Tresca

4.6
1841 reviews
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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 selection of over 500 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. 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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Sun 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM
Mon 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM
Tue - Wed 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM
Thu - Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM

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J
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I chose to bring a friend here to show her some of the best food Boston has to offer-- Tresca didn't disappoint! I came here last year, as well, to give my sister a surprise birthday dinner. My family is a bunch of the pickiest eaters you can find, and they still devoured everything. Tresca never disappoints!

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LA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster ravioli was out of this world! We sat upstairs, the restaurant was bigger than I was expecting!

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l
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had about 5 different appetizers they were all really good, for dinner the bone-in Veal was excellent

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BL
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Tresca! Always our first choice when we visit Boston and the North End for special occasions. The Bartenders are fantastic, and my husband loves talking sports with them :)

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b
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was our first time and it was enjoyable, however, tables are too close to each other and the acoustics are poor - difficult to hear each other talk over dinner

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DT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When back for the Sweet Potato Gnocchi with duck. Even better than I remember. Our son got the Cioppino and was blown away. Our go to spot in the North End.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken Parm is absolutely amazing, and the tiramisu was one of the best I ever had!

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BA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for NYE and to celebrate her birthday, and it was amazing! Food was great, service was outstanding and the chef stopped by our table twice for a nice chat.

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MV
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bartenders, great service, food came out fast. Everything was hot and delicious.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good menú.
Haven’t kids menu
At New year not activities for this event.

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HS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very special NYE dinner at Tresca! Thank you for such an enjoyable meal with our friends. 💗

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BB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

As much as I loved the quick & efficient service, I sure wish some of the major entrees weren't so overpriced in the 1st place (i.e. The Pollo whatever it was called w/ Mushrooms) that I was going to order, but couldn't due to my darn tight budget since two of my reimbursements wouldn't come as soon as I hoped whatsoever (i.e. Healthworks For Women in Coolidge CNR & Verizon Wireless, respectively). Ditto for me NOT receiving my $20 gift card for signing up before DEC 15th.

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S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

The food was mediocre. Not many options for vegetarians. The salad was soaked in dressing and not fresh.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great. I was looking forward trying this restaurant and was disappointed that a gif card I received after running Ray Borgue race was not valid on December 31. It didn't say anywhere that some dates are not valid. Moreover it says valid though December 31.

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T
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

simply perfect !

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. A little pricey but large portions. New years eve dinner around 6pm not busy, but limited menus for holiday is only reason for withholding a star. Would go again.

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New England
38 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful meal and service as well. Variety abounds and everyone immensely enjoyed all of the chosen entrees and apps

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my son's 20th birthday and were not disappointed!! Everything was fabulous!! From the best calamari app that we have ever tasted to the lobster ravioli and parms we ate for dinner. The servers were amazing and we felt like we were their only customers when in fact you were extremely busy. Not only would I recommend but we will definitely return! Thank you for making a special occasion even more special!

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RM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party if 6, one in from Dallas. We loved every bit of the restaurant. The Chef came to our table and we spoke with him on the way out the door.
All expectations exceeded

Thank you, Raymond

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G
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THIS PLACE WAS FANTASTIC. FROM THE MOMENT WE WALKED INTO THE RESTAURANT UNTIL WE WALKED OUT, THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENCE. TOP IT OFF WITH SOME FANTASTIC FOOD THAT MY FRIENDS RAVED ABOUT FOR DAYS, THIS PLACE WAS AN ABSOLUTE HOME RUN!!

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JW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional. Haven't been to Tresca in a long time, but was very pleased with the food and service. Will definitely be coming back.

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

somewhat overpriced. noisy. not much alcohol in drinks.

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BF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took family from out of town visiting for Christmas to give them a true North End experience. Couldn't have made a better choice! Outstanding across the board, from friendliness to of course, the amazing food! We'll be back!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful birthday dinner for my father with my family. Delicious food and attentive wait staff. Can’t wait to be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Noisy restaurant, poor service and average food.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another wonderful meal with friends tonight. Chef Rich visited our table and ensured that our vegan diner got a dish that she loved, and delivered it personally. All the food was delicious and the service was attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommended.

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A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Chix parmesan was great,Bolonese was fair ,a spice in it wasnt good.
Very noisy and too close seating,but good service.Appy with tomatoes and mozzarella was delicious.

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F
New England
32 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, and solicitous. We were promptly seated at a window seat, perfect for people watching. Good cocktail and wine list started us off. I had the BEST meatball appetizer (Anna Maria's Famous Stuffed Meatballs)- deservedly famous as they are moist, flavorful and served with a great tomato sauce. I would go back just for those meatballs! The corn & clam chowder, a special that night, was also delicious and filling, as were our entrees- Gamberoni ala Bourque (half portion of tagliatelle with shrimp, garlic, lemon wine- yummy- great option to be able to order full or half portions of many of the entrees) and a special that night: Black Truffle gnocchi. Very delicious.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our Anniversary! Thanks to Ellen we had a great time

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Only complaint was food was lukewarm but they comped one of the meals

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PM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! One of the owners came out to greet us and see how everything was- lovely man- great conversation! I will recommend to my friends and return when I’m back to Boston!

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food has always been great. Chef Richard goes above and beyond to satisfy. Wait staff always friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Made birthday special!!

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PY
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my wife’s birthday. It was a great choice overall - the food was delicious and they gave my wife a complimentary dessert. The best tiramisu ever!!! Will definitely go back!

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Very good customer service! Excellent and friendly waiters! Went with my boyfriend for dinner and everything was amazing!😊

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday for my wife. Great night

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G
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good location to go prior to a sporting event at the TD Garden. Food was plentiful and the service was great!

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g
New England
37 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First visit....food was very good. My only gripe as an Italian was the BREAD (or lack of). Serving only oily focaccia in their bread basket was a disappointment. I asked for REAL Italian bread to go along with my delicious Fra Diavolo and was told they don't have "regular Italian bread". Doesn't make sense....

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EK
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, and safe for those who need to avoid gluten! I have Celiac disease, so I can't have any gluten at all. The chef came out and spoke to us, and he explained how he would cook the food to avoid cross-contamination. I got a delicious meal with gluten-free pasta! My companions also loved their food, especially the gnocchi (for the friend who could eat gluten) and the Fra Diavolo. We loved this place!!

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