Category: Dishes

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Try These Warm Dishes This Fall

Fall is in full swing which means cozy nights by the fireplace, as many lattes as you can drink, and tasty new dishes at all of your favorite restaurants. At Strega Waterfront we have a variety of dishes on our menu to warm you up on even the windiest fall days. These are a few of our favorites that you need to check out next time you come in to grab a bite to eat.

Pasta Dishes

Pasta is the perfect meal to fill you up and compliment your taste buds all at the same time. We’ve stepped outside the box with some of our pasta dishes to bring you exciting new tastes for fall.

Pappardelle Bolognese 33 – this pasta dish is filled with tender chopped filet mignon, San Marzano, and tomato sauce.

Fettucini Strega ‘The Original’ 34 – this fettuccini is a classic on the Strega menu, but there’s no better time to enjoy it than fall! Filled with jumbo shrimp, baby spinach, scallops and topped with our signature creamy Strega sauce, there’s no doubt you’ll be coming back for more.

Prime Cut Steaks

Strega Waterfront is known for our tender and flavorful steaks served with the perfect sauce and wine. A prime cut steak served with warm, delicious sides is the perfect way to warm up after a fall day.

Bone-in Ribeye 56 – our ribeye is one of our most flavorful cuts of steak, packed full of fatty marbling throughout to give it a naturally robust taste. This steak is served with rosemary-garlic roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus, and caramelized onions to make a meal you’ll never forget.

Bone-in Filet 59 – this bone-in filet is coffee encrusted and served with a delicate tequila sauce to create a truly one of a kind flavor. We serve this steak with a shrimp and asparagus risotto to make the meal even more decadent.

Stuffed Veal Chop 58 – our Stuffed Veal Chop is served with Prosciutto Di Parma, Fontina, Sautéed Spinach, and Sauteed Roasted Potatoes.

We have a variety of wines to pair with each of these dishes, as well as every other dish on the menu, to create the perfect balance and body filled plate you need this fall. If you aren’t sure which new dish is right for you, talk to one of our expert servers about some of their fall favorites and recommendations.

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Reasons to Dine On Our Patio This Summer

When the weather warms up, there’s just nothing quite as good as dining al fresco. Warm summer nights lend themselves to fun evenings out enjoying the best food and drinks Boston has to offer. With an incredible view and unrivaled service, our patio is truly exceptional. Just in case you need more convincing, though, here are the top five reasons you should dine on our patio this summer:


  1. A specialty menu – In honor of summertime, we’re offering a special outdoor menu that you can’t access any other time of year. If you want to try some of the best seafood and Italian dishes, along with lighter options and signature cocktails, head outside and dig into our al fresco lunch specials.


  1. Surrounded by the serene Boston Harbor – While many restaurants in the city offer outdoor seating, they’re often accompanied by unsightly views. At Strega Waterfront, watch as the calming sea ebbs and flows while visitors and residents set sail for open waters. You’ll feel like you’re miles away from Boston, in your own oasis while of course, indulging in a delicious dish.


  1.  You’ll be able to slow down – There’s something about eating outside that makes it easier to put down your phone and take in your surroundings. Spending an evening on our patio, savoring a delicious meal, is a surefire way to recharge without even leaving town.


  1. A new meaning to date night – We know the hustle and bustle of the city life can be daunting throughout the week. With all the commotion of the city, your relationship with your special someone can get shoved to the back burner all too easily. Scheduling a reservation on our patio takes the effort out of planning a date night. All you have to do is show up, and our staff (and the ambiance) will take care of the rest.


  1. Make everlasting memories – We strive to make sure every guest who visits us has a memorable experience. This is only enhanced when you choose to spend your afternoon or evening on our patio. When the chill of winter returns, you’ll always have your special memories of summertime to get you through those cold winter months.


Strega Waterfront is one of Boston’s premier purveyors of seafood and Italian fare. Our patio is one of our best features, and we can’t wait to share it with you all summer long! Whether you’re a new patron or a long-time diner, we look forward to serving you soon, and we hope you’ll continue to visit Strega Waterfront all year round for many years to come.


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!