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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 am - 8:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Lemon Tree Passage, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is called a bar restaurant but its more than that. The delightful owner, Francesca (genuine Italian) made us very welcome and showed us round her establishment. Perched on the rim of the magnificent Havana Harbor the restaurant looks out over sparkling seas and tropical island vistas.....no better place to sample some sensational Italian recopies. The menu is varied and... More 

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Thank Bob S
Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

We came here twice upon our stay in Vanuatu. The first time we just had coffee which we were very happy with. We saw the chef making the fresh pasta in the open kitchen, after looking at the menu we knew we had to come back for dinner. All of the meals we had were cooked to perfection and were... More 

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Thank Kim B
Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

We had fairly hight expectations of Francesca's restaurant. We had a nice chat before service with Francesca but got a bit disappointed by the service... The bread was not baked when we arrived, but we had time.. so no problem..We got soft buns, why not the real focaccia? The crab-chili tortellini was bland and the tortellini was not consistent (too... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We had a lovely Sunday Lunch at Francesca's while on a short drive from Vila to Havannah Harbour. It was a lovely place to stop and look out over the harbour and Le Lepa Island. The service was excellent and the food was excellent as well. Will definitely go back again.

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Thank Mark_i_kam_long_Qld
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had dinner and drinks at Francesca's this evening. It got off to an excellent start when Francesca picked us up personally from The Havannah. When we arrived there was a table reserved for us on the deck overlooking Havannah Harbour, allowing a beautiful view of the sunset. Francesca was a most wonderful host, it felt as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $27
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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 serves exciting delicious Italian food influenced by her city, Bologna in Northern Italy, using fresh, local produce. She built her restaurant 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 is a smart casual beach club, bar & restaurant, with 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 essential for the Cooking Classes held every last Tuesday of the month & the Degustation Lunches (6 courses plus matching wines) every Saturday at lunch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?