Tresca

4.8
2632 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
What 2632 people are saying
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was mediocre. I hoped for better
I think some items were repaired in advance and warmed up to serve

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vipRoseH
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food; great service! Never disappointed!

KB
KaraB
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Worth every penny!!! Service paced the food just right!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and located in the heart of Boston’s Little Italy.

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Tammy
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!! We had a great seat near the window. Can't wait to go back.

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VictorG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Shrimp scampi was excellent . The waitress was very nice. The service was good. It was my daughter’s birthday

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vipMarianeC
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian food we’ve had! Def recommend :-)

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vipdavidg
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First fabulous service food absolutely delicious owner was very generous and respectful after dinner coming to the table

JM
JoniM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was wonderful and our server Kevin was great!

Tresca
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you!

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ChristinaG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal in Boston as far as I was concerned. The seafood Alfredo CHANGED MY LIFE. The owner stopped by twice to ensure everything was going well, everyone was extremely attentive. The drinks were fantastic.

Tresca
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you. Great review!

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KarenC
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was able to obtain a last minute reservation for a party of six for a cousin who called last minute that he was in town. I so appreciated the accomodation outside on the patio which is so festive on Hanover Street. Let's hope the outdoor patios in the Northend can continue for the future as it makes it feel like you are really in Europe as does Chef Richard at Tresca! He came by a number of times to greet us and make us feel special. The hospitality at Tresca is outstanding! They have it down pat and we really enjoyed our food. The Italian version of nachos were the best we ever had and could have been a fun meal all to itself. We also loved the buratta and calamari for apps. I had the Seafood Alfredo which was to die for with enough leftover to enjoy the following night. The other standout dishes were the gnocchi tartufo, scallops and chicken parm. Thank-you to the Tresca team - my cousin just loved Boston, Tresca, the Northend and was so impressed!

Tresca
Responded 3 days ago

Glad we were able to accommodate you and your group. Thank you!

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ElaineC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We first went to Tresca on Sat. July 25. We loved everything. I made a reservation for my birthday. We ordered the same items thinking the’d be great. We hated it all. Nothing tasted like our first meal.

Tresca
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for your comments. Sorry to hear that you thought there was a change as we pride ourselves on our consistency. Let us know if you want to come back and give us another try... we will insure your satisfaction!

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GevryF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, excellent service and the food was delicious. My family is super picky about Italian food and they were all happy!

Tresca
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you!

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KristenR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Sat at the bar on a Sunday evening. Delicious!

Tresca
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you!

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vipFLUFFY
New England
60 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent dinner on the patio

Awesome

Tresca
Responded on July 26, 2021

Excellent!

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TrishK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. Our server Maria deserves a special shout out she was the best.

Tresca
Responded on July 26, 2021

Great to hear...we will pass on your comments to Maria. thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal

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Longtimediner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Period.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience! I really appreciated accommodating my request to sit outside. Fantastic service and food.

Tresca
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for coming in!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

By far one of the best experiences while dining. The food was exceptional, the best Italian cuisine I’ve had in my entire life. Service was excellent and on top of every possible need. Also, the first time I have ever had the head chef come out of the kitchen to personally ask how the food was. That shows he cares about the food he produces. 10/10 would recommend to everyone.

Tresca
Responded on July 26, 2021

We appreciate your comments and glad you got to meet and experience how Chef Rich oversees the restaurant Thank you!

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TonyT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was excellent. We had a great time.

Tresca
Responded 5 days ago

Great, thank you!

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BillF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, good typical Italian food. The kitchen was slow, but it was a busy night.

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vipkathyt
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be back. Food was great especially the Mediterranean octopus small plate

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside last night. Rich the owner greeted us and made us feel at home. He had us try his stuffed meatball that was outstanding. He then came to our table to discuss dinner options. He recommended the Veal chop parmigiana. Oh my gawd the presentation and meal was absolutely delicious. Best I’ve ever had.

Best dining experience I’ve had in a long time. Thank you to Rich and his staff.

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ColtenTeubert
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time at this beautiful Boston treasure great experience for coaching staff

Tresca
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tresca never disappoints. Top notch experience.

Tresca
Responded on July 19, 2021

Awesome, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arguable the best food in the North End

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DanielleR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! The veal chop was so delicious. The chef Rich came to the table and made excellent food! Drinks and atmosphere were a 10!
Love the feeling of the North End and the small restaurant feel.
Thanks for an amazing dinner!

Tresca
Responded on July 19, 2021

Glad you enjoyed your Tresca experience. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious as always

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WalterC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food, great service and overall phenomenal restaurant and we will definitely be coming back and I would definitely recommend it .

Tresca
Responded on July 19, 2021

We appreciate your comments and glad that you are now one of our "regulars"! Thank you!

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Brett
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Would highly recommend

Tresca
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved everything we ordered, the pasta was homemade and fantastic, the chicken parmigiana was amazing and the swordfish was the best we’ve ever tasted. Can’t wait to go back.

Tresca
Responded on July 19, 2021

Always appreciate reviews like this, thank you!

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DavidC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Food was great and service what excellent

Tresca
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you!

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nm12
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

food was ok, but have had much better in north end

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KarenC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accomodated our request to sit outside with a beautiful high top with linen. Everything was superb with fine attention to the service from frequent water visits to impeccable attention to our needs with every detail. The food was incredible! We split a truffle caeser which was delicious. I enjoyed the wild salmon and vegetable risotto which was so well prepared. My husband ordered a chicken with mushroom pasta dish from their new menu which he said was so incredibly delicious that he didn't want to share. :)

We were celebrating our anniversary but this is a great place even to get a yummy pizza and salad. Their menu has all sorts of variety! We can't wait to return as there were so many menu options we still want to try.

The cool part too is that they also sell pasta sauce. For those nights when you want to prepare your own pasta dishes and feel like you are in the Northend, you can just go to Market Basket and pick up their sauce too which I just did today! Cheers to the Tresca team! We look forward to our next visit!

Tresca
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks for such a wonderful and thoughtful review! See you again soon!

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trishykat
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious dinner for my husband’s bday. Food was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious food, amazing service, and wonderful atmosphere. A must try!

Tresca
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you!

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vipTwo4Tea
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large portions. Friendly server.

Tresca
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you!

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vipzeker1
New England
79 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific! Chef Richard does a wonderful job at presenting Italian cuisine that is delicious and imaginative. We were there when Italy won the Euro Cup. Great celebration in a great restaurant.

Tresca
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you and glad you got to celebrate with everybody that night in the North end!

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vipJenny
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked for the next night and the owner Richard very graciously sat us down. He even put us at a great window seat in the corner. Wonderful quiet table. Food was exceptional. Can't say enough about how Richard saved us at 8:15 pm, from having to try to find another place to eat. We will certainly return next time we are in Boston.

FAQs

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

Tresca is rated 4.8 stars by 2632 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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