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Keep it in the family. Recipes, stories and news from the faces behind Franco Manca. Speak less, listen more.

Slow fast food

Since opening our first pizzeria in Brixton Market in 2008, we’ve championed slow-rising sourdough pizza and properly sourced, small supplier, seasonal ingredients.

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Wild garlic picking 2024

Spring has well and truly sprung, and here at Franco Manca that can only mean one thing… it’s wild garlic time!

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From Brixton to Brixton

All good things must come to an end, so they say - and become even better. We can’t quite believe it’s happening, but after 15 amazing years at our very first site in Brixton Market, we’re moving!

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Say hello to the new no.10 from Francesco Mazzei!

We are so excited to welcome this delicious (and stunning) new pizza to our menu: Prosciutto Parmacotto, smoked burrata, lightly spiced yellow tomato base, mozzarella, fresh basil & black pepper.

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Franco’s 15th birthday special: introducing the no.15 pizza!

Time flies when you’re eating lots of pizza! We are 15 years old (can you believe it?! We
certainly can’t...)

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Wildfarmed x Franco Manca – a partnership in flour power

Every week, across our 70 restaurants up and down the UK, we use a whopping 21,250 kg of flour to make our famous sourdough.

gathering wild garlic
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Wild garlic picking 2023

Each spring, Franco Manca’s Pizzaioli team travel to the picturesque gardens of Milton Abbey School in Dorset for their wild garlic picking pilgrimage.

the winner of the Sourdough September
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Sourdough September winner Riyana shares her inspiration

After weeks of discussion, we managed to narrow down our shortlist to just 6 entrants, whose pizzas showed incredible creative potential.

heart shaped sourdough pizza
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National Pizza Day

This National Pizza Day, we wanted to do something a bit different. It’s about celebrating all things pizza, so what better way to do this than dishing out the pizza love far and wide?

pizzaiolo creates a pizza

Slow fast food

Since opening our first pizzeria in Brixton Market in 2008, we’ve championed slow-rising sourdough pizza and properly sourced, small supplier, seasonal ingredients.

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