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Strega Bistro, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Strega Bistro

4.8
4.8
744 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Modern Italian Farm to Table Bistro featuring seasonal organic menu with Mediterranean influenced-specials.
Featured on CNN.com and in Money Magazine
Open Table Diners' Choice Award 2013/2014/2015

The Chef trained in his homeland of Italy in early 2000's where he honed his skills under some of the great chefs of the area. He also spent time training in Spain, Portugal, and Greece where he rounded out his knowledge of the Mediterranean Cuisine.
Anthony was recently auditioned and considered for a role on a Food Network Program currently in pre-production

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (908) 665-5905

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Anthony Clemente

  • Catering

    Full Service on or off-site catering

  • Private party facilities

    Beautiful dining room with customizable menu options for your event up to 50 people

  • Private party contact

    Anthony Clemente: (908) 665-5905

  • Neighbourhood

    Berkeley Heights

  • Cross Street

    Lone pine dr

  • Parking Details

    Large parking lot

  • Public Transit

    Nj transit Berkeley Heights Station within walking distance

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Burrata

    imported burrata cheese from puglia, grilled asparagus,cherry tomato and frisee salad, sicilian olive oil

    • Calamari Strega

      fried calamari, sweet sausage, balsamic reduction, choice of: hot cherry or sweet vinegar peppers

      • Meatball Sliders

        house made meatballs, marinara sauce, basil leaf, whipped ricotta

        • Caprese Salad

          house made fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, roasted pepper, prosciutto di parma

          Salads

          Add: tuna crudo $8, grilled shrimp $7, grilled steak $7, grilled chicken $5

          • Kale Salad

            golden raisens, pine nuts, shaved parmiggiano, lemon vinaigrette

            • Chop Salad

              cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, red onions, beets, balsamic, served in baby romaine hearts

              • Steak Salad

                sliced hanger steak, arugula, cherry tomatoes, shaved grana padano cheese, balsamic

                • Ahi Tuna Salad

                  seared tuna, sliced avocado, mandarin oranges, cucumbers, mixed greens, sliced almonds, sesame ginger vinaigrette

                  • Spring Salad

                    baby arugula, bosc pear, fig goat cheese, toasted pine, champagne vinaigrette

                    • Valentina Salad

                      arugula, fresh mozzarella, toasted walnuts, mandarins, cranberries, raspberry vinaigrette

                      • Olivia Salad

                        baby spinach, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, calamata, avocado, lemon-wine vinaigrette

                        • Classic Caesar

                          grilled chicken, petite romaine, shaved pecorino and asiago, garlic croutons, house made dressing

                          • Beet Salad

                            arcadian baby greens, roasted baby beets, julienne apples, goat cheese, pistachio vinaigrette

                            Pizzette

                            • Margherita

                              burrata, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, sicilian olive oil

                              • Polpettina

                                marinara, ricotta, sliced meatball, caramelized onions, fresh herbs

                                • Di Capra

                                  pesto, goat cheese, artichoke, roasted peppers, roasted onions, mozzarella, rosemary

                                  • Funghetta

                                    cremini mushrooms, goat cheese, caramelized onions, mozzarella, truffle oil, fresh herbs

                                    Panini

                                    served with choice of fries or tri color salad

                                    • Steak

                                      grilled hanger, caramelized onions, roasted tomato, sautéed mushrooms, melted fontina, garlic aioli

                                      • Strega Burger

                                        8 oz blended burger, brioche roll, choice of cheese: american, fontina, cheddar, provolone. side: pancetta, avocado, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions

                                        • Panini Caprese

                                          fresh mozzarella, vine ripe tomatoes, roasted peppers, basil oil, ciabatta

                                          • Grilled Vegetable Panini

                                            zucchini, yellow squash, portobello, roasted pepper, fresh mozzarella, ciabatta

                                            • Cod

                                              breaded cod, shredded lettuce, bruschetta, guacamole, lemon-srirachi aiolil brioche roll

                                              • Chicken Club

                                                fried chicken, crispy pancetta, lettuce, tomato, southwest ranch, brioche roll

                                                • Sweet and Spicy Chicken

                                                  fried chicken, lettuce, tomato, cj's sauce, cucumbers, brioche roll

                                                  • Veal Palliard

                                                    pan sautéed veal, melted fresh mozzarella, pomodoro, basil pestata, ciabiatta

                                                    Wraps

                                                    served with choice of fries or tri color salad

                                                    • Almond Chicken Salad

                                                      chopped chicken, golden raisins, toasted almonds, dried cranberries, roasted tomatoes, garlic aioli

