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233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2310 (Cross St.)
+1 617-742-8240
12:00 - 00:30
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 00:30
Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Barre, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great. The chef came by to talk about the appetizer selections. We ordered 4 different appetizers, all were delicious. There were 6 of us and no one had a complaint. My left overs were just as good the next day for lunch. I will recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the North End.

Thank dsargemurph
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very nice comments. Chef Rich enjoys coming out to the tables and helping with suggestions. We hope you come back to see us again very soon! More 

Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with my family cause all restaurant around the area were full. It is difficult to make it worse. Antipasto was a mixture of cheap cheese and cheap dry meat. Only thing good were the olives. Pasta was overcooked and little taste. Tiramisu was good, we ordered it after they told us they bought in a pastry next door...... More 

Thank pdawk2015
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

We would be happy to discuss your visit to Tresca and learn more about your experience. It your interested, please contact the restaurant and I will speak with you personally. More 

Barnstable, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tresca's is located at the beginning of Hanover Street in Boston's North End. Known for excellent Italian eateries there is the perception that you, "Cant go wrong in the North End. Just pick any restaurant." Well, as a frequent diner in the North End, I'm here to tell you, Tresca's is the exception. First, the restaurant is tiny as most... More 

Thank DLG6395
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat in the bar area at a table on a Friday night. Chris the bartender was on par and was one of the best waiters I've had anywhere! Food was good. Nachos Bolognese was amazing! The wild boar bolognese on Rigatoni special was also very good.

1 Thank Pam S
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thanks for your great comments and glad Chris took good care of you. Our Nachos are getting a lot of attention on line. Hope to see you back again soon! More 

Northborough, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Went for a friend's surprise party. One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The food was outstanding!! The service was impeccable. Restaurant itself was gorgeous. Highly recommended!!!

Thank stefaniedillon
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Fantastic food and the atmosphere was wonderful. Mr. Ray Bourque was there that night so we actually were able to speak with him. What a special place

2 Thank cowgirlnd
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Tresca and your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed the dining experience and had the opportunity to visit with Ray. We hope we will see you again soon! More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I booked a reservation 3 weeks in advanced because the menu looked good, and we were big Ray Bourque fans. We went on new years eve and they changed the menu just for new years eve. The things we wanted to order were not on the menu, and almost all the items that were on the menu doubled the prices... More 

2 Thank Ed T
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Tresca on New Year's Eve. We're very sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience as we had over 200 very happy guests that night. Like many restaurants in Boston and the North End, we featured and advertised a special New Year's Eve menu that offered items not normally on our menu including the bone-in Filet. We... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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437 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Tresca's was recommended by a friend for dinner before going to a Bruins game. Although we were a little rushed for time I really enjoyed the meatballs appetiser and chicken main. Very tasty and nicely cooked. Staff were superb.

Thank GrantHay
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience at Tresca. Hopefully you can come back when you have more time to enjoy your meal and explore some of our other menu items. More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went to the city for the night and we made it over to the North End for drinks. They had Belevedere, so immediately I was sold.. great atmosphere. Nick couldn't have been more friendly and it was great to BS with someone who remembers how things were lol. Food looked good, but as I said we... More 

Thank Mags197
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in. Next trip will have to include trying some of our delicious appetizers or main courses! More 

new york
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

What a great night at Tresca. From the front door welcome to pre-during-and after dinner experience, you will not be disappointed. Crowded and loud, maybe -- but in the center of it all and always focused on your dining interest and satisfaction. Thanks to our hosts and servers who despite a mad rush at dinner time to get other tables... More 

Thank thinkingofmoving
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words and favorable review of Tresca. We're glad our staff reflects how we feel about our customers. We hope that you will find the time to come and visit and dine with us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 38
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:30
17:00 - 00:30
17:00 - 00:30
17:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2310
    (Cross St.)
  • Public Transportation: Haymarket, Fleet Center
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-8240
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.

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Staying in North End

Neighbourhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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