A Slice of Naples in London

FRANCO MANCA, FITZROVIA: An extremely popular wood-fired sourdough pizza joint, Franco Manca was indeed a comparably affordable, delicious way to satisfy my Neapolitan pizza cravings one month after having left Naples. With 18 stores around London, you will rarely find this place without a line during peak dining hours and it is well worth the wait! Considering the exorbitant prices of inner city London food, Franco Manca gives a budget-friendly, satisfyingly appetising Italian meal for anyone to enjoy.

Gloucester Old Spot Ham, Mozzarella, Buffalo Ricotta, Wild Mushrooms – $6.85

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Love the little dashes of colour on here that make this simple pizza great

The good fat: We came here for a late night snack so the portion was perfect to split between the two of us – and would have made for a very fulfilling single meal. The sourdough crust was a first for me, and I really enjoyed it! The wood-fired oven gave it a crunchy, outer crust with a soft chewy dough on the inside. The thin base provided a perfect bottom to the layers of flavouring on top. True to its description, there was a smoky, home-cured Gloucester old ham that gave it a strong, savoury kick which was cut back by the rustic creaminess of the ricotta. The mozzarella gave it the classic, pizza cheesiness and the mushrooms complemented the overall cream based pizza perfectly.

The bad fat: I would’ve liked a bit more tomato, or perhaps even sun-dried ones just to give it a nice complexity of flavour with the touch of sugary sourness. There was also quite a sad amount of spinach on top so an added dash of green would’ve been nice.

Fat-o-meter: 4.5/5


YES – An appetising, vibey and authentic Italian diner for everyone

FAT-O-METER: 4.5/5

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