Tresca

4.9
2469 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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What 2469 people are saying
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4.9
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPaulM
Portland
44 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quintessentially charming North End Boston Italian restaurant, packed with flavor that abounds! Our servers were the absolute best! We savored the Siciliano pizza, paired with a glass of chiati and finished with hot lava cake. Such an enjoyable evening!

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vipAMJQ
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food was delicious!

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vipMarta
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meatballs EVER! Great focaccia and veal Parma chop was outstanding...

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BillC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had the lobster stuffed mushrooms, chicken parmesan, margherita pizza and the veal marsala all of which were very good and we cant wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! The pasta was probably one of the best I’ve ever had. Wonderful service! Would highly recommend.

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mikec
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual chef Rich gave us a great meal!! Service quality and was great to be back. Be back again soon

Tresca
Responded 4 days ago

Great to hear, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an overall great experience. We sat outside. Food was great . Our server, Fernando , was great. Had a blast! Will definitely be back!

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vipLaura
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding! This was our 4th trip to Tresca's and everthing was excellent.

Tresca
Responded 4 days ago

Great review! Hope you keep coming back!

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vipMutta
New England
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seafood FraDiavolo was exquisite. The owner made his way to each table - he was gregarious, charming, and made me feel welcome....as if I was in a small village in Italy. It really doesn't get any better than that - especially on Holy Saturday. I recommend with no hesitation.

Tresca
Responded 4 days ago

So nice to hear your thoughts....Boston's version of a small Italian village...great compliment!

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vipMe123
Indiana
51 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambience was exceptional a great place to enjoy a fabulous meal and watch the steady stream of people as explore the north end I was impressed that the owner and chef was out greeting people as well truly a great sign have a great restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Huge portions. Great service. Enjoyed our meal immensely.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as soon as we walked in the door. From the waiter and Chef coming to the table, to explaining dishes and options to recommending what to order. We thought the apps were fantastic then our dinners came snd just completely blew us away! It was a pleasure to dine there and we will absolutely return no doubt about it!

Tresca
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for this wonderful review....it makes it all worth while! See you again soon!

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tresca was outstanding and everyone provided a comfortable relaxing environment to enjoy an amazing meal. Chef Richard stopped by 3 times and made a meal for my wife that was not on the menu. We cannot stop talking about our evening and look forward to going back. Thank you to Chef Richard your staff and our waiter Cruz.

Tresca
Responded 4 days ago

We love your comments and appreciate the great review. Chef Rich and Cruz really appreciate the personal compliments.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to meet the owner and the food was amazing. Definitely would go back very soon!

Tresca
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you!

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CarolC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatball appetizer and Burrata were delicious. Chicken parmesan, chicken Marsala and the Salmon dishes were all delicious. Tiramisu and chocolate cake were amazing. Staff was the best and very accommodating! Highly recommend Tresa!

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PaulaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tresca’s is a lovely place, full of ambiance with a very friendly and helpful staff. They have a moderate menu, not pages & pages like some restaurants, which I like as what they offer is so well done. The food is absolutely delicious with innovative items. Rich (one of the co-owners) converses with his customers which I find very appealing. The wine selection is excellent and we found a new red wine to try which I will buy for home. It’s rated the best in the North End which I totally agree with as we will return for another great dining experience. 👏🏼❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience! From appetizers, main course, dessert Cruz was awesome 👏🏼 my compliments to Chef Richard. We will be back. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service...

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food, and atmosphere. Had the privilege to sit at table 77, an unforgettable experience. The food was exceptional. Cannot wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Friendly staff! Terrific atmosphere.

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ShaunB
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience all around. Food was fabulous. Service was top notch and the chef stopped by to check in. Very class!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious veal chop I have ever had, along with fresh gemelli pasta. Service was excellent and so wasn't my significant other's salmon dish, the burrata salad and our desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was absolutely perfect! The staff was outstanding, never once were we looking for something. The food was excellent. Seafood quality so fresh! And the bolognese nachos we so so good! And all covid protocols we in place! Would highly recommend!

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vipKarenM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went last minute and it was resturant week. The appetizer where excellent. Since 5 of us we had each one. Favorite was burrata dish. All our main meals where great. Veal chop was huge and everyone loved the dish. The fra diavolo was one of the best I had
Both meals where up charge but so worth paying extra. We all had
Left overs. We also got dessert. One of my favorite cho cakes
Owner stop by table checking to make sure everything was fine
They have a two table on the baloney that you had have for 150. But that goes towards your bill that night. So worth seating outside high and watching everyone walk below. (Great people seats)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was excellent, definitely coming back too Tres a . Food is delicious.

Tresca
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you!

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Aubrey
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and delicious food - had the chicken parm, steak, stuffed meatballs, tiramisu and flourless chocolate cake - everything was very great quality and very good portion sizes!

Tresca
Responded on March 24, 2021

Glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you!

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RobB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was above and beyond expectations. Food was absolutely unreal. 10/10

Tresca
Responded on March 24, 2021

Great to hear,thank you!

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Patti
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service excellent. Thanks for a wonderful night out!

Tresca
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you!

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vipJane
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best overall dining experience we have had in a long time. The service was top notch. The food was outstanding. We had the meatballs and lobster stuffed mushroom apps. My husband had the veal parmigiana which came with a side of bolognese and I had the clam linguini - the best and most fresh I have had and cooked perfectly. Cocktails and wine where also top quality. Great ambiance - we will be back!

Tresca
Responded on March 24, 2021

So great to hear....we look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you!

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KateD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. The dining room was beautiful. The chef/owner even came out to check on us. Great place, highly recommend!

Tresca
Responded on March 24, 2021

Great review...thanks!

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vipDeets
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful evening at Tresca. From the moment we stepped in we were treated like friends. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to sit at the most romantic table in Boston on the balcony overlooking the historic North End. Table 77. My martini was perfection! Not too sweet exactly the way I love it. The waiter was friendly, insightful and prompt. We started with the Burrata Salad and Meatballs. Both dishes fantastic! The Heirloom tomatoes and basil in the burrata were farm fresh . The meatballs were as good as my grandmothers and that’s hard to beat! For our main entree we had the Vitello Milanese and the Chicken Marsala. Both outstanding! The portions were plentiful as I have enough left over for a meal today. The owner Rich treated us like family and we couldn’t have been happier with our experience. We will be back soon with friends!

Tresca
Responded on March 24, 2021

We love hearing reviews like this! Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting your friends!

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vipJonathan
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing as always! We'll be back for more. And don't miss the nachos.

Tresca
Responded on March 24, 2021

thank you!

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vipcinnamondr
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around!

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JimH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent at Tresca's. One of the owners was present and asked us if we were having a good experience. He told us some history of the restaurant (Ray Bourke, Owner) and the name Tresca. Great experience and we'll return again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Went for Dine Out Boston- great deal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great. Food and drinks were a little overpriced. $16 for a margarita seems steep when a dirty martini is $17.

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vipDebraT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! First time at Tresca... everything was superb!

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BettyF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night of restaurant week. Nice choices. It was finally nice to be out in a restaurant.

Tresca
Responded on March 18, 2021

thank you, glad you came in!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent as is the service.

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LoriM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and food were all spectacular! Absolutely fabulous! Highly recommend!

Tresca
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thanks so much and glad you enjoyed your Husband's birthday celebration at Tresca!

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FAQs

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

Tresca is rated 4.9 stars by 2469 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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