Tresca

4.7
1894 reviews
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Tresca is an authentic Boston North End Italian restaurant featuring hearty multi-regional cuisine with an exceptional wine cave, offering a large selection of the finest vintages. The warm and cozy atmosphere features a fireplace lit dining room both in the lower level and the beautiful Tuscan style upstairs seating overlooking famous Hanover St. in the heart of the North End, only a short walk from the TD Garden. Bruins Hall of Fame Legend Ray Bourque co-owns Tresca with partners including Chef Richard Ansara. The service is exceptional and the menu remarkable, a delicious dining experience inviting patrons to make return visits.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken parm was delicious! Would highly recommend.

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

food was very good - ask to sit upstairs way too noisy downstairs

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AP
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tresca is one of our north end favorites! The staff is so accommodating and their food is incredible. We'd highly recommend their antipasto, lobster ravioli and amazing veal cuts.

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for restaurant week. Menu was great with different options. For was great with multiple people in the group says no it was the best meal they had had in the North End. Chef came by to check on us and see if we were enjoying the dinner. Wait staff was attentive but not overbearing. Would definitely recommend it.

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The quality of the food was below average
Our pasta main course was over cooked, it was mush.
The antipasto had 4 slices of meat and 3 small pieces of cheese, very underwhelming
Very disappointing

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food was touristy. Decent homemade pasta but none of the sauces were authentic.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall great food and service. Tables for 2 were too close together.

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l
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We.veryuch enjoyed our dinner.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-game dinner bonus it was Dine Out Boston week too kicked off a great evening followed by a win by the Bz!

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DM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Boston for restaurant week and was drawn in my the menu of this gem. Very nicely decorated inside- a large bar on the right and seating on left as well as upstairs I believe. Started the RW three course meal with a delicious stuffed meatball appetizer, then a PERFECTLY cooked beef tenderloin with the most incredible crispy and well seasoned potatoes and perfect cook of the broccolini as well. The waiter was attentive, my water was always filled, I fully enjoyed my glass of Pinot Grigio, and of course all this was complemented with the wonderful company of my closest gal pals. Wholeheartedly recommend for Restaurant Week or any week if you’re in the area!!!! Thanks, Tresca!

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p
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor very relaxing food was delicious and service outstanding

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RR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Tresca. It was our wedding anniversary, and so we wanted something special. Service was very attentive but not overbearing, food was delicious from appetizer to dessert. Atmosphere just what we hoped for - charming, white tablecloth dining without being pretentious. We will be back!

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EM
Philadelphia
192 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for business and wanted to take friends to the North End. Tresca filled the bill. We were seated at the main window for street watching. Had the stuffed peppers for an appetizer and they were great. The group had many good dinners and desserts. We will be back next time in Boston. Recommend for sure.

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PL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was wonderful and our table was ready when promised- best part of the night was we did not feel rushed. This is a common occurrence in the North End as restaurants want to turn table quickly.
The only negative was the huge party of 12 fairly noisy women seated right next to us- oh well they were having a good time.

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RF
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A delicious meal from beginning to end. Service was wonderful and even had a visit from the chef to check on how we liked our food. We started with the arancini and anitpasto salad, both fantastic. My eggplant parm was amazing! My husband loved his chicken parm as well and took half home. Will definitely come back....

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary, wonderful service, food, and wine.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal ever!!! I am excited to return

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KM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 5 and we all had amazing meals! Service was quick, but not rushed. The drinks were fabulous. I had both the Tresca 77 and Tresca RX, highly recommend! We will definitely be back!

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food,great atmosphere! Always enjoy Tresca!

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M
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love a cozy atmosphere and white tablecloths ~ Service was friendly and professional from host/hostess to walking out the door. Great cocktails, awesome meal

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l
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food with good portions! We requested a cozy table and they delivered. My only suggestions would be to update the interior, as it feels a little dated and have better designation of meals that can be prepared gluten free.

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LM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a wonderful night out. The food and services was wonderful.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Our pasta was bland and drowning in sauce. Tomatoes in the bruschetta were far from ripe, and the bruschetta was flavorless overall. Calamari was 95% breading. Subpar Italian restaurant and definitely not worth the money.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful night at Tresca! The atmosphere, service, and food were amazing! My family and I sat by the fire and enjoyed sipping wine and sampling some delicious food. The truffle fries and Veal Chop were great!

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E
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, relaxing atmosphere with delicious cuisine! Enough said.

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great ambience. Great service. The head chef came up to our table and talk to us. What a great experience. It was my daughter’s birthday and they made it very special. Will definitely be back

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FA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great atmosphere. My wife and I love it. We will most definitely come back.

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, really attentive staff, and fantastic food. I would definitely recommend Tresca for a romantic dinner.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Gnocchi was great and donuts were excellent. Chef Richard Ansara came out to greet many tables and was very professional. Great wine, great food, great people. Will be back soon. Can’t recommend enough.

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r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a date night. Very romantic ! Perfect!

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the restaurant but the meal was very rushed. Our reservations are at 8:15 and we were out of there by 9:15. We would have liked the courses to have been paced out better. We wanted to enjoy the food and the restaurant and have the dining experience.

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B
New England
46 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best carbonara ever - hands down! Highly recommend a stop here for dinner & drinks. Espresso martini was fabulous as well.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sia il cibo sia il servizio erano eccellenti. Ma come tutti Ristoranti nel North End, era rumoroso e i tavoli erano troppi vicini.

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was terrific and we loved the ambience. Would absolutely recommend Tresca!

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RV
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and staff were excellent. Chef Rich never disappoints.

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DB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely phenomenal restaurant! I took my mother here for a mother daughter date night and we both absolutely loved every bite! Chef Richard was very attentive and knowledgeable when it came to my food allergies (An Italian girl who is Celiac) and came out every so often to check on each table to see how they enjoyed their meals. We will absolutely be here again soon!

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GM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in the North End of Boston. The appetizers, entrees, and desserts are all so satisfying. I highly recommend dining here.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was wonderful. The head chef came around and chatted with guests about their meals. Nice and quiet atmosphere. Will definitely be going back.

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JO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, gluten free pasta bolognese was great!

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CF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved everything about Tresca, except the seating. We were a party of 3 and had a table for 2, so it was very cramped.

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