Officine Buona Forchetta

About Us

Officine Buona Forchetta blends award-winning Neapolitan-style pies and Northern Italian upscale entrees in a family-friendly, approachable space. Located in the heart of Liberty Station, the 2,600 square-foot restaurant boasts two oversized patios, offering families their very own seating complete with playground and secure space to romp while parents enjoy their meals. Inside, two gilded ovens, 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 with industrial seating, hand-drawn murals, and a vintage Fiat repurposed into a table for two.

Hours

Monday / 11:30–3pm, 5–9:30pm
Tuesday / 11:30–3pm, 5–9:30pm
Wednesday / 11:30–3pm, 5–9:30pm
Thursday / 11:30–3pm, 5–9:30pm
Friday / 11:30–3pm, 5–10:30pm
Saturday / 11:30–10:30pm
Sunday / 11:30–9pm

2865 Sims Road / San Diego, CA 92106 / Neighborhood of Liberty Station

MENU

BURRATA CAPRESE $14
grape tomato, Apulia Burrata*, EVOO, balsamic glaze

FOCACCIA $4 or GF=$7
rosemary, Himalayan pink salt, Extra virgin olive oil

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

ARTICHOKES $12
artichoke hearts, pecorino Romano*, parsley, EVOO*

CHEESE PLATE $16
combination of Imported Italian cheeses*, dry fruit

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

AFFETTATI MISTI $15
mixed‎ cold cuts

POLENTA $11
mushroom, gorgonzola, cream

BRUSCHETTONE $8
pizzaiolo’s whim on homemade ciabatta bread!

POLPETTINE $9
beef and pork meatballs, tomato sauce, parmesan

ARANCINO DI RISO $9
bolognese, mozzarella, saffron, Arborio risotto

CALAMARI FRITTI $13
fried tubes and tentacles, marinara sauce

SARDINE $11
baby arugola, white anchovies, artichokes, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano*

TOSCANA $12
grilled chicken breast, pine nuts, goat cheese, baby spinach

GAMBERI $13
shrimp, baby arugola, artichoke hearts, cannellini beans

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

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

SALMONE $12
smoked salmon, arugula, capers, artichokes, feta cheese, pickled onions

INSALATA DI MARE $15
mixed marinated seafood, baby arugula

BRESAOLA $13
cured beef, organic arugula, artichoke hearts, shaved Parmigiano

BEET SALAD $11 v
organic mixed greens, beets, lentils, goat cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano*, balsamic

CAVOLO $10 v
organic baby kale, chickpeas, cranberry, quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes vinaigrette

RAPINI WITH ROASTED GARLIC $6 v

ROASTED BABY POTATOES $6 v

BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH PANCETTA $6

CAULIFLOWER AND NDUJA $6

8oz FILET MIGNON $33RISOTTO 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
Day Catch, Calamari, Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Jumbo Prawn Stewed in a Zesty Tomato Broth, Herbs Crostone (ADD PASTA $3)

LASAGNA $15

EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA $15

Pork Chop Officine $23
Stuffed with Speck And Scamorza, in a Brandy Cream Sauce And Pancetta

PRIMI
-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

Gluten Free (+$2)

STG PIZZA NAPOLETANA

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

MARGHERITA $11 v
mozzarella*, basil

REGINA MARGHERITA $13 v
mozzarella di bufala*, basil, Parmigiano Reggiano*

MARINARA $8 v
oregano, garlic, grape tomatoes

PUTTANESCA $13
mozzarella*, capers, anchovies, olives

PACCHIATELLA $19 v
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*

AUGUSTA $15 v
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*

GIMMY
mozzarella*, 18 months aged prosciutto di Parma* (in cottura), fontina, sage

LE FRITTE (FRIED PIZZA)

gluten free not available

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

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

PIZZA AL METRO TWO FEET LONG

gluten free not available | serves up to 3 people

3 flavors of your choice $39

VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN

PIERA $15 v
pesto, caramelized onions, mushrooms, grape tomatoes

GABRIELE $15 v
spinach, porcini, grape tomatoes

GUIDO $15 v
potatoes, mushrooms, zucchini

I CALZONI

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

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 parmesan, ‘Fried’

DARREL $15
prosciutto cotto*, mushrooms, ricotta* ‘Fried’

LE BIANCHE (No Sauce)

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

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

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

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

ISABELLA $15 v
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, brie

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*

TINA $15
brussel sprouts, speck, provola di Agerola*, truffle oil

ENRICO $15
mozzarella*, radicchio, fennel sausage, balsamic reduction

SPECIALI

ALESSANDRO $16
sausage, porcini, prosciutto cotto*

GIULIA $16
fried eggplant, sausage, grape tomato

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

SUSY $16
blueberry jam, spicy salame*, artichokes, goat cheese, provola di Agerola*

MEATBALLS $8

CHEESE PIZZA $8 v

PEPPERONI PIZZA $8

PASTA AL POMODORO $8 v

PASTA AL BURRO $8 v

CREMOSO (gf) $9
Chocolate ganache, hazelnut mousse, hazelnut biscotto, chocolate sauce

