I hardly ever go into Boston to a restaurant, even though I live about 7 miles from the the hub of things. Strega is a pretty famous Italian restaurant in Boston's North End and now it's sister restaurant, Strega Prime opened right around the corner from me without driving into the city. So, I thought I would give it a try. It is a bit pricey, but no driving into town or even paying extra for parking, which made it all worth it to me. They have a pre fixe lunch and dinner special and a friend and I decided to do lunch on President's Day.
For $21 dollars, you get an appetizer, an entree and a dessert.
The appetizer choices were, lobster bisque, Caesar salad or Steak Tartare. We both went with the salad. I asked my server Joe to hold the croutons and bring the dressing on the side please. He was very nice and did as I asked.
Check out the size of the popover that came steaming from the oven with our salads. I hope you can see why I didn't want the croutons, even though they are probably fabulous. Our salads were very fresh and the popover was amazing.
The meal choices were, a Club Sirloin, Chicken Milanese, Fish and Chips or Papardelle. We both ordered the club sirloin that was served with rosemary salted fries.
We shared. The bland looking ones were actually almond marscarpone with dark chocolate centers and were heavenly.
The space itself was lovely, ornate yet in a sophisticated, sleek design. The linens were white, the service was excellent and we both decided we would love to come back. Although the food wasn't excellent, it was very good.