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Strega North End

4.1
4.1
3008 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Strega is a hip Italian restaurant in the North End. Come enjoy fantastic food and a great atmosphere!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately after waiting more than 30 min even making a reservation in advance I had to give up and finde another place. 0 respect and not good costumer service . Waited and since they were not giving enough attention to us we had to finde another place. Small room and very noise as well which I don’t mind but I think they should had at least give an explanation.
  2. JV

    JanisV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Service was impeccable. Only complaint was medium - was more cooked then pink.
  3. J

    Jojo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unusual circumstances with family (all good) had my husband and I alone for Thanksgiving dinner this year, also our 43rd wedding anniversary. So we decided to make a reservation at a restaurant in the North End, which we love! We hadn’t eaten at Strega, and we were thrilled to see we could eat a traditional T’day meal if we chose to. So we made a reservation a couple of weeks before T’day. We were about 30 minutes early, and decided to see if we could be seated anyway. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted warmly and friendly and professionally. And the hostess said no problem, and gave us a choice of tables. We picked a table for 2, in the window. Delightful! We had a traditional Turkey dinner AND a side of pasta w/bolognese. Perfectly cooked and delicious—all of it! We had a blast! Our outstanding server Eddie. Thank you! Ciao, Strega, fino alla prossima volta!
  4. DL

    DebbieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was excellent very attentive The traditional turkey dinner with dessert delicious. The Thanksgiving platter included Turkey and ham, a slice of pineapple on the ham, mash potatoes, cranberry and stuffing. Butternut squash soup which was delicious to start the meal. Desert was pumpkin or pecan pie. Highly recommend.
  5. JW

    JoshuaW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything about Strega was great. If I had one thing that I could change, it would have been the music. It was a bit odd hearing pop and rap music in such an iconic Italian place.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Very average experience all around for the price point.
  7. CM

    CeceMD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Pros: Table was ready on time, service was very good, friendly staff. Cons: menu was dirty, small place (not a big deal on a quiet Monday), no dessert available the day we went (and we were celebrating my husband's birthday!) Menu no updated online. We all knew what we wanted a head of time and for our surprise the menu changed since COVID and has not been updated online. Food was Fair, nothing memorable. I personally think it's way overrated. Not recommended.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Lots of opportunities in Hanover St. but this place is No. 1 on my list. Fantastic staff, great drinks and food. Love the party atmosphere. Will repeat!!
  9. B

    Bill

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    I was hoping for a nice traditional North End Italian meal. What I got was horribly noisy to the point that conversation was impossible. Who wants to eat a nice meal to thumping pop music. I like loud rock and roll, but not while I'm eating. Also, you can't get a simple martini or manhattan. They have no traditional gin or bourbon. Stay away if you are over 30.
  10. T

    Tash

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it at Strega! Laid back enough to head to a Bruins game but ambiance plentiful if you’re out for a date night! Best food and city ambiance! My kids love the food!! Always our favorite place in the North End!!
  11. LA

    LindaAndIanC

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Strega in the north end is not somewhere we would go to again. The appetizers were average at best. (Tuna carpaccio, meatball and lemon ricotta). The cheese bowl pasta was fun to watch and fairly tasty. Bolognese was decent as was the veal chop special. But we expect better than fairly good from the north end. On the downside… We waited about 30 minutes past our reservation time for our table and it was pretty noisy. Many many tables had the sparkler / fireworks treatment for a birthday so clearly it’s popular for that. We’ve had better dining experiences elsewhere in the north end and actually preferred the Strega in Burlington.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Teresa was amazingggg😍🧡
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have tried many restaurants in the North End, but by far; Strega is our favorite! The food is always fresh and authentic. The service is exemplary.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Incredibly loud and conversation was inaudible at the dinner table. However, the food was excellent.
  15. LG

    LizzyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and we felt well taken care of and attended to. Service was wonderful. Our server, Teresa, was absolutely the best!
  16. E

    Emily

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    We went for brunch. The atmosphere and music were great, but definitely loud. We had to wait a while even though we had a reservation and the breakfast food we got was average. But the drinks were great and we had fun! Next time we would all probably get the pasta on the brunch menu instead.
  17. k

    karen

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect night
  18. r

    richh

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience in fine dining while our waiter David made the evening more special
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    If you are in a rush go here, they want to flip tables and it’s very obvious. Service was rushed and even kinda of rude. This waiter thinks he is a big shot. Food mediocre, there are much better places in the Northend. I wanted to love it here but will never be back.
  20. A

    Anonymous

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, amazing, wonderful place. Would go again next time.
  21. j

    jfwr

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I have never written a restaurant review. I went to Strega with my two adult sons last week. Our dinner was a huge disapointment and a total waste of money. Our waitress was ok, but a bit surly. I ordered the bolognese which seriously tasted like Chef Boyardee. The chicken parmesan was mediocre and the lamb chops had to be recooked as they were not even close to med rare. The grilled artichokes were another fail. The wine was good, but at 74.00 a bottle it should have been. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David is amazing he is the best server I’ve ever had. An amazing place that feels like home.
  23. CV

    CatalinaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience, food, totally recommended, you'll love it
  24. GC

    GabbyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Food not good!! People were nice and good service but for what I paid the food was gross
  25. D

