Right around the corner from Goodge Street or Euston Square underground station is where you’ll find the Tottenham Court Road edition of Franco Manca’s popular pizzeria. The chain has developed a cult-like following with its successful rendition of a traditional Naples pizza. Real Italians find the experience authentic; the British restaurant was one of the first sourdough imports in this style and has continued to serve smashing pizzas ever since.
To soak up a bit culture, there are plenty of museums and things to do and see in the area such as the Museum of Zoology and the British Museum. There are plenty of hotels and pretty green spaces in the area, from Russell Square to the sprawling Regent’s park which encompasses London zoo. You’ll find no shortage of sights to see after your pizza. The pizzeria is also perfectly located for university students, with close proximity to UCL and SOAS.
The interior of the restaurant is spacious and welcoming. The wooden accents that feature on the furniture, flooring, and the walls give the room a warm, rustic touch. The atmosphere is buzzing and the waiters are friendly, making the whole experience familiar and happy. The ovens are a main feature of the pizzeria; you’ll see a couple of pizzaiolos handling the dough with expert skill.
The dough itself is made with such precision, for a slow-rising 20 hour prove to ensure that everyone gets the best pizza. The pizza chefs are well-trained at manipulating the dough and wielding the wooden peels to cook the pizzas for precisely 40 seconds. You won’t be able to forget the delicious, enticing aroma of a freshly baked sourdough pizza topped with great ingredients. The ingredients are sourced from Italy and Britain, for an amazing selection of stunning cured meats, cheeses, and a colourful range of vegetables.