Franco Manca

Restaurants , Italian South Hackney
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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London’s favourite pizza parlour opens its Broadway Market branch. Here is a review of the original, in Brixton Market.

Venue name: Franco Manca
Contact:
Address: 52 Broadway Market
London
E8 4QJ
Transport: Rail: London Fields or bus 26, 48, 55
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4.2 / 5

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L-J
tastemaker

An authentic snippet of Naples on Broadway market. It was a stunner of summer's evening, we strolled along the Regents canal turning off towards London fields, into a haven of al fresco drinking and dining. The crowd was cool and trendy in a refreshingly unpretentious way. Franco Manca sits near the top end of this characterful street, on the right hand side. You can't book but the staff were amazingly welcoming, took our names, offered us bottles of beer whilst we waited. We mooched around taking in the atmosphere, as everyone relaxed and chatted. Our table was ready quicker than anticipated, we had a prime spot to watch the chefs at work.


The staff all Italian happily shared their unique pizza cooking technique all centred around their "Tuff" impressive wood burning oven, packing a heat of 500 degrees. A little mesmerised by the explosion of sourdough in the extreme heat, as pizzas appeared ready from dough to plate in 90 seconds. The ingredients all mouthwatering and classic Neapolitan flavours, expect tons of mozzarella, chorizo and tomatoes. The only downside I could mention is the wine, not a great offering stick to an aperol spritz and their no logo bottled beers a steel at £3.35 The quality of food and service is excellent, but what really makes this place is the amazing value for money.


It really is hands down the BEST £6.95 I have ever spent on a pizza. Go hang out of the fields after in the sun, or pop in for a tipple at the Cat and Mutton on the way home.

Annalisa B

Franco Manca never fails to disappoint. There are always a bunch of lively Italians waiters behind this successful chain and a love for Neapolitan style pizza. They are currently in every prominent area in London and expanding. There is probably one near every Londoner by now. The Formula? Keep the price more realistic than most other pizza chains

Tamsin C

Great little spot on Broadway Market - delicious sourdough pizza and great prices.

Emma

I have to say, my visit to Franco Manca in London Fields was completely  opposite to Valentina. Great service, flawlessly clean restaurant and mouthwatering fluffy pizza! 

V E

We found a cockroach in pizza! The dinner with my friends was absolutely disgusting. The staff seemed already prepared for this type of problem. I suggest not going to eat pizza to Franco Manca in Goodge Street - 98 Tottenham Court Road , London! October 2014.

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