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Strega North End

4.2
4.2
2910 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 56 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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What 2,910 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RS

    RitaS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Strega never disappoints. Excellent service, food and ambiance!!! Our server was very attentive and engaging. Highly recommend!
  2. MT

    MadelineT

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Very loud for brunch. You can't even hear the person next to you. Music was blasting felt like you were in a club. Music was unfiltered and obscene with small kids in the restaurant. Food was good but will not be returning especially with any kids.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good, service not so great. We sat outside and asked for a umbrella since it was 95 degrees and sunny, someone said they’d get it and never brought it, we asked for it to another waitress and she said the umbrella wouldn’t make a difference cause it wasn’t the sun that was making it warm, just the humidity, ok! Luckily some people who were sitting at a table with an umbrella left and we moved to their table on our own cause the waitress didn’t offer us that possibility. Drinks took about half an hour to come after we ordered it and we were already done with our food. Overall place was cute and their food was good, maybe they were understaffed but waiters should be more attentive.
  4. L

    Logan

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    This is the ultimate party brunch spot. It's a blast - expect loud music, dancing, and very high energy.
  5. A

    Abcdefg

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    I felt like I was standing next to a speaker at a club, the music was blaring so loud I couldn’t hear myself think. The vibe did not match the white tablecloths lol. We asked them to turn the music down a little and it seemed like they turned it louder. I will never come back for brunch due to the obscene noise level. The food was good just bring noise cancelling headphones lol
  6. NF

    NathF

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Location was great. We sat outside and got lucky with a well situated table. The servers were really nice guys but the service was slow and sloppy. The food was average towards decent but way overpriced.
  7. A

    Ashley

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I fully claim to be an amateur but I think I could have made better versions of the dishes I got at home (whipped ricotta, truffle fries, gnocchi, mushroom & pea pasta). Service was nothing special, ingredients didn’t stand out. Sangria was decent and it was nice to be in the Italian District…. I really wanted to like it more but unfortunately I do not think I will be back.
  8. l

    love2dine

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We felt rushed to order as if our table for two needed to be turned over quickly. In fairness, our dinners were tasty. We didn’t really care for the decor/ambience of the restaurant.
  9. DA

    DanA

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and good spot in the North End. Will come back.
  10. PA

    PAMELAD

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    The waitress was very cheerful and attentive. We were disappointed in the chicken Parmesan though. It didn’t taste fresh although the sauce was excellent!
  11. AR

    AaronR

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Poorest service I have had in a long while. Expected something different than received. Not a recommended place to dine. Waiter was inattentive and “shew’ed” me off when I ask for something due to him having a problem at another table. I was shocked at the entire experience. Owner should be appalled at how the his staff handles customers.
  12. SJ

    StephJ

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was so excited to try Strega. The service was near awful. We felt so rushed. It was disorganized. We got our appetizer after we were half way through the meal. Food was not good either.
  13. M

    Markus

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Hopefully this review deters someone from making the same mistake we did. This place was recommended to us and I think the reason was because the person didn't like me. The food was subpar compared to other places in the North End and yet was more expensive, I've had better meals from Olive Garden. Our waiter and the hostess were rude as well. Never going back to this place and I hope others avoid this tourist trap as well.
  14. RG

    RuthG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I love everything about this place. I went for the mimosas and fell in love with the service, the ambiance, and music. I went for brunch and it was great. Everyone was friendly. The only minor minor thing is the chicken in waffles. It wasn’t great, I suggest a new recipe. But my friend had steak and eggs and enjoyed her meal. Overall I would give this place 5 star ⭐️ and would recommended to everyone I know.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fav spot in Boston
  16. ML

    MarkL

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Strega came recommended from a friend for a business dinner. The staff was great and very helpful when modifying our reservation. Food was excellent and have a great wine choice. Can't wait to return.
  17. SA

    ShannonA

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food and drinks at strega was amazing. We were unaware that we would be eating in a night club type location and would ahve picked to eat outside if we were aware of how loud it was. The service however was great.
  18. K

