Franco Manca

Restaurants, Pizza South Kensington
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This Old Brompton Road pizzeria is the South Kensington branch of the Franco Manca group - a chain specialising in slow-rising sourdough pizzas cooked in an authentic Neapolitan brick oven.


Venue name: Franco Manca
Address: 91 Old Brompton Road
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Chandni A

A fairly inexpensive pizzeria that serves sourdough pizzas. The pizzas have a great taste from being baked in the wood fired ovens.

They don't have an extensive list of pizza flavours with a very limited selection of vegetarian pizzas on the menu. Saying that, you can customise your pizza with the toppings you want.

We went for dinner during the week and were seated straight away. The service was very attentive and the staff were very helpful. It is also inexpensive for the standard of food, drink and service.


Franco Manca never disappoints. Of all the pizza joints I've tried in London, they have been the most consistent in terms of taste, service, and their sourdough pizza base. 

I personally prefer my pizza to have a sourdough base because I like how thin the middle is while it still manages to maintain a doughy and crisp crust. The pizzas always come out slightly charred, which I really like because you can taste the fire from the wood-fire oven they use to bake them. They also manage to serve the pizzas rather quickly, the wait is never longer than 10 minutes once you've placed your order. 

This time, my friend and I both went for their daily meat special. This consisted of smoked buffalo mozzarella with their signature ham and topped with some broccolini. It was a simple combination but the flavours and ingredients worked very well together! There was a good amount of ham on the pizza, very generous with the cheese and I liked that the chunks of broccolini were visible and cooked well. 

As with most thin crust pizzas, it was inevitable that the centre bit was slightly soggy because of the amount of cheese used. However, this did not take away from how delicious the pizza was! I enjoyed mine with some of their chili oil, which isn't too spicy. I like to eat the centre parts of the pizza with all the ingredients first then move onto the crust at the end. As I mentioned above, the inside of the crust is doughy, which gives it a good chew, while the edges remain crisp from the oven. 

We came around 8PM on a weekday, so it wasn't too busy. There was definitely a crowd but we didn't have to wait for a table and were seated immediately. We were also served a jug of tap water as we sat down, which I thought was efficient. Ordering was a breeze and so was asking for the bill and paying at the end of our meal. 

Teodora T

Definitely the best pizza in town. You can always get a table even at the busiest times. Great staff, affordable!

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