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.

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Waterfront (41)
Good for a Date (37)
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Good for Birthdays (35)
Good for Groups (31)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Business Meals (28)
Notable Wine List (27)
Romantic (26)
Hot Spot (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Authentic (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
People Watching (15)
Fun (14)
Scenic View (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Cozy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Casual (4)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

Meal and service was great.
The table was a little small for the group and real tight area for seating.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

I love everything about this restaurant! The food, the service, the atmosphere....all off the charts!! I can't wait to go back

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant was bustling on a Weds night during the holiday season but service was impeccable and quick. Great ambiance and the food was terrific.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Dinner was excellent along with the staff!! Always enjoy Strega!!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was great from start to finish. I highly recommend for ambiance, incredible service and food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was awesome. Bar great vibe

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food, atmosphere, & service. Very enjoyable, perfect for a special date night or any special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Staff made accommodations for our very large business group and the service was excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We truly enjoyed our Strega evening! We were celebrating a 70th birthday and we were given lovely dessert with candles to celebrate. The service was outstanding as our server was attentive and very accommodating!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food but the restaurant was packed, busy on. Wednesday night and so it took a very long time for our food to arrive.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

The place hits the trifecta: (1) great food, (2) wonderful cocktails (3) fantastic service

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Went in for lunch -- we got the cheeseburger and chicken parm sandwich. both were good. Burger was on small side and came fries and some chopped lettuce and a tomato slice - looked more like a side salad than burger accompaniments, but no dressing. It was a pleasant.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The band was so loud on a Sunday night. We couldn’t hear ourselves talk.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A regular to the Strega family of restaurants for years. Have also had the occasion to meet and speak with Mr. Varano and have met and spoken with Chef Sal Firicano many times when he was working at Nico's. Food has always been very good. Service varies from fair/excellent. Recently had a special dinner on Friday (12-1-17), at The Waterfront, with my wife + two friends. We have dinner together, every year, as our way of celebrating Christmas and our long friendship. We had reservations for four for three+ weeks in advance.
Comments;
1) Food choices excellent
2) Prices high, higher than previous visits to this location, much higher than historically found at Strega - Hanover St. and at Nico's.
3) Waiter was very impersonal and dry. He did make a good suggestion when one of our party was comparing two seafood dishes as to which would be better, and it turned out to be a good recommendation.
4) When he gave the "specials" (3) for the night, as we would later discover when we got our check, we realized he neglected to state any pricing. Perhaps an oversight, but important to our experience, nonetheless, as I will explain.
5) When we received the check, we were somewhat shocked at the overall cost. In looking at the detail of the check we saw that one dish, the "surf & turf" special had cost $85.00. Yipes, was that an unexpected surprise/shock.
6) I know, for fact, that if the waiter had stated the price of the entrees, I never would have ordered it!! I blame myself also for not asking, but in general, specials are usually priced somewhere within the price range typically found within the printed menu.
a) An overall lack of attentiveness from the wait staff and the waiter specifically. We received more attention from the young man filling our water glasses than anyone else and it seemed that he too was indirectly apologizing for any delays or inattentive service we were experiencing from the waiter.
Please take as constructive criticism.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was incredible, appetizer meatball was amazing. Service equally superb.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our waiter, Michael, was very good. Appetizers (beet salad & mozzarella with prosciutto) were good Entrees very disappointing. Branzino over cooked and dry. Penne had some parts of dish cold and way undercooked and chewy. Mushroom and scallops in pappardella: pasta very heavy and chewy, scallops chewy. For desert the cannoli was good; tiramisu was bland and heavy, not light like a real tiramisu should be. The managers spent a lot of time chatting up regulars and passed our table multiple times without ever asking about our experience. Expected much better.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were very happy with everything and can't wait to go back~

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

THe service was outstanding. We had a elderly gentleman, needing a little assistance and a lot of patience, and our server was wonderful. Also the prix fix menu for Thanksgiving was a great value against a rather pricey menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The live music was so loud we couldn’t talk with out yelling. Ruined the evening. Food just ok. Not a restaurant to go to for a special occasion. Very disappointed

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went to Strega Waterfront on Sunday afternoon, November 20th, and Vinyl Groove was playing. They were fantastic! What beautiful voices. My friends and I even got up and danced they were so good. Very entertaining. Loved the waterfront, loved the authentic Italian food, loved the band, what a great time! I have since told all my friends about it and they are excited to try it.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Fun, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We booked Strega on a Sunday night to enjoy the live music, this week Vinyl Groove, from 6pm. Each of us had tried this place once just after it opened and found it just average BUT tonight the food was really good. The service was friendly and good. The live music made it a really great night out in the city! We’re looking forward to going again.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Strega Waterfront was first class. The restaurant was very well decorated, great atmosphere, ambience. The food and the service were both spectacular. The entire staff paid great attention to detail and even customized my food order. I strongly recommend for either a special occasion or a group gathering

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Over all it was a great experience. We had a 7:00pm reservation on a Saturday and we were sitting at 7:01. The service was prompt and courteous, and the food was excellent and plentiful. We finished the meal with coffee and a fantastic slice of cheesecake.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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