Buona Forchetta Encinitas

About Us

Buona Forchetta Encinitas, our third location, blends award winning Neapolitan-style pies and Northern Italian upscale entrees in a family-friendly, approachable space. Located in Encinitas, this location boasts a indoor seating as well as an outside patio and a small room for private events. Inside, a gilded oven, helmed by Pizza World Champion and Pizzaiolo Marcello Avitabile, churns out classic creations, while the main kitchen serves up chef-driven pastas and entree dishes. Owner Matteo Cattaneo brought the Italian warehouse-style eatery to life.

Hours

Monday / 12:00–3:00pm, 5:00–10:00pm
Tuesday / 12:00–3:00pm, 5:00–10:00pm
Wednesday / 12:00–3:00pm, 5:00–10:00pm
Thursday / 12:00–3:00pm, 5:00–10:00pm
Friday / 12:00–3:00pm, 5:00–10:00pm
Saturday / 12:00–10:30pm all day
Sunday / 12:00–10:00pm all day

250 N Coast Hwy / 101 Encinitas, CA 92024

MENU

PIZZA IN A JAR $10
fried dough, burrata*, San Marzano tomato*, basil

EGGPLANT TORTINO $10
grilled eggplant, burrata*, San Marzano tomato*, basil

ARTICHOKES $12
artichoke hearts, fresh herbs

POLPETTINE $10
housemade beef & pork meatballs, tomato sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano*

ZUPPA DEL GIORNO $7

ARANCINO DI RISO $10
bolognese, mozzarella, risotto Arborio, saffron

AFFETTATI MISTI $15
salame nostrano, 18 months aged Prosciutto di Parma*, prosciutto cotto*, speck*, focaccia

BURRATA CAPRESE $14
grape tomato, Burrata*, basil

BRUSCHETTONE $10
stracciata*, cherry tomatoes, basil, pesto, EVOO*

CHEESE PLATE $16
combination of artisanal cheeses

CALAMARI FRITTI $13
fried calamari, marinara

FOCACCIA $4 GF $7
Rosemary, Himalayan pink salt, Extra virgin olive oil

TRITTICO DI MARE $16
marinated‎ salmon, octopus, calamari, baby arugula

RUSTICA $10
mixed greens, 18 months aged Prosciutto di Parma*,artichokes, gaeta olives*

TOSCANA $11
grilled chicken breast, pine nuts, goat cheese, baby spinach

GAMBERI $11
shrimp, baby arugola, artichokes, cannellini

FATTORE $8
mixed greens, tomato, walnuts, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano*

SOTTOTERRA $10
carrots, fennel, parsnips, onion, mixed greens, goat cheese

SALMONE $12
smoked salmon, arugola, capers, artichokes

INSALATA DI MARE $15
mixed marinated seafood, baby arugula

OCTOPUS CARPACCIO $15
arugula, tomatoes, Gaeta olives*

SARDINE $11
arugula, white anchovies, artichokes, shaved Parmigiano*

BRESAOLA $12
artichokes, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano*, arugula

All sides – $6

RAPINI WITH ROASTED GARLIC

ROASTED BABY POTATOES

BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH PANCETTA

SAUTEED MUSHROOMS

FILET MIGNON $33

RISOTTO BUONA FORCHETTA – M/P

ORGANIC CHICKEN OF THE DAY – M/P

RIBEYE STEAK – $33

FISH OF THE DAY – M/P

VEAL CHOP MILANESE – $31

RAVIOLI OF THE DAY – M/P

OSSOBUCO ALLA MILANESE – $30

CIOPPINO – M/P (ADD PASTA $3)

LASAGNA – $15

EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA – $15

LASAGNA, VEGETARIAN – $15

(GLUTEN FREE) – $17

PRIMI

Pasta shapes
• Fettuccine (egg pasta)
• Pappardelle(egg pasta)
• Rigatoni v
• Linguine v
• Orecchiette v
• Penne v
• Spaghetti v
• Bucatiniv

 

Homemade Pasta sauces
• Amatriciana
• Boscaiola
• Bolognese
• Carbonara
• Pesto v
• Vegetariana v
• Buona Forchetta
• Scarpariello
• Cacio e Pepe
• Puttanesca
• Arrabbiata

 

KIDS MENU $8

MEATBALLS

v CHEESE PIZZA

PEPPERONI PIZZA

v PASTA AL POMODORO

v PASTA AL BURRO

A napoletana pizza is made with a soft dough and takes about two minutes to cook in a wood fire burning oven. because of this, pizza napoletana has several distinctive characteristics. pizza in napoli is soft and foldable and can be considered “wet” by american standards. for this reason, the people in napoli generally eat their pizza with a knife and a fork. blackened char spots on the pizza crust is a tell-tale sign of pizza napoletana that has been cooked in a blistering hot, wood burning oven. each pizza is different and is an individual work of art, passion and dedication.