TORTA DI PISTACCHIO $9
Nonna’s recipe pistacchio cake, whipped ricotta mousse and Nutella

DELIZIA DI BOSCO (gf) $9
Ricotta cheesecake & mix berries sauce

CANNOLI $9
Pastry Shell filled with ricotta and chocolate

MILLEFOGLIE $9
puff pastry, red wine poached pears, white chocolate and mascarpone mousse

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) $9
homemade seasonal flavors

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 $3.5
Espresso $3
Cappuccino $3.5
Latte $3
Hot Tea $3
Iced Tea $3
San Pellegrino Sparkling $5
Aranciata $3
Limonata $3
Soda $3

COCKTAILS

BELLINIS $8
peach nectar – mango – raspberry – passion fruit

ITALIAN SPRITZER $10
aperol, prosecco, club soda

ITALIAN DROP $10
vodka, limoncello, triple sec, lemon juice

SICILIAN MULE $10
vodka, grapefruit juice, lime juice, ginger beer

LIBERTY MANHATTAN $10
bourbon, antica sweet vermouth, luxardo apricot

KITCHEN COCKTAIL $10
vodka, strawberry, lemon juice, ginger beer, balsamic reduction

BELLA DONNA $10
gin, punt e mes, lemon juice, hibiscus

ISLANDER MOJITO $10
rum, mint, lime juice, club soda, mirto di sardinia

HOT AND FAMOUS $10
mezcal, aperol, yellow chartreuse, peppercorn infused tequila

PICANTE MARGARITA $10
tequila, triple sec, lime juice, peppercorn infused tequila

AMALFI $10
bourbon, chambord, raspberry, lemon juice, bitters, egg white

SANGRIA

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

WINE

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
ALBARINO, SALNEVAL – SPAIN $28
SAUVIGNON BLANC, GIESEN – N.Z. $7/$27
SAUVIGNON BLANC, ECHO BAY – N.Z. $32
VERMENTINO Rocca di Montemassi – Tuscany $9/35
RIESLING, BEX – GERMANY $7/$26
PINOT BLANC – Kettmeir – aldo adige $38
PINOT GRIGIO, CAPOSALDO – ITALY $7/27
PINOT GRIGIO, SANTA MARGHERITA – ITALY $44
FALAGHINA, Paternoster– ITALY $10/$42
GAVI, BATASIOLO – ITALY $8/$31
CHARDONNAY, BOGLE – CALIFORNIA $7/$27
CHARDONNAY, SONOMA CUTRER – RRR – sonoma $43
CHARDONNAY, CHATEAU MONTELENA WINNER OF JUDGMENT OF PARIS – NAPA $65
GRILLO, DONNAFUGATA – ITALY $34

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
SUPER TUSCAN Sassicaia – Tuscany $260
CHIANTI CLASSICO, TIZIANO – ITALY $10/$42
CHIANTI RIS., VOLPAIA – ITALY $42
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/$30
PINOT NOIR, BUENA VISTA – SONOMA $34
PRIMITIVO Masseria Altemura – Puglia $32
CABERNET, ST. FRANCIS – SONOMA $42
CABERNEThess select – north coast $9/$36
CABERNET, CHATEAU MONTELENA – NAPA $78
TEMPRANILLO RIOJA, VINO ZACO – SPAIN $28
MERLOT, THE VELVET DEVIL – WASHINGTON $8/$31
SANGIOVESE –  sassoregale ITALY $10/$42
PETITE SIRAH, BOGLE – LODI $8/$30
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

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

DESSERT WINE
TAWNY PORT, CROFT 10 YEAR $9
TAWNY PORT, CROFT 20 YEAR $12
VIN SANTO, VOLPAIA – ITALY $12
MOSCATO D’ASTI Batasiolo $8
FONSECA PORTO Late Bottled Vintage 2012 $10

BEER

BOTTLE $7
STONE RUINATION Double Ipa 12oz
CORONADO Orange weat 12oz
ALESMITH Nautical brown 12oz
BALLAST POINT SCULPIN Ipa 12oz
BALLAST POINT SCULPIN GRAPEFRUIT Ipa 12oz
STELLA ARTOIS 12oz
DUVEL, Belgian Blonde 12oz

DRAFT
beer of the month
BUONA FORCHETTA west coast IPA ABV 6.5
MORETTI Lager
BUONA FORCHETTA Blonde ABV 5.2

CANS $8
MODERN TIME Blazing world Amber 16oz
MODERN TIME Forunate Island 16oz
PIZZA PORT Chronic Amber 16oz
STONE Ripper Pale Ale 12oz

DIGESTIVI

$8

Averna
Cynar
Fernet Branca
Borghetti
Ramazzotti
Rabarbari
Sambuca
Black Sambuca
Limoncello
Amaretto
Frangelico
Grappa

CORKAGE $15