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Tresca, Boston, MA

Tresca

4.8
4.8
2970 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
In the heart of Boston's famous North End, Tresca is a premier authentic Italian restaurant featuring delicious multi-regional cuisine with an exceptional wine list, offering a large selection of the finest vintages. The warm and cozy atmosphere features a fireplace lit dining room both on the first floor and the beautiful Tuscan style room upstairs. Tresca also showcases balcony table #77, the most romantic table for 2 overlooking famous Hanover St, the best restaurant street in Boston. Disclaimer: Table #77 does have a credit card policy taken upon booking that will require a $75 fee if not cancelled within 24 hours of reservation. Only a short walk from the TD Garden, Tresca is co-owned by NHL Hall of Famer and Bruins legend Ray Bourque with partners Chef Richard Ansara, Bill Galatis and Peter Weber. The dining experience is exceptional, the menu remarkable, the service is attentive, inviting guests to make return visits.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 742-8240

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Richard Ansara

  • Catering

    Available for private functions.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Bacon: (877) 627-9744

  • Area

    North End

  • Cross Street

    Cross St.

  • Parking Details

    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. At this time valet parking is not available due to COVID-19.

  • Public Transit

    Haymarket, TD Banknorth Garden

  • Entertainment

    Flat screen TV, CD music

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 2,970 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Boston / New England

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Boston

    Italian

  • Boston

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. E

    Eight1524

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! One of the best in the North end. Highly recommend it!
  2. LC

    LisaC

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary! Lovely table and outstanding service! Highly recommend.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fresh and tasty.
  4. N

    Nice

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place. Food and service very good. OpenTable has to update menu as well as the restaurant website as we are usually choosing the place based on menu selections. Some members of our family don’t eat certain food options. Menu was totally different than advertised. As for the quality of food it was 4.5 out of 5 stars.

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoThank you for your comments. The web-site and Open Table are linked and are the same menu. Can you let us now what you saw that was different?

  5. MS

    MonicaS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the chicken piccata and lasagna and both were beyond delicious! I highly recommend Tresca for authentic Italian cuisine. Upon leaving the restaurant the host remembered my name and thanked us personally…such amazing service!

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoThank you!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a first date and loved every bit of it and had a great time

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoThank you!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Tresca was amazing!! We were seated right away and the service was great! We ordered the chicken parm egg rolls as our appetizer and they were fantastic! For dinner, we shared the Bianco pizza and it was so good!! We would definitely dine here again!!

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoGreat to hear! Thank you!

  8. D

    Dave

    New England

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent experience. The food is very good. Well prepared and tasty! Never disappoints!!

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoThank you!

  9. RG

    RichardG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great location, great food, just a little noisy on the 2nd floor due to the low ceilings. Well worth the visit.

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoThank you. We actually have noise reducing sound boards throughout the restaurant, but sometimes people having a great time make it a little louder!

  10. SD

    SDeastlongmeadow

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waiter let us take our time and we had a lovely evening. Shared dishes. Everything was amazing.

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoThank you!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We arrived quite early and were able to be seated right away. Fist visit and will definitely come back.

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoThank you!

  12. LP

    LisaPyrcz

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!!!! We were welcomed by the friendliest staff. We were offered a table by the window and enjoyed looking out over busy Hanover St. The menu had so many amazing looking dishes that it was a tough choice what to order. My martini was perfection. Polite, professional and attentive wait staff. Extremely clean restaurant and rest rooms. Our food OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! Melt in your mouth, savory !!!!!!! Cooked to perfection. Would HIGHLY recommend Tresca !!!!!!

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoWe love to see reviews like this! Wow! Thank you very much for your kind comments. We hope to see you back in soon!

  13. D

    Doug

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. Perhaps the best Italian food in the North End.

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoSo great to hear! thank you!

  14. PN

    PhilN

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around, very busy and excellent food, bar service was slow

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoThank you!

  15. DV

    DVSINDY

    Indiana

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We picked this restaurant because it had such great reviews. My son‘s pasta was excellent, but ours was very average. My scampi was swimming in butter, had no lemon flavor. It was so overly rich it was almost inedible. It was a good meal, but not great as we had expected.

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoWe are sorry that you were not happy with some of your dishes. Did you let the server or Chef know about the Scampi? We would be happy to have another opportunity to have your experience match what other reviews are talking about.

  16. KB

    KirkB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fine wine. The chef/ owner stopped by our table to ask how we liked our dinner.

    TrescaResponded 4 days agoThank you!

  17. AK

    AmandaK

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding. Great food, service, and wine. We had a wonderful time!
  18. CR

    CherieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was very helpful in making decisions on appetizers and entree choices.
  19. G

    Greatservice

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always everything was excellent. Portions were huge and valuable.

