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233 Hanover St. (Cross St.) Send to Phone
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The name is Italian for “intrigue”; the experience will mostly hold your interest.
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Tresca Restaurant Review

: Evolving from one of the North End’s fine-dining pioneers, Trattoria a Scalinatella, Tresca maintains some of its ancestor’s characteristics---above all an emphasis on tasting menus improvised (at least theoretically) to reflect your wine choices. The look, too, is much the same, borrowing heavily from that of a Tuscan villa. Other elements it has jettisoned---particularly the exceeding formality. We have mixed feelings on both counts. On the one hand, we’re rather more comfortable here---especially in the ground-floor lounge, cozy in winter and breezy in summer. On the other, pomp and circumstance has its place---and in Boston’s Little Italy, that place was here. The cuisine likewise has its pros and cons, turned out by a kitchen with a lesser technical grasp but, perhaps, somewhat more modern sensibilities, as seen in the use of chanterelles and toasted corn to fill ravioli or in the guilty pleasure that is a Nutella-and-caramelized banana-blessed dessert pizzetta. Ultimately, we suspect increased consistency will serve Tresca---and its customers---well.

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Excellent food! Great service!!
by loumas on Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:19 pm
Tresca is one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston. Try the chef tasting and take a flavor tour through different regions of Italy. Great way to get to know the tastes that Tresca has to offer. Service is always very attentive and knowledgeable. Wine list is impressive with lots of rare vintages!! :D
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