Kilburn’s Franco Manca branch is spacious and airy, with high ceilings and lots of light coming in from the windows. Just around the corner from Kilburn station, this north-west London pizzeria is a high street staple. The restaurant features a wall of peel, a wooden paddle for moving pizzas in and out of the oven. The restaurant highlights the skilled artisans who wield the dough into beautiful discs so gracefully by showcasing their work for diners to watch from their tables.
Customers can choose from seven stunning options, which cover a range of simple fresh flavours to complement Franco Manca’s signature sourdough baked in their Tufac brick oven imported from Naples. The dough is slowly fermented for over 20 hours to achieve a tangy flavour that is enhanced by the curated selection of textures and tastes. Pizza no.3 with roasted courgette, ricotta, mozzarella, and Vesuvio tomatoes goes well with the butternut squash and goat’s curd salad.
Specials of the day change frequently and in line with the seasonal produce being grown, but expect great quality ingredients such as British mozzarella, pancetta, and Colston Bassett stilton. Shareable plates and vibrant salads such as fresh burrata Pugliese are recommended to enrich the food experience.
The wood-fired sourdough pizzas are not the only calling point, the organic wines and no logo beers are sourced from Italy and London respectively, paying homage to its roots and restaurant locations.
Great options and alternatives are included in the menu for all dietary requirements from vegan to gluten-free. The restaurant is accessible friendly with wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities. The pizzeria is also child-friendly and good for large groups, bookings are available.
It’s no wonder that Franco Manca has developed a popular status amongst the established pizza chains with their affordable dining and drinks options.