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ANTIPASTI‎
Eggplant, Tomato and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
$5.95
Bruschetta
Tomatoes, garlic, onions, basil and olive oil
$4.95
Garlic Bread
$3.95
Melanzane Rollatini
Eggplant rolle with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese, topped with marinara sauce
$9.95
Gamberi Scampi
Shrimp sauteed in butter, garlic and white wine
$14.95
Mozzarella in Carrozza
Mozzarella slices sauteed in white wine or marinara sauce - anchovies optional
$9.95
Pepata Di Vongole
Clams sauteed with garlic and Italian spices in white wine sauce or Pomodoro sauce
Cozze Alla Francesca 9.95
Steamed mussels with garlic and Italian spices in white wine sauce or pomodoro sauce
$10.95
Calamari Al Guazzetto
Sauteed with fresh tomato, garlic and Italian spices
$10.95
ZUPPE‎
Soup of the Day
$5.95
INSALATE‎
Insalata Francesca
Francesca’s style mixed salad
$6.95
Insalata Di Pomodoro
Fresh tomato salad
$5.95
Caprese
Fresh mozzarella and tomato salad
$9.95
Caesar Salad
$7.95
PANINI‎
All Francesca’s sandwiches are served with roasted potatoes
Baguette, Fresh Mozzarella
Fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil in baguette
$10.95
Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella
Prosciutto with slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil in baguette
$12.95
Italian Tonno
The very finest tuna imported from Italy along with our famous olive salad
$13.95
PASTA‎
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Garlic sauteed with olive oil over spaghetti
$9.95
Spaghetti Carbonara
Cream, bacon and egg yokes, tossed with Parmigiana and Romano cheeses with fresh parsley
$13.95
Ravioli Burro E Salvia
Ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta cheese prepared in a butter and sage sauce.
$9.95
Fettucine Ai Carciofi
Homemade fresh fettucine sauteed with artichokes in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and a touch of chili.
$14.95
Fettucine Calamari
Squid sauteed with fresh tomatoes, garlic and Italian spices
$14.95
Penne Alla Norma
Eggplant, ricotta cheese and tomato sauce blended together with penne pasta
$10.95
Spaghetti Al Pesto Genovese
Spaghetti, pesto, freshbasil, olive oil, pine nuts, parmigiana and Romano pecorino cheeses
$9.95
Spaghetti con Polpotte
Fresh homemade meatballs served over spaghetti pasta, topped with marinara sauce
$14.95
Pasta Puttanesca
Extra virgin olive oil, garlic, fresh tomato, diced black olives, capers, anchovies and a touch of chili over pasta
$10.95
Spaghetti Pomodoro
Tomato sauce with fresh basil
$9.95
CARNE‎
Choice of vitello 16.95 or pollo 15.95 all carne served with a side of pasta.
Marsala
Sauteed with marsala wine, mushrooms and ham
vitello $16.95
pollo $15.95
Cacciatore
Old favorite combinations, mushrooms and tomato.
vitello $16.95
pollo $15.95
Pizziola
A blend of fresh tomato, garlic and oregano.
vitello $16.95
pollo $15.95
Francesse
Sautéed in butter, lemon, white wine and topped with mozzarella cheese.
vitello $16.95
pollo $15.95
Francesca
Sautéed in white wine with fresh mushrooms, olives, artichoke hearts and anchovies (optional).
vitello $16.95
pollo $15.95
Parmigiana
Breaded cutlet in Pomodoro sauce topped with mozzarella cheese.
vitello $16.95
pollo $15.95
Michelangelo
Prepared with mushrooms and ham in a tomato and cream sauce
vitello $16.95
pollo $15.95
PESCE‎
Sogliola Alla Mediterranea
Fillet of sole prepared with extra virgin olive oil, a touch of butter, lots of fresh basil and a sprinkle of fresh tomato. Served with roasted potato and vegetables.
$17.95
Gamberi Scampi
Shrimp sauteed in garlic butter and white wine sauce over spaghetti.
$18.95
Frutti Di Mare
Clams, mussels, calamari, fish and shrimp on a Fra Diavlo sauce over spaghetti
$20.95
Fettuccine Con Gamberi
Homemade fresh fettuccine with shrimp in a fresh tomato, basil and cream sauce
$19.95
DOLCE‎
Cannoli
$6.95
Caramel Custard
$5.50
Homemade Cheesecake
With whipped cream and strawberries.
$6.95
Tiramisu
$6.95
Vanilla Gelato
$4.50
Affogato
Vanilla ice cream drowned in espresso coffee
$7.95
Orange Sorbet
$7.95
Lemon Sorbet
$7.95
INTERNATIONAL COFFEES‎
Italian
Sambuca or amaretto
$9.95
Irish
Bailey’s
$9.95
Mexican
Kahlua
$9.95
Jamaican
Tia Maria
$9.95
Nutty Irishman
Frangelico and Bailey’s
$9.95
French
Grand‎ Marnier
$9.95
Espresso
$3.95
Cappuccino
$4.95
Mocha
$4.95
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

I was there last night. I am warning you to stay away from this place. Trust me, I am a city of Boston born and raised guy who knows restaurants. ONLY reason why this place is open is because of tourists who don't know and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

I dined at Villa Francesca last week and had the best Veal Parmigiana i have ever had! they make their own pasta too. Very good wine list and their bruschetta is fantastic. My friend had their amazing Lobster Fra Diavolo. It is on a huge...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2019

I went to this restaurant last night for my daughter’s 16th birthday. The service was shockingly poor. At the end they were supposed to bring her a desert with a candle. It never came so I went to the manager. He said that they were...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019

I always worry when you ask the bartender in an"authentic" Italian restaurant and they have never heard of crema di limoncello. What my experience has been is the restaurant is usually OK but I have had better Italian food. That's what we got, the food...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

I ate here in August with my family on a trip over from the UK. It was the first place we ate on holiday and was at the recommendation of our hotel. The food was decent, nice ambience and good staff. However, I found the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019

I had the special mushroom and sun-dried tomatoes prepared in the cheese wheel, my husband had the veal Francesca, salad, pasta Alfredo, and dessert--only complaint was it was too much food! absolutely delicious and our servers, Brayan and Denise were so attentive and professional--it's out...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

We had lunch in here at it was vert good meal. It was not nice and appropriate to listen a guy (maybe the manager) complaining about employees being sick and saying bad word in high tone in front of employees and costumers, all what he...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

Happy Place for family and friends. Good Food, Fine Wine and Attentive Staff. On a busy Saturday night with a large table of 10, everything went according to plan. Too many restaurants can't pull that off anymore. That's when you don't experiment with a new...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

Located just off Hanover Street, this authentic Italian restaurant is worthy of a dinner if you are in the North End. Very busy place slightly kinetic at the entry. Very little waiting room in the bar. We had a reservation at 7 PM but so...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2019

My family and I stopped here for lunch and it was a pleasant time. The location was convenient. We got a very nice table just in the big window in the front of the restaurant. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was better...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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