Pair an Entrée with Our Specialty Cocktails

At Strega Waterfront we have an extensive list of handmade specialty cocktails to choose from. It may be more traditional to pair your entrée with a glass of wine, but why not try something new and pair your favorite dish with a cocktail? Save the wine for appetizers and desserts and add a little variety to the main course with one of our favorite cocktails. 

Pick Me Up 

The pick me up features belvedere, pimm’s no. 1, lemon juice, ginger beer, and cucumber for a flavor that will awaken your taste buds. The perfect way to start and enjoy any of our entrees. 

Apple of My Eye 

If you’re looking for a subtly sweet addition to your meal, look no further. Apple of my eye includes absolute elyx, apple puree, lemon juice, honey simple syrup, and st. George spiced pear liqueur for a taste unlike any other. 

Irish Fizz 

Enjoy this drink as you overlook the waterfront and you’ll know that despite the name, you couldn’t be further from Ireland! Jameson ipa, lemon juice, mango puree, angostura bitters, and ginger beer blend together for a flavor combination you’ll never forget. Topped with an orange slice for the perfect citrus addition. 

The Prickly Pete 

The name says it all for this cocktail. Be prepared for a bit of a kick as you sip the drink made of casamigos blanco, thatchers prickly pear liquor, Cointreau, and lime juice. We top it off with a pear slice to balance out the prickly flavor. 

Dirty Vesper

If you enjoy a nice gin, the dirty vesper is for you. Tanqueray, absolute, olive juice, and blue cheese olives create a savory drink to pair with a lighter entrée perfectly. 

Manny’s Revenge 

Captain Morgan grapefruit, goya guava nectar, lime juice, and club soda go together to create a drink we like to call Manny’s Revenge. Despite the harsh name, you’re sure to fall in love with this cocktail. 

No matter what taste you’re looking for, one of our specialty cocktails is sure to be the right fit. Our menu is filled with a variety of seafood, veal, beef, and more for you to choose from. Pair your entrée and cocktail with one of our hand-crafted side dishes to complete your plate. Don’t forget to finish the night off with a dessert while you stare at the oceanfront view! 

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Dine by The Water for A Romantic Evening

Finding new ways to spice up date night is difficult. If you feel like you’ve tried everything in the book and are out of original ideas, look no further. Dining by the water is the perfect way to impress your date and create a memory that lasts a lifetime. Keep reading to find out why Strega Waterfront is the perfect destination for your waterfront date night.

The Perfect Location

Strega Waterfront is located on Fan Pier in Boston. The breathtaking seaport district is filled with sights to see and activities to enjoy if you want your romantic evening to continue after the meal is over. The atmosphere is truly one of a kind. Dining by the water is a unique experience that is sure to impress, whether it’s your first date or your 50th. Although going out to dinner may be nothing new, the experience at Strega Waterfront is sure to be a one of a kind experience.

A Meal to Match the View

There’s a reason why Strega Waterfront is a regular stop for celebrities and food critics alike. You can enjoy an endless selection of meals, all made from scratch with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Seafood options are available to tie the dining experience and the view together seamlessly. Even if you opt for a meal that doesn’t include seafood, every dish at Strega Waterfront is an unforgettable authentic Italian cuisine experience like no other. We have an extensive wine list and cocktails available to choose from as well. Speak with your server to learn which wine will pair the best with your meal.

A Wonderful Interior

The exterior of Strega Waterfront speaks for itself thanks to the views, but the interior is breathtaking as well. Strega has become known for its unique décor in each of the establishments and Waterfront is no different. Private dining options are available upon request or make a reservation for the best seat in the house. We have to warn you though, you might have to plan this date night a little bit in advance because reservations are in such high demand! We promise the wait will be worth it!

Visit the Strega Waterfront site here to view the menu, make a reservation, and learn more about everything we have to offer for your waterfront night out.

