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Villa Francesca, Boston, MA

Villa Francesca

4.3
4.3
1535 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

    Valet parking is available in the front of restaurant after 5:00 pm daily.

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti

  • Carpaccio di Salmone$18.95

    Smoked salmon thinly sliced with capers drizzled with extra virgin olive oil

    • Pepata di Vongole$16.95

      Littleneck clams sautéed with garlic and Italian spices in white wine sauce or Pomodoro sauce

      • Gamberi Scampi$18.95

        Shrimp sautéed in butter, garlic and white wine

        • Salsiccia Con Olive Nere$14.95

          Grilled sausages with black olives, polenta and onion (Sicily)

          • Funghi Portobello$14.95

            Portabello mushroom sautéed with garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, served over spinach

            • Cozze alla Francesca$14.95

              Steamed mussels with garlic and Italian spices in white wine sauce or Pomodoro sauce

              • Lobster Ravioli$19.95

                Lobster filled ravioli in a light cream sauce with minced shrimp and fresh dill

                • Calamari al Guazzetto$15.95

                  Sautéed with fresh tomato, garlic and Italian spices

                  • Prosciutto e Melone$16.95

                    Imported prosciutto wrapped around sweet melon

                    • Antipasti Della Casa$19.95

                      (for two)Prosciutto, salami, buffalo mozzarella (imported from Italy), provolone, tomatoes and olives

                      Zuppe

                      • Soup of the Day$9.95

                        Insalate

                        • Insalata Francesca$8.95

                          Francesca's style mixed salad

                          • Caprese$14.95

                            Buffalo mozzarella (Imported from Italy) and tomato salad.

                            • Caesar Salad$9.95

                              • Insalata di Pomodoro$6.95

                                Fresh tomato salad

                                • Insalata di Rugola$10.95

                                  Rocket salad with Parmigiana cheese and olives

                                  • Spinaci e Pecorino$11.95

                                    Baby spinach and goat cheese

                                    Pesce

                                    • Pesce Spada Margharita$26.95

                                      Swordfish with lemon butter and capers in a white wine sauce

                                      • Dentice Porto Fino$29.95

                                        Red snapper prepared with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, olives and fresh tomatoes Served with risotto and spinach

                                        • Risotto Pescatore$29.95

                                          Seafood risotto, Italian rice blended together with shrimp, calamari, clams and mussels

                                          • Sogliola alla Meditteranea$28.95

                                            Fillet of sole prepared with extra virgin olive oil, a touch of butter, lots of fresh basil and a sprinkle of fresh tomato. Served with roasted potato and escarole with cannellini beans

                                            • Gamberoni Gondola$37.95

                                              Lobster tail stuffed with seasoned bread crumbs served with clams, mussels and calamari over spaghetti in a red or white wine sauce

                                              Pasta

                                              Gluten free pasta is available for an additional charge

                                              • Ravioli Burro e Salvia$17.95

                                                Ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta cheese prepared in a butter and sage sauce

                                                • Fettuccine ai Carciofi$19.95

                                                  Homemade fresh fettuccine sautéed with artichokes in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and a touch of chili with Parmigiana and Romano pecorino cheeses

                                                  • Fettuccine Calamari$21.95

                                                    Homemade fresh fettuccine with squid, sautéed with fresh tomatoes, garlic and Italian spices

                                                    • Penne alla Norma$18.95

                                                      Eggplant, ricotta cheese and tomato sauce blended together with penne pasta

                                                      • Penne Porco alle Erbe$21.95

                                                        Penne pasta with bacon, brocoli rabe and egg blended together with parmigiana cheese in a cream sauce

                                                        • Spaghetti al Pesto Genovese$16.95

                                                          Spaghetti, pesto, fresh basil, olive oil, pine nuts, Parmigiana and Romano pecorino cheeses

                                                          • Spaghetti alle Vongole$24.95

                                                            Littleneck clams in the shell sautéed in garlic and spices in white wine or Pomodoro sauce

                                                            • Fettuccine con Gamberi$25.95

                                                              Homemade fresh fettuccine with shrimp in a fresh tomato, basil and cream sauce

                                                              Carne

                                                              Where everything is cooked to order. We welcome you to order what you desire. Minimum One Entree Per Person

                                                              • Vitella Monte$29.95

                                                                Veal layered with eggplant and mozzarella cheese topped with artichoke hearts in a white wine sauce Served with roasted potatoes and spinach

