Franco Manca (Tottenham Court Road), London

1.07.2015

A much needed catch-up with one of my best friend before Christmas, since he works around Warren Street so I suggested Franco Manca for a quick lunch spot. I had never been before but heard good reviews and was said to be one of the best pizza in town.

Franco Manca is no Pizza Hut, using slow rising sourdough and baked in wood burning oven giving a very distinctive taste. The menu is small with only 6 pizzas to choose from, using mostly British sourced organic ingredients and selecting rare breeds to produce their charcuterie. 

Tomato, Cured Organic Chorizo and Mozzarella

Gloucester Old Spot Ham (home cured), Mozzarella, Buffalo Ricotta, Wild Mushrooms and little Tomato

My dear friend went for the tomato, cured organic chorizo and mozzarella and I went for the ham, mozzarella, ricotta, wild mushrooms and little tomato. The base was thin and crispy as it is baked minutes before it is served. For the size, it's massive (for a girl!) and I had to force myself to finish it.I like dipping my ends in olive oil and for their chilli oil, it's actually quiet spicy. A slightly more generous helping of toppings would have been prefer but great pizza overall.

I'm impressed with Franco Manca, I may have not been to Italy and tasted the best pizza in the world. For the size, quality of ingredients and price it is incredibly good value for London. At under £7 for each pizza, you can't really complain much.

Score Rating: 3.5/5
Price: ~£10/head (Thanks my dear friend for treating me to lunch, ~£14 for 2 people)

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http://www.francomanca.co.uk/restaurants/tottenham-court-road/

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