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
We chose Tresca as a new place to try bu ...
We chose Tresca as a new place to try but it turns out I had been there before. I would not have chosen it if I had realized. Everything was good but not remarkable in any way. The portions were rather mediocre. Steve, our server, recommended sharing the salad which was a great idea. We have been to other restaurants in the north end that are much better and the prices are more pleasing to the wallet. On the more positive side, they took a reservation, no waiting and our server was very attentive. Things could have moved along more slowly but it worked out just fine.
Our food was great, classic Italian fare ...
Our food was great, classic Italian fare. Similar to other spots in the North End. Drinks were overpriced, but I suppose normal for being in the city ($14 for a martini). Our waiter was nice, but once he took our order we didn't see him for about an hour. Runners brought out the food, he didn't check on us and we got the check a long time after. Probably would have ordered more drinks if he had come back. Overall, the meal was good.
We were a group of 6 having dinner befor ...
We were a group of 6 having dinner before a show at the garden. We're pretty sure our waiter was new as he didn't know the menu very well and had a real hard time taking our drink orders - two of which did not come as requested. Food was enjoyable but fell just short of making the "must return here" list.
Great celebratory family dinner in Bosto ...
Great celebratory family dinner in Boston. We arrived for an early dinner and were immediately greeted by the friendly staff. A pleasant surprise was the Children's Menu for our 3 children. The food, drink, and atmosphere was perfect! Will definitely return to this great gem!
I went to Tresca's with my wife and anot ...
I went to Tresca's with my wife and another couple and we had an amazing time! The food was incredible with every course(appetizer, entree, and dessert) and the staff was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. I have been here several times and have never been disappointed. I am recommending this restaurant to all of my friends traveling in the North End!!
This restaurant always exceeds expectati ...
This restaurant always exceeds expectations! Everything is carefully prepared and presented. Creative combinations of tastes. Amazing veal chop! Yummy meatball appetizer. Grilled salmon superb. Wonderful salad. Waitstaff were attentive and knew the menu well. Chef/owner came to the table to see how we were doing and if he could help with anything.
We will be returning!
Good all around place. So hard to find a ...
Good all around place. So hard to find a place that takes reservations in the North End so this place was a good choice for a guaranteed table. We are from out of town so I cant compare to other spots but it was solid good food. The flatbread was great as was the focaccia bread was insane!!!
My husband and I love dining in the Nort ...
My husband and I love dining in the North End and this restaurant is one of our favorites . Service was great , the waitress could not have been more accommodating or attentive . The food was fantastic. It was also quite a surprise when Ray Bourque came to our table to inquire if all was good .
We will be back !
On a recent evening, my aunt, who had ne ...
On a recent evening, my aunt, who had never been to the North End came to Boston. I picked Tresca based on a recommendation from friends and I liked the menu. There was everything from pizzas to full entrees and you could get a half order of pasta.
We had a reservation but at my aunt's request, elected to sit in the open window in the bar overlooking Hanover Street. The staff was accomodating about the change in plans. It was wonderful to be able to watch the street scene which my aunt enjoyed.
The service was quite good. The bartender who served us was very nice and just the right amount of attentive. Both of us had the Tresca salad which was stellar. We both ordered half orders of pasta. My aunt had the lobster ravioli and I had the Ricotta gnocchi both tasted very good, but were on the salty side..
We did not have dessert as I wanted to take her to that North End institution, Caffe Vittorio.
Overall we had a good dinner and enjoyed ourselves.
Second time there. Food is good, but no ...
Second time there. Food is good, but not anything exceptional and a bit overpriced for North End standards. I'd probably recommend the stuffed meatballs, it was the one appetizers that I liked both times I visited. The seafood risotto was average.
This restaurant was perfect for a small ...
This restaurant was perfect for a small going away dinner for a customer and 4 others for a total of 5. The food was fantastic and plentiful. The service was attentive but not bothersome, and the ambiance was perfect for sharing stories and being able to hear each other.
We drove from Gatineau Quebec, Canada to ...
We drove from Gatineau Quebec, Canada to visit friends in Beverly Mass. and the 4 of us decided going into Boston for a little site seeing, diner at TRESCA was the "gem" of the day, absolutely perfect, and Nick added that personal touch to make us feel part of the family. LOVE LOVE Tresca
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.
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