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 - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Notable Wine List (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Romantic (17)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
People Watching (15)
Fun (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Authentic (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Scenic View (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Cozy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Live Sports (4)
Casual (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

They accommodated a late arrival. Very nice!

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·Dined a day ago

Wonderful! They took great care of us

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·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic experience. Aside from the matre'd or host everything was great. I specifically asked for seating away from the entrance door and something in the heart of the restaurant in order to gain a full experience. We were first sat directly next to entrance in a table away from anyone and everything, we were then moved to a giant booth (only two of us) directly in front of the entrance door. The whole time sitting there I clearly saw several two top tables in the heart of the restaurant, that were not seated the entire duration of my stay. I found that to be disappointing and couldn't understand why my simple request was not honored. The server Antonio made our evening worth it ultimately. Not sure if it was my skin color or because I was not a "regular" but the host and martre'd were not friendly and accommodating at all but the server staff was fantastic!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Strega Waterfront was excellent as usual. Great food and welcoming employees. It’s really a special place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

the wine list was outstanding. great menu options and half pasta option makes this my new go to restaurant in boston

our server Amy really made the meal special as it was our 20th anniversary

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

great food. expensive. but was more of a club scene which i was unaware of. TVs with music videos, loud music. NOT for a romantic dinner which was surprising to me. also we had a 8:30 reservation but were not sat tim 9:30 or so

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We came in town from Ohio for the Paul Pierce retirement ceremony and absolutely loved it. We will be back

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was good. But honestly the wait was annoying. I made a reservation for 4 through Open Table about a month ago because we had friends coming to Town. WE showed up on time actually a few minutes early and the table wasn't available. I was told the table is JUst clearing have a seat at the bar and we'll come get you. 20 minutes later I go back to check again and this time she tells me , "We just had Two big tables clear we're just cleaning the space" really?? New excuse?? Finally after another 15 minutes we get a table crammed in a corner. My first visit there was great this time with friends, after bragging, it was annoying because of having to and somewhat embarrassing. 

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Outstanding Meal and service. Could not have been more pleased.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Romantic, People Watching, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I requested a romantic table if possible to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with my wife. We are placed in an enclosed room with a party of 12 and a party of almost 15 people. We could not hear each other talk, and the service was extremely slow I requested a romantic table if possible to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with my wife. We are placed in an enclosed room with a party of 12 and a party of almost 15 people. We could not hear each other talk, and the service was extremely slow do delete . My wife’s dinner was $85, and it came out dry. This is inexcusable. We most likely will not be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good and service was outstanding!! Cannot say enough good things about the manager Phil!! He want above and beyond to show us a great time.

Mike Cardinal
Jackie Cardinal
Alex Dzwonkus
Jeremy Dzwonkus

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 8, 2018

A great restaurant with an outstanding menu, superb service, beautiful ambiance and perfect waterfront location. Easily the best Italian in new harbor area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went for a special occasion dinner with the family with a couple of vegetarians - they did an excellent job of making a nice meal for them. The staff was attentive and the food was cooked perfectly the ambiance was excellent. Great place for special occasions, group get together or for romantic dinner. We had a great time and look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday ...had a great experience!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I've come to Strega Waterfront for my birthday for the past 4 years. The food and service is always amazing! I always recommend this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant was great, but the company not so much!
Sad but true

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service! Told them ahead of time the dinner was a celebration and they executed on that on every step. Our waitress, Melissa, was extremely attentive and professional. The other staff were all courteous and helpful as well. We had a great seat, wonderful food and an overall experience that was at the height of the occasion. Thank you! We will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

No complaints with the food or service. The price of dining there was astronomical. $68 for a Rib Eye, etc. Very noisy . Uncomfortable and annoying because of the closeness of the tables. They were so close the servers kept brushing the back of your chair as they walked by. It was like they used a shoe horn. I would NOT recommend anyone to go there even if the prices were half price.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Anniversary

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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The overall dining experience was extremely good however the tables are too close together limiting privacy and consequently the noise level is a factor.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Despite the rocky start with the service, Strega made up for it with excellent food. Once the restaurant filled up a bit, the servers hit their stride and we experienced a modern Italian meal that was memorable from start to finish. The portions are incredibly generous and the red sauce is outstanding. I had the meatball appetizer and the filet mignon bologenese. I am still thinking about it almost a month later....

