Strega North End

4.4
2402 reviews
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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

What 2402 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We arrived at 7:50 for our 8: o’clock reservations and didn’t get seated until 8:45. We were told it would be s few minutes but was not told it was going to be that long of a wait. The food was exceptional though.

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MH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fantastic. Our waiter was charming and funny. The big problem was that we had a 6:30pm reservation but we were not seated until about 7:20 p.m. They need to seriously revamp how they book reservations.

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MB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and good service at Strega. A week night during non tourist season was particularly nice as it was quiet. Place is typically full to overflowing and hard to move around and hear.

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KK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious Italian food in a tiny upscale Italian bistro in the heart of the North End. Very energetic and loud atmosphere but enjoyable for a fun night out. Great wine selection

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and service was very good. Only downside was we had to wait 40 past our reservation to seat 5.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service in the north end.
Our waiter was perfect.

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E
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal from top to bottom. Service was attentive. Portions very generous - we could have shared the salad and pasta. We will return!

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WV
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Buena ubicación en el barrio Italiano de Boston Massachussets, comida con sazón aceptable como legítima Italiana no Ítalo americana, ambiente alegre pero muy ruidoso, poco espacio entre las mesas, cuesta conversar y escuchar bien a las otras personas. Sería deseable más espacio entre las mesas.

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JD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AlwYs great! Old school Italian

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Crab and avocado salad was excellent, though the crab meat contained more pieces of shell than desirable. The chicken Marsala was a disappointment. The portions were generous but the chicken breasts were over cooked-dry and chewy. Noisy, bustling ambience on a Wednesday evening with every table taken. Nonetheless the service was attentive. Diagnosis: kitchen overwhelmed.

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

After a disasterous visit to Strega in January (e.g., broken dishwashing machine, staff out sick, and snowstorm), we decided to give the highly-regarded restaurant a second chance.

It was terrific. The food, not unexpectedly was great. But more importantly, the staff was impressive. Our waitress could not have been more friendly and dedicated to making sure we enjoyed our evening. And she did not know that this was a second chance visit!

We would most definitely go again --- for the food and the service.

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

Must eat in Boston
Best Italian food ever!!!
Don’t miss it

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great North End atmosphere. Great service and great food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was lacking for an Italian restaurant! We were sat at a high top table in the bar area even though we had a reservation and there were dining room tables open. The server was working the bar and the other high top table too. Not at all what I am used to for an Italian restaurant.
Will not return.

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent service. The only issue was our table was right in front of the bathroom doors and customers had to squeeze in back of us to get there.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my nephew there for his birthday. We were running late due to Celtics traffic. I called and they were kind enough to hold our table beyond the 15 minute requirement. The dining experience was amazing!!! I highly recommend it.

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SK
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Strega was as wonderful as I had heard! The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5, is because I have had better Sea Bass a few times for half the price. I’ll be back for the filet in cognac sauce! My friend told me I chose poorly!

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Solid experience every time. Great service, staff is super friendly and the kitchen is open late for north end!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the lobster ravioli and it is the best I have ever had! My fiancé’s short rib was cooked to perfection and the staff was great!

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TK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner at Strega! We were seated right on time and were not rushed. The service was excellent.

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

Excellent service and the food was second to none. Try the veal chop!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around!

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AG
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Strega never disappoints. Friendly service with excellent food. Pasta melts in your mouth with flavorful sauces. Good wine selection.

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KP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Strega. The Mushroom Ravioli is to die for. Service is always great. They treat you like family.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent, but the experience felt very rushed. We were finished and out the door within an hour, so it was not exactly a relaxing evening. The hostess was constantly walking around the small dining room, looking at everyone's tables to see how their meals were "progressing". The tables were so close together, and the noise level so high that it was hard to have a conversation, and hear the server list specials, etc. However, if you are looking for a high energy, fast paced, noisy restaurant that will get you in and out before a Celtics/Bruins game, Strega is the place! Definitely fun if you are going with a group of people, not the best place if you want a more intimate, relaxing dining experience.

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a mid day lunch and the food was great.

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took some clients to the restaurant and the service and food was excellent. It is pricey, but the food quality is worth it.

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BN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Italian restaurant in the North End. Food was incredible. 10/10 would recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love it , best ever

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant week meal! Gnocchi and tiramisu were on point! Would definitely go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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SH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Came in for dinner and took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu. Very attentive service, attractive room, delicious food, generous wine pours. Don't forget the cannoli and expresso.

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PB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have only visited once before and was amazed when our waiter remembered us.
He made us feel welcome and we really enjoyed our dinner. Thanks for a great experience

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best restaurant that I’ve ever been to in Boston. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to go to a high end restaurant. The service was absolutely amazing.

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JB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Just writing a quick warning, do NOT attempt to eat here if you are handicapped. The place is so popular the staff does NOT care about customers. I have a bad back and requested a booth with my 5:30 pm reservation, explaining my situation. I thought surely going in early they could accommodate us. They said because we were three people they would not give up a booth, which were four tops. They sat us at a small table right in the doorway. Although we ate quickly, my friend had to wear her winter coat throughout dinner with the cold blasting in directly on us. Many members of the waitstaff slammed into my chair as they walked by while I was eating, and now I am in serious pain. If they couldn’t be bothered to accommodate my handicap, they should not have accepted my reservation.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was awesome and the food was amazing - I just wish the menu was bigger. It was a very limited dinner menu without most of the Italian classics

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love Strega, it’s definitely our go to whenever we’re in the mood for Italian food (all the time). The servers and hosts are always very personable and friendly as well as the food being amazing! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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B
New England
37 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was tasty and the service was great

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EK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome !!! Went before a Bruins game. Had an amazing time !! If there was a 10 star option I would have hit it. A must go when in Boston.

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A North End Treasure. Food, service outstanding. A bit tight, but overall fabulous. Get a meatball!!

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