    TrescaResponded on 21 June 2022Thank you!

  20. V

    Venezia17

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time, heard about the restaurant from Morning Bru podcast. They boys raved about the food and we have to agree with them. The ONLY complaint is that when we were asked if we would like fresh parmesan cheese it was pre grated, came from a bowl covered in saran wrap...that was disappointing. Freshly grated is better and classier.

    TrescaResponded on 21 June 2022Thank you!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, the wait staff was attentive, drinks were delish and ambiance was perfect. Great night in the North End!

    TrescaResponded on 20 June 2022Thank you!

  22. NP

    NancyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service , food was excellent ! Our first time dining there and we will return!

    TrescaResponded on 20 June 2022Thank you! We look forward to your next trip!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was very attentive and included a surprise dessert as a birthday celebration. Great experience
  24. RW

    RonaldW

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were visiting Boston just for a small vacation. Had never tried Tresca before. We loved it. One person in our party had a gluten allergy and the waiter had the chef come out and speak to us. He listed every option of a gluten-free item. And after we were eating, the chef came back out to check on how pleased we were. That in our opinion, is what makes a restaurant great. We will definitely return.

    TrescaResponded on 20 June 2022Thank you! Chef Rich has created many Gluten-free options to compliment our regular menu.

  25. CW

    ChrisW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service! Went out of their way to accommodate us in multiple ways.
  26. LC

    LynneC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They kindly sat us outside, accommodated a birthday dessert request, and it was overall great experience. Food is definitely some of the best in North End and the espresso martinis were amazing.

    TrescaResponded on 14 June 2022Thank you!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Fantastic! The chef/owner Richard greeted us and welcomed us. Our server Kevin knew the menu and made great suggestions. For apps we had the lobster stuffed mushrooms, grilled lamb chops, and the stuffed meatballs. Just delicious. Our dinners equally delicious. Carbonara, fra Diablo, lobster ravioli, and of course I had the Ray Bourque Special. We saved no room for dessert but of course we ordered it anyway. Tiramisu wonderful and the best little donut holes with honey and pistachio. When in Boston, this is a must. Enjoy!

    TrescaResponded on 14 June 2022We love hearing reviews like this! Thank you!

  28. H

    kevinH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our waitress (Maria) was wonderful The chef/owner came to our table to welcome us (it was our 45th anniversary) everything was very special, Thank you! PS our son Michael proposed to his wife at Table 77 3 years ago.

    TrescaResponded on 14 June 2022Awesome! Thank you!

  29. LH

    LynnH

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and waiter were terrific…we were early and wished we could have just sat down outside to wait for the 4pm opening but we know for next time…

    TrescaResponded on 14 June 2022Thank you!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing date night
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and impeccable service!

    TrescaResponded on 14 June 2022Thank you!

  32. CT

    CarlT

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Entrees we’re excellent. Gin and tonic was comprised by bar gun tonic. Martini was good. Chicken parmigiana egg roll appetizer was over cooked.

    TrescaResponded on 14 June 2022Thank you!

  33. MA

    MarkA

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Rich and his staff were welcoming from the moment we set foot in the door. Food was flavorful and plentiful. Would recommend highly.

    TrescaResponded on 14 June 2022Thank you!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was so-so
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Lasagna and Chicken Marsala on the specials menu. Huge portions. Excellent service. Seated right away with Open Table reservations
  36. WT

    WTTaggart

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Tresca was a great experience. I had dinner with a friend, and the service and overall staff were fantastic. I would not hesitate to go back, over and over.

    TrescaResponded on 14 June 2022Thank you!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a dinner party for me and my girls. We loved it ! Service and food was amazing

    TrescaResponded on 14 June 2022Thank you!

  38. BM

    BillM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fresh food. Wonderful service and atmosphere.

    TrescaResponded on 14 June 2022Thank you!

  39. JC

    JamesC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef rich never disappoints, He came over to our table twice and it was our 25th anniversary. We will always be coming back to Tresca. Food as always is amazing. Wife had the Lobster ravioli. And I had the veal parm chop. Never have I been to a place where I want to eat the entire menu.

    TrescaResponded on 14 June 2022Great to hear....that's a big appetite! Thank you!

  40. JH

    JenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service couldn't have been better, and to top it off, the food was amazing. We can't wait to go back!

    TrescaResponded on 14 June 2022Great! Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tresca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 742-8240.

Tresca is rated 4.8 stars by 2970 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for Tresca

233 Hanover St. Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Cross St.

  • Area

    North End

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    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. At this time valet parking is not available due to COVID-19.

  • Public Transit

    Haymarket, TD Banknorth Garden

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Richard Ansara

  • Entertainment

    Flat screen TV, CD music

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (617) 742-8240

  • Catering

    Available for private functions.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Bacon: (877) 627-9744

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