Tresca is an authentic Italian restaurant featuring hearty multi-regional cuisine with an exceptional wine cellar, offering a selection of over 500 of the finest vintages. Recent winner of the 'Wine Spectator' award of excellence. The warm captivating atmosphere and fireplace lit dining rooms capture the feeling of being in villa in Tuscany. The service is exceptional and the menu remarkable, a true dining experience.
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
The service was incredible - accommodate ...
The service was incredible - accommodated the addition of 2 people to our party without difficulty and made space for a 5 month old baby. Also, they paid constant attention to how the meals were cooked, consistently refilled the delicious, fresh bread, and filled our wine glasses when empty. Food was flavorful. Several great vegetarian options. Wonderful ambiance!
Food, hospitality by host staff and mana ...
Food, hospitality by host staff and manager excellent. Service was a little scattered. We found out after booking that there had been some management changes recently which can be a red flag but it did not seem to be an issue.
Food excellent, seafood risotto awesome. It is easy to overcook scallops but these were perfect. A relative from California ordered desserts for the table and they did a nice selection.
It was our first time at Tresca and I mu ...
It was our first time at Tresca and I must say that the hostesses were very warm and welcoming as soon as we walked in! The wine list was exceptional and the food was exquisite. We had a rock star of a waiter/server. Awesome that the chef came out to greet us--the guests! That was a special treat. Thank you for making my fiancé's birthday even more memorable!! We will definitely come again.
this restaurant waas highly recommended. ...
this restaurant waas highly recommended.
Hoever the variety was limited' many items were missing (I.E/ tea)
the meat could not be cut by the available knives and the chef appologised and his solution was.... to take he plate to the kitchen and cut the meat up into bite size bits.
high price and no value for money.
Great dining experience! Everything was ...
Great dining experience! Everything was top notch from the servers to the excellent food. Accommodating chef. Every dish flavorful and well crafted. Very memorable and will definitely be back! A must visit when in the North End.
We celebrated our anniversary and it was ...
We celebrated our anniversary and it was nice and romantic. There's a balcony upstairs which looked like fun. I liked how they dim the lights to make it even special. The food was fantastic. You can even bring a group of friends.
Our party of 3 were seated downstairs in ...
Our party of 3 were seated downstairs in front of hostess, we felt awkward as the table was isolated and next to the front door. Only saving grace is that we were at a window. All else good and reasonably priced. I'd try again only with better seating.
We came here for restaurant week and we ...
We came here for restaurant week and we were beyond excited for our reservation! After dining here, I am not sure we will be back.
While our appetizers (Italian wedding, Bolognese and lobster ravs) were very good, our main dishes were less than satisfactory. We each got the steak and it was overcooked, fatty and unappetizing. I had 2 bites and was unable to continue eating it. There was a function happening upstairs which in my opinion caused the main dining patrons to suffer. I do not believe this meal was worth the $150 we spent.
Our server was working her first shift at Tresca and she was wonderful! I wish I remembered her name but unfortunately I do not. I can say that she was working the bar/bar area.
I am a regular a Tresca. It was my birth ...
I am a regular a Tresca. It was my birthday and I had my wife and 2 grown up children for dinner. I am so glad they now have traditional veal dishes. three of us had the veal parm and it was to die for! My wife had the salmon and it was fabulous. Our server had his a game on was super positive. We love the Italian Chardonnay. Great time and lasting memory. Thanks . Jeff
We were there when they first opened. I ...
We were there when they first opened. I didn't see exactly what I was looking for on the menu so they made it special for me. The food was great and the chef even came out to see if we were satisfied. Service was prompt, friendly and very helpful, especially when trying to select a wine to pair with the meal.
We sat upstairs, at about 7:45 on a Mond ...
We sat upstairs, at about 7:45 on a Monday night - very comfortable - quiet enough for a business discussion. Our food was great - try the Veal Milanese, if you don't mind your veal breaded... and ask for a wedge of lemon to drizzle over it.....
The service was great we had some allerg ...
The service was great we had some allergy issue and we can't have any liquor so the chef came out and discussed with us all our dishes and made sure it's the way we want it with some changes and everything came out delicious
Went there for my anniversary dinner. Ni ...
Went there for my anniversary dinner. Nice upstairs dining room. Not too busy, so it was relatively quiet. Overall not a bad experience, but with the new chef I am not sure if it is going to get better (which I hope so). The wine by the glass menu was decent which I appreciate; the bottle menu was extensive. Food was not great, which is a shame!! I got the cioppino and it was just okay. Calamari overcooked and there was whitefish (not listed on the menu) that was also overcooked. Clams, mussels, shrimp and lobster was good and the broth was good. But $36 was a bit overpriced. My husband got the short ribs which were EXTREMELY dry and the gnocchi that came with it was burnt. He only ate half. The server said the had Sam Adam's on tap, but turns out it was Sam's seasonal, which my husband can not drink. We did not say anything, as we did not ask to clarify. But wish the server was a bit more specific.
