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Tresca

4.6
1596 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Tresca is an authentic Boston North End Italian restaurant featuring hearty multi-regional cuisine with an exceptional wine cave, offering a selection of over 500 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. 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner is available nightly from 5:00pm - 10:00pm Monday - Thursday, Friday 5pm - 11 pm. Saturday 4 pm - 11 pm and Sunday 1 pm - 9.00pm. Our full bar opens Saturday at 4:00 and Sunday at 4pm, closes at midnight during the week, 12:30 am Friday and Saturday, and 10 pm on Sunday.
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Phone number
(617) 742-8240
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Ansara
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Catering
Available for private functions.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cross St.
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Parking details
Restaurant validates for parking at local Haymarket garage. $3 for first three hours standard after three hours. Please call for directions to garage. Five minute walk to restaurant.
Valet parking is available. Look for Exclusive Valet sign; the valet space is next to the restaurant.
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Public transit
Haymarket, TD Banknorth Garden
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Entertainment
Flat screen TV, CD music
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Special events & promotions
The perfect romantic setting for an engagement party, rehearsal dinner or cozy intimate wedding. For an exceptional birthday cake or anniversary cake please call in advance and make arrangements.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

The main dining room seats up to 80 and the smaller dining room seats up to 30. All have fireplaces and are available for luncheons, dinners, cocktail parties, and seminars.

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Sun 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM
Mon 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM
Tue - Wed 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM
Thu - Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM

What 1596 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.4
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was good and a great value for Boston. However, it is a very loud restaurant and the ambience is definitely geared more towards large and energetic gatherings. We got moved to accommodate a larger party. Our waiter was very courteous and eventually comp’d our desserts. Although the service was very good, I would avoid this for more intimate events.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Best meal I had in Boston. The chef came out and greeted us and asked what we wanted. He really customized the meal to suit our preferences. The food was incredible. Savory Italian flavors and healthy wholesome food. The service was really excellent. Beautiful rustic romantic interior looking out over Hanover street. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I’ve really liked every meal I’ve had at Tresca. The veal chop is outstanding and the veal piccata was melt-in-your-mouth. The atmosphere is casual and the service is professional and attentive. It does get a bit noisy when all the tables are occupied. I would give Tresca 4 & 1/2 stars if I could

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing. They even give you an option to substitute pasta for zoodles , which were prepared perfectly. I would highly recommend Trescas

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Delicious food in a quaint restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We were in town for the marathon and wanted a good pre race meal! Tresca delivered on everything from service, great food and value!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Outstanding food before the Bruins game this weekend. Veal par was one of the best I have had. A bottle of wine also not 3-4x times the usual dine in price. Suggest the Quilt from Napa. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing restaurant. Staff was so nice and food was absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend and come back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Tresca was a great place to celebrate our ten year anniversary. The food was delicious. The portions were more than generous. Our reservation time was respected. The staff was helpful. We split the Tresca salad, which was delicious. My husband ordered the tiger shrimp pasta and I had the bolognese. Both were very tasty. We would definitely come here again.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Everything was great except for the loud buffoons coming down the stairs to exit. Wait staff were great.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Love the north end. Had a great time. Got to meet Ray which was cool. Staff very attentive. Food great. A great pre concert place to go.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice! Loved the variety of the menu

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Overall expected a better dining experience. Made reservation ahead for celebration of our son’s 23rd birthday. They first attempted to seat us at the worst table on the first floor. Asked to be moved to upstairs and still sat us at a rather poor location. There was nobody else dining and plenty of tables open. Window seat would have been nice overlooking the street.

Waiter was ok. Never went above and beyond other than to do the bare minimum. He just lacked enthusiasm and finesse.

Food portions were very large on the main entrees. Appetizers were good and wine selection good but steep in price. Hubby had the Ray Bourque special and was still eating in the next night for dinner it was so big. Son had the chix parm. Said it was ok but he likes it crunchy and it was not. Daughter had another chix dish she liked and I had chix Marsala which was ok. Chicken was small cut up pieces that seemed odd. The sauce was excellent.

No parking unless you find some by luck in neighborhood. If you are there on Sunday it’s free street parking til 6pm then you get tix. Trust me don’t be there after 6 or it’s $40 tix!

