Cult pizzeria opens its doors in city centre
After a long wait and a lot of excited whispers on the local foodie circuit, pizzeria Franco Manca has now opened its doors on Market Hill. Found in the couldn’t-be-more-central building once home to West Cornwall Pasty Co shop, the restaurant will be serving up its signature sourdough pizzas which are created with a slow-rising dough using a traditional Neapolitan recipe.
It’s the latest opening for this expanding chain, which launched in 2008 on Brixton Market and now has more than 40 branches across the UK. The company’s impressive expansion is testament to the calibre of Franco Manca’s deliciously satisfying pizzas, which have amassed a huge following over the years. Customers will be able to order one of the daily specials or choose from seven regular pizza options, including fan-favourite “the no. 4”, which features Gloucester old spot ham, wild mushrooms and a mix of mozzarella and buffalo ricotta.
Elsewhere on the menu, choose between finger-licking combos like roasted courgette, mozzarella and ricotta, or tomato paired with a liberal sprinkling of cured chorizo. There are also colourful Italian salads and a range of indulgent desserts, while to drink you can sample the wares of Harston-based BrewBoard, whose Lakota and Ripchord ales will be on the menu.