Francesca's Italian Restaurant & Bar

Francesca's Italian Restaurant & Bar



Francesca Grillo
+678 24733 or +678 7717898
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PO Box 7803
Havannah Harbour
North Efate


Francesca’s is a fabulous establishment located on the calm and crystal waters of Havannah Harbour just 30 minutes out of Port Vila. The newly built restaurant and bar is a unique work of architecture with walkways and frangipani gardens, thatched rooves and an amazing stainless steel open kitchen for guests to watch the masterful chefs cooking modern Italian dishes using local fresh produce.

The owner, Francesca, is a lawyer by trade but very passionate about her food and wine and she has created her lifetime dream to offer her guests authentic smart casual Italian food, a good selection of wines and the perfect ambience to enjoy it all.

The menu offers a great variety of Italian ‘assaggi’ (entrees) including classics like veal saltimbocca, carpaccio, chicken livers, mix fried seafood and eggplant parmigiana plus plenty more to choose from and to share.

Pizza is made to order and the good selection of homemade pasta are the joy of kids and adult alike. In addition, there's the catch of the day, a delicious salmon fillet, succulent grilled scotch fillet steak and an amazing seafood platter for two, all accompanied by a selection of locally made ice creams and desserts.

Francesca's is the perfect place to swim and snorkel, with a shower facility and a gorgeous booth overlooking the water where you can relax and enjoy a massage with local Vanuatu oils.

Given her passion for food, Francesca also holds cooking classes every last Tuesday of the month and fabulous degustation lunches every Saturday lunch (held only on booking, and bookings must be made by Thursday).

Cooking classes include two hours of hands on cooking in a fabulous open plan stainless steel kitchen overlooking the calm crystal waters of Havannah Harbour, a fabulous lunch with three courses as prepared during the class, a glass of wine and transport from Port Vila and back.

Degustation lunches are on every Saturday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. They include seven courses and five international matching wines. The menu changes every couple of months and it reflects the traditional food of a particular Italian region or city. This is a unique and beautiful experience and customer can choose to have a formal dining or go swimming in between courses, but they'll surely be delighted by the fabulous food and wines. 

You can come, swim, snorkel, sun bathe and enjoy the day on our bean bags, floating mattresses, sun lounges. Francesca's has an outdoor shower, changing booth and 90m of beachfront at the gorgeous Havannah Harbour and we will work to make it all nice for people to use and enjoy the day!

Come and enjoy Prince Phillip and Jimmy playing live at Francesca’s every Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and enjoy happy hour drinks during that time every Sunday!