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Ristorante Villa Francesca

150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
+1 617-367-2948
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was skeptical about dining in this place -- there was no line, and it was not listed in the highest rated... but the Saturday of memorial day weekend, for dinner, when ALL of the ones where I wanted to go were sold out for...More

1  Thank silvia_globetrotter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined in a large family group in this charming north end restaurant in one of their semi private basement rooms. It was lovely. The wait staff was very attentive and the beverages and anti-pasta were fabulous. I highly recommend the lobster ravioli. All of...More

1  Thank Julie F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came into this restaurant because it was highly suggested by locals, and this spot did not disappoint! The dining room was romantic, and the whole place was so immaculately clean and polished! We had ordered a new Barolo they offered off...More

1  Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most authentic places and pleasing to the eye as far a nostalgic old Italy decor. From the white linen table cloths to the big open windows with beautiful flowers, you will fall in love from the street view alone. I...More

Thank Tomas S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

If you read the title of the review I think it summarizes my experience quite accurately. I went there for dinner because the place looks cozy and romantic from the outside. Unfortunately, it's just that. This restaurant is overpriced, food was just a regular meal...More

Thank Fernando G
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A brief report- It was a gorgeous warm day Saturday- We took a drive to the Northend. We visit numerous times a year. After much walking and going to Haymarket Square we were in need of lunch but wanted to try someplace we hadn't been...More

Thank kbear4
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Had dinner reservation done by hotel concierge as we requested traditional north end Italian restaurant Kudos to our waitress as she went the xtra mile to please us in any way or manner 👍🏻 Not impressed with menu as it is lacking most basic Italian...More

Thank 56Jun
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We make the hour drive from NH 4-5 times a years to dine in the North End. Villa Francesca has the feel of many places we have been to in Italy. The service is always accommodating, even when we have a special request. The food...More

Thank carly03049
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Had dinner there during a recent trip to Boston. Definitely a "must visit" restaurant just off Hanover St. in the North End. Very good food and service - and an outstanding dessert menu.

Thank Woody M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Our concierge recommended this restaurant. Located in Little Italy. The first thing we were told - nit everything is on the menu - we ordered off the menu, so don't be put off by the limited choice on the menu! Food portions are huge, well...More

Thank Yuk-Lam
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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