    Kathryn

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    I don't usually write reviews, but this was the most bizarre restaurant experience. I made a reservation for inside, 7:15, and when I got there at 7:10, the hostess asked me if I wanted inside or outside....I thought this was strange since I'd specified inside in my reservation. Then she told me to step to the side and wait for the table to be ready. We waited forty five minutes and weren't seated until 8:00pm. I then get a message from OpenTable saying my reservation change was confirmed for 8:00pm, even though I did not initiate that change. The table was unbelievably tiny and it was PACKED in there, to an uncomfortable degree. The reason for 2 stars instead of 1 was the whipped ricotta and the meatball -- SO GOOD. But my pasta was lukewarm, almost cold, and at 9pm they turned on club music that was so loud, I couldn't hear my friend speaking right in front of me. All in all, just a strange evening. Any good food they have is ruined by the experience. I'd suggest going to any other of the many great Italian restaurants in the North End, because this one unfortunately isn't worth it.
  19. TB

    TyrrellB

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the music and atmosphere. Really fun place for brunch. The staff is attentive and encourage the fun.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience!
  21. K

    Kimb

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The cocktails were great and my husband had his favorite Manhattan drink so far. The noodles used in one of our dishes tasted homemade and was delicious!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was wonderful and his suggestions were perfect! Can’t wait to come back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Definitely need more staff. Waitress was awesome but overbooked for tables. Busboys couldn’t understand you. Waited 25 minutes for a water refill. Asked busboy for water and he said yes and went in back and came out with peoples dinners to serve. Never came w water.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Fun vibe, definitely overpriced for food with better pasta places all around!! Great for drinks, and definitely have thought of trendy ideas.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place !! Great customer service
  26. LK

    LynnK

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Husbands birthday dinner. Food and service were top notch. Very noisy. Table moved around and was a bit annoying. Waiters were having fun and made the meal enjoyable. Would go back.
  27. f

    frlunch

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff was perfect
  28. VC

    VanessaC

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    This place is overhyped. The food is fine. Nothing special. We sat outside because the wait for inside table was insane. The outside seating is slanted so your table rocks. The umbrellas outside aren’t spaced out equally so some people were seated entirely in the sun while other tables had two umbrellas for themselves. We ordered and it took an hour for our waitress to say that they didn’t have what one of us ordered. Either it took her an hour to put in our order or it took an hour for the chef to start making our food. Either way it shouldn’t have taken an hour. The cool drink tree you see on social media is not always a tree. We got literally a metal stand wrapped in Fourth of July streamers on July 17th. Just order your drinks normally. This place is fine. Overhyped and overpriced. Too busy for it to be better.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience and wait staff!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Delicious food
  31. A

    Anna

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Overall, food was great. My only disappointment was on the service during dinner time. Waiter would not put an appetizer order unless we knew what we wanted to eat. I like to enjoy my meals and not rush.
  32. KM

    KerriM

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed the outdoor seating. Fabulous food!
  33. s

    snowflake

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious service was mediocre the waiter was busy with a table of people he knew. We were neglected
  34. SP

    SamuelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday brunch is a great time and quite the experience!
  35. f

    foodkc

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended. Great good, service, and atmosphere for a Saturday night out.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meatball ever!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    We made a 1:15 reservation. We got there and wanted to sit inside. They put a party that didn’t have a reservation ahead of us cause they knew someone who worked there so then we had to wait 30 min to eat inside. We sat down at 2:04, no one came over to us until 2:20. Then at 2:35 one of four drinks came. Then one meal came. Then 2:45 the rest of the drinks ans food came. Our waiter was waiting on other tables that had sat down after us. Terrible experience and will never come back.
  38. CC

    ChristopherC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We arrived and the hostess wanted to sit us in the middle of the restaurant at a tiny two top against a structure. When asked about if we could have a better seat we were told very abruptly that this table the only one she had available for us. Then we decided to sit at the bar where seconds later she had managed to find us a better seat. We were close to the bathroom were the door would slam closed and make the worst noise and shake the wall. Then it was the writer's turn to impress us. So after taking care of the other customers even the ones who sat after us there drinks and bread he finally came over to us to get our drink order. We placed our drink order and asked him if we could place an appetizer order. He stated that he would rather take our entire order at the same time. We decided to finish our drinks and just leave.Very unhappy with the service there an of the staff that we encountered.
  39. RF

    RaymondF

    Atlanta

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Nice place for outdoor dining
  40. c

    cliffs

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Not what the hype was all about.food was ok, too packed, took awhile for anyone to check on us and refills, etc.

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 4.2 stars by 2910 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 56 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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