Liked it.Frat food, service was OK. Some mistakes were made, but the manager took care of us and we were VERY HAPPY!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice ViewWe were on the second floor at a window table and could see Hanover Street. The restaurant was very nice. A bit pricy for the North End and didn't have selections we would have liked, i.e., chicken parmesan, vean/chicken piccata or marsala. The staff were great as we had a wait for half of our party to arrive due to the rain and traffic.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Wife And I Were RunningMy Wife And I Were Running Late Do To Traffic And The Hostess Still Made OuR Night Out Special. ThE Food Was Great And The Service Was Just Right. We Loved it.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTresca Made Me a GeniusWhile planning a trip to visit Boston for my wife and another couple, I was tasked with making plans for our Friday night. I reserved a spot at Tresca but the others were skeptical because it didn't seem to have the "name" that many other Boston restaurants had. By the end of the evening, I was declared brilliant for picking a restaurant with superb food and equally great service. Our waiter Theo was personable, helpful and instantly attentive without hovering. The meals were beyond compare...a very robust red wine, Ribeye steaks from milk fed Italian beef, marvelously prepared vegetables, fresh delicious salmon...all made for a great experience. Tresca was the high point of a wonderful visit to Boston.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI Need To Return!The hostess and servers were outstanding- very attentive & friendly. I wasn't very hungry so didn't order an entree or pasta, & this is why I plan to return. Had some broccoli rabe & the applewood bacon Brussels sprouts, which were well prepared, but the most delicious thing I had was the Tonno Siciliano appetizer - fresh tuna tartar on crostini wedges with the yummiest basil olive oil drizzled over the top. This was substantial enought for a light meal itself . Btw, the sides are very generous & can easily serve 2-4 people.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for partiesThe food at Tresca's was terrific. Our party of three shared mussels marinara as an appetizer, and we each enjoyed separate pasta dinners - everything was cooked to perfection. We dined upstairs which, at first, was lovely. Then two large parties arrived, and we suddenly found ourselves unable to speak with one another. The hardwood floors, while pretty, provide no sound dampening. Also, we suspected that the restaurant may have been surprised by the sudden influx of people, as only two hard-working and very professional wait-staff (actually, a waiter and a server), struggled to keep patrons fed, watered, and paid. I would recommend the upstairs for groups, and I suspect the downstairs is more suitable for tables with 1 to four diners.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb, high-end Italian food...in a great North End setting. Very friendly and definitely gourmet level.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNew favorite!Our first time to Tresca's and we will be back! Food was wonderful. Portions were just right. Great wine selection!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy food, but limited menuThis was our first time at Tresca, and it was very good. The food was delicious, although it was a somewhat limited menu(which we did know ahead of time). There were two specials - Salmon and a beef dish I believe, and both were tasty. Our group had a mix of orders - two specials, a pasta dish and a grilled chicken entree, and everyone said they would order their item again, which was a good sign. However., anyone looking for traditional north end red -sauce meals should probably go elsewhere. The seating was great too, with great views of the hustle and bustle on Hanover street.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA fantastic night outMy husband and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary at Tresca. I can't say enough about what a wonderful, memorable night we had. The restaurant was beautiful, the food was amazing and the service...impeccable!! They really made our special memory perfect! We will definitely be back for more.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantHad a wonderful meal of Lamb Chops and Risotto with Seafood. Service was attentive without being intrusive.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the braised short ribsHad the braised short ribs with polenta and brussel sprouts. Was incredible!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGet the Word OutMy only question after dining here the past week was why was the place offering 1000 point reservations and was still pretty empty. While this was a very trying week for all of Boston the other venues were bustling that night. The food was spectacular and the service as good as I have ever seen in the North end. The ambiance on the second floor was spectacular. We will certainly return on our next Boston visit.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant I've beenBest restaurant I've been too in the North End!!!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came here for a great dinnerWe came here for a great dinner before show at the Wang. Every thing was great and we enjoyed ourselves. Server was attentive and accommodating.
We all had the special salmon dish and was it was fabulous!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!This is the third time I've been here, and the food is always phenomenal! I have yet to come across a menu item that I or anyone at my table didn't like. This restaurant SHOULD have gotten 5 stars, however the night we went the restaurant was over booked for a function and we were stuck at a little side table behind the stairs on the noisy main level - even though I made reservations weeks in advance as we were celebrating my and my mothers birthdays! If I had known they were over booked I would have gladly rescheduled than sat where we were.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experienceMy wife and I went to Tresca during restaurant week. Our reservation was for 6:00 PM. They didn't skimp on anything. We sat at a table directly in front of a window that overlooked the sidewalk. As there were only two other people in the dining area it was very quiet and romantic. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The three courses were outstanding. Tresca has become our new favorite in the North End.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food was excellent.Service and food was excellent. Highly recommended. Rack of lamb was cooked & seasoned to perfection.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and great service.Excellent food and great service. Would definitely come back here again.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner and excellentExcellent dinner and excellent service overlooking Hanover Street. What more could you ask?3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing. I hadThe food was amazing. I had the braised boneless short ribs and jut did not want to stop eating them! The service was wonderful and the atmosphere was suited for conversation while being busy enough to not feel like you were the only people in the restaurant. I'm definitely making this my new go-to when in Boston.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around great experience.All around great experience. Great food, atmosphere, and service. Definitely will be returning soon.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLittle Italian GemWe LOVED Tresca. It was a last minute decision to have dinner in the North End and having recently moved to Boston we didn't know what a good selection would be. The management team greeted us upon arrival and directed us to their cozy bar for a drink because we were a little too early for our reservation. The drinks were delicious and the pours were generous.
Our table in the Dining room upstairs was dimly lit and had a very warm feeling about it. We were seated right next to the fire which only added more charm. The ambiance was fantastic. Our meals were incredible .the short ribs were fall off the bone incredible and a huge portion. Everyone at our table was impressed with the food.
We will definitely be back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThese Guy's were great fromThese Guy's were great from letting us in early to the awesome waiter that made sure my client had a fresh ice tea when they actually don't normally have ice tea :)3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMService was the best!! AndService was the best!! And the food even better if That's possible. Such amazing people working there taking time to give the personal touch and share their love of the restaurant. The food was remarkable!!!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice location and decor, notNice location and decor, not too crowded like most North End restaurants can be. Everything was delicious.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious North End DinnerWe tried Tresca last night with family from out of town and had a wonderful experience. We live right on Hanover St. so it was just a quick walk in freezing air last night. The service was fantastic, very attentive, kept all of our beverages full all the while being courteous and informative. Wonderful! We will absolutely be back!2/20/2013 12:00:00 AM