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Love sitting at the bar here - barstaff is old school charming. Food is good american- Italian. Value is there. Energy is loud. Don’t expect intimate dining

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I ordered the surf and turf and wouldn’t order it again. There was a lot of stuffing in the lobster and the steak portion was tiny.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My trip to Strega waterfront was perfect from start to finish. We arrived early and had a drink in the bar area. The bar area is awesome and the waitress was great. We then sat at our table (our reservation was ready and waiting) and got immediate attention. The food was great, the staff was great and I can’t wait To go back!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall very satisfied except we thought our meals were good--not excellent--especially for the price. The surf and turf I ordered was too heavy on red sauce and the lobster stuffing was not good. meat was good. Service was excellent and our after drinks at bar was excellent as was the service there too

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Scenic View, Cozy, Hot Spot, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Seated near the hostess station. Phone ringer was set at an ungodly loud volume. Service was very good. Food also very good, but pricey enough to make me question the value. I had requested through Open Table for a special dessert for my wife’s birthday but nothing was done. Fine enough experience but I won’t be racing to return.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Strega. Food was delicious. Wait staff and Manager were very attentive. The restaurant was attractive. We would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The restaurant was not at all full but the sadistic hostess passed many comfortable-looking tables for 4 and showed us to an uncomfortable banquette right next to a raucous table of seriously drunk millennials. We learned to lip read in order to talk to each other. The food was good, reliable Italian. No surprises either positive or negative. The wine list was massive as if their wine steward had no idea what might be a good wine so just bought everything he could find that would command a price over $100. I would guess that among the hundreds of red wines fewer than 1 in 10 were offered at less than $100. Wine and liquor are the most profitable part of Strega’s business and looking at this rediculous wine list tells you why.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The place was almost empty (there were 3 tables of customers) and it took 30 minutes from the time we ordered our meals until it was served. One meal was completely wrong and had to wait another 10 minutes for his plate. The Caesar salad was vey bland. Honestly, this was one of the worst lunches I have had in a long time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Party of 5, business dinner w clients. 7:15pm reservation. Staff was amazing, was able to pivot with little notice to bring us a champagne toast. We decided wanted to share dishes so we could try everything we liked and they adapted to serve us family style. Definitely a great pace that we’ll be returning to.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The service and food were impeccable at a recent lunch. Strega deserves its outstanding reputation!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great meal, fantastic service!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First visit for New Year's Eve. Service was outstanding, food was great. Only complaint is that it was 5 degrees outside and we were seated at the booth directly facing the door. We were cold most of the night with the foot traffic coming in and out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have dined at Strega Waterfront many times. The food is quite good here, but the one issue I have is the absolute perfunctory service. This has been consistent throughout my experiences dining here. Waiters seem to want to rush you in and rush you out. Waiters also seem to be put off when my wife orders an appetizer as her main course. What can I say? She's a small eater and she has a favorite. I totally understand. It's all about the table turnover and the revenues but at least this could all be done with a few more smiles and pleasantries. If I'm going to spend good money for a dining experience, that's what I want. I want to relax and enjoy my time out and unfortunately Strega Waterfront finds this kind of customer difficult to please. Sorry to have to say this to an otherwise fine dining establishment.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Live Sports, Waterfront, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We LOVE Strega waterfront!! It’s our favorite place to go whenever we are staying the night in the Seaport. Phil is second to none and always makes us feel like we are the guests of honor when we visit!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Stunning place. Good food. Appetizers were really good. Main courses good as well even though we got a raw sirloin steak (I asked for medium) and my “sea bass” was really haddock but other than that it is a great place. Great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fifth time going to Strega, always very good. Will go again when in Boston.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

It was awesome! Phil the maitre d’ sat us and provided great conversation! The food was delicious and presented beautifully and the service at the table and bar were outstanding!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a reservation for 7pm and arrived at 6:55. At 7:30 we had to ask the receptionist again about our table because we had not been seated yet. They then seated us at the tiniest table that had clearly just been thrown on the end of an actual dining area. We were clearly in people’s way and our waitress did not show up. After 10 minutes of sitting there and being in the way we just left.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have visited Strega every Christmas Eve for last 7 years as Strega has become our family’s Christmas Eve tradition since moving to Ma. We also visit frequently during the year, and have always loved the overall experience. Tonight the experience was really sub par, we had a 6:30 reservation and didn’t get seated to till almost 7:00, the food and ambiance were very much what we had become accustomed to dining at Strega unfortunately service was barely adequate (poorly paced and impersonal) which is far below what we expect from Strega restaurants. Really disappointing considering the Strega reputation and price.

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