Buona Forchetta Signs Lease for Former Rebecca’s in South Park, Transforming Space into Breakfast Restaurant & Italian Bakery to Benefit Public Schools
Matteo first fell in love with South Park as a recent transplant from Italy, when he and his wife purchased a home in the neighborhood and invested in a small corner lot with the intention of opening an intimate trattoria like those found in his hometown – a place that emphasized simple, fresh ingredients, a welcoming family-friendly ethos, and an approachable space that invited patrons to linger and connect, unhurried.
Recently, I was in Italy dining with Master Italian Chef Mario Cassineri. No wait, I was actually at Officine Buona Forchetta in Liberty Station, which is located in the Point Loma community of San Diego. Cooking from the heart, Cassineri serves up simple but universal dishes that remind me of my Italian home, initiating comfort food memories that will last a lifetime.
Restaurant founder Matteo Cattaneo joined forces with Cassineri (executive chef and partner of BiCE), to launch Officine Buona Forchetta. Driven by authentic Italian-inspired dishes, the menu draws from the original Buona Forchetta location in South Park, including their hard to beat Neapolitan-style pies, as well as upscale Northern Italian entree and dessert selections overseen by chefs Mario Cassineri, Francesca Peroncelli and Fernando Gorrino.
Workweek lunch is finally getting the love it deserves. Officine Buona Forchetta, the newly opened spin-off of the popular South Park pizzeria, has found a solution to your boxed lunch blues with their new prix fixe lunch menu. Crafted for the 9-to-5 crowds in and around Liberty Station, Officine’s two-course meal ushers in a new chapter for midday breakers by offering their award-winning Italian fare served up with a side of speedy service.