Opening on 11 September, the new Franco Manca restaurant will continue the ethos of offering authentic sourdough pizzas which are cooked in a wood-burning brick oven.
“For us, growing the ‘brand’ means extending our commitment to not only local production,” said Franco Manca’s owner Giuseppe Mascoli. “But to those dedicated to a more enjoyable and less alienated way of producing. At the same time, we are relishing the challenge of expanding without toeing the line of the classical corporate model.”
Speaking of the Battersea restaurant’s design, Mascoli added: “Friends and partners helped construct the restaurant from materials that ranged from cardboard lighting - made by bike courier and mate Paolo Longheu - through to pop up cupboards created by the builders. The design is there, but it is involuntary. We make pizzas - not chairs.”
The opening of Franco Manca in Northcote Road follows in the footsteps of successful outlets in Brixton, Chiswick and Westfield Stratford.