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Delfina
Delfina

Delfina

9.179 reviews
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Italian, Pizza
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3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 552-4055
http://www.delfinasf.com/
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Delfina is a bustling neighborhood trattoria in San Francisco’s Mission District, owned by Anne and Craig Stoll. Our dining room accommodates seventy people and features seating at an eight person ... Read more
dining counter and a five-stool wine bar.The food is Italian in spirit— elemental, seasonal cooking whose simple appearance belies its depth of flavor. It’s the kind of food you might find if a great Italian cook were lifted out of Italy and placed in California. Inspired by trattorias found throughout Italy, the menu changes daily, driven by the offerings of local producers. We cure many of our own meats and fish and make our own sausages, pastas, and gelato. Our desserts are made fresh daily. We are committed to using organic produce and sustainably- raised meats and fish whenever possible.

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Beverly Hills, California

One of the best places to dine in San Francisco. Great Italian food and great service

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Charred Neapolitan-style pizzas plus antipasti, salads & Italian wines attract hipster crowds

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Hayward, California

This well known Italian place in the city is known for its close to authentic Italian dinning experience. You usually have to make a reservation way ahead to time to get a table here. They also have their pizza establishment next to them which is always full. The ambience is nice and cozy however if you are like me a prefer more space between tables then this table does not cater to that. Their menu isnt extensive and if youre not versed with italian food and language you might have a difficult time figuring what to order.

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Brentwood, California

Absolutely terrific! Best pizza in the Bay Area (IMO). Get there early because the place literally has a line of people waiting...from the start of the day all the way until closing.

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Local from Civic Center, San Francisco, California

Ever popular pizzeria for locals and tourists. My favorite is Farina Pizzeria where all of the staff speaks Italian.

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San Jose, California, USA

Cute place casual vibe, great pasta ( the duck pasta is amazing) grilled octopus not as great as it could be, chicken dish is solid well made and very simple.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Pizzeria Delfina serves thin crust pizza focusing on fresh ingredients and a light layer of cheese.

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San Jose, California, USA

A solid rustic Italian restaurant . The vibe is great and busy . Service is friendly but a bit slow . Food was very good . The highlight for me was the roasted chicken that was excellent

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Heading to Pizzeria Delfina is like getting a taste of Italy right in San Francisco. The pizzas are great and they have a lovely wine list.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Limited menu for dinner with well priced offerings, especially given the quality of the food and its preparation.

Down to the eats:

- pre -drink cocktails.

- La Quercia Prosciutto Americano = warm, fluffy pastry puff with delicious prosciutto.

- Winter citrus = arugula, avocado (yummy!), fennel, and sea salt. Excellent!

- Quail and polenta = the quail meat's flavor was perfect. The polenta was even better!

- Butternut squash tortellini = still lingers in my head. It was THAT tasty!

- Panna cotta = vanilla rose rhubarb, blood orange, and jellies. Very light and refreshing.

- Almond dessert = the least favorite of the night. Simply too sweet for my taste.

I enjoyed my dinner at Delfina. Beyond that, the staff was friendly and very helpful. They deserve your visit if you're in the hood.

I hope you give this tasteful place a try. Cheers!

The simple things in life.

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Local from San Francisco

Beautiful restaurant. Food was awesome! My friend and I had this pizza, meatballs (omg you have to try it) Brussels sprout! So delish! Ambiance was cozy! I highly recommend it! If you are on 18th and Guerrero do stop by at this place!

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My absolute favorite place to go for pizza. Be warned though, you'll most likely have to wait for a table!

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New York City, New York State, USA

There are a ton of great Italian restaurants in San Francisco, but Delfina is by far my favorite. Restaurants tend to come and go in this city, and many bow to all of the latest trends, but the food and service at Delfina have remained consistently excellent for over a decade and a half. The menu changes regularly so it's hard to pick a favorite dish, but I would recommend any of the house-made pasta dishes. It's also wise to ask your server about his or her favorites.

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Lisbon

Amazingly good pizza with fresh ingredients. They say their secret ingredient is awesomeness.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Great Neapolitan style pizza in the Mission. I have a couple pizza-loving friends in the area, and while SF has quite a few delicious options for all types of pizza, this one tends to be mentioned in revered tone. I've assumed it's a bit of a pizza-mecca. Now that I've tried their pizza this past visit, I understand now why my friends love this place. Popular choices are the margherita and the salcicchia.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Delfina has a pizzeria for the masses and a upscale diner for couples/groups. super stuff.

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Sunnyvale, California, USA
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We saw on yelp that the wait is usually long, so my friend and I called in an order to go. Delicious thin crust pizzas and salads. We got the Margherita and an insalata tricolore. I loved the vinaigrette and cheese in the salad. We grabbed the food and walked over to Dolores Park to eat since the weather was beautiful!

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Palm Springs, California, USA

great pizza and pasta in a hip, noisy atmosphere. be prepared to wait in line no matter when you head there.

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Local from San Francisco, California

Best Pizza in San Francisco... and there is usually parking just around the corner. They don't take reservations, so there could be a wait.

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Local from Castro District, San Francisco, California

Waling distance from Liberty Street. One of the best Italian restaurants in San Francisco. You will need reservations.

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Aliases: Pizzeria Delfina - Mission, Delfina

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