Spork Rating: 4
- Neighborhood: Fort Point/Waterfront
- Cuisine: Italian
- Price: Splurge. Dinner appetizers $9-19, entrees $21-43.
- Hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm. Dinner: Mon-Fri 3pm-10pm or later, Sat-Sun 4pm-10pm or later.
- Reservations: Yes OpenTable and phone.
- Recommended For Dining With: Infants, toddlers, kids
While you may not think that soft leather chairs, white table cloths, and waterfront dining mix well with kids, one visit to Strega Waterfront and you’ll change your mind. A kid-friendly waterfront restaurant, this shiny and new version of Strega feels much less gimmicky than the Strega’s original North End location and is a great option when mom and dad want to feel fancy and bring the little ones along. Much like the rest of the restaurants popping up on Boston’s waterfront, Strega has a great outdoor patio and a grand dining room that both welcome kids. Extra bonus–the wine list is lovely.
Do your young diners need to run around and burn off some extra energy (or pasta)? There’s plenty of green space in the surrounding area and the Boston Harborwalk stretches along the front of the building.
Fantastic. Most wait staff will introduce themselves and then tell you all about their kids, the host and hostess team will stash your stroller away (sometimes even under the baby grand piano) and no one seems to care if junior smears the restaurant’s delicious red sauce all over their white table cloths. If you’re looking for an upscale, kid-friendly waterfront restaurant, Strega is the place to be.
Welcome to modern Italian cuisine. You’ll find many traditional Italian favorites on the menu, as well as updated twists on the classics. Strega’s rich and tasty red sauce (or gravy as many Italians like to call it) adorns many of the menu items, and a good number of the pastas are homemade. Fitting for a waterfront location, lobster is featured in many dishes. Keep an eye out for:
- The halibut (and any featured fish specials)
- Supreme Al Limone (their take on chicken picatta)
- Maccaroni & cheese all’aragosta (Wednesday only)
While there’s no kid’s menu at Strega, but the staff and kitchen will go above and beyond to find something that the younger diners will love. Most pasta can be portioned for the kiddos, simple veggies are available as a side, and most of the starters are big enough to serve as junior’s meal.
- Boston Children’s Museum
- Boston Fire Museum
- Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
- Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA)
- Easy entrance/access for strollers
- Stroller storage
- High chairs
- Valet parking
- T accessible
- T accessible by the Silver Line’s SL1 and SL2 lines at the Courthouse or World Trade Center stations
- Metered parking can often (but not always) be found on the big, broad streets in the area.
- Valet is available nightly for a $10 charge.