Now that’s Italian – I guess. The fare at Buona Forchetta was so good and it didn’t taste like any other Italian food I’ve ever eaten. It was in a class all its own.
Buona Forchetta is in South Park, a great little hipster neighborhood 5 minutes from downtown San Diego. South Park is home to many small ethnic and American comfort food restaurants. Buona Forchetta took over the site of a former launderette.
My wife and our friends ordered five appetizers, two pizzas and one glass of wine.
Our lunch started with an above average calamari fritti, with an excellent marina sauce. The sauce is prepared fresh every evening for the next day. We moved on to the burrata, made with fresh cherry tomatoes and plenty of sautéed spinach. The olive oil was very tasty and highlighted the dish. We topped it all with bresaola, filed with arugula, artichokes and shaved parmesan. It was one smash hit after another. And then came the pizzas.
The thin crusted pizzas were baked in an imported Sofia oven and were just amazing. They were crispy, light and tasty. We had the Sergio topped with incredible prosciutto di Parma. We added the Alexa. It was made with fresh-grounded sausage. I’ve never tasted better pizza.
Then came the surprise of the day –the house made dolci. Fresh baked tiramisu, my wife’s all-time favorite dolci. My favorite was the cannoli. And the special of the day that was not on the menu was a cherry cheese cake. Again, outstanding. Buona Forchetta is a true gem of a place.