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Ristorante Villa Francesca
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We bet that this #deliciously funny poem by the late Shel Silverstein, who obviously shared our love for #Italian food, made you hungry for the real thing. So what are you waiting for? Come visit us today! @RistoranteVillaFrancesca
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Tell your fellow Yelpers about that perfect Italian dinner you had at the Ristorante Villa Francesca! http://www.yelp.com/biz/villa-francesca-boston
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Did you know that Washington was an ultra-successful liquor distributor in the new country? He made rye whiskey, apple brandy and peach brandy in his Mount Vernon distillery. Celebrate his birthday and President’s Day with a hearty lunch or dinner at Ristorante Villa Francesca!
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Had a taste of @RistoranteVillaFrancesca’s delectable cuisine and fantastic wine selection? Tell us about your exquisite dining experience on our Yelp page! http://www.yelp.com/biz/villa-francesca-boston
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Pizza Fun fact: The first documented usage of the word “Pizza” was in the Italian city of Gaeta in 997 AD.
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Miss the old country? Nothing brings back the beautiful memories of #Italy better than authentic Italian cuisine @RistoranteVillaFrancesca! Buon cibo, buon vino, buoni amici!
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Lunch is the most important meal to most Italians. Try our Fettuccine Con Gamberi for an authentic and hearty Italian meal.
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150 Richmond St Boston, MA 02109
150 Richmond StreetUSMassachusettsBoston02109
$$Italian Restaurant, Seafood Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Bar
Today 12–11:30PM
Friday 12–11:30PMSaturday 11AM–11:30PMSunday 11AM–10:30PMMonday 12–10:30PMTuesday 12–10:30PMWednesday 12–10:30PMThursday 12–10:30PM
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Ristorante Villa Francesca, located in Boston's historic North End, is the city's best spot for authentic Italian cuisine and fresh caught seafood. Our villa, both elegant and inviting, is the perfec
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Made-to-order pastas & meat dishes anchor the menu in a quaint dining room featuring tin ceilings.- Google
"We had the caprese salad and the baby spinach salad, which were really great."
"POOR service and waiters gossip about customers in front of others."
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chris_cartaya
2 months ago
I liked: The appetizer was very delicious (lobster ravioli), the bread with olive oil was fantastic, and our waitress was very nice/very helpful. I did NOT like: My main course was red snapper and it was very overcooked/rubbery and didn't taste like a $30 plate. I didn't like the atomsphere/seating. It was very uncomfortable for me and my wife tucked into a small corner. I didn't like the prices. My wife and I spent over $100 here for what should have been $60 (We didn't even get alcohol). Overall, I was very disappointed. I will not go back, nor would I recommend it.
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Kaitlin M
4 months ago
A friend and I were trying to go to Neptune Oyster but the wait was 4 hours, so we looked on OpenTable and got a spot here on Friday night. We were seated immediately right by the door and the hostess station--totally fine for a last minute resi, we were just happy they could take us (however... they reported to OpenTable that we didn't arrive for our resi and we did, so that's kind of weird). The tables are small--normal for the north end--but they do the trick and had nice cloth tablecloths. I just wish the (battery-operated) candle contraption hadn't been on the table, it didn't offer any light and took up space.The overhead lights were perfect. The table next to us put theirs on the floor. We got 6 Island Creek Oysters to start, they arrived on this giant, bizarre boat full of ice. It literally took up the entire table. It was laughably odd. The oysters were good and were served with horseradish, cocktail sauce, lemon slices, bruschetta topping (!?), pesto (?!), and tabasco, no mignonette. The bread for the table was great--a fruit and nut slice, pullman, focaccia... served with EVOO. We split the house salad which had tomatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas and pickled onions over mesclun. It was good, although the dressing was on the sweet side and my friend is not a fan of sweet flavors--it wasn't an italian dressing. Maybe a sweet red vinaigrette or raspberry vinaigrette? We should have asked before ordering. It was also drowning in the dressing. I got the penne alla norma and my friend got the seafood risotto. Hers was good (although she was ill later that night and that's the only thing we didn't share). My penne was cooked more than al dente; I prefer al dente. The flavor was nice, but the ricotta was more strained than I usually like in this dish--I like it to melt into the sauce, but it was denser and harder than the creamy ricotta I usually prefer so there were chunks of ricotta throughout. Big portion so I took half of it home. Service was so/so. Our waitress was nice and professional, but slow. We waited forever and ended up ordering our whole dinner and drinks at the same time. And my cocktail was wrong although they fixed that quickly. Also, they really push the $$ water on you and show up to your table with bottles of sparkling and still water. We had to ask the hostess for the check at the end of the night. The courses arrived well timed, though. Overall, I wouldn't go back. Tons of great options in the NE and this was just wasn't up to snuff. Out bill was $75pp including tip.
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Devon Brunner
3 months ago
Food was fine but deffinitly not worth the price. Waitress was not very pleasant. Also being seated in the basement surrounded by exposed wires and pipeing didn't really make for a nice evening meal atmosphere.
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Vykintas Sereicikas
9 months ago
We had a fantastic dinner at Villa Francesca and would definitely recommend it as a five star place!! Our waiter was very charming and funny!! He made some wonderful suggestions since it was our first time there. We had the caprese salad and the baby spinach salad, which were really great. We shared two appetizers which were equally as delicious! Main course: lamp chops and a filet mignon-both were cooked to perfection. The entire meal was magnificent. The food, the service, the ambiance...it was just a great experience and one that we'll remember!!
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Brandon West
2 months ago
Honestly, probably about the worst service I've ever had. Our group spent over $600. Edwin was our server(or that was the name on our check) and took a very long time to bring us drinks, take our order, and bring us our bill. Worst of all, he literally refused to split a bill amongst a table of 12 people, leaving us scrambling to figure out how to pay back a person who had to pay over $600 by themselves. He was rude and put a damper on our night. I don't recommend visiting here with families, parties, or groups.
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Willie Nelson
5 months ago
Note : im not really Willie Nelson.. Beyond that, this place is a product of the generic over rated North End Italian phenomena in Boston. The food was OK, nothing that I would remember as the best meal of my life. What I love though is that you pay at least 30-40$ per person and they shove you down in the basement with too many people, but it's supposed to be rustic and charming.. it's not. I sat at a table that we couldnt make level, while the servers bumped into us walking by, and last but not least I had the pleasure of dining with a roach on the wall next to me. If you're not from Boston and you want good Italian food, don't go to the north end.
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Mark Vrablic
7 months ago
The food was pretty average for the North End and the service was fine. Average North End is pretty good though! Would I come back? Probably not soon. Did I enjoy it? Absolutely.
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Mindaugas Kuskys
9 months ago
Really good food !!! I've been to Villa Francesca quite a few times and I have never had a bad experience. You can't stop eat spaghetti pesto and you don't want it to end .. I don't know what that cheese has in it but it's not like any other cheese you'll try... I loved it!!!