                                                      • Churrasco Wrap

                                                        grilled flank steak, avocado, mix greens, sundried tomato aioli

                                                        • Portobello Wrap

                                                          balsamic roasted portobello mushrooms, arugula, fresh mozzarella, sundried tomatoes

                                                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                          What 744 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                          4.8
                                                          4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.8Food
                                                          • 4.8Service
                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                          • 4.7Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                          1. AT

                                                            AnthonyT

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Specials were fantastic. Canaloni and Tri-colored homemade past dish, both superb

                                                          2. LP

                                                            LindaP

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                            Everyone enjoyed their entrees— veal Milanese, veal sorentino, rib eye steak. All were outstanding! We shared a delicious gnocchi pasta and the calamari appetizer. They were wonderful. Highly recommend!

                                                          3. MS

                                                            MarianneS

                                                            New York Area

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Always a nice dinner here. BYOB. The food is delicious and the special's are very creative. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

                                                          4. t

                                                            tcarr680

                                                            New York Area

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food was great and the service was very friendly!

                                                          5. KI

                                                            KIMR

                                                            Atlantic City

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Love the menu and the quality of the meals. Value is excellent.

                                                          6. PC

                                                            PatriciaC

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food. BYOB. Nice staff

                                                          7. PA

                                                            PatA

                                                            New York Area

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was amazing. The octopus and lamb chops outstanding. Yum, yum, yum. The owner is fantastic!

                                                          8. P

                                                            Peggy

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Good always good as the service

                                                          9. t

                                                            tandt

                                                            New York Area

                                                            62 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            62 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Second time at Strega and it did not disappoint. Love the goat cheese salad. Friends had the short rib over risotto and loved it. Cozy dining room with nice ambiance. I like the menu very much!

                                                          10. RD

                                                            RobertD

                                                            New York Area

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent service and even better food.

                                                          11. V

                                                            Valeriep23

                                                            New York Area

                                                            39 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            39 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            As usual the Food only thing it does get very loud when the restaurant is full.

                                                          12. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            Food was outstanding

                                                          13. RD

                                                            RobertD

                                                            New York Area

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Date night with my daughter

                                                          14. MM

                                                            MitchyMitch

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We ordered the Calamari Strega, clams casino, short rib over risotto & veal Milanese. Calamari were delicious and tender just little too much balsamic, the clams casino were light and delish! The short rib was buttery soft and risotto was perfectly cooked al dente… the veal Milanese were two cutlets one was over pounded and tough the other was just perfect. As far as the kids menu I can’t understand why not only this restaurant but all restaurant are notorious for the fried chicken fingers and fries or pasta with butter… uhhh Not all kids grow up on spaghetti o’s and microwave food…

                                                          15. s

                                                            shbc64

                                                            New York Area

                                                            35 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            35 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Such a nice evening with great food

                                                          16. k

                                                            kathyg

                                                            New York Area

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was delicious - we had tuna tartar salad with beets and halibut. Chocolate lava cake for dessert.

                                                          17. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Service was a touch slow at first but once we placed our order the appetizers and entrees came out timely. The lobster salad and oysters were sinful! We enjoyed the short ribs and risotto and the passion fruit creme brulee was absolutely phenomenal!

                                                          18. h

                                                            henryk

                                                            New York Area

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The 3 course prix fixe Valentine's Day dinner was outstanding, with great menu items prepared in an excellent manner. The service was impeccable and attentive.

                                                          19. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Belated birthday and Valentine’s Day

                                                          20. F

                                                            Fritz

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We so enjoyed our meal at Strega from the moment we walked through the door and were greeted warmly until we headed back out. We split an order of the outstanding order of the calamari appetizer, my husband found the mushroom deliciously flavorful. My halibut with mussels and shrimp over angel hair pasta was exactly what I hoped it would be, the fish almost buttery, the mussels divine! Hubby had the Osso Bucco with garlic mashed potatoes- perfect. The service was attentive without being intrusive. Strega has always lived up to or exceeded our expectations. Can't wait to go back.

                                                          21. KA

                                                            KAH1

                                                            New York Area

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            What a lovely place. The staff was very attentive and personable. The food was extraordinary and while a small space it was not noisy or crowded. Will definitely be back!!

                                                          22. SB

                                                            SharonB

                                                            Atlantic City

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Strega was wonderful as always. It is one of our very favorites.

