It was Germany, not Italy, that inspired Francoforte Spaghetti Bar.

Owner and first-time restaurateur Julian Staltari was in Frankfurt when he noticed the local trend for micro-restaurants. Thus Francoforte (that’s Italian for Frankfurt), Perth’s first specialty-spaghetti restaurant, was born.

The small menu means each dish is necessarily distinctive, but they all involve spaghetti. There’s a range of classic sauces as well as more unusual options. On any given night the chefs at Francoforte might cook up pig-cheek carbonara or kangaroo bolognese. Classic antipasto and tiramisu are also on the menu.

The space is calm and minimalist. Thanks to an open-plan kitchen with a big viewing space, patrons are treated to a made-with-love-type atmosphere. Combine this with an outdoor seating area and a bunch of cosy two-seaters, and Francoforte shapes up as a good spot for a romantic meal.

With only a selection of flavoured and original Pellegrino on the menu, you might want to take advantage of the BYO policy. At only $4 per six pack or bottle of wine, it’s cheap. Just be aware that Francoforte doesn’t take reservations.

Get there early to avoid the regular rush, or maybe even a bit later.

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Updated: December 21st, 2021

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