STREGA Italiano – Back Bay
We had a really bad experience. When we arrived it took the waiting staff over 20 mins to approach our table. It took another 20 mins to even get our first drink. Our actual waiter was nowhere to be found so one of the buss staff tried to assist but actually made things worst. He tried to retrieve our drinks and ended up spilling the entire drink on my lap, table, and my iPhone. At this point I was convinced that it was just one of those nights. Afterwards I was expecting a manager to come and apologize for the embarrassing moment but that also didn’t take place. The buss staff mentioned he would speak to a manger and “take care of us”. To make things worst we were seated next to a very drunk and loud group who’s conversations were inappropriate and vulgar to say the least. Again this was getting worst by the minute. As the night continued, the drinks were taking even longer to arrived and when my girlfriend ordered a lemon drop martini, the glass she received tasted like there was soap residue which was the icing on the cake. I immediately asked for our waiter who didn’t have a clue about anything going on. We then asked to speak to the manager when we were given the full check at the end of the night. Long story short the manager was forced to come to the table and compd our tab because he agreed that it wasn’t their best bight of service. To be fair and transparent the food was the only highlight of the night and probably what kept us from leaving early.
One of the most beautiful ambiance I’ve been to.
Great food, good service. The manager Brad was very accommodating.
Thank you so much for your comments! We truly enjoyed having you- and am so glad we exceeded your expectations. We strive to make our guest experiences memorable with our customer service and amazing food and in this case I am glad we were able to do both. Please come by and see us again when you are back in town. It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests and we hope to do so again in the future. Thank you again- I will share your comments with my team. Cheers, team Strega Back Bay
We wanted something convenient to our hotel on a Sunday night. This was ideal. Comfortable, quiet but nice background music, attentive service, good comfort food and reasonable prices. I’d go again when back in town.
Went here for my anniversary. Incredible good, outstanding service. Would highly recommend.
Staff seemed to be accommodative to allow us to arrive shortly before the restaurant closed. But then they forgot about giving us utensils and checking on us and most importantly food was terrible. And painfully expensive for the quality.
My husband and I had reservations to celebrate our 22nd anniversary. The customer service was top notch. Food was delicious. They made our night special. Will definitely be eating there again.
A good time.
We sat at a bar table and Darwin was our bartender/waiter who handled us. He was outstanding best server I ever had in there. The manager/ host was also great. Food was really good bar section really nice. Highly recommend Strega!
I had made reservations for a birthday date. We were placed in a more private area which I thought was fine but my bf thought we were put out of the way. I think he would have preferred to be in the mix where the light & ambiance was with round booths versus the square table we were seated.
I ordered a medium fillet but had to send back because the center to me was still a bit raw….no big deal but that delayed my eating at the same time as my bf.
They did provide a free creme brûlée with a candle which was delicious & unanticipated.
Service was good & attentive but I feel for the price? Not sure if I’d rush back. Sorry … just my opinion.
From being greeted when we walked in, to the service, to the food…Outstanding!
Todd, thank you so much for this amazing review. We appreciate the feedback greatly and I have shared it with my team and the kitchen team as well. We are so glad we made your night special and memorable. It was our pleasure to have you dine with us and we hope the next time you are in town you come and see us again. Thank you again for your kind words and for choosing us to dine with. Cheers. The Strega Back Bay team
Was absolutely amazing! Food was delicious, service perfect and ambiance lovely. The perfect date night. Thank you!!
Quality and ambiance was perfect!Delicious food!
Thank you !
Food came out late… tasty but i couldn’t even eat with my boyfriend and the rest of the table
Delightful meal and staff! We really enjoyed all of our food - especially the meatball appetizer and the sausage dish. The atmosphere is classy and quiet with a bit of a classic nightclub feel to the decor. We will be back.
Great meal. Beautiful restaurant. This restaurant is now part of the Smith and Wollsky group and even better than before.
Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate the feedback on our restaurant and service. It was such a pleasure to see you again, and have you join us for dinner. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again. Cheers, The Strega Team
Tried variety of dishes from steak and sides to pasta to fish. All very good. Portions were very generous and service was efficient and polite.
My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary here last night. Upon our arrival we were greeted with happy anniversary by staff and management sent us 2 glasses of champagne. The staff, meal and ambiance made for a night to remember. We both agreed the filet and New York strip were truly the best steak we’ve ever had in Boston. Thank you Strega Italiano for a great night and wonderful meal.
Staff was incredible - made us feel like we were the only customers there. Our meals were outstanding - highly recommend the meatball appetizer and fettuccini
Three for dinner. Food took too long to serve, 1 hour 15 minutes for mains to arrive!
1. Filet Steak - was good and cooked just right
2. Chicken Fettuccine- sauce far too salty
3. Seafood risotto (the day’s special) - sauce was bland and rice was mushy overcooked
Two of us had wine - one glass came dirty, an apology was received. In any other restaurant it would have been Comp’d but not here!
The restaurant was too dark with poor lighting.
Based on above 2 stars I’m afraid and not worth the $270 including tip we paid!
Excellent food service everything was excellent.
Thank you very much for the positive feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks so much for joining us and we look forward to serving you at your next visit!
Great restaurant! Went there for my girlfriend's birthday and the waiter was incredible!
It was amazing and everyone was great. Our server was amazing.
Thank you very much for this wonderful feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks so much for joining us at Strega - we look forward to serving you at your next visit!
All of our food—giant meatball, grilled bread with honey and red pepper blended burrata, bolognese and branzino—was outstanding.
Had a wonderful meal with my mother. The food was amazing as well as the atmosphere.
We're so glad you and your mother enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and look forward to your next visit!
We love this place. The service is excellent, management is friendly and helpful, the food is very good and the music they play really adds to the experience and fun. Our one disappointment was to see that they have taken the filet pizza off the menu. That was one of our family’s favorite items. We would love to see them bring it back!!! We were also bummed to see the mushroom risotto off the sides menu. That said, the meatball appetizer was delicious and we loved our steaks and sides.
Atmosphere was Great , Service was A1
Definitely would come back here phenomenal Staff definitely worth the trip
I didn’t find the food a authentic Italian cuisine.
The Service was a bit slow but our server was friendly and helpful.
Prices were a bit high.
Absolutely wonderful in every way! Our server Raj was attentive, knowledgeable, kind and had perfect timing. The managers Bret and Mateo were warm, hospitable and professional. You can tell that everyone working at Strega Italiano loves what they do. That truly had a great impact on our visit. This restaurant has such a fun, lively yet polished vibe.
Our Bella Luna cocktails were fantastic. The oysters were fresh and delicious… some of the best we’ve had in a long time.
Highly recommend overall!
I am a frequent visitor to STREGA Italiano. The food and drinks are always outstanding. The service this visit was not up to par for me or my past experiences at STREGA. I would still highly recommend it.
Muy buen servicio y la Comida sensacional .
Made my partner and I’s anniversary super special.
Strega was recommended by a friend for great food. I was disappointed with the pasta that we didn't eat it and just took it with us. The servers were great, however they didn't understand my questions and often responses did not match what I was asking. They could not easily explain several dished to me. Our main waiter was knowledgeable.
Everything was amazing! Oscar our server was very professional and attentive!
The food was excellent. Service was sparse. Other people in the restaurant were sortof awful and we were seated too close together. Ambiance is sortof weird too.
Great ambiance, food was delicious, wait staff were great
Great staff. Had a very good time
The food was really delicious and the service staff were very attentive
My first time at Strega. Glad I went to the one on Arlington Street Back Bay Area. Food was delicious. Oysters for the price one pays can be bigger. But again DELICIOUS.
Mussels were good. Service was perfect.
Great food, good service and beautiful ambiance
Wonderful service! Loved the music selection, food and drinks were great! Overall a great experience!
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OpenTable ダイナー144名によるSTREGA Italiano – Back Bayの評価は4.6☆です。