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.
Boston, MA 02113
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 1pm, closes at midnight during the week, 12:30 am Friday and Saturday, and 10 pm on Sunday.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Flat screen TV, CD music
Available for private functions.
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.
Haymarket, TD Banknorth Garden
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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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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.
Tresca Ratings and Reviews
Back in little Italy at a great spot I had to come back too. Food was excellent service was great loved our server he was so fantastic had to hand it to him on all options the lobster risotto was heaven, the wine was great dessert was endless!!
Thank you Tresca see you again!!
Arrived for the earliest seating (5 pm) and were warmly welcomed. We had a 7 pm concert and, without rushing, were finished by 6:30. Our waiter was attentive without hovering. All the food was delicious and very nice portions. Loved the whole experience.`Highly recommend the calimari and the melanzana
When in Boston, go here! I do not throw out a five star rating loosely..Chef Rich Ansara' s menu is amazing. I had the seafood fra d'aviolo what a great choice. Best I have ever had, no lie, as the quality of seafood, amazing broth with just the right amount of heat was perfect! My wife had the pasta with Bolognese sauce, she's Italian and has high standards...the sauce got her overwhelming stamp of approval. Just so nice to find a place where you feel.at home the moment you walk in the door..thats Tresca. We will be back!
I lucked out - another great Italian meal from a place I hadn't visited but wanted to try out. My wife and I treated our daughter and boyfriend out and from the moment we sat down until the last sip of my Grappa the evening was perfect. Owner and Chef Rich Ansara stopped at our table and asked what he could make us for dinner and gave some suggestions which started off this perfect visit. Wine list was excellent and had plenty of selections that varied in price and had choices for any type of wine connoisseur and budget plan. Appetizers were excellent and meal choices from daily specials to choices from menu were plenty. I had the veal chop which was perfectly prepared. I would definitely visit again and enjoyed my first visit there. If you are looking for a excellent Italian meal you don't need to go any further down the street. Also - if you are a Boston Bruins hockey fan you may even see Ray Bourque in there on occasion since he and Rich are partners in this venture.
The host and wait staff were very polite, nothing negative to say. The atmosphere was good in the restaurant but as a two-person reservation we were cramped in close to other two-person reservations while the rest of the floor remained open for larger parties. I️ wish we could have been spaced out a bit since the restaurant didn’t fill up until we were above to leave.
The food was good, not great. The burrata appetizer special was by far the best. The arrancini appetizer special was meh, and the gnocchi mushroom pasta was underwhelming.
The most disappointing thing was to be charged a $3 fee to split our meal, especially when it was not made clear on the menu or by the waitress that the fee would be applied.
Most likely wouldn’t go back since there are so many other great places in the NE, but nothing was especially bad.
Disappointing. The noise level was over the top to make quiet conversation difficult. The lighting was so dim I needed to use the table candle to see the menu. I realize that this was probably me and was t a problem for the other guests.
One pet peeve of mine is pasta water that is not salted. I had the shrimp and angel hair which if it had been salted would have been much better. The overall meal compared to restaurants around Tresca was fair.
This was our third visit. Started with chicken parm eggroll, husband like it . We had wonderful dinner including the special pumpkin risotto and I had the lobster raviolis that were filled to compacity of chunks of lobster . Prices were what we expect for the city. The Chef came out to check on our meals to see if we were happy, a nice touch we absolutely were.
Went for the first time Saturday night. Heard the place was very busy so we made a reservation. Had a lovely seat on the second overlooking busy, with pedestrian traffic, Hanover Street. The service was spot-on as was the appetizers and entrees. Good wine selection and saw Rich, the chef/owner, actually interacting with customers and inquiring about their meals. Will definitely return.
I had been to Tresca a few years ago, but only for drinks and dessert. I was so happy that we were able to get back there- I have moved to the North End and love trying lots of different places, but Tresca was definitely on my list. We had a great seat near a window, and the food was out of this world! Our waiter was great and checked on us multiple times to ensure that we liked our food choices and had everything we needed! We all loved it and will definitely go back again!!
I took my Asian date, who is not familiar with Italian food, here on a Friday night. I ordered from the menu avoiding cheesy and cream-based items. We had a garden salads, shrimp scampi and split the veal chop. Everything was excellent! My date particularly loved the angel hair pasta in scampi sauce.
Service and ambiance were great. Validated parking at Boston Marketplace Garage was an added “Benny”.
This is the place to go for great Italian food. I beleive I had the best chicken parm ever. The staff was wonderful and gracious. We even had the opportunity to chat with Chef Rich too. We highly recommend Tresca if you are visiting the North End.
Gina and Paul
On our flight into Boston, a fellow traveler from the Boston area recommended Tresca, so we decided to try it, and we weren't sorry! Rarely do we ever get a visit at our table from the chef, but Richard came by twice and very engagingly talked about dishes he was proudest of. We took his advice and had the veal chop and the swordfish - definitely wonderful fare! Our waitress, Sarah, was a gem! A really lovely evening!
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