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Tresca

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2343 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

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Sun - Fri 5:00PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 2343 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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JustinG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

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JamesJ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard is a wonderful chef - the people who work there are fun and very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I friend of mine was up from Florida and wanted to go to the North End. I select Tresca from my past experiences there. We love all our food. The veal chop parmigiana was awesome. Everything was a hit with my friend.

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MatthewP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Tresca. Was up for a day trip with my girlfriend and had made reservations for 7pm. We showed up a bit early, which worked out as they were able to seat us immediately. Due to it being a nice night, we elected to sit outside (which by the way if this becomes a thing after Covid 19, would be a great feature for the North End to continue).
Anyway, my girlfriend had the Ravioli Aragosta, and I had the Swordfish Puttanesca. Everything was absolutely delicious. The icing on the cake was the two Italian gentleman who came over and serenaded us. My girlfriend and I loved it!
Will be back and have recommended Tresca to everyone.

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gimlet
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tresca never disappoints. Excellent service from Felipe and always enjoy our chats with Chef Rich. A great touch that he takes the time to speak with guests. Food was outstanding and served at a nice pace. Complimentary donuts (our favorite dessert) to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Plenty of safety protocols in place for a very comfortable evening. Terrific!!

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vipKat79
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for dinner with my husband and daughter. Everything was scrumptious! I had the Swordfish over pasta and I was tempted to lick the plate. Unfortunately, we did not have room for dessert. Maybe next time. We will definitely be back.

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Mercedes
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Owner Rich is attentive hist.. always.

Tresca
Responded on October 4, 2020

Thank you!

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NickS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The died w great from start to finish. Excellent menu. Above excellent staff. Our waiter, Philip, was absolutely terrific and the busboy, Kevin was as well. Owner of the restaurant visited each table and was most friendly and charming. If we are in Boston again, we will definitely go there again. Must say that he pumpkin was scrumptious and the entire of pumpkin risotto served in a pumpkin was unbelievable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Maria, was terrific. The food was delicious as was the wine. They added a free dessert for our anniversary which was a generous gesture. Great place to enjoy the vibrant fun and atmosphere in the North End!

Tresca
Responded on October 4, 2020

Thank you for your kind review. We will also be sure to pass on to Maria!

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StanleyR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! No complaints except for the servers needing to wear masks.

Tresca
Responded on October 4, 2020

Glad you enjoyed. We have a vey strict policy about wearing masks, even before the guests arrive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!! Amazing meal, service and atmosphere. Would definitely go back again and again!

Tresca
Responded on October 4, 2020

Thank You!

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vipJenny
Calgary
65 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been travelling for 6 weeks in New England and the pumpkin risotto dish here was by far the best meal I have eaten. Great service too. You can’t go wrong here! Love this place!

Tresca
Responded on October 4, 2020

Glad you stopped in during your travels. People look forward to the Pumpkin Risotto every year at this time. Thank you!

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DanaS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The flavors, the presentation and the overall experience were outstanding. This should certainly be on your short list of must spots in the North End.

Tresca
Responded on October 4, 2020

We love hearing comments like this! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing! Our waiter did an amazing job! Definitely coming back. Food was delicious including the dessert!
First time here and will be not the last one!

Tresca
Responded on September 28, 2020

Always good to hear....come back soon! Thank You.

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MARKs
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best in the North End, cioppino was incredible, owner checked in on us. Great ambience, a North End classic, if you can only go to one, come here!!

Tresca
Responded on October 4, 2020

Thanks for the great comments! Hope to see you again soon!

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JoanneW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was VERY friendly, and helpful with wine selections :) and also with menu options. Veal was amazing! The chef stopped by for a visit which was a nice surprise!!

Tresca
Responded on September 28, 2020

Great review...we really appreciate your comments. Come back soon!

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KathleenC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner this past weekend! Our meal was hot, delicious and perfectly portioned. Our interactions with the staff from hostess to chef/owner and all in between were fantastic. We will definitely return!

Tresca
Responded on October 4, 2020

So great to hear comments like this! Thank you and come back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing and love the street dining-euro vibes!!! Waiter and wait staff were excellent and brought out a dessert for us to celebrate(birthday and wedding cheers) with our last drink. Thank you Tresca!

Tresca
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thanks for your comments and glad you enjoyed the new "street" scene in the North End!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, the service impeccable. The Chef / owner Rich came to the table to make sure everything was good. I had the fall special pumpkin risotto, unbelievably good.. I can’t even put in words how wonderful the flavors are. PLEASE try this restaurant my favorite in the North End

Tresca
Responded on September 28, 2020

We love hearing comments and reviews like this! Thanks so much for dining with us. See you soon!

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CJfromAK
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Tresca. Antony was our server and he was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, drinks and wine list. Chef Richard came to our table to check on our orders and made some great recommendations. He was also willing to adjust the dishes to suit our tastes. Our table was by the open window and was lovely with the evening breeze.

Overall it was an outstanding experience and we highly recommend this restaurant.

Tresca
Responded on September 28, 2020

So glad you enjoyed your experience at Tresca. Chef Rich and our staff try to make every experience the best possible. Appreciate the recommendations!

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vipJaredB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable but classy ambiance, delicious food, and attentive staff. Cruz was my waiter. He was very professional and friendly.

Tresca
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you!

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Frenchrestaurant
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best veal chops I've ever had. The whole experience was amazing. Cost compared to some places I have been to in NYC was unbeatable.

Tresca
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thanks so much for your comments. Always good to beat out NY too!!

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vipeggy
New England
150 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the food. We had both meat eaters and vegetarians. one person who has lived in Italy felt it was good as the food in Bologna

Tresca
Responded on September 28, 2020

That's quite a compliment...thank you!

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the wait staff was so nice! I used Spot Hero to park and everything worked out fantastic!

Tresca
Responded on September 28, 2020

thank you! Next time you can use the Haymarket garage where we validate parking...$3 for 3 hours.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service!

Tresca
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you!

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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 2343 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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