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Core Differences Between White and Red Pasta Sauces

Any pasta lover knows that pasta dishes are typically served with either a white or red sauce, but do you know what the differences between the two are? Understanding the differences between a white and red sauce will help you learn which sauce goes best with which type of dish, as well as what sauce appeals most to your individual taste. At Strega Waterfront we aim to find a dish that every guest will love, but it’s much easier to do that when you know which kind of sauce you prefer. Let’s take a closer look at some of the core differences between white and red pasta sauces.

White Sauce Pasta Dishes

White sauce is typically much creamier than red sauce. This creamy texture can be credited to the main ingredients: cream, milk, flour, and cheeses. White sauces are typically much thicker than red sauces, so they’re usually served with leaner meats such as chicken or shrimp. The thickness of this sauce does come with a much higher calorie count, but the flavor and irresistibly creamy texture makes it worth it. Most people don’t order pasta for the health value, but if you’re worried about the high-calorie count, at least you know the milk and cheese gives this sauce a high protein and calcium content! White sauce is best served with long and skinny pasta or shell pasta.

Red Sauce Pasta Dishes

Red sauces are often thought of as the more traditional Italian sauce thanks to their spicy tomato filled flavor. The main ingredients used in every red sauce include tomatoes, red chili peppers, garlic, and olive oil. There are many variations of the classic red Italian sauce that feature a variety of ingredients, but they all hold a similar texture from the tomatoes. This sauce is healthier than white sauces, so it may be served with heartier meats including steak and veal. The best pasta to serve with a red sauce includes long ribbon pasta and tube pasta, such as penne and rigatoni.

At Strega Waterfront, we have a large variety of pasta dishes to choose from. We serve excellent white and red sauces, depending on the dish of course. Our servers can help you decide which of our large variety of wines will best compliment the sauce and meat featured in the dish of your choice.

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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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Ingredients for the Perfect Summer Cocktails

Summertime and the livin’ is easy, indeed! There’s something about sipping a cocktail on a warm summer night that brings bliss to the end of a hectic day. A refreshing cocktail can consist of a number of tasty ingredients from blueberries and lemons to mint and orange bitters.  Our patio or indoor bar are both ideal spots for imbibing or, if you’re feeling like more of a homebody tonight, you can take a cue from us and try these great, unexpected ingredients to create the perfect summer cocktails without leaving your bar cart.

Arugula – Typically thought of as a salad ingredient, slightly-spicy arugula is the ideal companion to gin. Try muddling it to make a unique, summertime gimlet. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser next time you host friends and family, so keep it on tap to impress everyone you know.

Honey – Honey is a summer staple that pairs well with all kinds of dark liquors. Drizzle it in bourbon or whiskey for the perfect bonfire drink or add a spoonful to straight rum for a delicious beachside cocktail. Pro tip: a lemon garnish works well with any of these concoctions!

Blackberries – Mix up a traditional Tom Collins by adding blackberries. They’re the epitome of summertime and they add a nice kick to the gin base. If you’re short on blackberries, you can substitute blueberries or even raspberries in a pinch.

Strawberries – A fair number of people would argue that rosé is already summer in a bottle, but you can take things up a notch by adding strawberries to the wine you’ve already got on-hand. Place sliced strawberries in a rosé and seltzer mixture and you’ll be in summer drink heaven in no time.

Jalapeno peppers – Tired of conventional margaritas? Spice things up by adding diced jalapeno peppers to your pitcher. This makes for a surprisingly refreshing drink and it pairs perfectly with Mexican food at home! If jalapeno alone is a little too much for you, temper the heat by adding a few cucumber slices as well.

Orange slices – If you’re not a cocktail kind of guy (or gal), adding orange slices to almost any light beer is a great way to make it feel more like summertime and less like football season at your local stadium. Just make sure you give the orange slices at least fifteen minutes to work their magic and disperse flavor throughout your drink.

These are just a few unique ingredients that can be used to make amazing summer cocktails. The bartending staff at Strega Waterfront would be thrilled to meet you and make one of the drinks suggested here or anything else your heart desires. Take a peek at our summer drink list to take advantage of limited-time offers before fall arrives!