Strega Waterfront

4.5
2690 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Strega Waterfront is Boston’s place to see and be seen. Enjoy unforgettable Italian cuisine in Strega’s beautiful dining room adorned with two fireplaces and original artwork. For a lively night out, sip on specialty cocktails in the bar and lounge area beneath the television wall. Strega Waterfront offers three separate private dining rooms available to accommodate parties of all sizes and occasions.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm

Dinner: Monday-Friday: 3:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
Lounge: Open Daily until 2:00am
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Phone number
(617) 345-3992
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Salvatore Firicano
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Catering
Inquire about our catering opportunities at info@thevaranogroup.com or call (617) 345-3992
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Northern Ave (GPS use 56 Northern Ave)
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Parking details
Valet parking is $18
Public Parking also available in the underground parking garage and other surrounding lots
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Public transit
MBTA Silver Line 1 or 2 to the Waterfront (free transfer from Red Line) and take to Courthouse station.

MBTA bus route 4
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Special events & promotions
Contact Fruittie at fruittie@thevaranogroup.com or call (617) 737-0290.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Strega Waterfront is available to accommodate small and large groups, special events and private functions for any occasion. We have a fully customized lunch and dinner menu to suit your needs and also offer alternative options featuring our vast wine list, specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 2690 People Are Saying
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MM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Would highly recommend. I ordered the gnocchi and it was superb. Great portions - perfect for leftovers. Our server was fabulous.

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great!

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OT
New England
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite pre-flight dinner spot. Team at the bar is awesome and food is always spectacular. Tonight was the Sea Bass. Have had many times and it never disappoints.

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RV
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had reservations but ended up eating in the bar. Despite being very busy, the service was attentive and personal. We took our time ordering 3 courses, as the kitchen cranked out the food at a good clip. (Except for the entree) at the height of their busy night, but we were too busy talking with others at the bar to notice. Dinner was very good, and afterward, a short walk on a cold night took us to the water where we found a fire pit burning. Great place. Love the food. Lauren in the bar is awesome!

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RM
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Strega Never disappoints. Love the atmosphere. The staff is always accomodating. And most importantly the food is unbelievable.

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MH
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our daughter's birthday at Strega Waterfront. It is a tradition for us. They did not disappoint. Food is excellent and plentiful. Great wine list. Our server was personable and attentive, but never intrusive. We all had a fantastic time, and will be back! Thank you for a memorable evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went for my boyfriend’s birthday and we had a great time. My only issue was with the calamari thought hey were just too soft for it to seem to be fried. We both had the salmon as an entree, we enjoyed it and it was a nice size. Our waitress Melissa was the best, always checking on us and making sure we were ok.

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KS
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great

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K
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! Loves everything about this restaurant- location- art deco styling- our waiter was super and the food was excellent- wine list was a book- lots to choose from-

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The staff was really nice and it’s a nice ambiance, but they managed to make filet mignon taste and look like ground beef. There was also no flavor to it. My seafood dish was alright, but I expected more at that price. The rollatini di nico (eggplant and ricotta) was bland. Overall, it wasn’t too appetizing and wasn’t worth the price.

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SL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I don't usually review but we had an extraordinary bleh luncheon at Strega, so, here you go!
This is a waste of a location! It looks good and feels comfortable, a pretty place to hang out, but not for the two and half hours of lunch time we spent this time. Our group of five were seated promptly, then basically ignored by waiters for long stretches of time although the restaurant was empty at lunch time except for a private party in a separate room.
We wanted a non-alcoholic fizzy drink to share and celebrate but waiters couldn't figure out how to make that happen. Had to beg for more bread. Never got salt/pepper although everyone's food surely needed it. Among other food disappointments, this was not a good choice for a party that includes a vegan. Nothing but a very disappointing/bland and not very filling (small) salad for that poor guy.
On the plus side: Visually and ambience-wise it's a cool place. Many tv screens playing old/black-and-white films alongside sports events, all without sound (yay!). I'd go back for a cocktail, but would eat elsewhere first. Never again for celebrating with work friends...maybe the attention and tasty food are reserved for the dinner crowd?

