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 & frangipane gardens, thatched roves and an amazing stainless steel open kitchen for guests to watch the masterful chefs cooking modern Italian dishes using local fresh produce.
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.
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 delicious authentic ‘smart casual’ Italian food influenced by her city Bologna in Northern Italy, a good selection of wines and the perfect ambience to enjoy it all.
The menu offers a variety of Entrees including classics Italian dishes like “Veal Saltimbocca”, “Carpaccio”, “Chicken Diavola” “Fried Polenta” plus others using local ingredients like fresh tuna, river prawns and tender veal.
Pizza made on order and a good selection of homemade pasta are the joy of kids and adult alike plus a tasty beef & pork burger, crumbed fish & chips, delicious veal parmigiana, 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, snorkel and sunbake, with outdoor shower facility and gorgeous booths overlooking the water to change or dine and relax.
Open from 11am for lunch and dinner (booking your table for dinner is advisable as the restaurant may close at 6.30pm if quite) five days a week Wednesday to Sunday and closed on Monday & Tuesday.
Live Music with top Vanuatu band Phillip & Jimmy is on every Sunday between 2pm and 5pm with Happy Hour on basic drinks and raffle every last Sunday of the month
Given her passion for food Francesca also held successful Cooking Classes, now on groups of over 4 people only.
The fabulous feast of the sea dinner on Christmas Eve is a ‘must’ try, as well as the lovely menu for Mother’s Day and the yearly restaurant Birthday at the end of July.
Francesca’s is the perfect venue for a romantic intimate wedding or celebration as well as hosting private functions with live music or corporate lunch/dinner. The restaurant offers a great ambience both during the day and at night time, plus delicious menus for functions and venue hire.
For more information you can contact Francesca on 7719898 or by email email@example.com