Tresca

4.8
2815 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
In the heart of Boston's famous North End, Tresca is a premier authentic Italian restaurant featuring delicious multi-regional cuisine with an exceptional wine list, offering a large selection of the finest vintages. The warm and cozy atmosphere features a fireplace lit dining room both on the first floor and the beautiful Tuscan style room upstairs. Tresca also showcases balcony table #77, the most romantic table for 2 overlooking famous Hanover St, the best restaurant street in Boston. Disclaimer: Table #77 does have a credit card policy taken upon booking that will require a $75 fee if not cancelled within 24 hours of reservation. Only a short walk from the TD Garden, Tresca is co-owned by NHL Hall of Famer and Bruins legend Ray Bourque with partners Chef Richard Ansara, Bill Galatis and Peter Weber. The dining experience is exceptional, the menu remarkable, the service is attentive, inviting guests 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2815 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Loved For
Sort by
Filters
E
Elle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and so was the service. Will absolutely be returning.

Tresca
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here and it was phenomenal just like last time. The lobster stuffed mushrooms are amazing! Scallops and vegetable risotto absolutely tasty! Chef Richard came out and delivered us our pizza!! Very cool and pizza was delicious!

Tresca
Responded 19 hours ago

Thanks for coming back and great to hear everything was to your liking.

Report
H
Hfount
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Highly recommend Tresca. Did

Tresca
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed anniversary dinner. Server graciously comped our dessert, food and service was outstanding.

Tresca
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you!

Report
D
Derick
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , moderate prices, nice atmosphere

Tresca
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you!

Report
S
vipSquagg
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place in the North End and it did not disappoint last night. Service and food were amazing. Chef/owner is always walking through the restaurant making sure everyone is happy. Great place!

Tresca
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you!

Report
AM
AnthonyM
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the filet mignon. It was prepared by the restaurant owner who also came and greeted our table while we were eating. That was nice. The arancini appetizer was also delicious. Definitely go to this restaurant. If you like quiet, go on a weekday at 4:30pm, there's free parking on Hanover st (and Cross St) until 6pm. You'll have a nice quiet table and a delicious meal. Appetizers, main course, coffee and dessert will take you 90 mins, so 4:30pm is perfect! Book it now.

Tresca
Responded 4 days ago

Great comments and review. Thank you.!

Report
KS
KellyS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is absolutely wonderful! Staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Everyone at our table order the lobster ravioli and they did not disappoint - there were chunks of real lobster in the homemade ravioli and layered in a rich cream sauce

Tresca
Responded on January 5, 2022

Great to hear! Thanks for coming in!

Report
JP
JenniferP
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great location in the North End, service was excellent. The food was good but not exceptional. My husband enjoyed the garlicky shrimp appetizer and I had the chicken parmigiana egg roll. The pomedoro sauce was tasty but I expected there to be cheese in the egg roll and there was not. Swordfish was flavorful and the seafood Alfredo was good but the lobster tail was a little over cooked and the sauce did not have a lot of flavor. I found myself wishing I had ordered a different entree (perhaps something with a red sauce). For dessert we had the flourless chocolate cake which was very rich and the Tiramisu which was served in a parfait glass. Presentation of all items was lovely, the restaurant was fairly quiet and overall we had an enjoyable evening.

Tresca
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thanks for taking the time to review your time with us. Sorry to hear that some items disappointed. If you choose to come in another time, please ask to speak with Chef Rich who will insure your satisfaction.

Report
s
simi
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Very poor quality and too creamy. Very uncomfortable and blotted feeling after food

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Excellent food and service. The Brussels sprouts were great as were the vegan ravioli and the lasagna!

Tresca
Responded on January 5, 2022

So great to hear. Appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon!

Report
CD
ChristineD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Tresca!! The food is out of this world and the service is top notch. Highly recommend!

Tresca
Responded on January 5, 2022

Great review! Thank you!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Tresca for dinner on New Year’s Eve. It was the perfect choice!

Tresca
Responded on January 5, 2022

Awesome, thank you!

Report
n
noahv
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and tremendous service one of the better restaurants in the north end

Tresca
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Tresca every opportunity we get… we love the food and ambiance.

Tresca
Responded 4 days ago

That's great...thank you!

Report
OC
OliviaC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience at Tresca! Food was great, our service was wonderful, and they even brought out a dessert for my boyfriend’s birthday. Wonderful overall experience!

JF
JohnF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at Tresca for the first time, the food and service were outstanding. Met the Chef, great night, good time. Definitely returning.

TF
vipTinaF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner for my daughters 15th Birthday. We were seated by the fireplace in a cozy spot. They advised us that service may be a little slower due to staff being out but I didn’t notice anything wrong. They were attentive and wonderful. Even brought over dessert for my daughter. The food was excellent.

Tresca
Responded on December 30, 2021

Glad it all went well! Thank you!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. The food was so good. I got the stuffed meatballs for an app and chicken parm for dinner. I did request on open table a birthday cake for my boyfriend but never received it. The food and service was so amazing so it wasn’t a huge deal. Next time I’ll try calling before hand and asking for a birthday cake if needed.

