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Dinner was excellent. Highly recommend. Service was very good and dinner was great.
Wife and I needed a date desperately and this place seemed like the perfect place to go.
Typically this is one of our go to places but on this visit, our server was not very attentive. He did not come to our table to check on us. We saw him standing by the kitchen window a lot. The food was not very good. My husband had spaghetti with a meatball and sausage with a red sauce. After taking our order the waiter came back to confirm whether he said bolognese or meatball/sausage. My husband confirmed no bolognese. When his dinner came, There was not much sauce and the sausage was bland. I have a veal dish - the veal was over done and tough. When the bill came, there was a n additional $9 charge for bolognese which was confirmed he did not order at the time of order. He had made a reservation through Open Table and states he was celebrating my birthday but there was no mention at all. This experience left us saying - well there are a lot of places in the North End for us to try...
Very nice, perfect Italian food
One of my very favorite restaurants. ALWAYS a joy to visit here. Food and wine are always top notch. Service is superb. Never a disappointment in any regard.
Strongly recommend dining here.
I have been recommending this restaurant because of the excellent food, service and ambiance. I am extremely satisfied with the care that we received during our visit.
Very Cozy atmosphere with tasty Italian food at a good price for the North End.
Like many other North End restaurants, Villa Francesca has 2nd/underground level. We were seated down there. Unfortunately, there was a large group also seated there and it was very loud (the walls are stone). I feel like we should have been warned. The service was a bit slow (which I can forgive because it was New Year's Eve) and when we ordered (an app and entree), they came out basically on top of each other. We had just finished our app when the entree appeared. It felt like we were being rushed out. Food was good but not "knock your socks off" good. My husband ordered the Veal Valdostano. It didn't come with pasta so he ordered a side. We were surprised that the side of ziti cost $7.50. Seems a bit overpriced for a side that should have come with the dish to begin with. With so many other great restaurants in the North End, I won't be in a hurry to return.
One of my favorite North End restaurants. Menu is superb! It was a little noisy with a large group party nearby, but still a wonderful dining night.
Villa Francesca never disappoints. The food is consistently excellent, ambiance first rate and service is top-notch!
We were a bit disappointed overall.
Bartender was slow...manager not very welcoming. Waiter appeared to be new at his job although friendly.
Excellent food. Lunch w family, other families in there enjoying too.
Unfortunately we had a Christmas Eve reservation and the folks at the table we were to go to still hadn’t vacated the table 40 min after our reservation time. I believe when a restaurant actually accepts reservations the time should be capped at 2-2.25 hrs to allow the others that reserved time for their dinners. I have been to restaurants in the past that have reminded us that time to wrap it up as folks were waiting. They didn’t want to do that.
Great as always.
We arrived about 45 minutes early for our reseveration and were seated immediately but it was at a terrible table right outside of the men's bathroom. We asked if we waited for our reservation time, could we have a better table and were told that we could. We sat at the bar to wait and were then seated at a much more acceptable table at our reservation time. Our server was extremely friendly and attentive. All in all it was a good experience and the food was delicious.
We had a wonderful time as always at this great North End Italian restaurant. We love coming to Villa Francesca and encourage all to enjoy this great place. The lobster ravioli is outstanding and our favorite.
We had a party of 12 and everything was awesome. Multiple varieties of dishes and everyone loved the food. Great place.
Aleay S wonderful. Amazing Italian specialties. Great atmosphere.
Best veal dish ever! Cozy, comfortable, friendly. My limencello martini was also wonderful. Thanks for a great night.
A lovely time was had by all during this absolutely Fantastic meal. ‘Twas a lovely experience end to end. Would absolutely recommend!
It took a long time to receive any attention from the staff. The bread was cold, not room temperature, but freezing cold. The meals were just okay, not what I expected from a former favorite restaurant in the North End of Boston.
Overall the 4 of us had a very good experience and the food was excellent!
Food was very good but the service was not. Never seen a more unfriendly staff. From the person that sat us to the person that waited on us.
We had a reservation at 6:30 and they gave us a seat at 7:20 pm but the worst was the owner attitude, he wasn’t nice he was crude to us and also to his workers, he was offensive and prepotent to us and to them. I wouldn’t recomend a place in wich the owner gives bad treatment to his own people.
I would rate Villa Francesca higher except for their blatantly ignoring a challenge to two glasses of wine we were charged for but which we did not order nor consume. Repeated emails with copies of the receipt, followed up by a phone call (voicemail) have not earned a reply of any kind. So if you choose to go, just check the bill more closely than I did before you sign it :-). The downstairs seating is a perfect spot, and the food really was excellent.
We have eaten at Villa Francesca quite a bit. For the first time the meal i had (I asked for fettuccine with white cream sauce and shrimp) was frankly, poor. It was not white cream sauce and the shrimp tasted bland. I did not complain at the time since we sadly, were rushing. One of the other guests had a pasta dish and told me later it was undercooked. Quite disappointing. Gerald Jones. Hingham.
They are one of the few North End restaurants that have stayed true to the local traditions. Excellent food, a willingness to satisfy the customers whims with good value for you buck
Always love Villa Francesca. Have been coming here for many years. A definite go-to in Boston.
They had hard rock music blasting. It was awful an way to loud. It ruined a nice meal. Left with a headache an it was a poor choice of music
The Food was very good and the wait staff was attentive. The Maitre D was not very friendly and did not honor my reservation. I was 15 minutes early for a reservation and wasn't seated until 45 minutes after my reservation. He took others who did not have a reservation before me and constantly was asking who I was. Very unorganized. Thank goodness the food redeemed itself or I would never recommend this establishment.
Very good food, they have traditional items not on menu they will make for you.
Great North End restaurant. Classic Italian. Food wonderfully prepared. Would do it again and again
We had an event here and everything was perfect - food, service, atmosphere.
Great service, great food. First snow of the season made it that much better.
Other than out waiter trying to pick up my 17 year old daughter, everything was great.
Food was outstanding! Dining room is very tight, didn’t like our table location felt like it was just an extra table stuck at the end for more seating. Service was very good.
Our visit to Villa Francesca was a wonderful experience! We are looking forward to our next visit there. The food, service, and ambiance is outstanding! I highly recommend this place for a fabulous dining experience.
Group of 8. Waited 30 minutes to sit with a reservation. Busy Saturday night so understand. Food was good, not great.
This restaurant has always been a favorite of mine. I had not been to Boston in 10 years. Before that I ate at this restaurant at least 5 times a year. I missed the broccoli and veal dish, though the veal is the best anywhere.
They also have dishes not on the menu.