Totally awesome experience at Tresca. Th ...
Totally awesome experience at Tresca. The staff, including the head-chef and co-owner truly cared about our (date night anniversary!) experience. That extra care and family-oriented service will definitely nudge us to come back, and recommend!
The food was outstanding. I have been he ...
The food was outstanding. I have been here twice now and I am impressed with the service and both the food. The Executive Chef was very knowledgeable on helping me select a entree and was very polite. I would give Tresca 5 Michelin stars for there outstanding service, delicious food, and friendly dining atmosphere.
Good size menu. Party of 5 all enjoyed t ...
Good size menu. Party of 5 all enjoyed their meal and loved the pasta and flavors. Nice sitting upstairs to watch all the Hanover St activity. Ample wine selection but limited on California wines. Restrooms were less than expected.
Supposed to be romantic, was not. Loud a ...
Supposed to be romantic, was not. Loud and close, bar was also loud and crowded. Thought we would be treated to another North End Italian food dining experience but surprised that the menu was very limited regarding Italian cuisine in both appetizers and entrees. Food was great, had the veal chop and carpaccio appetizer was very good, wife had the Caesar salad and a pasta dish which was also excellent. Service was fine, wine list was ok. There was just no atmosphere in an establishment that billed itself as romantic. Would be super for a larger group but not so much for an anniversary dinner. Price was reasonable for a North End Saturday night.
Good food but watch the check
Very good food and good but pricey wines. A very enjoyable meal marred somewhat by conscious overcharging of at least 1 item - a bottle of wine. As I was about to point this out to the waiter I was amazed that he told me he already knew. I'm still lost for words
Food great - but check your bill
Prior to reading this, please note Tresc ...
Prior to reading this, please note Tresca has contacted me and apologized for the poor experience we had. They have graciously offered to make amends next time we visit and I look forward to giving the restaurant another try in the near future...
Went here with my wife and her family. Sitting next to us was a loud group of 8 people doing shots, yelling, laughing and being obnoxious. We ordered food, 2 members of our party specifically requested only a half portion of the pasta dish they ordered (which is an option on the menu) but the server brought them both full portions and charged us for 2 full portions. Everyone's pasta was very chewy and under-cooked (not al dente). We also asked for a second round of wine which was never brought to us. Then we got the check which was very large, especially considering the food quality and atmosphere we received.
Tresca is a must when dining in the North End!
If you have not yet checked out Tresca...what are you waiting for?
We arrived a bit before our reservation time to enjoy a drink and appetizer at the bar. The bar staff was friendly, funny, knowledgeable & very accommodating. The other patrons seated at the bar were also very friendly - the fried spaghetti was a fun topic of conversation.
Upon being seated, we were offered the intimate balcony table which provides a private & romantic ambiance overlooking Hanover Street but the outdoor temperatures were warm & my husbands' long sleeved Oxford didn't agree with that plan. ;D
We were seated at a great table overlooking Hanover street. There were families & couples alike dining upstairs & the atmosphere was relaxed & perfect.
Our waiter was friendly, knowledgable on the menu items & very helpful in making dinner choices.
We started with both the Marinated Calamari Salad & the Veal Meatballs then ordered the Grilled Maine Family Farms Pork Chop & 1/2 order of the Black Truffle Ricotta Gnocchi to share. Everything was delicious & portions were generous. I was happy to see the 1/2 plate options too!
We ended with The Sogno Di Cioccolato - it truly is a chocolate lover's dream!
It was a fabulous night out...food, drink & atmosphere all second to none!
Don't believe me? Go see for yourself!
The food at Tresca is good, but the serv ...
The food at Tresca is good, but the service is poor. We were 12 minutes late for our reservation because of North End traffic on a busy Boston Saturday. The maitre'd called to say they were giving away our table if we weren't there in 3 minutes due to a 15 minute late policy. We made the deadline, but he proceeded to tell our party they "needed their table back" by 7:30. They couldn't have made us feel less welcome. I will definitely not be back.
The overall experience was wonderful. T ...
The overall experience was wonderful. The reason I did not rate it outstanding was the payment process. Apparently the computers went down and we were not notified for a good 10 - 12 minutes. Finally we were told and they took another 10 minutes to advise us they were still down. It's a good thing we had some cash on us because we could not wait any longer. I hope the computers are operating properly.
Tresca has a great atmosphere and is hug ...
Tresca has a great atmosphere and is huge in relation to most of the North End Italian restaurants. Lots of seating and a good likelihood to get a big group in here. Service was fast and extremely friendly. Personally I wish the menu had a few more classic options, most of the meal choices are a bit upscale and foodie. Very delicious, still. A little pricey, but it is to be expected. Overall very good!
While the food was good (osso bucco and beef tenderloin both good - not great), although the restaurant wasn't busy, the service was slow. I enjoy a leisurely meal but this just dragged on. For the price, I expected better overall service and value. It did have a good wine list.
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