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Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant

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Efate Ring Road | Havannah Harbour, Port Vila, Port Havannah, Efate 9999, Vanuatu
+678 771 9898
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11:00 - 20:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who would have thought that the best pasta I've ever had would be in Vanuatu. Here for a work dinner - cocktails on arrival - would have been an amazing sunset if the weather had of played ball - Francesa's amazing food and then a band that had us dancing for hours - just suburb.

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Thank citygirl42NZ
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best meal we had in Vanuatu in one of the worlds best open air locations, tremendous views. Put this on your must do culinary list !! As for slow service, what's the rush?? slow down people, pace yourself and spend the afternoon there.

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Thank Bill M
melbourne
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day. Lunch then a great afternoon walking the beach and snorkeling . Capped off the day with cocktails watching the sunset then a beautiful Italian dinner. Big 5 stars

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The authentic italian food was just wonderful, the place : you can't breath anymore how beautiful it is but the service : OMG so bad, we've been waiting for 1 hour and half but there were just 2 other tables with customers so service extremely slow but it was okay, we knew it was going to be amazing.. the very... More 

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Francesca's Bea... B, Owner at Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Chris_Lombardo, I agree my food is just wonderful and the place breathless beautiful. I am not the manager, I am the owner and proudly so. It is an open kitchen like no others easy to find. Try to go behind the doors of other kitchens and you will find just the same if not worse. I have a very... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We first had lunch here and loved it. Then we came back for dinner and it was even better. Their Polenta is to die for. Great pizza as well even though there is of course no pizza oven. Francesca is the owner and runs the kitchen with an iron wrist :-).

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Thank csoccer8
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My husband and I went to Francesca's Restaurant last Saturday (18/03) and we loved the food experience. I ordered a prawn and salmon penne amazing! The place is beautiful, there are a great crew and two puppies dogs playing with the guests. I recommend this place to eat :)

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Thank Franciana R
Port Douglas, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If you have a layover in Vila take a cab for lunch! A delight over the water with a lovely kitchen.Try the prawns fried in virgin coconut oil. Mama Mia!! Blissimo!!

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Thank geoffrey g
Tweed Heads, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning location. The staff are attentive, professional and happy. Wonderful Italian wine. The food was amazing. Lovely drive from Port Vila.

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Thank Carol B
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2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went to Francesca's for dinner and to watch the sun set over the water. We had a wonderful evening - the food was delicious and fresh. Simple, authentic flavours using fresh local produce. The host, Francesca, was warm and welcoming and made this one of the highlights of our holiday.

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Thank Anita F
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We enjoyed a beautiful, relaxing and delicious lunch, great service and beautiful location, definitely recommend Francesca's.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Efate Ring Road | Havannah Harbour, Port Vila, Port Havannah, Efate 9999, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Havannah
  • Phone Number: +678 771 9898
Description
Francesca's Beach Club is a smart casual beautiful venue to spend the day and relax. Traditional Italian food with home made pasta and pizza as well as some Tapas and local delicacies like Vanuatu Tuluk and Simboro, using fresh, local produce as much as possible. The unique building is right on the water's edge at beautiful Havannah Harbour. Open for lunch and dinner five days a week (closed Monday and Tuesday), Francesca's offers stunning views at lunch and a romantic, candlelit ambience at night (beautiful sunsets). The building is a combination of modern minimalistic & island style construction, with a complex thatched roof that resembles a down facing traditional canoe and outrigger. Booking is recommended for dinner and on Sundays. Group Cooking Classes are available on booking and Degustation Lunches on Saturday must be booked by Thursday prior.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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