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Francesca's Bar

4.8
4.8
17 Reviews
$41 to $100
Pizzeria

This isn’t just any place, it’s your best mate’s place Francesca doesn’t do frills. She’s all about good drinks, great friends and unforgettable moments. Her place is a hey-how-ya-going vibe, spinning all your favourite tunes with endless games of ping pong. Oh, and did someone say pizza? With a back bar that does tasty like nobody’s business – whatever you’re after, she’s got you covered. Even take over for the night, she can cater to almost any get together, because her place is your place.

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Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Pub, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–1:00 am
    Fri 5:00 pm–3:00 am
    Sat 3:00 pm–3:00 am
    Sun 3:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9481 1222

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Northcote

  • Cross Street

    Near Corner of Bastings St & High St

  • Public Transit

    86 Tram Line / Hurstbridge Train Line (Westgarth Station) / South Morang Train Line (Northcote Station)

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Thursday Trvia

    Multiple dates available
    Thursday Trivia our host Geoff for free every week. Begins shortly after 7pm with food and drinks available from the tables. First prize wins a $100 bar voucher, second prize a six pack of local beer, plus jugs of beer and cider up for grabs to win throughout the evening. Teams are limited to six people at a time but feel free to spread yourselves across a couple of tables to compete against each other!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

On Tap

  • Doss Blockos 'X' XPA 4.8%, Melbourne, VIC$6.50

    • Brooklyn Bel Air Sour Ale 4.5%, Brooklyn NY, USA$6.50

      • New Belgium Brewing "Voodoo Ranger" IPA 6.8%, Fort Collins, Colorado$7.00

        • James Squire Orchard Crush Cider 4.8%, Camperdown, NSW$6.50

          • Lick Pier Tropical Ginger Beer 4.0%, St Kilda, VIC$6.50

            • Furphy Crisp Lager 4.5%, Geelong, VIC$6.00

              • Furphy Refreshing Ale 4.4%, Geelong, VIC$6.00

                • White Rabbit Dark Ale 4.9%, Healesville, VIC$6.50

                  • Fury & Son Pale Ale, 5.2%, Keilor Park, VIC$6.50

                    • 3 Ravens Black Oatmeal Stout 4.5%. Thornbury, VIC$7.00

                      • Little Creatures "Radiator" Chocolate Stout 6.4%, Geelong, VIC$7.00

                        • Fury & Son Vanilla Milk Stout 5.5%, Keilor Park, VIC$7.00

                          Specials

                          • Doss "D" Draft

                            • 375ml$10.00

                          Bottles and Cans

                          • Doss Blockos 'X' XPA 4.6%, Abbotsford VIC$10.00

                            • Brooklyn Lager 5.2%, Brooklyn, New York$10.00

                              • Kaiju Krush! Tropical Pale Ale 4.7%, Dandenong, VIC$11.00

                                • Golden Axe Cider 5.2%, Dandenong, VIC$10.00

                                  • Blackmans Brewery Arthur Smoked Porter 6%, Torquay, Vic$12.00

                                    • Blackmans Brewery Juicy Banger 5.6%, Torquay, Vic$12.00

                                      • James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale 4.2%, Camperdown NSW$9.00

                                        • James Boags Premium 4.6%, Launceston, TAS$9.00

                                          • Melbourne Bitter 4.6%, Carlton, VIC$9.00

                                            • Coopers 'Green' Pale Ale 4.5%, Regency Park, SA$9.00

                                              • Hanh Ultra Crisp (Low Carb & GF) 4.2%, Auburn NSW$9.00

                                                • Byron Bay Brewery Premium Lager 4.2%, Byron Bay NSW$9.00

                                                  • Corona Extra 4.5%, Mexico$9.50

                                                    • Heineken 5% Holland$9.50

                                                      • Kirin Megumi 4.5% Japan$9.50

                                                        • Guinness Draught Stout, 4.2%, Ireland

                                                          • 440ml$12.00
                                                        • White Rabbit Dark Ale 4.9%, Geelong, VIC$10.00

                                                          • 3 Ravens Acid Sour 3.5%, Thornbury, VIC$10.00

                                                            • Feral Brewing Co Smoked Porter 4.9%, Baskerville, WA$10.00

                                                              • Feral Brewing Co War Hog IPA 7.5%, Baskerville, WA$12.00

                                                                • Lick Pier Ginger Beer 4.0% St Kilda$9.50

                                                                  VIC suggested serve with ice & fresh Lime

                                                                  • Little Creatures IPA 6.4%, Geelong, VIC$11.50

                                                                    • Panhead Super Charger APA 5.7%, Wellington, NZ$10.00

                                                                      • Panhead Quick Change XPA 4.6%, Wellington, NZ$9.50

                                                                        • Sample Brew 3/4 IPA 4.2%, Collingwood VIC$9.50

                                                                          • Sample Brew Pale Ale 4.6%, Collingwood VIC$9.00

                                                                            • Stone & Wood 'Pacific Ale' 4.4% Byron Bay, NSW$9.50

                                                                              • Stomping Ground Passionfruit Smash Sour 4.2%, Abbotsford, VIC$10.00

                                                                                • Little Creatures 'Pipsqueak' Apple Cider 5.2% Fremantle, WA$10.00

                                                                                  • Coast Hard Seltzer Watermelon 4.0%, Torquay, VIC$10.00

                                                                                    • Moon Dog Fizzer Tropical Seltzer 4.0 %, Preston, VIC$10.00

                                                                                      • Moon Dog Fizzer Raspberry Sorbet 4%, Preston, VIC$10.00

                                                                                        • Moon Dog Fizzer Peach Iced Tea 4.0%, Preston, VIC$10.00

                                                                                          • Colonial Small Ale 3.5%, Port Melbourne, VIC$10.00

                                                                                            • 3 Ravens Orange Sherbert Creamsicle 3.5%, Thornbury, VIC

                                                                                              • 375ml$12.00
                                                                                            • 3 Ravens "Freya" Red Rye IPA 8%, Thornbury, VIC

