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Ristorante Villa Francesca

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150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
+1 617-367-2948
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  • Average20%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

They treat you like family. The food is very good and the atmosphere is very comfortable. The lobster ravioli is one of the best in the city.

Thank LeonC32
Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Superb dinner! Great service. Table of 8, great servers! Food was delicious and the price for the quality of food was right on. A must visit if your visiting the North End.

Thank Fhall67
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Our party of 5 were seated immediately and drinks arrived in a timely manner. The ambience was half of the fun. Tiny establishment and full bar. Nobody was in a hurry, you were in for the night. Home made pasta dishes and friendly waitress. The...More

Thank lovesbabies
Reviewed October 11, 2015

What a great dinner! We made a reservation and were seated when we arrived. The restaurant is small and quaint. And a little on the romantic side. Our server was very nice. She brought out bread and olive oil before our meals came out. I...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed September 27, 2015

We really, really enjoyed this meal. We had just flown into boston from London and were incredibly jet lagged and this was just what we needed. Portions are absolutely (and quite unnecessarily) huge. I had the fruitti di mare linguine which was delicious, as well...More

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed September 23, 2015

We headed off to Neptune (yes, the Boston favorite for its oysters) but like others, we didn't want to endure the 1 hour wait. They don't take reservations, and the place is like a shoe box! The concierge at our hotel recommended Restorante Villa Francesca...More

Thank GentlemenTravelers
Reviewed September 19, 2015

Great quaint Italian eatery. Have visited many times while visiting Boston. Always great food.In the North End.

Reviewed September 10, 2015

We absolutely loved this restaurant. We arrived at 4:15 in the afternoon and were given the choice of the dinner menu or the lunch menu. We chose lunch. We had fried mozzarella for and appetizer and chicken parm for our entree. Both were absolutely delicious....More

Thank Renee S
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Service was good,food was average,ambiance was special,but im sure if we looked a little further we would of found something better.The 3 course meal was the best deal

Thank Donna P
Reviewed September 7, 2015

The pasta dishes were very good as were the oysters. We dined downstairs, which at first we thought was a basement. However, it was nice due to the exposed brick and stone walls,

Thank MitchellW102
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
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, 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: +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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