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Ristorante Villa Francesca

150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
+1 617-367-2948
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good26%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Was here for dinner with two friends and had a great time and great meal. They were from San Francisco and Tampa and are foodies and enjoyed everything. The Caesar salads were excellent with just the right amount of dressing, cheese, and croutons. The Shrimp...More

Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The North End is just the place to eat if you love Italian cuisine. Villa Francesca has open air to the busy street and nice breeze. The ladies had the risotto special, my pal, the chicken carbonara and I had the eggplant and pasta dish....More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a last minute reservation on Open Table which was questioned at least 3 times at this restuarant, even after we were seated. I felt very uncomfortable, like they would have rather us left, even though we all ordered meals, drinks, etc. The food...More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner at Francesca. Fresh food and ingredients make for the best, and thats what it was.

Thank CheriG7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in as couldn't get a table anywhere else, huge mistake. My wife ordered a Mojito described as a classic we had to give it back it was poor at best. The toast with the bruschetta was so soaked in oil it was a mush....More

Thank ShuckersUk
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful family dinner at this great North End restaurant. Great fish & pasta in a great atmosphere.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Went for lunch and had a salad and a tomato, mozz, and prosciutto sandwich. The sandwich was good but toooo much bread.... all bread... needed a smaller roll... Salad was just okay... lacked much flavor... skimpy on the toppings if you ask me... Guess we...More

Thank barkonbutts
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice Italian restaurant in downtown Boston. The windows opened to let in air and sounds of the city. House bread was served as an appetizer. The ravioli was delicious. Parking is very limited.

Thank Madison P
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We were a large party(9) and were seated in the basement room with stone walls, which was surprising charming. One member of our group has a serious nut allergy and we inquired about bread crumbs; the waiter seemed uncaring and like we were putting him...More

Thank laurabaz44
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The concierge at our hotel made our reservation for this restaurant. It was excellent Italian food and the open-air seating was a great experience. We would eat here multiple times if we were staying longer. Walk just down the street to Mike's Pastries after dinner.

Thank HawkeyetheLawyer
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
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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