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Strega North End, Boston, MA
Strega North End, Boston, MA
Strega North End, Boston, MA
Strega North End, Boston, MA
Strega North End, Boston, MA

Strega North End

4.4
4.4
3266 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Strega is a hip Italian restaurant in the North End. Come enjoy fantastic food and a great atmosphere!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 523-8481
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Farouk Bazoune
  • Private party facilities
    Strega can be rented out for private functions. Contact info@thevaranogroup.com for information
  • Private party contact
    Fruittie Nguyen: (617) 737-0290
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Cross street
    Between Fleet St. and Clark St.
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    MBTA Blue Line<br /><br>Aquarium, Government Center<br /><br>MBTA Orange Line<br /><br>Haymarket Station
  • Entertainment
    Join us on Tuesday nights for Street Magic!
  • Additional
    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,266 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

3,266 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was great and the service was good, but you couldn’t hear yourself talking, the music was so loud in there, this is not a place to go if you actually want to have a conversation with the people you went with, it was like a nightclub trying to be a restaurant … kind ruined it for me and wouldn’t go back only because of noise level

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation for 8:30 and they told us we had a 15 min grace period to get there. We got there at 8:21 so we could be early and didn’t get seated til after 9. Had to stand outside in the cold due to them over booking. The service was terrible, the manager was rude. For the price, you would think it would have been a better experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    After booking,Strega will confirm and make very clear there policies of a 15 minute grace period to hold a reservation and a firm 90 minute dining experience. They will even text you regarding this. We arrived 7:20 for a 7:30 reservation and told it would be 20 more minutes. As an aside, the hostess had a cold, rude demeanor when informing us. There was nowhere to wait. We came back at 7:40 and she rudely stated it could be up to another 25 minutes. That would be a total of 45 minutes waiting. We never came back and dined elsewhere. It was a special occasion. If you book at Strega pease be prepared to be inconvenienced. First, they don't enforce their policies, second, they will make you wait a long time, third, there is nowhere to wait as there is a tiny bar, fourth, the hostess is rude. Never a "so sorry" ect. I can't judge the food but like most North End restaurants I would assume it's good?

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  4. Alyssa

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Really rude service, turned off the music and were pressuring us to leave.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Giani, was truly wonderful. Great conversation with true interest. The food was phenomenal!!! I highly recommend the lobster Fra Diavolo. The best I’ve ever had.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great ambiance was great.Service was awful our server wasn’t attentive we were seated but had to wait over 10 min before receiving service(drinks/bread) drinks arrived and bread was never given. It was only after appetizers arrived I asked for bread again from a different server and was finally given bread right away. I asked the same server that never brought us the bread for more bread and he never brought us bread. Since the discomfort feeling and the long waiting to be served I got up to ask a different server if they can accommodate with a simple request for dessert to have a happy birthday sign on any dessert we get considering it was my wife birthday and they reassured me that they would be able to accommodate that one request.unfortunately upon receiving dessert it was just a plain dessert with no happy birthday. Food was great. Service was horrible seems like it all depends who your server is because other people seem to have great service.

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  7. kelleyr

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated at a table for 2 by the window and immediately greeted with a smiling waitress. Got a delicious bottle of wine and had the most fabulous meal. The food is out of this world. Highly recommend!!! Kelley

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good was excellent, pretty location , smaller than expected. would return

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  9. KathleenW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I went to Strega for my birthday dinner and made a reservation months in advance. The food was great and my husband and I ordered a $165 bottle of wine to celebrate. When we finished our dinner and wine, we each ordered an espresso martini since Strega does not serve dessert. We received the martinis and had taken about 2 sips when our waitress came to the table, told us we were being moved to the bar because they were behind on seating people, picked up our martinis and moved them to the bar. When we went to order another drink after we finished our martinis, we were told by the bartender that the manager told her she could not serve us any drinks because they needed the space at the bar. We dropped $400 for 2 people, but were treated very rudely and it certainly was not a birthday celebration.

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  10. JeffS

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Place is small and tables are on top of each other. We were seated by the door on a cold night and it kind of killed our overall experience. I made reservations over 2 months ago and end up with the worst seat in the house. The food was slightly above average and the service was fantastic.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service! Disappointed about having to stand outside in the freezing cold. We understand waiting for our reservation time, but people with the same time as us, who showed up after us were seated on time and we were seated at 6:15.

