Enoteca Buona Forchetta

Have you ever wanted to eat delicious food, without the stress of reserving a table or searching tirelessly for parking downtown?

Well, look no further than Enoteca Buona Forchetta, an elevated version of Little Italy.


What makes this place a go-to eating spot, other than the food of course, is the location. Based in South Park, San Diego, lies a quaint little italian joint that specializes in cured meats, imported cheeses, fresh bread, homemade jam, and wine (to die for).


It’s not just the food that makes the place so inviting, but they apply the european standard eating time, meaning the dinner party can go late into the night.


Now let's get to the ambiance. I’m a person who loves dim lighting in a restaurant. Buona Forchetta is the ideal date night setting. The walls have rustic tones, and an elegant yet traditional interior, which makes it all the better.


Now… for the part that really matters - the foods!




My boyfriend never consults me on what apps we’re getting but he always seems to nail it, and in this case, he absolutely did.


I was too busy eating to ask what the name of this particular item was (common occurrence) but we got 3 decent-sized flatbreads which did NOT disappoint.


The smoked salmon sat on a bed of arugula. They didn’t overdo it with the cream cheese which was just fantastic, it felt like I was eating a low-calorie bagel. And who doesn’t love low-cal bagels?


The next flatbread was simple, which also ended up being my favorite. Yes it looks pretty boring to eat because all you see is just tomatoes, but don’t get it twisted! Italy is known for having extremely fresh fruits and vegetables. Grapes are a delicacy, yes, so is olive oil, but tomatoes are on that list too. They come second best because my grandpa grew the freshest tomatoes in his backyard known to mankind. Buona Forchetta - take a seat.


I had maybe a bit or two of the chicken balsamic one sprinkled with parmesan cheese. It’s one of those food items where you can smell it as the server brings it to you. It was, what I like to call, a food tease.



For my entree I ordered what was special at the time. Again, I don’t know the menu name was but lobster and pasta sounded like they belonged together. You MUST pair this dish with wine, yes it has to be a red. No, I will not compromise. Portion size made this place 10x more enjoyable. Honestly, just look at the pic, do I really need to elaborate on this?


Whenever I come to eat here I purposely don’t eat everything because it’s truly so damn good, I need to taper off, and have a little bit the next day. Because that’s the logical thing you do when you go to a fancy restaurant -- eat like there’s a tomorrow.


Facebook Rates Enoteca Buona Forchetta a 4.8/5


This Article was written by Dana Alexa

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