Strega North End

4.3
2838 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 2838 people are saying
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4.3
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4.3
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night regardless of the downpour of rain!!
Staff was excellent and very freindly,
Food was great and look forward to returning
Excellent service all around!!

EG
vipEmilyG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! Service and food was impeccable!!

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BradG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Music was way too loud. I have been in dance clubs that were quieter.

Food was mixed….steaks were good while ravioli and lasagna were bland and not very good.

Definitely not worth the money!

DC
DonCece
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

I was somewhat disappointed with Strega. A dear friend recommended it to us so we gave it a try. Most importantly, our waitress Vanessa was EXCELLENT. We ordered a meatball appetizer and eggplant / ricotta appetizer. Both were good…nothing extraordinary, but good.
My wife ordered a Sea Bass over a potato gnocchi and I ordered a filet mignon medium rare. I asked them to split the entrees into a surf n turf on each plate.
Vanessa said no problem and it soon came out as ordered. The fish was outstanding….the filet….terrible. Split into two, over cooked, and tough. Tasted like a bad hunk of sirloin.
When the busboy came over to clear plates, I told him to please let the Chef know the fish was excellent…but…the filet was a terrible disappointment….tough etc….he said, “ oh sorry, I will let him know”…Vanessa our waitress came over and after I told her the same she said, “ Oh you should have said something right away”…I told her it wasn’t a problem and please all I wanted was for her to let the Chef know……I do know in these post Covid times, MANY of the best steakhouses had to freeze fresh meats because it was difficult to order fresh and estimate use for the week. MANY steaks have that seared/over cooked interior you get from a frozen piece of meat….and I think that was the case here…a $15piece of meat for $46…..
The REAL disappointment was this………I am used to eating in some of the BEST restaurants in NY….when I ask someone to let them chef know his dish was “ off”, it is usually followed by a visit to my table from the chef wanting to hear it directly from me to discuss……STREGA chef…..a NO SHOW. That disappointed me most of all……seems like the chef could care less……Bad Business Practice……….sorry STREGA…BUT arrividerci!

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muffin
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went to Strega for my birthday dinner. Nice cocktails even if they don’t have full bar service. Didn’t make any sense I had a cucumber vodka cocktail but they couldn’t make a martini. We ordered calamari for an appetizer, it was ok. I ordered a seafood risotto it was awful. The seafood was over cooked and the risotto was just bad. We sat at the bar. The bartender never asked me how my dinner was. My husband had chicken Marsala and it was good. Not great chicken was a little dry. We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Very loud waited in the rain for over 10 min with reservation, packed in noisy not high end in my opinion food was great so was server

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Gianni was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Overbooked, waited 30 mins after reservation time in the rain, two spoiled bottles of wine, food was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We snagged a late afternoon reservation at Strega after our previous plans fell through. The entire north end was packed - on the streets, in the restaurants, even a parade going on! The Italy vs England soccer game was on. We enjoyed our food at a leisurely pace and enjoyed watching as soccer fans from all over cheered and gasped as they lingered on the sidewalks, trying to glimpse the game on any bar tv. We had a lot of fun.

JG
vipJaneG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was AMAZING and came out pretty fast! Restaurant was understaffed, so service was not up to par. I’m not sure our server was sober either. Overall great experience! The lamb chops were the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had a reservation and then had to wait another 30 minutes to be seated. Really threw the experience off. The food was average at best. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place very Live and Loud , Cesar salad not good but the rest of our food was fantastic. Definitely enjoyed it

JF
vipJoeFougazzi
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Wouldn’t go again , much better options in North End or even in the Suburbs.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from New Orleans, so we naturally have a high expectation for good food. This was the best Italian we have ever had. Will absolutely be back next time we are in town.

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vipAllieL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We went here for my birthday and the service was horrible. We booked a table indoors to avoid the heat and we’re seated outside. The waiter did not refill our waters so we had to ask
Multiple times. The pasta I ordered came out cold so I had to send it back. Overall I would not recommend going here at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was super loud with a party song played when someone orders the pasta special.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another memorable experience at Strega! Great service, amazing cuisine. Always a home run for our fam!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibe with the table side vodka pasta(That’s Amore) and fantastic service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Music a bit loud and servers overburdened

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vipMiguelF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Terrible service experience, tables around us got visited multiple times from the same server while we did not. Had the sea bass… save yourself the money; Tasted like wet fish in dirty water.

