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
The food was outstanding. I would highly recommend the eggplant tower, the linguine and clams and chicken piccata. Service was very attentive without being overbearing. The only drawback, and minor at that, was the decibel level of the upstairs dining room. Very welcoming staff throughout the establishment.
Overal a perfect dining experiance. Food was FANTASTIC, but the only thing better was the service. Our waiter, Brendan showed an in depth knowledge of the wine menu and very helpful hints for the menu. Plenty of attention but not so much as to be a nuisance. Order off the menu, ask for the Ray Bourque special !!
Arrived on a busy saturday night and out table was ready. Unfortunately it was too close to other tables and a baby in a high chair was at the next table. I explained that we as older adults do not want to be seated near babies. They found us another table right away but did balk at my attitude. However if I am going to drop $200 for a romantic dinner I want to sit in an area I can actually talk to my partner. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We shared a salad and I had an appetizer and a small plate. My partner had veal. Loved the espresso martini. Will return but ask for a specific quiet table next time.
We had a reservation for 4 the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We were seated immediately and the room appeared to be full & was very lively. Everyone was very pleased with their meals. I ordered the special pumpkin risotto served in an actual pumpkin with chicken, cashews, cranberries and a slightly sweet risotto. It was a great choice and I took home the bit I couldn’t finish for a great lunch the next day. The artichoke appetizer was shared and enjoyed by all. One of our party had the spinach salad and meatball appetizer for her meal and enjoyed them both. It was our first time here and we were impressed by the food and service and will be back. We have just moved to near the North End from the suburbs and are working our way through the North End restaurants. A second visit has not been extended to all our selections.
We had a very good meal at Tresca two nights ago.
The appetizers, chicken parm egg rolls and the buratta were excellent. For the main meals, I had the veal parm that was very good, one daughter had the chicken parm and the other had a pasta dish off the menu that they said were very good. my wife had the pumkin risotto special that was very good. The wine was great and the service was excellent. the portions were more than generous as we all had some leftovers.
The only thing that was sightly negative was that we were seated downstairs which has a small dinning area with just 4 tables and there was a party of 10 right next to us so I would say the ambiance was just ok. I would ask to sit upstairs next time.
Definitely will be back.
Tresca was outstanding! The food was creative, fresh, well prepared, beautifully presented, authentic, and wonderfully flavorful. Great selection of appetizers, a robust selection of delectable and creative dinner specials, and an impressive wine list. Service was also outstanding; attentive, polite, and genuine. My party and I felt well attended to and cared for, and everyone loved the food. Will definitely return for more.
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.
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