                                                                • Pollo Michelangelo$25.95

                                                                  Prepared with mushrooms and ham in a tomato cream sauce

                                                                  • Vitella Taramina$29.95

                                                                    Veal stuffed with crab meat in a white wine sauce with onions, a touch of garlic, olives and basil served with roasted potatoes, escarole with cannellini beans and polenta

                                                                    • Costolette D' Agnello alla Griglia*$36.95

                                                                      Grilled lamb chops served with spinach and roasted potatoes

                                                                      • Tagliata Al Gorgonzola*$36.95

                                                                        Grilled 8 oz. fillet mignon served with roasted potatoes and spinach

                                                                        • Tagliata Al Rosmarino*$39.95

                                                                          Succulent grilled 16oz bone in rib eye, served with roasted potatoes and spinach

                                                                          • Costolette di Maiale*$28.95

                                                                            Double rib pork chop served with roasted potatoes and broccoli rabe

                                                                            • Costolette di Vitvalla*

                                                                              Grilled 14 oz. veal chop served with roasted potatoes and broccoli rabe

                                                                              • Market price
                                                                            • Vitella Valdastana$29.95

                                                                              Veal staffed with prosciutto and fontina cheese, sauteed with white wine and mushrooms in a red tomato sauce

                                                                              • Vitella Francesca$29.95

                                                                                Veal sautéed in white wine with fresh mushrooms, olives, artichoke hearts, and anchovies (optional)

                                                                                • Finanzziera$29.95

                                                                                  A splendid combination of chicken, veal, shrimp and sausage prepared in a white wine sauce with mushrooms and artichoke hearts

                                                                                  • Pollo Abruzzese$29.95

                                                                                    A full bonelessbreast of chicken prepared with aromatic spices and fresh hot peppers Served with roasted potatoes, escarole and beans

                                                                                    Dolce

                                                                                    All desserts are prepared in Villa Francesca's kitchen

                                                                                    • Zabaglione$7.95

                                                                                      Marsala flavored pudding with fresh berries and whipped cream

                                                                                      • Cannoli$6.95

                                                                                        • Caramel Custard$5.95

                                                                                          • Homemade Cheesecake$7.95

                                                                                            with whipped cream and strawberries

                                                                                            • Tiramisu$7.95

                                                                                              • Fresh berries and Cream$9.95

                                                                                                • Gelato alla Vaniglia$6.95

                                                                                                  Vanilla gelato, Italian ice cream

                                                                                                  • Gelato alla Fragola$6.95

                                                                                                    Strawberry gelato, Italian ice cream

                                                                                                    • Gelato al Cioccolato$7.95

                                                                                                      Chocolate gelato, Italian ice cream

                                                                                                      • Tartufo$8.95

                                                                                                        Cappuccino Truffle

                                                                                                        • Affogatto$9.95

                                                                                                          Vaniglia gelato drowned in espresso coffee

                                                                                                          • Arancia Ripieno$9.95

                                                                                                            Orange Sorbet, Italian

                                                                                                            • Limone Ripieno$9.95

                                                                                                              Lemon Sorbet, Italian

                                                                                                              • Tortino di Cioccolato Fondente$14.95

                                                                                                                Warm made to order chocolate fountain cake served vaniglia gelato and fresh berries Please order when ordering dinner, 20 minutes baking time

                                                                                                                International Coffee

                                                                                                                • Italian$9.95

                                                                                                                  Sambuca or Amaretto

                                                                                                                  • Irish$9.95

                                                                                                                    Bailey's

                                                                                                                    • Mexican$9.95

                                                                                                                      Kahlua

                                                                                                                      • Jamaican$9.95

                                                                                                                        Tia Maria

                                                                                                                        • Nutty Irishman$9.95

                                                                                                                          Frangelico and Baileys

                                                                                                                          • French$9.95

                                                                                                                            Grand Marnier

                                                                                                                            • Villa Francesca Martini$14.00

                                                                                                                              Tito's Vodka, Kahlua & Baileys & real espresso coffee

                                                                                                                              Italian Coffee

                                                                                                                              • Espresso$3.95

                                                                                                                                • Mocha$4.95

                                                                                                                                  • Cappuccino$4.95

                                                                                                                                    • Caffé Latte$4.95

                                                                                                                                      Last updated: February 2, 2022

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                                                                                                                                      • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                      • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                        Food was well above normal. Great ambiance and location. Highly recommend.

