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233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2310 (Cross St.)
+1 617-742-8240
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been out many a nights here and have had some great food and this place is right up there with the best of them! Had a great chicken Parm and the stuffed meatball and my wife got the seafood risotto that was awesome. Will be back!!!

Thank M A
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and review! Come back soon and try some of the specials that Chef Richard runs every night. Last night he had Clam and Corn chowder along with Wild Boar sliders! More 

St. Maarten-St. Martin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After checking out the menus posted outside several of the wonderful Hanover St. restaurants, my wife and I settled on Tresca. The staff was very friendly, professional and attentive, and our meals were excellent. We had the calamari, a wonderful salad, and the bolognese. We will definitely visit again on future visits tomBoston.

Thank gehle
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your meal with us! Hope that when you are back in the neighborhood you will visit again. More 

Humarock, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Every once in a while you will find a restaurant where every course is delicious and memorable. That happened to us last night at Tresca. First of all, we were able to sit in the coveted outdoor balcony seat overlooking Hanover Street. Trust me, there is no better seat in Boston! It is a table for two and if you... More 

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Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Judy- Thank you so much for posting your wonderful and thoughtful review of your experience at Tresca. I'm glad you had the chance to meet with Chef Richard and he was able to create a meal to your satisfaction. Also great that your husband had the opportunity to meet Ray. Thanks again for taking the time to post your comments,... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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583 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Not sure how long this restaurant has been here, but it had a feeling that it was on the newer side. I'm not a Ray Bourque fan, so that has no bearing on my review. Could care less. What I do care about is the chef and what he can put on a plate in front of me. My husband... More 

Thank CMC_2012
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and comments after your visit to Tresca. The restaurant has actually been around for 10 years, but now has a new ownership group with Ray Bourque including executive chef Rich Ansara. We are introducing a new menu today with many exciting and unique flavors and dishes. We hope that you will come in and visit again.... More 

Halifax, Canada
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The good.....meatballs were amazing, the sweet young bar tender, a doll, the window seat in a busy north end area fabulous, the rest of the food like the carbonara not so good at all - very plain and tasteless.... compared to the other restaurants it was second rate at best. Seemed like a restaurant that is struggling to stay alive... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The service was was over-extended; very expectant, attentive and agreeable. The crusted salmon was a disappointment as were other meals served at our table. Over salted.

Thank Q5496WMsusanm
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

We're very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meal at Tresca. We would appreciate the opportunity to meet and exceed your expectations for a dining experience with us in the future. I would be happy to personally see that our chef meets with you on a future visit to create a meal that is more to your... More 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Excellent food, although the menu is limited and not the typical chicken parmasean or lasagna dish. We had the salmon with broccolinni and potatoes which was very good but could be prepared at home. The tagliatelle bolognese with sausage got rave reviews at our table. Dessert was beautifully presented at the center of the table for all to share: cannolis... More 

1 Thank CJ112015
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633 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Chef Richard Ansara has been here for about two months and prepares delectable entrees. Both the chicken Marsala and the fennel crusted salmon were spectacular. The pre-dinner bread was wonderful, accompanied by a fabulous olive oil. The tiramisu is flavorful and has an appealing robust texture, not squishy like some tiramisu can be. Chef Ansara came out, introduced himself and... More 

1 Thank travchef
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Went to Tresca on Saturday night with two friends as a last minute decision to go out for dinner. It was around 9pm when we arrived and we were unsure we'd be seated but the lady that greeted us couldn't have been more welcoming! We sat down and were offered the wine list which had a fantastic variety and reasonable... More 

1 Thank Bethany M
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This is not your typical North End place. The food is delicious and the portions are generous but it's not a place for people who are not in the mood to experiment. There are no standards or classics (chicken parm lasagna etc)on the menu. Closest thing was a delicious bolognese which I had but our friends were looking for more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2310
    (Cross St.)
  • Public Transportation: Haymarket, Fleet Center
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-8240
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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Staying in North End

Neighborhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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