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EC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Made 8:45 reservations, checked multiple times and we weren’t seated until 9:25. There were empty tables but they were reserved for other guests that hadn’t arrived yet. Our waitress spent a lot of time at the table next to us and when we needed anything, refills, etc, we had to waive her down while she was trying to walk away. We felt like we were a burden when we wanted to order more cocktails. The service did not come close to matching the $250 price tag of dinner

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HP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may have been the best meal I've ever tasted. I didn't want to finish my meal because I didn't want to see my plate empty. Our waiter was amazing, the ambience was beautiful and the overall service was perfect!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Tables are too close. Felt rushed

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PW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was recommended by hotel and was absolutely phenomenal! Went with recommendations from waiter and was not disappointed by anything!

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JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the staff were very attentive. We were celebrating a birthday dinner and our waiter surprised me with an awesome dessert ! Very special .....

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LM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

A bit short staffed the night of our visit but overall good experience and good food. Very noisy restaurant on a Friday night.

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b
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Strega was delicious as always and has a nice broad menu to please everyone.

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H
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I invited my friend for lunch for her birthday. Strega had a three course lunch for only $20. Couldn’t get over the quantity and quality of the food for any price. Very good value, perfect ambience, good for a casual lunch at the bar or a destination for special occasions. Bravo

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TA
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Appreciated Daniel’s friendly and knowledgeable service. Celebrated birthday and received a free dessert. Restaurant can be loud, especially near windows. Had to force hostess to give us better table despite empty restaurant, which was disappointing. Will go back. Great meal.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our servers Mike & Islin (I do not know how to spell his name) were AMAZING!! They were so attentive, so knowledable about the food, and so kind and fun.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends and I went to Strega to celebrate my birthday and the treatment we were given was TOP NOTCH! I was so happy when the hostess led us into the private dining room, which was something I didn’t expect. From start to finish, our food, drinks, and service was excellent. The staff really went above and beyond to make my birthday special for me and I will continue to celebrate future events at Strega! Thank you all again.

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L
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Fabulously delicious and fresh food. The pasta is awesome. Fruit de mare was exceptional.
Phil the maître d’ is always welcoming and fun. Great guy!! Runs a tight ship.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and food was amazing! Highly recommended.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! The food, energy and service is A+.

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JR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful night celebrating a 70th birthday dinner special request for eggplant was no problem and was delicious all of the meals were wonderful the bone in filet was great as was the veal cutlet and chicken parm our waitress brought over a piece of cake with a candle for the birthday girl we enjoyed a couple of bottles of delicious Cabernet (Justin) that was recommended by our waitress it was a very enjoyable evening
Our waitress was the best

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BH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Extensive wine list. Pricey. Great for special occasions.

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JB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We received great service and the food was on point. The only complaint is being surrounded by infants. This type of place should not allow children/infants. My opinion but it really killed the ambiance.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Mike was fantastic

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SG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was 9 of us for a bachelorette party dinner. We got a private room which was great to have our own space. Servers, Food and Drink were excellent. Definitely recommend!

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was amazing from start to finish, Antonio our waiter was more than accommodating and amazing! Food was delicious, hot, and flavorful!… Would not hesitate to come back again, again and again

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r
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very, very disappointing. Very crowded. Waiters bumping our chairs from behind all night. Arrogant waiters and sommelier that were just interested in pushing us along. The waiter only brought two of three ordered appetizers and then argued that my wife said she didn’t want the missing order (no listening skills). The food was disappointing as well with over cooked pasta and disappointing short ribs and rack of lamb. We went to Delfriscos afterward for dessert and good service. I will never go back to Strega.

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EC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed with Strega Waterfront. The menu was great and varied, the food was excellent with generous portions, the server was friendly and very accommodating. This is as good as it gets!

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JD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

This particular visit was a complete miss. Everyone’s food was bland. All courses...from appetizer to dessert...left us all commenting on how the price of the menu didn’t translate to the quality of the food. Everyone can have a bad or off night so I won’t cut this restaurant from my list. Though I will stay away for a while.

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JL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and location with a nice view of the waterfront if you get a table by the window. The service was excellent, the food was very good and the portions were perfect. Desserts were excellent.

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LT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Food was delicious! Loved that they knew all about the bottle of wine we picked. Phil is awesome!!

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TA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian. Food and presentation was excellent. Very experienced wait staff and mangement team. We were asked by two different managers if everything was to our liking. The only drawback was the noise level was a little on the loud side.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Way overpriced got the tiny portions of pasta. $20 bottle of wine was $64. I know it’s Boston but just not worth it.

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prime rib was absolutely amazing. The asparagus could have been seasoned better but I really enjoyed the prime rib with the lemon juice over it. We also received a tiramisu with an adorable heart in a strawberry glaze because we were there for our anniversary.

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CF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great too!

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