Strega North End

4.5
2789 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Strega is a hip Italian restaurant in the North End. Come enjoy fantastic food and a great atmosphere!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Thu 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM

What 2789 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlo is the guy you need to see at Strega. He guided us through the menu with ease and made excellent wine recommendations for my friend’s birthday. If you’re looking for a casual dinner, special occasion, or anything in between, then Strega is your spot

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Willy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The bread was fabulous!! but everything else was bland and small portions
the conif chicken parm, gross , not the usual chicken parm cutlet
and the sauce on the fusilli was thin and watery
the Bolognese was mediocre, and not enough sauce on the pasta.
wont go back ...

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend who was visiting to celebrate birthdays and it was incredible. Been here before and always have a great time the staff is so nice and friendly the food is incredible you can tell it’s all so fresh. Ate outside and loved it - gnocchi is incredible

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Helder
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner at Strega! Our waiter Carlo was the best!

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vipLisa
New England
90 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Service was excellent

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chris
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was very good
Arrived early so we had to sit outside
It was cold but we survived.

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KellyR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We sat outside on a beautiful Easter day. We ordered brunch. The cinnamon rolls were the best I ever had. It went downhill from there. We never received one entree - the waitress barely checked on us - never asked if we wanted a second drink. The omelet was ok - nothing special. The pastas were great including a gluten free option.

I loved the atmosphere but was truly disappointed with the service. A bummer because I wanted to love it.

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Mollie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best one in north end!! The staffs and the foods are FABULOUS!!

PB
PhilipB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very pleasant experience, the food was awesome and I will be back!

KJ
KJ33
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The food is Ah-mazing , the staff is friendly and engaging and the ambience is comfortable yet elite!! You can dress casually or to the nines and you will feel right at home! The music selection is fun and makes for a great night out and the best weekend brunch get together! This is a place I will visit 1000 times again and recommend to anyone!

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vipPaulM
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch that left us wanting to do nothing but schedule our next reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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TimC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat in Boston. Absolutely awesome, amazing food, amazing vibe, amazing service. Strongly recommend.

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent time.. The host, Sophia, was welcoming and the rest of the staff were warm friendly especially our waiter, Carlos.. I would recommend Strega because the food, service and ambiance was delightful!
Heather

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Lance
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great, tasty spot for a date in Boston's North End.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Tasteless, bad service, and not worth the price premium compared to the much better restaurants that make up the rest of north end

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vipBarbaraT
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

In and out in 1 hour! We asked for dessert but they were not offering any and recommended a cafe down the street, (so so) I understand the need during Covid for restaurants to turn tables over quickly but to not offer dessert or coffee in order to do so is and to not inform you of that policy prior to the reservation is a very poor business strategy. The food was ok at best, certainly not the quality of the past. It used to be one of the best in the North End but I fear their expansion has hurt the quality of the original restaurant. They are now resting on their laurels.

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CincyGreg
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely amazing meal during Dine Out Boston Week! Started with the lobster ravioli and thought I had died and for to heaven (along with amazing bread). Would not normally do it at an Italian restaurant but the Twin Filet Medallions were excellent. Finished with a cannoli what can I say!!

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klmw
New England
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was great along with our server. We did however feel very cramped and it was very loud. There were dividers between tables & everyone was operating with all covid protocols in mind.

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JimmyF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our wait was 30+ minutes past reservation. Food and service was great.

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Dinerq
New England
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

If you are not in 20s stay far away for Sunday Brunch or anytime Sunday before 4 pm. Blaring inappropriate club music, staff without mask (male manager) or under noses (waitstaff), party of 20 seated (limit is still 10 I believe), if I wasn’t fully vaccinated I probably would have left. We arrived on time for our reservation, were asked to come back in 15 minutes which we did and waited another 15-20 before table was ready.
Hostess was apologetic and kind but she was really the only one who cared about our experience. Wish we were warned of the atmosphere, would rather have them suggest returning in the evening than drop $ and not enjoy. Have been to Strega Waterfront and thoroughly enjoyed many times, can’t say the same about Strega North End.

