About Strega Waterfront

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.

1 Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA 02210
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Northern Ave (GPS use 56 Northern Ave)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 345-3992

Website:
http://www.stregawaterfront.com/

Catering:
Inquire about our catering opportunities at info@thevaranogroup.com or call (617) 345-3992

Parking Details:
Valet parking is $18
Public Parking also available in the underground parking garage and other surrounding lots

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

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Firicano

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Fruittie at fruittie@thevaranogroup.com or call (617) 737-0290.

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Details
Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

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.

Strega Waterfront Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Waterfront (55)
Special Occasion (50)
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Good for Groups (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Business Meals (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Notable Wine List (34)
Romantic (34)
Hot Spot (31)
Bar Seating (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Authentic (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Scenic View (24)
People Watching (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Fun (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Cozy (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Live Sports (4)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

I have to thank Strega Waterfront for the excellent meal we had celebrating my husbands birthday. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the ambiance was everything we could ask for. I recommend them so highly for any occasion. I can't wait to go back. Kudos to Strega!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Way, wat too noisy. Very loud music so that you couldn't enjoy meal and talking.

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice spot but the menu is ridiculously overpriced for the quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very loud and somewhat a tad pretentious!
Some of the food was very good and some was barely hitting the mark. If you’re an Italian specialty establishment and cannot present a good plate of pasta with meat sauce, it’s like going to a diner and they can’t make an omelette. Would you go again?

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The seating in the restaurant was so tight I felt like I was on a cheap airline seat it was also extremely loud I didn’t think it was worth the money !

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I have been going to Strega Waterfront for 5 years now for special occasions because the ambiance, location and food are excellent. We took 4 of our friends out for a Veteran’s day dinner on Friday and l, unfortunately, this past visit was very disappointing. The food was sub-par and our server was rude and condescending. When you are spending top dollar you’d expect only the best and this is not what we got. I’m disappointed because this was always one of our favorite spots, but we will not be back. There are too many other top notch choices in the Seaport to waste time and money elsewhere.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very disappointing!!! Strega Waterfront has NO water views. In fact the restaurant is very dark and had heavy curtains all along the ceiling to floor windows in the room we were seated.
We were there to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday, so we wanted it to be special. It was anything but special. Food was ok not worth the 1.5 hour drive from NH.
One other annoying fact is that they do not have a coat room. It was about 19 degrees the night we went so all the patrons were wearing heavy coats. No coat room so we had to hang our coats on the back of the chair.
Will not go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food wise...AWFUL!
Seven people at our table and not one said there meal was even good. Homemade pasta recipe is a complete diaster...need a new recipe!
The setting was lovely. We had a great table and enjoyed some very nice wine, cocktails, and conversations.
I might go for a drink and to watch a sporting event, but would not order any food here!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

food - vibe - dinner was excellent
waiter not so much was MIA almost the whole dinner
busy person was very good and saved the day when we needed something
at one point we went so long without seeing the waiter I thought
he had quit or died

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Meh. would have expected better food. had veal marsala, sauce was thick and not much taste. husband had branzino- was excellent. ceasar salad - just mediocre.
fun ambiance. wine overpriced for no good reason.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I️ think this is more of a bar scene then a place to dine. Food took forever and lacked seasoning. Servers seemed really distracted. There is better Italian in the area

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a great dinner with my wife. We had a reservation at 6:30pm, but we arrived early and we were seated without any problem. The staff was very attentive and they even gave us a dessert on the house.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Disappointed. Had lunch there before and really enjoyed it. Decided to invite friends to try it for dinner and we were all disappointed with the quality of the food and very high priced. The salmon with sweet and sour sauce was so average and the lamb chops were tiny portions and really fatty.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Seated promptly, Waiter, Kevin was super,very attentive. Food was very good and there was no long wait and it was busy. Would deff come back

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wait staff is amazing and so is mangement! They make sure you have a great experience!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I got the chicken parm. Came out in this HUGE plate. Lol . With one really small piece of chicken and some pasta. Taste was good but really $30 for a piece chicken that would of fit on a hamburger bun. Get smaller plates

