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233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2310 (Cross St.)
(617) 742-8240
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Closed now
All 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Bethany M
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Larry R
Sharon, Massachusetts
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217 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Went there after the line at Neptune Oyster was too long. Wanted to eat quick and there was no crowd which should have been a warning sign. I got veal meatballs as an app and they came real fast, before we even ordered entrees. They were dry, and while the sauces were good I decided than to dial back my... More 

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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Great buzzy location and really well cooked tasty well presented food. Wine list selection good, but pricey. We were a table of 7. Given that the food was so good it was a real shame that they overcharged us for 1 of the bottles of wine. Even more amazing was the waiter's response. After I'd said "I have a query... More 

Thank PaulRR
Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I love Italian cuisine, tomatoes, olive oil, pizzas, what can go wrong? Well, if you go to Tresco, quite a bit. In a nutshell, try not to disturb the waiters' routine.. The service is horrible, slow, and insensitive. While we were waiting outside, The host went to check if she can find a table for us. 15 minutes went by... More 

Thank Tomerca
Green Bay
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I attended a business dinner here with over 20 guests in the second level of the restaurant. The staff was attentive and quick to help. The food was very well timed with the ability to savor each delicious course before the next was presented. And savoring was needed for the amazing food. Everyone loved their meals. I'd recommend the pork... More 

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Westford, Massachusetts, United States
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We chose to have a late lunch at Tresca in the North End, this past Sunday. The decor set the mood right away. There are sometimes when you walk into a restaurant and just know this is going to be pleasurable; such was Tresca. Our server was one of the best we have encountered. He took time to explain the... More 

Thank andyjoanne2014
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Tresca was recommended a few years ago when I was in Boston on business. Although the staff, the food and the wine were excellent, it is the authentic feel that draws me back when I am in Boston. That and the seafood Cioppino!!

Thank RoscoA56
Hingham, MA, USA
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65 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Pretty restaurant, nice location, personnel very kind. Rich menu (I had the veal cutlet; I couldn't miss the opportunity since this is one of the very few places where they do the "Milanese" with veal instead of pork). Nice selection of wines. If waiting at the bar, try their fried salted pasta: very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
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: (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

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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.