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“A great addition to the Northcote Road dining scene”
Review of Franco Manca

Franco Manca
Ranked #2,654 of 22,544 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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968 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 522 helpful votes
“A great addition to the Northcote Road dining scene”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a branch of a burgeoning empire which began in the dumps of Brixton but has since spread to the Olympic Westfield Shopping Extravaganza in Stratford amongst other places. It occupies the site of a defunct steakhouse next to the not so popular as it once was Red Lola Spanish Tapas (whose second branch just down the road has recently supplanted an Austrian schnitzel and bier haus (I preferred the Austrian predecessor), and whose most recent neighbour is a Turkish restaurant. Such is the diversity of gastronomic fare available in just a small stretch of the Northcote Road nowadays.

Franco Manca is a small space with a lively open kitchen at the back serving a small number of thin crust pizzas with a rotating specials of the day, a mozzarella or two as starters and a few desserts.

Service is prompt and efficient as it has to be as the place quickly gets packed weekends with queuing outside not unusual, no doubt much to the envy of the Red Lola management whose once busy establishment has been curiously rather empty ever since Franco Manca opened its doors here. And deservedly so.

  • Visited January 2014
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Brilliant Service”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

I had the Number 4 and it was brilliant. The service was brilliant. We were served by Radka. The wine was organic, it was a lovely Saturday afternoon and not too busy. The pizza was fantastic and I would definitely come again!

  • Visited February 2014
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essex
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“Great food, great service!!!”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

If you love good food, quality ingredients and great service this is the place for you!!!
The food is always fresh and very tasty, served with smile. Quality of the ingredients is excellent!
I am addicted to Franco's buffalo mozzarella and burrata which both come from Italy (so none of that fake tasteless crap other places serve) just original, creamy, buttery delight...
Service is always excellent, staff very friendly and keen to help.
All of this comes with very good value for money too. That's way I keep coming back!!!
Highly recommended!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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“Great London Pizza”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

We really loved the Pizza at Franco Manca, better if you go during the week because from Friday can be busy. The pizza was great as the service at really reasonable price. We are so happy that we have found a really good value for money pizzeria!

  • Visited January 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“The best pizza Napoletana in London”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

If you are a pizza lover and want to try a real pizza Napoletana made by a proper pizzaiolo you need to come to Franco manca! This is the real deal and you'll not spent more then
£10 per person for a beer and a pizza! Amazing organic food and drinks at really reasonable price, and for London this is a treasure find! Just Amazing.... Love it so much

Visited January 2014
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