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.
Boston, MA 02113
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Flat screen TV, CD music
Available for private functions.
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.
Haymarket, TD Banknorth Garden
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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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
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.
I had been to Tresca a few years ago, but only for drinks and dessert. I was so happy that we were able to get back there- I have moved to the North End and love trying lots of different places, but Tresca was definitely on my list. We had a great seat near a window, and the food was out of this world! Our waiter was great and checked on us multiple times to ensure that we liked our food choices and had everything we needed! We all loved it and will definitely go back again!!
I took my Asian date, who is not familiar with Italian food, here on a Friday night. I ordered from the menu avoiding cheesy and cream-based items. We had a garden salads, shrimp scampi and split the veal chop. Everything was excellent! My date particularly loved the angel hair pasta in scampi sauce.
Service and ambiance were great. Validated parking at Boston Marketplace Garage was an added “Benny”.
This is the place to go for great Italian food. I beleive I had the best chicken parm ever. The staff was wonderful and gracious. We even had the opportunity to chat with Chef Rich too. We highly recommend Tresca if you are visiting the North End.
Gina and Paul
On our flight into Boston, a fellow traveler from the Boston area recommended Tresca, so we decided to try it, and we weren't sorry! Rarely do we ever get a visit at our table from the chef, but Richard came by twice and very engagingly talked about dishes he was proudest of. We took his advice and had the veal chop and the swordfish - definitely wonderful fare! Our waitress, Sarah, was a gem! A really lovely evening!
This was my first time at Tresca and will definitely be my last time. I recently had a Gilt City G.C. for this restaurant and thought this would be a good place to try as my Hubby and I love the North End. Since we have been to the North End several times this Summer, we've had some amazing dining experiences - this was not one of them.
First and foremost, I noted an allergy on my Open Table reservations. The Server told me the Chef was planning to speak to me - he never did. I also went over my allergy in depth with my Server since the Chef didn't come by - he suggested the Chicken Marsala - I sent my entrée back as this dish usually is cooked with mushroom and pancetta or prosciutto. This wasn't the case as no mushrooms came and the chicken had no flavor whatsoever or no Marsala flavor - it tasted like olive oil - I sent it back. No Manager came over or even asked if there was anything they could do for me or even apologized. Since I read a lot of mixed reviews on this restaurant, I definitely agreed with all the negative comments I read about the restaurant.
Since I didn't have much too eat due to an ingredient being in their bread that I'm allergic to, I was limited to what I could eat and left hungry. After leaving the restaurant, my hubby and I went elsewhere in which I ordered something to take home and eat. Save yourself time and SKIP THIS RESTAURANT - too many great choices to dine at that the service and food are amazing. This was without a doubt the worst restaurant I have ever dined in, in the North End.
Took our daughter from BC out for dinner. Food was spectacular-Cowboy Italiano steak was simply delicious as was the filet mignon with the lobster tail. I had the most amazing mushroom appetizer special-mushrooms in a ricotta cheese filling wrapped in phylo dough-it was the best thing I've ever eaten. Really wonderful staff-service was outstanding.
Great experience. Visiting son at college and had his grandparents with us as well. Friendly, great service, accommodated a diet restriction with no issue whatsoever. Order several apps and they were very good . The entrees were outstanding Lobster ravioli is incredible as were chicken and veal parmesan. Overall great experience.
Super disappointed with Tresca. I did a ton of research and decided to believe all the positive reviews, but I guess I should have given some weight to the negative ones. We had the veal parmesan (2 of them actually), a creamy shrimp dish, and a pizza. None of them were good - wow. The pizza was indescribable, as there was basically nothing to describe. The veal was thicker than normal, and seemed like good quality, so I'll give them credit for that. However, the sauce was not good, the cheese on top was tasteless, and it seemed like it was sitting somewhere being kept hot as the rest of the meals were being finished. It just wasn't good. My wife's shrimp dish was also pretty tasteless, and that pizza (which I already mentioned) was really lame. Ehhhh ambiance, but the waiter and bus boy were very nice and accommodating, which was the best part of the evening. We would never go back, which is a bummer because I want to find another really good restaurant in the North End, where I've been going for decades. I so wanted to like this one but it didn't work out that way.
Wonderful dining experience! I took my daughter for a special ladies' evening out to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. The food was delicious, the service excellent, and the restaurant was very comfortable. The portions were more than ample - so much so that we had enough for a light lunch the next day. We enjoyed people-watching from our table by the window. We especially appreciated meeting the chef-owner who took the time to come around and ensure that we were pleased with our meals! Our one regret was that we didn't have enough room to try dessert! We will definitely return.
My son, the pilot, flew in to Boston on a Saturday night and met his Mom and Dad for a good meal. I made a reservation at Tresca's although I had not been there before. I was so glad I did. The restaurant was great. Loved the ambiance, food, and service. The chocolate lava cake was absolutely delicious, not heavy. It was very noisy for awhile but that is to be expected on a Saturday night. It was a memorable dinner and hope to go back soon!
Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Service was great, food was great. We had an early reservation so we had seating at an open window for the street ambience. The only issue we had was with the reservation, it was not on their reservation list. I assume this is a glitch between Tresca and OpenTable.
We always enjoy dining at Tresca's, so when friends wanted to meet us in town, we suggested dining there. Even on a Sunday evening in the middle of Labor Day weekend, it was busy. There were many groups of 4 or more and what appeared to be family gatherings, all enjoying the great food and ambiance.
Everyone at our table enjoyed our dishes - salads for starters, then 3 different pastas including the lobster ravioli special that was amazing, a huge portion of chicken parm and a great veal chop.
The busy room kept the staff running, but almost always with a smile! A great evening.
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