 

ALL PIZZAS CAN BE MADE GLUTEN FREE add $2

STG PIZZA NAPOLETANA

(specialita’ tradizionale garantita, topped with San Marzano DOP tomato sauce*)

v MARGHERITA $11
mozzarella*, basil

v REGINA MARGHERITA $15
mozzarella di bufala*, basil, Parmigiano Reggiano*

v MARINARA $9
oregano, garlic, grape tomatoes

PUTTANESCA $14

mozzarella*, capers, anchovies, olives

v PACCHIATELLA $19

Piennolo tomaotes, mozzarella*, basil

LE CLASSICHE ITALIANE

SOFIA $15

mozzarella*, artichokes, mushroom, prosciutto cotto

SERGIO $15

mozzarella di bufala*, 18 months aged Prosciutto di Parma*, arugola, Parmigiano Reggiano*

v AUGUSTA $15

mozzarella*, eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, corbarini

NICOLA $15

mozzarella*, mushroom, prosciutto di Parma*, truffle oil*

JUNA $15

mozzarella*, roasted vegetables, mixed seafood

DANIELA $15

brie, mozzarella di bufala*, speck

ANGELA $15
mozzarella*, spicy salame calabrese*

BRUNA $15
mozzarella, sausage, pepperoni, spicy salame

Vegan and Vegetarian $15

v PIERA
pesto, caramelized onions, mushrooms, grape tomatoes

v GABRIELE
spinach, porcini, grape tomatoes

v GUIDO
potatoes, mushrooms, zucchini

I CALZONI (gluten free not available)

INDIA $15
ricotta, mozzarella*, prosciutto cotto*, grape tomato, basil

CARLOTTA $15
provola di Agerola*, pancetta, ricotta, grape tomatoes

KIRA $15
mozzarella, house made fennel sausage, herbed ricotta

EZIO $15
mozzarella*, brie, 18 months aged Prosciutto di Parma*, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano*, arugula

ASCANIO $15
ricotta*, pancetta, scamorza*, Parmigiano Reggiano*, ‘Fried’

DARREL $15
prosciutto cotto*, mushrooms, ricotta* (fried)

LE BIANCHE

(No Sauce)

ANDREA $15
roasted potatoes, Parmigiano Reggiano*, mozzarella*, sausage

v LEVI $15
grape tomato, 18 months aged Prosciutto di Parma*, mozzarella di bufal*a

v MARISA $15
mozzarella*, pesto, grape tomatoes, ricotta, pine nuts

v BARBARA $15
mozzarella di bufala*, scamorza, Parmigiano Reggiano*, gorgonzola

v ISABELLA $15
mozzarella di bufala*, sun dried tomato*, onion, goat cheese, rosemary

MICHELLE $15
mozzarella di bufala*, speck*, caramelized onion, gorgonzola, thyme

CATERINA $15
smoked salmon, grape tomatoes, bri

GEMMA $15
shrimp, ricotta, grape tomato, mozzarella di bufala

ALEXA $15
rapini, house made fennel sausage, scamorza

ALDO $15
fried egg, pancetta, provola di Agerola*, truffle oil*

TEEPOO $15
mozzarella*, prosciutto cotto*, artichokes, mushrooms, ricotta*

Le Fritte ‘Fried Pizza’

AMANDA $15
scamorza, ricotta*, prosciutto di parma, ‘Fried’

REBECCA $15
mozzarella*, prosciutto cotto*, mushroom, ‘Fried’

ALDO $15
fried egg, pancetta, provola di Agerola*, truffle oil*

JEFF $15
provola di agerola*, pancetta, corbarini, baby arugula

Pizza Gourmet

ALESSANDRO $16
sausage, porcini, prosciutto cotto*

GIULIA $16
fried eggplant, sausage, grape tomato

AGNESE $16
porcini, shrimp, scallop, ricotta, mozzarella

JOVE $16
burrata*, bresaola*, arugola, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano*

LUIGINA $18
mozzarella*, white truffle cream*, porcini, 18 months aged Prosciutto di Parma*

MARCELLO $25
House Special 2010 gourmet world pizza champion

Chocolate Mousse (gf) $9

Dolce Della Nonna $10
Nonna Augusta’s dessert, available when she’s in the kitchen

Delizia di Bosco (gf) $9
Ricotta cheesecake & mix berries sauce

Cannoli $9
Pastry Shell filled with ricotta and chocolate

Panna Cotta (gf) $9
Vanilla Flavored ‘cooked cream’, chocolate sauce and mix berries

