Francoforte Spaghetti Bar

Features

good for groups
outdoor area
BYO
late night dining
no reservations
open late
takeaway
Italian

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.