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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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Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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150 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1413
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of dinning at several North End Italian eateries. This one was my favorite. Delicious! I highly recommend the Melanzane Rollatini and Tiramisu. The prices were very reasonable too.

Thank Gregg Lea R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited this restaurant on a couple of occasions and we had a very good experiences so we decided to give it another try. Although it can be a bit pricey we've always had very good meals at this restaurant. The portions are large and...More

Thank kp2426
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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 24 May 2017 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
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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