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Strega Waterfront
Italian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
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1 Marina Park Drive Boston, MA 02210
1 Marina Park DriveUSMassachusettsBoston02210
$$$Italian Restaurant, BarToday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PMWednesday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PMThursday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PMFriday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PMSaturday 5:00 PM – 2:00 AMSunday 5:00 PM – 2:00 AMMonday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
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Old-world Italian classics served in a glam setting on the water with harbor views.- Google
"Delicious drinks and friendly bartenders."
"The gnocchi is really heavy, wish it had meat to even it out."
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Lisa Gangl
3 months ago
This is the first review I have ever written but for how disappointing and awful this meal was I had to write it. This was the most expensive meal ive ever had that failed every expectation. I have no issue with price when it comes to good food but that's not what Strega offered. My husband had clams casino that came with about 7 clams (small) that were all over cooked. In addition, the sauce/oil was pooled at the bottom of his dish. For a relatively simple meal, it should be better than you can produce at home. My sea bass came with a few bones still in it and the white wine sauce was just a heavy butter sauce as I could taste nothing else. Sadly, the gnocchio, which seemed made in house, also sat in a pool of butter sauce. The spicy shrimp appetizer, for $21, was just 5 shrimp, cut in half - im assuming to make it look like more than it was - just seemed like shrimp cooked in a spicy oil with stale bread on the top (clearly they had given up on making a crostini). Our friend got the bolognese pasta which like the rest sat in an oil pool. This was supposed to be a filet meat sauce but the amount of filet was negligible and any amount was quickly overpowered by the oil. Lastly, another meal was the surf and turf that came with an overcooked lobster and a filet that no steak house would be proud of since it was about an inch thick. Since filets on the menu are over $50 we expected a good 2-3 inch cut like any steak house in Boston would offer. While the service was great, they clearly have given up on a good product knowing that since it was packed with people that they can get by. Not worth your $! Go someplace else.
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M. E. Bailey
5 months ago
We were a party of 6 celebrating my daughters birthday. The view is awesome, no problem parking. The food was very good, the service was ok at times they were very attentive then would disappear for quite some time. Also we were provided a circular booth, 5 in the booth is a bit snug and they added a chair for the 6th person. My son is 6'4" and this was not a great fit. Make sure they know the size of the people coming. The only major complaint we all had was the noise level. It is like eating in a crowded bus station, lots of sounds, voices carry from across the restaurant making normal conversation difficult. My daughter is a candidate for her architecture license and when I asked her why is it so damn loud. They used materials that throw sound back into the room and very little is absorbing. Unfortunate as I would not return to this site for that reason.
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Joe Cullinan
5 months ago
Nick Varano, You should be proud of the staff at Strega Waterfront. My wife and I went to your restaurant tonight to celebrate our 41st anniversary. We were early for our reservation but were still seated right away in the crowded restaurant. Our table for two turned out to be next to a wall. I am a large man with broad shoulders so I did not fit well at that table. I mentioned it to the gentleman pouring water and he said he would be right back. In a moment he returned with your manager Rachael Perry. She quickly moved us to a great booth. We told her it was our 41st and she brought us a glass of champagne. We were in your restaurant for five minutes and we saw three examples of great service and it got better. Our server was Natale DeMarco. When he is not working, he is a med student. Hi service was great. I had the grilled shrimp over pineapple appetizer and Kathy had the mozzarella and tomato. Both were great. Natale recommended the baked stuff lobster tail with a filet (the surf and turf special). It was fabulous. We had a great night with great food and great service at a reasonable price. Rachael stopped by the table four times to check on us. Thank you for having such great people representing you and thank you for serving such great food.
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Jennifer Smalls
9 months ago
This was hands down the best place I ate in Boston! Definitely make a reservation though. We got here a little late because we got stuck in Foxboro after the Pats game. But they were very nice even though we were late and we were under dressed. The server was extremely nice and helpful. The gnocchi is really heavy, wish it had meat to even it out. Dessert was great as well. This place is worth visiting if you are looking for quality food.
Badru M
3 months ago
The food and service was excellent. We had the calamari(also with shrimp and scallop that was tender) special and it was delicious. My gf had the surf and turf and I had the salmon. All was excellent and will return again.
Lauren Anthony
3 months ago
Our party of 10 was seated at 8 pm. We ordered at 8:15 and food didn't start arriving until after 9:30 pm. Terrible service. To top it off, all members of my party who had scallops ended up with food poisoning. Will never return.
Jacob Ryan
5 months ago
The food definitely the best part and it wasn't anything special. Our waiter was clearly trying very hard to push some very expensive bottles of wine on us. I was with business clientele and did not want to seem cheap in front of them but I didn't want to pay 4-500 dollars for a bottle either. After I didn't buy our waiters (forgot name) choice of bottle, he became decidedly unfriendly with us although did perk up again when trying to sell us the more expensive menu items. His advice seemed entirely dollar based and not at all concerned for me, the customer. I've been to the Strega in the Northend several times and enjoyed all my visits but would not return here again.
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Julie Vo
4 months ago
I made reservations to take my boyfriend here last night & I put in that it was his birthday but they ignored it. Food and waiter were great but no candle on the dessert or singing "happy birthday" partially ruined the experience.