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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 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Bristol, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 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
Coventry, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

If you like good italian food then this is one of the better places in the Little Italy of Boston. the North End has hundreds of good place to eat and some bad ones as well. This is one of the better places. good Carbonara,veal,chicken dishes and pasta. the gravy is very good. staff is a bit stiff but are... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

We visit this restaurant again and again because our family loves it so much. We can't seem to get a better meal anywhere else in the north end. On this trip, we had frutta de mare, chicken Parmesan, fettuccine Alfredo and fish with tomatoes. All were outstanding! I had a glass of the Stemmari Pinot noir, a personal favorite. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Dropped in randomly while looking for an Italian place for lunch. So good we went back the next night for dinner. The caprese salad is excellent. Big slabs of fresh mozzarella with tomato and olive oil. Very tasty. I had the veal which was very good and my wife had carbonara. She liked it so much that we went back... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

How can any one mess up pasta? Find out at this place!! Stale bread! No refills on water! Parmesan??? You have to beg for it! Ciao Franncesca.... Never plan on seeing you again.

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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
$31 - $40
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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Staying in North End

Neighborhood 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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