Straccetti $9
Deep fried pizza dough served with Nutella and mix berries

Gelati and Sorbetti (gf) vegan options available $9
homemade seasonal flavors

Tiramisu $9
Mascarpone custard layered with whipped cream and coffee soaked ladyfingers, topped with cacao powder

Creme Brulee (gf) $9
rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hardened caramelized sugar

NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

COFFEE AND TEA
Coffee* $3
Mocha $3.5
Espresso $3
Cappuccino $3.5
Latte $3
Hot Tea $3
Iced Tea $3
SAN PELLEGRINO SPARKLING 750ml $5
ARANCIATA $3
LIMONATA $3
SODA $3

SPARKLING WINE

PROSECCO TIZIANO – ITALY $8/$30
CAVA CODORNIU “ANNA” – SPAIN $27
ROSE GANCIA PINOT DI PINOT- ITALY $9/$35
FRANCIACORTA CA DEL BOSCO- ITALY $55

WHITE WINE

ROSE, BASCHENDAL – S. AFRICA $8/$31
SAUVIGNON BLANC, BABICH – N.Z. $7/$27
SAUVIGNON BLANC, ECHO BAY – N.Z. $32
VERMENTINO, rocca di montemassi, Tuscany $9/35
RIESLING, BEX – GERMANY $7/$26
PINOT GRIGIO, CAPOSALDO – ITALY $7/27
PINOT GRIGIO, SANTA MARGHERITA – ITALY $44
FALANGHINA, PATERNOSTER– CAMPANIA $10/$42
GAVI, BATASIOLO – ITALY $8/$31
CHARDONNAY, BOGLE – CALIFORNIA $7/$27
CHARDONNAY, SONOMA CUTRER – RRR $43
GRILLO, DONNAFUGATA – ITALY $34
TREBBIANO, VESTINI, – ABRUZZO $8/30

HOUSE WINE

BUONA FORCHETTA LABEL
CHIANTI / PINOT GRIGIO $6/$22

DESSERT WINE

TAWNY PORT, CROFT 10 YEAR $9
VIN SANTO, VOLPAIA – ITALY $12

BEER

DRAFT $7
BUONA FORCHETTA Blonde
BUONA FORCHETTA West Coast IPA

BOTTLE $7
STONE RUINATION Double Ipa 12oz
CORONADO Orange Ave wit 12oz
ALESMITH Nautical brown 12oz
BALLAST POINT SCULPIN Ipa 12oz
BALLAST POINT SCULPIN GRAPEFRUIT Ipa 12oz
STELLA ARTOIS 12oz

CAN

MODERN TIME Blazing world Amber 16oz $8
DUCK FOOT Blonde (Gluten Free) 12oz $6

SANGRIA

CLASSIC WHITE OR RED – BOTH MADE IN HOUSE
Glass $6 – Carafe $24

RED WINE

SUPER TUSCAN, tenuta sette ciele ‘yante’- tuscany $45
SUPER TUSCAN, LE VOLTE by Ornellaia- tuscany $57
SUPER TUSCAN, CABREO IL BORGO – TUSCANY $68
CHIANTI CLASSICO, TIZIANO – ITALY $10/$42
CHIANTI RIS., LAMOLE DI LAMOLE – ITALY $45
BARBERA, BATASIOLO SOVRANA – ITALY $10/$42
VALPOLICELLA, MASI – ITALY $9/$35
MONTEPULCIANO, NICODEMI NOTARI- ITALY $10/$42
MALBEC, THE SHOW – ARGENTINA $7/$27
PINOT NOIR,lander jenkins CA $8/$31
PINOT NOIR, BUENA VISTA – SONOMA $38
PRIMITIVO, MASSERIA ALTEMURA – puglia $32
CABERNET, ST. FRANCIS – SONOMA $42
CABERNET, AVALON- NAPA $9/$36
CABERNET, CHATEAU MONTELENA – NAPA $78
TEMPRANILLO RIOJA, VINO ZACO – SPAIN $28
MERLOT, angeline reserve – california $8/$31
SANGIOVESE –  sassoregale ITALY $10/$42
VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO -TOSCANA $49
PETITE SIRAH, BOGLE – LODI $8/$31
ZINFANDEL, CIGAR – LODI $32
BAROLO, BATASIOLO- PIEMONTE $72
NERO D’AVOLA, SAIA- SICILIA $49
MONTEFALCO, ARNALDO CAPRAI – UMBRIA $45
BARBARESCO, MICHELE CHIARLO – PIEMONTE $68
BRUNELLO, SILVIO NARDI – TOSCANA $89
AMARONE, MASI – VENETO $77
ROSSO PICENO, Ciu Ciu Bacchus, Marche $9/36
SUPERTUSCAN, Sassicaia – TUSCANY $260

CORKAGE $15

*Imported from Italy