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Buona Forchetta

3001 Beech St, San Diego, CA 92102-1511
+1 619-381-4844
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (149 reviews)
“porchetta” (17 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3001 Beech St, San Diego, CA 92102-1511
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Reviewed January 29, 2016

A great Italian restaurant in an unexpected area. I lived three years in Napoli and what I missed was the great food and especially a real home baked pizza Margherita. On a short trip to San Diego our friends took us to Buona Forchetta. I...More

2  Thank conlontravel
Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Known for the best pizza this place also has fantastic pasta dishes. Have to believe everything here is great. I highly recommend Buona Forchetta

Thank Teaf
Reviewed January 26, 2016

This is a traditional Italian restaurant with flair for lovely dishes changing on the fresh sheet and beautifully created pizzas. I gave it a three because the mixed seafood grill, while economical at $20, had a chunk of severely oversalted swordfish on it. Next time...More

Thank gogirlIdaho
Reviewed January 23, 2016

When I left London, I thought no pizza could replace the deliciousness of Brixton's Franco Manca. I was so sad to leave behind the delicious Sourdough crust. However, at Buona Forchetta, I have finally found a pizza in San Diego that is equally delicious. There...More

Thank BeetLondonUK
Reviewed January 16, 2016

Buona Forchetta is like an authentic country Italian restaurant with Italian-accented wait staff and atmosphere, plopped into the residential South Park section of San Diego. The food is reasonably priced and delicious. We arrived early in the evening, and there was no trouble finding parking...More

1  Thank Staidthere
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Talk about a Gem during our trip, little restaurant outside of downtown 100% Italian from the Staff the the food nothing fake. Great Pizza, pasta and affordable.

1  Thank Dominik K
Reviewed December 30, 2015

Superb San Diego neighborhood non-pretentious restaurant. Diverse menu choices at reasonable prices --friendly and accommodating staff. Plus great food👍👍👍

1  Thank ARLAJ
Reviewed December 15, 2015

The most outstanding experience for our family ! Italian waitress, outstanding pizza and calzones wood fired with the best dough I've had outside of Italy ! Excellent service excellent pricing to boot ! C&H

1  Thank ahdiii
Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

If I was to compare Buona Forchetta to my global pizza experience I would give it four stars-but to be fair and rate it against Pizza and Italian up and down the California coast I am giving these guys a perfect score. We were a...More

2  Thank Challenger007
Reviewed November 29, 2015

We lived in Napoli for 5 years and we felt as if we were back there. Food prepared in authentic Italian style, mostly Italian born staff and great fun to interact with all of them. Best Italian food and Italian ambiance in San Diegp

1  Thank g06
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Questions & Answers
Craig N
March 6, 2017|
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Response from helimarcello | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know only for party of 6 or more
Edward F
February 22, 2017|
Response from Matteo C | Property representative |
Yes we are, from 12pm to 3 pm. Thank you
Angela M
August 25, 2015|
Response from Matteo C | Property representative |
Hi Angela, yes it is. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
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, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
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
5:00 pm - 11:00 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: +1 619-381-4844
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