Back Alley Sally's

4.4
88 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 88 people are sayingWrite a review
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RussellH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent New Years Eve drinks and food package at Lickerty Split.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great space.
Tuesday $8 pizza specials were good value.
Stools weren't so comfortable to sit on though given a larger group.

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EddieK
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night with great food and excellent staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The service was extremely disappointing. We had to ask for plates and cutlery, we weren’t offered a tab, there was no table service and one of the meals that was ordered and paid for was completely forgotten about. This has not been my previous experience, but after this I wouldn’t be in a rush to come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value tasty food, and love the laid-back atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not what we expected… no service whatsoever, had no clue how to order. Didn’t get any cutlery when food got served, had to go to the bar to ask for some.

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Bbw1
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The pizza was nicely cooked but such sweet bbq sauce it was almost inedible. The mac and cheese was watery and so without any flavour whatsoever. Disappointing as its a great space.

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UnderStaffed
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Unfortunately staff were under a lot of pressure and clearly needed more help - this lead long wait times for drinks, wrong food orders and general mayhem. I think worth another try, hopefully less hectic next time.

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2lilpiggies
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little gem in Footscray. Casual and understated until you try the food and cocktails. Soo good. Highly recommend for those in the area and wanting to try something a little different.

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ErinL
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to catch up with friends in a friendly space with delicious food :)

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on November 29, 2021

Thanks so much for your review Erin, glad to hear you had a great time! Thanks

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience . Relaxing atmosphere . Service was wonderful ,, food was filling and tasty , music just right in volume . Lovely little place

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thanks John, what a lovely review to read! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. See you next time

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KylieK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to all the staff on Friday night. Booked a table for 6. Nice comfy booth. Celebrated a friends birthday. Staff allowed me to bring in a cake hide it behind the bar, until we were ready for it. Birthday was a hit. To my surprise everyone joined in to sing ‘Happy Birthday’. To all the staff that helped me keep the cake a surprise from the birthday girl… thank you.
Definitely coming back

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GabM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So impressed with this little hidden gem in Footscray - great food, great service and really enjoyed the atmosphere. It was also cool to go downstairs and buy some unique stuff from the general store as well as the wine we'd just enjoyed! Will definitely be coming back and telling EVERYONE about this place! We took a walk afterwards and captured this amazing view!

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Beebag75
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

3 of us ordered Parma, one of us had to check up on the status of the order, twice- because the other two had already finished our dinner and she was still waiting on her order.
I liked mine though- serving was big and it was only $10 on Parma night.
Noise wise, music was relatively loud for normal conversation volume.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We ordered cocktails upon arrival and it took half an hour. We went up to ask how long it would take and were met with indifference.

First poor experience at BAS. Won't stop us coming back of course but thought you should know.

JB
JaysonB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great place and it was awesome to be back. Staff friendly and attentive as always and the food and beers were great too

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thanks so much for your great review Jayson. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit - we look forward to welcoming you back next time!

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Julesdm
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
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 on October 24, 2021
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 August 3, 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 August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music choice was good but the music volume was too loud

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on August 9, 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 July 31, 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 July 30, 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 July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Out of lock down!!

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West
1 review
Dined on July 15, 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 July 25, 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 July 10, 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 July 13, 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
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on July 6, 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 June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on July 6, 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 June 25, 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 June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Adele0077
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on May 28, 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 May 12, 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 May 28, 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 May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AshR
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GulenSarantis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on May 1, 2021

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

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Anon
1 review
Dined on April 10, 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 April 19, 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 March 28, 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 March 29, 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 March 27, 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 March 29, 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 March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere yummiest Pizza and friendly service

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on March 26, 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 March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great
Vibe great
Service great
Location great

Back Alley Sally's
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thanks for your review Aleks!

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vipRita
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 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 March 26, 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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FAQs

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

Back Alley Sally's is rated 4.4 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.