Tresca North End Boston

Who We Are

The staff is friendly, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Tresca opened on September 26, 2005 and has a seating capacity of 150 seats with outdoor dining (in season) and 120 seats during the winter months. Tresca seeks to make every guest feel as if they were in their own home. Our team brings back this honored tradition with focus on delicious, flavorful food and unconditional hospitality. Year after year, Tresca is Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice and Open Table’s Diners’ Choice. 

Richard Ansara


Rich Ansara brings many successful years of culinary experience, including stops at Meadhall, Amrheins, the Palm Restaurant and Appetito. We offer guests exciting, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine on the most famous restaurant street in Boston”, remarked Rich. Ansara’s accolades run deep and his gift to people is his food. “I live to make people happy with my cooking”, quipped Ansara. Rich has perfected his own approach to the fusion of style and old-world Italian recipes to which his patrons have become accustomed. When you visit us, ask to see Rich. He always wants to meet his guests and please them.

Ray Bourque


Ray Bourque is one of the National Hockey League’s greatest legends. His NHL debut came in 1979 after being drafted 8th overall by the Boston Bruins. Playing 21 seasons with the Bruins franchise, Bourque became its longest-serving captain. In the spring of 2000, Bourque was traded to the Colorado Avalanche, where he finally won the Stanley Cup in 2001. He ended his career as the all-time leader of point scoring by a defenseman in the history of the NHL. To this day, he still holds NHL records for most career goals, assists and points by a defenseman. He also won the Norris Trophy for Best Defenseman a total of 5 times, as well as played in 19 consecutive NHL All Star Games.

Ownership Group

Rich Ansara

Ray Bourque

Bill Galatis

Peter Weber

Management Team

Rich Ansara, Executive Chef

Jen Bacon, Hospitality and Private Events

“I would walk in freezing weather any day to come eat this amazing food. The service was great and one of the owners came out to chat and see how we liked everything. Come for the pasta and stay late for the espresso martinis. Smallest portions available but we got all full sized. I’d recommend this place for a girls night, fun bumble date, or to bring my second generation Italian family here.”
“Oh my lord! Probably one of the best Italian restaurants I’ve been to and the best Linguine Clams for sure. So much flavor in this dish. The serving portion is quite big too, with plenty of noodles. We started with the Chicken Parmesan Egg Rolls, which was such a great start to our dinner. The chicken parm was good by itself, but with the marinara it was even better! The complimentary bread was fresh and delicious....
“Food was fantastic, service was attentive. Ordered the calamari and 2 pasta dishes, absolutely delicious. It was our anniversary and our server was kind enough to bring us a complementary dessert. The co-owner was coming around to every table to make sure everyone was enjoying the food and were being taken care of. You’ve gotta visit when you’re in the Boston North end!”

What People Are Saying About Tresca


Experience the best Italian food in Boston! You don’t need to travel to Italy to experience the exquisite flavors of true Italian food. Tresca is ready to serve you the most authentic and delicious Italian cuisine in the Boston area!

Trip Advisor ranks Tresca in the top 1/2% of all 3026 restaurants in Boston!

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