Restaurant review: Franco Manca

This might be the best pizza I’ve had outside of Italy.

I stumbled across this place entirely by accident, upon a quick Google of nearby eateries when leaving a bar on Maiden Lane. A queue outside was an encouraging sign, though we were hungry, so didn’t want to wait long. Fortunately, the place was incredibly efficient, and we were seated downstairs within a few minutes.

The menu is small, but each item piqued my interest. Keeping it simple, pizzas are served with a minimal toppings, but more can be added if you desire. The menu includes lots of detail about of the origin of the food, such as the olives and chorizo, which was a nice touch. There’s a choice of two beers, and an array of wines.

The atmosphere was bustling, without feeling too frantic, and the service was professional and friendly.

And it’s cheap. Really cheap. There’s not many places in London where you can get a meal of this quality with a drink for little over a tenner. I’ll definitely be back.

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