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Ristorante Villa Francesca

North End
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150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109 (Hanover Street)
(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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Racine, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've reviewed theme parks and hotels, now let's try restaurants! My family, extended family, and I decided to go to Boston for vacation this summer, and this was one of the many good restaurants we ate at. I think in order to review a restaurant properly, I should list the chronological order of our experience. Let's begin! First of all,... More 

Thank TouristWorld12
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many of the reviews stated that service would be an issue but we had a great waiter who was very helpful in getting are daughter something not on the menu and quickly. He also came back multiple times to ensure she liked what we ordered. Food was good, wine was nice. If the weather is good make sure to ask... More 

Thank hellohello5
Plano, Texas
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good pasta , oysters and mussels but we did not order dessert no alcohol and the bill came out to $150. Got to take some home but still . Nice ambiance . Great service

Thank N5818UHjamesc
Howell, New Jersey
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to eat dinner in the North End after visiting historic sites. The food was excellent. The restaurant has a lot of atmosphere-very Italian. The pasta is homemade and the sauce delicious. If you are a wine expert, this is the place for you. The only complaint was about the service. The server never came back to the table... More 

Thank Frank E
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited northern quarter and this place was recommended by the concierge at the hotel. Could write a lot about our "experience" but really really disappointing would say it all from the service to the awful food.

Thank Chris G
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Villa Francesca offers good food consistently. Our table enjoyed the Chicken Parmesian, 2-Veal dishes, spagetti and clam sauce for our meals and great desserts. Our table was in front of on open window and the open air was great. Service was good.

Thank Catherine_F_63
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My husband and I had our first meal in Ristorante Villa Francesca on Memorial Day 2016. We were both pleasantly surprised. Everything was good, from the salad , the bread and made to order lasagna. Freshly made noodles. My husband had the Frutti Di Mare (Clams, mussels, calamari, fish and shrimp on a fri-deavlo sauce over spaghetti). He said he... More 

Thank Sheilah C
Jacksonville, Florida
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138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a selection from the $36.95 prix fixe seafood menu. Lobster ravioli and a sole entree were very good and properly served. Extensive wine list good value

Thank rowley32256
Sydney, NSW
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148 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We walked down Hanover Street (North Ends more fashionable street) and the lines were crazy long - an hour or more. Villa Francesca was just around the corner. It was great - no line, great service, good food and to be honest every bit as good as the more popular places in Hanover Street. Not cheap, two of us had... More 

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Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Went here on a Saturday evening. The service was very rushed - entree arrived just a few minutes after the appetizer. That said, appetizer was good and entrees good as well. I am petite and don't eat much and managed to finish my entire meal. I was relieved my husband wasn't along - he would have been hungry! That said,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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
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
    (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: (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.