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Lexi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Strega has a great rep and I had been wanting to try it out! I wouldn’t say it’s outstanding. They brought out the appetizer after our meal got to us, seemingly they forgot about it and still charged us for it and didn’t address the mistake, either. 4 of us dined, I tried all 4 pasta dishes we each got - some really good, others not anything to write home about. They have traditional authentic Italian dishes on their menu but the execution of the actual meal is just sub par. The ambiance however is very good, great location. Anyway, I can see why a non italian would like it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

server rushed us through the meal and was not very friendly to our party

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute classic. Loved it. Don’t expect anything crazy but be ready for great food and good drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Sat us 35 minutes late for our reservation. Our server was rude and brought me and charged me for the wrong drink. This was after i asked for a gin drink on the menu and he told me “they didn’t have a license for gin”, and when i walked over and asked the bartender she told me they had gin and there was a gin drink on the menu…. My girlfriend and I talked about leaving after that, and I wish we did.

The bolognese was very below average. The restaurant was extremely crowded, with people walking in off the street and taking shots with the manager, nobody wearing masks.

Just a terrible (and expensive) experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve had better experiences here

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Jkjl101
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

TS
TawrinS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a great meal outside, service was good, food was excellent. Great experience.

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RobynE
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food great ambiance and great service! Can’t wait to go back!

LP
LexiP
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family to Strega by Nick Varano in the North End while my aunt was visiting from out of town. Strega has everything you could want, the best food, energetic staff, amazing mixture of people! You get more than just a night out but a whole experience! Never a dull moment!

MP
MikeP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had been to Strega in Burlington and had mixed experiences but thought we would try the Boston location after being told by friends it was excellent. We were disappointed by the waiter who mumbled through dinner and by the poor preparation of the food. The salumi plate we ordered looked like something my grandma would throw together and the lamp chops were overcooked. Needless to say with so many other great choices in the North End we will not be back!

ED
vipEmilyD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We had an entire glass of red wine spilt all over our table from the table behind us. The red wine splashed and ruined my fiancé’s shirt, splashed all over my bag, shoes and our child. The weather was a factor and we were good sports about it. I would have thought the staff would have been more sympathetic to the situation. I wasn’t expecting anything for free but I would have appreciated if it at least acknowledged by staff. They too concerned with turning with turning the table that they treated us like cattle. At a nice restaurant with expensive prices that is not the experience we hoped for when dining at Strega.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service I have ever received. We had a reservation for 8. We waiting until 9:15 to be seated. Once seated our waiter forgot about for 20 minutes and we walked out. I have never posted a bad review in my life but this was brutal. I will never go back to this place.

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Sharon
New England
26 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food could not have been better! Excellent food, as expected. Lobster a la vodka was amazing and my veal marsala was perfect and buttery. Decent wine by the glass list. My complaint...blaring music goes beyond "energetic"! It makes having conversation nearly impossible. The waiter kept pulling down his mask to be heard over the din. This was a great experience, and we would like to return, but the management needs to understand that loud music, especially during CoVid, makes speaking with masks impossible and creates a hazard. Otherwise, this was a great night out and it is especially nice that we could make reservations as the North End was packed as early as 5:15!

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Alexa
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing but my meal was wrong when it came to the table at first. I loved the bottle service for our champagne, which was amazing as well. They allowed me to eat the first meal that came out while I was waiting though which was accommodating since the rest of my party had their meals before mine.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We had a 7:15pm reservation and were told to stand outside for a short wait. We waited out in the cold weather until 8:30pm... we continuously asked for an update throughout the hour where we were told “it will be just a minute”. We were celebrating a birthday and told the host we would like to add something for desert... long behold after being rushed to eat our food, no desert for the table... instead the check. Food was great, service was horrendous.

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MMont
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The hostess was the only positive about this location. Otherwise, everything else was lacking and disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Waited an hour past our reservation time, thankfully the food didn’t take long and we were told the cheese wheel wasn’t being taken out but it got taken out 3 times while we were dining

MH
vipMeghanH
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Didn’t get seated until an hour after our reservation time but once we were seated it was great!

FAQs

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

Strega North End is rated 4.3 stars by 2838 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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