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                                                                                                                                        Reservation was at 8pm. Once we arrived we weren’t sat until 9pm. We had a show to catch so we were absolutely rushing through dinner unfortunately. Otherwise the food and service was great but was definitely upset about the wait time with a reservation.

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                                                                                                                                        Food was excellent. Bartender (Bay) was terrific. Nice atmosphere. Would have rated it a full five stars had the host (who turned out to be the owner) wasn’t so rude and unwelcoming. Maybe he was having a bad day or something, but he was so off-putting that we almost left before eating. Glad we decided to move to the bar to eat.

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                                                                                                                                        edkru

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Classic North End Italian. The Pollo Abuzzese is super-spicy, but if you like the heat it’s really delicious.

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        Great to be back in the North End! My favorite place! The food was fabulous!

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                                                                                                                                        DaniellaR

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        The waiter was not interested in service at all. Made us nervous. The pasta was sticky and badly cooked. Overpriced and uncomfortable experience.

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                        The manager chased us out, rather rudely. We had reservations, we spent a good amount of money and they practically booted us out. Won’t go there again.

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                                                                                                                                        pbos

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        I felt the prices for the meals did not match the quality. Food was simply thrown on the plate or bowl. For the price I would have expected more presentation and preperation. Flavors we there but not the value

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        Spent Mother’s Day here it was delicious

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        This was my favorite meal during our stay in Boston. The restaurant is full of old school charm from your first step through the entrance to the after dinner cocktails. The service was attentive and authentic. Most of our party ordered the special, not only was it delicious but there was excellent tableside presentation when they lit the brandy on fire, poured the stream of fire into our fettuccine and tossed it in a cheese wheel for each serving. You should visit this place, you won’t be disappointed.

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                                                                                                                                        MichelleB

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        Very nice Italian dinner in a beautiful old building. Both adults and children in our party really enjoyed the food. The ambiance was very well-suited to a nice date night.

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                                                                                                                                        DianeC

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        The food was overpriced for what we got. The service was slow, our waiter did not offer us any bread for 30 minutes, we were starving. I had to ask another wait person to bring us bread and he did. I ordered a special and failed to ask the price of it before ordering, it was $45.00 - for pasta! Won't go back. Ordered a call liqur drink but it was $18.00. This place is a tourist trap.

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        Last minute dinner. They had a cheese wheel out for pasta which was a very fun experience

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                                                                                                                                        LauraC

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 27, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        Cozy atmosphere. The food, wine and service were great.

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        One of our favorites. Always delicious food. Our server seemed young, took a bit for our cocktails but maybe they have an understaffing issue? Regardless, we enjoyed our meal very much. Everyone there is always kind and friendly.

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                                                                                                                                        Diane

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        58 reviews

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        Villa Francesca in the wonderful North End of Boston with plenty of competition. Villa Francesca more than succeeds as being one of the special restaurants to enjoy; the food is delicious with generous portions, and the staff is wonderfully welcoming and attentive. They seem to enjoy their time there as much as we do. This was not our first visit and it definitely will not be our last. Thank you all.

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                                                                                                                                        Friendless, warm atmosphere lobster ravioli was a hit

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                                                                                                                                        CGould1

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        Fair at best. The food was typical good enough but not outstanding for the price. The service was adequate. Waitress was not welcoming, seemed put out to be there, There are many excellent places in the North End, to settle for fair so I would not rush back.

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                                                                                                                                        RachelD

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        Made a 7pm reservation on Easter Sunday, and it’s the night before the Marathon & Patriots’ Day 2022 we knew it would be busy. The staff was incredibly nice & apologetic about the wait. The delicious food & very attentive service was worth the wait. Looking forward to dining again, soon!

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                                                                                                                                        Nick

                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        Great restaurant, good noise level for conversation, great atmosphere, price is a bit high, but service is good.

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Second time there. Great food and ambiance! Pre-race dinner (ate there prior to the Boston Marathon)

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                                                                                                                                        MaryT

                                                                                                                                        New England

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        Just wonderful! Food was amazing and service was perfect!

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                                                                                                                                        PastorSteve

                                                                                                                                        New England

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                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Our meals were all delicious and the timing (2:45 reservation) perfect.

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                                                                                                                                        DavidN

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                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Even on a busy night during Easter/Marathon weekend, the service was great and the food delicious...with validated parking at only $3 for the night--wow!

