I love the North End. You pretty much can’t go wrong anywhere in there for food. Villa Francesca was no exception. Great food. Good service. Fair pricing. Great location.
We had a very nice dinner for 6. Food was very good, and staff wad friendly.
There are so many good, little restaurants in the North End, it is really difficult to pick the "one". Considering it was Valentines Day, everything was smooth from the moment we walked in the door. We were seated right away. Our waitperson explained the set menu for the occasion as well as the regular menu. Drinks and delicious bread was served promptly while our order was taken.
I had the Cozze Alla Francesca, mussels. OMG! They were so good! My main was Fettuccine Calamari which was just OK. I did eat it all, but I was still dreaming about the mussels. My Valentine had Sogliola Alla Meditteranea, which was also delicious. Now the problem happened.
What do you want for dessert? If you want Tortino Di Choccolato Fondente you need to order it with your main. We didn't and the place was very busy. Our waitress checked the manager at our request to see if they would mind if we tied up the table. It was not a problem and 20 minutes later this awesome dessert arrived! It ended our evening perfectly!
One note is that they do validate parking at the Parcel 7 garage.
All in all, we are ready to go back! Is this the "one"?
We absolutely love Villa Francesca. It’s my favorite restaurant. The lobster raviolis are to die for. The fritti did mare is also excellent!
We were led to the basement and decided not to stay. Wasn’t a Valentine’s Day setting in our judgement .
There were tables on the main floor, but the hostess said they were “reserved”. Apparently, not for Open Table users.
Make sure you get seated downstairs or in the main room- we were by the bar and it was loud and cold! Amazing lobster ravioli and fresh cannoli. Great food. Just be prepared to take your time, as service is slow. This is restaurant that is worth the trip!
I couldn’t avast for a better meal or a better time or a better place the entire evening was fantastic
Overall, not a bad experience. I’ve been going for years and food is always consistently good.
Brought my parents to our favorite place before the celtics game - outstanding as always!
Really lovely people. Will come back next time I’m in Boston.
We ordered the veal parm. and couldn't find the veal...a tiny little piece covered in Mozz. !The extra large plate was bigger than the portion. Sauce was tasty and ziti was good. Bread was stale & it look moldy.
Loved the dessert, the "Cornet Suzie" was amazing....but with all the wonderful restaurants in Boston's North End I wish we found somewhere else to have dinner. The chicken breast was overcooked and couldn't be cut with a butter knife (they did remake the dish but of course one person is waiting as we are trying to eat a hot meal), and the mussels were so teeny and were starting to get a undesirable fishy smell. I'd go again for wine, cappuccino and dessert--because it is very cozy, but I wouldn't choose to eat dinner there again...
It was so amazing We love this restaurant and go here at least twice a month. It never disappoints us!
Excellent ambience on the lower level and very intimate settings.Food was really authentic and good.
Anniversary dinner of my wife beating breast cancer. The server was amazing, attentive and fun. The ambiance was perfect and the food was fabulous. Thank you villa Francesca