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Tresca

#369 of 2,873 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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North End
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233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113 (Cross St.)
Haymarket, Fleet Center
(617) 742-8240
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tresca is an authentic Italian restaurant featuring hearty multi-regional...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Italian brunch in Boston's North End

We had a leisurely and delicious brunch. While we did not order a drink or wine today the food was wonderful and the service attentive. Pumpkin risotto was delicate in flavor and hearty in texture, with a freshCeasar's salad filled me. We also had the smoked duck omelet and ricotta pancakes with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Memsochet
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North Adams, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Adams, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a leisurely and delicious brunch. While we did not order a drink or wine today the food was wonderful and the service attentive. Pumpkin risotto was delicate in flavor and hearty in texture, with a freshCeasar's salad filled me. We also had the smoked duck omelet and ricotta pancakes with cherries. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lovely atmosphere with a great wine list and a terrific menu. Try the linguini with lobster - delicious as is the apple salad. My husband had the pasta bolognese which was also delicious. The staff is very attentive but we never felt at all rushed. A really terrific spot in a great part of Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have tried a few great restaurants in the North End and was making my rounds and decided to try tresca. It is a very nice place has 2 levels and the service good. I ordered the surf and turf and thought the steak was fantastic and the portions did fill me up. The sangria was also very good. The... More 

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245 reviews 245 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had a great dinner by the fireplace at Tresca. Appetizer was the veal meatball appetizer -- we wanted more! Also had gluten free bolognese. Thank you for gluten free. Very nice, polite service. Loved the atmosphere. Loved the warmth of the fireplace on a cold Boston night.

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Charlotte
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Food taste fresh, but "bland". Could have used some more seasoning. Service was great though.Restaurant is located in a good area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We were very excited to visit Tresca for the first time and spent a lengthy time researching restaurants to visit. We settled on Tresca for the menu and location. The staff was very friendly from the start and we loved the atmosphere. We sat, ordered drinks and appetizers. The drinks were good and the apps delicious. The calamari was exceptional.... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The salmon was absolutely delicious, a generous size piece served with garlic mashed potatoes (could have been a little more moist for me, others in the party thought they were yummy). The chicken was served with polenta and was tasty. Bread was moist and delicious. The cannoli and tiramisu were good. Wait staff were very attentive but not over-bearing. They... More 

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Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have always heard that the North End in Boston is home to fantastic Italian restaurants. That coupled with the fact that I have always been a Ray Bourque fan, brought us to Tresca. To start, we were running late, and I called to push our 6:30 reservation to 7:00. We were told that wouldn’t be an issue at all.... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were in town for the evening and thanks to threatening weather, we pretty much had all of teh North End to ourselves for dinner. Since we're big hockey fans, it was a no brainer to hit Tresca! It was our first visit and I guarantee you we'll be back - the staff was very attentive and checked on us... More 

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Dartmouth, MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The service at Tresca was very good. I found my pasta dish a bit bland. Just not some place I would return to.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
    (Cross St.)
  • Public Transportation: Haymarket, Fleet Center
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: (617) 742-8240

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?