                                                                                              • 375ml$14.00
                                                                                            • 3 Ravens Juicy Mandarin IPA 6%, Thornbury, VIC$12.00

                                                                                              • Hawkers Beneath The Trees We Gather Sour, Yuzu and Plum Kettle Sour, 7%, VIC$12.00

                                                                                                • Heineken 0.0, 0%, Holland$5.00

                                                                                                  Last updated: 16 October 2021

                                                                                                  What 17 people are saying

                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                  4.8
                                                                                                  4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                  • 4.6Food
                                                                                                  • 4.8Service
                                                                                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                  • 4.6Value

                                                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                  1. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    Melbourne

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on 20 November 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Had the best time, absolutely amazing staff! So friendly, amazing vibe, beautiful atmosphere, delicious cocktails, great music, it was the most accommodating place I have ever been to! All the bar and wait staff working last night were the most beautiful fun souls. Will definitely be back :)

                                                                                                  2. C

                                                                                                    Carla

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Love Francescas so much !!! The vibes, drinks food, everything is great !!!!!

                                                                                                  3. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    Gold Coast

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Francescas Bar never disappoints with a large range of drinks on the menu at a very good price. The atmosphere is great with friendly staff that make the experience even better

                                                                                                  4. AD

                                                                                                    AndreaD

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 12 November 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    We just had the best night! All the staff were so friendly and accommodating. Drinks were awesome. Top vibes! Perfect night out!’

                                                                                                  5. DP

                                                                                                    DemiP

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 12 November 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Great great great 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

                                                                                                  6. TH

                                                                                                    TaiH

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 12 November 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Excellent venue, staff are super helpful and very friendly. Will definitely be back!

                                                                                                  7. SK

                                                                                                    StephKu

                                                                                                    Melbourne

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 11 November 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Francesca's is my go to venue for a fun hang. Trivia on Thursday is a hoot. The cocktails (and mocktails!) are fire! Such a good venue to gather some mates and let your hair down. Killer

                                                                                                  8. RM

                                                                                                    RenataM

                                                                                                    Melbourne

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on 11 November 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Really cannot fault this lovely Northcote bar! Amazing cocktail selection, such friendly delightful staff and food is great (special shout out to the woodfired pizzas). Trivia on Thursdays is also brilliant!

                                                                                                  9. LG

                                                                                                    LianaG

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 11 November 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                    came to trivia night had a great time my friends and I always come to francescas one of our faves and go to for local shenanigans

                                                                                                  10. V

                                                                                                    Velvet

                                                                                                    Melbourne

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on 1 November 2021

                                                                                                    overall2food1service4ambience3

                                                                                                    Service and beers were good. Food was well below average and disappointing. Not eating here again. Drink only

                                                                                                  11. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    Gold Coast

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Great staff

                                                                                                  12. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 27 October 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    awesome, bar staff are super friendly and very accomodating!

                                                                                                  13. TB

                                                                                                    ThomasB

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 27 October 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Absolutely fantastic bar. I love going there so much. Will be back VERY soon!

                                                                                                  14. MM

                                                                                                    MichelleM

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 25 October 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                    A relaxed atmosphere with super helpful and friendly staff. Our bookclub goes here regularly and the staff go out of their way to find us a quiet table so we can discuss.

                                                                                                  15. T

                                                                                                    Tess

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 23 October 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Our cocktails were amazing, food was great, staff were absolutely divine. Best way to return to normal! Can’t wait to head back next weekend

                                                                                                  16. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    Melbourne

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 23 October 2021

                                                                                                    overall2food1service5ambience1

                                                                                                    Booked for lunch and arrived being told no pizza until after 3:30…. The rest of the menu is pretty lacklustre… ended up having a few drinks and going somewhere else for food. We were also sat in the dark back corner with no vibe.

                                                                                                  17. D

                                                                                                    Deanna

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on 22 October 2021

                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                    We had an outside booking for 6 @9pm - myself and my friends honestly had such a fun time. Considering it was the first night out of lockdown - all staff were so, super friendly and catered to all our needs. Drinks were delicious also! Overall such a fun night and great experience - will definitely be back! Highly highly recommend! Thanks so much Frannies!

                                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                                  Francesca's Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 17 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 bookings at the moment.

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                                                                                                  Booked 6 times today
                                                                                                  Experiences are available.
                                                                                                  Google Map for Francesca's Bar

                                                                                                  222 High St Northcote, AU-VIC 3070

                                                                                                  • Cross Street

                                                                                                    Near Corner of Bastings St & High St

                                                                                                  • Area

                                                                                                    Northcote

                                                                                                  • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–1:00 am
                                                                                                    Fri 5:00 pm–3:00 am
                                                                                                    Sat 3:00 pm–3:00 am
                                                                                                    Sun 3:00 pm–1:00 am

                                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                                    Pizzeria, Pub, Tapas / Small Plates

                                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                                                  • Dress Code

                                                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                                                  • Public Transit

                                                                                                    86 Tram Line / Hurstbridge Train Line (Westgarth Station) / South Morang Train Line (Northcote Station)

                                                                                                  • Payment Options

                                                                                                    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                                    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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