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379 Hanover St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211342.365052 -71.053193
Neighborhoods: North End, Central
Lost its appeal.... – On a visit to Boston few years ago, found this place to be quaint and old world... Great service. great atmosphere, great food... Like what I remember when I was in Italy... My recent visit was like going to Little Italy in New York... Commercial, rushed, none of the personal touches that made this a specal place for my girlfriend and I. The food was good, but the overall experience lacked everything we remembered it to be... I am was disappointed as was my girlfriend... Customer care is a thing of the past in this place....wont be back....
Wonderful Bar, Atmosphere – My husband and I walked in around 6:30 and were able to sit right at the bar immediately for dinner. Great choice because Christina was a joy as a bartender! We shared the stuffed mozzerella app, a strega salad, great bottle of wine, and the osso bucco on papardelle. Fantastic! I think the bar seats are the best in the house. You probably could get food that is just as good at a less expensive restaurant, but the experience and atmosphere of this place is worth it.
Way over priced. Its a Trap!!! – Took my parents for their Anniversary. We were sat promptly and our waiter was prompt and courteous but insisted on the bottled water which we did not want and he ended up pouring and charging us. Also the food is very expensice. Fruti Di Mare with linguine $48.00 Give me a break it was good but not worth almost $50.00 Would definetly not go back many more reasonable restaurants with good food.
Best Gnochhi – This place has a very modern atmosphere in the typically outdated, traditional North End section of Boston. There are a row of tv's showing classic mob movies. This place has the best gnocchi in the city - get it with the cream sauce. Be warned: A weekend night gets PACKED here, and there is little to no room at the bar to wait. Try a more offbeat time for a better experience, but do give it a shot. The waiters are great characters.
Crammed, noisy, bad service but the food was good. – Last night was our first visit to Strega. We live outside Boston and visit the North End frequently.
After my wife and I were squeezed in like sardines, poured spring water that we did not ask for nor drink (but were charged $6 for), then waited 15 minutes for the waiter to come over and ask if we wanted anything from the bar (we were just about ready to get up from the table when he arrived but decided to stay).
On the positive side, other than noisy and crammed the Calamari and Risotto dishes were excellent.
Would I go back.................probably not. There are much more relaxing places to eat in ther North End were the food is just as good with better service and atmosphere.
Primo people-watching helps this Hanover Street spot stand out from the North End's ubiquitous red sauce joints. – In Short
Strega distinguishes itself from its dozens of Hanover Street neighbors with an attention-grabbing interior, where patrons are surrounded by an illuminated wall and an assortment of framed celebrity photos. Engaging, black-clad waiters are kept busy by a colorful mix of tourists and local glitterati. The menu combines classic items (grilled calamari, seafood risotto, homemade gnocchi) with modern fare (filet mignon with mission figs, veal chops stuffed with fontina and proscuitto).
Complete Tourist Trap!!! High Prices for the quality of food. Make sure you do not ask for recommendations from the waiter. Although he was nice and he said he would take care of us, he brought out every appetizer on the menu (charged us for all even though we never requested any), and served the most expensive main dish. Much better Restaurants with higher quality and lower prices. Also, TV monitors showing Mob shows (pg --> R) not really appropriate for children.
Awesome experience! – Went here with my sister and a friend and we had a great time. Not only was the service great, the food was just as good. The waiter was very attentive to our table but not in a pushy way-- he made sure our water was always full and we always had bread. Overall the experience was great, cool atmosphere along with a real Italian feel--
Cold Food and Rushed Service on New Years Eve 2006 – My friends and I had a 10:00pm reservation on New Years Eve this year (2006). The four of us opted to order three appetizers and then split three entrees. The waiter pushed us to order the apps and entrees simultaneously, and told us we should do it that way because the entrees would take a long time. The apps came out in good time, but when we received the entrees they were were all stone cold.
All of the food tasted fine, though nothing was overly impressive, and it was pricey (Our meal came to $50/person for what little we ordered.) The tables were very close together - close enough that even over the loud atmosphere, you hear the evening specials recited by the waiter three times over.
Our table agreed that with all the great restaurants in the North End, there is no reason to return to Strega.
Excellent all the way around – My husband and I dined there last night. We went late and were seated right away. Food was excellent, service was great. Well worth the price. Glad I read the reviews after I went, we had a great experience and would go back again.
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