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Ristorante Villa Francesca

150 Richmond St. (Hanover St.) Send to Phone
Just off the beaten path from touristy Hanover Street, this North End restaurant delivers decent Italian food with a New England flair.


Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Ristorante Villa Francesca Restaurant Review

: This simple yet popular North Ender drips with old-world charm. The starchy menu includes dishes like fettuccine calamari, ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta, and clams tossed with spaghetti and garlic in a white wine sauce. But there is also a grilled veal chop, double rib pork chop and grilled rib-eye, along with seafood risotto and stuffed lobster tail. A prix-fixe three-course seafood menu is available, which includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. All of this is served in a comfortable dining room with hand-painted murals and an adjacent bar that pours a mean martini and sweet Bellini. Service can be brusque and the food isn't earth-shattering, but the whole experience is memorable for its traditional atmosphere. For dessert, don’t miss the homemade cannolis with a creamy rich ricotta filling and mini chocolate chips, which go nicely with a cappuccino or after-dinner Villa Francesca martini made with Kahlúa, vodka, Baileys and espresso.

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