Welcome to the finest Italian seafood in the North End.

"Where everything is cooked to order. We welcome you to order what you desire"
Wine at Villa Francesca

Unlike Any Other

Villa Francesca creates amazing Italian food that can cater to all your Boston events needs. Enjoy an intimate candlelit night, come by for lunch, or order from our special events menu and bring the whole office and we will make your experience a time to remember. You'll feel like you've stepped into a Tuscany restaurant. Don't just take our word for it; check out our Price Fixed 3-course menus available every night!

Our Story

Tomas Salmeron at Villa Francesca

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 40 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.

Now, after 41 years of love and devotion to his restaurant, Guglielmo has stepped down as owner and has entrusted Villa Francesca to his long-time manager and protégé, Tomas Salmeron. Tomas has made one pledge, and that is to continue to provide the finest in Italian cuisine and service which has made Villa Francesca a landmark in Boston’s historical North End.

Chef Fernando at Villa Francesca

Chef Fernando

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 perfect venue for any occasion and our valet parking takes all the work out of dining in the city. So, come visit us next time you want to make date night extra special or just need to unwind after a long day. We hope to see you soon.

Awards & Reviews

Ristorante Villa Francesca has won Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in 2008, 2009 and 2010. We have also won Wine Enthusiast’s Restaurant Awards Award of Distinction in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Please click on our extensive Wine List Menu to fully understand how we have achieved such prestige.

We strive to provide an amazing Italian fine dining experience for every one of our guests. If you enjoyed your service, please take a moment to write a 5-star review on the following sites:

Villa Francesca - Wine Enthusiastic - Restaurant Awards 2007
Villa Francesca - Wine Enthusiastic - Award Of Excellence 2008
Villa Francesca - Wine Enthusiastic - Restaurant Awards 2008
Villa Francesca - Wine Enthusiastic - Award Of Excellence 2009
Villa Francesca - Wine Enthusiastic - Restaurant Awards 2009
Villa Francesca - Wine Enthusiastic - Award Of Excellence 2010
Villa Francesca - Wine Enthusiastic - Award Of Excellence 2011
Villa Francesca - Wine Enthusiastic - Award Of Excellence 2013
Villa Francesca - Wine Enthusiastic - Award Of Excellence 2014
Villa Francesca - Wine Enthusiastic - Award Of Excellence 2015
Villa Francesca - Wine Enthusiastic - Award Of Excellence 2016
Hours of operation
  • Monday - Thursday

    12:00pm - 10:30pm

  • Friday

    12:00pm - 11:30pm

  • Saturday

    11:00am - 11:30pm

  • Sunday

    11:00am - 10:30pm

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