Back Alley Sally's

4.5
72 reviews
$40 and under
Pizza Bar
Note: Open Table bookings can be made for all occasions - for functions or larger party sizes, please contact the Venue Manager on manager@backalleysallys.com.au

Please note, If outdoor tables are showing as available, this is for covid safe dining outdoors in Yewers Street Dining. A great space for larger groups if required - umbrellas and heaters for all Melbourne Weather

Back Alley Sally's
Abandoned multi-level warehouse turned westside watering hole, Back Alley Sally's is offering Footscray a great place to drink, eat and play - all without the hassle of commuting to the city for that cheeky post-work drink, night out, or casual hang with mates.
Newly added laneway/outdoor dining to accommodate 50 at Yewers Street Dining outside
Pizza by Slice Girls West.
Gluten Free and Vegan items available.



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 72 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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Julesdm
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First weekend learning curve made me give it 4 stars. Had the dessert pizza after choosing it late and had no napkins to catch the dripping icecream or plates for us to share it on.

Will definitely be back again, next time I'm alternating with Lickety Splits.

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Marion
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

The food and drinks were great. Although my cocktail came well after our food. A first world problem I know. It was also cold outside provision for a heater would be an asset while we still need to eat outdoors.

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local
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

cutlery and napkins would have been great, service was a little lacklustre - even despite ordering through an app.

mushroom sides were so heavy with batter + dry, the potato gems were all stuck together with nothing to eat them with. pizza was great tasting and value though.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Music choice was good but the music volume was too loud

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 9 August 2021

HI Michael, Thanks for your great review. Appreciate your comments regarding the music and will address this with our team in terms of volume. Thanks for visiting.

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KaseyD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

With the set seating times the bar got slammed with drink orders.
It took 35 minutes to receive my first drink and when you are limited to a 2 hour booking it's frustrating.
My suggestion would be arrange staggered seating times.
Food and drinks were both good. The long wait times were annoying.

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LaurenK
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to meet friends for a drink. Highly recommend the grazing platter

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Hallea
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Out of lock down!!

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West
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food for a great price. Although service seemed a bit chaotic and unorganised. We like them though, so we'll go back :-)

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 25 July 2021

Thanks for your review. Yes, the evening you dined with us, was the eve of Melbourne's latest lockdown and incredibly busy for this reason. Whilst we worked within our restricted patron numbers, our team were inundated across the evening and did their best job under difficult circumstances. We hope to see you back another time so that you can experience our service the way we always strive to deliver it. Glad you enjoyed the food!

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MickG
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Good for a larger group and equally good for a quiet drink with a smaller group. Excellent service and a good range of drinks and food. Perfect inner west location too.

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 13 July 2021

Thanks for your glowing review Mick! Will pass on the comments to our team and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. See you next time :-)

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Nonsta
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are always helpful and upbeat. They work very hard.

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 6 July 2021

Thanks so much for your review Nonsta! We think so too and will let them know. See you next time.

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CaitlinM
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trivia night was awesome! Thank you!! We will be back :)

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 6 July 2021

Thanks so much for your review Caitlin! Glad you enjoyed Trivia, it is always so much fun. See you Wednesday.

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JackP
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience1

We booked to be at Back Alley Sally's and were moved to their event space next door. The event space is a large shed where we ate our pizza and nachos (both of which were amazing) however it was very isolated in the large shed and there was a very large function in the back half of the space. The event shed closes at 10pm whilst Back Alley Sally's stays open to 12am. This was disappointing as we had to try and find another place to continue our celebrations, had we been sitting at the place we booked we could have stayed without an issue.

My friends and I were very disappointed by this movement, this is something to check when you make a booking.

Food is always great as was the service and the drinks. The venue was Covid compliant.

Recommendation to a friend is conditional on sitting at Back Alley Sally's and not being palmed off next door.

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John
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pizza was great, good selection of drinks, great vibes!

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Adele0077
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Back Ally’s ♥️ Best in the west! Rad ambience, best pizzas & service is always mint :)

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 28 May 2021

Thanks Adele! What an awesome review to read. Really appreciate it and will pass on to the team - we think they are pretty special too!

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A nice night of trivia at a nice bar. Drinks were good, food was good, and we were able to move to a child friendly table when requested.

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 28 May 2021

Thanks for your review Dave - So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit - we look forward to welcoming you back next time.

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BD2021
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good atmosphere and friendly environment for a lot of kids to run around

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AshR
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chill atmosphere, great range of pizza and other tasty snacks.

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GulenSarantis
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious vegan pizza options, friendly staff and great atmosphere. X

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 1 May 2021

Thanks so much for your review! So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was mediocre, my penne serving was tiny and there was fake cheese on the potatoe gems.

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 19 April 2021

Hi Anon, apologies that you felt the Penne serving size was tiny - all of our pastas are a standard portioned size and we feel they are a generous serving. The Potato gems have melted cheese on them, however also a chipotle mayo which is squeezed across the top - it may be that this is what you are referring to? Please do let us know if you have concerns next time and we will happily address while you are with us so that we can assist as best possible. Kind Regards Jo

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were amazing. Helpful, polite and the service was speedy. Will definitely host another function at Back Alley Sally's.

