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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (37)
Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (31)
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Neighborhood Gem (27)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
People Watching (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Scenic View (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

A lovely experience with phenomenal food and wonderful service.

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·Dined 4 days ago

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 York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve. It was a great time.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 30, 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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·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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vip
 (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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·Dined on December 28, 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 26, 2017

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

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 26, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This is a fantastic North End restaurant we happened upon a while ago via Open Table, when our previous favorite in the area was booked up. What a find! Fantastic food (large servings), wonderful and attentive service, and a great place to enjoy family and friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Ona busy night, once we were seated, we never had to wait for a thing, friendly staff , incredible food. overall an amazing dining experience. I am definitely going back and recommending it to my friends.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Too crowded and WAY too rushed. Sat down for 6 o’clock reservation and we were getting our check at seven. We were actually almost chugging the last of our bottle of wine as we were putting our coats on because wait staff and guests were hovering waiting for the table. Food was OK at best, nothing special and nothing to return for. Had the baked stuffed sole special with risotto, was not risotto, more like Basmati rice. When we got the bill, we could not believe that it was $42 for the sole dish! Never again!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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 (London)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A girls weekend in Boston and we were very intent on memorable dining experiences and this one did NOT let us down! The waitstaff was very solicitious, gracious in waiting as we talked trying to catch up before ordering, very eager to recommend dishes based on our interests, and paced the service so we were able to enjoy each course before tackling the next. Definintely recommend reservations! Look forward to trying another one of the restaurants in this group on a next visit to Boston!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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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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 (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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vip
 (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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 (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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