Taking loved ones on dinner dates makes them feel special, much like hiring a loud person to shout their name on the sidewalk. Make your sweetheart swoon with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$68 for a four-course prix fixe Italian dinner for two ($121.60 value)
- Two antipasti ($31.90 value)
- Two salads ($15.90 value)
- Two entrees ($59.90 value)
- Two desserts ($13.90 value)<p>
$20 for $40 worth of Italian dinner for two or more<p>
See the dinner menu.<p>
Growing up across the street from the historical North End building where Villa Francesca now stands, Guglielmo Ranauro never guessed that he'd open a restaurant in 1976 and name it after his beloved mother. Ranauro was inspired by her traditional cooking and wanted to create a place where other people could get an authentic taste of Italy.
Today, Ranauro has handed over the family legacy to longtime manager and protégé Tomas Salmeron. Salmeron and his culinary team continue to follow those classic recipes, turning fresh-caught fruits of the sea into a daily seafood prix fixe menu. Furthermore, they transform chicken, lamb, steak, and veal into dishes you might find while strolling through a Tuscan piazza or steering a one-person submarine down a Venetian canal. The eatery’s extensive wine list, which includes 140 Italian and international varieties, earned a 2012 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Even the ambiance points diners in the direction of Italy: tin ceilings and stained-glass accents add Old-World nostalgia, and the exposed-brick walls are anchored by Romanesque archways and paintings of bustling village scenes.
“a bit more drafty than I expected (as the rooms are small and tables are tight....very authentic North End :) I had expected it to be too warm so had a lighter top...”
“a bit more drafty than I expected (as the rooms are small and tables are tight....very authentic North End :) I had expected it to be too warm so had a lighter top on. Just bring a sweater and you'll be fine.”
“My wife & I had a great time.”
“We had a great time”
150 Richmond St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02113