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Strega North End, Boston, MA
Strega North End, Boston, MA
Strega North End, Boston, MA
Strega North End, Boston, MA
Strega North End, Boston, MA

Strega North End

4.3
4.3
3347 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Strega is a hip Italian restaurant in the North End. Come enjoy fantastic food and a great atmosphere!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 523-8481
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Farouk Bazoune
  • Private party facilities
    Strega can be rented out for private functions. Contact info@thevaranogroup.com for information
  • Private party contact
    Fruittie Nguyen: (617) 737-0290
  • Neighbourhood
    North End
  • Cross Street
    Between Fleet St. and Clark St.
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    MBTA Blue Line<br /><br>Aquarium, Government Center<br /><br>MBTA Orange Line<br /><br>Haymarket Station
  • Entertainment
    Join us on Tuesday nights for Street Magic!
  • Additional
    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,347 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

3,347 Reviews
  1. Jona

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Very sorry to write a poor review - but be aware that Strega in North End is extremely loud, the food is mediocre. Surprising because Strega Seaport was good, one would think they were not related at all. A shame.

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  2. JosephM

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Service and Great Food. Always a good time in the North End

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  3. Mick

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly outstanding dining experience. Our server was outstanding in all aspects. Each course was superb.

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  4. RonZ

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We highly anticipated this dinner and we were seated on time and the maitre d, Phil, was outstanding. The food was slow coming out (even by Italian standards). The meatballs were outstanding, the bread was very disappointing. The calamari was good. The The Saltimbocca was overcooked and a little over-salted. My gal's pasta was a little undercooked. The gnocchi was very good, although a tad dense. Overall, everything was good but I was expecting a little more because the reviews/recommendations were so good.

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  5. skgarf

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is great, the noise level was so high we could not hear ourselves talk.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The music was sooooo loud. The ambience mediocre. The food was good. I will go to other Strega location but not this one. It was a horrible experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great food, great service, very long wait time outside for premade reservation

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  8. ScottH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant and one of the best in Boston! Its unique and the food is other worldly!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were great. Way too loud for conversation.

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  10. OpenTableReviewFormatSuks

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Few thing to know prior. Loud, but friendly and the Sinatra like singer was awesome. But not great for intimate conversation. Save this one for a load Italian dinner!!!

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  11. JCCCC

    Denver

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Went for Brunch. Menu is uninspired and they try to double as a club for brunch. Old edm and rap music playing on iPhone and they will skip songs in the middle. So weird. Hire a real DJ, hire actual chefs to make unique dishes not pepper omlettes that taste the same as a free hotel breakfast. I have no clue why people spend their money or time here

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very fun and exciting but the music was way too loud. Could not hear our group and they kept turning the music up higher and higher.

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  13. Kris

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and waiter service was excellent. There were two hostesses. One was very polite but the other was extremely rude. We had an 8:15PM reservation but we got stuck in traffic due to heavy rain. We called the restaurant around 8:05PM to inform them that we were running 15 minutes late due to traffic. They understood and said no problem. When we got to the restaurant, one of the hostesses said our table wasn't ready because we were 15 minutes late with attitude. I told her we called to inform them that we were running late. She said she was aware. Her attitude and explanation for our table not being ready did not make any sense.

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  14. JosueVC

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Will visit again! The cocktails were great: Manhattan and Old Fashioned! Appetizers were great, main courses were good!

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  15. Ak12

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Small portions, good food but you will leave hungry after paying a lot. Feels rushed as well.

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  16. AndrewD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time at brunch, always a fun spot to be at. Highly recommend.

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  17. Starks

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good, but the music is just too loud, and that's unfortunately what our group will remember the most. Turn the music down to acceptable levels. It's a restaurant, not a nightclub.

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  18. EdwardP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Shocked that the bar had one rye, no bourbon and no scotch.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had to wait on the rain for over 45 minutes after our reservation time! Music was terrible, and the service terrible!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. CallahanO

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Awful. Ended up canceling after standing outside for 45 min past our reservation time and being told the table was getting cleared off for us three times which obviously wasn’t the case.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation for 8:15 (arrived at 8) and were not seated until 9:45… we should’ve left well before then. The staff was not apologetic and thought that a free appetizer would make up for the 1 1/2 hour wait. In general, Strega prioritizes celebrities/pro-athletes/people with money and does not care if you have a reservation. Pretentious attitude in general. Despite their delicious food, I will not be going back.

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  22. Mallory

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was lovely and everyone was attentive and kind!

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  23. denisep

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were EXCELLENT! We will definitely return the next time we are in Boston.

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  24. RobE

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food itself was good, but the experience had room for improvement. The valet charged me double to park because I drove an SUV. The hostess needs to remember she is in the customer service industry. The music at base level was super loud. Then they had a singer come around screaming in your ear on a microphone. Then had the nerve to show a tip bucket in your face. Also the world’s smallest bathrooms.

