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Tresca

4.7
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2234 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Tresca is an authentic Boston North End Italian restaurant featuring hearty multi-regional cuisine with an exceptional wine cave, offering a large selection 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, only a short walk from the TD Garden. 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.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipKS17
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Phenomenal food and service! Highly recommend ordering the Truffle Caesar & Scallop risotto.

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Roberto
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was exactly as was anticipated... Food was delicious and service was too notch...Owner and Head Chef came out and greeted us...Always a treat because it does not happen enough in the restaurant industry

Will be back very soon!

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mikec
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was great to be back again after 3 months due to shut down, food as good as always, service great as well, very friendly staff, we come down from nh just to eat here, well worth the trip

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The location of this restaurant is its biggest strength. Owner and staff very nice and helpful!

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AnthonyJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the BEST hands down I’ve ever had. I’ve lived and 6 states and Italian is my favorite. I’ve never had something so authentic and delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Not sure why this restaurant has such high ratings. It wasn’t our favorite. Great service but food mediocre.

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! The staff was attentive without being intrusive. Will return whenever staying in Boston.

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StefanieE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and were not disappointed! So many options and were accommodating to Gluten Free dining. The meatball and arancini were incredible....as were the Bolognese and fruitti de mar! The best part was the tiramisu and the flourless chocolate cake!! We had a perfect table right by table 77. Enjoyed every second!

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JohnG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Italian restaurant; can't be in the North End and not be! Drinks, appetizers, dinner, dessert, and coffee for four people, under $100 per person, including gratuity. A great dinner!

Tresca
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you!

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DanaR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meals where a little pricey with small portions but flavor was excellent.

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vipbruins4eva
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG one of the best meals we have had in the north end ever!!

Tresca
Responded on March 10, 2020

Bravo....thanks!

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Whaleboy
New England
26 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ventured into Tresca as part of the Boston Restaurant Week event. My wife and I actually lived in the North End, many years ago, but parking considerations make coming here a bit difficult, so we do not return as often as w should. Tresca is a difference maker. We will be back, and back again!

The web site states that this restaurant offers, "Delicious Italian food and traditional hospitality." This is 100% true. The food is fantastic, and the chef-owner, Rich, comes out to personally inquire as to the quality of your experience. This used to be a standard practice, but it is now all too rare. The staff has clearly been carefully selected and trained to offer a level of hospitality that is seldom found in modern fine-dining establishments. Most of these now seem to figure that their reputations will fill the tables anyway, so they can be arrogant and careless (see: Ocean House, Dennisport, MA - great food and horrible manners).

That said, and a cautionary, my son - who is a legitimate foodie, ordered the carbonara, and was disappointed. I tried it, and had to agree. It was pasty and weird. The servers were quick to offer a replacement, the Bolognese came, and it was wonderful.

The chef sent us an order of their signature "doughnuts." We never would have ordered these. They are insane! Think fresh doughnut holes, hot from the oil, redolent of cinnamon and sugar, to-die-for pastry, with a bit of ice cream to take the edge off.

Tresca
Responded on March 10, 2020

Fantastic review! We appreciate your taking the time to write such a comprehensive review! Glad Chef Rich visited your table and took care of your requests.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the second we sat down we felt extremely well taken care of. The food was unbelievable, and the service was exemplary.

Tresca
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you!

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mjchandonnet4563
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Amazing! Richard and staff always make our experience amazing ❤️

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AdrianneD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during Dine Out Boston week - staff was very attentive - meal was fabulous

Tresca
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you. Come back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from the moment you walk through the door. Everyone is friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable. The atmosphere is calming yet alive especially if you get a window seat overlooking the North End. The food is phenomenal and it never disappoints.

Tresca
Responded on March 5, 2020

So great to hear this review and glad that the staff's friendliness comes through. Thank you!

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vipDaboston
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great, Jess those hostess set us up with a great table
I brought in rose petals and flowers for a special occasion
She did a great job..
The food is always great

Tresca
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you and we let Jesse know about your comments.

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ElizabethV
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Salmon I have ever had. Incredible service, incredible food wow is all I can say!

Tresca
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food ever. I have been to the best in the tri-state area. This blew them away. Only 400 miles one way. Worth it.

Tresca
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at Tresca. The veal chop was especially delicious. The service was excellent and the chef came around to make certain everything was to our liking. My son has a seafood Alfredo ravioli with lobster that he loved! Plenty of leftovers to bring home!
We will be back!

Tresca
Responded on March 5, 2020

We appreciate your kind review and look forward to your next trip in! Thank you!

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vipKatieB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from start to finish. We tried a few appetizers and salads. We had the veal all three ways. They were all phenomenal. The rest of our meals were all great as well. We all had delicious desserts. Our server was great. He was knowledgeable about the food and offered great recommendations. He was fun and put up with us. We can’t wait to go back.

Tresca
Responded on March 5, 2020

So glad to hear your great response. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my fiancé’s Birthday. The ambiance and service was superb. I ordered the 12oz steak special and my fiancé got the lasagna. My steak was cook PERFECTLY, ordered med-rare and it came out hot pink throughout the entire steak and evenly cooked. The lasagna was amazing. Perfect layers. Flavorful. It was everything you would want when you order lasagna. I know that sounds cheesy (pun intended), but this is a dish that can easily be messed up and Tresca did not disappoint. I would 100% recommend for any special occasion OR if you just want a nice meal out. They can most certainly accommodate everything in between.

Tresca
Responded on March 5, 2020

We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a comprehensive and thorough review! This makes all the hard work worthwhile! Hope to see you in again soon! Thank you!

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chip
New England
12 reviews