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Ristorante Villa Francesca

$$ - $$$
North End
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150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413 (Hanover Street)
(617) 367-2948
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Open 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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Bradford, Tennessee
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A group of 6 friends came here after a business meeting. The place was really crowded and the waiter couldn't get behind half of us. Everyone enjoyed their dinner except for one who ended up not being charged for her bad fish. We would certainly return if every back in this area.

1 Thank denisacate
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358 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a small restaurant with tables fairly close together, but it wasn't noisy (other than street noise). Service was friendly and very quick, and everyone enjoyed their dinner.

1 Thank MS06
Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were exploring the North End and decided to see what our 'refreshment' options were just off Hanover St. We stopped in are glad we did. We had special martini's--Lemon Drop, Expresso--their two most popular. We now know why! And our host/bartender was a delight. Ambiance was first rate.

Thank Michael6539
Canton, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Mrs Human Vern and I went to the North End looking for a new dining experience. We visited Vill Francesca for the first time and unfortunately, it will be our last time. The wait staff seemed to be non-plussed with our company and were indifferent during the whole meal. We had a fruit fly buzzing our table and the waiter... More 

Thank TheHumanVern
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We thought decor very nice. But did not like the food, Thought we would try a Italian resturant while visiting Boston but did not like the food here. Very pricey for what you get too. I would recomende Maggianos for Itlaian Food

Thank Linda S
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here on a Saturday while following the Freedom Trail in Boston. For us it was a good genuine Italian restaurant. Service was good and the food was excellent.

Thank Regular_Reader
Durham, North Carolina
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an average Italian restaurant in the wonderful North End of Boston. There are so many Italian restaurant options to choose from and most are pretty good. As I always suggest, get something you wouldn't cook at home. They will prepare anything you want even if it isn't on the menu. The service is really good. Best tip though... More 

Thank D V
Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't book in advance of our arrival for dinner and so we asked the concierge of our hotel to look for something in our time range. Villa Francesca in little Italy was available. Upon our arrival we were seating in a window seat that was a bit of a struggle to get into because the table's were so close... More 

Thank Mary K
Houston, Texas
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266 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really good Italian restaurant in the north end. I went with an old friend who has been there many times.. We got there around 6 pm or so on a Saturday night and were fortunate we could secure a table without a reservation. Later in the evening, that would not be possible. The restaurant has been around... More 

Thank Ciahasher
Shelbina, Missouri
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my birthday meal on our trip to Boston and was recommended by out tour driver. Chicken marsala was wonderful, tender, flavorful, delicious with very generous portions. Main disappointment was my husband ordering the meatballs then being informed they had no more and wouldn't for another hour or so. Have read some reviews about language barrier, and our waitress... More 

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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
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: (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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