• Franco Manca - Ealing

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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 12:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-23:00, Sun 12:00-21:00.

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6 Reviews

First Review by storyshikari


Points +795

05 Mar 2023

They finally got vegan cheese

Consistent pizza, always super tasty soft stretchy base, decent tomato sauce and bang average vegan cheese. I had a margarita and it was good, a lemonade that wasn’t for me-so super sweet! And no dessert this time. Service was rapid but it was a very quiet Wednesday lunchtime.



Points +1578

11 Jan 2021

Excellent pizzas

Of all the omni pizza places, Franco Manca does some of the best ones. The garlic bread and homemade lemonade are really good too.


Points +490

17 Feb 2019


Great for a fresh sourdough pizza. Always a selection of seasonal vegetables. Staff understand vegan. And sometimes the chef is creative, my favourite time being the Halloween 'butternut sqash sauce'. Mmmhm.

Updated from previous review on 2018-02-04

Pros: The dough, Quality of veggies

Cons: Could be more of an abundance of vegetables.


Points +89

29 Dec 2018

Very Specific Food for Specific people

The service is bit slow and more functional.
I got served a wine - which was mixed with water. Since I took the same wine after next door, and yes it was diluted.
The pizza is got requires a specific type of taste: the sourdough is sqanchy, thick: though freshly made, not my type of pizza. I tried this twice.
The dessert is not impressive; it looked like someone just learned how to make cake for the first time.

Pros: good options of my vegan and vegetarian , price is reasonable , fresh vegetables

Cons: I mean service? , mixed wine / not much flavor -applies to pizza too, sourdough not everyone likes this (dry and fatty)


Points +168

02 Oct 2018

Tasty vegan pizza

Really enjoyed my pizza - it was something a bit different and had vegan cheese too. Nice atmosphere, and the staff were helpful. I'd come back.

Pros: Delicious , Helpful staff, Reasonably priced for something more interesting


Points +68

07 Mar 2018

terrible vegan pizza

They do a vegan pizza (tomato base and oregano - no vegan cheese). Someone had told me it was good - it isn’t. It tasted really bitter - I had to complain to Deliveroo and get a partial refund. I feel they don’t make any effort for vegans - there are a lot of other places that do. I will go there in future until Franco Manca up their game.

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