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Ristorante Villa Francesca

150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109 (North End)
(617) 367-2948
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Ranked #974 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: North End
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hanover Street
Transit: Haymarket and Government Center--A quick walk up Hanover Street brings you to our step.
Description: 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There are real mixed reviews about this place but we had a great time. This Italian restaurant in the Italian Quarter was very good and after trying to get a table in other numerous restaurants, we were pleased that we managed to get into this one. The restaurant opens onto a side street and the big windows are open to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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255 reviews 255 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Saturday night in the North End - too many people, not enough seats. But we sat down and were treated so well I have to sing their praises. The service and food were excellent and the locale and restaurant are excellent. Highly recommend this place.

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

my wife and I just returned from a weekend to the north end of Boston, we had reservations at 9 pm, after a short wait, about 15 minutes we were seated, it should be know that this is a rather smallest establishment and be prepared that you will be seated close to another table. very close) Prices are average for... More

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Alton, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

When we arrived told to go back outside and someone would see us. No orginization to how they greeted people. Didn't make a difference if you had a reservation or not. When we were taken in we were seated in the basement corner behind 2 big groups. Tried to get something to go rather than sit in the corner, said... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We loved this restaurant....delicious Italian food....great service...great atmosphere. The menu is varied and at dinner they will serve any of the traditional dishes that are not listed. This tells me they are cooking from scratch....not microwaving precooked food. They served delicious house bread with oil, balsamic vinegar and cheese on the side to munch on while we waited for our... More

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San Diego, CA
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Every summer, I come back to Boston, & this restaurant is always a must when I visit. I time my flight to get picked up & friends take me here. We had the calamari in a delicious light red sauce, to start. I had the fruite di mare dish. There were over 15 clams & mussels, 2 pcs of fish,... More

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food was good, but not outstanding. Sangria was very good but a little pricey : $13. I guess I'm not used to city drink prices. Waiter and staff were very good. Nice atmosphere. Ask for a table not near the bar. Lots of loud talking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We arrived at Francesca's for our 7:30 pm reservation. Our reservation was in the computer. We were told to wait outside. After 30 minutes, we were assured that the next table was ours. For some reason, it was not! Apparently there are two reservation lists. One for people who make a reservation ahead and one for people who just show... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stumbled across Villa Francesca's after we waited two hours to no avail at another place. They had immediate opening and now I know why. This is not the place you stand in line and wait for. It's a second choice, unfortunately. The menu is so overpriced and the food is only decent. The fact that my penne and meatballs... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Seven of us enjoyed a lovely evening last night at The Villa Francesca during restaurant week. We appreciated the valet service ($20), something not easy to find in the North End of Boston. The menu was really tempting with a 3-course, $38 price per person. There were many wonderful choices for appetizers, main courses, and desserts. It took us a... More

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Additional Information about Ristorante Villa Francesca

Address: 150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: (617) 367-2948
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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