C
Conner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and outstanding service! Will definitely be back!

Tresca
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thank you!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had an early reservation for our family to dine at Tresca as we have six and eight year old children. The service was fantastic. Overall the food was excellent save for two details.

Our appetizer of fried calamari tasted great but it was obviously frozen, pre packaged squid. Tiny rings all the same size, no tentacles. Thank goodness it wasn’t over-cooked. The kids enjoyed it!

The kids had the Sicilian pizza for their supper. Very tasty (I may have stolen a small slice) and hot off the presses!

My wife had the chicken special (can’t remember the name) which was very good with fresh pasta.

My risotto, on the other hand, left something to be desired. The scallops were cooked perfectly but the risotto itself was far from the creamy texture one would expect from homemade risotto. I’ve made risotto many times myself and the effort involved to get it right is a challenge. It seemed like this was also something pre-packaged. It did, however, taste very good.

While I would definitely return to Tresca, I would avoid anything on the menu that might be somewhere a corner might be cut.

Tresca
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thank you for coming in and your comments. For the record, there is nothing served that is frozen or pre-prepared. Everything is freshly made every day. If you do come in again, please ask to speak to Chef Rich who will insure your satisfaction with every dish.

Report
SG
SarahG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were top notch as usual. This is our favorite spot in the North End for special occasions.

Tresca
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you!

Report
DM
DonnaM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tresca is an amazing restaurant. The atmosphere and staff are so inviting. The food is delicious. This is our second time and we are looking forward to going again soon.

Tresca
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thank you!

Report
MM
vipMauraM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great staff, wonderful vibe. Definitely a must

AD
AndreaD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family Christmas Eve dinner last night The food was very good, the staff was very professional and the ambiance was delightful. We will be back!

Tresca
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thanks for spending Christmas eve with us!

Report
D
David
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food, good wine. Pleasant atmosphere. Clean bathrooms. Bus boys/girls were on point at every turn.

AK
AndyK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! It’s a Christmas tradition for our family to have a five star Italian dinner and Tresca delivered! Exceptional!

Tresca
Responded on December 27, 2021

Outstanding! Thank you!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to Tresca and will definitely be back! The service was amazing and the ambiance was so cozy for a date night. Loved the chicken picatta and the stuffed meatballs as an app!

Tresca
Responded on December 27, 2021

Glad you found us! Thank you!

Report
A
Amester
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. From the service to the food to the ambiance. I will be coming back. I haven’t had Italian food this amazing in forever. Everything was made to perfection. Thank you to our server Maria who was incredible!!!!!!!!

Tresca
Responded on December 27, 2021

We will let Maria know. Thank you!

Report
JR
JohnR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food. Excellent Service. Best Italian Restaurant in Boston.

Tresca
Responded on December 27, 2021

Wow! Thank you!

Report
D
Daniella
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, got a quite table - service excellent -

Tresca
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you!

Report
CB
ChristineB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Ask to sit upstairs. Downstairs is not very inviting and it is cold.

Tresca
Responded on December 23, 2021

Sorry to hear that as we have a very inviting room downstairs with a fireplace. did you ask to be moved?

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Excellent hot and dirty martini!

G
Greatescaper
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! We loved the lobster stuffed mushroom, eggplant appetizer and lobster ravioli. The service was excellent! The chef/owner is very friendly and talks to all of the customers.

Tresca
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you!

Report
BL
BridgetL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! My bf and I went for our anniversary dinner and it was exactly what we wanted! The food was incredible and so tasty. We can’t wait to go back again soon!

MB
MatthewB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I enjoyed a fantastic meal at Tresca. Every aspect of the meal was exceptional. I can't say enough good things about the service and the food. I always have a great experience when going to Tresca and will definitely be back again soon.

Tresca
Responded on December 23, 2021

We love this review and that you keep coming back! Thank you!

Report
T
Tori
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here to celebrate two friends' birthdays. Chicken parm egg rolls and meatball appetizers were very good. Pasta dishes were really nice (raves about the lasagna special). Chicken and veal dishes were also good. We were seated right away (booked a reservation in advance) and our server was very good. She even sang happy birthday to those celebrating. Donut hole desserts ended the meal nicely! Will come back again to try other dishes.

Tresca
Responded on December 23, 2021

Great to hear, thank you!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get away and a fun place eating at the bar!

Tresca
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you!

Report
JM
vipJMM5
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Holiday Pops with family and went to Tresca for dinner after. It was the perfect ending to a great day! Food was outstanding and service excellent. Highly recommend

Tresca
Responded on December 19, 2021

Great to hear...thank you!

Report
AS
AnneS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions are huge but delicious, great for leftovers!

Tresca
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you!

Report

FAQs

Tresca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 742-8240.

Tresca is rated 4.8 stars by 2815 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.

Tweets by Tresca