Friday- Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
Food was okay - not bad but not good. In a neighborhood with so many really good Italian restaurants, this was a surprise.
Our server was sweet, but not efficient - had to ask for bread, mixed up our order twice, didn’t have recommendations re the menu.
It was a disappointment.
This place was awesome. It came highly recommended, and definitely lived up to expectation. Try the lobster ravioli it was wonderful!
Good food ( not great ) but well worth stopping by.. the mixed antipasta was the highlight as were the every helpful and lovely staff..
Great value compared to the price gouging that does go on in Little Italy at the north end.
Outstanding food and service!
We are I’ll be back again for sure
Did not enjoy our meal .... had high expectations for the north end but this place certainly did not deliver on taste or service.... still waiting for a few glasses of wine that never arrived
But a beautiful atmosphere
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Villa Francesca. It is very quaint and romantic but the tables are soooo close together. The service was great but the food was just okay.
would have been a five all around but heard twice while we sat that orders were really screwed up....will go again
Great food and service. Nice friendly staff accommodated seating location request.
Our server didn't speak English well and it was hard to communicate. Took a while to get our first cocktail. The food was outstanding though
We loved the atmosphere but my food was lousy. I picked the wrong thing I guess :/
We came back after almost 20 years only to be seated in the c
Never fails. Good drinks, good food, and good atmosphere!
Terrible food. Been there a bunch of times and it’s never been bad like this.
This was restaurant was recommended by friends on our visit to Boston.
Fun old Italian place with great food. You have to try the lobster diablo with a full lobster and even pasta.
Not cheap but well worth the effort and right in the heat or the north end, Italian district.
Love to go to North End, but it is hard to get a table to accommodate a larger group. Villa Francesca was able to seat 7 of us for a family bday dinner! Great food and chocolate fountain cake is a must!
I specifically called the restaurant and spoke to the manager on Saturday regarding reservations. Stating that I was handicapped and recently had back surgery and would require parking prior to making the reservation. They assured me I would have parking. Parking was not available upon arrival or at any of their affiliated valets.
There was an up charge at an affiliated valet a bit of a distance away from the restaurant costing $50.00
I spoke with the manager directly about it
And his affect was flat
he was more interested in eating his plate of pasta at the bar and made no effort to compensate me for the difference in valet charges or even acknowledge that it was a problem for handicap person
Not even an apology
Went for restaurant week, it was very slow service, took 45 minutes to get bread and almost an hour to get appetizers. The AC was not on in the restaurant and the fans were turned off, it was very hot in there. Food was decent, probably would have liked it more had it not taken so long
This restaurant Was highly recommended for its food. And the food was very good but not good enough to overcome the horrible service and the mistakes the kitchen and the waitress made in serving us.
If you are looking for authentic Italian cuisine this is the place to go. Their reputation and years in service speak volumes.
Always a favorite in the North End. Been coming here since 1984. Authentic.
Amazing as always! I've been going there for years, and it never disappoints.
We had a fantastic time at Villa Fransesca! Large table of 13, including rambunctious little ones and they handled us great! Food was outstanding, drinks were tasty, and overall experience was phenomenal! Thank you!!
Fantastic, great options and top notch service... it’s in the north end, can’t get any better than that!
food was ok not great, I had steak which was not cooked the way I liked it. Service was excellent , a little disappointed in the meal overall
Food was good but overall service was very slow and lacking. Was there for over 2hrs for a lunch meal waiting for meals.
Restaurant opens at noon but they are not prepared to serve anyone at that time
15-20 for bread to be brought to table. Appetizers took 35-40 minutes an food wasn’t served until an half hour after appetizers already long gone. It shouldn’t take take long in between
Bathroom also broke (toilet didn’t flush)well there informed server and realized she didn’t understand us because she sent someone else over to ask what we wanted
Food eas just pkay. Had veal and they used canned ives- disappointing. It was 85 degrees and they turned the fan off with windows open. Service was okay, sometimes attentive, sometimes not. Italian restaurant with a spanish waiter-seemed strange.
Went for lunch during Boston Restaurant Week. The food was so delicious -- best meal we have had in a long time. Will definitely go back!
Went on a Monday night and it's a nice place to go when it's not summer as they leave windows open. Did have to ask the waiter 3 times for water when we sat down and also a couple times for our check and more water so the service is enough to not go back. The food is mediocre. Had the lobster ravioli, mussels, and seafood pasta which was ok but lacked flavor.
Waiter was terrible, other waitstaff stepped up to help
Food is always good but my reservation was given to another Patrick so they stuck me at a table under a dripping AC unit next to the server station, kitchen and to top it off... bathrooms. Terrible experience minus the food.
They sat us at a table in the basement by a service door. It was horrific. Made for a very unfortunate experience, especially since upstairs is so cute.
Waited a very long time to get seated despite having a reservation. Server was not very friendly. Had to ask for items a couple times before receiving. They were out of Prosecco and had no alternatives to offer. Food was bland and lacked flavor for all 7 of us having a different dish none were rated as “great”. Overall we were disappointed and won’t be going back.
Food was great so was the service... noting on the menu you want tell them and they will fix what you would like
We enjoyed everything about this place. Amazing food.
Always a fantastic meal. My go to place when I’m in Boston. Food is fantastic.
Lovely restaurant. Had a quiet table near the window. Service was excellent. Loved the lobster ravioli. Saw other reviews that said food had no taste. I found it very flavorful without being overly salty. Only disapointment was the three-course seafood special cannoli was tiny and not the regular size.
Very good Southern Italian style food...authentic ingredients...great server. Large portions...good value. The one negative...and it's a big one in my estimation...is the man at the door...maitre d'? Owner? He is Spanish-speaking. He had a really bad attitude. He didn't realize I understand Spanish and overheard him trying to deny our reservation when we presented ourselves 10 minutes early. The young woman taking names of walk-ins had to argue with him to get us seated. Our table was ready at 7:25 and he told me he wouldn't seat us until 7:30 exactly. Petty!
The dishes had great flavor. I used my spinach to soak up all the leftover sauce from the veal francesca because the sauce was so delicious.
The host was very accomodating as we added a fifth and it did not show on the reservation. We were celebrating my daughters 20th birthday and the table by the window was lovely - we had a wonderful time and our waitress was fabulous!