Tresca

4.8
2556 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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 2556 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDavid
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late meal. Sabad, our server was quite knowledgeable about the menu offerings and wine pairings. We enjoyed a Barolo with our meal, table by the window.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was thoroughly humbled and impressed by the food at Tresca. The mussels were amazing and the chicken Santino had the perfect touch of lemon to complement the chicken, provolone and prosciutto. Add the mushrooms and house made pasta and you have perfection! Had the opportunity to meet chef Ansara while we were there, what a class act.We will be back soon.

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JaniceR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Definitely plan to go back!

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Enjoyfoodalways
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, owner was amazing. Sofia, our server was great. Food was outstanding. Get there and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was very good at Tresca. We had the Octopus appetizer special and the Rigatoni dinner entree. Both were very delicious and largely portioned. I would recommend for an authentic feel.

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around, service, food and atmosphere

Tresca
Responded 6 days ago

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MichaelM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef owner came to our table and talked with us. He was very excited we were there and came to check on us often. The food was amazing and I will fly back to Boston to eat at Tresca. One of the best if not the best Italian I’ve had. I’m not only Italian I have been a chef for the last 25 years

Tresca
Responded 6 days ago

Always good to hear...thanks for your kind review glad you enjoyed Tresca! Come on back!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with amazing food. Our server was informative and helpful.

Tresca
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you!

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GlobalEater
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Meh… it was ok. We t there years ago and had a better meal and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out
The service and food were outstanding!!

Tresca
Responded 6 days ago

Sounds like fun! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony, our waiter was so charming and attentive! Please let him know we appreciated him anticipating our needs!
-from the family with the two little girls who were in love with him lol

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SaAnGo
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great.

Tresca
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you

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TerribleExperience
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This meal was amazing! The food was very delicious and a great value. I had the veal parmigiana and it was wonderful. This is definitely my favorite restaurant in the North End. I can't wait to come back.

Tresca
Responded on June 3, 2021

Awesome review! Thank you and see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic and so was the service!

Tresca
Responded on June 3, 2021

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vipluvAgreatSteak
New England
40 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous place with a spectacular menu. We were only here two weeks ago, but we wanted to come back for our anniversary! The swordfish is excellent as was the piccata. The highlight for us is the donut hole dessert along with a nice view of Hanover Street. We can’t wait to return for another culinary delight!!

Tresca
Responded on June 3, 2021

Great to hear we have new fans of Tresca! Thanks for your great review! Come back soon!

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RonJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was just ok, and maybe because it was a quiet night, the service was slow. That seems to happen in restaurants when they are slow.

Tresca
Responded on June 3, 2021

Sorry to hear you were disappointed. Let us know if you would like to come back and give us another try...Chef Rich will personally make sure you enjoy the food!

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vipDebO
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great! The portions were very generous and delicious! We now have a new favorite spot in the north end!

Tresca
Responded on June 3, 2021

Always great to hear we have new fans of Tresca! Thank you!

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patriciah
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,service owners mingled with customers.

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Danny007
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service ,delicious food and great cocktails!

Tresca
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you !

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MelanieC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We were truly impressed with the entire dining experience. We ordered from the specials menu and were not disappointed one bit. The wine selection was awesome and the burrata with heirloom tomatoes was such a delightful appetizer.

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vipJLF1971
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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Eight1524
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Great service , food was excellent !! Had the chicken Marsala , was delicious. My daughter Actually had some leftovers to bring home , but while walking back to the car, she gave hers to to a homeless person who was sitting on the street with a Sign saying “hungry” So looks like we all ate good that night!!! Love this place 77!!!

Tresca
Responded on May 29, 2021

Wonderful review. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tresca never disappoints! Always amazing atmosphere, service and food! Our favorite date night spot!

Tresca
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you!

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George
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice North End Boston Italian restaurant. I had the lamb chops 3 ways and they were outstanding. My wife had the pork chop special and it was also delicious. Great northern
Italian food here. No pretense just great cooking and efficient service

Tresca
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipluvAgreatSteak
New England
41 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken piccata was delicious as was the salad. My husband loves the swordfish dinner. The atmosphere was amazing with the windows open and the outdoor dining. To top it off, we split the donut hole dessert with pistachio ice cream. Spectacular dining! Five stars!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Italian restaurant! Just like Italy.

Tresca
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you!

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JoanL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations and sat at a table with windows open so we enjoyed the fresh air and privacy while watching the Hanover Street spectacle on a beautiful spring day. Service and food was excellent. Had the Ray Bourque special (bone in veal chop) which came with pasta which can't be beat. Look forward to returning soon.

Tresca
Responded on May 17, 2021

Nothing better than sitting on our window tables watching everyone go by! Thanks for the kind comments!

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. They brought us a dessert for our anniversary and made the night very special. We loved all the food

Tresca
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you and Happy Anniversary!

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vipMeeraA
London
29 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The lobster stuffed mushrooms were amazing! The tiramisu is a must!

Tresca
Responded on May 17, 2021

Agreed, and thank you!

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vipIppoboston
New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time. The service was quick and attentive, the food was delicious, the setting was very nice. We will definitely come back.

Tresca
Responded on May 17, 2021

Great to hear....thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great

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vipRichardW
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent here ! We always enjoy dining here

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Mike
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took the family for Mothers day and the food and the service was outstanding. Lots of great options in the North End, Tresca is one of the best. The veal chop parm Bourque style was top notch and highly recommended.

Tresca
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you for the review and for coming in on Mother's Day! Come back soon!

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KarenC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful!! Keep up the great service and food.

Tresca
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you.

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phil
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. Brussell sprouts are the best I've ever had. Not as heavy as most places and the pickled onions were an outstanding addition.

Tresca
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you!

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vipAmandaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute decision for a birthday celebration and the best meal that we've had in the North End!! The place we usually go to was booked, so we decided to look around and was actually referred here from a coworker anyway so we went for it - I couldn't be happier that we ended up here. The atmosphere was immaculate, service was incredible, and the food was absolutely amazing. The chef came up to us several times to introduce himself, make sure we were okay, etc. They even did a special thing for it being my birthday. We will 1000% be back and be taking all of our family and friends here when they come to town. Thank you, all!!

Tresca
Responded on May 12, 2021

Glad you found us and enjoyed your meal! Thanks for your comments and come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tresca was amazing! We got the best table in the house (#77) with a spectacular view of the city. The food was incredible- We had the veal Parmesan and the fillet... delicious!

Tresca
Responded on May 12, 2021

Glad you enjoyed our balcony table! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard is the best! Always our go-to in the North End.

Tresca
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you!

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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 2556 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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