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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%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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Closes in 11 min
12:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
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Reviewed August 24, 2015

A packed restaurant but with tables on top of one another. Overworked staff with an unpleasant supervisor. A hard sell on extras - bottled water, salad, dessert, coffee. Food just about OK. Our mistake. Do the research in advance. We had a great experience in...More

1  Thank emptyhead
Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

They convinced us that "restaurAnt week was a good deal. Do you think this appetizer with 3 small shrimp is what they serve normally? I hope not!

Thank Gardengrl3
Reviewed August 22, 2015

There are hundreds of restaurants in the "Little Italy" section of Boston. WHY did our hotel recommend this one? We made a reservation for 8 and when we arrived, our table was ready (good start). After being seated (each man and wife facing), we asked...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went during restaurant week and had the three course meal- which was great value for the money. Took forever after we were seated for a waitress to appear to take our drink orders. Then forever to get our drinks, then another wait to order...More

1  Thank jcmallard1
Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We were excited to have been told at our hotel that this was the place to go. They made reservations. True Italian decor. We were seated in the basement. Very crowded area. The service was very poor. Slow and disappointing. We were not told that...More

1  Thank pecg
Reviewed August 10, 2015

We wanted to have dinner in the North End when we visited Boston, so we wandered around until we found this place. The prices on the menu were reasonable compared to other restaurants in the area. We met some people coming out who said it...More

Thank Wildwoodatheart
Reviewed August 9, 2015

3 of us had early dinner today @ Villa Francesca in Boston's North End. Having visited this area many times, we decided to try it for the 1st time. We all were glad we did! Service from our waiter was good and attentive, but the...More

Thank JADJR1163
Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

It's been years since I visited Francesca's. I was in town overnight for an early morning meeting and I wanted something good to eat. Well I almost settled for a local sea food bar instead I walked over to the North End and made my...More

Thank 4theJ
Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had reservations, but still waited close to 1/2 hour. Server had very little knowledge about menu, didn't know market price of one main menu item. Tomato salad, ordered in mid-July, was under-ripe, tomatoes so hard you needed a knife. Understandable in mid-winter, but in the...More

1  Thank BayShoreTraveler
Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went here with a group of friends. It was a saturday night but was early and they took us anyhow and put us in the wine celler. Very nice on a hot day. Seafood risoto was great with plenty of fresh mussels. Red house wine...More

1  Thank Jake_MA_11
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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
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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