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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (30)
Good for Groups (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Business Meals (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Hot Spot (21)
Romantic (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Bar Seating (17)
People Watching (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Fun (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Authentic (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Scenic View (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Live Sports (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Casual (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 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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·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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·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 10, 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 January 1, 2018

Great meal, fantastic service!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 31, 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 30, 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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·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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·Dined on December 25, 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We are always made to feel like we have just arrived back home each and every time we visit — thank you Phil! Stacy at the bar is one of THE BEST bartenders in Boston.Food is consistently amazing! Another 5 Star evening!!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was okay, but not great. It was a little bland.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was more expensive than I expected, but the service and food was exceptional so they provided value. The waiter knew the wine list and was able to make suggestions. The menu has a lot of great options for any palate. Food was outstanding, cooked to perfection. We had several food allergies at the table and each meal came correctly prepared. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

My boyfriend takes me to Strega Waterfront for my birthdays and Valentines Day. This year it was his 30th so I figured I would take him to "Our Spot." We bought tried something new to eat and they were both a great choice. I have never had anything I didn't like here. Every time we go the food gets better and better. The service is great too. They let you take your time to eat and chat and they don't bother you much. I actually felt like I was bothering our waiter. My boyfriend's eye was bothering him from work. We had to make our night out quick so we could go to the hospital. However, its usually a good two hour night out there between eating dinner and hanging out at the bar for a couple of drinks after dinner.

I of course will be there back in February!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food is prepared perfectly. Presentation is fantastic. Wait staff is friendly and right there when you need them. If you like Italian gourmet food, this is a great choice and you can't beat the atmosphere and decor. It really belongs in Vegas

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My food was just ok. My husband's food had to be sent back. It was inedible due to an extreme taste of lemon rind. Instead of making a new dish they took the seafood out and replaced the pasta. We know this because a scallop was half eaten before sending back and then when the dish came back, the half eaten scallop was there. One would think at such a fine dining establishment they would make a whole new dish. Not impressed at all. Been here before and to the original, we were fans, but no more.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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 on December 14, 2017

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 on December 14, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a great place for good food and good service

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