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  25. Zanerhead2

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant in Boston North End. We arrived early for our reservation and got seated right way. Our server was nice and food was good. We were a bit disappointed with the menu. The website showed different option and prices. $36 for a pasta dish with no protein is pricey. Live music was a nice touch.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was great and the service was good, but you couldn’t hear yourself talking, the music was so loud in there, this is not a place to go if you actually want to have a conversation with the people you went with, it was like a nightclub trying to be a restaurant … kind ruined it for me and wouldn’t go back only because of noise level

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation for 8:30 and they told us we had a 15 min grace period to get there. We got there at 8:21 so we could be early and didn’t get seated til after 9. Had to stand outside in the cold due to them over booking. The service was terrible, the manager was rude. For the price, you would think it would have been a better experience.

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  28. MikeZ

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was cold and not great. They rush so this not a restaurant to relax and enjoy your food and drinks.

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  29. Alyssa

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Really rude service, turned off the music and were pressuring us to leave.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Giani, was truly wonderful. Great conversation with true interest. The food was phenomenal!!! I highly recommend the lobster Fra Diavolo. The best I’ve ever had.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great ambiance was great.Service was awful our server wasn’t attentive we were seated but had to wait over 10 min before receiving service(drinks/bread) drinks arrived and bread was never given. It was only after appetizers arrived I asked for bread again from a different server and was finally given bread right away. I asked the same server that never brought us the bread for more bread and he never brought us bread. Since the discomfort feeling and the long waiting to be served I got up to ask a different server if they can accommodate with a simple request for dessert to have a happy birthday sign on any dessert we get considering it was my wife birthday and they reassured me that they would be able to accommodate that one request.unfortunately upon receiving dessert it was just a plain dessert with no happy birthday. Food was great. Service was horrible seems like it all depends who your server is because other people seem to have great service.

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  32. kelleyr

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated at a table for 2 by the window and immediately greeted with a smiling waitress. Got a delicious bottle of wine and had the most fabulous meal. The food is out of this world. Highly recommend!!! Kelley

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good was excellent, pretty location , smaller than expected. would return

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  34. KathleenW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I went to Strega for my birthday dinner and made a reservation months in advance. The food was great and my husband and I ordered a $165 bottle of wine to celebrate. When we finished our dinner and wine, we each ordered an espresso martini since Strega does not serve dessert. We received the martinis and had taken about 2 sips when our waitress came to the table, told us we were being moved to the bar because they were behind on seating people, picked up our martinis and moved them to the bar. When we went to order another drink after we finished our martinis, we were told by the bartender that the manager told her she could not serve us any drinks because they needed the space at the bar. We dropped $400 for 2 people, but were treated very rudely and it certainly was not a birthday celebration.

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  35. JeffS

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Place is small and tables are on top of each other. We were seated by the door on a cold night and it kind of killed our overall experience. I made reservations over 2 months ago and end up with the worst seat in the house. The food was slightly above average and the service was fantastic.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service! Disappointed about having to stand outside in the freezing cold. We understand waiting for our reservation time, but people with the same time as us, who showed up after us were seated on time and we were seated at 6:15.

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  37. EthanT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall it was a good experience, BUT we had a reservation at 12:30, we had to wait outside until 12:50 ish (no big deal although it was freezing out). They said the table wasnt ready but that we could sit at the bar to start. We ended up sitting there the whole time, we got our food and drinks and my Fiancee and i each ordered 2 drinks. She wanted an espresso martini before we left and i wanted a glass of Sangria. It had only been 1 hour (now 1:40) As we get the bartender/waitress attention she brings the check over and we ask for another drink and she said that her bar manager informed her that they had a reservation at the bar coming in so that they couldnt serve us and we had to leave. Was very confused about that since we didnt ask for the bill yet and was going to give them more money and business but apparently not. Our meals were delicious but small portions. Drinks were good but wish we were able to order another and not get essentially kicked out after only dining for 1 hour…

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food and service was incredible. The music was way, way too loud. I would go back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Al always, dinner feels rushed. The server clearly wanted to turn tables.

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  40. Rosie

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All our dishes were delicious!! A great wine selection also!

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FAQs

Strega North End offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 523-8481.

Strega North End is rated 4.3 stars by 3347 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Strega North End

379 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between Fleet St. and Clark St.
  • Neighbourhood
    North End
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    MBTA Blue LineAquarium, Government CenterMBTA Orange LineHaymarket Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Farouk Bazoune
  • Entertainment
    Join us on Tuesday nights for Street Magic!
  • Additional
    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 523-8481
  • Private party facilities
    Strega can be rented out for private functions. Contact info@thevaranogroup.com for information
  • Private party contact
    Fruittie Nguyen: (617) 737-0290
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