Strega North End

4.5
2715 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Strega is a hip Italian restaurant in the North End. Come enjoy fantastic food and a great atmosphere!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2715 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
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4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesR
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sauce over homemade lasagna is one of the best on Hanover Street. The confit chicken was crispy and not dry. Indulge yourself with the meatball appetizer, you won't regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Less than 3 feet away from next table. Table dividers only separated tables. My husband and I could have reached the people next to us. Less than an arms length away.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strega has awesome food and drinks, great service, and a cool setting. Overall 5 star experience, great for a double date.

“Very cute inside” - my girlfriend

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vipAmyD
18 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had a 7:15 reservation for indoor dining. My party arrived at 7:10. We waited for approximately a half an hour before being seated, and that was after I inquired twice about our table's status. We were finally seated just prior to 7:45 and were seated outside because I mentioned to the hostess that we'd be willing to do so. We ended up being seated outside, right next to a sidewalk where a homeless man was sitting (and stayed for the duration of our meal). I understand that the restaurant cannot control this but, unfortunately, it did affect our overall experience. Our meal was okay, and service good, but given the overall experience, especially not honoring our reservation at the designated time, I will not be returning.

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DonnaC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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Courtney
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is phenomenal. The service is even better. This is by far my favorite restaurant in the North End.

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PaulT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Godfather playing on the big screen, attractive staff with great hair (Carlo) and food is to die for!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. As always.

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Mike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was great! Best scallops I've ever had!

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BradyV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is really amazing here but our server didn't really understand how to wear a mask. She was nice but a mask is supposed to be worn over your nose and mouth. I would recommend but be wary of your server.

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vipVaca
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a reservation at 8 - we were seated at 9:00 that was a bit disappointing...

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Great food but felt very rushed

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CHRISTIEA
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great service, and everything was super quick! Easily my favorite place in the North End!

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StacyC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Always on our agenda when we are in Boston.

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maryb
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Got rushed out the door and the food was not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Amazing service great food.. would recommend if looking for a relaxed meal with authentic Italian food!!
Beautiful wine selection as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The bartender was very nice and the service overall was great. Definitely will be coming back again. Drinks were amazing !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, waitress was extremely nice and overall had a great experience

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vipKris
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great brunch!

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Brifra
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

A nice date night, but as we say in portuguese "deixou a desejar", especially since this was such a popular location.

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

showed up on time for our reservation but wasnt seated for an hour after, food was good, but they stuck us in the corner with very little lighting and no heater...

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Great food and people. Love our visits to Strega!

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daniellepr
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

definitely do not let your customers bring their dogs. a table behind us at dinner had their yappy very annoying dog with them.
thankfully they were nearly done as we got our entrees.

our waiter was an incredibly nice older gentleman xox

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Jaan
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We waited for almost 45 minutes to be seated. A table sat open in front of us the entire time we waited. It appeared that the hostess or manager manually changed our reservation time from 8:15 to 8:45 to make it appear we were seated promptly which is not the case. We arrived on time at 8:15 and still waited 45 minutes to sit down- not okay. Isn't that the point of having a reservation? The food and service is always amazing but the wait made our experience a lot less enjoyable- especially with so many people milling around and COVID concerns. It appears that they really over book themselves and it's not fair to the patrons.

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Mikey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good. The waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and available. Food was excellent and the prices were high but worth it. Prosecco price was very high. Overall it was great.

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suzanneW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

waited a long time to be seated with reservation, thought food was ok, ordered pasta with garlic, oil and spinach and was served pasta with red sauce.

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KOitus
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and great meal !

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KristenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around from the moment we walked in, our waiter was fantastic with suggestions. Food was superb!!

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Dani
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good calamari, really good spaghetti vongole 👌🏻

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JessicaK
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited with my attorney! He loves it! Gianni is always great! The lobster fra Diablo is awesome! I also tried the burratta- terrific! Thank you!

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the filet and my husband had the roasted chicken over risotto special. This was our first dining experience during the pandemic. The outside tables, waiter and ambiance was perfect and best meal I’ve had in years!

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Acktrinitybuilder
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Johnny guided us the way thru an amazing 3 course family style meal. Make sure to get the mama meatball and all four of us enjoyed it along with other apps and entree’s and cappuccino and deserts were very good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, great service! Food is consistently delicious!

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jenniferv
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Even sitting at outdoor sidewalk table, the blasting 90's pop music playing inside was overwhelming. Even asked the waiter to turn it down and he said he couldn't stand it either and wasn't allowed to.. stevie b playing, not frank Sinatra or dean martin?? Not the vibe we go to north end for.. then ordered classic italian antipasto, and got 3 slices of 3 kinds of deli meats, and literally barely an ounce of cheese, it was pathetic... . The only positive of the experience was the meatball we got TO GO because we couldn't stand the blaring rap music.... what used to be my favorite spot in North end is no more, does not live up to its reputation any longer

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vipSharonH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic meal had by all

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Dinner42
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was amazing.

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Mcap95
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. Thank you. We will be back :)

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RoxanaH
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Waited 40 mins for a drink. Ordered drinks twice to only be told the third time they didn’t have what I ordered. Had five different people stop at the table and none were our designated server. Service was slow overall and the entree did not have any flavor. Music was extremely loud for dinner.

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vipMelissaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I’ve dined at Strega many times before and never had an issue. In fact I’ve always loved Strega until I dined with them this past weekend. The service was average and I ordered the weekend special which was the Cacio e pepe, and I assumed since it’s just cheese and pepper pasta there would be no issues. The pasta tasted like nothing and the dish was $38 for cheese pasta. I don’t mind paying any amount for good food but $38 for plain pasta that didn’t deliver was really disappointing.

FAQs

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

Strega North End is rated 4.5 stars by 2715 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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