Buona Forchetta Building Nonprofit Breakfast Spot and Bakery in South Park
The new venture is replacing Rebecca’s Coffee House
Extensive expansion is in store for Buona Forchetta this year. In addition to opening more outposts of his popular Italian eatery in Encinitas and Coronado, owner Matteo Cattaneo is prepping to launch a wine bar and market in South Park and an offshoot in Petco Park. And he has even more in the works for South Park, where he purchased his first home after arriving from Italy and where his original Buona Forchetta has thrived since 2013: a breakfast restaurant and Italian bakery with a philanthropic component. The eatery will donate 100 percent of its profits to public schools in the San Diego Unified School District.