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 - 10:30pm Monday - Thursday, Friday 5pm - 11 pm. Saturday 4 pm - 11 pm and Sunday 4 pm - 10:30pm. Our full bar opens Saturday and Sunday at 4pm, closes at midnight during the week and 12:30am Friday and Saturday.
$31 to $50
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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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access
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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
Everything was great! They were more tha ...
Everything was great! They were more than accommodating to our group of 8 and very helpful with the few allergies at the table.
The food was terrific. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their meal.
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.
Outdoor balcony table was amazing and so ...
Outdoor balcony table was amazing and so romantic!!
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.
We had a great cozy table, and we could ...
We had a great cozy table, and we could watch the passers-by too. The oyster appetizer was scrumptious.
Incredible service and outstanding food. The arancini were light and airy. Short rib was falling apart, yet moist and flavorful. Creamy buratta and heirloom tomatoes were delicious as was the carbonara. Also, a fantastic wine list.
Night at Tresca
There were 9 of us. 5 were from Italy. We had the private room in the basement which was great. Servers need to know that you offer parmesan cheese to Italians eating pasta with tomato sauce. Seems they had no idea about this. Also, they shouldn't turn the lights out in the hallway until we left. it was very dark on the way out. Great room though. Food was average....
Wonderful service from our friendly welc ...
Wonderful service from our friendly welcome at the front desk to the server
We went as a double date, and it was per ...
We went as a double date, and it was perfect. The food was totally delicious, the service was on point, and the overall feel was fitting for a nice dinner out. We wrapped up the night by heading to the Improv Asylum across the street.
Solid Italian food in a cozy enviornment
Solid Italian food in a cozy enviornment
Anniversary dinner at Tresca
We had a great experience at Tresca for our anniversary. The food was outstanding and our server was exceptional. We would highly recommend this restaurant!
Restaurant week excursion -- good for va ...
Restaurant week excursion -- good for value during the week. If we had paid full price, not sure I would say it was worth it.
Nothing amazing, and very expensive for ...
Nothing amazing, and very expensive for the quality of the food.
We have been going to trescas for a few ...
We have been going to trescas for a few years now. Traveling from out of town about 45 min. We always ask for Filipino. He is no longer there. The hostess said the server we would have was just as good. He was not. In fact he was horrible. I think we saw him only when he took our order and to give us the check. Filipino was alway there checking on us and offering suggestions. He was so part of the experience that made it so enjoyable.
Overpriced for the ambiance and quality of the meal. Menu is very limited. Wouldn't recommend. Many better choices in the north end.
I probably would have given a better rat ...
I probably would have given a better rating however, I believe our server (Mario) rushed us through the entire meal and could not wait for my wife and I to leave. What confirmed this for me was when I asked him if they had good espresso and he responded by saying I could probably get better somewhere else on Hanover Street. I will definitely seek out other options the next time I am in Boston.
Valentine's Day dinner
Stopped in here for Valentine's dinner with my girlfriend. We had dinner here at a work function prior to getting together, so it was a nice return. The Valentine's day menu was great - typically we are not fans of set menus, but the variety and quality of this menu was excellent. The wine was great - we both enjoyed two glasses of Merlot and Sav Blanc. The fried oysters were an amazing start. While disappointed with such little lobster in the lobster fra diavolo, pasta course, our entrees, both duck and short rib, were incredibly cooked and well-paired with sides and sauces. To cap, the tiramisu was perhaps the best dessert either of us have had at a restaurant. All portions were perfect. We very much enjoyed lingering at dinner, due to the ambiance and enjoyable pace of the courses coming out of the kitchen. We were, however, a bit disappointed that it took the server a bit too long to return and refill the wine glasses for our courses. The end result was slugging wine back to quickly finish as our car was pulled up to the valet stand at the end of the night. Overall, 9.5/10 for the entire night.
Had a great dinner here for Valentine's Day. Steak was one of the best I've ever had. Service was great and drinks were made perfectly. Would recommend to anyone.
We were 45 min late on the Saturday nigh ...
We were 45 min late on the Saturday night before Valentine's and we were still sat promptly at a table that was, at least in my opinion, the best table in the house. Service was great and food was excellent. Loved my favorite dessert, Nutella flatbread. Lovely date night.
Unfortunately I have to give Tresca a bad review. This may have just been an unlucky night but I won't be returning to find that out. It was 0 degrees outside and you could clearly tell. The inside of the restaurant was freezing cold. It was Un-enjoyably cold. The service was great, waiter was nice and polite. The bartenders did not make our drinks uniform as the same drink ordered twice came out two clearly different ways. The Fra Diavlo was delicious, although small. The short rib was also great but the side was terrible. The pork chop was extremely tough and it was a struggle to cut it with the knife they provided. Then towards the end they seated an extremely intoxicated couple. Very obnoxious and loud. It was clear to see and they should have never been let in to begin with. The guy fell asleep at the table and then tried to fight the manager right next to me when he was asked to leave. Like I said, a couple unlucky events made the night worse but not worth going back here for me.
