Restaurant review: Franco Manca, Belsize Park, north London

Pizza is my favourite and Franco Manca is my favourite pizza joint in London. Nothing else comes close for me and I love the fact they now seem to be springing up all over the place. After the first branch opened in Brixton Market in 2008, the brand has gone from strength to strength. I introduced Gem to their delights of the pizza when she popped down to visit London for the day.

So what did I go for? Always the number 4. Salty home-cured Gloucester Old Spot Ham, creamy mozzarella, buffalo ricotta, soft wild mushrooms and juicy tomatoes on a chewy, sourdough base. Crisp on the outside yet soft in the middle, the base is the star attraction of the show. Especially when dipped in the gorgeous chilli oil on offer. Paired with their own brand cider, it was the ideal lunchtime treat.

Franco Manca is always so reasonably priced, always so delicious and the staff are always so attentive. For a cheap eat but without any compromising on taste, it always gets a gold star. Those who say London is an expensive place to eat clearly don't know where to look.


  1. Franco Manca is so good! I used to live only a couple of minutes away from one of their restaurants and ate there way more often than I'd care to admit on the internet. Ha!

    - Elodie x

  2. Ahh I love Franco Manca so much, and I love that there's now enough branches that there's no need to queue! Yay!

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  3. I'm not a huge pizza fan but I LOVE Franca Manca - so envious as proper super thin pizza like this isn't really a thing in Dubai! x

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