Italian. Their signature veal entree was as good as promised. As was the signature shrimp and tagliatelle my wife had. Although the ambiance is lacking ( no tablecloths, average lighting and fixtures) the meal and service were stellar. Recommended

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, culture, and general ambiance made for a very warm and enjoyable Christmas Eve dinner!

DN
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This old school, Italian restaurant for families with lots of children and even a baby held a festive holiday spirit. The pictures of many celebrities (with the owner) on a wall at the door reminded you of the history of this place, and the wall of Italian movies playing silently reinforced that point.

Everything from the calamari appetizer to the classic ravioli and the Fettuccini Strega (with shrimp and scallops) were prepared and presented exceptionally. The hostess even offered to refrigerate our little box of cannolis from Mike’s Pastry, down the street, while we dined finely and leisurely.

That’s hospitality! Gracie!

DB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a a wonderful family dinner. My only comment would be our seating which was a little cramped and back by the restroom.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing homemade pasta for a decent price in the north end. They wouldn’t seat us until everyone walked inside which made the limited bar area get pretty crowded.

b
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The only thing good about this restaurant is the food! Very small and the seating was put together in such a way to accommodate as many people as possible therefore making it a dining room where everyone is basically sitting together - no privacy at all!! Extremely loud - therefore would not return.

AD
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. The mob movies was interesting. I would go back.

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, love the food more than I could ever imagine in an authentic Italian restaurant!

RS
New England
2 reviews