Franco Manca’s Bristol pizzeria is centrally located in the heart of town, perfect for any agenda, as long as pizza is a priority. For concert goers, the 02 Academy and Colston Hall are just around the corner, for a five minute walking distance to queuing up for a performance with a belly full of delicious sourdough pizza.
There are loads of things to do and see in the area too from the Palestine Museum and cultural centre to the Bristol Hippodrome for a West end musical or pantomime to the Crypt of St. John. Nearby there’s also the Old Fish Market, the Medieval Vaults, and the Lanes for a post-pizza bowling sesh with your mates. There’s so much going on in Bristol town, and Franco Manca is here to keep you full of energy to take it all on.
The restaurant itself is a converted bank, the wood-fired Tufac brick oven are where the old manager use to sit in his office. The exterior is pretty, and the interior is just as charming, with wooden accents giving a rustic touch to this friendly pizzeria. A key feature of the room is the aroma of fresh pizzas made to order, baking away in the custom-built imported ovens from Naples.
The menu features seven stunning pizza versions that will spoil you for choice, whether you’re vegan or a carnivore. The blackboard is where the daily specials are written, so expect the likes of silky burrata, Calabrian anchovies, wild garlic pesto, and more. The service at Franco Manca is great and accommodating. The restaurant is fully disabled accessible, and has baby changing facilities on site for a family-friendly evening out.
Booking can be made for larger parties of eight or more, otherwise the restaurant operates on a first come, first served basis, so get going!