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LuisG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We had to wait to be seated for 1 hour, it was my birthday dinner so we waited but otherwise we would have left. I had to ask for a formal apology as we did not get one during the dinner. Atmosphere is good and food as well. We still noticed they were on a rush to close so did not feel comfortable. They didn’t ask if we wanted desserts and did not offer any discounts given their bad management of time... would like to go back and have the right experience as place looks nice, but don’t book dinner at 9PM or experience will likely be worse than expected.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

As always Strega was amazing food with an amazing atmosphere. Our server was one of the worst I’ve ever seen and terrible at his craft. We were sitting at our table for 20 minutes before he realized he never took our order only after we reminded him. Then we waited almost another twenty minutes for us to get drinks and only after I yelled hey after the 6th time he walked by our table and ignored us. We’ve been going to Strega for years and this is the first time we had something bad to say about the staff. I usually tip out 40-50% but he got 20% to the penny and he was lucky to get that. Hoping Strega goes back to its old ways of providing a experience.

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vipDaniele
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I thought the food was waaay overpriced for what I got. Ordered a burrata e the salmon dish. Both very, very average and quite expensive. The burrata tasted like was bought at the supermarket & the cheapest brand. Sorry, won’t go back.

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Girlsdinnerdate
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very accommodating when I showed up for my reservation I made for 4 when I really had 5 and didn’t realize it. Food was great. Great value. My niece had a great time for her birthday!

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MB2021
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our waiter was very rude and didn’t even introduce himself or give us a chance to look at the menu. Our entire experience was rushed. Multiple times our dishes were almost taken while we were still eating. We were given our check (while we still had glasses of wine in front of us) 50 minutes into our dinner. Food was fine but not something special, could have got the same caliber food elsewhere with better service.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Dine Out Boston.. filet was delicious & cooked to perfection. The staff couldn’t be any nicer & efficient. Overall great meal... the freshest cannoli I ever had

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always

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MarkS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had 8pm reservations for weeks
They confirmed about 3 times.
Showed at 7:55 checked in they were full & many walkins /everyone by pasted the line because they knew the girls doing the check in. They made everyone w/ reservations wait! Everyone mad. They seated us at 9pm.
Gave us a free calamari ( big deal)
Food is always good though. Wasn't to happy for spending $250.!

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Santa
New England
57 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Only issue I have is we made reservations for 6:45pm (They make a point on the grace period you have) so we got there a few min early just in case. Table wasn't ready so they made us wait outside. 30 deg 35mph wind... FOR OVER AN HOUR (1hr 10min.) FREEZING Cold... What is the purpose of a reservation if you do not reserve the tables... The food... TOP NOTCH as always...

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MariaL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No menu for desserts and not offered. That was a different experience

JF
JosephF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service, - will be back again for sure.

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MeghanM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waiter kept pulling down mask at the table. would walk away in the middle of saying something to us. Table near the bathroom was smelly

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AnnamariaR
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. Staff was attentive. The meatball was sooo good

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vipMcap95
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really like Strega for dinner but we especially love it for brunch! Awesome cocktails, delicious food and reliable service. Fun music and great vibe for some weekend fun. Go!!

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EricaT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Sunday for brunch, it was great! Food was delicious and cocktails were great. Service was fast. Music was also great! Highly recommend.

JG
vipJGMJGM
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Love the food and setting. The music was Obtrusive and not conducive to having dinner.

It's not a disco!!!!!!! It's a fine dining experience!!! With the Italian theme, maybe Frank Sinatra or other nice music with the volume lower would have been nice.

Music NOT blasting in our ears while enjoying the food which was excellent would have made it a much better experience.

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vipdonna4684
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Saturday brunch and it was fantastic, all plates were CLEAN! It was a lovely small space, very upscale feeling. The wait staff were very attentive without being intrusive. Mice varied menu selections. Would def recommend and come back. Only neg was that the music was quite loud, but we're old!

JC
JimminieCricket
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time at this North End mainstay. Our party of 9 were treated to a fantastic dinner with great ambiance.

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vipRichardA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, excellent food, a first class place.

FAQs

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

Strega North End is rated 4.5 stars by 2789 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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