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Can’t Miss Seafood Dishes at Strega Waterfront

At Strega Waterfront, great seafood is our hallmark and our passion. We believe that an incredible meal can be the beginning of an incredible memory, so every day we strive to serve our patrons food that they will never forget. As you read this guide, you’ll learn about some of our signature seafood dishes. We hope you’ll join us to give one of them a try soon.

Seafood Oreganata

If you can’t join us for dinner, we urge you to try our lunchtime seafood fare, including our delectable Seafood Oreganata. One of our most impressive mid-day offerings, this dish includes grilled shrimp, scallops, calamari, swordfish over arugula with a lemon garlic sauce.

Faroe Island Salmon

Another excellent lunch offering is our Faroe Island Salmon. This dish features fresh-caught salmon served with Sicilian sweet & sour glaze and purple mashed potatoes. It is a relatively light dish that is ideal for an everyday occasion or a meal you want to remember for years to come.

Steamed Mussels

Our fresh mussels are steamed in beer broth, adding a unique twist to a classic evening appetizer. Your mussels will be brought to your table topped with peppercorn and served alongside grilled Tuscan bread. This dish is the ideal way to start your evening with us at Strega Waterfront.

Shrimp and Pineapple

Our Shrimp and Pineapple appetizer is a one-of-a-kind pre-dinner dish that is sure to please your palate with an eruption of summertime flavors. Topped with prosciutto de parma, grilled pineapples, and steeped in a balsamic glaze, you’ve never had shrimp like this before.

Lobster Ravioli

One of our most decadent dinner options is our Lobster Ravioli, featuring Maine lobster meat, fresh crab meat, and handmade ravioli tossed in a sherry pink sauce. You can’t go wrong with this indulgent seafood dish and it just may become an all-time favorite.

“Boston’s Best” Sea Bass

The crown jewel of our seafood offerings is our Sea Bass, dubbed “Boston’s Best.” Whether you’re a local or just passing through Boston’s Seaport District, we don’t want you to miss this incredible meal. Featuring Yuka gnocchi pasta with cherry tomatoes and a white wine reduction sauce, our “Boston’s Best” Sea Bass is truly a treat for the senses.

The team at Strega Waterfront is thrilled to bring you all these dishes, but they are just a small sampling of choices we have to suit even the most discerning patrons. To view our full lunch, dinner, and drink menus, please browse our website or stop by our physical location.

 

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Pairing Pasta & Wine: A Beginner’s Guide

There are those who have made careers out of knowing the best wine and pasta pairings. Maybe, though, you don’t want to become an expert, but you’d like to know your way around a dinner menu without having to rely on the waitstaff or a knowledgeable friend or spouse. If you relate, this guide is for you.

As you continue reading, you’ll see basic information about which types of wines go best with various pasta dishes. Remember, this is meant to help you get started in the world of food and wine pairings, but there’s a lot more you can learn if you find yourself intrigued. Don’t hesitate to take a cooking class or read a book on how wines can enhance any meal experience.

Pasta with Tomato-Based Sauces

If you’re planning to order a dish that features a tomato-based sauce, a medium-bodied red wine is your best bet for a delicious pairing. Tomatoes are highly acidic and medium-bodied reds tend to be tart, which will temper the acidity. There are a variety of options in this category, including Zinfandels, Chiantis, Negroamaros, and Rhone blends.

Pasta with Seafood

Italy is a coastal nation with many seafood-based dishes. Thus, if you visit an authentic Italian restaurant, the odds are good that you will select a dish that features some sort of fish or crustacean. Although there are a variety of wines that pair well with seafood meals, Italian rosés and light- to medium-bodied white wines are great go-to options for novices. Next time your dinner includes seafood, consider Muscadets, Pinot Grigios, and Verdicchios in particular.

Pasta with Cheese

If your intention is to order a cheese-heavy pasta dish, there aren’t a lot of limitations in regard to which wine you should order. Most wines go well with cheese-based dishes! There are, however, a few things you can consider. If your meal includes a creamy cheese, such as ricotta, you might want to opt for a soft, creamy wine; think Chardonnays and Trebbiano. If, on the other hand, your meal features a hard cheese, like parmesan or asiago, Pinot Noirs and Sangioveses are both great options.

The Strega Waterfront waitstaff would love to help you select the perfect wine to pair with your meal next time you dine with us. If you ever have questions regarding your food and wine selection, please don’t hesitate to inquire. We hope, though, that this guide has given you more confidence to start experimenting with new and exciting pairings both at home and out on the town!

Strega Waterfront Rated one of the Best Restaurants in Boston’s Seaport

From the “elegant”, “mouthwatering” Italian plates to the “attentive service”, “they do everything the right way” at these “pricey” but “well-worth-it” standouts from restaurateur Nick Varano; expect each to “buzz” with “New York ambiance”, though the “more upscale” Seaport District location affords an opportunity to catch “local celebrities” soaking up the harbor view.

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Why You Should Take Advantage of Our Prixe-Fixed Lunch Menu

When you’re stepping out of the office to unwind during lunch, you certainly don’t want to be spending a great deal of time browsing an endless list of plates you can’t pronounce. During the week day you want to enjoy a meal without the pressure of asking countless questions about the menu.

At Strega Waterfront, we offer a selection of delectable meals for only $19 per person. Choosing an appetizer, entrée and dessert for under $20 is rare these days. Choosing high-quality dishes for under $20 is nearly impossible in Boston.

If you love pasta but don’t want to overstuff yourself, we have you covered with our flavorful Shrimp Scampi. Nothing pairs more perfectly than seafood and salad which is why our clientele adore the Crabcake Salad. With the right blend of baby arugula and citrus vinaigrette, the richness of the crabcake will have your taste buds craving more.

When pasta and salad aren’t fulfilling your needs, opt for our Risotto Fritters. This heart-healthy meal doesn’t limit itself on flavor. Incorporating ground veal, peas, mozzarella and Arborio rice, go ahead and spoil yourself with this indulgent appetizer.

Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty meal or a lighter option, we have a slew of options including our Cavatelli served with San Marzano marinara and fresh mozzarella, or the Scallops Grand Marnier. For a traditional Italian entrée, dig into the Eggplant Parmigiana.

Take some time during the weekday to delve into our flavorful seafood and Italian dishes in Boston, MA.  Don’t forget dessert!  Indulge in our creamy Cannolis or our oven-fresh Tiramasu.

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Join Us for Private Dining at Strega Waterfront

Celebrating your special day should be a memorable one, filled with your closest friends and family members. Even corporate events with your colleagues should be an experience like no-other. From Easter dinners to bridal showers to corporate functions, host your private function at Strega Waterfront.

With a customizable lunch and dinner menu, including an extensive wine list, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, we guarantee that your dining experience will be a day to remember. Our professional staff has years of experience providing courteous and fast service. At Strega Waterfront, we understand the importance of making sure your event is going as smoothly as possible which is why we aim to provide a memorable function.

When you contact Strega Waterfront, we’ll discuss every detail with you and answer every question so you can feel confident knowing that all your plans will be met. Personal touches are really the cherry on top so our Private Event Staff will make sure everything is in order. If you need balloons, bowls of candy laid out, an assortment of cupcakes, candles – whatever you need- we will assist with those finishing touches that tie everything together.