Boston, MA 02113
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.
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.
$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
My friend and I went to Tresca after see ...
My friend and I went to Tresca after seeing their seafood risotto dish on Instagram. The place was empty save for some folks at the bar. It's a Monday night, but other places on Hanover St were packed with people outside so I don't know what that was about. The food was okay, nothing wowed us in particular. The Belgian fries and calamari were delicious and they have a very robust (if not pricey) wine list. It's definitely the generic "quiet Italian eatery" if you're looking for romantic, the service was great, but nothing terribly special.
The staff at Tresca was amazing. We had ...
The staff at Tresca was amazing. We had relatively early reservations (6:00 on a Friday), so I know they were planning on turning our table at least once if not twice. The rest if my party arrived 15 minutes early and I was an hour late. The other guests were seated when they arrived (early and without their host), were given a prime table (2nd floor window) and, after they had waited 1/2 hour for me, the chef sent out a complimentary flatbread pizza. Our waiter welcomed me cordially and gave me time to settle in before taking my order. All of our food arrived quickly and together. And he did not object when we ordered cappucinos to sip after dinner. Tresca has long been one of my favorite places in the North End (fantastic food), but it wull now be the ONLY place in the North End for me.
Nice staff. Cold interior even near the ...
Nice staff. Cold interior even near the fire as door continuously opens. The signature appetizer - gnocchi - was disappointing as Sauce was watery. My husband lived the meatball. We both had different veal dishes and they were good, but not the best we have had in the North End but Terimisu was excellent!
Ray Bourque was an unbelievable defensem ...
Ray Bourque was an unbelievable defenseman. He is not the same when it comes to restaurants. I had heard things changed. Food is mediocre at best. Everyone was very pleasant and nice. Ambiance is just plain. Unfortunately I will not return.
The service and food was really great. M ...
The service and food was really great. My wife had the wild salmon which she raved about. I had the Caesar salad and veal piccata. The veal was done to perfection with a side of rigatoni that was al dente. The salad was fresh and crisp excellent romaine hearts. The cocktails were good and the wine list is incredible. I highly recommend it as a Siciliano dining in the north end.
Great time at Tresca. Food was amazing, ...
Great time at Tresca. Food was amazing, atmosphere was perfect and the waitstaff/hostess were outstanding! All around a hidden treasure! Also, a nice surprise to see Ray Bourque was there and gracious enough to allow us to take photos with him!
First off, come to this place for the fo ...
First off, come to this place for the food. My girlfriend ordered the chicken parm, which filled the entire plate, and had a side of pasta. I ordered the Swordfish, grilled to perfection and served over a small order of angel hair in a wine sauce.
This is a great place to go for a date, friends get together (our reason for going on this trip), anything. There is an upstairs level and we were sat adjacent to a fireplace - very classy!
This was my second time at this restaura ...
This was my second time at this restaurant (the first time was far better). The hostess and waiting staff have all been kind and patient. The vegetarian options are limited, but the chefs are amenable to subtracting meat components from many of the dishes. Great wine list. The meal started with stale bread (disappointing). The mushroom gnocchi was delicious. The eggplant pasta dish and the pumpkin ravioli were bland and both came out lukewarm instead of hot and fresh. We were seated downstairs this time around and so the ambient noise level was much higher.
We had a business dinner for 4. The foo ...
We had a business dinner for 4. The food was incredible. Appetizers were meatballs that had cheese inside and eggplant that was delicious. The servers and hostess were very friendly. Rich, the Chef was also very friendly and nice and came to our table 3 times to make sure everything was okay. The entrées were swordfish, salmon and veal. All portions were cooked to perfection, excellent size and reasonably priced. We also got a bottle of cabernet which was reasonably priced and of excellent quality. Tresca is now our go-to restaurant for business dinners, dates and business functions. We plan on having a business reception for 20 people sometime in the next 2 months. Tresca is a good sized restaurant having 2 floors which is unique for the North End. It is a short walk from Faneuil Hall and the TD Garden. I met Ray Bourque at our mutual gym and he recommended speaking with Rich who was very helpful and an incredible chef. 5 stars for Tresca!!!!
We were a party of seven, diverse in age ...
We were a party of seven, diverse in age and taste. But everyone was pleased with our evening at Tresca. The food and service were wonderful, and the atmosphere lovely. We sat at a table upstairs, overlooking Hanover Street. The noise level was not an issue, and our conversation was easily heard. All in all, this was a great choice for our company holiday gathering. Thanks, Tresca!
Went out here for New Years Eve. Upon ar ...
Went out here for New Years Eve. Upon arriving at 9:30pm we were told our table would be ready in a few, 20 minutes later we had not heard anything so I checked with the hostess who clearly had forgotten about us. We were seated next to three empty tables - not sure what the wait was for.
We ordered Oysters, Halibut, and the Ribeye. Following the Oysters I began to feel sick and therefore was unable to finish my meal. The steak was good, but the halibut was overcooked. The waitress was clearly in a rush and didn't even ask if I wanted to take my leftovers home - she just took them from me. Overall, it was a very poor experienced at an extremely premium cost.
The worst part of the night was the wait-staff. The waitress was in a rush to go out to party on her own - she was walking out the door next to us!! We felt like we were being rushed the whole time, not the feeling you want to have when you are spending $200 on a meal. She didn't even ask if we wanted desert!! I will be calling and speaking to the manager about the poor experience.
My wife, daughter and cousin went to thi ...
My wife, daughter and cousin went to this fine establishment for New Years Eve and our Anniversary. They had a great special menu for the holiday, the waitstaff was superb and the chef came around to the table twice to make sure everything was great. I strongly suggest that you try this place for any special occasion or just to go out to eat. Happy New Year!
Dinner was excellent. Prices were set a ...
Dinner was excellent. Prices were set a little high on the special New Year's Eve menu. But the food did not disappoint. Our server could have been a little more forthcoming with suggestions. Would definitely come back. Veal chop was delicious.
Way over priced. The food was lousy and ...
Way over priced. The food was lousy and the atmosphere was terrible. Sat us at the front door, it was freezing and loud. 60$ for three slices of meat, 4 slices of potato, and three, really THREE, asparagus. I was so upset with myself having to pay 450$ for an absolute terrible experience. Never again, live and learn and hope people learn from my review.
Could only give 1 star for food based on ...
Could only give 1 star for food based on my dinner. The sounded great and when it was delivered it was under cooked and some of the scallops were not quite cooked through. The waiter was great and said he would have it redone, no problem. What came back to my table was horrendous! Tiny portion , no lobster broth and ALL the seafood appeared to be the same from the first plate which they then cooked the crap out of! The scallops were literally black and the lobster you could not even chew it. I am hoping it was just whomever was on risotto that night had an 'off' night. My husbands veal Milanese was great though. But was not a good experience at all.
We have been wanting to dine at Tresca f ...
We have been wanting to dine at Tresca for a long time and have not had a chance, as we are not home (Boston) very often. We made a reservation and arrived a little early, but it was no problem. It is a beautiful and romantic setting. We were sat upstairs where we had a nice view of part of North End. The service was on point and the food was fantastic. Loved the Lobster Ravioli! We will be back.
Been to Tresca a few times, though this ...
Been to Tresca a few times, though this was the first time in a while. Service was excellent, food was very good. The veal/sirloin meatball appetizer was okay, and my lobster raviolis were very, very good. My mother had a veal piccata she said she really liked.
Restaurant was definitely on the noisy side - probably a combination of holiday season, two different 8-10 person tables near us, and it being a Saturday night. So while I understand it, it was borderline loud to where it wasn't enjoyable. But food and service were excellent.
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