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About Strega North End

Strega is a hip Italian restaurant in the North End. Come enjoy fantastic food and a great atmosphere!

379 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Fleet St. and Clark St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 523-8481

Website:
http://www.stregaristorante.com/

Entertainment:
Join us on Tuesday nights for Street Magic!

Catering:
For catering inquiries please contact Fruittie at fruittie@thevaranogroup.com or at 617-737-0290.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking available for $20.00

Public Transit:
MBTA Blue Line

Aquarium, Government Center

MBTA Orange Line

Haymarket Station

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Firicano

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Strega North End Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (31)
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Neighborhood Gem (22)
Notable Wine List (17)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
People Watching (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Fun (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Groups (9)
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Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Romantic (6)
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Gluten Free Options (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant was great as well as the food. Service was wonderful but a little overpriced. Open table gets a low rating because the Restaurant never received our reservation but sat us anyway. I will never use open table again!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Strega was cramped with blasts of cold air every time the door opened. No place to wait for a table and people standing over your table waiting to be seated. Service was very good and food was also very good but nothing spectacular compared to other restaurants in the area. Strega was just okay and will look for someplace with a little more atmosphere and not feel so rushed to turn the table.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love Strega, the food and our waiter were wonderful. Will always go there when going to the Northend

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had the best dinner with our group of friends. The food was spectacular and atmosphere wonderful. But our waiter Carlo made it an experience we will never forget! Thank you Carlo!!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Went to dinner with colleagues after a busy day of work. I was craving mussels and noticed they weren’t on the menu. I asked the waiter and he was able to make the dish for me, which was delicious! The vibe was fun and energetic. Great place

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Beautiful experience and wonderful food!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

They’ve squeezed too many tables into a room which is too small. Even taking into account that we had a Saturday reservation at 7:30 (not seated until 8:00), the place is too crowded and too noisy. The food and service were both very good however, so probably great either on a weeknight or before/after weekend prime times.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Carlo and Strega never disappoint! Had a wonderful meal. Always treated like a VIP. This Connecticut girl will always make the trip up to the Northend to go for a special and delicious meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Open table said there was plenty of tables available. There wasn't. They don't monitor the sight. They were an 1 behind because of this. Staff spilled a drink on me. One we were seated the service was great and food was outstanding.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was amazing and service was absolutely wonderful. They were behind on seating reservations but not by too much and it seemed like they want you in and out real quick but I’d go back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

the place is very small and the tables are very close together. The food was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and service were good. the only thing I feel uncomfortable was space issue.. tables were too close to each other..

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We arrived a few minutes early on a Saturday night and were seated right away in the corner table by the bathrooms. Not a good start to our dinner but asked our waiter to move us to a better location, they happily accommodated. The service and food were excellent; their special appetizer of fried calamari with shrimp and scallops in a balsamic glaze was delicious. Their crab and beet salads were another hit; we all really enjoyed. Dinner we had the stuffed fish with lobster and risotto special, grilled salmon and seafood Strega with homemade pasta; all were excellent. This is a great place - service and food are wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good food, excellent waiter service, educated staff on dining selections and wine selections.
Was definitely disappointed with one aspect of the evening.
I️ Uber was late making us 10 mins late and after calling they said they’d hold the table for 15 mins.
We arrived prior to 15 mins and they gave our table away and we had to wait 15-20 mins to be seated.
Assuming this was an isolated event.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Birthday. We actually came here after hearing Troy Aikman mention it after he had color commented on a Patriots game. He gave it high reviews and it totally lived up to expectations!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We ate there before the Celtics game the other night and the service was very good. the waiter got us in and out timely but did not rush us. the food was very good. the pumkin squash raviolis were a big hit and I had the veal cachatori that I thought was very good. Wine as also very good.

definitely be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The best restaurant in Boston!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We opted for "Family Style" dining and the food they brought, after we waited a half hour past our reservation time, was quite good.....however there was too much! We were six people...enough food for 10. And when you have food for 10 you get a bill for 10 but then realize you are only six so, with the mandatory tip they added, we were in for $115/head with only two bottles of wine and no dessert. Yikes. Lots of places where two people can dine nicely in the North End for under $130 rather than $230. Perhaps I am being too tough on the price...we just said "bring it on" without discussion however one would think that $115 per person is a bit steep. The food WAS good...no denying that. They have a really cheezy feature there....five or six large TV screen playing mafia movies like Goodfellas and The Godfather. Distracting for those facing the screens and there are some pretty disgusting scenes in some of those movies. PLEASE....we're trying to eat over here! For that reason alone we won't go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a gastronomic delight! Best Italian food; large, tasty portions. Love Gianno!

