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Tresca

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233 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2310 (Cross St.)
+1 617-742-8240
Today
17:00 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 00:30
Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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ND
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food and the atmosphere was wonderful. Mr. Ray Bourque was there that night so we actually were able to speak with him. What a special place

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1 Thank cowgirlnd
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Tresca and your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed the dining experience and had the opportunity to visit with Ray. We hope we will see you again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a reservation 3 weeks in advanced because the menu looked good, and we were big Ray Bourque fans. We went on new years eve and they changed the menu just for new years eve. The things we wanted to order were not on the menu, and almost all the items that were on the menu doubled the prices... More 

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Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Tresca on New Year's Eve. We're very sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience as we had over 200 very happy guests that night. Like many restaurants in Boston and the North End, we featured and advertised a special New Year's Eve menu that offered items not normally on our menu including the bone-in Filet. We... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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363 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tresca's was recommended by a friend for dinner before going to a Bruins game. Although we were a little rushed for time I really enjoyed the meatballs appetiser and chicken main. Very tasty and nicely cooked. Staff were superb.

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

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience at Tresca. Hopefully you can come back when you have more time to enjoy your meal and explore some of our other menu items. More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went to the city for the night and we made it over to the North End for drinks. They had Belevedere, so immediately I was sold.. great atmosphere. Nick couldn't have been more friendly and it was great to BS with someone who remembers how things were lol. Food looked good, but as I said we... More 

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Thank Mags197
Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in. Next trip will have to include trying some of our delicious appetizers or main courses! More 

new york
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

What a great night at Tresca. From the front door welcome to pre-during-and after dinner experience, you will not be disappointed. Crowded and loud, maybe -- but in the center of it all and always focused on your dining interest and satisfaction. Thanks to our hosts and servers who despite a mad rush at dinner time to get other tables... More 

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

Thanks so much for your kind words and favorable review of Tresca. We're glad our staff reflects how we feel about our customers. We hope that you will find the time to come and visit and dine with us again soon! More 

Auckland, NZ
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Tresca is on the right as you come into Hanover St from the City. On any given night this "Little Italy" is packed with cars and people and after walking the street twice we decided to give Tresca a go. We were shown upstairs and unfortunately were seated beside a table of exceptionally boisterous college guys who were out to... More 

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Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

GeoMo- Thanks for stopping in at Tresca and we appreciate your patronge. Sorry the groups around you were a little loud, but it happens in restaurants as people celebrate different occasions. We hope that if you find yourself in Boston again in the future that you stop by and experience more of our menu. More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

this restaurant was highly recommended to us so we reserved ahead. strangely the place was almost empty while other places on the same street were busy. The service was fairly inattentive' many articles were missing (like a variety of tea except cammomile??) and here is the strangest experience. My husband could not cut his piece of meat with the blunt... More 

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Peter W, Owner at Tresca, responded to this review

Hi Naomi- I wished you had brought this to our attention closer to the time of your visit. Not sure why there is a review two months later. We certainly hope that you will visit again and we will personally see that you have a very different dining experience. More 

Waltham, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 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!!!

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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 6 October 2016

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.

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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 15 September 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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1 Thank Judy F
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$38
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:30
Thursday
17:00 - 00:30
Friday
17:00 - 00:30
Saturday
12:00 - 00:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-8240
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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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.
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