Tresca

4.8
2389 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 2389 people are saying
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GarrettF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff! Delicious food. One of my favorite restaurants in the North End.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here as it is one of the best spots in the north end. The black truffle gnocchi is excellent, the espresso martinis are fantastic and the service is always the best.

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CarolinaC
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience, great for a date, romantic ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed with the service and quality at Tresca. It’s one of our favorite date night restaurants!

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KateJ
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Thank you tresca!

Tresca
Responded on January 13, 2021

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vipECharles
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at Tresca was by far and away the BEST meal we have had in a long long time! We were greeted by my Friend.. Chef.. And Owner of Tresca Rich Ansara.. He sat at our table and gave us Great Recommendations.. We started with Trescas Famous Meatballs which were Perfect and then had some Mushrooms stuffed with Lobster which were exquisite... I had the Veal Chop Milanese which was pounded thin and covered with Arugula and had a side of Bolognese! It was the Best I've ever had even surpassing the ones I used to have at the Famous IL Mulino in NYC! Magnificent.. My Girlfriend had Swordfish Puttanesca which was just Incredible! Chef Rich came by a number of times to ensure everything was Perfect... Our waiter Fernando was incredibly Attentive and Very Accomodating... Bottom Line... A wonderful Experience and if you haven't been to Tresca you owe it to yourself to visit SOON!

Tresca
Responded on January 13, 2021

We sincerely appreciate your kind and thoughtful review. Everything described here is what we strive for. Thanks for your support and we look forward to your next visit!

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vipAlisonP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I have been to Tresca on many occasions and have had delicious meals! Although I think it is overpriced for what you get, I find that I always enjoy my experience. However, I have a big safety concern in regards to Covid 19 precautions. The manager kindly came over to our table to check on how our experience was WITH HIS MASK BELOW HIS NOSE as he stood not even one foot away from us. We truly couldn’t believe it. In addition, no one was spread out or separated upstairs and there were no barriers. Super concerning experience that would make me not want to go back because of the lack of concern for customers

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DanielleR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Love bringing new friends in; they're always impressed by the food and service!

Tresca
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you!

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vipSharonN
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredibly and the staff was incredibly friendly!! Rich, the owner and chef, took the time to say hello and talk with my daughter about her upcoming birthday. He even gave her a jar of sauce and a special dessert as a treat! Our waiter Filipe was great and everyone made us feel right at home. Covid precautions were adhered to and we felt perfectly safe. We can’t wait to go back!

Tresca
Responded on January 9, 2021

Thank you for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed the dinner at Tresca. Enjoy the sauce!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Rich is great... his meatballs are amazing, the service the food everything was great

Tresca
Responded on January 9, 2021

Thank you

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vipJayNorthAttleboro
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say that hasn't already been said about Tresca? It's my favorite restaurant in the North End, and I'm not being critical of other places(they are fabulous too). This place just stands out. The veal chop special was outstanding. I've never seen a piece of veal like that in my entire life. Pounded thin, prepared parmigiano style. Incredible. The beef carpaccio simply is a plate derived from the Gods. The burrata was also an excellent appetizer. Creamy, rich, decadent, divine. The service was impeccable. A nice touch was co-owner, Rich came out to the table to see how everything was. Keep up the good work, Tresca!!!!

Tresca
Responded on January 9, 2021

We really appreciate your thoughtful review and comments. Thank you and hope that you can return in the near future.

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vipElisabethT
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food service and ambiance. Everyone was so nice and it’s the best red & white sauce I’ve ever had

Tresca
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you!

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was lovely yet very expensive. Service was very good.

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BillT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

Thank you Rich and Ray for your Hospitality .. my Family and I had a wonderful "special" night out and absolutely delicious dinner :)

Karen and Bill T.

Tresca
Responded on December 29, 2020

We thank you and appreciate your kind comments and review!

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Localeater321
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and a treat

Tresca
Responded on December 26, 2020

Thank you!

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vipDandJS
New England
97 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a pre-Christmas dinner. Everything was as expected.

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Madden89
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Tresca...Each time we have brought different people and each group did nothing but rave after dinner and the next day to other friends and family. We love it there and can't wait to go back, thinking for valentine's...

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. The service and overall hospitality is tremendous

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TaylorO
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we got the veal Milanese with the bone in, it was great! The chicken piccata with zucchini noodles was amazing too. Their meatballs are to die for - they are stuffed with a cheese center! great wines as well

Tresca
Responded on December 16, 2020

We're glad you came in and got to experience Tresca. Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always my “go to” and favorite place in North End

Tresca
Responded on December 16, 2020

Awesome! Thank You!

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AaronC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and staff was knowledgeable and helpful and friendly

Tresca
Responded on December 16, 2020

Thank you! Come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was awesome. Great place to eat.

Tresca
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you!

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vipCherylAnnM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Tresca
Responded on December 3, 2020

Thank you!

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DaveC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
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!!

Tresca
Responded on December 3, 2020

Nice to hear this! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great!

Tresca
Responded on December 3, 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
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.

Tresca
Responded on December 3, 2020

We're happy you enjoyed your experience, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Tresca
Responded on December 3, 2020

Thank you!

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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

Thank you!

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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
20 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

Thank you!

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vipk2p1965
New England
161 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

Thank you!

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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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FAQs

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

Tresca is rated 4.8 stars by 2389 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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