From Humble Beginnings;
Nolberto Berganza was born in Guatemala (located between the borders of Honduras and El Salvador) and moved to Washington DC in 1992 at the age of 16. Upon his arrival, Nolberto supported himself and his family by working two jobs, a landscaper by day and dishwasher by night.
At the age of 17, Nolberto decided to dedicate himself to the food industry. He started to work for well-known restaurants and hotels in Georgetown and downtown DC areas. During his time at restaurants and hotels such as; the Calamari Ristorante, Café Milano, Filomena Ristorante, The Beacon Hotel (formally known as The Governor's House Hotel) & Nage Bistro, he learned different techniques and cuisine styles (Italian, French & American).
In 2008, Nolberto and his family Moved to Hyattsville, MD. As his passion for food fueled his passion for learning, Nolberto became Chef de Cuisine for Noelia Italian Kitchen in the heart of Washington DC, five blocks away from the White House. His last position as Executive Task Force Chef (travel Chef) for Crescent Hotels & Resorts was based in Virginia but required him to travel to different states in the US.
After 25 years of hard work in the food industry, it was now time for that perseverance and dedication to take on another form. The opportunity to acquire an Italian Grill and Pizzeria from an Italian family in Wharton NJ came about. So after living in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia areas for almost 30 years, Nolberto and his family moved to New Jersey to pursue his dream.
La Forchetta Pizzeria and Italian Grill is now family owned and operated by the Berganza family. Located at 350 North Main Street, Suite 5, Wharton, NJ 07885. They are open for Lunch and Dinner and serve a full Italian menu featuring all types of Pizza, Hot and Cold Sandwiches, Antipasto, Soup, Pasta, Chicken, Veal, and Seafood Dishes.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, only Take Out, Curbside Pickup & Delivery service is available. Dine-In will be open in the near future. Catering for all occasions is also provided. For a delicious meal, stop by and order today!
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
Nolberto makes a commitment to each and every customer - better customer service, high quality products & fresh ingredients.
WHAT WE DO DIFFERENT HERE AT LA FORCHETTA PIZZERIA & ITALIAN GRILL
We cook from scratch with fresh ingredients! Our homemade soups such as our Escarole and Beans, Stracciatella, Pasta Fagioli & Tortellini in Brodo are prepared when you order. A little extra waiting time gives you much better flavor! We promise to give you home-made, quality food, because why would you want anything less? Spero di vederti presto!
Chef & Owner