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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 - Tue 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Wed - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:15PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Strega North End Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (37)
Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
People Watching (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Fun (14)
Casual (14)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Business Meals (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Romantic (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Local Ingredients (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Scenic View (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The best restaurant in Boston!

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vip
 (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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Surly service. Clueless too. Uncomfortable bar. Noise level way too high. With tons of restaurants in North End don’t visit this one

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Three of us dined there before a concert at the Garden. We had a reservation, but we had to wait
about 20 to 25 minutes to be seated as it was very busy. However, the food was well worth the
wait!! We had the fresh pappardelle with Bolognese, which was outstanding, three different salads, all good,and the ravioli. In spite of the fact that the restaurant seating is very tight and rather small, the service was excellent...fast and friendly! The noise level is definitely lively, so I would not recommend it for a first date!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is excellent. Highly recommend. Only thing is no coffee, no capacino, only espresso!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fantastic meal at Strega North End...food was exquisite and Bruno was fabulous.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best restaurant I have been to since moving here 5 months ago. Something truley sets their food apart that is really amazing and good quality.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful spot for excellent Italian food and wine and lots of people watching

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Noting special. Food was so-so. Will not be going back

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food, service, everything was fantastic.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a 7:30 PM reservation and we waited 45 minutes for a table to open up. We resorted to sitting at the bar at 8:15 PM to eat because we couldn't get seated. Pretty unacceptable. If you know the volume you can take at a time, then book reservations for what you can handle. You've been in the North End long enough to know how many reservations you can take at one time. Saving grace was that the food was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The North End of Boston has many delicious Italian restaurants but Strega North End is the one we've gravitated to the last 5 times we've been in Boston. The staff is amazing and special requests were accomodated. We will be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Service was impeccable! Our waiter selected several items for us and everything was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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