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233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
(617) 742-8240
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Ranked #426 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
New Jersey
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176 reviews 176 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 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
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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