Sun: 12:00 - 22:30
Mon: 12:00 - 22:00
Tues: 12:00 - 22:00
Wed: 12:00 - 22:00
Thurs: 12:00 - 23:30
Fri: 12:00 - 23:30
Sat: 12:00 - 23:30
Nearest StationOxford Circus
020 7580 1913
Franco Manca is rated highly for its iconic Sourdough pizza. The pizza is made from slow-rising sourdough (minimum 20 hours) and is baked in a wood burning 'tufae' brick oven creating a maximum flavour and taste.You can't make a booking so just turn up when's good for you; it's first come, first served
Visited around 4pm on a Wednesday, it was not particularly busy and the restaurant seemed well staffed. There wasn't any server looking after me and my companion. After having to raise my hand to get the attention of one of the waiting staff (whom were all having what seemed to be an informal group discussion) they came over and stood in silence. I asked which wine they would recommend for my order, they pointed at the most expensive bottle. When asking why this selection was appropriate I was met with the baffling response "It's red". I didn't enjoy being taken for a fool at an establishment which allegedly champions authentic sourcing of fine ingredients. The pizza was mediocre in quality, burnt base and doughy surface. The toppings were so unevenly distributed that there were moments of eating slices of dough. In fairness the style is rustic and the price is affordable so I was prepared for a few bumps. Overall a letdown as it was my first visit thanks to a recommendation from a friend.
Very poor experience. My party of two was seated downstairs, right beneath a blaring speaker. The room was already noisy, but the music volume made it deafening. Once seated, we waited for nearly twenty minutes without being addressed by a single member of staff. No water brought to the table, no asking if we wanted to order, nothing. Eventually, I told a passing member of staff that we were ready to order if someone could see to us, and they looked at me, still walking, and put out a single finger without saying a word. A nonverbal “wait”. They then proceeded to to assist another nearby table for a moment and then began cleaning the drinks bar. At no point did they return to our table. Shortly thereafter, we left and went to the Franco Manca Covent Garden location a few minutes walk away and had a very pleasant meal. I will not being returning here.
Since the brand has been sold to Pizza Express, the quality has dropped big times. We truly miss Franco the old original way. Not worth it. Much better options on the market with similar pricing.
Amazing service!!! The one in tooting was terrible but everywhere else the food has always been amazing, the staff is super friendly and everyone knows how to do their job. Will definitely be coming here again ! :)
We love Franco Manca as a company, but haven't had the best experience at this site. It wasn't particularly busy when we were there, yet it took ages for us to be served-- we saw several guests arrive after us get served and have their food arrive before our orders were taken-- we nearly left! Not sure what the case was.