$15 for $30 Worth of Upscale Italian Dinner Cuisine at Villa Francesca

North End

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In a Nutshell

Elaborate Italian meals, including fresh pasta & meaty entrees, served in intimate atmosphere of exposed brick walls & wooden wine cases

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Promotional value expires May 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid for dinner only. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Not valid on Saturdays, New Year's Eve, or Valentine's Day. Not valid toward 3-course meal promotion and other promotions and offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Among ways for people to become better acquainted, intimate dinners lead a short list that includes hiding in a log from a bear and attending candlelit garage sales. Utilize romantic surroundings with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale Italian dinner cuisine at Villa Francesca.

Surrounded by exposed-brick walls and intricate murals, diners at Villa Francesca select from an elaborate dinner menu of Italian classics, including pastas and veal entrees. Fettuccine con gamberi ($24.95) anchors a dinner spread with succulent hunks of shrimp, and the double ribbed pork chop ($28.95) accompanies mashed potatoes that offset meaty bites or fill in as powdered wigs atop stately spoons. Absorb the elegant arrangement of pollo Michelangelo ($25.95) before diving into its tender backdrop of ham and mushrooms or reserve tummy real estate for an Italian dessert, such as orange sorbet ($8.95).

Villa Francesca's ornate interior infuses meals with the spirit of Tuscany, with arched, wooden wine cases that create prismatic displays on rustic brick façades. Those seated or studying artwork for secret codes on the first floor can enjoy a streetside view through large windows that swing open to reveal terraces festooned in swaying flowerpots.

Villa Francesca

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.

Customer Reviews

Very good food and service. Traveling from out of town and wouldn't have picked this restaurant had it not been for the Groupon but I'm happy I did. The Sole was very good as were the spinach raviolis. There were no issues applying the Groupon.
Charmaine W. · March 15, 2014
Try the prime steak excellent !
Teresa M. · March 11, 2014
Great food in a restaurant that is significantly larger than all other restaurants in the North End.
Melinda S. · February 15, 2014
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