Franco Manca

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We’ve found a fantastic Italian food place called Franco Manca. They have places across London and fortunately there’s one in Chiswick where our daughter S lives and one up on Ealing Broadway near where we live. And both are great.

It’s basically a pizza offering but very authentic. The food is great, the wines are rustic and delicious, beers are unbranded, soft drinks organic and the prices are simply fantastic value – a basic pizza costs less than £5 which is incredibly decent for high st London. A bloody starter in a pseudo Anglo-Italian chain like ASK Italian costs more than that. But the best thing is the staff and the service. Almost everyone we’ve met on the waitering side has been Italian and they are truly well-trained; helpful, informed, enthusiastic, sincere and, well, just like they are in rustic Italy. C & I had a meal with beers/wine last week and came out spending less than £25.  I mean where can you do that for less in London these days? Today was a lovely sunny day in London and we met with our lovely daughter E and top son-in-law S and our wonderful elder grandsons S&G for a lunch and went for it. Big spread table and bi-fold doors fully open, we inherited a super waiter who did us proud… starters, pizzas, sides, wines, beers, soft drinks, puds, coffees, limoncellos. The total bill for 6 of us was around £20 a head. Bloody excellent. And afterwards we all headed over to youngest lovely daughter S who, with super E and adorable grandsons E&N, was hosting a bbq with good friends P&P. It was lovely to catch up with all our family this week-end.

Anyway here’s a shot of the Chiswick branch of FM if you’re ever passing…


and the menu…


Try it folks and buono appetito.


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