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233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
(617) 742-8240
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Ranked #428 of 2,818 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
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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102 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying the food was not bad, just not great and at the end made me wish we had chosen another restaurant. The service was great, we were greeted with a smile and everyone who attended to us was friendly. I came with my wife, she ordered the pomodoro pasta and I ordered the margarita pizza. On... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful food selection and ambience. Open windows onto Hanover street on a warm summer evening. Great antipasto plate, tasty salads and Italian pastas. Half plates are good for those with a lighter appetite, yet still plenty of food to satisfy!

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Great Falls, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I love this restaurant! The atmosphere is very pleasing and the service is impeccable. Then came the food . . . house-made pasta. The flavors were amazing! I really can't imagine it could have been better. I actually went back for a second time while in Boston only for the weekend. Totally spot-on! A+ in my book!

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While the atmosphere was very pleasant, the food was just average. Several people at the table were not loving their meal. Mine was ok but not fantastic. Staff not certain about dessert items; didn't seem to know the menu. Fun evening anyway.

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Reservations accepted and a nice walk to Boston Garden of about 10 minutes. Nice table upstairs very accommodating and professional service. Everyone enjoyed the food choices from apps to beef to seafood.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went with no reservation to the North end on a Saturday night, difficult to find a restaurant without a waiting line, but the hostess which was French Canadian as we are was very nice to find us a table within five minutes. We choose the Risotto and the Gnocchi, both were perfect and very warm so you can take... More

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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