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Ristorante Villa Francesca

150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
+1 617-367-2948
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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“calamari” (26 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
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Reviewed yesterday

There are so many good, little restaurants in the North End, it is really difficult to pick the "one". Considering it was Valentines Day, everything was smooth from the moment we walked in the door. We were seated right away. Our waitperson explained the set...More

Thank Norwell_MARiderEd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this place because they were able to accommodate a party of 6 on a Saturday night without a wait. The food was pretty good. Very filling. Would recommend the lasagna. The shrimp fettuccine was a little bland. Bring your appetite. The portions are...More

Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were visiting Boston and decided to ask some friends what’s a great place to eat so they told us Villa Francesca. We were greeted with a happy host and the waiter was very kind. The dinning room looked like a very...More

Thank ana1a
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Authentic Italian food at this charming restaurant! I had the Gamberoni Gondola over home made fettuccini in a white wine sauce, and it was delicious! We had a basket of fresh bread with olive oil on the side with balsamic vinagre too. We sat down...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I come here all the time and Villa never disappoints. I enjoyed the Lobster Ravioli as a starter and as my main dish I got the Veal Valdastana, amazing!!! Afterwards I got the home made Tiramisu....best in town ! I’ve had other Tiramisu but this...More

Thank Brayan V
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Sautéd calamari was very good. The bread, which I judge how good an Italian restaurant is, was horrible. The red sauce for the pasta was flavorless and inedible. Their Italian sausage was bland and tasteless. Husband had a veal stuffed with cheese with mushrooms in...More

Thank Fran B
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We stopped here whilst walking the Freedom Trail during mid afternoon as a result it wasn't very busy. The service was excellent as was the food. We both opted for pasta dishes from the extensive list and were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the...More

Thank Tony_AG13
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Food was great! We came here to celebrate my mom's birthday. The staff made us feel welcome and the servers were friendly. Our waitress was very attentive as she arrived to the table let us know the specials and offer some water we told her...More

Thank katherine m
Reviewed 28 September 2017

As you walk in the ambiance is nice, they really play Italian music, and the menu has all the classic Italo-American dishes. But when we asked for the chicken parmigiana to come after our pasta dish, clearly the waitress did not listen or understand so...More

Thank Claudia F
Manage_Listing, Owner at Ristorante Villa Francesca, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Dear Claudia, I would like to address your review of my restaurant. First, my name is Tom and I am the owner of Villa Francesca. I was not in that evening and the person that you are referring to in your review is our maître...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Disappointing meal out in Notrth End . Having been on the freedom trail we walked through this lively Italian quarter and wanted to go for a meal here during our stay. We arrived about 9.15pm and were greeted ( contradiction in terms) by a particularly...More

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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