San Diego's Buona Forchetta Restaurant Group Unveils NYC-Style Pizzeria Concept Forchettabouddit

February 25, 2022

San Diego's Buona Forchetta hospitality group has unveiled its casual, NYC-style pizzeria concept Forchettabouddit.

Native Italian Matteo Cattaneo opened his award-winning Buona Forchetta in San Diego's South Park neighborhood in 2013 and has been packing the house ever since. In March 2017, the company opened an offshoot dubbed Officine Buona Forchetta in Liberty Station, which coincided with the announcement of an incoming, 1,100 square foot Encinitas Buona Forchetta that debuted in October 2018. The team also operates Enoteca Buona Forchetta, an Italian bodega and bistro that sits two doors down from the company's flagship South Park restaurant.

In early 2020, Buona Forchetta ownership opened Matteo, a non-profit breakfast-centric restaurant in South Park, as well as Garage Buona Forchetta in Coronado and Roman pizzeria Gelati & Peccati in North Park. Last year, Cattaneo also opened a Buona Forchetta branch in the 3,000 square-foot space that last housed a location of the now-defunct PrepKitchen chain within Block C at the North City mixed use residential and retail development in San Marcos, with another branch opening in San Clemente, CA later in 2022. A Texas-style barbecue restaurant called Carbón is also expected to open early this year at 2314 30th Street in South Park. Buona Forchetta also has operated a food stand within Petco Park since 2018. In order to host private events, the Buona Forchetta team took over the former Moose Lodge at 1648 30th Street in South Park and is in the process of constructing an event venue. Cattaneo is also opening a modern diner offshoot of North Park's Gelati & Peccati concept dubbed GP Diner later this year in the 2,138 square-foot building that long housed a location of Angelo's Burgers in San Diego's Encinitas community.

Earlier this year, the Buona Forchetta team took over the space in Encinitas's El Camino Promenade that previously housed Pizza@Portafoglio. After a brief remodel, a new concept dubbed Forchettabouddit has opened, offering a casual pizzeria vibe with a menu centered around New York-Style hand-stretched pizza, appetizers, sandwiches, salads, pasta, desserts, craft beer and wine.

Forchettabouddit is now open at 252 North El Camino Real, Suite 5, in San Diego's North County community of Encinitas. For more information, follow Forchettabouddit on Instagram and check out the menu below.