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Buona Forchetta

#134 of 3,741 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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3001 Beech St, San Diego, CA 92102-1511
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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La Mesa, California
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Excellent food and service. Fun waiters, outside seating so be prepared, they do have plenty of heaters, have a reservation. We did so we got right in on a Saturday at 7 for dinner. Without reservations it was a 2 1/2 hour wait.

1 Thank Grossmont9372
San Diego, CA
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254 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best Italian in San Diego. Food and service are excellent. They are always busy, but worth the wait. Nice neighborhood to wander around while you wait.

Thank SDTravelMom
San Diego, California
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507 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We ate at this fine restaurant last night. Situated in a tasteful South Park neighborhood, the restaurant with mostly outdoor tables was comfortable and relaxing. We had Caprese Salad with fresh ingredients, and a delicious gourmet pizza. My glass of malbec was excellent.Our server, Angela, was very competent. She told us about her home in Sicily, and we enjoyed getting... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A lovely way to spend the evening for a special occasion or just dining with friends. The atmosphere is friendly and fun. The food spectacular. You want to return to try more dishes. Portions are plenty, drinks and wine are a nice compliment to your meal, as well as the desert.

1 Thank ithaca249
San Diego, California
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love this restaurant and the food is always great as is the service. Thank you everyone for taking care of me on a very busy night and eating solo. A staff person who was my waiter saw I was a little cold and brought me a heater. I sat outside on the stools and enjoyed the quiet, the food... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We found this place about year ago and it quickly became our favorite restaurant. The special are constantly interesting and very good. The pizzas are also excellent. Despite trying to get there once a week, we still haven't gotten to try all of the things that we want to because the specials are so appealing . The desserts are also... More 

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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Small restaurant with a perfect patio. Small menu full of daily specials so everything is fresh. The best eggplant parmigiana I've had in the states. Good price in a cute neighborhood. Definite stop for good Italian. We didn't have the pizza but table next to us did an they raved about it!

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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300 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Small restaurant, away from the tourist center, that offers wonderful Italian dishes and excellent -- dare I say, perfect -- pizzas. Even for a late lunch, the place was buzzing. Service was good and unobtrusive (true Italian). The only fault was with dessert. The millefoglie was not "true" in the sense that they used formed puff pastry to create a... More 

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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224 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Italian, Pizza
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 Beech St, San Diego, CA 92102-1511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 16193814844

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