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Franco Manca launches in Manchester

Sourdough pizza pioneers, Franco Manca has announced the launch of their very first Manchester pizzeria.

Bringing Neapolitan pizza to the city of Manchester, the much-loved pizzeria has also pledged to help local communities by donating to local homeless shelters and food banks, one pizza for every pizza enjoyed by our customers at our newly opened Manchester home.

The initiative will run for two weeks from opening; 26th September- 9th October 2019 and the team are keen to hear from anyone at local homeless shelters and foodbanks that wish to request a donation.

The move follows the company’s previous initiatives to help those without food or shelter, such as throughout last December, when the restaurant donated thousands of pizzas to help those going hungry. 

In addition, to celebrate the pizzeria’s opening, from26th September- 9th October 2019, Franco Manca will be offering all dine-in customers their delicious sourdough pizzas for just £5.00 – the price of the first pizza on their menu. Customers will be able to order one of the daily specials or choose from seven regular meat, veg and vegan pizza options, including fan-favourite ‘the no. 4’, which features roasted cured ham, wild mushrooms and a mix of mozzarella and buffalo ricotta. 

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With fresh sourdough handmade on site every day and natural Italian wine, Franco Manca was the first pizzeria to offer sourdough pizza in the UK. Located at Cobden House, 12-16 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3AQ, the pizzeria will open its doors to Manchester citizens on 26th September.

The slow-rising sourdough, unique to Franco Manca, dates back to the late 18th century. First procured by the pizzeria’s founder, Giuseppe Mascoli, near the city of Naples, the recipe still honours the ingredients and methods that make the age-old style of Neapolitan pizza unique, delicious and world-renound.

Emiliano Ruzzu, Franco Manca’s Manchester Head Pizzaiolo, said:

“The team are very excited to be bringing our delicious sourdough to the city of Manchester, it’s the perfect new home for our Neapolitan pizza. To celebrate our launch, we’re offering pizzas for just £5 to those who pop by in the first two weeks post launch. And, to support our new neighbours, we’ll also be donating one pizza to local foodbanks and homeless shelters for each one bought. We’d love to hear from local charities, soup kitchens or individuals who’d benefit – get in touch via

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Franco Manca’s Manchester pizzeria is their latest opening in the UK, with more to follow throughout 2019. For more information on other Franco Manca locations, please visit:

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