Check out Birmingham’s very own Neapolitan-style pizzeria in the heart of town. Surrounded the bustle of the high street filled with shops and cafes, Franco Manca sits, ready to invite you in for some smashing pizza. There’s a cinema nearby, for some post-pizza entertainment, the local sights, and a park, for a stroll to work up your appetite. The location is superb and is just around the corner from Birmingham New Street station. What are you waiting for?
The restaurant used to be a bank before being converted into the Franco Manca pizzeria we all know and love today. The interior is big and bright, with hanging lights swooped across the room, shining light on the beautiful pizzas. There a warm wooden accents in the furniture and flooring, complemented by the exposed red brick walls and artwork. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, made all the more familiar by the accommodating staff.
On the blackboard, you’ll see the daily specials, which features the meat and vegetarians highlights of the day as well as the extra ingredients you can order. The menu boasts seven fantastic pizza options, such as the no. 3 featuring roasted potato and onion, British mozzarella and Colston Basset stilton and pesto on a light base of tomatoes. You can customise your pizzas by adding brilliant toppings like the delicious Yorkshire fennel sausage.
You may notice the produce is either imported from Italy or sourced from the UK. A great amount of care and research has been put into selecting the cured meats, vegetables, and cheeses. The tomatoes are of course Italian with a variety ranging from the San Marzano tomatoes to the D.O.P. red and yellow Piennolos. The meats feature wild boar mortadella from Umbria and Ventricina salami from Veneto. You’ll definitely want to have a bit of everything!