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were not seated at time of reservation. It took 40 minutes to get a table. Maitre d was not polite.
Food was good but not fabulous. Would not go again.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was great. Giani was a great waiter. Great wine selection. My veal chop was a bit rare and my wife's lobster ravioli was a bit dry. Great ambiance. Got us in on short notice with kids.
Giani also got the kids ice cream from down the street!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was our 38th wedding anniversary! We loved the food and wine and the special treat of a tiramisu!!! Just delicious! Thank you for making a great day wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a fantastic meal at Strega while we were in Boston for a conference. It was spectacular. I loved the homemade pasta, the fresh seafood, and the delicious caprese salad. The service was also amazing, I will return if I'm ever in Boston for a meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food and the menu variety were very good as was the service and for these reasons I would recommend. The wall of 5 flat screen TVs playing mob movies ( godfathers I and II, Goodfellas etc) on an uninterrupted loop was overwhelming and honestly became a little disturbing. Personally, I love The Godfather series. However, I don’t need to simultaneously watch Sonny Corleone shot to death and Joe Pesci beaten to a pulp and thrown alive into a shallow grave while eating-causes some indigestion to say the least.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

It was amazing! Our server was friendly and made our night enjoyable. Our food was delicious and the wine selection caters to all tastes. My husband and mum loved it and my mum complimented the service as a well done job. We will definitely be back in this restaurant in the future. Love also watching some Italian movies while waiting for our meals.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was delicious! Great attentive staff. Had an amazingly table by the window.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Strega is a typical North End red sauce factory. We were seated 15 minutes after our reservation and were rushed by the waitstaff. The food was fine but the whole experience left us with the conclusion that we would avoid North End dinners on Saturday nights as they are always wanting.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

very disappointing...food was ordinary...great service but the room is way too crowded ...would not recommend

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

In bustling north end. Cramped place and very noisy on a Saturday evening. One among many Italian joints in that area.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic meal! Quick service! The chocolate mousse was to die for!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic service and the food was authentic and delicioso!! Loved all the classic movies playing too like the Godfather! Can't wait to return!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great specials....we had decided based on menu on window and then completely changed our minds. So many great choices and the specials we had were beyond expectation. Ate every morsel and every drop of delicious sauce. Had a more quiet corner booth so that was good. Very good service. A little odd that we had to wait outside for our table to be ready even though there was room in the entry way - it was okay weather wise but a polite explanation of WHY would have been appreciated. Just seemed odd. Fortunately table was ready within 10 minutes of reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love Strega, one of the best restaurant chains in Boston. This North End location is so authentic and the food is so delicious, you can swear you’re in Italy. Highly recommend it for special occasions, group dinners, dates and anniversaries.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved the restaurant and the food was absolutely amazing. The noise level was quite high so it was hard trying to talk to one another but other than that, we really enjoyed ourselves. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We made a reservation using OPENTABLE, Friday, October 13 at 8 PM, party of four.
The restaurant did not honor our reservation and only gave us a table at 9 PM.
They ruined our night because everybody was upset.
Will never go back.
They should not use OPENTABLE if they do not honor the reservations.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Strega is an authentic Italian restaurant in Boston's North End. The food is a bit above average. The service is very good with some good Italian Schmoozing. On the down side (depending on what you are looking for) table spacing is tight so be prepared to converse with your neighbors and the noise level is on the high side. All in all, it is still a good experience and very different from a suburban restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always a great time. Never really have to order anything, just tell them to bring good stuff. Never disappointed!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent food and authentic Italian. The service was great and the atmosphere is fun and vibrant. We sat by the open air windows so could see outside. Very happening street. Fun to walk for dessert and coffee after.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Read good reviews online, but, sadly, we were disappointed. Visiting the North End of Boston was a highlight of our trip to New England (being 2nd generation Italians). We wanted a delicious Italian meal before we headed home. The caesar salad was very good. My scallops were good and the bed of farro with pesto they were lying on was delicious. The roast chicken was also good. The fettuccine with seafood was not cooked properly and, therefore, inedible. The seafood was fine. Our waiter asked if there was something wrong and to his credit, when he heard the pasta was "troppo al dente", he did not charge us for it.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The noise level was a bit too much for us but it won’t stop us from going back there. We all enjoyed our food especially linguine Alla vongole scampi sauce and the seafood appetizers as well as the pasta with prosciutto and red sauce. Our least favorite was the Strega salad. It was too vinigarish for our taste and grapefruit was not sweet.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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