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Ristorante Villa Francesca

150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109 (North End)
(617) 367-2948
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Ranked #931 of 2,852 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
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

My worst experience of 2014. Parked my car in a valet space in front of the restaurant in the pouring rain. No valet in sight. The hostess let me in the front door and I pointed out that my car was there and I was not bringing my coat inside. She sat me and my husband with our 10 friends.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had a dinner out here for our first night in Boston with a large group of friends. The staff was nice to accommodate our large group of 13 to a long table and the room was nice and warm since it was a cold January evening. Our food was fine but not spectacular. The kids had spaghetti and meatballs,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Went here before a bruins game, i had the spinach ravioli that was supposed to be in a brown butter sage sauce, the sauce literally tasted like it was just melted butter. My husband order a veal dish, it did not come with pasta, he asked for pasta with the dish, it was an additional $8 for the nothing special... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was a poor choice for the North End. Limited menu of Typical Italian fare. And, to be honest, Costco makes better pesto... My wife is Italian so I've eaten more than my fair share of both American Italian and in Italy. It looks good on the outside. There are so many better choices in the North End.

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Dallas, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was in town for work and went to grab an early dinner. I was there shortly after 5PM on a Monday, and was the only diner in the restaurant. Possibly because of that, I was neglected nearly the entire meal. Only Italian place I've ever eaten that didn't serve bread. Tried their tortellini with pancetta. Pancetta was fried to... More 

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Hinsdale, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

The restaraunt is large for North End so if you need to fit a group you could do it, the service was average when I went with multiple mistakes on orders. They were apologetic and fixed issues quickly but still mistakes. The food unfortunately was average, not bad, but with all the options you have in area, the food needs... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

weekend trip to boston , pre show meal-great wine, great service, great food-Sergio, our waiter could not have been better-the young lady that coserved, was also very helpful

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Wonderful crispy crusted bread. Olive oil for dipping could be tastier. Delicious eggplant parmesan but there is an additional charge for a side of pasta. Table of 4 by the window and everyone was pleased with their meal. Chicken marsala was excellent and that came with pasta. (Go figure).

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The menu is varied with a large selection of choices. There are many meat and seafood choices. The desserts are great especially the fresh filled cannoli table side! The waitstaff were very friendly and gave great service. A definite return!

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Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I try to dine here whenever I fly into Boston. This time I had 7 colleagues from around the world - and I wanted them to experience Great Italian dining. My guests from Chicago and Toronto thought they had had great Italian meals - but they admitted this was the best. One said: "this is so good, it almost brings... 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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