Boston >Food & Dining > Tresca
233 Hanover St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211342.363076 -71.055121
Monday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central, North End
Great food and service – A Tresca regular, I can't say enough about the food and the service. On my last visit I tried the chef tasting. The server asked us if we had any allergies and/or dislikes and then the chef went ahead and designed a three course meal that catered to our preferences. It was fantastic and really gave us a chance to try some true italian flavors that we may not have otherwise chosen. I highly recommend it. After dinner, we finished with a night cap at the bar. The male and female bartenders were very attentive and friendly making it a perfect ending to an already perfect night.
Great first time – I recently went into Tresca with a couple of friends for dinner. I had never been there before and had an great experience. We decided to have dinner at the bar and the male bartender was attentive, polite, friendly, and knowledgeable about drinks and the menu. We did not wait more than 2 minutes to be acknowledged and our food was great along with the drinks. A definite place to visit again!
Great Bar – As a frequent visitor to Tresca's bar i cant say enough about the atmosphere in there. While i have never eaten in the dining room I can speak highly of the overall quality of the Bar. Bartenders are down to earth and attentive, food is just perfect all the time, (I recommend the pollo romano on the lighter fare menu),and once the dinner crowd shuffles out it becomes a trendy spot for attractive young adults. Great spot for a night out especially on the weekends!!!!!
Outstanding esperience! – Outstanding! Food, serveice and ambiance can't be beat! We have NEVER been disappointed! Massimo and the staff take care of every detail to enure a wonderful evening and dining experience! We look forward to returning for another wonderful evening!
Not impressed – As a 'use to be regular of Tresca' I can not begin to explain how disappointing this restaurant has been escalating too. To start with food quality, outrageous prices, service, whether we sit in the dining room with the unattentive waitstaff or to the bartender who soley works to watch which game is on, Tresca has been a huge disappointment. The menu options read as they would be delicious, but as my friend put it, the options are just "stale" and completely over priced. I ordered the ravioli dish, which is a fairly new option, was barely edible and also recommended by our server. During summer restaurant week, my friends and I had an outstanding meal (which is not always expected by restaurants during this week). The orchiette with sausage and rabi was a memorable dish. I will not outweigh the option that I will be back for cocktails, but that will be depending on the service staff and as far as having dinner I will go down the street.
great food and great bar – We made a reservation at Tresca for a Friday night after friends were raving about it. The night could not have been better. We had dinner in the upstairs dining room overlooking Hanover St. The room is very cozy and the great food and friendly and prompt service made for a great dinner. We participated in the chefs tasting which allows you to relax while the chef chooses appetizers, pasta and and entrees for each guest. The Bolognese pasta and veal chop were fabulous. After dinner we ventured to the bar which was very lively. The tv is huge and the Celtics game was on. The bartenders entertained all our questions and curiosities as we don't make it to the north end often. Very Friendly. The crowd was a mix of locals and out of towners which gave it just the right feel. I definitely recommend Tresca for a special dinner or drinks at the Bar.
Disappointing – A friend of mine recomended that I check this place out. He recommended sitting at the bar and told me what a great place it was to watch the game. I decided to bring my girlfriend along and much to our surprise there were two spots at the bar. The decor was very nice and the atmosphere was welcoming. Unfortunatly the bartender was not. We sat at the bar for about 5 mins befor he even noticed us. We ordered two drinks and asked to see a menu we were never told what the specials were nor did he recomend anything off the menu. When we were ready to order we closed our menus and waited for him to come back over to us. It took him about 15 mins to finnally stop watching the game and come take our order. He seemed frustrated with us and was very breif. We recieved bread but nothing to go along with it. We ordered the papardelle which we shared but wasnt split for us. and two filet. The food was good but not great. The service was awful. We had to ask for water and another round of drinks he never bothered to ask us if we enjoyed the food or anything. He had some friends at his end of the bar in which he engaged in conversation I could hear him swearing from the other side of the bar. So much for fine dinning. I wouldnt recomend eating here or coming here for drinks.
Great late anniversary dinner – I chose this restaurant for our anniversary based on citysearch reviews, and I was not disappointed. We made a reservation for 9pm on a Saturday night, and were seated promptly. The bread was great, and the servers were knowledgeable about their extensive wine menu. Although it started off with a full house, by the time we were done with appetizers, dinner, and dessert, the dinner area was quiet and the bar was starting to pick up. The service was great, and we had no issues with delayed service or attitude. It was very professional, courteous, and really nice. The ambience was also really nice, dimly lit, and romantic. Overall a great romantic experience!
Yum! – I thought the food was AWESOME! I really enjoyed all the different tastes they had on the menu as well as the variety of choices. The only down fall was the service was a little slow. It took a long time for the waitress to get our drink order and between our first course and entree there was a lull. The wait was not excessive but it was apparent enough for us to notice. The waitress made up for her (or the kitchen's) slowness though with her pleasant personality. Overall a great experience.
A nice spot – I walked by Tresca countless times before venturing in-- glad I did! I've been to the bar a few times, and once to the dining room where I tried the tasting menu with matching flight. Not bad! The kitchen was accomodating to my tastes (I'm not a fan of truffle, an ingredient used in much of the menu) and the meal was paced nicely (excellent risotto). The pairings were good, although one wine was on its way to being corked. Our server was very accomodating and brought over a new wine right away. I reccomend going during the week, when service is relaxed so you can enjoy the warm atmosphere.
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