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  12. EthanT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall it was a good experience, BUT we had a reservation at 12:30, we had to wait outside until 12:50 ish (no big deal although it was freezing out). They said the table wasnt ready but that we could sit at the bar to start. We ended up sitting there the whole time, we got our food and drinks and my Fiancee and i each ordered 2 drinks. She wanted an espresso martini before we left and i wanted a glass of Sangria. It had only been 1 hour (now 1:40) As we get the bartender/waitress attention she brings the check over and we ask for another drink and she said that her bar manager informed her that they had a reservation at the bar coming in so that they couldnt serve us and we had to leave. Was very confused about that since we didnt ask for the bill yet and was going to give them more money and business but apparently not. Our meals were delicious but small portions. Drinks were good but wish we were able to order another and not get essentially kicked out after only dining for 1 hour…

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food and service was incredible. The music was way, way too loud. I would go back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Al always, dinner feels rushed. The server clearly wanted to turn tables.

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  15. Rosie

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All our dishes were delicious!! A great wine selection also!

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  16. Anon

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not worth it if looking for a good time or celebration. Went for my birthday dinner, told the host, and got no slice of dessert or song or any thing, but the 3 other customers in the restaurant did who were also celebrating theirs. The waiter was inattentive with us too, and before we could even tell him it was a special occasion he dropped the check and walked off. Food and drinks were great but Absolutely baffling service from a “fine dining" establishment.

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  17. TomM

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night! Fun vibe and great food (try the meatballs!)

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  18. RachelS

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for the cocktail tree and brunch and it did not disappoint. It was, however, very very very loud, like a club. We could hardly have a conversation at our table.

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  19. Deana

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very overrated, there are way better places to go for Italian. Felt very rushed, the eggplant rollatini was literally frozen we didn’t eat it and still charged us. We had to send one of our dinner meals back as the chicken was completely raw in the middle. We were completely grossed out at this point. They have a singer there who is so loud we couldn’t even hear or think, then he comes to your table to ask for tips and to follow him on Instagram! So tacky. Go somewhere else

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the BEST! You will enjoy the food and LOVE the atmosphere!

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  21. michaelm

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    was very very loud....even without the opera singer in the room. i think the volume was at 11...7 would have been nice.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time at brunch! From the drinks, to food, to service everything was amazing! The espresso martinis are a must. The chicken and waffles are highly recommended.

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  23. RobM

    Greater Boston

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful dinner at Strega. Love the original North End location. It’s a small and lively room and a well oiled machine. Staff on point. We had Vanessa taking care of us. What a rock star this woman is. And the food was out of this world. Keep doing what you’ve been doing Strega. We’ll see you soon.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! Food and service was superb!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant did not have our reservation on file despite booking through open table. Hostess was visibly busy and stressed and we understood that but it was a bummer to have to wait over an hour for a table we had reserved.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & awesome service! So glad we made a reservation

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  27. AnthonyL

    Greater Boston

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Spot!!!! We had a wonderful night sending the boys back to college! Food, people and service are a 10!

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  28. CurtisR

    Cincinnati

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and the service was great. It was a great experience overall.

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  29. Deedee

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, food and service. I highly recommend it.

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  30. Foxwell

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a high top by the window on a Monday night after the Bruins game. Great service, friendly, witty, and efficient. Food was good bordering on great. Would go again. Very nice vibe.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and the service were really good, the tables are placed too close together and the noise level unacceptable.

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  32. KathyG

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience and the ambiance is wonderful. It was a place I would recommend to others.

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  33. LyndseyL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service. Delicious food. Fun atmosphere -- The whole restaurant was filled with Madonna concert attendees (pre-concert) and they played Madonna songs all evening! So much fun.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great ambiance, great wine, horrible food.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was very inattentive. Wasn’t even a busy night, we had to flag him over several times throughout the night which we didn’t understand. There were only 5 tables sat at the time.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I did no research when I booked this reservation and I was definitely pleasantly surprised when I arrived. We waited a little bit longer after our reservation but it was well worth the wait. The food and atmosphere was phenomenal. Would definitely go back to experience it again.

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  37. MeredithL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    They allowed child abuse at this restaurant and we left because of it

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  38. KatherineM

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The place is so cute and the food is incredible. Probably the best breakfast I have ever had. The drinks were also very tasty. They do play music very loud so do not go unless you're in the mood for that!

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  39. CheriM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for brunch on a Saturday and the vibes were vibing. Chicken parm was amazing and the Sinatra plate which consisted of steak and eggs was probably the best seasoned steak .

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect date night all around definitely recommend

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Strega North End offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 523-8481.

Strega North End is rated 4.4 stars by 3266 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Strega North End

379 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Fleet St. and Clark St.
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    MBTA Blue LineAquarium, Government CenterMBTA Orange LineHaymarket Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Farouk Bazoune
  • Entertainment
    Join us on Tuesday nights for Street Magic!
  • Additional
    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 523-8481
  • Private party facilities
    Strega can be rented out for private functions. Contact info@thevaranogroup.com for information
  • Private party contact
    Fruittie Nguyen: (617) 737-0290
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