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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.

wild garlic field
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Wild garlic picking

This year, a small team of pizzaioli from our Southampton and Bath pizzeria headed down to hand pick bags of wild garlic, ready to be made into our wild garlic pesto.

wild garlic picking
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Wild garlic pesto

Each March our pizzaioli from all over the country and our central support team go to Dorset to forage for this fresh and fragrant ingredient, ready to star on our spring menu.

Franco Manca pizza is art
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Franco is missing but his spirit is not

The art on our walls has always been a big part of our experience. Our pizzerias feature the work of the late Enzo Apicella and Paul Davis, an artist and the creator of our Franco Manca logo.

Enzo Apicella lager
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The Enzo project

Our pizzerias have featured artwork by our friend, the late, great Enzo Apicella (1922-2018) since we opened in Brixton Market in 2008.

Christmas cooking in Franco Manca
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Thank you

For helping us get pizza to those who need it most. We encouraged customers, food banks, homeless shelters, emergency services workers and charities to reach out to us to arrange collections of our pizzas.

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