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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

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Details
Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Strega North End Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (29)
Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasion (27)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Notable Wine List (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fun (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Romantic (11)
Casual (11)
People Watching (10)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Bar Seating (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Attentive service and delicious food as usual!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We went to Strega for my daughter's 20th birthday, we were 20 minutes early and they seated us right away. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable, the food was amazing, and the price was reasonable. The wrong birthday cake was delivered and they sent someone running to Modern Pastry for a new one. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a reservation for 9:30 pm, and weren’t seated till 10. The hostess seated multiple couples who walked in after us before seating my fiancé and I, despite the fact that we all had the same reservation. It was clear that they overbooked. They sat us at the worst table possible, so we couldn’t even face each other. The only good thing about the night was the food. I reccomend going anywhere else, unless you’re willing to slip the hostess money to get you seated quicker.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Tremendous Food, great ambiance, and a truly remarkable staff. The food was amazing, but I was a bit underwhelmed by the portion size.

Nevertheless, always a great experience and I couldn't recommend Strega enough!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Good - food was great.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s day

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

We had an early reservation so it wasn’t very busy. Everything we ordered was delicious, from the mushroom ravioli, calamari, and bolognese. Portion sizes are a good size for sharing.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I asked our server, Carlo, to "give us the works." He took our menus away and then piloted us to a fantastic tour of the best of Strega. It was a fantastic meal and the atmosphere was wonderful. I highly recommend the restaurant and our server.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

A little overcrowded and tight. The food and service were good though.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Went to the Hanover st. location. 3 of us went for a friends birthday. Everything about it was fabulous. Would definately go back and request Carlo as our waiter. He made the experience better.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Underwhelmed. Average food. Presentation weak. Atmosphere bright and service hanging around in groups chatting and on phone. Service not knowledgeable on menu and actually said “I don’t know this place cause I work at the other Strega normally”. Lots of choices in the North End and Boston. Strega clearly has become complacent.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Amazing food, slightly gaudy but the food makes up for it.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a fantastic time with my boyfriend for his bday. He enjoyed the lobster ravioli a lot, and LOVED the cucumber avocado salad. We had a great experience, and was reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food! Great service! Just very very loud, hard to have a quiet conversation when you can hear every conversation on going in restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great atmosphere, the food & wine were excellent and the service fantastic. Love this place - makes my wife smile!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Strega was an excellent place to have dinner with our daughter who lives in Boston. The food was excellent, the service was good. The noise level was a bit high and the temperatures was TOO HOT. We asked the waiter if they could reduce the temperature and over time it got better, but my daughter was about to faint because it was so hot when we got there. Overall great food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We didn't make our reservation till around 4:00 but they were able to make a spot for 6:30. We arrived at 6:30 and were seated in minutes. The service was quick, friendly, and food was awesome.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Best Italian food we had in Boston.. Service was perfect they did not rush you and everyone was happy to help you

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Carlo is the best! Food is consistently outstanding

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This is always one of our favorite restaurants to visit when in Boston. The staff makes you feel like you're family and the dinner is delicious. You feel like you're sitting down with friends cooking for you when you're here. Highly recommended when you're in the area!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Pros:
Excellent food, and service. The waiter and wait staff were both informative and timely. The Merlot is smooth and addictive. The portions are very large, our appetizer, the Frittura Mista, could have easily been shared by 4. We actually ended up sharing the Zuppa Di Pescue it was so large (and so good) and took most of my Braciola/rigatoni home.

Mike’s Pastry is an easy walk - assuming you're not actually too stuff from an excellent dinner.

Cons:
This is not the place for two to dine for $29.95.😊
Valet parking is a must. Or Uber/taxi.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Carlo and his team always make dining at Strega more than just dinner - everyone goes out of their way to ensure that your dining experience is terrific. The fact that the food - from appetizers through dessert - is spectacular, makes for a great date night for my wife and I, who's first date was over 30 years ago

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Delicious food, particularly the seafood, but very garish decor and pretty unfriendly service for the States.
Had told them in advance we were celebrating a birthday and they brought a tiramisu with candle without asking, which was a lovely surprise until it appeared on the bill!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A lovely experience with phenomenal food and wonderful service.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Theater ran late. I called to cancel 10 pm reservation. Web said they closed at 11 but they encouraged us to come and would accommodate us when we got there. We arrived at 10:45 and they made us extra at home, cooked for us "soup to nuts".
As everyone knows their food is tremendous. The boss picked me out a great wine to complement my carbonara. We rolled out past midnight. The place long emptied of other customers. Wow, shocked that we got the 5 star treatment after pushing them out so late. Practically every employee came to our table and made our visit first rate!! Strega is now our "go to" restaurant in the North End of Boston! Thanks Strega for perfectly completing a perfect day....a gift from our children.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Casual, People Watching, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great meal. Service was excellent as well. A little tight but typical for North End. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food, reasonable prices, great waitstaff and attentiveness but not overbearing. Great first experience

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve. It was a great time.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

They never even sat us down. We had a reservation. 40 minutes went by so we left.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was New Years Eve. Strega had overbooked. It was crowded , loud, and they were 40 minutes late seating us with no where to stand, much less sit. It was early( 7:30) and just too many people hanging out waiting in too small of a venue. Food was good but service was delayed . Just too busy ....it was a poor choice of venue for that night, if I had known they were going to overbook the room , I would have chosen somewhere else.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved this place, food was amazing, staff was incredibly friendly. energy was wonderful all night! Felt like I was in Italy, next best thing!!!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner for 6 on 12/30 and we’re pleasantly surprised by the experience. Not only was the food delicious and well-presented, but the service was warm and friendly. We never felt rushed which is key when you are catching up with family. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love the Sunday dinner. Great meatballs. Outstanding sauce. Love the burratta appetizer and good wine list.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Stumbled across this place and had one of the best meals ever. And our waiter was great!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, great staff and great value. Highly recommend.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Awesome! Sooo good. So many things to choose from - Plan to share so you can try various dishes. Save room. Bruno was a great, informed, attentive and funny server!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing place to go for Christmas dinner. Everything is very authentic, including the waiters. Try the burrata cheese.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

First time dining at any Strega. Each adult chose a different house speciality for our entrees and they all exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend the short rib with lobster risotto. Chocolate mousse was to die for.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Waitstaff can’t do enough for you and food is fabulous!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I took my wife and daughter out for A Christmas lunch and the staff was very accommodating and friendly. The food was amazing, the portions were just right and the atmosphere was fresh. We will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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