• Franco Manca - Upper St

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. UK chain of pizzerias est. 1986 in Brixton Market as a stand alone shop by Franco who later sold the business to his friends who named the shop "Franco Manca" (Italian for “Franco is missing”) as an homage to the founder. Makes sourdough pizza from slow-rising dough, which are baked in a wood-fired oven. One pizza is vegan by default; may pay for additional toppings such as spinach, artichokes, and plant-based cheese. Also has rotating vegan specials. Other vegan menu items are olives, pizza bread, and dessert sorbet. Open Mon-Thu 12:00-22:30, Fri-Sat 12:00-23:00, Sun 12:00-22:00.

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4 Reviews

First Review by StefanoE


Points +70

31 May 2022

Great Pizza & Dips 🍕

Great, cheap sour dough pizza. Don’t have vegan cheese but I had the vegan special which was great. The marinara is a classic and under £6!

Reliable pizza all the time



Points +1817

03 Apr 2022


Pizza arrived way too late without the garlic dip, but besides that it was lacking everything. It had no vegan cheese, almost no sauce, a few pieces of thinly sliced vegetables and a few olives. Very dry and totally pointless for 12£.


Points +22373

26 Oct 2021

Franco Mr Shankly

This place came highly recommended from a good Italian friend who is extremely picky about which Italian places he would eat at. I had the vegan special of the day which was topped with vegan mince, sliced green peppers, cauliflower puree, onions and a light sprinkling of cheese. There was a bit too much bare dough on show around the perimeter of the pizza for my liking but it was delicious nonetheless. We also ordered a cheese and tomato pizza with an extra topping of smoke aubergine which was quite exceptional and served on what seemed a much thinner base. A bottle of house red was a fair £18.95 and lashings of chilli oil on the pizza spiced up the night.

Pros: very vegan aware, fantastic pizza, fair prices


Points +488

11 Aug 2021

Probably the best vegan pizza I have ever had

Large soft dough option with peppers, olives and soya balls

Pros: Delicious, Generous serving, Great environment

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