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Buona Forchetta San Clemente, San Clemente, CA

Buona Forchetta San Clemente

4.8
4.8
23 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Experience a piece of the Buona Forchetta San Diego heritage through authentic Italian recipes that have been handed down through generations. Today, there are five locations around San Diego, with our sixth opening this month in San Clemente, CA. Buona Forchetta’s Italian wood-fired pizzas—with the perfectly soft-yet-crispy crusts—continue to garner awards including San Diego Magazine Best Pizza 2023 Critic’s Choice, Gambero Rosso Best Pizzeria, Gayot Best Italian Restaurant San Diego, OpenTable Diner’s Choice and more. Our handmade pasta dishes bursting with rich flavors, fresh seafood specialities and decadent desserts will all leave you craving more. All Buona Forchetta locations also offer gluten-free Italian options and rotating specials.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 503-2842
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

23 Reviews
  1. Newport56

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful dinner! Been going to the one in Echo Park for years, nice to have one closer to home. Will go back... just a bit loud inside.

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  2. Robins

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s the best restaurant in SC by far Great people too

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  3. JenniferB

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Delicious food in a restaurant that’s so loud you can barely hear yourself think.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was excellent, staff was friendly, food was good, but the noise level was through the roof. If you go, eat outside!

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  5. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Italian food! Pizza was absolutely great. The dough they used was something else! great service as well. Food came out fast reservation worked perfectly fine. We got our table right away.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The price point for the flavor and quality is amazing. So glad to have this gem in our neighborhood.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant and so happy to have a San Clemente location. Staff was very friendly and food was great. Acoustics are a little off so the restaurant is quite load. Will definitely be a frequent diner.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around delicious and the service the best! Great place for double date night dinners.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, they only opened a week ago but it was perfection! Amazing service, such a warm family atmosphere. Food was excellent! Must get the Cacio e Pepe! We will be back all the time!!

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  10. NikkiM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bueona Forchetta was a wonderful surprise and we’re thrilled to call this “our favorite restaurant”. The team is excellent and the food was outstanding! Although I stated that it’s slightly loud, that’s only because it’s filled with great energy. We saw several families and friends having a wonderful time and this is a space that encourages joy. A must visit and enjoy the wonderfully prepared food.

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FAQs

Buona Forchetta San Clemente is rated 4.8 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Buona Forchetta San Clemente

1014 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    San Clemente
  • Hours of operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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