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 29 March 2021

Thanks for your glowing review Caroline. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I will pass this feedback on to our team. Look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Regards. Jo

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AStone
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The place is tucked away in the Yewers St alley
Quaint but the team are so friendly and knowledgeable
The pizzas are delicious

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 29 March 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We think our team are very special too - I will make sure that your comments are passed on to them all. Many thanks and we look forward to making your next visit just as enjoyable! Cheers. Jo

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BelindaB
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere yummiest Pizza and friendly service

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thanks for your review Belinda! So glad that you enjoyed your visit, pizza and our service. Cheers, Jo

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Aleks
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food great
Vibe great
Service great
Location great

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 22 March 2021

Thanks for your review Aleks!

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Rita
13 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was there for a mid-week pizza and drink - and was not disappointed. Great selection of drinks and the pizzas, though strange combinations, were delicious.
Looking forward to checking BAS out again soon - It looks perfect for a Friday night!

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thanks for your great review Rita! The strange combinations really work - yes... We would love to see you back on a Friday evening soon. Cheers. Jo

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SamA
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value always but especially on Tuesday nights with the special.

Delicious pizzas.

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thanks Sam and great to hear you enjoyed it!

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CHolla
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Awesome atmosphere with very cool as the tic within the place. Unintentionally went on a night where they had $7 pizzas and $5 sides specials, so massive win on the value front. (It was a Tuesday btw) and it was all delish! Staff were very friendly. Highly recommend. Will be back for sure.

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 22 March 2021

Thanks for this great review! So glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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Kelly
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bloody awesome pizzas, and the vegan cheese isn't gross! Good cocktails and very friendly staff. Will be back 😊

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 9 March 2021

Hi Kelly - Thanks for the review and so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We searched high and low for a vegan cheese option that was a good fit, so I am heartened to hear that it gets your approval! See you next time and thanks. Jo

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JoshuaA
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambient atmosphere. The laneway it’s on is quiet, CLEAN and beautiful (especially in sunset). You’ll love this place.

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 9 March 2021

Joshua! Thanks for this awesome review, we love our laneway too (Footscray's very best we think!) - Thanks for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back next time. Jo

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Yay101
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Sally’s - due to Covid and a move to country Vic it’s been a few years between visits. However it’s still the same DTE, cozy place to meet friends, with great food & service. Cheers guys

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 1 March 2021

Thanks so much for your review and for visiting us again! So glad to hear that you once again enjoyed your time with us. Cheers!

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Mathew
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night and great food. Thank you so much guys

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 3 February 2021

Thanks for the great review Mathew - so glad to hear you enjoyed it.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best vegan and vegetarian pizza. The warm olives are delicious. They also do AMAZING non-alcoholic mocktails which is so nice.

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 2 February 2021

Thanks Nicole - so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Look forward to welcoming you back next time. Jo

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Trivia was great with Matty as the host. Food was good and service was quick and convenient with the online ordering system.

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 2 February 2021

~Thanks for your great review - Hope to see you back again soon!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best pizza in the west, if not all of Melbourne.

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 28 January 2021

Thanks Sarah - what a lovely review! See you on your next visit

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Lily
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Everything was great except the gluten free pizza. Quite disappointing, was not tasty and was undercooked and a terrible consistency. One of the worse bases I’ve had. My friends pizzas looked excellent, and I had very high expectations for here, but was quite disappointed. The service, interior and drinks were great however (although a tad pricey for what they were).

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on 28 January 2021

Hi Lily I am sorry to hear that your experience was not great in terms of your Gluten Free Pizza - we spent considerable time at the outset in regards to finding a great option for customers with Gluten Intolerance and we have had great feedback over the years as to how suitable and tasty these are for a GF option. In this instance, I am sorry it did not meet your expectations - however yes, being a GF product, it will be different to our usual pizzas. Thank you for your feedback.

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Tarz
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As per every visit to Back Alley Sally's, everything was great. Fabulous staff & great food

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Alex90
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Over priced boring pizza. Staff were bland and too cool to provide good customer service. All orders are online and they ask for a tip! But we basically served ourself. Will never go back.

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AlannaS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food, staff were really polite and helpful. Lovely way to spend my birthday. Thanks

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Myrara
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It was an alright night. Not the usual atmosphere we've had. Orders were all over the show. Booked for a table inside got seated outside. Considering the current situation it was a pleasant night.

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Lilpidge1971
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this place. Made a last minute booking for NYE. Went with my family 2A + 3K.
Loved the autonomous food and beverage ordering via the app. Pizzas are so good and the nachos were amazing!

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The pizza menu has a few unique varieties and all are reliably tasty.
Great setup in a hidden location.

FAQs

Back Alley Sally's offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9041 6400.

Back Alley Sally's is rated 4.5 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.