Tresca

4.8
2703 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
In the heart of Boston's famous North End, Tresca is a premier authentic Italian restaurant featuring delicious multi-regional cuisine with an exceptional wine list, offering a large selection of the finest vintages. The warm and cozy atmosphere features a fireplace lit dining room both on the first floor and the beautiful Tuscan style room upstairs. Tresca also showcases balcony table #77, the most romantic table for 2 overlooking famous Hanover St, the best restaurant street in Boston. Only a short walk from the TD Garden, Tresca is co-owned by NHL Hall of Famer and Bruins legend Ray Bourque with partners Chef Richard Ansara, Bill Galatis and Peter Weber. The dining experience is exceptional, the menu remarkable, the service is attentive, inviting guests 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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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall2food5service2ambience2

The hostess instead of welcoming us, the first thing she said “how can I help you”, ok then, so I said I have a reservation, if you can give us a table outdoors will be great, “well yes I can but I will need the table back in 90 minutes, so if you are planning to stay more you go to the high tops and I will not bother you”, I was like really? We decide to go the high tops to avoid being asked to leave the table, the chairs super uncomfortable, they were all the way in one corner where in front of us servers and cooks smoke during their breaks, server forgot he have table and we didn’t see her for a while, she was good but absent a few times. The worst thing was that all the regular tables were empty since we got there at 7:30 until they were closing, unbelievable… Hostess was rude and with zero body language to greet customers, so sad because the food was ok, not great at they said, not the best Italian for sure, but burrata and carpaccio was decent. The entrees were just too creamy, dessert was good. They didn’t ask if we were celebrating anything, nothing. Lots of places around, terrible customer service since we got there. Bad luck maybe.

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dyanav
New England
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Kevin was a wonderful person and made our dinning experience fabulous. Our food was Amazing. I definitely recommend this restaurant

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jazz
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner celebration. Food was delicious and service outstanding. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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vipTraceyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and delicious . The owner is Friendly and concerned about your experience . The service was top notch .

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Andy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Boston for sure. Best chicken parm around

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vipGinaK
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal with great service. The meatball and calamari appetizers were fantastic. All meals from the pork chop to the fra Diablo to the gnocchi were excellent and cooked perfectly. All food came out hot! The best and most fantastic meal was the veal chop parmigiana with bolognese tagliatelle on the side! Best we’ve ever had! Will definitely be back to Tresca when we return to Boston!! The staff was awesome and attentive on a very busy night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my mother’s 60th birthday - gave the right amount of ambience/class for the occasion without being too pricey/fancy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great spot. Large entrées

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. The meatballs are amazing

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MWhite
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic!! The best I have had in the North End

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SteveR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal my wife and I have ever eaten in Boston !
On all nights we were celebrating our anniversary. It was awesome---
Kudos to Chef Ansara ---We will be visiting soon again


AWESOME !

Tresca
Responded 2 days ago

Awesome review! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Boston for a couple days to get away and celebrate 9 years of being together. We decided on Tresca for dinner after looking around all day for the perfect dinner spot. We are so happy we decided on Tresca. Not only was everything decadent, but the service was out of this world. Not only did Fernando help us pick our bottle of wine, but we were also surprised with a complimentary dessert at the end of our meal. Thank you Fresca for making our 9 year anniversary extra special!!

Tresca
Responded 6 days ago

We are glad you found us and enjoyed your experience and meals at Tresca. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Boston. thank you!

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AllisonD
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another excellent experience. The food is amazing and the staff are great. The Chicken Parmesan is outstanding and is a must order!

Tresca
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you!

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatballs and the seafood diabalo were the best ever.

Tresca
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you!

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vipSteveR
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Sunday evening. Very crowded when we arrived but died quickly. Food and service were very good. Probably ordered more than we needed to, but we like to try a few things. Seafood Alfredo was magnificent

Tresca
Responded 2 days ago

Great to hear, thank you!

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Jean
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I had the lobster ravioli and my brother had the filet - both were the most memorable meals we had in Boston! So sad I don't live nearby.

Tresca
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! We wish you lived closer too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diana was a very good waitress.

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks, we will let her know!

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Alyssa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Tresca was absolutely amazing! My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary here and couldn't have imagined picking anywhere else to go. Sabat was an incredible waiter, the food was delicious (would highly recommend the black truffle gnocchi and the burrata) and the location is prime right in North End.

Tresca
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate your kind words and for dining with us! Please come back again soon!

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vipHannahS
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and The Service was Excellent at Tresca!!! Our group enjoyed this North End Gem!!

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you!

