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 4 pm - 9.00pm. Our full bar opens Saturday and Sunday at 4pm, closes at midnight during the week, 12:30 am Friday and Saturday, and 10 pm on Sunday. Beginning Easter Sunday, April 16th, and every Sunday thereafter, we will be offering a Breakfast Brunch Buffet from 10:00- 1:30pm.
$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
Tresca was recommended to us during a casual conversation at another restaurant. We loved it - everything we ordered was great-tasting (my husband especially loved the eggplant appetizer), lovely presentation, appropriate portion size. The service was professional and attentive, but not hovering. I recommend Tresca, and will go there again when I'm in Boston.
I've always loved this restaurant to begin with, but I never go nearly as often as I should.
My husband and I, along with six friends of ours tried the brunch buffet today, which Tresca just started offering about a month ago....It was excellent! For $22 it's a steal.
They were serving everything from frittata, steak tips, ham, sausage, bacon, pancakes, french toast, smoked salmon and bagels, flatbread, mac and cheese, killer bolognese, eggs to order, amazing corned beef hash and some really delightful desserts including mini cannolis, cookies, carrot cake and other lovely pastries.
The cocktails were fantastic and the service was wonderful as well.
One big problem folks, it was way too quiet.
Keeping in mind that brunch at Tresca is a brand new option and a lot of us, including myself usually limit ourselves to the same two or three places that we brunch at. PEOPLE OF BOSTON: I strongly encourage you all to try the brunch at Tresca, you will not be disappointed unless a $5 glass of fresh squeezed orange juice ruins your day. If that be the case, go to Dunkin' Donuts instead.
Tresca's brunch MUST be here to stay!
Wonderful second level dinning room- we were in the corner with a full view of the dinning room. Service was relaxed and casual however attentive. We were visited by the chef who knew our order and thanked us for visiting. What a wonderful first visit to little Italy- Boston.
Lovely spot in the North End. Excellent food, great ambience. Only complaint was noise level -- we were on second floor -- by window, which was great -- but it felt like the conversations from the other tables were bouncing off the ceiling, making it hard to hear.
Service was great. Very accommodating to our three children with specific tastes. I thought that the food was ok...The veal parm was delicious, as was the steak. The veal marsala didn't really have any wine in it. It was more of a cream sauce with mushrooms. Desserts were delicious. Glad to have Gavi by the glass -- You don't see that very often!
How many chefs make it a point of getting to know his diners?Only one that I know of :Richard Ansara.The feedback he receives from his clientele is reflected in the quality of his offerings We met him at another restaurant some years back and subsequently dined there often.It was never quite the same after he left.We recently rediscovered him at his new restaurant, Tresca, and are pleased to say nothing has changed.
This was my second time at Tresca and every time the food is just ok. I've had the lobster ravioli and mushroom truffle gnocchi. Both were fairly bland. Simply put, there are so many better places to eat in the North End for the same price.
Probably one of the worst dirty martini's I've ever received at a restaurant. I requested an "extra dirty tito's martini" and received a grey goose (found this out on the bill) martini with zero olive juice and too much vermouth.
Service was attentive. Too attentive. The second we put our forks down they would take our plates away, even if we weren't finished eating. This happened with every course to the point we jokingly wouldn't take our hands off the dessert plates in fear they would be taken away. We felt very rushed to turn over the table.
On this visit I brought my parents, who have frequented several North End establishments. The staff was so friendly, every one of them. The food was fantastic! Chicken Parm was a hit, the meatballs appetizer is the best I've ever had, and all of the meals were so delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone!
NOT one "smile" on employees face, and the chef (needing a shave) looked miserable. The buffet had little or NO merchandising, NO FRESH FLOWERS anywhere, it was EASTER SUNDAY. The whole ambience and general feeling was not a pleasant one, not cheerful. Also, not steamship round, or carving station, just very poorly done and appeared unprofessional.
We were a party of seven, my entire family.
Will not return!
We both ordered beef from the special menu and we were both favorably impressed with the quality and presentation. We usually don't order beef in an Italian restaurant, but we are glad we did this time. We loved the atmosphere and the service was fabulous. We will definitely return there.
The service was very attentive; we didn;t need to ask for more of anything, our waiter was very "on point" - we requested a table with a view when we booked reservation, and were happy to be seated right at the open window on the first floor (perfect for people watching on Hanover street on a busy Saturday night). My husband had a great sirloin and my swordfish was perfectly cooked. I would definitely go back/recommend to someone looking to make a reservation somewhere fairly priced and delicious/romantic in North End.
We were visiting our son for the weekend. We always like to try the restaurants in the North End.
We shared a panzanella salad and their Nachos Bolognese, which was delicious and different. We had chicken parmesan with pasta, veal chop, pumpkin ravioli, and swordfish putanesca. We were all very pleased with our selections. The server was professional and knowledgeable. The dishes were presented well and cooked perfectly We had some chianti . No room for dessert. We will definitely come back to this restaurant.
Tresca was recommended by a local while I was in Boston on business. As a fan of both the Bruins and Italian food, I had to go.
Service was excellent and the food was excellent . Calamari app , Veal Picatta as entree for me and Bolignese for my coworker. All excellent. Including a few drinks , the cost was very reasonable for the area. Overall had a great dinner and would recommend Tresca.
Came down from Canada to see a few Bruin games and really enjoy the restaurant. The food was fantastic and the staff was attentive and very friendly. Met some interesting people from different parts of the US. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
I took a group of 10 to Tresca on a Monday night during a convention. We had no difficulty with a last minute reservation. Our waiter was great and very helpful, and explained dishes to those unfamiliar. Our food was good, and for most places in America would have been considered outstanding, but in the North End I have had much better for a better value. Three of us ordered the Seafood Fra Diavolo and they came out in three different sizes with obvious differences in the amount of food on the dish. The waiter even joked about this. What restaurant does that? I had a much better cioppino further down Hanover St. on Saturday night.
We dined at Tresca after a show. We were able to make a last minute reservation for 3 as we had not planned ahead. We were seated immediately. Waited on quickly. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was above average and arrived in a prompt fashion. My big complaint was the noise level. It was almost impossible to hear each other at the table. I tried moving closer to my husband, but the tables were so close together that I could not. Another waiter actually asked me to move so he could squeeze in to serve the other table. Although the food was good, I would probably not return.
Our food was good. The Fra Diablo lacked the Diablo but it was fresh with good flavor. Our server was a little busy (inattentive) that cost him an additional round of cocktails. Overall, we would return but there are certainly better values on Hanover Street.
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