We arrived early and enjoyed a drink at the bar while we waited for our table to be ready. We were seated shortly and enjoyed an upstairs table overlooking Hanover which was really nice. Tables are close together but not bad especially compared to some others in the north end. I had the Surf and Turf which was delicious and perfectly cooked to my taste and my hubby had the braised short ribs which he is still talking about. We shared tiramisu to finish our meal, yum. It was a wonderful evening and wE hope to return.
Everything was great
The ambiance was terrific for a dinner for 2.making reservations was easy with the open table app. I requested a table and they sat us right by the fireplace. It was wonderful and our waiter was very helpful choosing our meals. I would highly recommend this place. .
The menu was horrible. When I go to an Italian restaurant I want meat balls made of beef not veal and pork. We ordered the meatballs anyway and they were the size of a large grape. I also like a nice red meat sauce and this was not available. The caesar salad was fine. I then wanted some ravioli's for a main course and was told they did not have these. It appeared to me they are trying to justify over charing the customer for italian food.
My husband and I went to Tresca for the first time last weekend. Before ordering I notified my waiter of dietary restrictions. He was very attentive. When the meal came it was not prepared as requested. The waiter immediately took it back to fix it. I think when they removed the sauce and or butter they must have reheated it. I say that because my medium steak was well done and a little tough. Enough to ask for a better knife. For $48, for surf and turf I wasn't impressed and won't go back. My husband ordered pasta (which is probably what they specialize in) and was ok with his meal. I don't think it was worth the money spent. Plenty other great restaurants in the North End.
Dining with Ray
Took my girlfriend to Tresca before a Bruins game. We were seated directly beside Ray Bourque and his wife. It was a special and unexpected bonus to a dining experience that was already special. Mr. Bourque was gracious and patient with the frequent visitors to his table. A true gentleman.
In a word, EXCELLENT!!!!! Ambiance, service, food and everything in between was fabulous. Highly recommend!!! The restaurant is quiet with a great vibe, service was impeccable, wine list extensive but not overwhelming and the food was prepared with the utmost care and pride. Cannot say enough about Tresca, you will not go wrong!!
We were ver impressed with the dinning e ...
We were ver impressed with the dinning experience. Everything was wonderful. The staff were friendly - I would recommend not using open table to book but to call restaurant directly. This gives you more variety of times.
Great Food, Great Service, Very Loud
We had dinner during Saturdays snowstorm and the food and service were excellent but the noise level with only half the tables occupied was disconcerting. It was difficult to hear the person next to you.
We will definitely be back
The staff was wonderful and the food just as good. Great place
Decent food but overpriced.
My wife and I have wanted to try Tresca for a while and finally pulled the trigger. If you are going to charge more you should be able to taste the difference. Nothing that we ate stood out as being worth spending an extra $10 per entree than you would at other restaurants in the area. We were glad to have finally tried it but would not go back. There are plenty of restaurants a few doors down that offer the same food with better value.
Was my daughter's birthday and her first time dining in the North End. The waiter gave us a few "freebies" and made the night special.
Great restaurant for special occasions
Tresca has a lovely size with a warm fireplace. We went there for our anniversary. We had a great experience. The staffs are friendly and professional. Oh yes, try duck pizza. Bravo!
Disappointing birthday dinner
I booked this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend -- however the experience was extremely disappointing. The bartender could not manage to make two basic cocktails (gin and tonic; vodka/soda) and the service was below average. The tables were extremely close together, which made it feel hard to have a private conversation. This would be a better restaurant for a larger group, family or party. Not a date restaurant at all.
Amazing service and fantastic food
My group and I had a wonderful experience at Tresca. Given that the north-end can be overwhelming and busy with people, Tresca did not make us feel rushed or guilty for having our guests arrive 15 minutes after our reservation time. The service was incredible. We received personalized service and wonderful recommendations from our waiter. We even had the opportunity to learn about Sicilian wines from the waiter. Our group of four had a wonderful seat on the first floor by the window. The only recommendation I have is to turn down the heat just a tad bit. We were all warm. Otherwise, the food was amazing. There were three pasta dishes (1 was even specially made), and my husband ordered the beef short ribs. We loved everything. The gnocchi was delicious. We could definitely take a trip back here again.
New Year's Dinner
I hadn't been to Tresca in 6 years. My wife and I spent the weekend in Boston and decided to try it again. My dinner was only fair, but my wife's was excellent. So I compromised and gave the food a "good" rating. I had a Ceasar salad that was to lemony for my taste and I had the pumpkin risotto for a meal. Much of the risotto was hard. My wife got the pork chop and said it was one of the best pork chops she has ever had. Our server, Fillipio, was amazing.
Good intentions but poor execution
The food was great. But the restaurant tried hard to provide good service, without success. The food was coming out late, big time gaps between the different courses, the bar tender mixed a cocktail which he was not able to recreate for a second order...
Average at best. Do not waste your mon ...
Average at best. Do not waste your money
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