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“Loved this place”
Review of Buona Forchetta

Buona Forchetta
Ranked #113 of 4,744 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Slough, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Loved this place”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

I went to Buona Forchetta with 3 work colleagues. It's a bit out of the town centre but it was well worth the journey. It is in a residential neighbourhood. We got there at 6pm and thank god we did as people were queuing outside by 6.30pm. The atmosphere is amazing - really buzzy. It is very laid back and there were lots of locals and families. The kids seemed to love it. The waiters are all Italian and are very attentive and amusing. The pizzas are really amazing and the house red is very drinkable. All in all a great night out. I will return.

Visited March 2014
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135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Been here twice in two weeks”
Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

My friend who lived in Naples wanted to try this place out. He gave it a thumbs up. I give it my best ranking! My new favorite place in San Diego. I like the vibe, and the food is just good. Real food. I had the DOC Margherita pizza. Delicious. Tried the Sergio pizza. Delicious. Linguine di mare special- I left and was craving it for a week. Had to go back. Don't know what they put in their food, but I keep wanting to go back! Love love love this place! Get there early if you want a seat!

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Florida
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Loved This Place. Long waits though.”
Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Great Italian food. Ordered three types of pizza, gnocchi, and appetizer of Italian meats. Also had tiramisu and cannolis. All were very good. Great service. Friendly staff. You can stop by, put your name in and they call you on cell when table is ready.

Visited March 2014
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Texas
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Much like the other reviewers I found this place great. The Sofia pizza was amazing. Add a great salad, a couple Peroni beers, an outside table by the sidewalk and great service you can't ask for a better meal outside of Italy.

The only downside is the airplanes flying not too far overhead, but they are easily tuned out. Go early or you will wait. Definitely recommended.

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Washington DC
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453 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Killer Pizza”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

First rate restaurant tucked away in the SD residential area of South Park. The best pizzas at Buona Forchetta are Naples style (and certified as such) and they are pretty much as good as you can get in the US. Salads and pasta also on the menu. Attentive service from outgoing and funny server staff (mostly real Italian) and a great general vibe going on. There's a good wine list but you can also bring your own. The restaurant has nice outside space. It's popular, so reservations on the weekends are a good idea. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
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