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Ristorante Villa Francesca

$$ - $$$
North End
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150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413 (Hanover Street)
+1 617-367-2948
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On first impressions, this is a nice looking restaurant with a good ambience. Our food was very good, penne with bacon for my husband and raviol for me. However we both felt that the service really let this restaurant and our experience down. Our waiter was so clearly more interested in the large party of diners to the side of... More 

Thank Ruthie3005
Boston, Massachusetts
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217 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Villa Francesca this year for Boston Week. I had not been there for over 25 years and it is still wonderful. We have so many great restaurants in the Boston's North End that I had forgotten how good Francesca's is and will now return often. We were served by Edwin and he was totally professional. We... More 

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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my wife favorite restaurant they have a three course lunch for $20.00 my wife pick bruschetta for the appetizer and chicken parmesan for the main course and a cannoli for desert I order mozzarella fried over tomato sauce then for the main course ordered veal parmesan and a cannoli for desert we both love are meal worth going... More 

Thank davidbrook208
Sydney, Australia
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137 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boston surprised with so many Italian restaurant in this area. This was perfectly standard with a sensible $33 fixed price three course dinner. Solid selection of pasta and meat dishes to choose from. I chose an eggplant bruschetta; fish - sole; and a creme brûlée. All fine.

Thank graham_international
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171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

we went here as part of a party including British and Americans of around 30 people,we had a set menu with 2 choices for each course the food was great especially the lobster ravioli it was moderately expensive for us but this reflects the pounds demise more than anything else we enjoyed the food and I would return

Thank lutonlagerlout
San Diego, California, United States
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I have to say. I have been a lot of places and we took some doctors to this restaurant with reservations and they had terrible service!!!! They did not fill our waters or ask us if we wanted any other drinks!! One doctor was waiting to get another glass of wine and never did they ask so he didn't. Food... More 

Thank CindiWhite
Bristol, Tennessee
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159 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Again, part of our self guided walking tour of little Italy, one of the most authentic Italian places we found! Finally got the "rollatini", eggplant, and the red sauce was to die for. The freshest crushed tomatos. Peroni on draft, and in its own pilsner glasses, a definite plus!

Thank DeniseBeth
Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Overpriced and very mediocre food combined with unfriendly amateurish service. Gordon Ramsey would have a field day with this place.

Thank Alves99
Norton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went back here after a 10+ year absence. It was wonderful. We had a great time. It was amazing. Food, wine, atmosphere, all wonderful.

Thank Chris L
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Dinner was exceptional. Would highly recommend this place for a tasty Italian meal. We each order different items. Plan to return next time in town!

Thank Petra S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
    (Hanover Street)
  • Public Transportation: Haymarket and Government Center--A quick walk up Hanover Street brings you to our step.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-367-2948
Villa Francesca is one of Boston's oldest North End restaurants. Enjoy Italian cuisine inspired by the recipes of Francesca and the Guglielmo family. Fresh seafood, pastas, prime cut chops and steaks arrive daily for you dining pleasure. We love seafood just as much as you do and have designed a Prix Fixe 3-course Seafood menu available every night!Enjoy an intimate candlelit night or a night out with friends to make your special event a night to remember. Our restaurant can facilitate your event needs by booking one of the private function spaces for any special occasion.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighbourhood Profile
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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