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Ristorante Villa Francesca

150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109 (North End)
(617) 367-2948
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Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: North End
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
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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Lynnfield
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hoping for a truly North End experience and was disappointed ! A cute little place with wonderful servers but I could have made the food at home . A bright side was the open air windows and the wine. We won't be back here but will try again in the North End!

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Gainesville, FL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have been to this restaurant several times while visiting family in Boston. Generous portions. Great flavors. I have very find memories of this place.

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Potomac Falls, VA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was really impressed with this restaurant. We were planning to go to another restaurant but did not want to wait 1 hour. We walked around the area and decided on this restaurant! They were able to accommodate my daughter who has extensive food allergies. The waitress was excellent! The food was great! Will go back again. Don't forget to... More

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This was suggested by our hotel. They made a reservation for our party of 4 and we arrived in a cab on time 30 mins later. The place had windows opened onto the street. We could smell the delicious garlic as we waited to get in. That turned out to be the best part of the evening. The young woman... More

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new york
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went the other night, typical small North End Restaurant. Sitting very close to your neighbor table. So close that you start taking to your neighbors. Food was great. We both had an app of lobster ravioli in a cream sauce mixed with dice shrimp and some type of wine. Then Frutti Di Mare Clams, Mussels. Calamari, fish and shrimp... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were in town for the day and went to the St. Agrippina's feast. Normally we like to get street food at the feasts, but it was almost 1:00 pm and none of it was really ready yet, so we stopped into Francesca's for lunch. It is a clean place, the servers are friendly, but there is nothing exciting about... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were looking for a good restaurant in the North End and stumbled upon this one. The atmosphere is charming, as we were seated by the open windows on a beautiful summer evening. The service was good and the waiter attentive. We found the food to be average, however, and the prices are too high for the quality being offered.

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Menomonee Falls, WI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had a wonderful dining experience at this restaurant. We started out at the bar and had cocktails from the friendly, expert bartender. Our table was right next to one of the open windows which offered great people watching. Our server was friendly and helpful. Dinner was excellent. We had pasta, fish, and beef dishes and all were nicely done.... More

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