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Absolutely the BEST hands down I’ve ever had. I’ve lived and 6 states and Italian is my favorite. I’ve never had something so authentic and delicious
Not sure why this restaurant has such high ratings. It wasn’t our favorite. Great service but food mediocre.
Great food! The staff was attentive without being intrusive. Will return whenever staying in Boston.
We went for restaurant week and were not disappointed! So many options and were accommodating to Gluten Free dining. The meatball and arancini were incredible....as were the Bolognese and fruitti de mar! The best part was the tiramisu and the flourless chocolate cake!! We had a perfect table right by table 77. Enjoyed every second!
Fantastic Italian restaurant; can't be in the North End and not be! Drinks, appetizers, dinner, dessert, and coffee for four people, under $100 per person, including gratuity. A great dinner!
Meals where a little pricey with small portions but flavor was excellent.
OMG one of the best meals we have had in the north end ever!!
We ventured into Tresca as part of the Boston Restaurant Week event. My wife and I actually lived in the North End, many years ago, but parking considerations make coming here a bit difficult, so we do not return as often as w should. Tresca is a difference maker. We will be back, and back again!
The web site states that this restaurant offers, "Delicious Italian food and traditional hospitality." This is 100% true. The food is fantastic, and the chef-owner, Rich, comes out to personally inquire as to the quality of your experience. This used to be a standard practice, but it is now all too rare. The staff has clearly been carefully selected and trained to offer a level of hospitality that is seldom found in modern fine-dining establishments. Most of these now seem to figure that their reputations will fill the tables anyway, so they can be arrogant and careless (see: Ocean House, Dennisport, MA - great food and horrible manners).
That said, and a cautionary, my son - who is a legitimate foodie, ordered the carbonara, and was disappointed. I tried it, and had to agree. It was pasty and weird. The servers were quick to offer a replacement, the Bolognese came, and it was wonderful.
The chef sent us an order of their signature "doughnuts." We never would have ordered these. They are insane! Think fresh doughnut holes, hot from the oil, redolent of cinnamon and sugar, to-die-for pastry, with a bit of ice cream to take the edge off.
Fantastic review! We appreciate your taking the time to write such a comprehensive review! Glad Chef Rich visited your table and took care of your requests.
From the second we sat down we felt extremely well taken care of. The food was unbelievable, and the service was exemplary.
Always Amazing! Richard and staff always make our experience amazing ❤️
Went during Dine Out Boston week - staff was very attentive - meal was fabulous
Thank you. Come back again soon!
Excellent from the moment you walk through the door. Everyone is friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable. The atmosphere is calming yet alive especially if you get a window seat overlooking the North End. The food is phenomenal and it never disappoints.
So great to hear this review and glad that the staff's friendliness comes through. Thank you!
Always great, Jess those hostess set us up with a great table
I brought in rose petals and flowers for a special occasion
She did a great job..
The food is always great
Thank you and we let Jesse know about your comments.
This is the best Salmon I have ever had. Incredible service, incredible food wow is all I can say!
Best Italian food ever. I have been to the best in the tri-state area. This blew them away. Only 400 miles one way. Worth it.
We had a wonderful dinner at Tresca. The veal chop was especially delicious. The service was excellent and the chef came around to make certain everything was to our liking. My son has a seafood Alfredo ravioli with lobster that he loved! Plenty of leftovers to bring home!
We will be back!
We appreciate your kind review and look forward to your next trip in! Thank you!
Everything was perfect from start to finish. We tried a few appetizers and salads. We had the veal all three ways. They were all phenomenal. The rest of our meals were all great as well. We all had delicious desserts. Our server was great. He was knowledgeable about the food and offered great recommendations. He was fun and put up with us. We can’t wait to go back.
So glad to hear your great response. Thank you!
Came here for my fiancé’s Birthday. The ambiance and service was superb. I ordered the 12oz steak special and my fiancé got the lasagna. My steak was cook PERFECTLY, ordered med-rare and it came out hot pink throughout the entire steak and evenly cooked. The lasagna was amazing. Perfect layers. Flavorful. It was everything you would want when you order lasagna. I know that sounds cheesy (pun intended), but this is a dish that can easily be messed up and Tresca did not disappoint. I would 100% recommend for any special occasion OR if you just want a nice meal out. They can most certainly accommodate everything in between.
