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.