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

In the past we loved the food, but this time we were seated between two really large loud parties. We had to scream all night. It was terrible.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and atmosphere! DJ in bar!! Dress code is great too!!! Fancy and festive!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Definitely on the top of our list of wonderful restaurants!! Easy to get to and very easy parking directly under restaurant lobby and with elevator. Food was outstanding and waiters and others were very enjoyable and interesting. Strega definitely does not disappoint, quite the opposite! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were very happy with Daniel Leyva. He knew the menu as well as the wine list. Had a great time. See you next year.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was delicious, server was fantastic!! The pasta dish was mouth watering!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent Italian food. Really enjoyed the calimari and the lobster ravioli. The wine list was remarkable, but could have benefited from some good wines at a lower price point.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Server and bus person were very conscious.. we started at bar for drinks while waiting for the rest of our party and bar tender patiently assisted my wife and I with the wine selection... at dinner table we never had to look for our servers.. always available for our needs.. let’s not forget the food... unbelievable... fantastic!!!! (Veal chop parmigiana) ( lobster fra diavlo) perfectly made...

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were phenomenally disappointed with our experience at Strega Waterfront. We were in town for a conference and made this reservation because our local friends had loved the North End location.

We arrived 10-15 minutes before our 10pm reservation and were told our table would be ready shortly. The place was very crowded and we were asked very rudely by the manager to wait outside. We finally were seated at 10:30. We had two servers for our party of 14 who were lackluster. We did not have the opportunity to order a drink until 10:50.

By this point we were all so unimpressed that we skipped additional drinks and appetizers and ordered entrees. The food was objectively very high quality and the only highlight of the evening.

Based on last night I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. As the organizer of the dinner I was embarrassed and felt the need to apologize to the group for such a poor experience.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Some of the food was very good, pasta dishes and meatballs, the fish dishes were just ok. While we waited 45 minutes after our reservations to be seated the staff did a good job once we sat.

I would give it another chance but will stick to the Italian staples...

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Had an absolutely wonderful evening. Food was amazing and service was excellent!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Appetizer of buffalo mozzarella and calamari special we’re great and large portions. Pasta dishes were good but everything seemed a little overpriced for the ingredients that were served

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Guests are treated like Kings and Queens! Phil is the BEST Front of the House in the business - and is one of the reasons we visit Strega Waterfront so frequently. He always remembers returning guests and greets us with open arms like family. The cuisine is consistently exceptional - the Sea Bass is amazing! The chefs routinely accommodate custom requests and reimagined a dish especially for my wife. Our waiter, Antonio, was first-class: warm, charming, attentive and all about making our experience exceptional. If you haven’t dined at Strega Waterfront you are missing one of the best restaurants and best bars with the best vibe in the entire city of Boston!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Over priced and way overrated not worth going same quality food from a chain restaurant for 1/4 of the price

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Six of us went to Strega Waterfront for a business dinner on a Thursday evening. The whole night went very well. The food was excellent, the service was top notch and we were given a small private room with our own TV to watch the football game while we ate and chatted. I couldn't have asked for a better setup. I can't wait to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The pasta in general was over cooked and the tomato sauce was super heavy not light Has should be

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

My boyfriend & I had two young male waiters & they were excellent, everything was wonderful

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The whole experience was great except that we sat next to a table of 8 children under the age of 10. The parents didn’t pay attention to the kids (who were all sitting together). At one point some of them were under the table. Their waiter actually did a better job controlling the kids than their parents. Once they left the noise level dropped drastically and the rest of the meal was much better.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fabulous as always. The food is delicious and the staff goes above and beyond to make everyone feel comfortable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food, great time ...
We will be back. Goos Seafood.
Try the meatball App!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Service was great. Well taken care of...
Will go back soon
Dewayne

Tags: Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Had a great meal with awesome service The lifter fra diavlo was excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Disappointed in that a Boston waterfront restaurant uses frozen Manila clams in their spaghetti vongole (clams) dish rather than fresh local little necks. We went based on a recommendation from folks who dined at the North End location. In addition we shared the meatball and eggplant rolatini appetizers, both were OK. I had the veal Marsala, again just OK. Anyway, we weren't impressed and wouldn't go out of our way to return, we had better classic southern Italian several other places and at home.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent as always

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place, great food and great atmosphere. Always can count on excellent service. The bar will make anything you are in the mood to drink.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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