Small bar on first floor. Seemed ok. Overall I think you can find a better Italian dining experience in the North End of Boston. Too bad since our son is a huge hockey player and fan. Just needs some Italian hospitality. The host wasn’t good either and didn’t seem dressed professionally. Never even said goodnight or thank you as we were leaving after dropping more than $300.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I loved every aspect including the view from second level.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food. selection of fish and wine. Our highly knowledgeable waiter, Christopher, was excellent. Gave us a fantastic description of the different types of fish and preparations,impeccable service, which made our experience very special.

Beautiful ambiance, fantastic bar. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Tresca is my go to restaurant for the North End and once again I wasn't disappointed. The Nacho Bolognese were excellent and the chicken parmesan is so big, I have already had 2 meals out of it. Richard and his kitchen help all the way through to the servers are top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Tresca is the only restaurant we go too in the North End. We always sit at the bar and get amazing service. Richard Ansara the head chef makes every dish to perfection. We highly recommend Tresca.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Average food. Many other choices in the North End

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Tresca is one of our favorite spots in the north end. The food is to die for!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I love it there, but please bring back the turkey kabobs. They were absolutely delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent experience !

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We spent Easter week-end in Boston (from Montreal). Fantastic food, great service.
Will go back again!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fantastic meal. Did not disappoint. Authentic Italian fare creatively presented.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Love this place! We came during restaurant week but opted not to order from the dine out Boston menu. We had the fried calamari app along with the eggplant melanzana app - both of which were fabulous and freshly made. Calamari was light and crisp and the eggplant was seasoned perfectly. I got the carbonara for my entree and it was probably one of the best carbonaras I’ve ever had. The chunks of garlic indicated that this dish was truly authentic and “homemade”. It has pancetta in it and is topped with fresh shaved parm cheese - highly recommend. This dish stole the show. My limoncello martini was enjoyable and our server was great - personable and friendly without being overbearing. We have dined at tresca a few times now and seem to enjoy it more each time.. can’t beat that it’s in the heart of the north end.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Thank you to the Chef for coming out and recommending what to order and pure hospitality.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at Tresca! It was my fiancé's first time to Boston, and first time trying North End Italian cuisine! So worth the trip and the price. The cost was very reasonable by East Coast standards. The staff were very friendly and helpful with tips on things to do and see in the area. I highly, highly recommend Tresca as a destination when seeking delicious food with warm, friendly service.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The restaurant was extremely noisy but mostly because of a table of rowdy men. The bathrooms were not very clean.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Absolutely delicious! Staff were friendly, attentive, and great.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was overall fine. Service could have been better

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great Italian food in the North end. We ate there for restaurant week. The fra Diablo spices were adjusted to my taste.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Good food, good (but a bit of an in-your-face demeanor) waitress, but not fantastic atmosphere. I was looking for a darker place, more homey, more feeling that I was in the North End. The upstairs dining area could have been in any city or town. So, if you're looking for an airier, date-like feel room with a waitress who's at the top of her game and energetic, it's good.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great Atmosphere! Food was excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Everything was good. Service was friendly. Food was delicious. Found it to be a little loud and tables very close together on the half booth half tables up stairs.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

So happy we came! Food was great and service was good. The only downside was the noise level(too loud)

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Tried this place for Boston Restaurant Week special event. The food was good and the service was amazing. It's worth trying.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Hat trick! The pre meal bread and oil were awesome, the appetizers were great and the entrees were perfect. I had an amazing dinner with my family and can’t wait to go back. My new North End favorite.

Jason

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Only one server, who continued to forget to put our order in or thought someone else has brought a drink or food. She was over whelmed , and I don’t fault her for the position they put her in. The food was not good at all the pizza was way too salty and the turkey tips were dry and the risotto was not cooked. For a north end Italian restaurant, Italian food was not on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had a great time, the food was amazing and the service was good. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for good Italian food. the bolognese was by far the best I have tasted.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Early dinner reservation prior to hockey game at Boston Garden. This can be tricky sometimes if service if off but everything was fabulous at Tresca. The food was outstanding, service was efficient and timely, chef came to the table to ask how things were. Desserts were creative with ice cream pot pie and standard italian desserts also. Appetizers and main dishes were outstanding! Our seating was on the second floor and first thing we noticed was how spacious and comfortable it was, tables weren't jammed on top of each other. Waitstaff was friendly and efficient. Upon leaving, all the staff at reception desk wished us a good evening and thanked us for coming. Left after a wonderful meal with a very warm feeling, will f
certainly go back!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We have eaten at several restaurants in the North End, but this was by far our favorite!! Can't wait to go back.

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