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Ristorante Villa Francesca

150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
+1 617-367-2948
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“calamari” (27 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here several years ago and decided to try it again. It seemed as if it was the waiter's first day as he was unfamiliar with the menu. While other waiters brought water and bread and made suggestions he did not. I asked for...More

Thank howards736
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Italian food. The shrimp was fresh and plentiful along with a delicious sauce in the fettuccine that I wish I could have again. Truly Italian servers and staff. Lovely atmosphere.

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the good, they were really nice about adding two more people to our table after we had been seated. We all had a good time because the group is hilarious. This was our one dinner, all together, while in Boston for a wedding. Wow,...More

1  Thank KathyJoAU
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was raised in an Italian family that new how to cook. This restaurant is as close to my 100% Italian grandmothers meatballs and red sauce as I have found. Ate lunch there with my wife and was blown away by the food and price...More

Thank Donald B
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Went to the restaurant to have a ladies lunch with my daughter. Enjoyed a Cesar salad and bruschetta as appetizer and then came the pasta. Yummy pasta and thoroughly enjoyed it. Got some extra bread to soak up all of the sauce

Thank Patti C
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic service!! Bartender was very pleasant. Food was so fresh and came out quickly. The sautéed calamari were tender and yummy. Meatballs were good. Sauce a bit salty for my taste but good. Excellent sangria

Thank roxyrockette
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Authentic iItalian food in the heart of little Italy. Small restaurant with open to sidewalk seating. White table cloth restaurant with excellent food and quick service. Quaint, romantic setting. Definitely can recommend this restaurant.

Thank lovethesnow11
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Chose this restaurant in Little Italy after checking out other nearby places. I ordered the Frutti di Mare and it was wonderful. Nice atmosphere and reasonable prices.

Thank maryannk877
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Went to this restaurant with a group of people only because it was the only one we could get into on short notice - or so we thought. This is a typical tourist trap restaurant. First off, this place seated us a good 30-60 minutes...More

2  Thank Brett F
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to eat in the Italian district but hadn’t booked anywhere before hand. Many of the restaurants don’t take bookings anyway - as the one we had decided to go for didn’t take bookings we queued but eventually gave up. Having then tried 6...More

Thank Kingfisher1807
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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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