My picture along with Franco should be hanging on the ' wall of fame' along side the small bar area. I am ALWAYS seated at Table # 1 ! Always !
I have been frequenting this Restaurant for 25 years and there are Good reasons for it. Besides being of Sicilian Italian decent as is Franco .
CONSISTENCY in all areas! CONSISTENCY !
Fabulous service , fresh ingredients, delicious food, reasonable prices and ambience ! A good time had by All !
FABULOUS Personal touch service by Franco and the wait staff that are all efficient, helpful, friendly and professional. Franco actually roams the room and makes everyone feel right at home as well as orchestrates the upbeat proceedings. You ARE' his Familia' when there ! Really ! He is genuinely happy you are there ! He sings at your table ( has a Great voice) for Birthdays and Anniversaries as the lights are all dimmed down low and the focus is on the table that is celebrating the special event.
In addition, from time to time there is Antonio ( 80 something years old ) from Italy, that's strolls around with his accordion and sings authentic Italian songs to serenade you. He is a genuinely happy soul and adds to the authentic festivities ( tips appreciated).
Don't be surprised if Franco grabs your menus and just asks you what you want to eat and then "Will Cook it for YOU " .
My last visit I had the seafood Risotto cooked in parchment. Killer ! When I opened the parchment, the heavenly aromas overtook me, and I savored every bit with appreciation.
WHATEVER food you order should be wonderful. If its not to your liking Franco will correct it and make it right ! Yes...you can tell him Ric C said so....smile.
For the past 25 years ,' every time' I walk in this establishment Franco and I greet each other with a bear hug and kisses on both cheeks. Its what Sicilians do !
Yes, there are many fine, outstanding restaurants in Boston's Little Italy North End to choose from.
BUT my friends take it from me there is' ONLY ONE FRANCO GRACEFFA', happy Proprietor and Owner of Dolce Vita. The ' sweet life" ! The family atmosphere exists here.
When you go there to dine....tell Him Ric C from Connecticut sent you ! Perhaps he will show you our picture on the wall of Fame. Or I may see you there on my next visit !
Hey My friend Franco...How You DOIN ??
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