We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a comprehensive and thorough review! This makes all the hard work worthwhile! Hope to see you in again soon! Thank you!
promptly seated and attended to by friendly wait staff; time given to look over the menu so not to feel rushed and food served not long thereafter allowing ample time to relax and then leave for a walk to North Station for Bruins game
Great to hear and glad you enjoyed the experience. Watch for our posts before Bruins games when Ray Bourque is in!
The Veal Parm Chop is like nothing I've ever had. Also one of the few North End restaraunts with plenty of room. Nothing bad about this place. Chef Rich and Ray are great hosts!
Another fan of the Ray Bourque special! Thank you!
Everything was fabulous. I had the grilled Veal chop very good!
Every staff member I encountered was friendly and helpful. Even as a solo diner, I was seated at a beautiful table by the window. The service and quality of food was excellent. I will definitely return.
Great to hear. Thank you!
Great food and service.
Richard was walking around the dining room making sure everything was to our satisfaction.
The meals were not only beautiful but delicious
From the minute that we walked in we were treated very well
Polite & courteous staff all around
Table service was top notch
& the chef/owner checks on the tables personally to make sure everyone is pleased
Great review...thank you!
Super personal service- from the waiter to the front desk- we even had the Chef come out to ask about our entrees after we had finished. The food itself was delicious (Seafood fradiavalo and Lobster stuffed ravioli). Also had a great view of Hanover street. I had noted in comments ‘surprise birthday dinner’ and they took it upon themselves to create a chocolate molten birthday treat. We will be back!
Thank you for detailing all the things that we think make Tresca special!
Food was excellent. Server was very attentive and offered suggestions. Food came out very quickly.
$28 valet parking! Meal was fine, downstairs seating was a little cold. Service was ok, not exceptional. Maybe because we visited on a Monday night.
Thanks for visiting. The valet is an outside company so neither price nor service is controlled by Tresca.
Tresca has fabulous food (try the Ray Bourque Veal Parm) and wonderful ambiance (especially seated next to a fireplace). It's my favorite spot in the North End.
The food came out quick and it was amazing! Our waitress was very sweet and the whole experience was great.
Outstanding evening at Tresca. Chicken parm egg roll a unique starter. Swordfish Puttanesca with just the right amount of pasta was fresh, light and delicious. Perfect portions to leave room for dessert - cinnamon donut holes. Service was excellent and paced just right. Attentive but not intrusive. A truly relaxing dinner and great that Chef Ansara stops by to chat and ask about your choices. Nice wines & cocktails. Can't wait to return.
Our favorite restaurant, outstanding favorable menu
The food was so good
Great to hear!
Perfect spot for Valentine’s Day!
$50 Fri Diablo was terrible and only ate as I was hungry and in a rush ! To add more spice they added Sliced jalapeños in an Italian dish. Glad I went there so now I know why I never have to go back
Service was excellent, tables close to neighbors. But excellent meal!
Our server was absolutely clueless. I ordered a glass of wine from the wine list and she told me they did not carry that wine. The calamari pasty, the egg plant Parm very rubbery without flavor, The Carpaccios cut much too thick. Very disappointing. We will not go back.
Sorry you didn't have a good experience. Hopefully you spoke to somebody while you were in the restaurant so we could make it better.
Overall everything is great! I definitely will give it another try.
We loved Trescas! We were greeted by Richard Ansara, the Owner/Chef and he was very friendly.
Richard said if we need anything prepared personally, he would gladly take care of us.
The food and service was superb. We would go back anytime!
Great review and makes us happy that you were pleased. We look forward to your next visit.
Great find. Never been her before but we will definitely go back. Spacious upstairs seating. Service was attentive, friendly, helpful, fun. Best server I have had in a long while! Great menu of eclectic and interesting Italian dishes was fabulous. Don’t miss the stuffed meatballs!
My wife and I were extremely happy with the entire experience. The waitstaff were very helpful . Our food was delicious, and served by Chef Rich Tresca Ansara himself . We also noticed that he greated every table of guests .We will definitely will return again