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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Special Occasion (33)
Authentic (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (30)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Cozy (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Notable Wine List (19)
Romantic (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Casual (16)
Business Meals (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Fun (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
People Watching (7)
Scenic View (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Tresca was everything that I hoped it would be plus more. We had our first visit for Valentine’s Day, having easily made the reservations online in advance. We were slightly early and greeted by an amazing concierge staff then seated immediately. We had a window table that was set back in the corner and surprisingly private. Sarah took care of us and she was absolutely wonderful. The lobster ravioli to die for! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it was the best food and service we’ve ever had. The rose at the end of the meal was a really sweet touch. We can’t wait to go back for many more special dinners!

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent experience and excellent dinner!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

The dinner was great. Tasty food and great service!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Great location, nice inside, service was absolutely awful. We weren’t even acknowledged at our table for about 20 minutes. After that it seemed we were a nuisance to them. They asked if we would like fresh pepper for our salad. We said yes and they never returned.

With that said the food was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The staff was friendly and the bar area was great. We were seated downstairs, directly next to the stairway, which had very little atmosphere--lacked the feel of the North End. The food was good, but for the price, I was expecting exceptional ($40 Fruitti De Mare). I've had much better experiences at other restaurants in the North End. I would go back for the bar, but most likely not to dine.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Delicious food, courteous staff, lovely ambiance. One of my favorite places to eat!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We ordered 1/2 size pastas and a few apps. Gnocchi was amazing. Mushroom in fillo was great too. Got loud as we were wrapping up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was excellent. Very nice atmosphere. They were very accommodating when I moved my reservation up an hour. It was my first time there, and I will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Delicious food and friendly knowledgeable staff !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Tresca never disappoints. The entire experience is wonderful. Everything is fresh and well prepared.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our first time at Tresca's. Great food, excellent service, nice atmosphere. Some items are a bit pricey. Might be more of a special occasion place. Would definitely go again and have already recommended to others

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing food as always. This is truly our favorite restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and service. Live in Boston and would recommend as a north end place to visit!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was our first time at Tresca and as self declared foodies who frequent lots of restaurants - especially in the north end - we were excited to try it. We started off with cocktails from the drink menu - which were fabulous - and the chicken parm egg rolls and calamari as appetizers. Both were awesome - our only complaint was that the chicken parm egg rolls were actually one egg roll cut in half so it was hard to “share” this app with 3 people. 2 of us ordered the Vitelli Milanese as our entrees - it came topped with an arugula “salad” and fresh grated parm cheese. The cut of veal was great - nice and lean decent sized piece cooked to perfection. The “salad” on top was very flavorful. I do wish this came with some type of a side - whether it be a veggie or a scoop of pasta. If we hadn’t ordered appetizers, the piece of veal alone wouldn’t have completely filled us as an entree. The third person in our group ordered chicken piccata which was a hearty portion with a side of rigatoni which she loved. The waitstaff was attentive without being overbearing and everyone was super friendly and polit. Overall we were fans of this place and will definitely be back - highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I am in Boston several times per year on business and Tresca is one of my go to restaurants. Love the ambiance and the food. The service is always good as well.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Hospitality was so welcoming....Food excellent...reasonable pricing.
Thank you Richard and special to see Ray

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Of four appetizers two were inedible and two were good
Of entrees 2 were mediocre at best two were quite good. We are well travelled foodies and have no issue paying for good food.... but the price was not reflective of the quality of food . We were surprised considering the reviews.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I went to Tresca on Saturday 1/13/118 with some friends. They had never been before, while I have gone several times. They were astounded by the food and loved the ambiance. They also complimented the service.

I was extremely pleased with the service and food here and my experience at Tresca was everything I was hoping it would be and more. My friends were very happy with the restaurant and would come back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This place is amazing! The food, the wine, the bread, the atmoshere; all a 10/10. It really helped make my boyfriend’s birthday special. They even brought out a free piece of cake for him! So if you’re looking for a romantic place with amazing food, I highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Richard, you have once again outdid yourself with a perfect New Years Eve menu. There were so many choices from the appetizer's to the main meals for everyone's palate. For those who chose to cancel because of the weather, you missed a lovely, warm and delicious meal paired with an extensive wine list. It was truly a wonderful way to ring in the New Year!

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Fun, Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Casual, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I both got the Chicken Parmesan off of the New Years Eve set menu. A bit pricey but we can not stop talking about how delicious it was, we enjoyed a bottle of wine to go along with dinner but that is all we got because the pricing was high. But all in all very nice and excellent food . The tables are close together so hard to have a good intimate conversation. I recommend Tresca and do plan to visit again for some more chicken parm!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was well prepared, great presentation and delicious. The olive oil for bread dipping was outstanding as was the Risotto Del Mar and Gnocci. Sara(h) was an attentive, informative and very friendly server which made our night! The overall atmosphere, although a tad on the loud side, was fun and casually elegant. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of our favorites!! Never disappoints. Service is impeccable. Thank you for yet another fantastic evening & delicious food!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful service and food. Very attentive servers

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicous dinner my husband and our 21 year olds. Our reservation was on time, Waitress and staff attentive- ordered drinks, then inquired about a sangria type beverage- waitress offered a tasing to my daughter and I. Dinner my hisand and i got seafood dishes excellent, daughter got mushroom gnocci and son a bolognese- all delicous.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wine and apps were excellent! Thanks you for the bday cake!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Came here with husband and kids for my birthday, we all loved what we ordered and had a fantastic evening. We were greeted immediately at the door and seated right away at a window table upstairs. Beautiful view, perfect lighting, and amazing service. Only downside was no Ray Bourque sightings ;-) We will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The restaurant was as good if not better than I remember from our last visit.
Consistent and excellent food.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Tresca is a favorite of ours in the North End. Many more options than traditional red sauce and pasta. The fried artichoke hearts and onion strings were outstanding as an appetizer. A few people in our group raved about the risotto del mare. Everything was delicious.. not a bad dish in the group and the drink menu is very interesting.
We were seated at the window on the first floor which would be a wonderful table normally, but it was a frigid evening and was way too drafty to be comfortable. The host was quite accommodating and moved us upstairs.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Outstanding service, food and beverage we will be back

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Brought blended families together for Christmas dinner. It was fabulous. They paced the food well. Food was a wide variety so everyone was happy. The wait staff was on top of everyone's request. Perfect!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We will be back! Tresca was so good! The lobster ravioli appeared to have full claws inside! The atmosphere is very cozy, yet special.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, nicely decorated for Christmas. Appetizers were very good and everyone liked their entres. We were upstairs and it was quiet so we enjoyed our conversation.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Sometimes in the North End you are paying for the experience instead of the actual food. Here, not only was the atmosphere great (we were seated next to the fireplace) but the food was well worth the money. Chicken Marsala may have been the best I have had in Boston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was the best dining experience I have had in Boston. There are no hidden messages, service, atmosphere and food all outstanding.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 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 2, 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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 (New England)·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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