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, 4:30–09:30pm
Tuesday / 12:00–3:00pm, 4:30–09:30pm
Wednesday / 12:00–3:00pm, 4:30–09:30pm
Thursday / 12:00–3:00pm, 4:30–09:30pm
Friday / 12:00–3:00pm, 5:00–10:00pm
Saturday / 12:00–10:00pm all day
Sunday / 12:00–09:00pm 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 $12
grilled eggplant, burrata*, San Marzano tomato*, basil

ARTICHOKES $13
artichoke hearts, fresh herbs

POLPETTINE $11
housemade beef & pork meatballs, tomato sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano*

TAGLIERE MISTO $10
Priced per person. Combination of artisanal cheeses and meats.

TAGLIERE VEGANO $10
Priced per person. Grilled organic vegetable, marinated artichokes, mixed imported olives, vegan Ndujia, confit tomatoes

BURRATA CAPRESE $14
grape tomato, Burrata*, basil

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

CALAMARI FRITTI $15
fried calamari, marinara

FOCACCIA $4 
Rosemary, Himalayan pink salt, EVOO
GF $7

ZUPPA DEL GIORNO $6

Add Prosciutto or Chicken +4 or Shrimp +6

TOSCANA $13
grilled chicken breast, pine nuts, goat cheese, baby spinach

FATTORE $9
mixed greens, tomato, walnuts, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano*

SOTTOTERRA $11
carrots, fennel, parsnips, onion, mixed greens, goat cheese

POLIPO $17

BEET SALAD $11
Organic mixed greens, beets, lentils, goat cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic

INSALATA VEGANA  $10
Organic baby kale, chickpeas, cranberry, quinoa, Italian balsamic dressing

All sides – $6

RAPINI WITH ROASTED GARLIC

ROASTED BABY POTATOES

SAUTEED MUSHROOMS

RISOTTO BUONA FORCHETTA – M/P

RAVIOLI OF THE DAY – M/P

GNOCCHI- M/P

EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA – $16

LASAGNA BOLOGNESE  – $16

LASAGNA VEGETARIANA GLUTEN FREE – $18

 

 

 

VEGAN OPTIONS

PENNE AI FUNGHI $17

PRIMI

Pasta Shapes
• Fettuccine (egg pasta)
• Pappardelle(egg pasta)
• Rigatoni v
• Penne v
• Spaghetti v
• Bucatini v
Gluten Free +3

 

Homemade Sauces
• Amatriciana $15
Organic tomatoes, guanciale, onions, Pecorino cheese 
• Bolognese $16
Ground Angus beef, tomatoes
• Carbonara  $16
Guanciale, egg, Pecorino cheese
• Pesto v $17
24 months aged Parmigiano, EVOO, basil, pinenuts
• Buona Forchetta $15
Heavy cream, egg, Parmigiano, spicy marinara, black pepper
• Cacio e Pepe $15
Pecorino cheese, black pepper
• Due Pomodori $16
Imported tomatoes, onion, basil

 

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 $15

SOFIA 

mozzarella*, artichokes, mushroom, prosciutto cotto

SERGIO 

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

v AUGUSTA 

mozzarella*, eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, corbarini

NICOLA 

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

JUNA 

mozzarella*, roasted vegetables, mixed seafood

DANIELA 

brie, mozzarella di bufala*, speck

ANGELA 
mozzarella*, spicy salame calabrese*

BRUNA 
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 $15
(gluten free not available)

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

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

KIRA 
mozzarella, house made fennel sausage, herbed ricotta

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

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

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

LE BIANCHE (No Sauce) $15

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

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

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

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

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

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

CATERINA 
smoked salmon, grape tomatoes, bri

GEMMA 
shrimp, ricotta, grape tomato, mozzarella di bufala

ALEXA 
rapini, house made fennel sausage, scamorza

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

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

Le Fritte ‘Fried Pizza’ $15

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

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

JEFF 
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

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

NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

COFFEE AND TEA
Coffee* $3
Mocha $4
Espresso $3.5
Cappuccino $4
Latte $4
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

DESSERT WINE

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

BEER

DRAFT $7
BUONA FORCHETTA Blonde
BUONA FORCHETTA West Coast IPA
FALL PLENTY FOR ALL Pilsner

BOTTLE $7
PERONI Pilsner
CORONADO Orange Ave wit 12oz
ALESMITH Nautical brown 12oz
BALLAST POINT SCULPIN Ipa 12oz
BALLAST POINT SCULPIN GRAPEFRUIT Ipa 12oz
STELLA ARTOIS 12oz

CANS
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 $18

*Imported from Italy

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