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11th Dec 2023

Mani Pizza has opened its brick and mortar store on Drury Street

Fiona Frawley

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Huge news for the pizza-loving parish.

Dublin pizza enthusiasts have been keenly following Mani’s movements around the city for the last couple of years – from its Dublin Castle food truck to its pop-up stint at Central Plaza, Mani’s bubbly, 72-hour-fermented base has amassed a loyal following of fans who dream about those Romanesque, cloud-like bases on the regular.

And those dreams can now become reality – as of today Mani Pizza can be enjoyed by all at its permanent home, ideally located in the middle of Drury Street.

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Mani has taken over the site that formerly housed Blazing Salads, who aren’t moving far away – their new home will be just over the road in George’s Street Arcade where they’ll continue to serve up their award-winning salads, vegan burgers and ice cream.

The Mani seeds were planted three years ago when Ciaran travelled to Rome to learn how to make Roman style slices, followed by Madrid to work and learn under a pizza master there, eventually returning home and visiting Ballymaloe to learn about great toppings and flavour pairings to sit atop his airy, gently crisped bases.

A sister of Ciao Cannoli, Mani is known for slices which are “basically the opposite of traditional pizza” – light, crispy and easy to digest, with a highly hydrated, bubbly dough. By way of sambos, Mani offer a Tuscan Panini – made with the same style of dough as their pizza, just stretched and layered differently and drizzled with pistachio cream, topped with creamy Stracciatella cheese and mortadella. The kind of sandwich you can imagine Tony Soprano chowing down on after a particularly taxing therapy session – it doesn’t get much better.

On the menu you can expect great Roman style pizza, Tuscan paninis, arancini, cannoli – basically everything that tastes like heaven and ends with an “i”. Whatever you order, be sure to pick up a cacio e pepe dip for dunkin’. It’s the accompaniment that just makes sense.

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