Tresca

4.8
2367 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 2367 people are saying
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CherylAnnM
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! Also, the Christmas decor was really beautiful

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DaveC
New England
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been many times and are trying to support all of our favorites: Many have somewhat lowered their quality but not Tresca, both times during COVID have been as if it wasn't happening!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, attentive, and pleasant service. Food was divine. Presentation was lovely. Could not have made for a more pleasant evening for my family and my father who is visiting from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super friendly service!! We had a great time.

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vipbruins4eva
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was one of the best meals we have ever had. We go for special occasions and have never been disappointed

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. LITERALLY. GO NOW.

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StephanieT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent! The waitstaff were all friendly and attentive. Food was great. Great ambiance for a relaxed evening out or low-key celebration. The bread pudding was excellent for dessert and cappuccino on point. 👌🏼 thank you!

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

Always great to hear! We appreciate your comments!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tresca ALWAYS worth the trip to Boston! Fabulous chicken parmigiana. The way staff is attentive and friendly.
Will definitely eat here again and again.

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you. Hope you can get back in soon!

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MichaelD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE SERVICE WAS GREAT! TRIED THE NACHOS BOLONASE AND THEY WERE THEY BEST I EVER HAD. I CAN SAY THAT AS WELL FOR THE PUMPKIN ROSSOTO. WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. WILL DEFINATELY BE BACK

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thanks so much...glad you enjoyed your experience at Tresca!

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vipJuliaB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! My new favorite! Excellent service and absolutely delicious food! We will be back soon!

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great staff!

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

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vipk2p1965
New England
157 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner Saturday night at Tresca. My husband had the veal Parmigiana and I had the Vegan/vegetarian ravioli with zucchini noodles. I am not Vegan or vegetarian but this dish was delicious. We enjoyed the bread pudding for dessert, something we would not usually order but it was so good. Our waiter Fernando was very attentive and prompt. The chef Rich came out to greet each table to see how we were liking the food. Overall a very good experience and will return soon.

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

Such a great review! We look forward to your next trip in!

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Margaret
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was absolutely delicious. Always a lovely time.

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was perfect and the food was delicious. Tresca’s never disappoints.

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service and ambiance at Tresca was spectacular. They had two specials that we tried and absolutely loved: a braised beef dish and the pumpkin risotto dish that is staple there this time of the year. Richard does a phenomenal job making an incredible meal while always coming out to say hello and entertain his patrons. It’s always a special extra when Ray is there but we missed him the other night as he was there the night before. I highly recommend stopping in for dinner and you will be very happy you did!!

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thanks so much for your king comments! Sorry you missed Ray but glad you enjoyed our specials!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The staff is what make this place incredibly enjoyable- of course the food is fantastic. A big thank you to all the folks running this business. We will be back.

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

We really appreciate your comments and excellent review!

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jamesl
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for our first dinner as a married couple. Got the meatballs and nachos for apps, and chicken parm for dinner with a nice moscato. One of the best meals we have ever had, and our server was excellent!

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you and congratulations!

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vipRichardW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, We will be back

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

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Tina
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with my boyfriend for our anniversary. Everything was amazing and I’m so glad we went earlier so it wasn’t too loud.

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

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johno
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time on the second floor of Tresca! The room is beautiful with great windows and a marvelous Hanover Street view. We were early and that was not a problem. Our host gave us a very nice welcome. Chef Rich stopped by our table and made some recommendations. The menu is big. I had a hard time choosing one dish so we had a table full and had a night to remember. The lobster stuffed mushrooms were outstanding. Overall an awesome dinner!

Tresca
Responded on November 23, 2020

Glad you got upstairs...its a great view of Hanover St. We look forward to your next visit!

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AndrewC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for our anniversary and loved it! Will definitely be back for special occasions.

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vipFLUFFY
New England
54 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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DiannaS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dishes were fantastic and service was wonderful. Stayed being our favorite restaurant.

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JustinG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Food was fantastic, atmosphere was beautiful and the pumpkin risotto was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Go there and try it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great the only thing that could’ve been better is tables being spaced further apart.

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vipBostonia
New England
36 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We were celebrating our friend’s last day working as a first response team after 31 years service and wanted to treat her to a special meal. The service was outstanding! The chef came to the table to ensure our orders were correct.

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Stevenotwill
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to celebrate our 25th anniversary. The staff made it a very special night. The service was top shelf and the food could not have been better.

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CynthiaF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service. The food was the best thing I've eaten this year. Everything from the appetizers to the dessert was perfect. The chef/owner took the time to chat with us at our table. What a great experience. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, everything was excellent. Terrific waiter, delicious food. Loved the visit from the chef. It was my husband’s Bday and we all really enjoyed it. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! This was our first meal at Tresca but it will not be our last!

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RachelM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip to Tresca and wish we could go back again today. The service people are welcoming and friendly and will chat with you, but they are not intrusive. It's like you are family coming home for a visit. The food is excellent. We had the pumpkin risotto. I thought it sounded good, but it was better that I could have imagined. Can't wait to visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was ok , we had a 915 reservation and our server was very nice but seemed to want to get us out quickly. We ordered an appetizer and two main courses. They appetizer came out and once we we’re finished with it about five minutes later our main courses came out.

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SamanthaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were phenomenal at Tresca! Fresh baked bread, homemade noodles and the pumpkin risotto were our favorite parts.

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lisac
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.. great night out , relaxing and food was amazing

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TraceyD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food! Loved the pumpkin risotto! Friendly waitstaff:)

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vipsestella95
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, outstanding service. Eat in or outside with heaters--wonderful experience in the heart of the North End.

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TerriR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Maria and wonderful food!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration!

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MariaC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The cocktails were overpriced for that they were (watered-down sangria). The food was standard for the North End. Good, but not blown away.

FAQs

Tresca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 742-8240.

Tresca is rated 4.8 stars by 2367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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