About

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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 35 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 36 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.