Strega Waterfront

4.5
2523 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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Specials

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

What 2523 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome!

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R
New England
16 reviews
1.0Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Horrible experience. Had to wait an hour for meal after our Appetizers with no explanation for delay. Asked them several times . Waiter kept saying it was coming and that he had told the manager as well ( who never showed up in that hour while we were waiting )
When food showed up the meals were over cooked and bland . I could even cut my lamb, forget trying chewing it .

I asked for the bill and told them to tell the cook about the manager. Manager still never show up but sent a plate of free stupid desert that we didn’t ask or want .

Have been to many many high end restaurants but first time where a restaurant doesn’t care for their customers .

Definitely not a $300 worth meal and an experience!!!!!

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AK
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, and impeccable service.

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New England
1 review
2.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

We picked Strega Waterfront after many good experiences at Strega Prime.
Valet parking was easy and we were seated immediately.
The noise level was quite loud.
We ordered and appetizers came quickly. They were delicious. We then waited a very long time for dinner. The server acknowledged that the food should be “out soon” and then disappeared. I think he was avoiding us because of the wait. A second drink order took a while.
My husband spoke to the manager and he disappeared also. Dinners finally arrived and were wonderful.
Our server brought over complimentary desserts because of the dinner delay.
The restaurant was busy and two large parties around us had been finishing while we ordered. I did not expect to wait as long as we did and while the dessert was a nice touch I would have preferred a better dining experience.
I felt the manager was insincere and was not concerned about the delays in his kitchen.

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Richmond
6 reviews
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Caught a table that happened to be next to some very loud, profane, and boisterous patrons. Food was good, but felt overpriced for pasta dishes. Sausage with mine was dry and no meatballs. Was busy so clearly others love it. Perhaps we just had it on a bad night. Service was excellent.

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S
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

While the restaurant is near the water, there is no view of the water. My pasta was okay but not great or exciting. I do not feel like it was worth what I paid.

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CP
1 review
3.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our server was fine, but the assistant servers were slow to pick up dishes or refill. The food was very fresh, but was far too bland for the price point. (I had the fettuccini Strega) Maybe something else would have been better, but I was counting on great for their signature dish. The creme brulee was very good.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was delicious though a bit pricey. Given the name, we were looking forward to a truly waterfront view/ambience. However, the outside construction on the plaza unfortunately detracted from the ambience. While our table was nice enough and plenty comfortable, it was noted that the empty/dirty table opposite our table was left too long before it was cleared and reset.

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VB
New England
16 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant. Great food, really great staff and a lovely atmosphere.
The food is the best, and my favorite dish is the pasta with wild mushrooms and truffles with scallops

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RG
1 review
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

No longer waterfront! Should change name! Music was not conducive to relaxed dining!

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B
New England
4 reviews
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great late night vibe is cool.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Loved the entire experience!

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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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MT
New England
19 reviews
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of best restaurants in Boston! Friendliest and most professional staff.
Love it !

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TE
1 review
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re vegetarian and had a hard time navigating the menu. The waitress noticed and then offered to modify some things in the menu to accommodate us. Much appreciated!

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RW
1 review
1.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

To long more then 1h30 to get are plate
Every table was complaining
The boss boy was more kinder et polit then waiter
It s a restaurant for attrap tourist
Won’t return
To expensive for the pore tasting of food

We when to sportello lest expensive and 5 star for the food and the personnel was super

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New England
1 review
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Nous avons énormément apprécié les plats qui etaient parfaits. Nous avons meme pu faire une commande spéciale d'un plat qui n'était plus a la carte. Par contre le niveau de bruit est impressionnant. Impossible de se parler sans crier. Sortir du restaurant a presque ete un soulagement. Dommage c'etait vraiment très bien sinon.

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B
New England
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always at the food and service is AWESOME!!!! Our favorite special restaurant. Love Phil!!!

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New England
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Prices were a bit surprising especially the specials, if you are going to uplift $30 per plate maybe you should mention that. Food was really good though.

Not quite waterfront anymore with the nearby construction.

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d
New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Strega and this location has been our go-to for dates, anniversaries, family dinners and most recently, our engagement! The service is impeccable and the food is always top-notch.

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j
Miami
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesone, request Antonio to be your waiter, He was the best waiter I have ever had in my 48 years of going to restaurants.