    Dexiesmom

    Baltimore

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Tourist visit to the North End. Intimate seating. Windows open to the street which amps up noise level. Attentive, efficient service. Loved the appetizer meatball to share- size of a baseball! Tasty. Ravioli was yummy. This restaurant does not serve dessert. You will be steered to the bakeries down the street.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We we’re in Boston for our anniversary And read the reviews about Strega. Since it is hard to get a table here we opted to eat early and had the most delicious and wonderful meal. Their bread, olive oil and balsamic vinegar alone is worth going for, everything beyond that is absolutely amazing. Put this on your list of places to go if you are in the Boston area!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Strega provides a fun and energetic dining experience! There are some great pasta options and appetizers. The service is pretty great as well.
  28. RN

    ReyN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    20 mns d attente sur le trottoir alors que nous avions réservé! Un bruit assourdissant et insupportable dans la salle Pas de desserts ni kf On mange on paie et on doit partir J ai détesté cet endroit peu chaleureux ou le client est pris pour un imbecile
  29. RC

    RebeccaC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We had a reservation and we're 10 minutes late but called and told them as we were walking and got a little lost. We arrived and waited over an hour and never did get a table but ended up sitting at the bar. The bartender was fabulous and took very good care of us. They even paid for our first glass of wine and appetizer. This is a neighborhood gem and many regulars were there. The pasta was amazing as good as being in Italy itself which I've been to many times. It's worth the wait for sure!!! I will come back and recommend it to anyone visiting Boston.
  30. JP

    JohnP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the atmosphere and the wines were all wonderful. Exemplifies the North End and the beautiful foods of Italy and Boston combined.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience1
    I made a reservation for 8:45 because everything I read online stated the restaurant closes at 11:30. Around 10pm my friends and I noticed the bartender and other staff sitting/standing around the bar with their belongings, clearly waiting to leave. We were the only table in the restaurant so we asked if they were waiting for us to leave. The bartender said no but she had her backpack and purse sitting right next to her. We felt very uncomfortable and rushed to finish our meal. I recognize the night we came in was very slow so if they planned to close early it would have been good to know so we didn’t feel rushed. The server was wonderful and encouraged us to take our time and enjoy our meal however we felt uncomfortable so we hurried and left. The reservation was for a birthday dinner so the experience on the special occasion was pretty disappointing.
  32. P

    Pete

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The worst service I’ve ever had at a restaurant. First of all, the restaurant is small and only has about 10-13 tables and there were at least 2-3 waiters; so it’s not a busy thing. A waiter didn’t even come to greet us and ask about drinks until about 20 minutes after we sat down. After he finally did so and took our orders, we literally never saw him again until he gave us the check at the end. He didn’t check in to ask us how the food was, didn’t bring out the food, didn’t refill our water. I had to get up, walk to the bar, and ask for water. The food was pretty good but not the best I’ve had and certainly not worth its price. I’d say it was a $50 meal they were charging $150 for. Couldn’t possibly recommend this place on any level.
  33. FT

    FrazierT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Strega is by far my favorite spot in the North End. Each time I've been there, I'm treated by everyone as if they were all trained to insure that their patrons dining experience is pleasant and memorable.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    We got to the restaurant around 2:10 and the host told us that they’re clearing up some tables and we should be able to come in soon. We ended up having to wait 45 minutes for our table. And after around 30 minutes I came in again to ask what was the wait time then, the host seems to be annoyed and repeated the same thing she did before - that they’re clearing up the tables and they would seat us soon. At one point the host came out to give out menus to other guests who were waiting, she didn’t bat an eye on us. When it was finally our turn to come in, the host just simply opened the door, looked at us like she was expecting us to just come in. Not even a smile, a welcome, or a sorry for keeping us waiting.
  35. KM

    KatharineM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Strega North End was amazing for brunch!! The environment was so fun and loud! We had brunch and it is cozy seating wise but that was part of the fun atmosphere! Highly recommend Strega North End Brunch!!
  36. KP

    KayP

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    My friend and I went to celebrate new beginnings! We had a reservation for 9:30 and didn’t get seated until 10:12. What’s the point of a reservation if we still had to wait in the cold?
  37. LG

    LotiG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We had reservations but still had to wait over an hour to be seated. The service was not good. We were looking forward to a great experience as we have not been before. But left very disappointed! Never left a review at any restaurant before.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Long wait to be seated even with a reservation made weeks in advance
  39. JC

    JenniferC

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We had a 7pm reservation and were not seating till after 8pm. This was a huge challenge as it was a bit cold outside and we were not allowed to get a drink at the bar. Then when we were seated we were rushed through constantly. I was shocked. I've been to Strega many times and this was by far the worst experience. Based on Friday I wouldn't recommend it, previously I had.
  40. J

    Julia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The service was not good at all. I made a reservation for a normal table at this place three weeks before because I would have a friend visiting me and wanted to take her to a nice Italian restaurant at North End. First, they put us on a very small table with bar seats that didn’t even fit our bottle of wine. Then we decided to only order appetizers because to fit two main courses at the table would be very uncomfortable. When we said to the waitress that we wouldn’t order the main course, she brought the check right away when we still had 1/3 of the bottle of wine and were thinking of ordering a dessert. So we decided to finish our wine and go to another place for dessert.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Strega North End is rated 4.1 stars by 3008 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 PM


Booked 64 times today
Google Map for Strega North End

379 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Fleet St. and Clark St.

  • Neighborhood

    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

  • 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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