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                                                                                                                                        StaceyW

                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Lovely staff. Ciopino was outstanding - filled with seafood. Had friends from LA visiting and it was a traditional Boston Italian ambiance and food they loved.

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                                                                                                                                        AlkaU

                                                                                                                                        Houston

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                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great service and good food be ready to eat portions are big :)

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                                                                                                                                        2.0

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                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

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                                                                                                                                        Made a reservation for 2 at 6:45, our Uber took a wrong turn and then due to construction we arrived at 7. We were treated very rudely (as if we showed up late on purpose) and were not the only ones waiting at the bar for a table who had made a reservation. There was one young girl who kept telling us to go wait “over there” and when we asked for clarification she sent us to the maître d' who asked us if we would be leaving. The maître d' was incredibly hostile towards guests and waiters. Our meal was bland and the only enjoyable thing was the one drink we ordered (cherry blossom). We weren’t offered any specials or parmesan for our pasta dishes and had to ask another waiter walking by for some parmesan. On the way out we encountered a group of 6 who were being yelled at for trying to get a chair added. We won’t be returning and will try any of the other Italian spots in North End.

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                                                                                                                                        Drovetoofar

                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Had a group of six for an early dinner before a hockey game at Boston Garden. Good food, good service - well done. Space was a little snug for six guys, but not a big problem

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                                                                                                                                        Klm12155

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service5ambience1

                                                                                                                                        This was by far the worst experience I have ever had a restaurant. I will say that isn’t a reflection on our particular waitress she was very pleasant. However with that being said, she told us the specials. Seemed low key so we ordered both they sounded good. We were not informed that one special (we were a party of two ) was large enough to feed 4 people, took over an hour to prepare and get to our table, and it cost 75$$$$. Talk about a sticker shock. Had we simply been told that this meal was MASSIVE and cost an absurd amount of money of course we would not have ordered it. No one could consume that amount of seafood and it will absolutely go to waste because it doesn’t re heat well. This meal landed on our table at 10pm when we had an 8:30 reservation. I was not intending on being at the restaurant that late none the less recovering my meal at that hour. After getting our food and the majority of the restaurant clearing out there was a table next to us who were completely belligerent drunk. One of the women was speaking so loudly about inappropriate topics to the point I asked her to be respectful of others and lower her volume because it was ruining my experience which was already not going great to begin with. The woman actually got up from her chair and charged at my table knocking over glass and making a scene, screaming obscenities at me while doing so. Not a single staff member at the restaurant intervened. We should’ve complained about the price and not being told or given a remote hint of its huge tag. Instead as our heads were spinning from the bizarre confrontation we just wanted to leave. Very very unhappy about the whole thing and was not expecting such an awful experience. Please feel free to call me and resolve this issue at 6172795484

                                                                                                                                      32. BH

                                                                                                                                        BrockH

                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        This is the best meal I’ve had so far in 2022. The desserts were incredible. And our waitress was very attentive and kind. Will definitely go here again.

                                                                                                                                      33. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Indiana

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        3 years between visits and the same quality still exists.

                                                                                                                                      34. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Amazing food and customer service!

                                                                                                                                      35. GM

                                                                                                                                        GregM

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Drinks were tiny, completely Rushed, veal was tough

                                                                                                                                      36. 1

                                                                                                                                        1234

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        It was excellent!

                                                                                                                                      37. TB

                                                                                                                                        TrishB

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Had a wonderful experience! The food was delicious and our server was extremely pleasant!

                                                                                                                                      38. K

                                                                                                                                        Katelyn

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Easy to get into with many reservation slots, but once there it was busy. Sat down quickly. Service was top.

                                                                                                                                      39. MS

                                                                                                                                        MikeS

                                                                                                                                        Houston

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Food and service were 5 star. Lobster ravioli and sea food risotto were amazing. Bar service was excellent Will be back on our next trip to Boston

                                                                                                                                      40. WN

                                                                                                                                        WeiN

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                        To call this a tourist trap would be charitable. Our food arrived barely warmed over and the quality was mediocre for what we paid. More than anything, the service staff was rude and aggressive. Entrees came before appetizers, the waitress Brenda was belligerent when we raised the issue of the food being cold - the whole experience was just awful.

                                                                                                                                      FAQs

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                                                                                                                                      Villa Francesca is rated 4.3 stars by 1535 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                        Italian, Seafood, Contemporary European

                                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                                        Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                                        Valet parking is available in the front of restaurant after 5:00 pm daily.

                                                                                                                                      • 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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