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Villa Francesca, Boston, MA

Villa Francesca

4.3
4.3
1871 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
Ristorante Villa Francesca, in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, is the brain child of Guglielmo Ranauro. Through his desire for perfection and pure love of the Italian cuisine, Guglielmo created Villa Francesca over thirty years ago. He bestowed the name Francesca after his mother, never forgetting the love and wonderful food she always provided while growing up just across the street from the restaurant. Villa Francesca boasts over 160 wine selections, and has received the prestigious Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator awards since 2007. You've got to try the raw bar!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Contemporary European
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 367-2948
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Tomaso
  • Catering
    We provide a catering menu, please visit our website or call us for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Private rooms with seating from 25 to 40 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Tomas: (877) 635-9775
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Cross street
    Hanover Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Haymarket and Government Center--A quick walk up Hanover Street brings you to our step.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,871 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

1,842 Reviews
  1. Dylan

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Left due to service and unwillingness to adjust seating when some in the party were claustrophobic in the basement and there were many other seating options available.

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    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service—made our anniversary very special. At the table next to us was a couple that had been coming here for 40 years. That’s a strong testimony to the excellence of the food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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  3. kaybee

    Greater Boston

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal was delicious! My husband had the Pollo Abruzzese which he absolutely loved, and I had spaghetti and meatballs. I have to say, these meatballs were definitely one of the best ever. Our server was delightful and very attentive and sweet.

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    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very overrated! Service was extremely unpleasant! The server never introduced himself, water to the table took 10 minutes, wine was served in a glass with lipstick marks in it, server didn’t return till half way through meal asking if anyone wanted parm cheese. Food was moderate and overpriced. Six people, but no one finished there meal, because it was mediocre. And even with reservations wait to be seated was long, and doorman was rude.

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  5. JohnW

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with the Hendricks Swinger, and that was super refreshing, especially with the heat wave that Boston was having at the time. We both had the Caesar salad and they were enormous. I would suggest splitting one and then possibly an additional appetizer. The pasta was cooked nicely and mine was with artichokes. I would have enjoyed a little bit of crisp to the artichokes, but that is probably not what a traditional recipe calls for. Not sure After looking at the wine list, we opted not to have a bottle. The list is not extensive. Buon Appetito!

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    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant atmosphere was great, service top notch, food pretty good. The biggest issue was it was hot in the restaurant. They had the windows open but it was 90 degrees outside. I would try it again but only on a cooler day.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    terrible help. young kids as waiters and waitresses. Had no clue about the wine list. Was not able to even open the wine bottle. Gave us the specials before drink orders. Management is lacking

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance and food was amazing! Can't wait to go back.

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  9. JenniferP

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Great location! Would recommend if going to a show/game at TD Garden

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This place used to be excellent but I believe is now under new ownership. Would love to see the food and quality improve. Never had a mediocre meal at most places in the North End, but this was Bertuccis-level. Also, wine list declined but prices WAY out of control. Staff still friendly and attentive. So that’s good to see.

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FAQs

Villa Francesca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 367-2948.

Villa Francesca is rated 4.3 stars by 1871 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Villa Francesca

150 Richmond Street, Boston, MA 02109

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hanover Street
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Haymarket and Government Center--A quick walk up Hanover Street brings you to our step.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tomaso
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 367-2948
  • Catering
    We provide a catering menu, please visit our website or call us for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Private rooms with seating from 25 to 40 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Tomas: (877) 635-9775
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