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Ristorante Villa Francesca

150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
+1 617-367-2948
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here whilst walking the Freedom Trail during mid afternoon as a result it wasn't very busy. The service was excellent as was the food. We both opted for pasta dishes from the extensive list and were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the...More

Thank Tony_AG13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great! We came here to celebrate my mom's birthday. The staff made us feel welcome and the servers were friendly. Our waitress was very attentive as she arrived to the table let us know the specials and offer some water we told her...More

Thank katherine m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you walk in the ambiance is nice, they really play Italian music, and the menu has all the classic Italo-American dishes. But when we asked for the chicken parmigiana to come after our pasta dish, clearly the waitress did not listen or understand so...More

Thank Claudia F
Manage_Listing, Owner at Ristorante Villa Francesca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Claudia, I would like to address your review of my restaurant. First, my name is Tom and I am the owner of Villa Francesca. I was not in that evening and the person that you are referring to in your review is our maître...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointing meal out in Notrth End . Having been on the freedom trail we walked through this lively Italian quarter and wanted to go for a meal here during our stay. We arrived about 9.15pm and were greeted ( contradiction in terms) by a particularly...More

3  Thank Simondos1707
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal our first night here in Boston. We were pleased to meet a local couple who said it's one of their favorite Italian Restaurants in the North End and we see why!! The food was delicious and the service was great....More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I suspect if we hadn't had a really really good dinner in the North End the night before this review might be a little better. But the fact is, there are so many great places to dine within a few blocks of here, and we...More

Thank mcb58
Reviewed September 4, 2017

In the interest of full disclosure Villa Francesca was not my first (or 2nd or 3rd or even 4th ) choice. We came up to the North End figuring we'd find a place to eat not thinking that there'd be lines at just about every...More

Thank Stu S
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

The staff was good; all people from the welcome to the server, were friendly and efficient in the right amount ( not too much). The decoration is sweet; nice atmosphere ( tables a little bit too close but maybe it part of the charm). The...More

Thank Nati I
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Nice ambiance, good wait staff....too bad the food was very so-so. Not terrible just blah. Drinks were fine. I can make better pasta dishes and I'm no great cook.

Thank anniecat1242
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Great service and authentic Italian dishes at this charming restaurant! I had the spaghetti with clams in white sauce, and it was delicious! We had a basket of fresh bread with olive oil on the side with balsamic vinegar too. We sat at a nice...More

Thank Elaine S
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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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