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The food was just not of quality and expensive, very dissappointing
I give the apologies for my guest list arrived late, but I feel very dissatisfied and disappointed how the manager can’t manage the situation about a mistake in the check. He should control his stress and listen the customers.
We were a bit disappointed, It was fairly loud, the red wine list was not extensive which was very unexpected. I tried the dinner special, and it was nothing as described. It was supposed to be sundried tomatoes, mushroom's, and another veg (can't remember) in a light cream sauce. I was served basically fettuccini alfredo. Much to heavy.. The bread was store bought Italian bread... At least my boyfriend's meal was fair. No dessert after a heavy dinner.... We won't give it another try, to many other places around.
Amazing dinner temp dropped outside so glad we got to eat inside
The bruschetta appetizer was excellent. I don't remember what the dish was called but I had penne pasta with bacon, broccoli rabe, and peas in a cream sauce that was amazing.
I was impressed by the social distancing measures taken - thank you for making me and my family feel safe during these unprecedented times. However, food was bland and service left something to be desired. FYI - There is NO valet service - the valet area was being used for outdoor tables, as the host not so kindly informed me upon arrival.
Emily our server was excellent, sitting outside on street detracts from ambience
The food and wine were fabulous. We enjoyed the fall outdoor dining as well!
This old school North End staple serves very standard Italian American fare. The quality is good but the imagination is low. While the current times are certainly not normal, their management of reservations was poor, with a 20 minute delay in being seated. Not a bad value but there are many better options in this neighborhood.
Wonderful experience. The vibe is ambient, quiet to moderate noise and the waitress was pleasant. Food was delicious and they had all of the staff sing happy birthday when I requested for there to be a candle on the cheesecake for the birthday girl. I can’t wait to dine there again.
Villa Francesca lived up to its reputation of excellent food and outstanding service in the face of this pandemic. They were able to accomplish this filling pandemic guidelines and the use of outdoor seating. Our waitress Eliana provide exquisite service.
we were SOOO dissappointed in our experience. This is OUR restaurant for the last thirty years of our marraige. We have since moved across the country, but the California fires forced us east and we came to lick our wounds at our favorite spot. The servers of old, who took pride in their restaurant and their menu have been replaced with people who seem to have just been thrown an apron and asked to pitch in. it took three asks for everything, my 29.00 entree had CANNED mushrooms, seriously? I asked her to write down name of the wine I enjoyed or tell me what it was and she said "oh i don't know, something with a skeleton on it.? I know in this pandemic these are small problems, but when even going out is a risk, it's a drag when it's not worth it.
The dinner was amazing. The service was also really great.
I've been here many times and I've never been disappointed.
We went to Villa Francesca to have a nice lunch after taking the boat to Boston. It was the first time we had eaten in Boston since COVID-19. We had six of us and we had an incredible table the felt like we were per se outside because the whole window was open and gave us fresh air but also gave us the coziness of inside. The food was delicious, and there were one dollar oysters so we ordered 3 dozen! My minestrone soup was the best I’ve ever had and everyone loved their meals. The pasta puttanesca was a bit spicy but delicious. Wonderful experience.
My favorite North End restaurant!
I enjoyed an excellent piece of swordfish. My husband said his veal was mediocre and tasteless. Unfortunately, there were no garnishments, no "extras", no greens or rice or anything else on either plate. For the price of each "entree" at $30, we expected a side or salad with dinner. If we hadn't ordered the appetizer of portobello mushrooms (there were only 2 mushrooms on that plate, one for each of us, and quite expensive $15), we would have been starving at the end of the meal. The atmosphere was excellent, but it was a very disappointing meal overall.
We celebrated my friends birthday. The food was delicious and ambiance lovely.
Amazing atmosphere. Loved the calamari, penne and espresso martinis.
Great food and service. Love the ambience. Have gone there many times and I always go back.
This was the worst restaurant I’ve been in the north end. Overpriced for the amount and quality of food. We waited 1:40 h for the main dish from time of arrival. Hope they change their way as the environment is so nice.
The food was good, we were very well attended and the place is super cozy. Highly recommendation.
Very nice meal, was not rushed, and server was excellent.
Great ambience sitting in window space with windows open. Good food and service
The menu seemed rather limited as compared to previous visits. Good accommodations for outdoor and window side seating. Service was not up to par as compared to previous experiences. Still, the food was good and I will dine at Villa Francesca again in the future.
Food and Drink were excellent!
Second visit in less than a week. Brought friends back this time because I knew how good it would be! Amazing food. Excellent waitstaff. Aloe!!!!
Food was delicious! And the staff was very friendly!
Very small location and I needed to ask to be seated because no one greeted me while servers were looking at me and did nothing. Food didn’t have much flavor, very bland. Server packed up to leave and was walking out as the check was dropped and the restaurant was not closing and had many other guests. I assumed we were passed on to another server without being told. Not recommendable.
Great atmosphere sitting outside. Loved the dollar oysters!! We came for the oysters and eat an entire meal which was amazing
12 year wedding anniversary dinner was amazing
It is Dine out Boston so you do expect it to take a little longer than usual along with Covid
With that being said this was always one of my favorite restaurants
Well our waiter took 20 minutes to get us water another 20 minutes for bread and 10 more for cocktails. If that wasn’t bad enough we got our appetizers then waited 40 minutes for our dinner minus my sides which came 30 minutes after my dinner. I asked for them 3 times. By the time they came I was done. When I brought it up he said sorry and walked away. When he asked how I wanted my Cannoli served I said just powdered sugar no nuts no chocolate chips but when I got it it also had chocolate chips on it. Never saw him again till he just dropped off check and left
I can’t stress how horrible he was as a waiter Never offered to do anything
Had the 3 course pre-fixe dinner on a friday night and it was very affordable for two people. The food was fresh and the staff was kind and attentive. Drinks were kinda pricey and not that strong, a very basic cocktail menu. The wine is what they specialize in.
Absolutely wonderful. Best restaurant in the North End!
This is literally my favorite restaurant in the northend service was fabulous the food was amazing
Street dining was great except for the load motorcycles that kept passing by
Everything was wonderful!!
Atmosphere was beautiful, food was a little watery, and bread wasn’t fresh. I was surprised I couldn’t get Romano cheese on the side at an Italian restaurant. Music was Pandora, with commercials:/
Villa Francesca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 367-2948.
Villa Francesca is rated 4.4 stars by 1311 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.