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JoanneS
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of five had a wonderful time. Food was superb and the server we had was fabulous. Meeting the chef also was a wonderful perk. We will definitely be back our next time visiting Boston. Joanne/Lou Scianna, Bonita Springs, FL.

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your experience at Tresca. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent, food was delicious

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was superb. The food was delicious, well portioned, and incredibly fresh. Having traveled to Italy many times, I felt I was back in Italian enjoying an evening of dining out.

The wait staff were extremely friendly, attentive and deeply knowledgeable about each dish.

Tresca is a Must when in Boston for an authentic Italian experience.

Dr Regan

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

Such a great review, thank you!

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DonnaW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was soooo delicious. From the bread and oil to the salad and our meal (I had chicken picatta, my husband had bolognese with Angel hair pasta, all was just perfect. We’ll definitely be going back soon! Two thumbs up!!!

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

Awesome! Thank you!

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DavidH
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipGingerL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around, Delicious fresh menu, great wine and excellent service!

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

Great to hear, thank you!

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AliJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Tresca and it was a wonderful experience. The service really set the stage. Our waiter was helpful and gave good guidance on food (what, how much to order) and wine. It’s not often a restaurant please us, our two teenagers (one of whom is a vegetarian) and my mother in law! We had a wonderful table inside but with a large windows open to the street. I recommend Tresca for regular dinners and for special occasions. One thing to note, it was a fairly expensive meal but felt worth it overall.

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

We are so glad your whole family enjoyed Tresca. Thank you!

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Thomas
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and experience. And thank you for the special anniversary dessert!

Best veal parmigiana I’ve ever had.

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you!

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vipGood
New England
115 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service were good but not great. Service was a little slow and my pasta dish was quite salty. I willtry it again. During the pandemic we ordered take out a few times and the food was excellent. We sat upstairs and the setting was good.

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

Sorry to hear your comments. If you come in again, please ask to talk to Chef Rich who will come to your table and make sure you are pleased.

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NicholeB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious! We can't wait to come back!

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you!

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craigm
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing evening. The owner Rich is very nice and always checking in to make sure everything is well. From apps to drinks to the main course and finally dessert, there wasnt a bad part to the meal

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you!

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vipJaredB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. For someone who likes to take his time while dining, the server never rushes you.

Tresca
Responded 7 days ago

Great to hear, thank you!

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LucyB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Appetizer was really good. Got porkchop which was a bit tough. Flavoring was good

Tresca
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you, wish we had known about the dissatisfaction with your entre. We are sorry and hope that you give us another try and ask for Chef Rich who will come to your table.

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AngelaG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and exceptional food. The owner and chef, Rich Ansara, made a visit to our table where he greeting us warmly and made us feel like family. It’s important to note that he greeted many other diners as well. He came back again to check on how everything was. Truly, it was a delicious and wonderful dining experience.
Because of Covid, we chose to eat outside on a beautiful evening.

Tresca
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We hope that you are able to come in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tresca was absolutely amazing! The food was delicious, Chef Richard hand picked our meal from appetizers to dessert and it did not disappoint. Tresca is hands down the best on all of Hanover Street! Thank you to the staff for an amazing night!

Love, Steve & Shannon

Tresca
Responded on September 10, 2021

Always great to read a review like this! Thanks for your kind comments and come back to see us very soon!

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Michela
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tresca was amazing! The chef came out and helped us decide on what we should order. The dessert was absolutely devine!

Tresca
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Can’t wait to go back.

Tresca
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard was on site as usual taking care of every little detail. Food was incredible. Impressive experience for out of town guests. Highly recommend it.

Tresca
Responded on September 1, 2021

Glad your guests enjoyed Tresca. Thank you!

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SammyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The italian food is amazing and service even better. The Veal Chop Milanese style or Parmesan style is like heaven on earth. The Seafood Alfredo is one of the best dishes I've had in my entire life. Just devine and delicious. Chef Rich Ansara makes from scratch and hand rolls his own Gnocchi with a stunning truffle sauce that will make you beg for more. The Bolognese sauce is savory, elegant and scrumptious. Packed with meaty flavor with his hand made pasta. Just gorgeous and super delicious. Chef Rich Ansara is one of the best Chef's in New England and the country so take my word for it the man knows his food and treats every customer with a smile and tries to say hello, greets you with kindness and asks how the service and food is during your visit. Very special and friendly Chef!!!

Tresca
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thanks for your thoughtful and extensive review! Glad you appreciate Chef Rich and his wonderful food. Come back soon!

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FAQs

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

Tresca is rated 4.8 stars by 2703 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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