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Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant

Efate Ring Road | Havannah Harbour, Port Vila, Port Havannah, Efate 9999, Vanuatu
+678 771 9898
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (22 reviews)
“raw tuna” (4 reviews)
“antipasti” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Efate Ring Road | Havannah Harbour, Port Vila, Port Havannah, Efate 9999, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If there are no patrons by 6.30 the kitchen closes. So luckily we called ahead and told them 7 of us would be turning up. My seafood ravioli was delish and the others enjoyed their carbonara and pizza. The sauvignon we wanted wasnt in stock...More

Thank 2014guest2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about Francesca's was great. The food was delicious. Pierre's cocktails were to die for! Francesca herself was a wonderful hostess. She would pick us up from the Havannah Resort at our appointed time and take us back when we were ready to go. Amazing...More

Thank frecklet12014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would go all the back to Vanuatu just so I could have the 3 meats pasta again! All food I ordered was amazing!

Thank Dilmah D
Reviewed June 12, 2017

The pasta was delicious and the host extremely hospitable; highly recommended.....and also what a fantastic location !

Thank John B
Reviewed June 11, 2017

We stayed in Havannah Harbour and visited Francesca's a number of times and each time the food was great, amazing set up with beautiful views and friendly professional service. Francesca runs probably the best restaurant in Vanuatu, she is passionate about the food and the...More

Thank troy m
Reviewed May 16, 2017 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...More

Thank citygirl42NZ
Reviewed May 10, 2017

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.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed April 20, 2017 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

Thank ses1958
Reviewed April 6, 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...More

Thank Chris_Lombardo
Francesca's Bea... B, Owner at Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

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...More

Reviewed April 5, 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...More

1  Thank csoccer8
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March 25, 2017|
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Response from Donna R | Reviewed this property |
you can definitely walk along the beach front or rd, however im sure Gideon would be happy to drive you also :-)
ingrid p
May 31, 2016|
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Response from Francesca's Bea... B | Property representative |
Dear Ingrid P, sorry I missed your question. We are about 3km South from The Havannah Resort. It is possible to walk down on the road or by the beach and it will take you about 30 minutes. We offer a pick up service for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $28
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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
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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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