                                                          23. SD

                                                            StevenD

                                                            New York Area

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Awesome as always best value in area

                                                          24. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 28, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Service was good , food delicious . Loved the gnocchi with rib Ragu

                                                          25. N

                                                            Nickc

                                                            New York Area

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Everything was very good. Service was good and very attentive and food was delicious

                                                          26. NR

                                                            NewRestaurantThursday

                                                            New York Area

                                                            35 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            35 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner! We were greeted warmly, the food was delicious and portions were large. The service was nicely paced even though it was a very busy evening. Would recommend.

                                                          27. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            New Year’s Eve

                                                          28. MC

                                                            MauricioC

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            Some plates were great other not ao much. The crab cakes, hanger steak, veal parm, and pork chops were very good. The special with risotto not so much, risotto and steak were over cooked. The tortellini was OKish The molten cake had an OK flavor but was not a real molten/lava cake (no lava flowing from inside the cake. )

                                                          29. K

                                                            Kelly

                                                            New York Area

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Delicious appetizers, salad and mains. Haven't been in years, will be making this restaurant a regular stop.

                                                          30. MV

                                                            MichaelV

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Our experience at Strega was fantastic, as usual! This was our first time back to in person dining at Strega since before the pandemic, and they didn't disappoint!! the warm goat cheese salad was wonderful to start. Our entrees included the seafood cioponno; seafood risotto; tortellini with shrimp and scallops; and the rigatoni Antonio special. All dishes were very flavorful, and the portions were plentiful. We will definitely return!!

                                                          31. C

                                                            Carol

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Just great

                                                          32. KP

                                                            KathleenP

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Loved the Chicken Shirley! Our entire party of 4 enjoyed dinner.

                                                          33. JB

                                                            JoniBee

                                                            New York Area

                                                            67 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            67 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Great local find! Really good food, love the BYOB

                                                          34. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Delicious food, great service and warm quaint atmosphere. We will be sure to keep going back!

                                                          35. PG

                                                            PattyG

                                                            New York Area

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food and service was great as usual!

                                                          36. c

                                                            cat123

                                                            New York Area

                                                            31 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            31 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 2, 2021

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            We had a lovely evening with friends, and the food was yummy!

                                                          37. AG

                                                            AjsG

                                                            New York Area

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 2, 2021

                                                            overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                            Food was delicious Service, a little slow & could have been a bit more attentive (the restaurant was not crowded)

                                                          38. MM

                                                            MartinM

                                                            New York Area

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            2.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                            overall2food3service2ambience1

                                                            Food was too salty and service was poor. As with other reviews about the restaurant, I resent that you can not have free water . You must buy still or sparkling water. My wife and I wont be back.

                                                          39. V

                                                            Valeriep23

                                                            New York Area

                                                            39 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            39 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Food is always good we requested tap water & when I checked my bill I was charged $6.00 for the water…. Not happy at all about this.

                                                          40. g

                                                            gailm

                                                            New York Area

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                            Food was just ok. Seafood risotto was Blane. Hanger steak was a bit tough and lacking flavor. Calamari was very good. Pizza as an appetizer was also good. Nice little place that need some attention. Cheese cake was hard not creamy… bit old. All good Food has got to be fresh or it affects the entire dinner and the reputation of the resturant. If it is old or stale throw it out and don’t serve it to your customers.

                                                          Safety precautions

                                                          • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                            • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                            • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                          • Protective equipment

                                                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                          • Screening

                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                            • Staff temperature check required

                                                          FAQs

                                                          Strega Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 665-5905.

                                                          Strega Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 744 OpenTable diners.

                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                          Booked 3 times today
                                                          Google Map for Strega Bistro

                                                          430 Springfield Ave Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Cross Street

                                                            Lone pine dr

                                                          • Neighbourhood

                                                            Berkeley Heights

                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                            Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–7:30 pm

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                          • Dress Code

                                                            Casual Dress

                                                          • Parking Details

                                                            Large parking lot

                                                          • Public Transit

                                                            Nj transit Berkeley Heights Station within walking distance

                                                          • Payment Options

                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive Chef

                                                            Anthony Clemente

                                                          • Additional

                                                            BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

                                                          • Phone number

                                                            (908) 665-5905

                                                          • Catering

                                                            Full Service on or off-site catering

                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                            Beautiful dining room with customizable menu options for your event up to 50 people

                                                          • Private party contact

                                                            Anthony Clemente: (908) 665-5905

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