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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

Buona Forchetta Family Brings Gelati & Peccati to North Park

From Buona Forchetta Family comes Gelati & Peccati, a new walk up Roman-style pizza (pizza al taglio) and authentic Italian gelato spot opening in North Park this August. The first collaboration from Buona Forchetta founder Matteo Cattaneo and longtime employees Luca Zamboni and Giovanni Bonomi, the 800-square-foot shop is inspired by the ubiquitous and beloved pizza stands and corner gelato shops found throughout Italy.

Although Roman-style pizza has already made its debut at the Buona Forchetta location at Petco Park, Gelati & Peccati marks the first foray devoted solely to the pizza style for Buona Forchetta Family, whose namesake Buona Forchetta restaurants feature Neapolitan-style pizza made in hand-built wood-fired ovens. Rooted in Italian technique, Gelati & Peccati’s menu focuses strictly on pizza al taglio and gelato and will be both an all-day and late-night destination, serving 40 kinds of square-shaped, crispy-yet-airy crusted slices daily alongside 18 flavors of gelato, in an indoor-outdoor space.

Zamboni’s menu at Peccati, which is Italian for “sins,” will feature seven signature styles of pizza named after each deadly sin, including Ira (wrath) with ricotta, arugula and Calabrian ‘nduja and Lussuria (lust) with mozzarella, cacio cavallo, guanciale and fresh truffle.

Giovanni Bonomi’s gelato, made with high-quality, organic ingredients, will include unexpected sweet and savory flavors like Saffron Pistacchio Vanilla, Popcorn, Fig and Banana Caramel Walnut Brownie. A selection of plant-based flavors made with coconut and rice milks, as well as whole fruit sorbets will also be available.

Gelati & Peccati


10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday

10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday

3068 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92104

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