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About Tresca

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.

233 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

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.

Cross Street:
Cross St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 742-8240

Website:
http://www.trescanorthend.com/

Entertainment:
Flat screen TV, CD music

Catering:
Available for private functions.

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.

Public Transit:
Haymarket, TD Banknorth Garden

Executive Chef:
Richard Ansara

Additional:
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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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.

Tresca Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Birthdays (28)
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Authentic (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Casual (24)
Romantic (24)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Cozy (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Groups (17)
People Watching (17)
Fun (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Scenic View (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

The mussels were easily the best we have ever had, and the lobster ravioli was to die for! Atmosphere was wonderful and intimate. It was a perfect date night!

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was perfect. Very attentive but non intrusive staff. Food was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is a terrific spot w good food, excellent service and a terrific No End Location
Only drawback is fiat floor dining can be a little laid and chilly in winter due to door and layout. Still well worth the trip.
SHB

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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 !!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, wonderful atmosphere. The service was very good and the waiter was very personable. The chef came by to check on the meal which we could do nothing but rave about. We loved it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food is excellent. Quality ingredients prepared beautifully. I had the Chicken and my party had the seafood. Nice wine selection and food came out fast. Enjoyed it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

This is one of our family’s favourite restaurants . Food is fantastic ! We recommend those stuffed meatballs - yummy! Chicken parm was a hit with two picky chicken Parmers!

A glass in the north end is always successful !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

A GREAT SPOT TO HAVE DINNER WINE LIST WAS AMAZING MARTINIS WERE TOO
VALET PARKING WAS SUCH A PERK

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Seasonal
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was all around incredible.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A very nice meal! Our waiter Mathew
was excellent! Will definitely be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and drink. Very loud though. A bit pricy, but worth the price for the food. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful food, wine, and service. We will definitely back. Thank you for a memorable 22nd birthday dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding wine list! We truly enjoyed our family gathering and will be back for the Holidays!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The seafood was fresh and sauces seasoned to perfection. Pasta was perfectly al dente. The tables upstairs were a bit crowded and noisy but it is the North End and everyone was having a good time!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We went for a family dinner. The food was great and the service outstanding. Lots of great comfort food as well as really good salads.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent job on managing our allergies!!!
Thank you so much!!!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Solid, but too many tables on top of each other on second floor...I don't like other diners breathing down my food. Nice waitress, very good food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent. Loved seasonal dishes.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service and great food!
Will definitely return when we are back in Boston. Recommend

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the north end. We can always count on great service and the best Italian food.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and excellent service, but the lighting is a little cold and harsh.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food excellent wine

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place. We went there before a concert and all dishes were terrific. I especially loved the nachos and the veal dish. Attentive, but not annoying wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were very please with the food at Tresca's as well as the service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner by the open air windows. Great Birthday celebration. The service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing food! Some of the best Italian food in the north end that I’ve ever eaten

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

food and atmosphere was outstanding !! Service was above and beyond !! highly reccomend

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Sports
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