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Tresca

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233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113 (Cross St.)
Haymarket, Fleet Center
(617) 742-8240
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5:00 pm - 12:30 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good homemade pasta, sneaky good wine list

We had a very good experience here compared with some other reviews. Our service was very good and attentive and we found the food quality to be very good. They have a good list of italian wines, we had a Barolo 1/2 bottle that was very good. The homemade pasta pomodoro was very good, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
lmb32
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Massachusetts
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had a very good experience here compared with some other reviews. Our service was very good and attentive and we found the food quality to be very good. They have a good list of italian wines, we had a Barolo 1/2 bottle that was very good. The homemade pasta pomodoro was very good, and the crispy veal was a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We got a lot of attitude and not so decent food. The prices are high and the service needs to be improved. For some reason we were shown to a really uncomfortable and weirdly shaped table. When we protested we were shown to a high table with stools near the bar. The food was average but the Bolognese (that my... More 

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D.C. Suburbs
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We waked over to the North End to eat dinner on the late side (9:30) - we chose this place after being overwhelmed by the amount of restaurants to choose fro and largely based upon trip advisor "award" placard in the window. We were disappointed. After getting seated ( we almost walked out because no one paid attention to us)... More 

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Fantastic. Ray was in the building, but we did not bother him. We had our two young Japanese grandchildren with is and they were treated like royalty. Excellent food and service! I would go again in a heartbeat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stumbled across this restaurant and decided to give it a try. With no reservations we luckily were seated immediately, because we were there early. Surprisingly we were given a window table which was really nice. The dishes are slightly unique takes on classic meals. The pasta dishes can be ordered in full or half sizes which is nice. We... More 

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Dacula, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our group was a little early for our reservation, but they sat us right away. We had a great meal with attentive service. The atmosphere contributed to nice evening with colleagues and friends.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Dined out here for an anniversary dinner on a trip to Boston- got wonderfully attentive service. Loved the "small plates" for pasta- allowed us to save room for appetizers and dessert. The Antipasto board was an interesting mix of items all of which were tasty. The table beside us ordered the tasting menu, and I can certainly say if you're... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Wandering through the North End searching for a dinner destination, my husband and I stumbled upon Tresca. Seeing from a sign in the window that it had been voted best Italian (traditional) in Boston for 2014 and seeing a four-star average review on TA, we figured we couldn't lose. It was a busy Thursday night, but we were immediately shown... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Everyone else seemed happy with their meal. I had a rare pork chop and a server who could not have cared less. No apology, no comp. We were a large group sent to the "wine cellar." That is like the Russian Front, but without the atmosphere. You really, really need to be clear in the North End if you are... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Shared a surf and turf with my daughter here the afternoon of the Kentucky Derby. The bread was a treat. The steak was a superior cut, very tender, and cooked nicely. I really appreciated that the chef sliced the steak and lobster into two pieces and served it on two plates and no charge for sharing. I was surprised that... More 

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Additional Information about Tresca

Address: 233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
Phone Number: (617) 742-8240
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
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
Average Prices: USD $41 to $80
Cuisine: Italian

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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 to $80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

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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