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New England
11 reviews
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were excited to return to Strega Waterfront; however, we were very disappointed in our meals. In the past, we didn’t mind paying the higher prices because of the view and the menu options. My veal was mediocre and the presentation was weak for $36 and my friend’s fish was flavorless and cold for $42. If Strega is going to continue to charge these prices, I hope they can reignite the passion for preparing and presenting these meals to match the upscale
setting. On a positive note, our server was great and it was a nice night so we enjoyed sitting outside after work even though Harbor view is temporarily blocked.

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GS
New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phil the manager on duty was outstanding! He really took care if us on our anniversary.

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VB
New England
14 reviews
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, bartenders, wait staff and my favorite restaurant.

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SC
New England
14 reviews
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This was our first time to Strega Waterfront although we have been to the one in the North End. The location and restaurant were terrific! I will write a personal message to the restaurant about our server.

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NW
New England
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we booked a birthday celebration through Open Table with Strega Waterfront, the experience was unparalleled. From the follow-up with Fruittie at Strega regarding the menu to the atmosphere, service with Bruno and his staff and the AMAZING food. Could be the best food I have had in Boston! We had great appetizers ordered in advance and ready when we sat down - the lobster arancini, mussels, calamari, Mama Meatballs (did they import these from Italy? They were so authentic!), grilled shrimp and pineapple and caprese salad were amazing! Everyone said their dinner was AMAZING! I had the bolognese, the memory of which is making my mouth water as I type this! I cannot wait to go back to Strega Waterfront! Thank you for making the celebration perfect!

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j
New England
30 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Always terrific food, service and ambiance.

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OT
New England
1 review
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Yummy food, so fun!

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NS
New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and staff! Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
1.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

for nov the k dui XX d

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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!!!

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OT
New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best service in the Seaport!

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Miami
1 review
2.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We were seated 45 mins after our reservation time. The wine we selected was not available, the server was quite friendly but really slow taking our order and bringing the courses. The restaurant was very busy and though there were abundance of service staff, they were unable to deliver top service.

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CS
New England
1 review
1.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This experience was probably one of the worst I've had in any business dinner meeting in my long career.
The appetizer had a hair in it and then the entrée had a hair in the food as well.
Further, I brought the issue with a hair in the appetizer and entree to the attention of the waiter and he said...."we will take care of it". The check came and both the entrée and appetizer we still on. However, he brought an after dinner drink to the table for the three of us that was horrible. This is whole scenario is NOT acceptable.
I finally spoke to a manager on the way out after questioning the waiter about why the entree was still on the check. They quickly credited the entree only!
Someone needs to address this issue with the chef.

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J
New England
12 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Father’s Day! We sat outside near the water. Beautiful view. My boys loved running over to see the boats! Melissa our waitress was wonderful! All the staff was fantastic! The food was delicious! My husband loves the antipasto and chicken saltamboca! My boys had the meatballs and spaghetti yum! I had a shrimp and scallop scampi special off the menu dish yummy! The southern winds cocktail without jalapeño killer! The Sancerre hit the spot and paired well with my meal:)
We all will be back!!

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New England
1 review
1.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was over priced and the quality was poor. We went to Strega to enjoy a decent Italian meal but my wife and I were very disappointed. The meatball was bland and the calamari was average. For entrees we had the Fettuccine Strega along with the Chilean Sea-bass. The Fettuccine pasta was harder than it should’ve been while the sea bass was pedestrian at best. Below average meal and over priced as the overall experience was extremely disappointing.

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MC
1 review
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

started off well. we had 8 pm reservations and were seated immediately. great wine list and the menu was good. our waiter was a bit robotic and was not very nice. service was overall very slow and inattentive. the noise level was high due to a bachelor party sitting next to us. we frequent Strega in the North End and i can say that the waterfront Strega is not even close to the north end strega. save the uber fee and go to the north end.

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K
New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall I liked the place especially if you like to eat outside. I ordered the prime rib medium rare and it came out a little over cooked. My date ordered chicken Marsala and the waiter handed her veal by mistake. It was someone else’s plate. They fixed mistake fast and we had a nice date there.

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KC
1 review
3.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Both my $64 bone-in filet and risotto were under-cooked. My wifes filet was good, but not great. Will try a different restaurant next time.

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F
New England
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Strega Waterfront on multiple occasions and they have never failed to meet my expectations- great food and great service! What more can you ask for?

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