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233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
(617) 742-8240
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Ranked #432 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: North End
Cross street: Cross St.
Transit: Haymarket, Fleet Center
Description: 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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68% Recommend
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English first
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Again another restaurant I have omitted to deliver due praise to, attending on two occasions in 2006 and where one particular 'private function' allowed me to meet the Rock Band 'BOSTON'. Great night that was but on to the food and wine.... In a nutshell the food was superb as was the wine list with Tresca offering a varied menu... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Overall the meal and atmosphere here was good. I had the thick cut pork chop and it was delicious. I just believe if you are in Boston and going to the North end, you should dine at one of those places with only 10 tables and a line outside.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I went to Tresca while visiting Boston. The restaurant is nice and the food is good, but there are better values to be had in the North End. Our gripe was with the ambiance and staff. When we arrived, the restaurant was less than half full and we were seated at a corner table in the upstairs... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

In my opinion I don't know why people wait in hour-long lines to go eat at certain restaurants on Hanover St. when there's perfectly good ones like Tresca on the same street. We decided to go to Tresca just because there was no line and it turned out better than we thought. We loved the shrimp fra diavolo and lobster... More

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vancouver, canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Wandered into this resturant as we were looking for breakfast/ brunch type food, and there was suprisingly little of this in the area. Had a FANTASTIC croque-madame sandwich... one of the best I have ever had! with home-made chips. Tasty and delicious. Staff were great, very friendly and helpful with suggestions. Lovely decor, warm environment, and breezy views of the... More

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Lake Villa, Illinois, USA
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First time to the North End in Boston. Great food. Ate in a private room which was great due to noise otherwise.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Tresca had an inviting atmosphere and was able to accommodate my party of seven. The service was friendly and attentive. Although the menu had much promise, the food was average at best. The calamari was well seasoned, but a bit dry. I was looking forward to the osso bucco special, but unfortunately, it was very fatty. All my dinner party... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to Tresca by accident. We were staying in Boston (which is an awesome place!) and decided to head to the North End one night for food. Tresca is one of the 1st restaurants you come across, it looked busy and inviting so walked in which was our 1st mistake. The bar was busy but the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here for dinner and although the staff were lovely, unfortunately the food was anything but. We had mussels (which were tough and came in a broth that tasted stale), and mozzarella and tomatoes (which were green and void of any flavour). My boyfriend then had ribs, which came as a single bit of meat (with... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We went to Tresca as a party of 7 on Saturday at 5. We were seated promptly at 5, and we were served our cocktails in a timely manner. From there service went down hill we ordered appetizers and told our waiter we would order dinner after we ate those. He continually came back to the table to ask if... More

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