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3001 Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92102
6193814844
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Must return to dine-in

This authentic Italian restaurant is a must for those visiting San Diego and exploring South Park. We ordered two gluten-free crust pizzas to pick up and take home. Having walked past this location on several occasions and always finding it busy, it was no surprise to find it that way again. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
SnowBeans
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This authentic Italian restaurant is a must for those visiting San Diego and exploring South Park. We ordered two gluten-free crust pizzas to pick up and take home. Having walked past this location on several occasions and always finding it busy, it was no surprise to find it that way again. Our wait for the order was minimal and we... More 

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Viareggio, Italy
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153 reviews 153 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I am native Italian (tourist in SD) and found this place just like expected! I liked the pizza. I read discordant opinion on TA about this place and found this a good sign: I can assure that it is always like that in Italy. There is NOT one pizza that everybody can love. Some Italians like it thick, some others... More 

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Elgin, Ill.
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Authentic Italian served fresh. Pizzas were excellent, pasta outstanding. Wild Boar Gnocchi, Ravioli stuffed with portabello and prosciutto, all excellent. Highly recommended

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San Diego, California
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of our favorites in San Diego. Family run Italian restaurant with excellent food and service! Great outdoor dining area. The pizza is excellent. We usually order one to share as an appetizer. On the short list of must visit restaurants in San Diego.

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south carolina
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316 reviews 316 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

When on a weeknight before 6:00 as we heard there is always a wait. It was a good time and many seats were available. We opted to sit outside as it was a nice evening under the heaters. Wait staff were excellent in helping explain the menu and specials. It is like you are back in Italy with all the... More 

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La Jolla, California
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182 reviews 182 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This Italian chef has brought a big and true piece of Italian Cuisine to San Diego. I've searched high and low for a true Roma or Sicilian pizza's all over the US and although I've been told over and over to try a particular restaurant, until now, none has compared to the delicate, savory taste of TRUE ITALIAN PIZZA. However,... More 

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San Diego, Ca
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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I live in South Park. I've heard the hype about Buona Forchetta. I waited one hour for a seat. My expectations were very, very high. I found the food to be ok. I've been to Naples, Italy. I've had great pizza. The pizza I had at Buona Forchetta was ok. The crust is very thin and the middle of the... More 

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cagliari
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29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Best pizza in san Diego !!! I'm from Italy and I can say that this pizza is exactly the same you eat in the best traditional pizzeria. I came here for lunch and I loved to seat outside. The place is cute and the staff is very nice and helpful . Higly recomended !

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San Diego, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What really made the place is the fact that the waiter is from Italy. After being in Italy for nearly four and a half years, it was like being home again. Food was great. Not the typical Italian that is served in America, the ingredients were very fresh and the wine was plenty. Great atmosphere also; very quiet!

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San Diego
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38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We love South Park, we love fabulous food and wine, and we love authentic and friendly servers. What a hidden gem! For a weekend lunch or intimate dinner, this is one of our top 3 restaurants. You couldn't find friendlier, welcoming, and charming (you can't not fall in love with all the italian accents) staff. This is one of those... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3001 Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 6193814844

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?