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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.

mixed cheese and radicchio sourdough pizza
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Mixed cheese and radicchio pizza

Once you have made your sourdough pizza base, use this recipe to add toppings.

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.

dough making process
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How to make sourdough at home. The Franco Manca way

Pizza is for everyone. This recipe will allow you to make our sourdough at home, using either a sourdough starter or yeast.

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.

picking tomatoes for pizza

Terroir and tomatoes

Our food is fast, but we never cut corners, especially not with tomatoes. Proper pizza needs proper tomatoes.

the best Franco Manca team
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Pizza and people

We’re proud to be sourdough pizza pioneers. We love our food, and want to work with people who do too. 

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.

Bringing Napoli eating culture. Closer to you.

Find a pizzeria near you. Then eat your crusts.

New icons and unexpected heroes

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