Franco Manca East Dulwich

Italian, Pizza·

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Italian, Pizza
Cosy, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Child friendly
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About Franco Manca East Dulwich

Franco Manca on Lordship lane is the pizzeria to go to for a laidback and easy-going vibe. The restaurant has outdoor seating and is close to Goose green while East Dulwich tube station is not far. If you’re in the area to catch a movie at the picture house or are checking out the House of Dreams museum, a slice of fresh sourdough pizza before or after would not go amiss. Well-located in a good area for friendly pubs and quaint cafes, this cosy joint has got you sorted for a date or a casual weekend pizza run.

Daily specials are always updated according to latest imports and seasonal availabilities on the blackboard. Tomatoes are brought in from well-known Italian regions and toppings may include British mozzarella, watercress beetroot pesto, and spicy venticina salami. The wines are vegan and organic, sourced from Piedmont, Abruzzo, and Sicilian vineyards in Italy.

Flexitarian options are available to suit everyone from halal eaters to vegetarians but still ensuring that each pizza is packed with flavour and texture. Kid’s menus are offered without comprising on flavour or quality either. The dessert menu is simple but delicious with Italian classics like tiramisu.

The signature 20 hour slow rise fermented sourdough is prepared everyday with military precision to guarantee the best pizza at any time of day. The dough is not yeasted; instead a starter from the 18th century is used to create a unique flavour for the base. The pizzaiolos are a delight to watch with their peels and Naples-imported wood-fired ovens.

The team at the easy-going East Dulwich branch are friendly and attentive. Expect great pizza that is expertly executed with simple and scrumptious toppings.  With high standards of quality and so reasonably priced, you better get going because seating is first come, first served.


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Franco Manca East Dulwich?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Franco Manca East Dulwich.

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Location for Franco Manca East Dulwich

21 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8EW

020 8299 4017


Opening Times

All day
Mon 11:30-23:00
Tue 11:30-23:00
Wed 11:30-23:00
Thu 11:30-23:00
Fri 11:30-23:00
Sat 11:30-23:00
Sun 11:30-22:30

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Helen L

Crusts to be savoured
11 June 2016  
Carb dodgers; meet your kryptonite. A single bite into my margherita, and I was swooning. The scant toppings were clearly top-notch - San Marzano tomatoes were particularly fine - while the sourdough crust was chewy and moreish, thanks to a secret recipe and the kickass wood-fired Tuff oven. Of course you could add the likes of organic bresaola or chorizo, but why bother when the latter’s proof that Franco Manca pizzas are best when dialed down to the simplest components? (Perish the thought, you can even go cheeseless if you must). As such, the teeny menu makes ordering a cinch: a handful of pizzas, the odd special and not a lot else. Wines - all four of them - are served in squat, swipe-proof tumblers and come in at under £4 a glass. Jolly quaffable they are too. It's not a place to linger and you’ll be awkwardly shoehorned in during hectic lunch and dinner services, so time your meal with cunning to avoid ridiculous queues. (Good citizens have been known to wait a rain-soaked hour to get their fill, but given the grub is cheap as chips and tasty as heck, I’ve happily donned a pack-a-mac and joined ‘em). Get in there early and you can saunter straight to a table alongside the dough-twirling chefs. Their masterful production line sums up the experience: artisanal skill and wonderful ingredients in a pleasingly no-frills environment.
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