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Big Crowd at Strega Prime Grand Opening

Strega Prime is now open and ready for customers.

The new bar
The new bar
Woburn's new high-end Italian steakhouse Strega Prime is now open and there was a big turnout Sunday for a grand opening ceremony. 

The restaurant is owned and is the brainchild of Nick Varano, a well-known entrepreneur and restaurant owner, who wanted to bring a bit of an "old school Hollywood steakhouse" to Woburn. 

The restaurant is located at the landmark TradeCenter 128 office park, directly fronting I-95, where Beacon Grille used to be. 

Varano operates several local establishments, including Strega, Strega Waterfront, and Nico Ristorante. 

"We're bringing a little bit of Strega to the area," Varano told Patch in an interview. "But we're making little changes to make it different. This will be a high-end Italian steakhouse and I wanted to put our own touches here."

The expansive 352-seat space (312-seats indoors/ 40-seats outdoors) features Strega’s signature sleek design and décor with brilliant light fixtures and deep woods throughout the interior, according to a release. 

Unlike the other Strega locations, Strega Prime in Woburn is an Italian steakhouse, not simply an Italian restaurant. Varano said the restaurant features a couple of the signature Italian dishes his restaurants in Boston have become known for but will also have items more in-line with a high-end steak joint. Items include Japanese Wagu Steak, a Porterhouse Steak for two, a tri-level seafood tower, butter poached lobster, hand chopped Steak Tartar and seared sea scollops among a variety of other options. There will also be less-expensive lunch options that fit well in an Italian steakhouse. 

The restaurant also has over 1,300 varieties of wine, including 45 varieties available by the glass, and a wide variety of draft and bottled beer along with a choice of cocktails. 

Woburn Patch was at the grand opening and we have pictures of the new restaurant and the grand opening celebration. Check out our image gallery. 

Also if you dine at Strega Prime let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. 
joonmin50 August 05, 2013 at 09:42 AM
Nice story but where is it located?
G C August 05, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Same exact menu as Mooo
Deb & Dan August 05, 2013 at 07:31 PM
The restaurant is located at the landmark TradeCenter 128 office park, directly fronting I-95, where Beacon Grille used to be. My sister's landlord raises Wagyu beef, it makes the BEST burgers!
MrSenator August 08, 2013 at 03:06 AM
@G C That's because their chef was the executive sous chef at Mooo. It's not quite the same now and those difference will expand over time.

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