Forchetta returns

Sebastopol Italian making a comeback in February

jamilahAfter a run of pop-ups at Sebastopol’s Forchetta (6948 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol), Jamilah Nixon will reopen her Italian kitchen in February.

Since 2011, the former Lucy’s (proceeded by Jonathan Waxman’s West County Grill and Pizzavino 707) has been a two-part operation, with a casual pan-Asian eatery during the day and an upscale Italian restaurant at night. Forchetta went dark last fall, briefly hosting pop-ups from The Green Grocer and HiFive.

Nixon says, however, that the revamped Forchetta will focus more on family and budget-conscious dining in the evenings with pizzas, pastas and grilled entrees topping out at $16. More details as the opening date gets closer.